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Wallace Matthews

Columnist Sports

Wallace Matthews has covered NYC sports for 35 years as a boxing writer, baseball writer and general columnist for Newsday, the New York Post and the New York Times. He has also hosted a drive-time sports talk radio show and worked as a TV boxing commentator. Most recently, he hosted a weekly New York baseball podcast.

Recent Articles

  • Morrison wins over Foreman, but not fans BOXING

    LAS VEGAS -- It was the least likely of results -- Tommy Morrison by decision over George Foreman in a fight that was supposed to match two of boxing's hardest punchers. It was an ugly, messy, mauling affair, highlighted by just a handful of exchanges and few good punches. Incredibly, neither man...

  • Bowe better cash Lewis check quickly BOXING

    LAS VEGAS -- It's time to put the World Boxing Council heavyweight title belt back where it belongs -- in a garbage can. The WBC's heavyweight champion, as nice as he may be and as much undeveloped talent as he may have, has no more right to hold that title than a kid out of the Golden Gloves. Off...

  • Pazienza culminates comeback with win

    LEDYARD, Conn. -- It was somewhere during the 45-minute ride between his home in Providence and his appointment with danger last night that Vinny Pazienza turned to his buddy, Kurt Reader, with tears in his eyes. "I just hugged him in the limousine and said, 'What did I tell you?' " Pazienza said....

  • Sorry, George, Lewis is next on Bowe's hit list

    LOS ANGELES -- Forget about the appetizer, bring on the main course. That is heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe's Thanksgiving wish, that his first defense not be against fattened-up old George Foreman but against Lennox Lewis, the No. 1 contender with whom Bowe feels he has a score to settle. "I...

  • Foreman tries to clear plate for Bowe main course

    Get ready for The Battle of Maggot Juice vs. Geritol. Dick Gregory vs. the Walloping Gourmet. Fresh carrots vs. Fritos and Big Macs. In other words, Riddick Bowe vs. George Foreman for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. Ever since Friday night, when Bowe dethroned Evander Holyfield...

  • U.S. flyweight Austin moved to victory Defeats first opponent with help from friends

    BADALONA, Spain -- When U.S. flyweight Tim Austin entered the arena for his first Olympic bout after a week of waiting, the first face he saw was that of his close friend, Ravea Springs. Austin was looking up at the ceiling and Springs was looking down from the balcony when the two sets of eyes...

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