Welcome to my humble abode; www.boxingwriter.co.uk
I like boxing and I like words.
I’ve appeared in print in the UK, gracing the pages of Boxing News, and in the US, via the wonderfully named Ring Sports newspaper in Nevada, courtesy of Rusty Rubin. Further, I’ve been a phone-in boxing head for LBC, BBC, LoveSportRadio, the now defunct and obscure Chicken and Beer podcast and Breakfast Sports Radio in Cleveland, Ohio.
That is the nature of boxing. There are few barriers.
In fact the only obstacle to my progress has been my ‘real’ life as a father, husband, son and as a specialist in the field of Multi-Sensory Equipment for children with additional needs, which is long hand for, paying the mortgage.
I’ve been writing, at first fervently, since Lennox Lewis was knocked out by Hasim Rahman and more sporadically since 2012. From August 2017, the site has once again been revitalised, hopefully you are enjoying the output and will return.
From 5am bleary eyed typing, lonely 3-hour drives back from wind-swept Leisure Centres, to getting ‘nutmegged’ by Ricky Hatton, ‘blanking’ Manny Steward on a conference call through to the stomach wrench of receiving warning letters from a promoter’s solicitor; 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. It is a crazy world to inhabit.
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several of my heroes, most notably Pat Putnam, but in a cruel twist, it was the same month the prize money was withdrawn.
Until recently it was possible to find a series of articles I wrote for thesweetscience.com between 2004-2007, 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).
Speaking of Terry I also wrote the odd piece for http://www.britishboxers.co.uk early in 2017 too.
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 and Instagram a little too.
If you work on behalf of a fighter, in a media or management capacity, or just wish to make contact; firstname.lastname@example.org
You never know, I may say yes. Especially if you’re paying.
I’m a Yorkshireman after all.