Boxing News dominates at the BWAA Awards

A commendation of the exceptional standards and bold leadership of Editor Matt Christie, Boxing News, the oldest boxing magazine in the world, triumphed at this year’s Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Awards. The publication secured four out of six awards, as well as a Second-Place and two Third-Place finishes.

Competing against top writers and publications in the sport, Elliot Worsell, Thomas Hauser, Matt Christie, and Oliver Fennell clinched major victories. Additionally, regular BN contributor Lewis Watson received an honourable mention.

Worsell, previously a First-Place winner in Boxing Investigative Reporting, secured First Place in three categories this year: Boxing Event Coverage, Boxing Feature (over 1,500 words), and Boxing Feature (under 1,500 words).

He also claimed second place in Boxing Investigative Reporting for his piece, I Am the Referee: An Investigation of the British Boxing Board of Control’s Process for Appointing New Referees.

His winning features are available for reading:

Boxing Event Coverage: Work of Genius: Masterful Terence Crawford Shows Us That in Las Vegas Even ‘The Truth’ is Not the Truth

Boxing Feature (over 1,500 words): The Intervention: Froch vs. Groves, 10 Years On

Boxing Feature (under 1,500 words): How to Lose: There are Many Ways to Lose in Boxing and Sometimes Losing Feels Like Winning

Renowned writer Thomas Hauser secured First-Place in Boxing Investigative Reporting for his in-depth coverage of the Conor Benn performance-enhancing drug story.

His winning feature can be found here:

Boxing Investigative Reporting: A 50-Point Primer on Boxing and Performance Enhancing Drugs

Lastly, Matt Christie received Third Place in the Boxing News Story category for his poignant piece, A Man of Great and Rare Integrity, while Oliver Fennell secured Third Place in Boxing Investigative Reporting for his feature, Man in the Middle: Ian John-Lewis Reflects in His Career as the Third Man in the Ring.

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