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, 03 Sep 2014 05:47:02 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 360 Affino 5 RSS Generator info@secondsout.com Gennady Golovkin’s Dilemma http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/gennady-golovkins-dilemma <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb1" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/gennady-golovkins-dilemma"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5826/007GolovkinandAblevictoryIMG7957.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: With all the lunacy that goes on in boxing it’s always refreshing when a brilliant talent comes along. It’s even better when that fighter is a complete professional and a good guy to boot. </div> </div> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:13:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/gennady-golovkins-dilemma Pacquiao Continues Pay Per View Nonsense http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-continues-pay-per-view-nonsense <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb2" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-continues-pay-per-view-nonsense"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5827/PacquiaoRiosweighin131123003a.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: Now that Manny Pacquiao versus Chris Algieri is a done deal, the PacMan officially revealed himself to be Bob Arum’s puppet on a string. No, this is not as bad as Colonel Tom Parker ripping apart his only client Elvis Presley over nearly twenty-one years but it begs the question, who would Manny be fighting on November 22 had he not signed a contract extension through 2016? </div> </div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:06:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-continues-pay-per-view-nonsense Mayweather’s Diminishing Returns   http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweathers-diminishing-returns-- <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb3" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweathers-diminishing-returns--"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5834/MayweathervsMaidana11.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: As it became apparent that Floyd Mayweather would fill one of the final slots in his ridiculously lucrative Showtime contract with a rematch against Marcos Maidana in September, a collective eye roll spread among many in the boxing world. </div> </div> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweathers-diminishing-returns-- Interview:  Iceman John Scully http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/interview--iceman-john-scully <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb4" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/interview--iceman-john-scully"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5835/HOF2012.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: “The wait in the dressing room before a professional boxing match – that last hour – could be enough to strip a man who never boxed before of whatever pride, desire and heart he THOUGHT he had.” So says Iceman John Scully. </div> </div> Mon, 26 May 2014 16:27:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/interview--iceman-john-scully Mayweather – Maidana:  Let The Buyer Beware http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--maidana--let-the-buyer-beware <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb5" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--maidana--let-the-buyer-beware"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5831/MayweatherJrtakesthepodium.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: Marcos Maidana is without question one of the most exciting fighters to watch in boxing. A rough and tumble brawler who always brings it and then leaves it in the ring. He is deserving of a big payday, and he’ll finally get one on May 3 against Floyd Mayweather. </div> </div> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:28:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--maidana--let-the-buyer-beware 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="ImageThumb6" 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="ItemTeaser6" 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="ImageThumb7" 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="ItemTeaser7" 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="ImageThumb8" 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="ItemTeaser8" 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="ImageThumb9" 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="ItemTeaser9" 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="ImageThumb10" 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="ItemTeaser10" 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