Ismael AbduSalaam is the founder and chief editor of BeatsBoxingMayhem.com. He is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and has written about boxing, music, film, and true crime for over 10 years. He is currently working on an organized crime book tentatively titled Terrors of Brownsville, which tells the true story of the rise and fall of four brothers during Prohibition-era NYC. A New Jersey native and lifelong Knicks fan, AbduSalaam is presently based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Adam Abramowitz is the founder and head writer for Saturday Night Boxing. In addition, he is the moderator of the online Saturday Night Boxing community, featuring discussion and opinion from boxing fans around the world. Abramowitz lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Chris Akers has contributed to various websites since 2007, including Ultimate Boxing Results, East Side Boxing, and Box Rec News. He currently writes for Fight Post. Akers, who has earned a degree in Psychology, is also the ghostwriter of the autobiography King Of The Journeymen, about the life of the boxer Peter Buckley and is working on his second book. He resides in Birmingham, UK.
Ramon Aranda is the founder and editor-in-chief at 3 More Rounds. He also co-hosts the 3MR Podcast and is a contributor to Primer Round Magazine. Originally from Los Angeles, he currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Daniel Attias of Sydney Australia, has contributed to various print and online media including Fox Sports Australia, Aus-Boxing, The Fight City and Australian Boxing Legends magazine. He is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and is an elector for the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Gonzalo Baeza is a writer and editor. He has been a Latin American correspondent for United Press International and worked as an editor and writer for different advocacy organizations and labor unions. He is currently writing a novel about boxing, his second work of fiction after the short story collection La ciudad de los hoteles vacíos (The city of vacant hotels: Madrid, Spain, 2012; Santiago, Chile, 2014; New York, 2015), which is currently being translated to English and French. A boxing fan for over 30 years, he was born in Houston, Texas, grew up in Santiago, Chile, and lives in beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Leonardo Benatar is a boxing writer and commentator with more than 18 years of experience. He is the host of ADN Boxeo at ClubOctober947 FM radio station, color commentator and live interview reporter for Directv Sports and TNT Box, and head of the boxing department at the ETER School of Sports Journalism. He was also a boxing writer for Argentina’s Ringside Magazine for several years and several other sports media as well. Benatar lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Shaun Brown has been writing about boxing for various outlets since 2008. He has contributed to the likes of Boxing Monthly, Boxing News, The Ring, ESPN, Boxing Scene, and various newspapers. Shaun lives in Scotland with his wife and three children.
Alejandro “Alex” Burgos is a lifelong fight fan who has been covering the sport of boxing for 10 years. He is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC.
Kevin Byrne is a sports journalist on the desk of the Irish Sun. His column “Seconds Out” appears every Friday with news from domestic and world boxing. His work has also appeared on various websites including irish-boxing.com. Byrne lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife Emma and pet cockatiel Canelo.
Michael Carbert is the founder and editor of The Fight City.com and has published work in various magazines and newspapers. He lives in Montreal.
Lázaro Malvarez Cárdenas was born in Havana, Cuba. His first live contact with boxing was in Havana in 1974, during the first World Amateur Boxing Championships. As a professional journalist, he has covered world championship fights and world amateur championships including the Pan American Games for nearly 25 years. He lives in Costa Rica, where he serves as Chief Information Editor for the news program Central Television News, but his most recognized work is as a boxing commentator and presenter. Many consider him Costa Rica’s “Voice of Boxing.” He is the director and founder of the radio program Sports Program and the television program Neutral Corner which is unique of its kind in Costa Rica because it is totally dedicated to boxing and broadcast nationally. For several years he has contributed to the Boxing Channel and Boxing Zone as an editor, commentator, and presenter. Cárdenas is fluent in Russian and Spanish and has average knowledge of English, Ukrainian, Italian, and German.
