thomas hauser

RingTv image Howard Davis Jr. (1956–2015)

Howard Davis Jr. (1956–2015)

Howard Davis Jr., a 1976 Olympic gold medalist and the Val Barker Award winner of that celebrated boxing tournament, died from lung cancer on Dec. 30 at age 59. Everyone who knew Davis, liked him, and will miss him.

RingTv image A parable for Roy Jones Jr.

A parable for Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr. was stopped in four rounds by Enzo Maccarinelli, a fighter who has suffered his share of knockout losses, on Saturday in Russia. Thomas Hauser has a message for the former pound-for-pound king.

RingTv image The Sinatras and boxing

The Sinatras and boxing

Today is Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Sinatra’s father was a professional fighter. His son shared his love of boxing. (Pictured: the music giant is flanked by two great heavyweights, Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis.)

RingTv image Miguel Cotto: The professional

Miguel Cotto: The professional

Thomas Hauser was in Miguel Cotto’s dressing room the night he fought Canelo Alvarez and viewed the event through the prism of Team Cotto. Here is his report.

RingTv image Literary Notes: ‘Jack Sharkey’

Literary Notes: ‘Jack Sharkey’

Thomas Hauser reviews James Curl’s book “Jack Sharkey: A Heavyweight Champion’s Untold Story,” about the underappreciated fighter who finished his career just as Joe Louis was emerging.

RingTv image Cotto-Canelo gets testy

Cotto-Canelo gets testy

Of course, both RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez will be tested prior to their Nov. 21 bout – but not by whom you’d think.

RingTv image Inspectors shouldn’t judge

Inspectors shouldn’t judge

State commission inspectors working as judges, as was the case in Lamont Peterson’s most recent fight, is a conflict of interests, argues writer Thomas Hauser.

RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans from around the world share thoughts on Bradley-Rios, the Charlo twins, Guillermo Rigondeuax, the Mayweather/”IV Gate” story, the WBA, and interesting mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag.