Author Archives: Thomas Hauser

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 ...

Muhammad Ali: A Life – Insights Culled from a New Documentary

Muhammad Ali: A Life – Insights Culled from a New Documentary

ALI -- Last year, I was involved in the making of a documentary entitled Muhammad Ali: A Life that will be televised by Epix on January 17 to mark the 75th anniversary of Ali’s birth. Robert Lipsyte and Randy Roberts are featured prominently in the documentary. Lipsyte covered Ali as a journali...

Literary Notes “Intimate Warfare” – The Gatti-Ward Trilogy

Literary Notes “Intimate Warfare” – The Gatti-Ward Trilogy

Intimate Warfare - One of the problems with boxing today is that too many of the fights that fans see are mismatches. The best fighters are often the most protected and reluctant to go in tough. Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward never appeared on any pound-for-pound lists. Neither man was a great fight...