Welcome to my humble abode; www.boxingwriter.co.uk
I like boxing and I like words.
Sometimes I put the two together quite well.
Occasionally, I’ve done that well enough to appear in print in the UK, including features in the venerable Boxing News (£), Knockout London Magazine and BigWriteHook and in the US, via the wonderfully named Ring Sports newspaper in Nevada, courtesy of the late Rusty Rubin, and in various regional publications, including the wonderfully obscure Tuscaloosa News.
Further, I’ve been a phone-in ‘boxing head’ for LBC, BBC, LoveSportRadio, the Big Fight Weekend Podcast, the soulful, but sadly defunct, Chicken and Beer podcast and lastly, with the late, great Kendall Lewis on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland, Ohio too. More recently, I’ve begun writing for Gambling.com and FreeBets.net offering previews and analysis of upcoming bouts for those minded to punt on the outcome.
The opener in this peculiar journey was an article on Lennox Lewis being knocked out by Hasim Rahman in 2001. Subsequently, through the dawn of the web age we all revel in today, I’ve spent many a bleary eyed 5am wondering why I’m typing about a Dariusz Snarski under card fight having driven home 3 hours from a half-empty Leisure Centre. The effort has been worth it to meet and speak with heroes, from Hatton, Warren, Duva and Froch, to Audley and Arv. I’ve had a taste of most of the boxing world’s varied surprises. I doff my cap to those who rely on it, day in day out. I’ve never quite joined the ‘beat’.
I did once win a CJ Award for Excellence in Boxing Writing while resident at thesweetscience.com alongside several of my heroes, most notably Pat Putnam, but in a cruel twist, it was the same month the prize money was withdrawn.
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 work on behalf of a fighter, in a media or management capacity, or just wish to make contact drop me a line:-
You never know, I may say yes.