Editor's letter | Issue | Premium | Jun 11 2019

Why join Boxing News?

We're making changes to Boxing News online. Editor Matt Christie explains all
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THERE’S lots of places where you can find boxing content, so why sign up with Boxing News? It’s a good question and one that I will endeavour to answer.

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. Within the boxing industry it is regarded as the most trusted source for boxing news and we will not report on anything flippantly. That is, we won’t publish something just for the sake of getting clicks. We’re not interested in that, we focus on quality and delivering the truth to our subscribers.

We investigate everything extensively, while covering subjects that few others do. Everyone reported on Tyson Fury’s most recent outing, 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 from all eras – in our archive section you will find ringside reports from some of the biggest fights in history), exclusive interviews with the biggest names and our 110-year archives are the envy of the industry. Just like always, we 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 Rocky movies from worst to best.

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. For further context, no other sports magazine has figured as prominently as we continue to do so. In fact, as well as being shortlisted in several categories over the last five years, we have won ‘Best Sports Special Edition’ for the last three years running, regularly beating entries from the BBC, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and the Telegraph.

Within our team of contributors are names like 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 include 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 work round the clock to deliver the stories that matter to you.

To keep producing the best boxing content in the world, to work all day and all night, unfortunately comes at a cost to us. For us to continue what we do, to keep delivering the best and most reliable content in the industry and to grow and get even better, we need to keep expanding our subscriber base. That’s why we need you.

So what do you get if you subscribe? Access to everything on the website, our digital weekly issue for you to read on Tuesdays and every single weekly issue we’ve produced since 2012 is yours to read, too. On top of that, you will 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?

Then take out a no obligation seven-day free trial. We don’t want your bank details, we just want you to have a look through all of our content and decide for yourselves. We’re confident you’ll like what you find.

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