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Adrien Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev a Relevant Bout at 140 Pounds

Adrien Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev a Relevant Bout at 140 Pounds

A few short years ago, Adrien Broner was viewed as one of the sport’s hottest young talents. He’d won world titles in three divisions by the time he was 24 and was hyped as the heir to Floyd Mayweather Jr. But that was then and this is now. Saturday night he battles once-beaten Khabib Allakhverdiev, [...]

September 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol Puts Spotlight on the Light Welterweight Division

Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol Puts Spotlight on the Light Welterweight Division

Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, long-time contender Lucas Matthysse faces undefeated Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC light welterweight title. In an era when fighters tends to make belts, rather than the other way around, Matthysse is a perfect example of a boxer who has become a star without ever holding [...]

September 29, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Johann Duhaupas Isn’t a Bum, but He Probably Wasn’t a Worthy Contender for Deontay Wilder

Johann Duhaupas Isn’t a Bum, but He Probably Wasn’t a Worthy Contender for Deontay Wilder

One thing I have a low level of patience for is when boxing fans refer to fighters as “bums.” Don’t get me wrong, there are fighters who do probably deserve the slur. Last April on the Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov undercard, I saw a soft-looking palooka with an 0-9 record fight. Dan Rafael told me he [...]

September 28, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

David Lemieux Sounding Confident as He Prepares for Gennady Golovkin

David Lemieux Sounding Confident as He Prepares for Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin has been the hottest attraction in the sport for the past three years. A 20-fight KO streak will do that for a fighter. The undefeated WBA champion has managed to develop into a pay-per-view headliner, even while being the most-avoided man in boxing. Make no mistake, it’s largely GGG’s reputation that will be [...]

September 25, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Golovkin-Lemieux Undercard to Feature Heavyweight Contender Bout

Golovkin-Lemieux Undercard to Feature Heavyweight Contender Bout

On September 22, HBO announced the final two undercard bouts for the Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux pay-per-view card in October. Undefeated Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz (22-0, 19 KOs) will face once-beaten Matias Ariel Vidondo (20-1-1, 18 KOs) and middleweight contender Tureano Johnson (18-1, 13 KOs) will meet Eamonn O’Kane (14-1-1, 5 KOs). With WBA champion GGG [...]

September 24, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Gerrie Coetzee Knocked Out Michael Dokes for the WBA Belt

On This Day in Boxing History: Gerrie Coetzee Knocked Out Michael Dokes for the WBA Belt

On this date in 1983, long-time heavyweight contender Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa finally succeeded in becoming a world champion in his third attempt, as he knocked out Michael Dokes in Round 10 of 15 to capture the WBA version of the belt. Of course, at this point in history, only one man was truly [...]

September 23, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Sean Monaghan to Face Don George in October

Sean Monaghan to Face Don George in October

On September 21, Francisco Salazar of Ring Online reported that Top Rank had confirmed undefeated light heavyweight Sean Monaghan would face Don George on October 16 in Brooklyn. The fight will be broadcast on Tru TV. A native of Long Beach, Monagham should have strong crowd support. At 34, Monaghan is way overdue for a [...]

September 22, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Shinsuke Yamanaka Set to Defend Bantamweight Belt Against Anselmo Moreno

Shinsuke Yamanaka Set to Defend Bantamweight Belt Against Anselmo Moreno

On Tuesday in Japan, undefeated WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka defends against top-rated veteran Anselmo Moreno. It won’t get a tremendous amount of attention in the United States, but this is an extremely relevant fight at the elite level. Yamanaka is the top 118-pound fighter in the world and even rated in the pound-for-pound top [...]

September 21, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Heavyweight Eddie Chambers Returning to Action in Atlantic City

Heavyweight Eddie Chambers Returning to Action in Atlantic City

Friday night in Atlantic City, former heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers returns to an American ring for the first time since 2013, when he lost to Thabiso Mchunu, in his only foray down to cruiserweight. “Fast Eddie” has always been a smaller heavyweight by modern standards, but his quick hands and sharp skills have allowed [...]

September 18, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Peter Quillin vs. Daniel Jacobs is a Great Matchup, but It’s No World Title Fight

Peter Quillin vs. Daniel Jacobs is a Great Matchup, but It’s No World Title Fight

In the era of alphabet soup insantity, world titles often mean little. It’s not unsual for a belt holder to emerge who is arguably not even in his division’s top 10. Peter Quillin and Daniel Jacob are both top 10 middleweights. And the fact that they are going to fight on December 5 is extremely [...]

September 17, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0