Todd Snyder: “When I was a kid, I learned politics and world history through boxing.”

Todd Snyder: “When I was a kid, I learned politics and world history through boxing.” By Chris Akers This final part of this interview will look at how boxing intertwines with hip-hop and politics, plus how boxing can get back to the sporting forefront in the United States in a way it hasn’t done in … Continue reading Todd Snyder: “When I was a kid, I learned politics and world history through boxing.”

Callum Johnson: “I’ve Still Got Time.”

Callum Johnson: "I've Still Got Time." By Cameron Temple “My professional career hasn’t really gone how I thought it would’ve done, but I’ve still got time.” Like many boxers, Callum Johnson’s career has featured a series of highs and lows. Although, perhaps the extremities of these highs and lows have been more severe for him … Continue reading Callum Johnson: “I’ve Still Got Time.”

John Hedges: “I Know They Say Don’t Believe The Hype, But Take Notice Of It.”

John Hedges: “I Know They Say Don’t Believe The Hype, But Take Notice Of It.” An insight into Matchroom’s latest signing: John Hedges By Cameron Temple Upon hearing a six foot five, 18-year-old, British southpaw, with a good amateur pedigree was entering the professional ranks, my first thought was ‘Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury must … Continue reading John Hedges: “I Know They Say Don’t Believe The Hype, But Take Notice Of It.”

Todd Snyder: ‘But Bundini Was What I Liked About Ali’

Todd Snyder: 'But Bundini Was What I Liked About Ali' By Chris Akers The focus in part four of my interview with Todd Snyder is solely on 'Bundini' Brown, a man who was able to carve his own personality and presence despite being part of the careers of two of the greatest boxers in history. … Continue reading Todd Snyder: ‘But Bundini Was What I Liked About Ali’

Todd Snyder: “It’s Such A Tough Sport & It Takes So Much Dedication.”

Todd Snyder: "It’s Such A Tough Sport & It Takes So Much Dedication." By Chris Akers In part three of this interview, we discuss why boxing lends itself to art and language so well and the different layers and motivations of a boxer both in and out of the ring. Earlier this year, I interviewed … Continue reading Todd Snyder: “It’s Such A Tough Sport & It Takes So Much Dedication.”

Sean McComb: “You Only Get One Debut & I Could Have Asked For No Bigger Occasion Than That.”

Sean McComb: "You Only Get One Debut & I Could Have Asked For No Bigger Occasion Than That.” By Oliver McManus Sean McComb: this is your life. Okay that’s not exactly how I started our conversation but the principle was fairly accurate. Following a fight with Craig Evans being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic … Continue reading Sean McComb: “You Only Get One Debut & I Could Have Asked For No Bigger Occasion Than That.”

James Beech: “I Was Definitely Dedicated From That Early Age Because I Wouldn’t Want To Miss A Session For The World.”

James Beech: "I Was Definitely Dedicated From That Early Age Because I Wouldn’t Want To Miss A Session For The World.” By Oliver McManus Walsall’s market town of Bloxwich is 72 miles away from the nearest coast but they’ve got a Beech to be proud of: two weight Midlands Area champion James Beech, that is. … Continue reading James Beech: “I Was Definitely Dedicated From That Early Age Because I Wouldn’t Want To Miss A Session For The World.”

Todd Snyder: ‘I Always Liked That Analogy The Truth Machine Because You Can’t Really Fake It’

Todd Snyder: 'I Always Liked That Analogy The Truth Machine Because You Can’t Really Fake It' By Chris Akers In Part Two of this interview, Todd Snyder talks about the fear and confidence of boxers, how he went from being a fight fan to an English professor, the values boxing instils and what attracts people … Continue reading Todd Snyder: ‘I Always Liked That Analogy The Truth Machine Because You Can’t Really Fake It’

The FightPost Interviews: Ebanie Bridges 

The FightPost Interviews: Ebanie Bridges  Covid-19 has stopped virtually everything in life. It has not only stopped sport but for the elite athletes, the quarantine restrictions have severely restricted what they can do. The normal regular gym routine has been replaced by simply making do and doing what you can. The unbeaten bantamweight prospect from … Continue reading The FightPost Interviews: Ebanie Bridges 

Todd Snyder: Boxing For A Lot Of Kids Is A Way Out. It’s Something Positive

Todd Snyder: Boxing For A Lot Of Kids Is A Way Out. It’s Something Positive By Chris Akers This is the first of a five-part interview with Todd Snyder, a professor of writing at Siena College. We covered topics such as boxing’s romance and dark side, why the sport is often depicted through art and … Continue reading Todd Snyder: Boxing For A Lot Of Kids Is A Way Out. It’s Something Positive