April 18, 2018

As the son of noted author Leonard Kriegel, Mark Kriegel knows a thing or two about the multifaceted aspects of the father-son dynamic. Maybe that’s why he is so good in detailing such relationships, and especially those in the insulated world of his favorite sport, boxing.

Now an analyst for ESPN’s boxing telecasts, Kriegel still considers himself primarily a writer, and rightly so. He emerged as the leading light of the 17th annual Boxing Writers Association of America writing contest, the only entrant to take two first places, in the Feature Over 1,500 Words and Feature Under 1,500 Words categories. But the piece that most resonated with the judges w...

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

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