Don Stradley and The Ring/RingTV.com took prime honors within the 20th annual Boxing Writers Affiliation of America writing contest, the BWAA introduced on Monday. All inserting entries will likely be acknowledged on the BWAA Awards Dinner, the date and time for which haven’t but been decided.
The 2020 BWAA writing contest’s 211 complete entries in six classes shattered the earlier report of 149, set the 12 months earlier than.
Stradley, an writer of three well-received books on boxing, was the one two-category winner, taking firsts in Occasion Protection (“Mike and Roy battle of the aged,” for DonStradley.blogspot.com) and Function Below 1,500 Phrases (“The Reinvention,” for The Ring). Tying Stradley for first place within the latter class is Diego Morilla (“A story of Christmas in Wonderland,” for The Ring).
Along with his two firsts, Stradley additionally had a 3rd place in Information Story and an honorable point out in Column. That gave him 13 factors on a scoring system that awarded 5 factors for a primary, three for a second, two for a 3rd and one for an HM, edging Greg Bishop of SI.com, who had 12 (a primary, two seconds and an HM).
The Ring and RingTV.com was the dominant media outlet, logging 29 factors (three firsts, three thirds and eight HMs) to 16 for runner-ups Boxingnewsonline.com (three seconds, one third, and 5 HMs), adopted by The Athletic’s 13 (one first, two thirds and 4 HMs).
Different first locations went to Bishop in Investigative Reporting (“Clifford Etienne wish to paint you an image,” SI.com); Lance Pugmire in Function Over 1,500 Phrases (“Within the title of the daddy: How Deontay Wilder realized to steer by instance,” The Athletic); Norm Frauenheim in Column (“Defiance not sufficient to maintain Coronavirus off an island or the UFC on ESPN,” 15rounds.com), and Joseph Santoliquito for Information Story (“Coping with loss of life: The braveness and compassion of Charles Conwell,” RingTV.com).
Santoliquito was the most-cited author, with a primary and 4 HMs. Stradley and Bishop every positioned in 4 classes and Pugmire in three.
2020 BERNIE WINNERS
BOXING EVENT COVERAGE
DON STRADLEY, “Mike and Roy: Battle of the Aged,” Donstradley.blogspot.com, November 29, 2020
GREG BISHOP, “Lopez Backs Up His Dad’s Trash Discuss to Full His ‘Takeover’ and Declare the Undisputed Light-weight Championship,” SI.com, October 18, 2020
MIKE COPPINGER, “Canelo Alvarez is Lastly in Management of His Future. Now What?,” The Athletic, December 24, 2020
Honorable Point out: Matt Christie, Boxingnewsonline.com; Ryan O’Hara, RingTV.com; Lance Pugmire, The Athletic; Dan Rafael, RingTV.com; Joseph Santoliquito, Ringtv.com; Springs Toledo, Thesweetscience.com; David Weinberg, Thesweetscience.com; Elliot Worsell, Boxingnewsonline.com
NORM FRAUENHEIM, “Defiance Not Sufficient to Hold Coronavirus Off An Island or the UFC on ESPN, Dana White Faucets Out,” 15rounds.com, April 10, 2020
BILL DWYRE, “Wonders of Boxing,” Los Angeles Occasions, November 27, 2020
ELLIOT WORSELL, “Egos Tripping Out: Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Present the Final Factor a Fighter Loses is His Ego,” Boxingnewsonline.com, November 30, 2020
Honorable Point out: Carlos Acevedo, Hannibalboxing.com; John Dennen, Boxing Information; Phil Jay, Worldboxingnews.internet; Mark Kriegel, ESPN.com; Thom Loverro, Washington Occasions; Eric Raskin, Ringside Seat; Joseph Santoliquito, RingTV.com; Don Stradley, Donstradley.blogspot.com
BOXING NEWS STORY
JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, “Coping with Loss of life: The Braveness and Compassion of Charles Conwell,” RingTV.com, February 7, 2020
GREG BISHOP, “Contained in the Longstanding Rigidity Between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez,’” SI.com, September 29, 2020
DON STRADLEY, “A Legacy of His Personal,” The Ring, June, 2020
Honorable Point out: Manouk Akopyan, Boxingscene.com; Mike Coppinger, The Athletic; Jose Corpas, Boxing Information; John Dennen, Boxingnewsonline.internet; Lee Groves, RingTV.com; Dan Rafael, Boxingscene.com
BOXING FEATURE (Below 1,500 phrases)
DIEGO MORILLA, “A Story of Christmas in Wonderland,” The Ring, June 16, 2020
DON STRADLEY, “The Reinvention,” The Ring, September 2020
JOSE CORPAS, “Harry Greb Road Artist,” Boxing Information, July 22, 2020
SPRINGS TOLEDO, “Reality, Justice, and Muhammad Ali,” Mizan, June 23, 2020
Honorable Point out: Carlos Acevedo, Hannibalboxing.com; Manouk Akopyan, LATimes.com; Rick Assad, Thesweetscience.com; Tris Dixon, Boxingscene.com; Mark Kriegel, ESPN.com; Joseph Santoliquito, RingTV.com; Jimmy Tobin, Hannibalboxing.com; Paul Zanon, Hannibalboxing.com
BOXING FEATURE (Over 1,500 phrases)
LANCE PUGMIRE, “Within the Identify of the Father: How Deontay Wilder Realized to Lead by Instance,” The Athletic, February 17, 2020
SPRINGS TOLEDO, “Darkish Days,” Boxing Information, July 2, 2020
TIM GRAHAM, “The Comeback No. 1: Politics? Racisim? Loss of life Threats? Nothing May Cease Ali” The Athletic, September 10, 2020
Honorable Point out: Greg Bishop, SI.com; Mike Coppinger, The Athletic; Tris Dixon, Boxing Information; Mark Kriegel, ESPN.com; Joseph Santoliquito, The Ring; Jimmy Tobin, Hannibalboxing.com
BOXING INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
GREG BISHOP, “Clifford Etienne Would Prefer to Paint You a Image,” SI.com, November 24, 2020
JACK HIRSCH, “The Rise and Fall of the Golden Gloves,” Boxingnewsonline.internet, June 4, 2020 – June 25 2020 (Collection)
Third Place (tie)
DIEGO MORILLA, “Cash, Shit, and the Left Hand of God,” RingTV.com, December 12, 2020
DAN RAFAEL, “Life in a Bubble,” The Ring, December 2020
Honorable Point out: Manouk Akopyan, Boxingscene.com; Mike Coppinger, The Athletic; Jose Corpas, Boxing Information; Alan Dawson, Insider Inc.; Bernard Fernandez, RingTV.com; Lance Pugmire, The Athletic; Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com
2020 BERNIES JUDGES:
TOM ARCHDEACON, Dayton Each day Information, Nat Fleischer Award recipient
CHUCK BAUSMAN, Rider College, Faculty of Journalism
TONY BOONE, Omaha World-Herald (retired)
GEORGE DIAZ, Orlando Sentinel (retired)
CHRISTIAN GIUDICE, Writer, Boxing Biographer
SEAN PATRICK GRIFFIN, Ph.D., The Citadel, Felony Justice Division; Writer
JIM JENKINS, Sacramento Bee (retired)
DAVE KINDRED, Louisville Courier-Journal, Washington Submit, Atlanta Journal-Structure, (retired), Writer
JOE MAXSE, Cleveland Plain Supplier (retired), Nat Fleischer Award recipient