2006 WRITING AWARDS

(for work done in 2005)

NAT FLEISCHER AWARD
TIM SMITH, N.Y. Daily News

BOXING EVENT COVERAGE
First Place
RON BORGES, "Sequel Was One Tired Act," The Boston Globe, Dec. 4, 2005
Second Place (tie)
BERNARD FERNANDEZ, "Corrales' Win Over Castillo Was An Epic," The Philadelphia Daily News, May 9, 2005
GEORGE KIMBALL, "Mad Mayhem," New England Ringside
Third Place (tie)
NORM FRAUENHEIM, "Chavez's Long Goodbye Comes to Painful Close," The Arizona Republic, Sept. 18, 2005
ZACHARY LEVIN, "Toney Eats Up Ruiz," Fightbeat.com, April 30, 2005
DAVID WEINBERG, "Chavez Brings Prayer to Johnson's Side," The Press of Atlantic City, Sept. 19, 2005

BOXING COLUMN
First Place
DON STEINBERG, "Defeated Tyson Retires," The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 13, 2005
Second Place (tie)
RON BORGES, "A 1-2 Combination: Tyson Haunted By Past, Hunted By Creditors," The Boston Globe, June 10, 2005
THOMAS GERBASI, "Good Days, Bad Days, And Wasted Chances," MaxBoxing.com, Sept. 6, 2005
ZACHARY LEVIN, "A King's Ransom," The Sweet Science, Oct. 31, 2005
Third Place
THOMAS HAUSER, "Fighter Safety And The Nevada Commission," SecondsOut.com, Nov. 7, 2005

BOXING NEWS STORY
First Place
ROBERT CASSIDY, JR., "Ten-Count For Max Schmeling And Coley Wallace," The Sweet Science, Feb. 6, 2005
Second Place
STEVE SPRINGER, "Boxer Dies From Injury," The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 23, 2005
Third Place
T. K. STEWART, "Camacho Runs Aground in Mississippi," Bangor Daily News, Jan. 8, 2005

BOXING FEATURE (Under 1,500 words)
First Place
TIM GRAHAM, "Thrilla: An Exhausting, Excruciating Epic," ESPN.com, Oct. 26, 2005
Second Place
MICHAEL HIRSLEY, "Once-Fearsome Boxer In Longest Fight Of Life," The Chicago Tribune, Feb. 25, 2005
Third Place
RON BORGES, "Hopkins Fueled By Fury," The Boston Globe, Dec. 2, 2005

BOXING FEATURE (Over 1,500 words)
First Place
WILLIAM GILDEA, "A Classic Boxing Underdog Has His Day," The Washington Post, Feb. 11, 2005
Second Place
JOHN SCHULIAN, "One Tough Baby," Sports Illustrated, Jan. 31, 2005
Third Place
NORM FRAUENHEIM, "Mellower Mike Finds Ease In The Valley," The Arizona Republic, June 5, 2005

BOXING INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
First Place
GARY SMITH, "The Shadow Boxer: Emile Griffith," Sports Illustrated, April 18, 2005
Second Place
STEVE SPRINGER, "Boxer Fought Despite HIV," The Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2005
Third Place
MICHAEL HIRSLEY, "KO s Can Cause Brain Damage, But Some Boxers Resist Quitting," The Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2005


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