It’s time online boxing writers got the respect they deserve

PressIt’s often been said that sports writers are just fans with keyboards.

That fact has become more and more apparent in recent years as so-called “citizen” journalists have risen through the ranks to ingratiate themselves amongst writers working for national newspapers and broadcasters.

The face of the boxing media in Britain is constantly changing.

In years gone by, it was members of the national and local press alongside the major broadcasters that dominated used to fill their column inches and sports section with boxing.

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Top 10 World Title First Round Knockouts

AND THE NEW: Adonis Stevenson floors Chad Dawson to become the new WBC light heavyweight champion (credit: AP/Graham Hughes)

AND THE NEW: Adonis Stevenson floors Chad Dawson to become the new WBC light heavyweight champion (credit: AP/Graham Hughes)

AFTER Adonis Stevenson’s first round demolition of Chad Dawson to win the WBC light heavyweight title in Montreal on Saturday (8 June) here are ten of the best and most memorable first round knockouts in world title fights.

Leave a comment or Tweet me @CiaranShanks and give me your opinion!

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Monday Moan: Fans Should Rejoice Over Mayweather Vs Alvarez

KING OF THE RING: Mayweather will challenge Canelo Alvarez on 14 September in Las Vegas

KING OF THE RING: Mayweather will challenge Canelo Alvarez on 14 September in Las Vegas

I like many in the boxing universe was pleasantly surprised to hear that on 14 September, Floyd Mayweather will face Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at a catch weight of 152lbs at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

This is undoubtedly one of the biggest fights the sport has seen for years and Alvarez is certainly a legitimate threat to the 36-year-old pound for pound king’s undefeated record.

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