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On This Day in Boxing History: Jake LaMotta Captured the Middleweight Belt

On This Day in Boxing History: Jake LaMotta Captured the Middleweight Belt

On this date in 1949 in Briggs Stadium in Detroit, The Bronx Bull, Jake LaMotta, stopped Marcel Cerdan in Round 9 to capture the World Middleweight Championship. Cerdan had captured the title from the great Tony Zale in 1948, making him a national star in France. While he was champion, he had an affair with [...]

June 16, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Deontay Wilder and Nicholas Walter Highlight Huge Boxing Weekend: Recap for June 12 and 13

Deontay Wilder and Nicholas Walter  Highlight Huge Boxing Weekend: Recap for June 12 and 13

The second weekend in June was full of important fights featuring top names from bantamweight to heavy. On Friday night, light middleweight and former Cuban amateur star Erislandy Lara easily out-classed fringe contender Delvin Rodriguez 120-107 on all three cards. The southpaw Lara is one of the best technical fighters in the world and I [...]

June 15, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Deontay Wilder’s Defense Against Eric Molina This Weekend a Disappointment for the Sport

Deontay Wilder’s Defense Against Eric Molina This Weekend a Disappointment for the Sport

As somebody who earns money writing about boxing, it’s in my interest to see the sport get as big as possible. And throughout the centuries, boxing has inevitably been at its zenith when there was a heavyweight champion who captured the public imagination. It was true in the 1740s with Jack Broughton, just as it [...]

June 12, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Light Middleweight Contender Julian Williams in Action This Weekend

Light Middleweight Contender Julian Williams in Action This Weekend

On the undercard for Saturday night’s heavyweight clash between WBC belt-holder Deontay Wilder and Eric Molina, rising light middleweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams will return to action against Armen Ovespyan. Williams hails from Philadelphia, one of the greatest boxing cities on the planet, and is a product of that elite milleau. He started boxing at [...]

June 11, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Bernard Hopkins Beat Antonio Tarver for the Light Heavyweight Title

On This Day in Boxing History: Bernard Hopkins Beat Antonio Tarver for the Light Heavyweight Title

Nine years ago today at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Bernard Hopkins inaugurated the second chapter of his legendary career when he beat Antonio Tarver for the lineal light heavyweight title. After forging one of the best resumes in the history of the middleweight division, Hopkins had dropped back-to-back fights against Jermain Tarver in 2005. [...]

June 10, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Larry Holmes Beat Ken Norton for the Heavyweight Crown

On This Day in Boxing History: Larry Holmes Beat Ken Norton for the Heavyweight Crown

On this date in 1978 in Las Vegas, Larry Holmes edged Ken Norton by split decision in one of the greatest heavyweight title fights in history, to capture the WBC belt. Fighting through extreme heat, both men fought past the point of fatigue and battled to the wire in Round 15, relying on sheer will [...]

June 9, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Weekend Recap: Miguel Cotto Crushed Daniel Geale

Weekend Recap: Miguel Cotto Crushed Daniel Geale

There’s an old saying that “a good big man will beat a good small man.” But Saturday night in Brooklyn, Miguel Cotto showed what a great small man can do against a good big man when he walked through middleweight contender Daniel Geale and stopped him in Round 4. Cotto came into the bout as [...]

June 8, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Confident Big Man: Jarrell Miller Looking to Make His Mark at Heavyweight

Confident Big Man: Jarrell Miller Looking to Make His Mark at Heavyweight

Two nights before boxing superstar Miguel Cotto fights in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, Dmitriy Salita’s Star of David Promotions presented a card at the Paramount Center, headlined by heavyweight hopeful and Brooklyn native Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller. Miller defeated Damon McCreary by Round 2 TKO, improving his record to 13-0-1 with XX KOs. At [...]

June 5, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Ricky Hatton Stopped Kostya Tszyu

On This Day in Boxing History: Ricky Hatton Stopped Kostya Tszyu

Ten years ago today, Ricky Hatton stopped Kostya Tszyu in 11 rounds to win the IBF and lineal welterweight title. It was the breakout win of Hatton’s career, transforming him from an extremely popular domestic star in the United Kingdom to a legitimate player on the world stage. It would be Tszyu’s last fight. Tszyu [...]

June 4, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Thomas Hearns Beat Virgil Hill for the Light Heavyweight Title

On This Day in Boxing History: Thomas Hearns Beat Virgil Hill for the Light Heavyweight Title

On this day in 1991, Thomas Hearns handed Virgil Hill his first professional loss to claim the WBA light heavyweight title. Hearns would fight at least once a year for the rest of the 1990s and fought his last pro fight in 2006. But the win over Hill remains the last great victory of his [...]

June 3, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0