Boxing Writers Association of America is honored to name Thom Loverro, the lead sports columnist for The Washington Times, as the 46th winner of the Nat Fleischer Award for excellence in boxing journalism. The voting of past winners determines the honoree.

Loverro is a long-time member of the BWAA and has won numerous writing awards for his boxing coverage, including in 2014 when he revealed, through the Freedom of Information Act, that the FBI believed the first Sonny Liston-Cassius Clay fight was fixed. He also received an award from the Associated Press Sports Editors association for this story.

He had been a sportswriter at The Washington Times since...

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...

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