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 12 months in boxing may be a spotlight, not just for lovers of the game but in addition in case you delight in 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 absolute best 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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Extra resources for A Hurting Sport: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing
The “good fighter” referenced by Ms. Diamond has one win in her last six fights. Further to Ms. com, six of the women who beat Hoy have been “champions” at one time or another. Nydia Feliciano won the vacant International Women’s Boxing Federation world bantamweight championship by beating Hoy. Christina Ruiz won the vacant International Female Boxers Asso ciation world bantamweight championship by beating an opponent who had one win in seven fights. Katy Wilson Castillo has won multiple belts.
I know I’m going to get hurt; it’s just a question of how much. I get hit in the face. And unless it’s on the nose or in the eye, it feels like pressure, that’s all. Getting hit on the back of the head hurts. Getting hit in the throat, sometimes I can’t breathe. ” And what goes through Melson’s mind when he hits someone? “I hope I hurt him. In the military, very often, you’re trying to kill people. In boxing—let’s be honest about this—you’re trying to hurt people. Before the world was civilized, we were here to survive and procreate.
Mike Perez. ” Today’s heavyweights are bad, but not that bad. Jennings is a limited fighter, but at least he looks the part. Perez came into the ring looking like he’d spent the early part of the month A HURTING SPORT 37 competing in the Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest and, after eating 110 hot dogs in thirty minutes, celebrating by drinking a gallon of beer. It was a sloppy inartful fight that lasted for twelve stultifying rounds. Perez tired noticeably from the fourth round on.
A Hurting Sport: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing by Thomas Hauser