I’ve written a variety of pieces for the UK’s biggest boxing publication, Boxing News. I’ve covered shows for their print magazine and written online too. Here is a selection of articles about Scottish boxing written for Boxing News online.
A prediction I’m proud of (and one I’m not)
No one was backing Tony Bellew before his first fight with David Haye but I was confident that the bookmakers had got it wrong. I wrote this piece on Bellew’s chances and am proud, in retrospect, that I went against the tide of Haye support to write the piece.
Sure, I’ve got plenty of predictions wrong too, like any sports writer. (I recently thought Frankie Gavin might have half a chance for the European title and that was, admittedly, a terrible call!) This is a well reasoned, well-researched prediction that I’m proud of though.
Good call- FULL ARTICLE LINK: http://www.thenationalstudent.com/Sport/2017-02-23/tony_bellew_can_beat_david_haye.html
Bad call- FULL ARTICLE LINK: https://welovebetting.co.uk/2018/11/boxing-funtime-frankie-can-upset-the-odds-in-bilbao/
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Bare-knuckle Boxing interviews
Here are two pieces I wrote on bare-knuckle boxing following a chat with promoter, Jim Freeman. It’s a growth sport and Jim made interesting comments on both gloved and bare-knuckle boxing.
Reviewing Beat Herder festival
Reviewing Beat Herder 2017 in the Ribble Valley was a fantastic experience. It was the first time I covered such a large and varied event too, making it a valuable learning experience. I produced several articles on the event, covering the festival as a whole and individual acts. Find them below…
Diverse journalistic experiences with The National Student
I’ve always enjoyed contributing to The National Student (TNS). Having been both their sports and tech editor, at different stages, I have a lot of experience of working alongside the TNS team and catering to their readership. The fantastic thing about writing for TNS was the wide variety of opportunities to write on different subjects.
I’ve written for TNS on everything from Buddhist robots to golf, via a live review of rap pioneers, The Sugarhill Gang. It’s made me a better writer and, importantly, a more flexible writer. Here is a selection of pieces on varying subjects that I have written for TNS…
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