By Thomas Hauser
A Hurting Sport marks the 10th annual quantity of Thomas Hauser’s boxing articles to be released by means of the college of Arkansas Press. each year, readers, sportswriters, and critics alike look ahead to 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 additionally if you savor journalistic acumen and fashionable prose.”
different sportswriters have referred to as Hauser “the dean of fightwriters” (TheSweetScience.com) and “our craft’s such a lot celebrated practitioner” (15Rounds.com). His readers name him one of many final actual champions in boxing and one of many absolute best who has ever written approximately this sport.
A Hurting Sport keeps this practice of excellence with a behind-the-scenes recounting of 2014’s largest 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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That didn’t sway me. Further to that point, according to CompuBox, Algieri outlanded Provodnikov in every round but the twelfth (when Ruslan had a 13-to-11 margin). But “punches landed” aren’t dispositive of scoring issues. This is professional boxing, not amateur competition. Like knockdowns, hard punches should be weighted more heavily than pitty-pats. For example, in round one, Algieri had an 18-to-14 edge in punches landed. And everyone in the arena scored that round 10–7 in favor of Provodnikov.
If Floyd Mayweather disputes that notion, let him fight Gennady at 154 pounds. Trust me; Floyd won’t. A HURTING SPORT 39 In 2014, the fights kept coming in New York. New York Notes Boxing fans know all about the rivalry between Top Rank and Golden Boy. Also, HBO versus Showtime. But in New York, there’s another nascent competition: Madison Square Garden versus Barclays Center. ” That time is long gone. But until recently, The Garden was the premier destination for big fights in The Big Apple. Last year, Barclays challenged that notion.
This time, she relied on her legs; circling, countering, and getting off first, all of which was made easier by the fact that Hoy appeared to not know how to cut off the ring. The action was brisk but also repetitive. The rounds blurred together. Virtually everyone who watched Hardy-Hoy saw Heather as the clear winner. Ring judge Joe Pasquale might not have been watching. He scored the bout 95–95. The other two judges scored it for Hardy by 100–90 and 99–91 margins. One hopes for Heather’s sake that someday she has a legitimate championship fight.
A Hurting Sport: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing by Thomas Hauser