By Thomas Hauser
A Hurting Sport marks the 10th annual quantity of Thomas Hauser’s boxing articles to be released via the college of Arkansas Press. each year, readers, sportswriters, and critics alike stay up for those collections. In 2014, Booklist saw, “This annual sequence detailing the yr in boxing will be a spotlight, not just for enthusiasts of the game but in addition if you savour journalistic acumen and fashionable prose.”
different sportswriters have known as Hauser “the dean of fightwriters” (TheSweetScience.com) and “our craft’s so much celebrated practitioner” (15Rounds.com). His readers name him one of many final actual champions in boxing and one of many best possible who has ever written approximately this sport.
A Hurting Sport maintains this practice of excellence with a behind-the-scenes recounting of 2014’s greatest fights, a glance at Floyd Mayweather’s behavior out and in of the hoop, research of struggle impresario Al Haymon’s burgeoning empire, and masses extra.
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If you keep yourself in a good position, most of the time you’ll control the fight. Sergio’s footwork is reckless. He’s all over the place. Miguel can take advantage of that. And I think Miguel can beat Martinez down the middle. Sergio’s defense is not all that good. If you exchange with him, let your hands go, he’s very hittable. Chavez didn’t do that until the last round, and you saw what happened when he did. ” On the issue of size and power, Cotto declared, “It’s not about gaining the weight.
June 22—Paulie Malignaggi vs. Adrien Broner, Seth Mitchell vs. Johnathon Banks . . September 30—Michael Perez vs. Miguel Zuniga, Sadam Ali vs. Jay Krupp . . December 7—Paulie Malignaggi vs. Zab Judah, Devon Alexander vs. Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara vs. Austin Trout, Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell. Golovkin is the best fighter in that group. But Barclays had a credible claim to the more impressive line-up. 2014 began with fight cards at both sites within the span of five days. First, on January 25, HBO telecast a doubleheader from Madison Square Garden featuring Mikey Garcia vs.
He’s a nice young man. His comeback from cancer is an inspiring story. I wish him every success. Outside the ring, he carries himself like a champion. Maybe someday he’ll be a champion inside the ring too. But right now, he isn’t. *** On October 15, 2014, Heather Hardy (10-0 with 2 knockouts) fought Crystal Hoy at B. B. ” Hoy came into the bout on a five-fight winless streak and had won two of her last eleven outings dating back to 2005. When asked what qualified Hoy to fight for a WBC championship, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman told this writer, “Whatever I respond, you will write what you imagine and whatever you want to relay to your readers.