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16 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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Andre Berto Squeaks by Luis Collazo In A Thriller

Andre Berto Squeaks by Luis Collazo In A Thriller

By Matthew Hurley: In a spirited battle at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi Andre Berto retained his WBC welterweight boxing world title by a unanimous decision over Luis Collazo by scores of 114-113 twice by judges Larry Ingle and Garry Ritter and an absurd 116-111 call by judge Bill Clancy. Andre Berto Squeaks by Luis Collazo In A Thriller
Shane Mosley – It’s Been A Bumpy, Thrilling Ride

Shane Mosley – It’s Been A Bumpy, Thrilling Ride

By Matthew Hurley

When last we saw Shane Mosley he was capping off a sloppy fight against unorthodox Ricardo Mayorga with a wicked last ditch assault that saw him knock out the wild swinging Nicaraguan with a vicious left hook at the one second mark of the final round. Shane Mosley – It’s Been A Bumpy, Thrilling Ride
The Heavyweights – Looking For Some Clarity

The Heavyweights – Looking For Some Clarity

By Matthew Hurley

There was a dichotomy at play when Wladimir Klitschko pounded out an impressive victory over perennial contender and former heavyweight boxing champion Hasim Rahman. At first glance, Dr Steelhammer’s many detractors had to nod in approval at the systematic way the hulking Ukrainian went about his business. The Heavyweights – Looking For Some Clarity
Has De La Hoya’s Shtick Gotten Old?

Has De La Hoya’s Shtick Gotten Old?

By Matthew Hurley

As the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight approaches and the publicity machine ratchets it up another notch Oscar, the savvy veteran with dozens of these media blitzes under his belt, has metamorphosed into the confidently contained sound-bite machine he has perfected over the years. Has De La Hoya’s Shtick Gotten Old?
A Boxing Scribes Night With The UFC

A Boxing Scribes Night With The UFC

By Matthew Hurley

In its infancy the world of mixed martial arts that I would see late at night on ESPN held no interest for me. I found it to be slap-dash and amateurish and subsequently ignored its refinement over the years. A Boxing Scribes Night With The UFC
Hatton vs. Malignaggi: Does The Hitman Have Any Ammunition Left?

Hatton vs. Malignaggi: Does The Hitman Have Any Ammunition Left?

By Matthew Hurley

After losing in his bid to claim the WBC welterweight title from Floyd Mayweather in 2007 Ricky Hatton finally came to the reasonable conclusion that he was not and never will be comfortable at 147 pounds. Hatton vs. Malignaggi: Does The Hitman Have Any Ammunition Left?
Kelly Pavlik Attempts To Regroup

Kelly Pavlik Attempts To Regroup

By Matthew Hurley

The accolades Bernard Hopkins is now receiving for his master class performance against Kelly Pavlik are all warranted. The wily old veteran proved most of us wrong yet again. Kelly Pavlik Attempts To Regroup
De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao: A Super Fight in Question

De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao: A Super Fight in Question

By Matthew Hurley

In the weeks leading up to the WBA welterweight world boxing championship bout between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito rumors abound as to whom Oscar De La Hoya would choose as his dance partner in what was alleged to be his final fight in December. De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao: A Super Fight in Question
“Four Kings”: George Kimball Chronicles Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran

“Four Kings”: George Kimball Chronicles Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran

By Matthew Hurley

This past Sunday at Nuff Ced McGreevy’s Third Base Saloon on Boylston Street in Boston, USA legendary writer George Kimball signed copies of his superb new boxing book Four Kings. Kimball has written for the Village Voice, the Phoenix, Rolling Stone and the Boston Herald from which he retired in 2005 after twenty-five years. “Four Kings”: George Kimball Chronicles Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran
Shane Mosley’s Final Surge

Shane Mosley’s Final Surge

By Matthew Hurley

As Shane Mosley concludes preparations for his September 27th bout with Ricardo Mayorga the fighter who brazenly adopted the nickname ‘Sugar’ realizes that he is in the final stages of a hall of fame worthy career. Shane Mosley’s Final Surge
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