Its now close to Summer 2012; welcome to my humble abode; www.boxingwriter.co.uk
The site was conceived to capture my thoughts and observations on the boxing events of the day. Despite long periods of neglect it has always offered me a readily available medium for compiling articles, some good, some humdrum, on the topics of the day. In truth, it offers a lazy home for my ability to craft an article, an ability that really should be applied more astutely to those commissioned by professional outlets but life gets in the way and in the interim this site enables me to scratch the itch without the requirement to seek approval or remuneration first.
This is my 11th year of contribution to the world of boxing writing, it began in the aftermath of Lennox Lewis’ crushing defeat to Hasim Rahman in 2001 and for all of the commentary above, I am passionate about the pieces I construct. It is a vanity press, the world of blogging, but I do work hard to ensure the posts here do not detract from the modicum of repute and credibility I’ve nurtured in the past decade.
I’m not sure career is a justifiable descriptive for this period, but if it is then it began at www.boxing-central.com, a site now linking to Boxrec’s News site, and I will forever be indebted to Graham Pearman who published my first mutterings. Like so many people in the boxing family, a thoroughly decent person.
My contribution to the world of boxing writing has been sporadic, filling as it does the gaps between home, work and play but I’ve never the less succeeded in maintaining a degree of presence across a range of notable web-sites, in addition articles appearing in the venerable Boxing News (UK) and less significant Ringside Sports (US) and a well received, though depressingly solitary spot as a radio analyst in Cleveland, US. I also won a CJ Award for Excellence in Boxing Writing while resident at thesweetscience.com – which I don’t usually mention but Joe Rein does, so if its good enough for Joe, its good enough for me.
Until recently it was possible to dig up a series of articles I wrote for thesweetscience.com between 2004-2007 but alas the archive is now unavailable, thankfully most are recaptured here at boxingwriter.co.uk via the TSS archive tag. If you dig deep enough you may still find work at www.audleyharrison.com, www.maxboxing.com and more recently www.frankmaloney.com
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Finally, for any site or publication editors or other vested organisation who feel I may have something to offer their outlet, please get in touch. You never know, I may say yes.
Update: By the way, if anybody is interested in submitting thought provoking copy I’d be delighted to review it.