The Best in Northwest
Featuring Award Winning
Writing and Photographs by Mike Blair and Ricardo
Read the Review, then Read the Book. Brian D'Ambrosio has written an outstanding biography of Marvin Camel a Native American workd Champion from Montana. This book is a must read for all fans of boxing as well as fans of a story about a man who proves that hard work and dedication can lead to success.
More Sad news from the world of boxing as one of the truly gracious women who covered the sport passed on May 11th. I first met Katherine Dunn when we were covering fights at the Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. I was a guy trying my hand at sports writing and trying to capture the essence of the battles, and she was an award winning writer, story teller, public presenter, and a genuinely nice woman. She took the time to talk to me about writing and the sport, and yes, we even talked about her novel Geek Love. Every time we saw each other she greeted me like a friend. I had not seen Katherine for a while, and when I heard she had passed, I was obviously saddened. One need not have an everyday friendship to miss someone like her. Even in short, every so often moments, she made an impression. I know that I am a better person, and I think a better boxing writer because I knew Katherine Dunn.
Upcoming Fight Cards:
UPDATED June 10th The Pacific
Northwest Boxing Rankings.
See which NW fighters make
their debut and which ones move up or down in this edition of the rankings. Let the discussion begin - there is a bit of movement in the newest rankings, and some inactive fighters have been dropped.
updated April 20, 2016
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Free Speech?; What are
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Letting Go of Daily
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amateurs, ring announcers, contract
is entitled to my opinion
Ali Center in Louisville,
Kentucky is open for visitors. The center is a must see for
all boxing fans, but it offers
much more. Take a look at some of the interesting and
inspirational exhibits that await you.
2016 Fight Schedule *
September 10th. Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions
September 24th Harmony Hall. Olympia, Washington PNW Pro Boxing Promotions
October 15th Clear Water Casino, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
November 19th. Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington Brian Halquist Promotions
December 31st Harmony Hall. Olympia, Washington PNW Pro Boxing Promotions
*Subject to Change
After you have finished looking through the
fight news and photos on our site, visit our
friends at these sites:
Boxing Archive Network - If you want to know
what is happening in the world of women's boxing,
the answers are here.
Halquist Productions - Get the latest news on
upcoming fights, concerts and other events staged
by the northwest's premier promoter
News - We like it because Sam DiTusa and Shamus
Young report for them.
Flatpuss Boxing - Richard Baker's homage to boxing
Canadian Boxiana - If it is happening in Canada, you can read about it here.
Klink - Need a 'voice' for an event? Look here.
Shanon is slick, professional and a crowd
Beat - If it's boxing news, odds are you'll
find it here
- Look for news in the boxing world at this
Fight Scene - The Northwest's Premiere
Fightlife and Nightlife Magazine
- It will do you good to keep up with what our
British friends see in the world of boxing.
Round Boxing - Your chance to talk to others
about boxers and other boxing topics.
- A site with boxer's records and opponents
- Big Joe Miranda is one of the bigger men and
bigger names in fight photography. He doesn't miss
- Read about , and watch what Edgar Gonzalez sees
in the world of boxing.
- A bit of News, a bit of History, a whole lot of
what happens in southern California and las
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