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A Hurting Sport: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing by Thomas Hauser

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 wait for those collections. In 2014, Booklist saw, “This annual sequence detailing the yr in boxing could be a spotlight, not just for fanatics of the game but in addition in the event you get pleasure from journalistic acumen and fashionable prose.”

different sportswriters have referred to 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 absolute best who has ever written approximately this sport.

A Hurting Sport keeps this custom 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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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. There were three fight cards at Madison Square Garden in 2013; all of them in the smaller venue known as The Theater, not the main arena. The headline attractions on those cards were: January 19—Gennady Golovkin vs. Gabriel Rosado, Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia, Roman Martinez vs. Juan Carlos Burgos . . April 20—Tyson Fury vs. Steve Cunningham, Curtis Stevens vs.

Last year, Barclays challenged that notion. There were three fight cards at Madison Square Garden in 2013; all of them in the smaller venue known as The Theater, not the main arena. The headline attractions on those cards were: January 19—Gennady Golovkin vs. Gabriel Rosado, Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia, Roman Martinez vs. Juan Carlos Burgos . . April 20—Tyson Fury vs. Steve Cunningham, Curtis Stevens vs. Derrick Findley . . November 2— Gennady Golovkin vs. Curtis Stevens, Magomed Abdusalamov vs.

Composed, collected, imperturbable. Choose your adjective. Thus, the shock on Buffer’s face was telling as he stood in the ring at Barclays Center on June 14, 2014, and reviewed the judges’ scorecards one last time before announcing the decision at the end of twelve rounds of action between Ruslan Provodnikov and Chris Algieri. Provodnikov, a 6-to-1 betting favorite, had scored two first-round knockdowns and been the aggressor throughout the fight. Algieri had spent much of the evening in retreat as a one-eyed fighter.

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