Thursday 13th December 2018,
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Boxing

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

Bryant Jennings Will Look to Shock the World Against Wladimir Klitschko

Bryant Jennings Will Look to Shock the World Against Wladimir Klitschko

Although boxing fans are already looking ahead in anticipation to May 2, when the long-awaited dream fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally takes place, an outstanding appetizer will take place the week before, when dominant heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko defends his title in the United States for the first time in seven years. [...]

April 4, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Mayweather – Pacquiao Fight to Cost $99 For PPV

Mayweather – Pacquiao Fight to Cost $99 For PPV

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s May 2 megafight is sure to break every single monetary record possible. To that end, the PPV buy is right on track. If you’d like to enjoy the fight from the comfort of your own living room, be prepared to pay $99 to watch it in HD. If that seems [...]

April 2, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing 0

Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov: A Can’t-Miss Fight

Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov: A Can’t-Miss Fight

While the entire sporting world looks ahead to May 2 and the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather super fight, hardcore boxing fans have not looked past April 18. That’s the date when light welterweights Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov face off at Turning Stone Casino, in Verona, New York. While Pacquiao and Mayweather is the fight fans [...]

April 2, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Emile Griffith Knocks Out Benny Paret to Claim the Welterweight Crown

On This Day in Boxing History: Emile Griffith Knocks Out Benny Paret to Claim the Welterweight Crown

On this day in 1961, one of boxing’s most famous and, ultimately, tragic trilogies kicked off in Miami, as Emile Griffith beat Benny “the Kid” Paret by Round 13 KO to capture the welterweight championship. The victory made Griffith the first world champion ever from the Virgin Islands. Almost six months later, on September 30, [...]

April 1, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Muhammad Ali Pulling For Pacquiao Over Mayweather

Muhammad Ali Pulling For Pacquiao Over Mayweather

Everyone with an opinion will voice it as get closer to the May 2 Mayweather vs. Pacquiao showdown. That includes fans, pundits, and apparently former fighters as well. Namely, The Champ: Muhammad Ali. According to Ali’s daughter, he is pulling for Pacquiao. This may be driven by personal reasons as it sounds like Ali is [...]

March 31, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Ken Norton Broke Muhammad Ali’s Jaw

On This Day in Boxing History: Ken Norton Broke Muhammad Ali’s Jaw

On this day, in 1973, Ken Norton beat Muhammad Ali via 12-round split decision, giving the great champion his second career loss. Norton broke Ali’s jaw in Round 2, forcing him to fight the rest of the way in excruciating pain. Frazier is Ali’s most famous rival, but an argument could be made that Norton [...]

March 31, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Gary Russell Jr. Knocks Out Jhonny Gonzalez

Gary Russell Jr. Knocks Out Jhonny Gonzalez

Gary Russell Jr. was a 2008 Olympian and the 2011 Prospect of the Year. His blazing speed and uncanny ring awareness have long given him the look of a blue chipper. But the slow, cautious pace of his development has caused him to drift out of the spotlight in the past few years. When he [...]

March 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Manny Pacquiao Buys Diddy’s LA Mansion For $12.5M and Fight Tickets

Manny Pacquiao Buys Diddy’s LA Mansion For $12.5M and Fight Tickets

Diddy Combs had his Los Angeles-area mansion on the market and received multiple offers. One offer was from Manny Pacquiao, but perhaps it wasn’t the best offer. Pacquiao ultimately won the bidding, enabling him to buy the home from Diddy for $12.5 million. But what set it over the top? Four tickets to his May [...]

March 27, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

Weekend Boxing Preview for March 28, 2015

Weekend Boxing Preview for March 28, 2015

The final weekend in March will be a relatively slow one at the world-class level, but there are still a number of intriguing fights taking place across the globe. In England, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will make his first defense of the belt he won from Shawn Porter last August, when he faces Ionut [...]

March 27, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0