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Kimball joins New England Ringside staff

WOBURN, Mass. (June 25, 2005) - Award-winning boxing writer George Kimball has joined the New England Ringside staff as a regular contributor to its magazine and radio show. Kimball, who recently retired from the Boston Herald after 25 years of service, has covered 343 world title fights since 1972.

Among the many awards he has received is the prestigious Nat Fleischer Award for Distinguished Boxing Journalism in 1985, as well the 2001 Boxing Writer's Association of America for Best Column and Best News Story.

"I'm leaving the grind of daily journalism," George said, "but it would be hard to walk away from boxing cold turkey, and this is a nice fit. I'll be at ringside covering fights for New England Ringside Magazine. I think the magazine is a terrific addition to the local boxing scene, with the potential to be even better, and I'm looking to being part of that growth. I've been a guest on the radio show enough times to know that they're a fun hard-working bunch of guys. In three-and-a-half decades around the sport, I've sort of accidentally become a walking repository of boxing BS, so I should fit right in there, too."

Over the years Kimball has written about boxing for The Ring, Boxing Illustrated, Fight Game, and The Irish Times.

"We're thrilled to have George Kimball joining New England Ringside," New England Ringside president Rick Brutti said. "George is one of the most respected boxing writers in the business and he adds instant credibility to our company."

New England Ringside is unique, multi-faceted boxing operation that encompasses promotion, management and media. New England Ringside's interests include a monthly magazine, weekly radio shows, web site (www.newenglandringside.com), www.fightography.com and a promotional division, NER Promotions. Its ultimate goal is to help bring boxing back to its former prominence and develop boxing to the same level as mainstream sports.

For more information about New England Ringside call 781.932.1190 or visit its web site at www.newenglandringside.com.

NER Promotions presents its first ESPN2 Friday Nights Fight show - "Plymouth Rocks" - Friday evening, July 1 in Plymouth (MA), headlined by the USBA light heavyweight title fight between George Khalid Jones (22-2-2, 13 KOs) and "Fabulous" Freddy Moore (30-3, 27 KOs). Tickets, priced at $60.00 (ringside), $50.00 (reserved) and $30.00 (general admission) are available by going to www.ticketweb.com or calling 781.932.1190. Doors open at 6 pm, first bout at 8:15 pm.

Article posted on 25.06.2005



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