It has been said that a picture tells a thousand words, and that is undoubtedly true. Maybe that is why all boxing writers appreciate the work of boxing photographers, whose best shots can bring even greater meaning to the stories done by the authors of those pieces. Of course, the reverse is also true. The union of words and pictures can be – and often is -- striking, powerful and cause for reflection.

The 94th annual Boxing Writers Association of America Awards Ceremony, on May 31 at the Copacabana in New York City, will again celebrate the photographers’ art as both a stand-alone visual medium and an enhancement to the articles written by BWAA member...

April 17, 2018

It has been said that a picture says a thousand words. Sometimes the right picture can say so much more than that. Matthew Heasley and Darryl Cobb, the respective Feature and Action division first-place winners in the annual Boxing Writers Association of America photo contest, both cite the work of iconic Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer as an inspiration for their efforts to capture just the right image at just the right moment whenever they assume their position along the ring apron.

Heasley, shooting for, believes he came as close as he ever has to channeling his inner Leifer for Samuel Teah’s devastating fourth-round knockout o...

March 1, 2017

The Boxing Writers Association of America is proud to announce its winners of the 14th annual BWAA photography contest.



Mikey Williams/Top Rank

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11:  WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko celebrates his fifth-round knockout of Roman Martinez with a nifty backflip at Madison Square Garden.


Sarah Hoffman/Omaha World-Herald

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – FEB. 23: The sweat-beaded face of WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford in his training camp indicates how ready he is for his fifth-round stoppage of Hank Lundy four nights later in The Theater at Madiso...

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