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Ranking the Heavyweight Division 1-6

Ranking the Heavyweight Division 1-6

While Deontay Wilder holds the WBC version of the heavyweight championship, there’s no room for reasonable debate about who holds the true heavyweight crown in professional boxing. Wladimir Klitschko has the lineal, WBA, WBO and IBF versions of the belts. He’s been a dominant force at the top of the division for almost this entire [...]

July 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Carlos Monzon Fought His Last Bout

On This Day in Boxing History: Carlos Monzon Fought His Last Bout

On this date in 1977, Carlos Monzon of Argentina beat Rodrigo Valdez in Monte Carlo by unanimous decision to retain his undisputed middleweight championship of the world. It was the final fight of Monzon’s legendary career. Monzon had battered Valdez 13 months earlier, to add the Columbian’s WBC belt to his own lineal and WBA [...]

July 29, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux Set for October 17

Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux Set for October 17

So far in this decade, Gennady Golovkin has been the sport’s most avoided fighter. Sergio Martinez didn’t want any part of GGG when he reigned as the lineal champion at 160 pounds and Miguel Cotto has been no more anxious to face the Kazakhstan native since deposing of Martinez last year. While Golovkin has been [...]

July 28, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Yunieski Gonzalez Gets Robbed but Makes Statement at Light Heavyweight

Yunieski Gonzalez Gets Robbed but Makes Statement at Light Heavyweight

Saturday night in Las Vegas on HBO, unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev made a mandatory defense against the IBF’s idea of a No. 1 contender in Nadjib Mohammedi, knocking the Frenchman out in three rounds. It was a joke of a fight. Mohammedi is a respectable, second-tier contender at 175 pounds who had none [...]

July 28, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Seriously, Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto?

Seriously, Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto?

There’s been something like disbelief among boxing fans this week in response to the TMZ report that Floyd Mayweather will indeed face Andre Berto in September, in the final bout on his current contract, in what could be the last fight of his career. After Mayweather easily handled Manny Pacquiao last May, it is certainly [...]

July 24, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Nadjib Mohammedi is NOT A Legitimate Contender

Nadjib Mohammedi is NOT A Legitimate Contender

The purpose of this blog is not to disparage light heavyweight contender Nadjib Mohammedi. The Frenchman has campaigned for a decade as a professional boxer. He’s had 40 fights and won 37 of them. All true fans should have respect for what he’s accomplished in the sport. But to proclaim him the No. 1 contender [...]

July 22, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Gene Fullmer Was Born

On This Day in Boxing History: Gene Fullmer Was Born

On this day in 1931, “Cyclone” Gene Fullmer was born in West Jordan, Utah. Although Utah is hardly known as a boxing hot bed, Fullmer would go on to become the middleweight champion of the world during a very competitive era. Fullmer launched his career in 1951 and won his first 29 fights, including a [...]

July 21, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Flash Elorde Beat Sandy Saddler

On This Day in Boxing History: Flash Elorde Beat Sandy Saddler

On this day in 1955, Flash Elorde upset world featherweight champion Sandy Saddler in a non-title fight. The win launched Elorde’s career on the international level. Elorde had turned professional while still a teenager, losing two of his first 14 fights and drawing in another. But by the mid-1950s, he had developed into a tough [...]

July 20, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Middleweight Antoine Douglas Highlights This Weekend’s Shobox

Middleweight Antoine Douglas Highlights This Weekend’s Shobox

One of the most promising rising contenders in the middleweight division, Antoine Douglas, fights on Showtime’s Shobox Series this Saturday night, from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Douglas is 17-0-1 with 11 KOs and faces fellow unbeaten, Istvan Szili of Hungary. I saw three of Doulgas’ first 10 fights back in 2013, from ringside [...]

July 16, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Emile Griffith Beat Dick Tiger

On This Day in Boxing History: Emile Griffith Beat Dick Tiger

Two of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of the 1960s fought on this day in 1970, with Emile Griffith handing a decision loss to Dick Tiger in the final fight of Tiger’s career. Griffith would continue to compete until 1977, but the only truly notable fighter he beat after Tiger was middleweight contender Bennie Briscoe, in [...]

July 15, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0