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On This Day in Boxing History: Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti Meet for the First Time

On This Day in Boxing History: Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti Meet for the First Time

On this day in 2002, one of the most celebrated slugfests of this century took place at the Monhegan Sun Casino when Micky Ward outlasted Arturo Gatti by Round 10 majority decision. Ward and Gatti were regular participants in Fight of the Year classics during this era. Their first and third meetings were Fights of [...]

May 19, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Big Drama Show in The Forum: Weekend Boxing Review for May 16

Big Drama Show in The Forum: Weekend Boxing Review for May 16

Fighting before a sold-out crowd in one of boxing’s most historic venues, Gennady Golovkin and Roman Gonzalez recorded flashy knockout victories in what continues to be an oustanding boxing year. I am one of many fans and writers who has been calling for years for one of the American networks to bring Roman Gonzalez to [...]

May 18, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Gennady Golovkin’s “Big Drama Show” Returns

Gennady Golovkin’s “Big Drama Show” Returns

Boxing returns to one its great historical venues on Saturday night, as HBO broadcasts Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title defense vs. Willie Monroe Jr. from the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. GGG comes into the bout riding a 19-fight KO streak and for his career is 32-0 with 29 KOs. The Olympic silver medalist has been [...]

May 15, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Game of Crowns: A Look at the Middleweight Division

Game of Crowns: A Look at the Middleweight Division

Boxing fans of a certain age are fond of talking about the good old days, when there was only one world champion. The truth is, you would have to be a pretty old fan to remember those days. The WBC and WBA split off as competing sanctioning organizations in the early 1960s. Still, for the [...]

May 14, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Louis was Born

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Louis was Born

On this day in 1914, one of the most iconic sports’ heroes in American history, Joe Louis, was born in Chambers County, Alabama. Louis is one of a handful of professional athletes who had a cultural impact transcends sports and makes him one of the most important figures in U.S. History. Few individuals have been [...]

May 13, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Gans Won the Lightweight Title

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Gans Won the Lightweight Title

On this day in 1902, Joe Gans knocked out Frank Erne in Round 1 to capture the lightweight championship. It was a rematch of their fight from the previous year, when Gans had been forced to retire after Round 11 with a badly cut eye. The victory made Gans the first black world boxing champion [...]

May 12, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Canelo Alvarez Stops James Kirkland in a Shootout

Canelo Alvarez Stops James Kirkland in a Shootout

A week ago, the entire world stopped to turn its attention to boxing, as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally climbed into the ring together. The result, a one-sided decision for Mayweather, did not exactly surprise knowledgeable fans. But the more casual crowd was disappointed to see a strategic chess match in place of an [...]

May 11, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mayweather v Pacquiao PPV Orders Expected to Surpass 5 Million

Mayweather v Pacquiao PPV Orders Expected to Surpass 5 Million

The masses say boxing is dead, but a week later, we’re still talking about the the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Perhaps that has more to do with gripes, but the fact remains: we’re still talking about it. Say what you will about Mayweather, but he gets people to watch his fight. He’s polarizing. To that end, he [...]

May 8, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines, Hot Seat 0

Canelo Alvarez Set to Battle James Kirkland

Canelo Alvarez Set to Battle James Kirkland

Last weekend was the biggest boxing weekend in a generation. The weekend before, heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko fought on U.S. soil for the first time in seven years, when he beat Bryant Jennings. The weekend before that, Lucas Matthysse got by Ruslan Provodnikov by majority decision in 2015’s likely Fight of the Year. Boxing is [...]

May 8, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Diego Corrales Stopped Jose Luis Castillo in an All-Time Classic

On This Day in Boxing History: Diego Corrales Stopped Jose Luis Castillo in an All-Time Classic

Exactly 10 years ago today, the greatest boxing match of this century took place in Las Vegas, as Diego Corrales came back to stop Jose Luis Castillo in Round 10. The victory unified Corrales’ WBC lightweight title with Castillo’s WBO belt and made him the lineal champion at 135 pounds. After nine brutal rounds of [...]

May 7, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0