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 Thu, 28 May 2015 01:03:25 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 360 Affino 5 RSS Generator info@secondsout.com Mayweather – Pacquiao:  Will The Fight Exceed The Hype? http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--pacquiao--will-the-fight-exceed-the-hype <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb1" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--pacquiao--will-the-fight-exceed-the-hype"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5845/010FloydMayweatherandMannyPacquiao.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser1" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: As the biggest fight of his career approaches Manny Pacquiao seems as content, perhaps even as happy, as he’s ever appeared before one of his bouts. His love for boxing became infectious during his rise to the top. Ever grinning, always bouncing, his enthusiasm and unflappable persona has also seemingly affected his opponent Floyd Mayweather. </div> </div> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:18:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--pacquiao--will-the-fight-exceed-the-hype Movie Review:  Champs http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/movie-review--champs <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb2" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/movie-review--champs"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5841/HopkinsKovalevWeighInHoganphotos2.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser2" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: The new film Champs, written and directed by Bert Marcus, is a fascinating portrait of three of the most compelling fighters of the last thirty years – Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins. </div> </div> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:32:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/movie-review--champs SecondsOut Pound For Pound Rankings For February http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-rankings-for-february <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb3" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-rankings-for-february"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5840/015FloydMayweathervsMarcosMaidana.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser3" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: The Secondsout pound for pound list for February remains unchanged from the month of January. However, there were two moves of significance in the sport that could alter the rankings in the coming months. </div> </div> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 07:59:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-rankings-for-february Secondsout Pound-For-Pound List For December http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-list-for-december <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb4" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-list-for-december"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5839/004FloydMayweather1.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser4" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: Secondsout.com’s pound-for-pound list for the month of December consists of three main moves among the ten fighters ranked. On the strength of his three recent victories over Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley and most recently Chris Algieri, Manny Pacquiao has regained the number two position behind Floyd Mayweather. </div> </div> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 10:33:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-list-for-december Pacquiao Needs To Look Spectacular http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-needs-to-look-spectacular <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb5" style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-needs-to-look-spectacular"><img src="http://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/5839/PacquiaoAndAlgieriwillbefacingeachotheronNov22.jpg" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="5" /></a></div> <div id="ItemTeaser5" style="float:left;"> By Matthew Hurley: Despite the fact that his upcoming welterweight fight against Chris Algieri will probably be the lowest rated pay per view event in his career, Manny Pacquiao is in a must win situation. </div> </div> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:22:00 +0000 http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-needs-to-look-spectacular Gennady Golovkin’s Dilemma http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/gennady-golovkins-dilemma <div style="display:block;"> <div id="ImageThumb6" 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="ItemTeaser6" 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="ImageThumb7" 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="ItemTeaser7" 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="ImageThumb8" 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="ItemTeaser8" 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="ImageThumb9" 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="ItemTeaser9" 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="ImageThumb10" 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="ItemTeaser10" 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