Author Archives: Thomas Hauser

The Hauser Report: The Best and Worst of Boxing

The Hauser Report: The Best and Worst of Boxing

Saturday, May 20, saw a six-hour window with multiple fights on HBO and Showtime, five of which were notable for varying reasons. First up, 22-year-old Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) defended his IBF 130-pound belt against challenger Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs) in London. Davis, who’s promoted ...

Trouble on the Sports Collectible Front: PSA/DNA and More

Trouble on the Sports Collectible Front: PSA/DNA and More

THE HAUSER REPORT: Misrepresentations and forgeries are common in the sports collectibles market. Within that environment, many buyers rely on PSA and PSA/DNA for authentication. PSA focuses on authenticating and grading sports cards and other trading cards. PSA/DNA focuses on authenticating auto...

The Hauser Report: Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

The Hauser Report: Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

THE HAUSER REPORT: Boxing is on the ropes in the United States. Self-inflicted wounds coupled with external forces have made it a niche sport. But there are places where the sweet science is healthy and has a fervent fan base. In England, 90,000 fans gathered a little more than a week ago to watc...

Joshua-Klitschko: The Future is Now (Part Two)

Joshua-Klitschko: The Future is Now (Part Two)

THE HAUSER REPORT – The scene on fight night as Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko walked to the ring at Wembley Stadium seemed other-worldly, like something out of Star Wars. Lights were flashing. Music was blaring. Ninety thousand fans were in a frenzy. There was a WOW factor to it all. Jo...

Joshua-Klitschko: The Future is Now (Part One)

Joshua-Klitschko: The Future is Now (Part One)

THE HAUSER REPORT: On April 17, 1860, in Farnsborough County west of London, England’s Tom Sayers and John Heenan from the San Francisco Bay area fought to a bloody 42-round draw in what was then called “The Fight of the Century.” Sayers-Heenan ended in chaos without a winner being declared...

The Hauser Report: Shawn Porter, Jermell Charlo, and More

The Hauser Report: Shawn Porter, Jermell Charlo, and More

THE HAUSER REPORT -- The latest installment of “Brooklyn Boxing” was contested at Barclays Center on April 22. The main fight of the evening was a WBC “elimination” bout between Shawn Porter (26-2, 18 KOs) and Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) to determine the mandatory challenger for Keith Thurman...

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 ...