It is now 2015. Welcome to my humble abode; www.boxingwriter.co.uk
Conceived to capture my thoughts and observations on the boxing events of the day, alas boxingwriter.co.uk has become dormant since 2012. Eternally hopeful of finding the life balance to allow me to once again write about the sport I love. In truth, the modicum of ability I have to craft an article 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 14th 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, but I do work hard to ensure the posts here do not detract from the small degree of 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, and I will forever be indebted to Graham Pearman who published my first mutterings, and John Shep (he of the boxrec.com fame) for building the vehicle to carry them. Like so many people in the boxing family, thoroughly decent people.
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 boxing ‘analyst’ spots from Cleveland, US to good old London. I also won a CJ Award for Excellence in Boxing Writing while resident at thesweetscience.com – which I don’t usually mention but the late Joe Rein did, 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 and you can still find many of them if you did deep enough, thankfully most are recaptured here at boxingwriter.co.uk via the TSS archive tag. Additionally, you may still find work at www.audleyharrison.com, www.maxboxing.com and exposure in papers as obscure as the Tuscaloosa News (via Google, thanks Terry Dooley for finding that).
Your feedback, comments and emails are welcomed and if you wish to hook up via social networks I tend to use Twitter these days. @theboxingwriter
If you are working on behalf of a fighter in a media or management capacity, please add my email address to your mailing list. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Especially if you’re paying. I’m a Yorkshireman after all.