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01 OCTOBER 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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Gennady Golovkin’s Dilemma

Gennady Golovkin’s Dilemma

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. Gennady Golovkin’s Dilemma
Pacquiao Continues Pay Per View Nonsense

Pacquiao Continues Pay Per View Nonsense

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? Pacquiao Continues Pay Per View Nonsense
Mayweather’s Diminishing Returns  

Mayweather’s Diminishing Returns  

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. Mayweather’s Diminishing Returns  
Interview:  Iceman John Scully

Interview:  Iceman John Scully

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. Interview:  Iceman John Scully
Mayweather – Maidana:  Let The Buyer Beware

Mayweather – Maidana:  Let The Buyer Beware

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. Mayweather – Maidana:  Let The Buyer Beware
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?
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