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The BWAA Is Proud To Announce Jake Donovan As A New Vice-President

The Boxing Writers Association of America is proud to name Jake Donovan as a vice-president, joining BWAA VPs Michael Woods and Keith Idec.

Donovan is a senior writer for and a four-time BWAA award recipient since joining in 2002. In his current role, Jake provides daily coverage ranging from general briefs to in-depth investigative stories, as well as deadline reporting for live events around the world.

The journey first began with an attempted run as an amateur boxer, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather—the latter who served as a chief sparring partner for former Lightweight champion Al Singer. Jake’s foray wasn’t as memorable, ending with a record of 11-4 and the realization that he is a better writer than a fighter.

Shortly thereafter came his first assignment with Urban Latino magazine in 1997, taking on freelance opportunities before enjoying a regular beat in 2002. Jake joined in 2007, serving an integral role in growing the website into its current status as an industry leader.

Donovan was a researcher and unofficial scorer for Premier Boxing Champions-branded events on various networks. His work led to performing the same role for the NBC Sports boxing team during the 2016 Rio Olympics, a role which Jake will resume for 2020 Tokyo.

A native New Yorker now based just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, Jake proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1989-1992.


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