East Side Guru
Join Date: Dec 2005
Re: The Transnational Boxing Rankings
Erika Montoya is a Mexican reporter with nearly ten years experience. She has written for La Aficion, Chronic Today, and Playboy Mexico and her subject of choice is the Sweet Science. Montoya currently covers boxing for Milenio Diario and HuffPostVoces.
Nnamdi Moweta is from Jos Plateau State, Nigeria. A manager of several African boxers in the mid-eighties, he has since become a respected media figure and a bridge between African culture and the world. He has contributed to the Africa Channel’s sports documentary “Boxing Before the Bell” and was the music supervisor for KassimtheDream, a documentary about Kassim Ouma which won eight international film festival awards. He has also been involved with several international news programs including BBC Africa’s sports show (“Fast Track”), The Voice of America’s African sports show, and NetworkAfrica. Moweta currently lives in Los Angeles, California in the United States and is the long-time host of Radio Afrodicia, which began broadcasting in 1995.
Alister Scott Ottesen is a boxing writer and historian based in Norway. He has done work for Norwegian newspapers, television, and contributed with research to several boxing related books. Ottesen is also a contributor and editor for BoxRec.com and a member of the International Boxing Research Organization. He owns one of Europe’s largest collections of boxing books and magazines.
Harry Otty is a boxing historian, author, coach, and competitor. A member of the International Boxing Research Organization and staff historian and writer at the Cyber Boxing Zone for over ten years, he has also compiled and written research articles for the Merseyside Former Boxers Association newsletter ‘Mugs Alley’ and was Associate Producer for the cable TV program Boxing’s Greatest Champions. He is the author of Charley Burley and the Black Murderers’ Row and also published Jerry Fitch’s recent biography of Jimmy Bivins. Otty has been involved in boxing for close to 40 years and has coached a number of national amateur champions in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Originally from Liverpool, England he now lives in Auckland where he is attempting to grow his ‘micro-press’ of specialist boxing and wrestling titles.
Matthew Paras has been covering the sport of boxing since 2009 and currently writes for Max Boxing. As a writer, he covers a multitude of topics including the Chicago boxing scene, television ratings, and much more. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Vittorio Parisi, a former member of The Ring Ratings Advisory Panel, is a boxing historian, analyst, and member of the Editorial Staff of boxeringweb.net, the main Italian boxing website and one of the most followed in Europe. In recent years, he has been a boxing analyst for EurosportTelevision and Dahlia TV, as well as a journalist for the Italian Boxing Federation Magazine. He is involved in the boxing book series at BradipolibriEdition and is the author of Gong! A History of the Middleweight and Heavyweight Divisionsand The Uncrowned Kings. Parisi lives in Brescia, Italy.
Per-Ake Persson is a boxing writer/record keeper based in Lund, Sweden. He has covered boxing since the late 80´s for Boxing Update, Fight Fax, Boxing News, USA Boxing News, and a number of websites including knock-out.dk and Boxing Scene. His specialty is boxing in continental Europe.
Eric Raskin is a former associate editor, managing editor, and contributing editor for The Ring who has written for Grantland.com, ESPN.com, HBO.com,The Sweet Science, Maxboxing, and Boxing Monthly. He also co-hosts the subscription-based podcast Ring Theory. He is member of the Boxing Writers Association of America who has won five Barney Nagler Writing Awards (plus three Honorable Mentions). Eric lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Salvador Rodriguez is a Mexican boxing writer based in Mexico City. He has covered hundreds of matches around the world since 2005 for Diario Deportivo Record, the most important sports newspaper in Mexico. He is a contributor on many boxing websites in the United States and specializes in boxing in Central and South America and the United States.
Cliff Rold(Chair) is the Managing Editor of Boxing Scene, a member of the Yahoo Pound for Pound voting panel, the International Boxing Hall of Fame Committee, and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Rold is also a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Tim Starks(Chair) is the founder and editor of The Queensberry Rules, a boxing blog that has been praised by TheWall Street Journal, The New Yorker and other top publications. He has written about the sport for The Guardian, The Ring, Boxing Scene, The Sweet Science, and Bookforum. Starks is also a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. When not writing about boxing, he is a national security reporter for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C.
Springs Toledo(Oversight) is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, the International Boxing Research Organization, the International Boxing Hall of Fame Committee, and an editor for the BoxRec database. A boxing historian, strategist, and analyst with no mean ring experience, his work can be found on The Sweet Science and has been recognized several times by Barney Nagler Writing Awards. He is a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Toledo lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States.
Michael Woods is a contributing writer at ESPN: The Magazine. He has been the editor of The Sweet Science since 2007, and his blog, NYFightBlog, runs on ESPNNewYork.com. Woods, who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters, is on the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Steve Zemach is a boxing writer and sports radio producer based in Miami, Florida. He contributes to The Queensberry Rules and has covered boxing since 2006. Zemach is the senior producer for the Sid Rosenberg show, a major radio show known for placing a strong emphasis on boxing.