History | Sep 11 2019

On This Day: We printed the first ever edition of Boxing News in 1909

A brief history of Boxing News magazine from our centenary special in 2009
Boxing: Pascal vs Bute

IN the year 2009 we celebrated a huge milestone – 100 years of Boxing News – and our then editor, Claude Abrams, penned this wonderful piece on the history of our incredible magazine in a special 100-year edition [below] – and it’s place in boxing history.


FLASH GORDON, an American writer in the 1970-1980s, was respected and renowned as someone who didn’t mince his words.
 He produced a newsletter, which he’d often sell outside Madison Square Garden in New York, and regarded Boxing News as the No. 1 publication. In a February 1979 editon, Harry Mullan wrote in his editorial about Gordon’s latest review of the world’s boxing periodicals.

Gordon said: “Boxing News is unquestionably the world’s finest boxing magazine.