Matthew Hurley http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley Matthew Hurley has been writing about boxing for twelve years. He is a full time member of the Boxing Writers Association Of America and a voting member for the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. en SecondsOut.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:04:50 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 360 Affino 5 RSS Generator info@secondsout.com Bradley – Pacquiao II: More Intriguing The Second Time Around http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/bradley--pacquiao-ii--more-intriguing-the-second-time-around <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb1" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/bradley--pacquiao-ii--more-intriguing-the-second-time-around"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5830/PacquiaoBradleyLAPC140204001a_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: It would be hard to ever notice any trace of bitterness or hostility in Manny Pacquiao. Outside the ring he is the consummate gentleman who never seems to have a negative word for anyone not named Floyd Mayweather. </div> </div> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:06:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/bradley--pacquiao-ii--more-intriguing-the-second-time-around Looking Back At Donald Curry http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/looking-back-at-donald-curry <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb2" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/looking-back-at-donald-curry"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5829/DonCurryagainstLloydHoneyghan_lxth.jpeg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: It was a left hook from hell. One of the most precise knockout punches thrown in a major bout in the 1980s. And once it found its target, Milton McCrory, the WBC welterweight champion, collapsed in dramatic fashion, as it appeared as though his body fell apart in sections. </div> </div> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:40:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/looking-back-at-donald-curry SecondsOut Upset of the Year 2013: Gonzalez Tko 1 Mares http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-upset-of-the-year-2013-gonzalez-tko-1-mares <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb3" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-upset-of-the-year-2013-gonzalez-tko-1-mares"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5824/JhonnyGonzalezruinsGoldenBoysb_lxth.jpeg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: One punch was all it took for rising star Abner Mares’s boxing world to be knocked off its axis. In the Secondsout Upset of the Year veteran Mexican banger and former two-time featherweight titlist and bantamweight titleholder, Johnny Gonzalez stopped Mares in the first round of their WBC featherweight scrap. </div> </div> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:39:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-upset-of-the-year-2013-gonzalez-tko-1-mares Pacquiao Fighting For Survival http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-fighting-for-survival <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb4" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-fighting-for-survival"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5826/image001_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: As the promotional machine behind Manny Pacquiao&rsquo;s comeback fight against Brandon Rios on November 23 at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China kicks into high gear, the prevailing question remains, just how much does the aging Filipino icon have left? </div> </div> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:23:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-fighting-for-survival Who’s Next? http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/whos-next <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb5" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/whos-next"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5824/CANELOMAYWEATHER4_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: And so the Mayweather Express chugs along. In the final analysis, at least from this corner, Floyd Mayweather&rsquo;s performance against overmatched Saul Alvarez was one of the most brilliant he has ever put on display. He looked unbeatable. </div> </div> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:10:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/whos-next Interview – Al Bernstein http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/interview--al-bernstein <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb6" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/interview--al-bernstein"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5810/Generic2_lxth.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser6" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: For an entire generation of boxing fans Al Bernstein has been a mainstay on our television screens. His work at ESPN and major pay-per-view bouts in the 1980s, such as Hagler – Hearns, endeared this personable broadcaster to a wide audience. </div> </div> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:40:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/interview--al-bernstein NOW It's A Worthy Pay-Per-View http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/now-its-a-worthy-pay-per-view <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb7" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/now-its-a-worthy-pay-per-view"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5797/ArgentineSluggerLucasMatthysse_lxth.jpeg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser7" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: Although I’ve been critical of the upcoming Floyd Mayweather – Saul Alvarez superfight in September, most of my consternation was based on the possibility of yet another 12 round boxing lesson from Money Mayweather, shakily propped up by yet another tedious undercard. </div> </div> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:20:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/now-its-a-worthy-pay-per-view Wladimir Klitschko’s Tenuous Legacy http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/wladimir-klitschkos-tenuous-legacy <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb8" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/wladimir-klitschkos-tenuous-legacy"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5813/WladimirKlitschkoGunsFor60Wins_lxth.jpeg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser8" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: The heavyweight championship reign of Wladimir Klitschko continues to roll along. The hulking Ukrainian will defend his belts for the umpteenth time on October 5th against Alexander Povetkin – an accomplishment well worth celebrating. And yet his monotonous style, however brilliantly executed, has left many boxing fans cold. </div> </div> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 07:34:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/wladimir-klitschkos-tenuous-legacy Mayweather – Alvarez: Superfight Or Wishful Thinking? http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--alvarez--superfight-or-wishful-thinking <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb9" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--alvarez--superfight-or-wishful-thinking"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5819/MayweatherAlvarezkickofftourin1_lxth.jpeg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser9" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: Am I the only one who is not overly excited by the upcoming Floyd Mayweather, Saul Alvarez bout? The minute this fight was announced it was greeted with what seemed to be, at first, a sigh of relief and then the pounding of the drums for boxing’s next superfight. </div> </div> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:22:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--alvarez--superfight-or-wishful-thinking Pacquiao – Rios: What's Not To Like? http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao--rios--whats-not-to-like <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb10" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao--rios--whats-not-to-like"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5815/WOODSYSTOPTENPOUNDFORPOUNDLIST1_lxth.jpeg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser10" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: In the aftermath of Manny Pacquiao’s brutal knockout loss to arch rival Juan Manuel Marquez there were many who began calling for the Pac Man to hang up his gloves. But Pacquiao never had any intention of walking away from a sport he loves and a profession that brings him millions of dollars. Is he damaged goods after that loss? Only getting back in the ring will answer that question. </div> </div> Tue, 21 May 2013 06:49:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao--rios--whats-not-to-like