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Welterweight Rankings for July 2015

Welterweight Rankings for July 2015

Keith Thurman’s TKO of Luis Collazo threw yet another spotlight on the always competitive welterweight division. the 147-pound division contains some of the most exciting talent in the sport. This is definitely the case in the current scene, with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather campaigning there, along with some of the most exciting young stars. My [...]

July 13, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Randy Turpin Beat Sugar Ray Robinson in London

On This Day in Boxing History: Randy Turpin Beat Sugar Ray Robinson in London

On this day in 1951, Randy Turpin upset Sugar Ray Robsinon to capture the Middleweight Championship of the World. At the time, Robinson had lost just once in his career, to Jake LaMottoa (who celebrates his 94th birthday today!) in 1943. At the time of his loss to Turpin, Robinson had gone undefeated for over [...]

July 10, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Mauricio Herrera vs. Hank Lundy: Cross Roads Fight for Both Men

Mauricio Herrera vs. Hank Lundy: Cross Roads Fight for Both Men

Two of the more experienced fighters in the light welterweight division will meet up in a must-win fight Saturday night in Los Angles, when Hank Lundy faces Mauricio Herrera. The fight will be broadcast on HBO Latino. Lundy comes in with a record of 25-4-1, with 12 KOs. His most recent fight was a loss [...]

July 9, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

The WBO Strips Floyd Mayweather: Business As Usual, But Not Good Business

The WBO Strips Floyd Mayweather: Business As Usual, But Not Good Business

Earlier today, the World Boxing Organization stripped Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the welterweight title he won from Manny Pacquiao last May. Officially, Mayweather had until last Friday afternoon to pay the WBO a sanctioning fee and declare his weight division (Mayweather currently owns a collection of title belts from the 147-pound and 154-pound divisions). The [...]

July 8, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

This Day in Boxing History: Ezzard Charles Was Born

This Day in Boxing History: Ezzard Charles Was Born

On this day in 1921, the Cincinnati Cobra, Ezzard Charles, was born in Georgia. Charles would emerge in the years after World War II as a heavyweight champion and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport. Charles achieved his first major success as a boxer in the amateur ranks, when he captured a [...]

July 7, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Boxing Matches That Should Happen Before the End of 2015

Boxing Matches That Should Happen Before the End of 2015

The year is now half gone and we’ve been treated to some outstanding fights so far. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally fought, too, but that was mostly a treat for Floyd’s bank account. The rest of the year should be even better. Especially if we get to seee these five fights: 1. Nicholas Walters [...]

July 7, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Creed Extends the Rocky Storyline and Brings Boxing Back to the Big Screen

Creed Extends the Rocky Storyline and Brings Boxing Back to the Big Screen

Boxing has always been a natural for the movies. A fighter’s preparation to enter the ring for singular combat with a worthy adverasary is the closest thing the sporting world provides to the mythological archetype of the Hero’s Journey. No films have been more closely associated with the sport than the Rocky Franchise. Rocky I [...]

July 3, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Today in 1958: Joe Jeannette Passed Away

Today in 1958: Joe Jeannette Passed Away

On this day in 1958, Joe Jeannette died at 78 years of age. Jeannette is one of the best fighters to never win a world championship, and even though he was never a world champion, he still deserves to rank among the top 20 to 25 heavyweights of all time. Jeannette was a contemporary and [...]

July 2, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Carlos Ortiz Knocked Out Sugar Ramos

On This Day in Boxing History: Carlos Ortiz Knocked Out Sugar Ramos

On this day in 1967, Carlos Ortiz stopped Sugar Ramos in four rounds to retain the World Lightweight Title. It was a rematch of their October 1966 bout, won by Ortiz via Round 5 TKO. Ortiz was the great lightweight champion of the 1960s and one of the best boxers ever from Puerto Rico. His [...]

July 1, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Championship Rounds Add Drama

Championship Rounds Add Drama

In November 1982, when I was 11 years old and in grade six, I watched the Ray Mancini-Duk Ku Kim fight on CBS. It was an afternoon fight, held in Cesar’s Palace, one of the iconic, outdoor venues of the era. The fight contained all the elements of a classic. The little-known Kim battled heroically, [...]

June 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0