“The Night Of The Young Heavyweights” Proved Memorable For A Few Reasons: Tua, Golota, Briggs

Andrew Golota - Briggs, who was seen by many as the next champ, was 25-0 when he entered the ring to face Darroll Wilson, a decent fighter who was unbeaten himself, having a couple of draws on his record. Briggs was forced to quit on his stool after three rounds. It was a big upset and an even bigger disappointment for the Brooklyn man. Briggs claimed he suffered an asthma attack and was unable to carry on. The two never had a rematch. Briggs did manage to regroup, later becoming the lineal champ by controversially decisioning George Foreman. Wilson was soon flattened by Tua, in a round, but he did later give guys like Ray Mercer (L10) and Oliver McCall (KOby4) decent fights.

Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 15th 1996.

An exciting heavyweight card dubbed “Night Of The Young Heavyweights” took place on this day in 1996, and the three main events all proved memorable in their own … read full article ““The Night Of The Young Heavyweights” Proved Memorable For A Few Reasons: Tua, Golota, Briggs”

Imagine: Deontay Wilder defends against the best of the ’90’s heavyweight contenders – Ruddock, Tua, Golota, Ibeabuchi

Andrew Golota - It's universally agreed that reigning WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder is a most exciting fighter, a very powerful and dangerous fighter, and a very determined fighter (Deontay could easily have quit in pain having suffered the hand and arm injuries he picked up in his win over Chris Arreola last summer).

It’s universally agreed that reigning WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder is a most exciting fighter, a very powerful and dangerous fighter, and a very determined fighter (Deontay could easily have quit in pain having suffered … read full article “Imagine: Deontay Wilder defends against the best of the ’90’s heavyweight contenders – Ruddock, Tua, Golota, Ibeabuchi”