January 27, 2017

It looked like an army of people to cover a mountain of flowing information. In fact, back in 1984, that’s exactly what it was. Somehow, someway, Bill Dwyre mobilized and organized a staff of over 100 writers and photographers to cover the daunting task of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. It was more like work suited for an army depot colonel than a newspaper editor.

But Dwyre grinded away.

Spearheaded by Dwyre’s directives and guidance, The Los Angeles Times’ exhaustive coverage of the Olympics used 60 credentialed reporters to produce 24 special editions, most on average of around 45 pages, in addition to the regular sports coverage the paper was reli...

January 27, 2017

The Boxing Writers Association of America is pleased to announce that its Sugar Ray Robinson 2016 Fighter of the Year is Carl “The Jackal” Frampton, who made history by becoming the first Irish fighter in the long, prestigious 79-year history of the award.

Frampton enjoyed a stellar 2016 campaign in defeating a pair of previously unbeaten fighters, Scott Quigg and Leo Santa Cruz, making national boxing history in the process by becoming the first fighter from North Ireland to win titles in two weight classes.

“I’m very honored by this,” Frampton said. “It was a great year, 2016. I started by beating long-time rival Scott Quigg at the start of the year. A...

January 10, 2017

The Boxing Writers Association of America is proud to announce that the “James A. Farley Award for Honesty and Integrity” will be presented to DAVID BERLIN at the annual BWAA dinner in Spring 2017.

Mr. Berlin, the 18th recipient of the BWAA Farley Award,

served with distinction as Executive Director of the New York State Athletic Commission from May 1, 2014 through May 13, 2016. He was a beacon of integrity and personified the view that public officials should follow the law and do what’s right. During his time in office, Berlin earned the respect of fighters, trainers, managers, promoters, television executives, writers, and the rest of the boxing commu...

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