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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

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