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20 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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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?
Donaire – Back To The Drawing Board

Donaire – Back To The Drawing Board

By Matthew Hurley: There was a moment early on in the super bantamweight tussle between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux where Nonito’s face betrayed the worry that was beginning to plague his mind. Any excuses for his inability to catch and kill his elusive prey would have to wait until the final bell – unless he could catch lightening in a bottle. Donaire – Back To The Drawing Board
Timothy Bradley – Still Searching For Respect

Timothy Bradley – Still Searching For Respect

By Matthew Hurley: As Timothy Bradley awaited the judge’s decision after his gut-wrenching battle with Ruslan Provodnikov, conflicting emotions must have been running through his admittedly cluttered mind. As honest a fighter as there is in boxing, Bradley has suffered for respect and his dignity for the past year. Timothy Bradley – Still Searching For Respect
Timothy Bradley:  Where Have Ya Been?

Timothy Bradley: Where Have Ya Been?

By Matthew Hurley: On June 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Timothy Bradley struck gold, or fool’s gold, when he was awarded a dubious decision victory over WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. It was the kind of outcome that makes boxing fans roll their eyes in dismay. Timothy Bradley:  Where Have Ya Been?
SecondsOut Trainer of the Year – Robert Garcia

SecondsOut Trainer of the Year – Robert Garcia

By Matthew Hurley: With veteran trainer Freddie Roach experiencing his worst year in the corner and Fernando Beltrain concentrating primarily on one fighter, Juan Manuel Marquez, it was time for a member of the new guard to step out of the shadows and lay claim as the trainer to watch. Robert Garcia made himself known in 2011 and now, after a stellar 2012, he is SecondsOut Trainer of the Year. SecondsOut Trainer of the Year – Robert Garcia
Is Marquez Focusing Too Much On Muscle And Strength?

Is Marquez Focusing Too Much On Muscle And Strength?

By Matthew Hurley: As the most important fight of his career fast approaches, Juan Manuel Marquez is champing at the bit to get at Manny Pacquiao. Convinced that the only way he will finally put his controversial rivalry with the Filipino icon to rest is by knockout, ’Dinamita’ has been concentrating almost exclusively on the strength and power of his upper body. Is Marquez Focusing Too Much On Muscle And Strength?
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