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21 AUGUST 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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Countdown To Hatton – Pacquiao

Countdown To Hatton – Pacquiao

By Matthew Hurley: When Manny Pacquiao forced Oscar De La Hoya to retire on his stool after eight ridiculously one-sided rounds the vast majority of people who had picked against the ‘Pac Man’ that night sat up, blinked and began comparing the Filipino whirlwind to all time greats like Henry Armstrong. Countdown To Hatton – Pacquiao
The Ongoing Heavyweight Mess

The Ongoing Heavyweight Mess

By Matthew Hurley: When I sat down this past Friday night to watch a come-backing Samuel Peter take on rising contender Eddie Chambers I didn’t know quite what to expect. The Ongoing Heavyweight Mess
David Haye: This Generation’s Evander Holyfield?

David Haye: This Generation’s Evander Holyfield?

By Matthew Hurley: He’s brash, he’s exciting to watch and now that he’s entered the heavyweight ranks he’s potentially vulnerable. That vulnerability coupled with his hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners style has made David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye a welcome addition to a division desperate for someone to shake things up. David Haye: This Generation’s Evander Holyfield?
Juan Manuel Marquez – Ready For Diaz But Still Seeking Pacquiao

Juan Manuel Marquez – Ready For Diaz But Still Seeking Pacquiao

By Matthew Hurley: After losing a split decision to Manny Pacquiao in a spirited rematch of their 2004 draw Juan Manuel Marquez was understandably livid. Once again the master boxer proved a near unsolvable puzzle for the Filipino whirlwind. Juan Manuel Marquez – Ready For Diaz But Still Seeking Pacquiao
Margarito’s Situation Brings Back Bad Memories

Margarito’s Situation Brings Back Bad Memories

By Matthew Hurley

In light of the recent controversy surrounding the hand wraps of Antonio Margarito and whether or not chief cornerman Javier Capetillo applied a “plaster-like” substance to the wraps before Shane Mosley’s trainer Naazim Richardson demanded they be rewrapped, subsequently discovering the apparent transgression, thoughts of many turned to a shameful boxing night in a packed Madison Square Garden back in 1983. Margarito’s Situation Brings Back Bad Memories
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
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