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Game of Crowns: A Look at the Middleweight Division

Game of Crowns: A Look at the Middleweight Division

Boxing fans of a certain age are fond of talking about the good old days, when there was only one world champion. The truth is, you would have to be a pretty old fan to remember those days. The WBC and WBA split off as competing sanctioning organizations in the early 1960s. Still, for the [...]

May 14, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Louis was Born

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Louis was Born

On this day in 1914, one of the most iconic sports’ heroes in American history, Joe Louis, was born in Chambers County, Alabama. Louis is one of a handful of professional athletes who had a cultural impact transcends sports and makes him one of the most important figures in U.S. History. Few individuals have been [...]

May 13, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Gans Won the Lightweight Title

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Gans Won the Lightweight Title

On this day in 1902, Joe Gans knocked out Frank Erne in Round 1 to capture the lightweight championship. It was a rematch of their fight from the previous year, when Gans had been forced to retire after Round 11 with a badly cut eye. The victory made Gans the first black world boxing champion [...]

May 12, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Canelo Alvarez Stops James Kirkland in a Shootout

Canelo Alvarez Stops James Kirkland in a Shootout

A week ago, the entire world stopped to turn its attention to boxing, as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally climbed into the ring together. The result, a one-sided decision for Mayweather, did not exactly surprise knowledgeable fans. But the more casual crowd was disappointed to see a strategic chess match in place of an [...]

May 11, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mayweather v Pacquiao PPV Orders Expected to Surpass 5 Million

Mayweather v Pacquiao PPV Orders Expected to Surpass 5 Million

The masses say boxing is dead, but a week later, we’re still talking about the the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Perhaps that has more to do with gripes, but the fact remains: we’re still talking about it. Say what you will about Mayweather, but he gets people to watch his fight. He’s polarizing. To that end, he [...]

May 8, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines, Hot Seat 0

Canelo Alvarez Set to Battle James Kirkland

Canelo Alvarez Set to Battle James Kirkland

Last weekend was the biggest boxing weekend in a generation. The weekend before, heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko fought on U.S. soil for the first time in seven years, when he beat Bryant Jennings. The weekend before that, Lucas Matthysse got by Ruslan Provodnikov by majority decision in 2015’s likely Fight of the Year. Boxing is [...]

May 8, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Diego Corrales Stopped Jose Luis Castillo in an All-Time Classic

On This Day in Boxing History: Diego Corrales Stopped Jose Luis Castillo in an All-Time Classic

Exactly 10 years ago today, the greatest boxing match of this century took place in Las Vegas, as Diego Corrales came back to stop Jose Luis Castillo in Round 10. The victory unified Corrales’ WBC lightweight title with Castillo’s WBO belt and made him the lineal champion at 135 pounds. After nine brutal rounds of [...]

May 7, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Victor Galindez Edges Yaqui Lopez in a Light Heavyweight Classic

On This Day in Boxing History: Victor Galindez Edges Yaqui Lopez in a Light Heavyweight Classic

On this day in 1978, Victor Galindez retained the WBA light heavyweight title via hotly disputed decision over Yaqui Lopez. It was a rematch of their September 1977 title fight, which Galindez had also won by controversial decision. The late 1970s and early 1980s was a true golden era in the light heavyweight division and [...]

May 6, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Mayweather Open to Pacquiao Rematch

Mayweather Open to Pacquiao Rematch

If your first thought following Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was “rematch!”, you were definitely in the minority. Even though the fight went as anticipated by those who are familiar with Floyd’s fighting style, people were so turned off by what many consider to be a snooze-fest. But as it turns out, Mayweather is willing to [...]

May 6, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Eder Jofre Caps Off a Comeback for the Ages

On This Day in Boxing History: Eder Jofre Caps Off a Comeback for the Ages

On this day in 1973, Eder Jofre defeated Jose Legra to capture the featherweight championship. The win came nearly eight full years after Jofre had dropped the bantamweight title to Fighting Harada by split decision and seven years after Jofre had lost to Harada in a rematch. Jofre represented Brazil in the 1956 Olympics and [...]

May 5, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0