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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

A Focused, “Mature” Floyd Mayweather Prepares for Manny Pacquiao

A Focused, “Mature” Floyd Mayweather Prepares for Manny Pacquiao

With only nine days to go before his long-awaited showdown with Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather hosted an international media call on Thursday afternoon. The pound-for-pound king was much more subdued than the flashy “Money May” persona that fans have come to associate with him. Mayweather refused to respond to questions about the rampant trash talking [...]

April 23, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 1

On This Day in Boxing History: Michael Moorer Beat Evander Holyfield for the Heavyweight Crown

On This Day in Boxing History: Michael Moorer Beat Evander Holyfield for the Heavyweight Crown

It was 21 years ago today, in 1994, that Michael Moorer climbed off from the canvas and battled back to capture the IBC, WBA and lineal heavyweight titles from Evander Holyfield. Moorer had previously reigned as a dominant light heavyweight champion and had captured the vacant WBO heavyweight title in 1992 in a war against [...]

April 22, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Bernard Hopkins Looks to Expand Legacy Beyond Boxing

Bernard Hopkins Looks to Expand Legacy Beyond Boxing

At the final press conference for the Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov fight last week, I had the opportunity to sit down for a nice chat with boxing legend Bernard Hopkins. Talking with Hopkins is always as informative as it is entertaining. Hopkins built his legacy in the sport from the mid-90s to the early part of [...]

April 21, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Lucas Matthysse Battles Past Ruslan Provodnikov in Verona

Lucas Matthysse Battles Past Ruslan Provodnikov in Verona

For a boxing writer, life doesn’t get any better than it was for me last Saturday night, when I found myself ringside in the press section at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, for the leading Fight of the Year candidate between Lucas “Machine” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov. Boxing fans knew [...]

April 20, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Potential Fight of the Year: Boxing Preview for the Weekend of April 16-18

Potential Fight of the Year: Boxing Preview for the Weekend of April 16-18

The boxing weekend got off to an early start on Thursday night, with WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka stopping challenger Diego Ricardo Santillan in Round 7 in Osaka. The win allowed Yamanaka to maintain his perfect record. Friday night in Tijuana, undefeated super flyweight Ivan Morales puts his 27-0 record on the line against Ruben [...]

April 17, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0