Author Archives: Thomas Hauser

Lomachenko Shines: The Hauser Report

Lomachenko Shines: The Hauser Report

Vasyl Lomachenko was the story on Saturday night at the recently-opened MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Lomachenko, who’s at or near the top of most pound-for-pound lists, headlined a tripleheader on HBO that included appearances by Oleksandr Usyk and Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Lomachenk...

The Hauser Report: Trouble in Montana, Mayweather-McGregor Redux, and John Duddy

The Hauser Report: Trouble in Montana, Mayweather-McGregor Redux, and John Duddy

THE HAUSER REPORT: Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission executive director Greg Sirb is on the short list of administrators who have a full understanding of how to regulate boxing. Sirb is passionate about the sweet science and recently directed his passion toward the State of Montana. Section ...

Arthur Conan Doyle and The Croxley Master

Arthur Conan Doyle and The Croxley Master

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’S TALE OF THE PRIZE RING -- Arthur Conan Doyle is known throughout the world as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, the most famous detective of all time. Less known is the fact that Doyle, a doctor by trade, was a boxing enthusiast. Holmes first appeared in print in 1887 when Do...

Golovkin-Jacobs: A Bigger “Drama Show” Than Expected

Golovkin-Jacobs: A Bigger “Drama Show” Than Expected

GOLOVKIN-JACOBS -- On March 18, Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs met in the ring at Madison Square Garden in a middleweight title-unification bout. It was supposed to be an orderly coronation for Golovkin. But fights are unscripted, and this one unfolded in defiance of expectations. Outside the ...

The Hauser Report: Conlan, Mayweather, McGregor, Chocolatito, and Rungvisai

The Hauser Report: Conlan, Mayweather, McGregor, Chocolatito, and Rungvisai

THE HAUSER REPORT: We live in an age when spectacle is often valued more highly than substance. Thus, it’s not surprising that boxing is careening toward the farce that is Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. That became clear on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), when Irish Olympian Michael Conlan m...

Thomas Hauser’s Fistic Notes and Nuggets

Thomas Hauser’s Fistic Notes and Nuggets

FISTIC NOTES AND NUGGETS -- Nine years ago, I wrote an article entitled “BoxRec.com: Boxing’s Indispensable Website.” I praised John Sheppard, the indefatigable Brit who has maintained the site as a gift to the boxing community since its inception in 2000. And I quoted numerous boxing aficiona...

Keith Thurman: “If You Can Beat Me, Beat Me”

Keith Thurman: “If You Can Beat Me, Beat Me”

THURMAN VS. GARCIA, BEFORE AND AFTER -- On March 4, Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS featured the highly-anticipated WBC-WBA welterweight championship fight between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia. Thurman is one of the more intriguing personalities in boxing today. And that statement could be ...

Fistic Notes and Nuggets: The Hauser Report

Fistic Notes and Nuggets: The Hauser Report

The past three weekends have seen PBC fighters on center stage in the United States. In each instance, there was a lesson in boxing politics. Let’s take a look. On February 10, Bounce TV televised a PBC triple-header. Robert Easter impressively dismantled an overmatched Luis Cruz, and Terrell G...

Literary Notes: “The Leather Pushers” by H.C. Witwer

Literary Notes: “The Leather Pushers” by H.C. Witwer

BOOK REVIEW BY THOMAS HAUSER -- Eight years ago, my good friend Dave Wolf died. Dave was known to boxing fans as the manager of Ray Mancini and Donny Lalonde. Basketball fans knew him as the author of Foul: The Connie Hawkins Story, one of the best books ever written about the city game. Soon after ...

The Hauser Report: Gervonta Davis Steals the Show

The Hauser Report: Gervonta Davis Steals the Show

GERVONTA DAVIS COMES UP BIG -- The first weekend of note for boxing fans this year saw a Showtime doubleheader featuring Badou Jack vs. James DeGale and Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis at Barclays Center on January 14. The card was a hard sell. None of the featured fighters has a significant fan ...