Connect with us

Editor in Chief

Arne K. Lang – Editor in Chief

Arne K. Lang

Published

on

ARNE K. LANG was born in Brooklyn, attended college in Nebraska, and has spent the bulk of his adult years in Las Vegas. A hobbyist boxing historian, his byline has appeared in The Ring, Boxing Illustrated, and (British) Boxing Monthly.

A ringside witness to many of the greatest fights in Las Vegas dating back to the era when the big fights were held outdoors, Lang feels a special connection to promoters operating at the grassroots level, some of whom he has served as a publicist and ring announcer.

Lang’s fourth book, titled “Sports Betting and Bookmaking: An American History” was released by Rowman & Littlefield in July, 2016. Publishers Weekly says: “This excellent look at ‘America’s love/hate affair with sports gambling’ delivers fascinating insights.”

 

Read the Arne K. Lang archive

Advertisement

Editor in Chief

David A. Avila – West Coast Bureau Chief

Avatar

Published

on

David A. Avila was born and raised in the boxing breeding grounds of East Los Angeles. Inspired by his own father who fought in the Olympic Auditorium during the 1950s, David decided to write about boxing, beginning with coverage of an Oscar De La Hoya bout in the Olympic Auditorium.

He also participated in amateur boxing sporadically for 10 years before turning down a pro boxing career in lieu of a potential baseball career. While at UCLA, he realized baseball was not going to work out so he turned to journalism. Then boxing dragged him back into the fold as a writer where he began covering the sport for the LA Times after a couple of years in the newsroom.

After the Times, he helped launch Uppercut Magazine in 1999 and now is a sports columnist specializing in boxing for the Riverside Press-Enterprise and La Prensa newspapers. He previously wrote for Maxboxing and WBAN. His great grandfather Battling Ortega fought more than a dozen world champions from lightweight to light heavyweight beginning in 1916. Avila lives in Riverside, California.

Read the David A. Avila archive

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Imagining-Famous-People-as-Prizefighters-Check-Out-Our-Latest-TSS-Survey
Featured Articles5 days ago

Imagining Famous People as Prizefighters: Check Out Our Latest TSS Survey

R.I.P.-Pete-Rademacher-Olumpic-Champ-Fought-Floyd-Patterson-in-his-Pro-Debut
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

R.I.P. Pete Rademacher: Olympic Champ; Fought Floyd Patterson in his Pro Debut

Postscript-to-a-Bad-Night-in-Vegas
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Postscript to a Bad Night in Vegas

Avila-Perspective-Chap-97-No-Reporters-in-Age-of-Pendemonium
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Avila Perspective, Chap. 97: No Reporters in Age of Pandemonium

Top-Rank-Confirms-the-Lineup-for-their-First-Two-June-Shows
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

It’s Official: Top Rank Confirms the Lineups for their First Two June Shows

Fury-vs-Joshua-in-2021-It's-a-Big-Can-of-Worms
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Fury vs. Joshua in 2021: It’s a Big Can of Worms

Berchelt-TKOs-Valenzuela-in-Mexico-City
Featured Articles1 day ago

Berchelt TKOs Valenzuela in Mexico City

Fast-Results-from-the-Bubble-Plania-Upsets-Greer-Santillan-Nips-DeMarco
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Fast Results from the Bubble: Plania Upsets Greer; Santillan Nips DeMarco

Gabriel-Flores-Who-Attracted-a-Stupendous-Wager-Moves-into-the-Main-Event
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Gabriel Flores, Who Attracted a Stupendous Wager, Moves into the Main Event

Top-Rank-is-Marching-Boxing-Back-to-Las-Vegas
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Top Rank is Marching Boxing Back to Las Vegas

As-Expected-Navarrete-Steamrolls-Lopez-in-their-Studio-Fight-in-Mexico-City
Featured Articles1 week ago

As Expected, Navarrete Steamrolls Lopez in their Studio Fight in Mexico City

Boxing-Odds-and-Ends-Big-Baby-Miller-Roberto Duran-and-More
Featured Articles2 days ago

Boxing Odds and Ends: Big Baby Miller, Roberto Duran and More

Fast-Results-from-Las-Vegas-Shakur-Stevenson-Collapses-Caraballo-with-a-Body-Punch
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Fast Results from Las Vegas: Shakur Collapses Caraballo with a Body Punch

R-I-P-William-Gildea-1939-2020
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

R.I.P. William Gildea (1939-2020)

Jck-Kid-Berg-This-Is-The-One
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Jack ‘Kid’ Berg: This Is The Guy

The-Top-Ten-Light-Welterweights-of-the-Decade-2010-2019
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

