Print media is going through enormous changes at the moment. Thank goodness that we still have full-time boxing journalists who are able to report from the events.
You may think that sounds mad but if you do two minutes of research online, you’ll see that magazines and newspapers (national and local) are collapsing at a worrying rate.
We get up to the minute news from our phones and tablets, so fewer people are buying magazines or the daily newspaper.
Last night was a great example of why we are so lucky to have proper journalists attending live boxing.
You were probably watching either the Alvarez/Lopez or Martinez/Chavez Jr. fights and wondering what was going on at the other.
Hoorah for ringside reporters tweeting round by round commentary, and keeping us up to date.
Blogs can be interesting and allow people to share their two-cents worth. But it is important that professional journalism continues to thrive and journalists can talk to people directly involved within the sport, whether it be in the gyms, at press conferences, weigh-ins, or after the fights.
Journalists are on the frontline getting the quotes and news that allow the boxing public to provide opinions and enhance their knowledge of the bigger picture.
Maybe it’s time to start supporting your weekly/monthly boxing publications and pay for a newspaper from time to time. We’d miss them if they weren’t around.