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The Picture at Light Welterweight is Unclear but Exciting

The Picture at Light Welterweight is Unclear but Exciting

Last week on this site I wrote about the situation in boxing’s light heavyweight division, where just one fight would yield that rare unicorn: a true, undisputed champion. Sergey Kovalev holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts while lineal champion Adonis Stevenson hangs onto the WBC strap. One fight would end any possible debate over [...]

April 16, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas “the Hitman” Hearns Went to War

On This Day in Boxing History: Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas “the Hitman” Hearns Went to War

On this day 30 years ago, the most exciting seven minutes and 52 seconds in boxing history took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Marvelous Marvin Hagler defended his undisputed middleweight title with a Round 3 knockout of Thomas Hearns. It was a showdown between two of the greatest stars of boxing’s last golden age [...]

April 15, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Pacquiao Would Like to Be Mayweather’s Friend

Pacquiao Would Like to Be Mayweather’s Friend

Even though Manny Pacquiao’s corner has been doing the majority of the talking as we lead up to the big fight on May 2, Manny harbors no hard feelings towards Floyd Mayweather. In fact, Pacquiao would love to be Floyd’s friend. As he told Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones today on “Highly Questionable,” Manny [...]

April 14, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing 0

Terence Crawford Leaves His Showmanship in the Ring

Terence Crawford Leaves His Showmanship in the Ring

Undefeated, 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford returns to the ring Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, when he faces once-beaten Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO light welterweight title. This is one of the early spring fights that fans have been waiting for, as Crawford has the potential to develop into one of boxing’s [...]

April 14, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Boxing Recap for the Weekend of April 11

Boxing Recap for the Weekend of April 11

Boxing Recap for the Weekend of April 11 It was a big weekend in boxing around the globe and action started off in Moscow on Friday night, when WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev defended his belt with a unanimous decision over Youri Kayembre Kalenga. Cruiserweight is a division that could very much use some unification [...]

April 13, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson Headlines Boxing Weekend

Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson Headlines Boxing Weekend

We’re heading into a big boxing weekend across the globe. On Friday, April 10, in Moscow, Denis Lebedev defends the WBA version of the cruiserweight title against Youri Kayembre Kalenga. Lebedev is a solid, world-class fighter, who has lost to only Guillermo Jones and Marco Huck. He’s been one of the top 200-pound fighters on [...]

April 10, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson Highlights Boxing’s Alphabet Soup Morass

Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson Highlights Boxing’s Alphabet Soup Morass

Al Haymon’s Professional Boxing Championship Series returns to NBC this Saturday, with a card broadcast from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Both televised fights have promising potential. Unbeaten light welterweight Danny Garcia will face tough veteran Lamont Peterson and unbeaten middleweight Peter Quillin will battle WBO belt holder Andy Lee. Those are two well matched fights between [...]

April 9, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Spotlight on the Light Heavyweight Division

Spotlight on the Light Heavyweight Division

Last weekend’s boxing action in Quebec City highlighted the current prominence of boxing’s light heavyweight division, as WBC and lineal champion Adonis Stevenson defended his belt against Sakio Bika and rising star Artur Beterbiev smashed former light heavyweight belt holder Gabriel Campillo inside of four rounds. We’re not yet looking at a situation like we [...]

April 8, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Sugar Ray Leonard Beat Marvelous Marvin Hagler

On This Day in Boxing History: Sugar Ray Leonard Beat Marvelous Marvin Hagler

The most historically important boxing match of the last 30 years took place on this day in 1987, as Sugar Ray Leonard came out of retirement to capture the undisputed middleweight title from Marvelous Marvin Hagler, via split decision. Leonard was the golden boy of boxing’s last golden age. He won Olympic gold in Montreal [...]

April 6, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in History: Benny Leonard Was Born

On This Day in History: Benny Leonard Was Born

Today, Manhattan’s lower east side is a playground for hipsters with trust funds and young lions from the financial industry, looking for a bit of night life. But in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a slum, packed tight with Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. It was into this neighborhood in 1896 [...]

April 6, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0