Matt Christie has been the Editor of Boxing News since 2015. The weekly publication was founded in 1909 under strict guidelines to be true, impartial and independent. Those values remain today. Matt is a member of the BWAA, winner of the Specialist Correspondent at the 2021 British Sports Journalism Awards and picked up the Reg Gutteridge Award for services to boxing in 2018. He has travelled the world to cover boxing at ringside. He has appeared on, among others, Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC and HBO as a boxing analyst. He lives on the south coast of England in the seaside town of Worthing.
Jose Corpas is the author of New York City’s Greatest Boxers (Arcadia, 2006) and Black Ink: The Panama Al Brown Story (Win by KO, 2016). A boxing historian, trainer, corner man, and a member of the New York Hall of Fame committee, he is also a former professional fighter who trained under Tony Pellone and Tony Ayala Sr. and once took a lesson from Sandy Saddler and Gil Clancy. Corpas has also sparred Hector Camacho, Saoul Mamby, and Jesse James Leija. His writing appears on various websites, including The Sweet Science and Boxing.com and has been recognized by Glimmer Train and The Best American Sports Writing 2018. He lives in New York City.
Tom Craze has been writing about boxing since 2012, with bylines at both Boxing Monthly and Bad Left Hook, as well as numerous broadcast appearances in-between. Tom lives in the UK and has spent most of the past decade calling London home.
John Dennen has been writing for Boxing News since 2010. He began working at the magazine as an editorial assistant, when he was shortlisted for the Sports Journalists’ Association’s prestigious Young Sportswriter of the Year award. Until 2022, he was the Boxing News online editor, which won the SJA’s Sports Website of the Year award in 2020. He now writes for Sky Sports. Dennen has been recognized in the Boxing Writers Association of America awards, has interviewed some of the biggest names in the sport and has covered major events across Las Vegas, New York, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Korea and Macau as well as two editions of the Olympic Games. His book covering the rise of Anthony Joshua is published by Yellow Jersey Press.
John Einreinhofer is a native of Newfoundland, New Jersey. He comments, podcasts and writes about boxing. He has been a life-long follower and historian of the sport and fights he attended live include but are not limited to: Morales-Barrera I, Holyfield-Lewis I and De La Hoya-Vargas. Other fighters he has seen fight live include but are not limited to: George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Arturo Gatti, Tim Witherspoon, Ray Mercer, Bobby Czyz, Tony Ayala, Jr., Frank Fletcher, Miguel Cotto, Michael Grant, Andrew Golota, David Tua, and Roy Jones, Jr. He takes a special interest in analyzing and attempting to forecast the performance of boxers in fights. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with B.S. in Television/Radio with an emphasis in Sports Communications and a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. He is an active, practicing litigation attorney who has practiced law for over twenty-nine years in New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia. He wrote for newspapers and broadcasted sports while in high school and college, as well as participated. He played football and ran track while at West Milford Township (N.J.) High School and at Ithaca College. He is still an avid runner. He resides in both the Charleston, West Virginia area and his hometown of Newfoundland, New Jersey.
Oliver Fennell is a British boxing writer based in Bangkok. He has covered boxing since 2000, most notably for the UK weekly magazine Boxing News, for whom he is currently the Thai correspondent. His specialties are the heavyweight division, and British, American, and Asian boxing. Oliver has also covered many boxing topics and matches for a range of newspapers and websites and is a contributor and editor for the BoxRec database.
Jeremy Foley is an archivist of fight films and the founder of Pound4Pound Ireland. His specific areas of interest include boxing politics, PEDs in sport, and the heavyweight division. Foley lives in County Kerry, Ireland.
Stewart Howe is a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and is our Tech. He has worked closely with boxing personalities on both sides of the ropes and on both sides of the Atlantic. Howe lives in Peterborough, England.
Hao Le is a freelance writer. He specializes in combat sports and has covered MMA (ONE Championship and UFC), local events, and traditional martial arts tournaments, but his main forte is boxing. Le has trained as a boxer since he was 14 and resides in Ho Chi Minh City, district 1, in Vietnam.
