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28 JULY 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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Book Review:  "Hit Man – The Thomas Hearns Story"

Book Review: "Hit Man – The Thomas Hearns Story"

By Matthew Hurley: One of the most egregious mistakes a writer can make in a biography of a famous person occurs in the editing process. Once the work is completed you have to go back and triple check your facts and, please oh please, spelling. It’s easy to let things slide in the first couple of drafts because you want to get the words and your passion for your subject down on paper. Book Review:  "Hit Man – The Thomas Hearns Story"
Foreman’s Courage Serves Him Well

Foreman’s Courage Serves Him Well

By Matthew Hurley: There is something truly inspiring when an athlete discovers the depths of his will and desire in the face of near insurmountable odds. For a boxer that moment of truth usually comes with a great deal of pain. It’s what separates a pretender from the real thing. Foreman’s Courage Serves Him Well
More Pay Per Views?  Say It Ain’t So!

More Pay Per Views? Say It Ain’t So!

By Matthew Hurley: I was in Las Vegas last weekend for the Mayweather –Mosley fight and planned on being at the MGM Grand to take in the festivities. Circumstances found me at The Mirage Hotel, a ways down the strip, for the closed circuit telecast instead. In the end I was glad I watched the fight with a near sell out crowd of real fight fans in The Mirage Ballroom rather than the tepid crowd of high rollers that sauntered into the MGM Grand for the main event. More Pay Per Views?  Say It Ain’t So!
Thomas Hearns: An All Too Familiar Story

Thomas Hearns: An All Too Familiar Story

By Matthew Hurley: In his book Four Kings author George Kimball concludes his tale of Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran with a where are they now summary. Thomas Hearns: An All Too Familiar Story
Which Shane Mosley Will Show Up?

Which Shane Mosley Will Show Up?

By Matthew Hurley: As the super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Sugar Shane Mosley approaches most of the questions surrounding the bout pertain to the thirty-eight year old Mosley. Despite a night of renewed glory against Antonio Margarito in January of 2009 one wonders if that overwhelming performance was merely a mirage. Which Shane Mosley Will Show Up?
Shane Mosley Finally Gets His Super Fight

Shane Mosley Finally Gets His Super Fight

By Matthew Hurley: It took nearly 16 months but Sugar Shane Mosley finally got the big fight he had been pining for since destroying Antonio Margarito way back in January of 2009. The fact that his bout against Floyd Mayweather on May 1st comes as something of a consolation prize for jaded fight fans in the aftermath of the disintegration of the proposed Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao fight should really be a non-issue. Shane Mosley Finally Gets His Super Fight
A Round Of Applause For Jermain Taylor

A Round Of Applause For Jermain Taylor

By Matthew Hurley: Jermain Taylor’s announcement that he would bow out of Showtime’s Super Six Word Boxing Classic in the wake of his vicious knockout loss to Arthur Abraham came as a relief. A Round Of Applause For Jermain Taylor
SecondsOut Promoter Of The Year – Top Rank Inc.

SecondsOut Promoter Of The Year – Top Rank Inc.

By Matthew Hurley: Although there is still plenty of room for criticism when it comes to the two leading candidates for “Promoter of the Year” Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. survived 2009 relatively unscathed, at least in the crazy world of professional prize-fighting. The same cannot be said for Golden Boy Promotions, which saw several recently signed prospects and veterans suffer surprising losses or bolt from the company. SecondsOut Promoter Of The Year – Top Rank Inc.
In Demand:  Mayweather – Pacquiao

In Demand: Mayweather – Pacquiao

By Matthew Hurley: After dismantling Miguel Cotto in customary exciting fashion the buzzing sellout crowd of over 16,000 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas began to chant, “We want Floyd! We want Floyd! We want Floyd!” And it wasn’t simply the delirious Filipino fans that had just witnessed their hero reach yet another plateau in his remarkable career; it was boxing fans in general. In Demand:  Mayweather – Pacquiao
Cotto And Pacquiao Gear Up For The Fight Of The Year

Cotto And Pacquiao Gear Up For The Fight Of The Year

By Matthew Hurley : When the fight was announced the two combatants were coming off markedly different performances. One frighteningly dominant, the other a test of wills that came down to a scant few points on the judges scorecards. One fighter seemed to be leap-frogging the perilous climb to pound-for-pound supremacy while the other seemed to be finding slippery wet patches as he struggled onward and upward. Cotto And Pacquiao Gear Up For The Fight Of The Year
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