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Coverage for upcoming pro boxing shows in California & New York

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help available' started by MarkEOrtega, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. MarkEOrtega

    MarkEOrtega New Member

    Hello all,

    I am new to this site but was recommended by a friend and it looks to be a nice spot.

    I am a 24-year old boxing writer from Northern California who writes regularly for queensberry-rules.com. As well, I have a weekly boxing column for a tri-weekly regional newspaper called the Martinez News-Gazette, which I began with coverage of the Andre Ward-Chad Dawson bout the week of Sept. 8. I also have freelanced in the past for famed boxing publications RING Magazine and Boxing Monthly. For BM, I contributed a couple different multi-page spreads of which I am very proud.

    Anyways, was wondering if anyone was interested in adding coverage for the following boxing shows I will be receiving press credentials for.

    Oct. 6 - Sacramento, Calif., Memorial Auditorium, TV: Telefutura, Jorge Linares and Yoshihiro Kamegai in separate bouts.

    Oct. 13 - Carson, Calif., Home Depot Center, TV: HBO, Nonito Donaire vs. Toshiaki Nishioka & Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado. Donaire is from San Leandro so anyone in NorCal interested in coverage, I have unlimited access to his camp.

    Oct. 20 - Brooklyn, New York, Barclays Center, TV: Showtime, Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales 2, Devon Alexander vs. Randall Bailey, Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam vs. Peter Quillin, Paul Malignaggi vs. Pablo Cesar Cano [***WILL BE IN TOWN WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE FIGHT, therefore can provide additional pre-fight deadline coverage if needed]

    Oct. 27 - Verona, New York, Turning Stone Casino, TV: HBO, Thomas Dulorme vs. Luis Carlos Abregu, Karim Mayfield vs. Mauricio Herrera, Miguel Vazquez vs. Marvin Quintero [***WILL BE IN TOWN WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE FIGHT, therefore can provide additional pre-fight deadline coverage if needed]

    Look forward to hearing something back. If you are interested in reading some of my work, here are some links to some stories from this year I am most proud of.

    The Sins of Adrien Broner vs. Vicente Escobedo - This was a post-fight commentary on the craziness surrounding the fight between Broner and Escobedo where Broner failed to make weight, then missed weight the day of the fight, putting the fight in limbo. Social media played a huge part in what could be considered some of the most tumultuous hours of HBO boxing in years.

    EPIX's Moneybox Strategy - A feature in which I compare fledgling premium network EPIX to the Moneyball Oakland A's in how they seek out boxing programming that is undervalued by the big boys HBO and Showtime and have made it work.

    Questional TKO Remains Unchanged [UPDATED] - Not exactly GREAT writing, but this is one of my better works as far as investigative journalism. This is about a fight in which a TKO was scored when a headbutt caused a cut that forced a stoppage when it should have been ruled a no contest. I followed up on this story and was credited with helping get the verdict overturned by the Calif. State Athletic Commission.

    Josesito Lopez Looks to Upset Odds Against Victor Ortiz - A feature I did on longshot underdog Josesito Lopez prior to his major upset of Victor Ortiz in June. In this story I detail a couple of things that could go Josesito's way which could change the fight. Was pretty close on that.

    If you are interested in reading some of my deadline work, I don't know which one I would list as standout but you can search my name at queensberry-rules.com and pull up a ton of stuff.

    Over the course of my 5 years in writing about boxing, I have attended 70 shows big and small, seen close to 500 fights ringside, and maintain a steady diet of watching the sweet science.

    You can contact me via e-mail at markeortega@gmail.com or via Twitter @MarkEOrtega.
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