Jorge Lera is a sports journalist from Madrid, Spain. He has been the boxing commentator at Eurosport in Spain since 1994. Prior to that he commentated for the weekly programme Súper Boxeo on Antena3 TV. He regularly collaborates with radio stations and in written media.
Alex McClintock started writing about boxing on the Queensberry Rules blog. He is now the deputy editor and has written about boxing and other subjects for The Ring website, The Sweet Science, Men’s Fitness, and The Guardian. Alex started boxing after he became a fan and is 4-1 as an amateur.
Matt McGrain, a boxing historian, analyst, and lifelong student of the sport, is a writer for East Side Boxing, Boxing.com, and The Sweet Science. McGrain lives in the Highlands of Scotland.
Parth Mehta won a Bronze Medal at the Maharashtra State Boxing Championships in 2014 and is a student at Symbiosis Law School in Pune. He is a participant in the Law in Sport Mentorship Programme with internship and research experience in sports law. Mehta speaks six languages and has published articles in several sports law blogs, including Lex Sportiva. Originally from Mumbai, he currently resides in the city of Pune, India.
Yuriko Miyata of Tokyo, Japan, is a former freelance sports writer and editor of Japan’s Boxing Magazine for seven years. She moved to Los Angeles to observe the American boxing scene and returned to Japan four years later to found Boxing-Zine.com along with other boxing writers and a photographer. Miyata is editor-in-chief. She has also been a member of the Eastern Japan Boxing Association Monthly Prize selection committee since 2011.
Diego Morilla is an award-winning boxing writer with more than 25 years of experience in the game, writing in both English and Spanish. He is a regular contributor for RingTV.com and a freelance writer for several media outlets including Boxing News (UK) and others. He was a boxing writer for ESPN.com/ESPNdeportes.com for several years and was the first-ever bilingual writer for HBO.com, as well as for a number of other sports media outlets such as MMA Junkie, MaxBoxing.com, PSN.com, XN Sports.com, Latino Boxing, Lo Mejor del Boxeo, and many others. He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gautham Nagesh is a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal. He is the founder and editor of StiffJab.com, one of the most popular boxing and MMA sites on Tumblr. His boxing writing has been featured by The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Hill, NPR, BoxingScene, RingTV.com, and The Queensberry Rules among other outlets. Gautham grew up in Jackson, Michigan and now resides in Detroit. He began learning to box in 2010.
Alister Scott Ottesen is the official Transnational Boxing Rankings Board historian and is based in Norway. He has done work for Norwegian newspapers, television, and contributed with research to several boxing related books. Ottesen is also a contributor and editor for BoxRec.com and a member of the International Boxing Research Organization. He owns one of Europe’s largest collections of boxing books and magazines.
Harry Otty is a boxing historian, author, coach, and competitor. A member of the International Boxing Research Organization and staff historian and writer at the Cyber Boxing Zone for over ten years, he has also compiled and written research articles for the Merseyside Former Boxers Association newsletter ‘Mugs Alley’ and was Associate Producer for the cable TV program Boxing’s Greatest Champions. He is the author of Charley Burley and the Black Murderers’ Row and also published Jerry Fitch’s recent biography of Jimmy Bivins. Otty has been involved in boxing for close to 40 years and has coached a number of national amateur champions in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Originally from Liverpool, England he now lives in Auckland where he is attempting to grow his ‘micro-press’ of specialist boxing and wrestling titles.
Vittorio Parisi, a former member of The Ring Ratings Advisory Panel, is a boxing historian, analyst, and member of the editorial staff of boxeringweb.net, the main Italian boxing website and one of the most followed in Europe. In recent years, he has been a boxing analyst for EurosportTelevision and Dahlia TV, as well as a journalist for the Italian Boxing Federation Magazine. He is involved in the boxing book series at BradipolibriEdition and is the author of Gong! A History of the Middleweight and Heavyweight Divisions, The Uncrowned Kings, and “Fix!” Mob, Corruption, and Exploitation in Boxing. Parisi lives in Brescia, Italy and is one of our three chairs.
