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 collage of Arkansas Press. each year, readers, sportswriters, and critics alike look ahead to those collections. In 2014, Booklist saw, “This annual sequence detailing the 12 months in boxing will be a spotlight, not just for enthusiasts of the game but in addition if you relish 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 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 lots more and plenty extra.

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In the decades that followed, Roseland hosted everything from gala parties to rock concerts. ” Time marches on. Then it will be demolished to make way for a high-rise building. Roseland was never identified with boxing in the public mind. But over the years, twenty-seven fight cards were contested there. An overhanging balcony offered spectators a spectacular view of the ring. There wasn’t a bad seat in the house. The first boxing event held at Roseland was a Cedric Kushner Heavy­ weight Explosion card on December 8, 1998, featuring Al Cole vs.

It’s about you and your buddies surviving. You train your mind to not give up before your body does. ” Melson won all four of his plebe bouts and went from there into intramural boxing. Then he joined the intercollegiate boxing team. ” Melson graduated from West Point in 2003. His first assignment after matriculation was to teach plebe boxing at West Point. Then, after fourand-a-half months of artillery school, he was assigned to the US Army World Class Athlete Program, which trains Army personnel to compete at the national and international level with the ultimate goal of making the United States Olympic Team.

It was an investment; part of an effort by Haymon to wrest control another 160-pound weight class bauble. Soliman was the ideal beltholder for a diminished Taylor to challenge. The Aussie is one month shy of his forty-first birthday and had lost eleven times. He’s also a light puncher with only 18 knockouts to his credit in 56 fights. Soliman-Taylor was slated for October 8, 2014, at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Media reaction to the proposed fight was largely negative.

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