Straight Writes and Jabs: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing

By Thomas Hauser

Commenting on Thomas Hauser's annual collections of articles on boxing, Ring journal declared, "What makes Hauser's tales so remarkable is that the guy many think about 'The Dean of Boxing Writers' refuses to permit his admiration for the game to blind him to its darkish aspect. His annual volumes on boxing became required studying for hardcore and informal fanatics alike."

Straight Writes and Jabs is the newest within the well known sequence. It brings readers into the dressing room with elite champions within the moments earlier than a few of 2012's largest fights. Hauser's award-winning investigative journalism is on show in a groundbreaking exposé of using performance-enhancing medicinal drugs. there is a glance again in time on the incomparable Archie Moore and lots more and plenty more.

Thomas Hauser is the writer of forty-five books. His first paintings, Missing, was once made into an Academy Award-winning movie. He later authored Muhammad Ali: His lifestyles and Times, the definitive biography of the main recognized fighter ever. In 2004, the Boxing Writers organization of the United States venerated Hauser with the Nat Fleischer Award for occupation Excellence in Boxing Journalism.

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Or Richard Schaefer did it. or perhaps it used to be Al Haymon, Floyd Mayweather’s all-powerful supervisor. On June eleven, Arum officially asked that the Nevada lawyer general’s place of work behavior a whole inquiry into the conditions surrounding the scoring of the bout. “I are looking to examine even if there has been any undue influence,” the promoter stated, explaining his motion. “They need to examine the fee, how those men have been appointed, what used to be instructed to them earlier than the struggle, if whatever. we need to examine the judges. we need to examine the having a bet development. And we need to examine the promoter; that’s me. If this was once a subjective view that every of the judges in truth held, ok. i'd nonetheless disagree, yet then we’re off the hook by way of there being no conspiracy. yet there has to be an autonomous research since it lines credulity that an occasion each person observed as so one-sided a technique, all 3 judges observed it as shut. the general public has a correct to grasp. The combatants have a correct to understand. the one strategy to fix fanatics’ self belief in boxing is by way of letting an self sustaining physique examine each aspect of the struggle, irrespective of how sizeable or small. Sunshine by no means damage a person. ” the tale line of Pacquiao-Bradley is now the judging. yet there are different tale strains buried underneath the debate. First, the entire speak about the choice has deflected consciousness from the truth that, for the 1st time in years, Manny didn't promote out an enviornment in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather, regardless of enormous self-promotion, hasn’t offered out the MGM Grand on the grounds that 2007. Pacquiao fought ahead of skill crowds in Sin urban on seven events in the course of that very same interval. now not this time. records filed with the Nevada nation Athletic fee express that 13,229 tickets have been offered for Pacquiao-Bradley; 925 complimentary tickets got away; and 2,070 tickets went unsold. equally, Pacquiao’s past seven fights averaged greater than 1,100,000 pay-per-view buys. Early numbers recommend that Pacquiao-Bradley will fall within the 850,000 diversity. a few of that shortfall might be attributed to the truth that Bradley has but to strengthen a following. however the bloom seems to be fading a section from the Pacquiao rose. the world for the weigh-in on the MGM Grand was once configured for 6,000 enthusiasts. in recent times, each seat has been crammed for Pacquiao appearances. This time, the introduced attendance was once 4,000. That appeared like a beneficiant estimate. additionally, on-site item for Pacquiao-Bradley offered much less good than for earlier Pacquiao fights. It’s too early to proclaim the top of the Pacquiao period. certainly, the loss to Bradley may perhaps re-energize Manny as a fighter. yet there’s a question as to how a lot he has left. opposed to Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley, Pacquiao compassionate overdue within the struggle. yet he wasn’t compassionate in his 3rd struggle opposed to Juan Manuel Marquez. opposed to Marquez, he couldn’t pull the set off. And opposed to Bradley, he light because the bout wore on. Manny used to be at his such a lot devastating bodily and mentally for his fights opposed to De l. a. Hoya, Hatton, and Cotto.

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