Per-Ake Persson is a boxing writer/record keeper based in Lund, Sweden. He has covered boxing since the late 80´s for Boxing Update, Fight Fax, Boxing News, USA Boxing News, and a number of websites including knock-out.dk and Boxing Scene. His specialty is boxing in continental Europe.
Alex Pierpaoli, one of our social media managers, became obsessed with the Sweet Science in 1985. He runs the websites KOFantasyBoxing and FistThingsFirst and has been a contributor to the Talkin’ Boxing With Billy C show since July of 2010. Pierpaoli is a member of IBRO and helps Billy C spotlight past ring-greats each Wednesday in the show’s “Blast from the Past.” His writing was included in the anthology The First Black Boxing Champions by Colleen Aycock and Mark Scott. He lives in Hamden, CT where he continues writing, acting and selling comic books.
Frankie Piñero began writing for Boxeo Editores in 2008 and later for Boxeo Mundial. In 2013, he became one of the original contributors at La Esquina Neutral and manages his own Facebook page called El Caballero del Boxeo. He has interviewed Wilfredo Mendez, Jose Pedraza, Javier Fortuna, Julio César Martínez, Angel “Tito” Acosta, Arely “La Ametralladora” Mucino, Francisco “Chihuas” Rodríguez, and Yordenis Ugas among other. Piñero also collaborates on a talk show called El Boxcast every Sunday and has been a commentator on local boxing cards and podcasts.
Ken Pollitt is the Main Page Editor and Rankings and Results Editor at The13thRound.com (TTR). A lifelong boxing fan, his first boxing-related memory is of his father and his uncle arguing about who won the first Floyd Patterson-Tommy “Hurricane” Jackson fight. He lives in Valley Stream, New York with his wife Cynthia. They became grandparents in August 2013. Pollitt also functions as one of our official boxing record-keepers.
Eric Raskin is a former associate editor, managing editor, and contributing editor for The Ring who has written for Grantland.com, ESPN.com, HBO.com,The Sweet Science, Maxboxing, and Boxing Monthly. He also co-hosts the subscription-based podcast Ring Theory. He is member of the Boxing Writers Association of America who has won five Barney Nagler Writing Awards (plus three Honorable Mentions). Eric lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Cliff Rold is a managing editor at Boxing Scene and a contributor since 2007. His work has also appeared in Ring Magazine and online at Fox Sports. He is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. He is also one of our three chairs.
Victor Salazar is one of the founders of ThaBoxingVoice.com. He is a reporter for BoxingScene.com. He hosts a show called “Two Dudes and A Mexican on Sports.” He is the host of the Premier League Yanker podcast, “One American’s take on English Football.” He is an avid New York sports fan and old school hip hop junkie.
Mauricio Salvador is a Mexican writer based in Mexico City. He is the author of Casanova. Rodolfo Casanova y la Temporada de Oro del boxeo mexicano (2013). He is also a founding member of the magazine Esquina Boxeo and La Dulce Ciencia Ediciones, a press house dedicated to the world of boxing. Currently, he is working in two boxing-related projects: a novel, and a history of the first years of Mexican boxing (1895-1944). Salvador also functions as one of our official boxing record-keepers.
Michael Shepherd‘s passion for the sweet science began over twenty years ago after watching Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson. He has been writing about boxing for various outlets including Firstclassboxing, Topclassboxing, thaboxingvoice and Bigwritehook magazine. In addition to writing, he co-hosts a weekly boxing podcast called “Loaded Gloves.” Born and raised in England, he has lived in California since 2014.
