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Why join Boxing News?

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We're making changes to Boxing News online. Editor Matt Christie explains all

Boxing News, since our 1909 inception, has been completely free of bias and always takes pride in putting the readers first. It is not owned by a promoter nor are any of our writers on the payroll of promoters.

That’s’ why we are the most trusted source of news within the boxing industry. We will not report on anything flippantly – that is, we won’t publish something just for the sake of getting clicks. We are only interested in quality delivering the truth and compelling content to our readers. Our readers are also our customers and we care about nobody more than them.

We investigate everything extensively, and cover subjects that few others do. Everyone reported on Tyson Fury’s most recent triumph, but do you know what happened in the dressing room before he had his first fight as a teenage amateur? We do, and we’re more than happy to share this with you.

You will find ringside fight reports from all over the world and exclusive interviews with the biggest names. We have been ringside at some of the biggest fights in history and it’s all there in our 110-year archives which are the envy of the industry.

We always focus on the stories that need telling, rather than the ones promoters want us to tell.

It’s not all about the fights, either. Ever wanted to write a boxing book? We can show you how. Ever wondered what happened to the boxing pub? We’ve investigated that, too. And, if you’re in the mood to debate, we have ranked all of Mike Tyson’s fights, from 58 down to 1. We’ve compiled the top 50 moments from the life of Muhammad Ali and even ranked the best boxing movies.

In short, we are the most revered and respected boxing news outlet on the planet.

But don’t just take my word for it.

In the most recent Boxing Writers Association of America awards, Boxing News came out top for the quality of our reporting, beating the likes of ESPN, Boxing Scene, Boxing Monthly and The Ring. “BN stormed the awards like the Beatles storming America in 1964,” was how our success was reported. Not only that, our writers picked up several individual awards including Best Event Coverage and Best Feature.

In the UK, at the highly prestigious Sports Journalist Association Awards – also known as the ‘Oscars of Sports Journalism’ – Boxing News is the only boxing publication to break the monopoly of the daily newspapers. No other sports magazine has figured as prominently as we continue to do so. In fact, at the recent ceremony, we were named as ‘Best Sports Website’ beating Sky Sports, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and the Telegraph. On top of that, we won the ‘Best Sports Special Edition’ for the fourth consecutive year. Our team of contributors includes names such as Thomas Hauser, Donald McRae, Springs Toledo, Nigel Collins, Steve Bunce and Thomas Gerbasi – without question, six of the leading boxing writers in the world.

Our dedicated editorial team includes the esteemed Elliot Worsell and John Dennen, the award-winning Paul Wheeler and myself, Matt Christie. We have all received worldwide honours for our writing and achievements, and work round the clock to deliver the stories that matter to you.

Producing the best boxing content in the world, woking all day and all night, costs money. We intend to continue doing what we do, delivering the best and most reliable and best content in the industry, free from clickbait and excessive ads, and to grow and get even better.

That’s why we need you. We have always been subscription-based and now we have another way for you to get access to Boxing News whenever you want, for a fair price and without having to subscribe. Now, you can pay-as-you-go with an Axate account.  What does that mean?  It means that you only pay when you want to read an article or a whole issue. The money that you upload to your Axate account stays there until you chose to spend it. Upgrade to a subscription whenever you’re ready.

So what do you get if you subscribe or pay to read our best stories? You can get access everything on the website using Axate or with a subscription. Subscribers also get our digital weekly issue to read on Tuesdays and every single weekly issue we’ve produced since 2012 is yours to read, too. Subscribers also get our daily news bulletin, available from 5pm, Monday to Friday and bags of exclusive online content. And if you want the magazine delivered to your door, we can do that too.

Need more persuasion to join Boxing News?

If you’re tempted then check out any of our premium articles for just 40 pence each and no more than £1.60 a week using Axate pay-as-you-go wallet. We’re confident you will like what you find.

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  • I’m really enjoying the great quality writing and depth of analysis. The website is a joy to navigate. The “you might also like” suggestions know me better than my mother.

    Totally worth the subscription.

  • Ps have never quite understood the rationale of Boxing News at Five. Surely the point of a daily column is to send it out as a newsletter, driving engagement. Seems a bit pre-digital to ask people to come to the site at a certain time each day!

  • I think the changes are great, especially being able to read the mag digitally when it doesn’t turn up in the post on time. Also the homepage looks cleaner and the latest stories more evident. Wasn’t a fan of the scrolly scrolly thing. Yes, podcast a good idea if you can commit to it with some kind of regularity. Keep it up.

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