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by John Dennen
John Dennen has been writing for <em>Boxing News</em> since 2010. After a brief stint as an unsuccessful amateur boxer 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. He is now the <em>Boxing News</em> online editor and this year was recognised in the Boxing Writers Association of America awards. He’s 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 the last two editions of the Olympic Games. His book covering the rise of Anthony Joshua is published by Yellow Jersey Press.