http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurleyMatthew 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.enMatthew HurleySecondsOut.comThu, 27 Aug 2015 20:38:29 -0100http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssinfo@secondsout.comMatthew Hurleyhttp://www.secondsout.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/Icon/Logo/contact_generic_2008.jpghttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley360http://www.affino.comhttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--pacquiao--will-the-fight-exceed-the-hypeMayweather – Pacquiao:  Will The Fight Exceed The Hype?<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--pacquiao--will-the-fight-exceed-the-hypehttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/movie-review--champsMovie Review:  Champs<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/movie-review--champshttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-rankings-for-februarySecondsOut Pound For Pound Rankings For February<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-rankings-for-februaryhttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-list-for-decemberSecondsout Pound-For-Pound List For December<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/secondsout-pound-for-pound-list-for-decemberhttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-needs-to-look-spectacularPacquiao Needs To Look Spectacular<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-needs-to-look-spectacularhttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/gennady-golovkins-dilemmaGennady Golovkin’s Dilemma<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/gennady-golovkins-dilemmahttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-continues-pay-per-view-nonsensePacquiao Continues Pay Per View Nonsense<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/pacquiao-continues-pay-per-view-nonsensehttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweathers-diminishing-returns--Mayweather’s Diminishing Returns  <div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweathers-diminishing-returns--http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/interview--iceman-john-scullyInterview:  Iceman John Scully<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/interview--iceman-john-scullyhttp://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--maidana--let-the-buyer-bewareMayweather – Maidana:  Let The Buyer Beware<div style="display:block;"><div 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 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 +0000http://www.secondsout.com/columns/matthew-hurley/mayweather--maidana--let-the-buyer-beware