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21 APRIL 2014

 

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. He has also worked with the USA Boxing amateur program. His first book on boxing, Ringside Reflections, was published in December of 2012. Ringside Reflections can be purchased at Amazon.com. Matthew lives in Quincy, Massachusetts.



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Bradley – Pacquiao II:  More Intriguing The Second Time Around

Bradley – Pacquiao II: More Intriguing The Second Time Around

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. Bradley – Pacquiao II:  More Intriguing The Second Time Around
Looking Back At Donald Curry

Looking Back At Donald Curry

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. Looking Back At Donald Curry
SecondsOut Upset of the Year 2013: Gonzalez Tko 1 Mares

SecondsOut Upset of the Year 2013: Gonzalez Tko 1 Mares

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. SecondsOut Upset of the Year 2013: Gonzalez Tko 1 Mares
Pacquiao Fighting For Survival

Pacquiao Fighting For Survival

By Matthew Hurley: As the promotional machine behind Manny Pacquiao’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? Pacquiao Fighting For Survival
Who’s Next?

Who’s Next?

By Matthew Hurley: And so the Mayweather Express chugs along. In the final analysis, at least from this corner, Floyd Mayweather’s performance against overmatched Saul Alvarez was one of the most brilliant he has ever put on display. He looked unbeatable. Who’s Next?
Interview – Al Bernstein

Interview – Al Bernstein

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. Interview – Al Bernstein
NOW It's A Worthy Pay-Per-View

NOW It's A Worthy Pay-Per-View

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. NOW It's A Worthy Pay-Per-View
Wladimir Klitschko’s Tenuous Legacy

Wladimir Klitschko’s Tenuous Legacy

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. Wladimir Klitschko’s Tenuous Legacy
Mayweather – Alvarez:  Superfight Or Wishful Thinking?

Mayweather – Alvarez: Superfight Or Wishful Thinking?

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. Mayweather – Alvarez:  Superfight Or Wishful Thinking?
Pacquiao – Rios:  What's Not To Like?

Pacquiao – Rios: What's Not To Like?

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. Pacquiao – Rios:  What's Not To Like?
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