Born February 27, 1946 in New York City. Hauser graduated from Columbia Law School in 1970 and was a law firm associate from 1971-77. While matriculating at Columbia, he hosted a radio program called Personalities In Sports, where he interviewed sports stars including Muhammad Ali.

He turned his attention to writing and, in 1986, authored the acclaimed The Black Lights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing, which is considered a modern classic about the business of the sweet science. Chosen to be official biographer in 1991, he published his seminal work Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times. Widely regarded as the definitive biography of “The Greatest,” Hauser’s work was nominated for the National Book Award and was awarded the William Hill Sports Book of the Year for 1991. In addition to his prolific book output, presently at 52, Hauser’s articles have become must reads for boxing fans around the world. Hundreds of his articles, many of them investigative in nature, have appeared in New York Times, New York Sun, The Ring and various websites including Seconds Out, The Sweet Science and Boxing Scene.

In 2004, he was awarded the BWAA Nat Fleischer Award for excellence in boxing journalism.
Born: Feb. 27, 1946
Induction: 2020
Thomas Hauser