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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

Floyd Mayweather is Who We Thought He Was

Floyd Mayweather is Who We Thought He Was

It is not unusual for me to watch a big-time boxing match, enjoy it thoroughly, and not realize until I check onto social media after the fact that the fight in question was, in fact, “a dud.” It happened when Saul Alvarez fought Erislandy Lara. I had Lara winning a close fight, but concede his [...]

May 4, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 3

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are Finally Going to Get it On!

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are Finally Going to Get it On!

As somebody who has been writing about and reading about boxing nearly every day for the past five years, it is honestly a bit surreal to me to realize that in a matter of hours, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will actually climb into the ring together. I wrote off any possibility of the fight [...]

May 1, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Mike Tyson Calls Floyd Mayweather “Small, Scared Man”

Mike Tyson Calls Floyd Mayweather  “Small, Scared Man”

There are a lot of boxing fans that don’t have any use for Floyd Mayweather, and apparently the same can be said for some all-time great fighters as well. Muhammad Ali comes to mind, and we can add Mike Tyson to that list too. Floyd recently stated that he thinks he’s better than Ali and [...]

April 30, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Eddie Mustafa Muhammad Was Born

On This Day in Boxing History: Eddie Mustafa Muhammad Was Born

On this day in 1952, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad was born in Brooklyn, under the name Eddie Lee Gregory. As Mustafa Muhammad, he would become a world champion and the trainer of world champions. As an amateur, Mustafa Muhammad won the New York City Golden Gloves at 147 pounds in 1971 and 1972. This was during [...]

April 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Money Means More to Mayweather Than Being Undefeated

Money Means More to Mayweather Than Being Undefeated

In case you haven’t noticed, Floyd Mayweather is fond of money. You’ve probably also gathered that he’s fond of winning too. But if he had to put one against the other, he’d side with the money. His millions mean more to him than his undefeated record, in case you weren’t able to figure that out. [...]

April 29, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines, Hot Seat 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Bernard Hopkins Stopped Segundo Mercado to Capture the IBF Middleweight Belt

On This Day in Boxing History: Bernard Hopkins Stopped Segundo Mercado to Capture the IBF Middleweight Belt

On this day in 1995, Bernard Hopkins stopped Segundo Mercado in seven rounds to claim the vacant IBF middleweight title. It was a rematch of a December 1994 bout between the two, which had ended in a draw. Hopkins was an unlikely champion. He had been sentenced to prison at 17 and taken up boxing [...]

April 29, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: The Toy Bulldog, Mickey Walker, Passed Away

On This Day in Boxing History: The Toy Bulldog, Mickey Walker, Passed Away

On this day in 1980, one of the greatest boxing stars of the 1920s and early 1930s, Mickey Walker, passed away at the age of 79. Walker was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1901 and in 1922 beat fellow Hall of Famer Jack Britton for the welterweight championship. In 1925, Walker challenged legendary middleweight [...]

April 28, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Will Bryant Jennings’ Stock Rise in Defeat?

Will Bryant Jennings’ Stock Rise in Defeat?

I doubt anybody who watched heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko beat Bryant Jennings in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night will argue that the challenger from Philadelphia deserved to win. But after a spirited effort in defeat, Jennings’ stock might continue to edge upwards anyway. Klitschko has been untouchable for over a decade and hasn’t had [...]

April 27, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko Returns to the Mecca of Boxing: Preview for April 24 and 25

Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko Returns to the Mecca of Boxing: Preview for April 24 and 25

The boxing action this weekend kicks off on Friday night in Chicago, as Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Series broadcasts another card from UIC Pavilion on Spike. Middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs will face Caleb Truax in what the WBA has the audacity to bill as a “world title fight.” For some reason the WBA seems to [...]

April 24, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0