Tim Starks is the founder and editor of The Queensberry Rules, a boxing blog that has been praised by The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and other top publications. He has written about the sport for The Guardian, The Ring, Boxing Scene, The Sweet Science, and Bookforum and is a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and one of the three chairs. Starks is also a journalist at CyberScoop.
Brandon Stubbs, one of the board’s official record-keepers, is a writer and radio host born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He is the founder of Punch2TheFace.com and writing contributor for The Title Fight. When not covering the great sport of boxing, Stubbs is a contributing MMA writer for Bad Culture.net He is a lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan, who is always heartbroken in early January.
Alexey Sukachev holds a Ph.D. from Moscow State University and hails from the Kon’kovo district of the Russian capital. He is very likely to be found sitting ringside at major boxing shows and local fight cards alike in Russia. A former international editor at Fight News and currently an Eastern European and international editor at Boxing Scene, he is also a boxing columnist for Sports.ru and has written for numerous other outlets in Russia and Ukraine. Alexey lives with his wife Irina and daughter Dasha in Moscow.
Rey Tecson is a Filipino boxing writer based in Kuwait. He is the founder and editor of TheBoxingDiary.com and his work has appeared in BoxingNewsandViews.com.
Springs Toledo is the author of Smokestack Lightning: Harry Greb, 1919 (2019), Murderers’ Row (2017, 2020), In the Cheap Seats (2016, 2021) and The Gods of War (2014, 2019). He is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), International Boxing Hall of Fame Committee, and Ring 4 Boston. An essayist and boxing historian, his work has been published by Ploughshares, Salon, and City Journal, featured on NPR’s “Here & Now,” recognized 42 times since 2010 with BWAA Writing Awards, and honored in Best American Essays 2019 and 2020. He is also a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and functions in the role of Oversight. Toledo is a native of Boston, Massachusetts.
Luis Torres is a Puerto Rican boxing fan/writer. He is the founder and editor in chief of Revista La Pelea, a boxing magazine published in Puerto Rico. Luis is a former amateur boxer and a contributor for many boxing websites both in Spanish and English languages since 2007. He is one of the board’s social media managers.
Paul Upham, of New South Wales, Australia, is a television studio boxing analyst for Fox Sports News. He has appeared live on air as a boxing commentator for Main Event, Sky Channel, Sky News Australia, SBS television, Radio 2UE Sydney, Radio SEN Melbourne, Radio ABC, and Gadigal Koori Radio. He emceed the Australian Boxing Hall of Fame from 2006 to 2010 and was the host of the Kostya Tszyu Live Stage Show, which performed around Australia. Upham is also a former columnist for The Fist magazine and content editor for SecondsOut, a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring’s World Ratings Panel, and the author of three books: Australian Boxing Almanac (2005), Something Worth Fighting For (2007), and Undisputed: A Golden Era in Australian Boxing (2010).
Dave Wilcox lives in Southern California and has been following boxing for forty years. He has written about and covered the sport since 2003 for various outlets including Boxingscene.com, Ring Sports Magazine, Pound4Pound.com and Ringnews24.com. His work has also appeared on FoxSports.com and he was the West Coast Correspondent for the “Talkin Boxing with Billy C” radio show from 2008-2012. He is currently a member of Ring 10 and the IBRO.
Nick Wong is a freelance boxing journalist and a member of the Boxing Writer’s Association of America. His work has appeared in Gawker, Complex Magazine, and he is a regular contributor to the Fightland blog of Vice media. He spent three years training in boxing gyms of Latin America, and most recently volunteered with Fight for Peace – a non-profit organization that uses the sport of boxing to deter youth from the drug trade in Rio De Janeiro. He is based between Seattle and Brazil.
Steve Zemach is a boxing writer and sports radio host based in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. He contributes to The Queensberry Rules and has covered boxing since 2006. Zemach is a co-host on the Raineri and Zemach morning show, a radio show known for placing a emphasis on boxing.
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