The Top Ten Light-Welterweights of the Decade: 2010-2019

Fast-Results-from-The-Bubble-Magdaleno-Tops-Vicente-in-a-Messy-Fight
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Fast Results from The Bubble: Magdaleno Tops Vicente in a Messy Fight

It's-Hall-of-Fame-Week-in-Canastota-Another-Week-That-Could-Have-Been
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

It’s Hall of Fame Week in Canastota, Another Week That Could Have Been

Fast-Results-from-the-Bubble-Franco-Upends-Moloney-Wins-WBA-Title
Featured Articles6 days ago

Fast Results from the Bubble: Franco Upends Moloney; Wins WBA Belt

Fast-Results-from-the-Bubble-Flores-Blanks-Ruiz-Collard-Mauls-Kaminsky
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Fast Results from the Bubble: Flores Blanks Ruiz; Collard Mauls Kaminsky

The-Top-Ten-Lightweights-of-the-Decade-2010-2019
Featured Articles7 hours ago

The Top Ten Lightweights of the Decade: 2010-2019

Berchelt-TKOs-Valenzuela-in-Mexico-City
Featured Articles1 day ago

Berchelt TKOs Valenzuela in Mexico City

Boxing-Odds-and-Ends-Big-Baby-Miller-Roberto Duran-and-More
Featured Articles2 days ago

Boxing Odds and Ends: Big Baby Miller, Roberto Duran and More

Fast-Results-from-the-Bubble-Jason-Moloney-TKOs-Baez
Featured Articles4 days ago

Fast Results from the Bubble: Jason Moloney TKOs Baez

Imagining-Famous-People-as-Prizefighters-Check-Out-Our-Latest-TSS-Survey
Featured Articles5 days ago

Imagining Famous People as Prizefighters: Check Out Our Latest TSS Survey

Fast-Results-from-the-Bubble-Franco-Upends-Moloney-Wins-WBA-Title
Featured Articles6 days ago

Fast Results from the Bubble: Franco Upends Moloney; Wins WBA Belt

As-Expected-Navarrete-Steamrolls-Lopez-in-their-Studio-Fight-in-Mexico-City
Featured Articles1 week ago

As Expected, Navarrete Steamrolls Lopez in their Studio Fight in Mexico City

Fast-Results-from-the-Bubble-Flores-Blanks-Ruiz-Collard-Mauls-Kaminsky
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Fast Results from the Bubble: Flores Blanks Ruiz; Collard Mauls Kaminsky

Gabriel-Flores-Who-Attracted-a-Stupendous-Wager-Moves-into-the-Main-Event
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Gabriel Flores, Who Attracted a Stupendous Wager, Moves into the Main Event

Fast-Results-from-the-Bubble-Plania-Upsets-Greer-Santillan-Nips-DeMarco
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Fast Results from the Bubble: Plania Upsets Greer; Santillan Nips DeMarco

R-I-P-William-Gildea-1939-2020
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

R.I.P. William Gildea (1939-2020)

Fury-vs-Joshua-in-2021-It's-a-Big-Can-of-Worms
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Fury vs. Joshua in 2021: It’s a Big Can of Worms

Avila-Perspective-Chap-97-No-Reporters-in-Age-of-Pendemonium
Featured Articles2 weeks ago

Avila Perspective, Chap. 97: No Reporters in Age of Pandemonium

Fast-Results-from-The-Bubble-Magdaleno-Tops-Vicente-in-a-Messy-Fight
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Fast Results from The Bubble: Magdaleno Tops Vicente in a Messy Fight

Fast-Results-from-Las-Vegas-Shakur-Stevenson-Collapses-Caraballo-with-a-Body-Punch
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Fast Results from Las Vegas: Shakur Collapses Caraballo with a Body Punch

It's-Hall-of-Fame-Week-in-Canastota-Another-Week-That-Could-Have-Been
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

It’s Hall of Fame Week in Canastota, Another Week That Could Have Been

R.I.P.-Pete-Rademacher-Olumpic-Champ-Fought-Floyd-Patterson-in-his-Pro-Debut
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

R.I.P. Pete Rademacher: Olympic Champ; Fought Floyd Patterson in his Pro Debut

Top-Rank-is-Marching-Boxing-Back-to-Las-Vegas
Featured Articles3 weeks ago

Top Rank is Marching Boxing Back to Las Vegas

Postscript-to-a-Bad-Night-in-Vegas
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

Postscript to a Bad Night in Vegas

The-Top-Ten-Light-Welterweights-of-the-Decade-2010-2019
Featured Articles4 weeks ago

The Top Ten Light-Welterweights of the Decade: 2010-2019

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Advertisement