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Articles by Thomas Hauser (30 results)


Daniel Jacobs and Andre Rozier at Odds Over Money

Trainer Andre Rozier raised a few eyebrows while sitting with a small group of reporters prior to the August 22 kick-off press conference for the upcoming fight between Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Der...

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Magomed Abdusalamov Litigation Ends in Settlement

The litigation that began when Magomed Abdusalamov suffered life-altering brain damage during a November 2, 2013, fight at Madison Square Garden has come to an end. In 2017, the State of New York, whi...

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Letters from Team Rivas Lawyers Might Foretell Lawsuit

Boxing Scene has learned that Groupe Yvon Michel has retained UK counsel on behalf of Oscar Rivas and itself to explore the possibility of a lawsuit against Matchroom Boxing, Dillian Whyte, United Kin...

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Dillian Whyte Tested Positive For Two Dianabol Metabolites

Yesterday, July 24, BoxingScene.com reported that an "A" sample taken from Dillian Whyte by United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) tested positive for one or more banned substances prior to Whyte's July 20...

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Dillian Whyte Tests Positive For Banned Substance

Multiple sources have confirmed that an "A" sample taken from Dillian Whyte tested positive for one or more banned substances prior to Whyte's July 20 fight in London against Oscar Rivas. Although Why...

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The Silence on Marcus Browne

The Silence on Marcus Browne

By Thomas Hauser - Marcus Browne is a talented fighter who, at age 28, has built a 23-0 (16 KOs) record in the professional ranks. On January 19, he outpointed Badou Jack to win the "interim" World Bo...

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Angel Garcia and The New York State Athletic Commission

Angel Garcia and The New York State Athletic Commission

By Thomas Hauser - At a January 18 press conference at Barclays Center to announce the March 4 championship bout between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia (who trains his son) called Keith ...

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Boxing on The Brink in New York

Boxing on The Brink in New York

By Thomas Hauser - It’s rare to find someone in boxing who genuinely cares about the sweet science . . . Understands the sport and business . . . Is ethical and smart . . . And is a good administrator...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Before the Bell For Round One

On May 2 at 8:45 PM, Manny Pacquiao made his way to the ring in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Sixty-four rotating spotlights shone down from above. The crowd roared. Pacquiao climbed four metal steps, m...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: How Big a Winner Was Haymon?

By Thomas Hauser - By the start of 2015, it appeared that Al Haymon, not HBO or Showtime, was the industry leader in boxing. A recent article by Bill King in Sports Business Journal suggested that Hay...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao and The Media

By Thomas Hauser - There’s a famous 17th-century carving above the door of a temple in Nikko, Japan. In recent centuries, it has been popularized in the form of three monkeys who, respectively, are co...

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The Big Lie

By Thomas Hauser - Sometime prior to fighting Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao suffered a torn right rotator cuff. In mid-April, his condition was evaluated at t...

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Planet Floyd

By Thomas Hauser - Walt Disney captured the imagination of children everywhere with Disneyland. Harry Potter theme parks have begun to dot the globe. Fantasy destinations such as Neverland (created by...

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Bobby Haymon: Fighter

By Thomas Hauser - Al Haymon has said that one of the factors that motivated him to get involved with boxing was the less-than-satisfactory experience that his brother, Bobby Haymon, had as a fighter....

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Tom Hoover to Chair New York State Athletic Commission

By Thomas Hauser - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that Tom Hoover will be the next chairperson of the New York State Athletic Commission. Hoover will replace Melvina Lathan, who was ap...

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100 Days: The New York Times and Boxing

By Thomas Hauser - Five years ago, I wrote an article entitled The New York Times and Boxing. I catalogued every article that appeared in the paper’s sports section over a 100-day period and concluded...

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HBO’s “Delta Force”

By Thomas Hauser - It’s two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, July 24. Four men and a woman are in suite 2427 at The Affinia Hotel across the street from Madison Square Garden. Frank Villegas, Jam...

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What is Al Haymon Planning?

By Thomas Hauser - Al Haymon is smart. “Scary smart,” one person who has dealt with him over the years calls him. He’s also adept at telling people what they want to hear, a good listener, and very mu...

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Remembering Paul Hoggatt

By Thomas Hauser - Very few people know who Paul Hoggatt was, and that’s a shame. Paul was an integral member of the HBO family when the network was known as “the heart and soul of boxing.” He began w...

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Magomed Abdusalamov: Postscript

By Thomas Hauser - Magomed Abdusalamov woke up in unfamiliar surroundings on Christmas morning. Quite possibly, he was unaware of the change. On November 2nd, Adbusalamov suffered a life-altering b...

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