15Rounds.com 15Rounds.com is a worldwide leader in boxing news, with over 25 active contributors and more than 1,000 proprietary boxing videos in its archive. 15rounds.com was founded by John Raygoza and Ted Molina in 2002 and today is regarded as an industry standard for investigative reporting, shrewd commentary, innovative radio programming and ringside fight coverage.
Marc Abrams – Director of Advertising/Marketing/Publishing
Marc is the engine that runs 15rounds.com and the genius behind “The Boxing Show”, a weekly internet radio broadcast that hosts the biggest names in the sport as guests. Marc has parlayed his time at 15rounds.com to public-relations success in the famed Philadelphia boxing scene, working for The Legendary Blue Horizon and GoFightLive.tv. Marc has also become a fixture of the East Coast fight circuit, calling and reporting on shows in New York, Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Bart Barry – Columnist (Monday)
Bart writes for a genre of his own. In his four years of covering the sweet science, Bart has combined literature, philosophy, economics and language to create one of boxing’s most original voices. He is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and has become the premiere web-based boxing writer in the Southwest.
Norm Frauenheim – Columnist (Friday)
Norm is one of the most respected boxing writers in the world and winner of the 2008 Nat Fleischer award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism. For three decades Norm was the boxing insider at the Arizona Republic. His work has been published in The Best American Sports Writing and honored by the Arizona Press Club. In 2008, Norm’s work featured deadline reporting from the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Adam Berlin (columnist)
Adam Berlin is the author of the novels Belmondo Style (St. Martin’s Press, 2004) and Headlock (Algonquin Books, 2000). His stories and poetry have appeared in numerous journals. He is an Associate Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and co-editor of J Journal: New Writing on Justice.
Mario Ortega Jr. (Northern California Notebook author)
No young reporter has risen faster than Mario. In his first two years with 15rounds.com, Mario has proved himself both inexhaustible and invaluable. His Northern California Notebook is quickly becoming the standard by which all West Coast boxing coverage is measured above Orange County.
Anson Wainwright (European correspondent)
15rounds.com’s European coverage belongs to Anson. Along with ringside reports from his native Wales, the rest of the EU and occasionally the US, Anson provides well-crafted interviews with as diverse a cast of boxing characters as can be found anywhere online.
Matt Yanofsky (Feature columnist & provocateur)
Matt is 15rounds.com’s youngest and boldest writer. Where his elders tread cautiously, “Yano” is assertive. No one debunked Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s assertions of racism more quickly or authoritatively than Matt. His columns don’t always create a consensus, but they always create a buzz.
Arben Paloka (East Coast correspondent)
Arben helped 15rounds.com grow its acclaim as a trailblazer in web-based boxing video footage before successfully launching a boxing website of his own. Since then Arben has returned to 15rounds.com, and we’re grateful to have him. He can often be seen at fights in Atlantic City and Madison Square Garden.
Claudia Bocanegra (Ringside photojournalist)
Claudia’s photos tell a story of their own and rarely need attribution from reporters. Close inspection of Claudia’s work – covering East Coast events – reveals her sharp eye, constant professionalism and grace under pressure.
Gary Herman (MMA feature columnist)
Gary’s coverage of the MMA scene is so extensive, we had to give him a page of his own. Based on the West Coast, Gary’s writing and audio/video reporting has quickly made him the standard against which other boxing sites measure their MMA exposure. Gary can be seen octagon- and cage-side in California and Nevada.
Dominick Panfile (RJJ ringside reporter)
Many would argue Roy Jones Jr. is the greatest fighter of his era, but few would argue as passionately as Dominick. A lifelong fight fan and RJJ aficionado, Dominick can be found ringside wherever Jones is found fighting.
George Phillips (Ohio correspondent)
Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik put the fighting city of Youngstown on the map, so 15rounds.com put George on the Youngstown beat. George can be seen at ringside whenever the sweet science happens in the Buckeye State.
Jesse Rodriguez (Texas correspondent)
Jesse is a former prizefighter from a proud boxing family. Today we are lucky to have his expert eye sharply focused on the Lone Star Sate’s fight scene for 15rounds.com. Jesse works out of Dallas but can be seen round the great state of Texas.
Johnny Schulz (Florida correspondent and audio specialist)
If it’s happening in South Florida, or most any part of Florida, Johnny’s on it. Continuing 15rounds.com’s proud tradition of top-quality Florida boxing coverage – begun by Steve D’Amato in 2006 – Johnny takes care of writing, audio and video responsibilities in the Sunshine State.
Joseph Davey (Connecticut correspondent)
Ever been to Uncasville? Joseph sure has. Mohegan Sun has lately been giving Atlantic City plenty of competition in both gaming and casino-hosted prizefighting, and Joseph’s been 15rounds.com readers the very best in ringside reporting from the “world at play”.
Rick McKenzie (California & Nevada correspondent)
As a former collegiate football standout at Akron – where he intercepted Ben Roethlisberger – Rick has a great grasp on what’s important in athletics. Rick brings this craftsman’s knowledge to both his video and written coverage of the sweet science.
Thomas Marriott (New York correspondent)
Writing out of Long Island, Thomas is an aspiring boxing manager of his own. His most recent contribution, “Fighting for a Cause at the Hilton”, provided a unique look at exactly how boxing can be a force for good in the community.
Tom Luffman (Mid Atlantic correspondent)
Based in Delaware, Tom writes about many subjects – but saves his best boxing coverage for 15rounds.com. Founder of MorningCupOfCoffee.com and previous contributor to BoxingRanks.com, Tom now works our Mid Atlantic beat, covering fights all round Maryland.
Joon Lee (Radio co-host & Feature columnist)
Joon knows boxing. Along with a fan-friendly writing style in feature columns like “A One Year Stand for the Ages” and “No Need for Brackets, the Real March Madness is Here”, Joon helps Marc create the web’s very best boxing radio program each week.
Steve D’Amato (Reporter & ranking specialist)
For years, Steve was 15rounds.com’s main man in Florida. After quickly earning a reputation for his analysis of fights in the Sunshine State, co-hosting early episodes of “The Boxing Show” and lending his insight to 15rounds.com’s rankings, Steve has now been joined by Johnny on the Florida beat.
Bernard, the 1998 winner of the Nat Fleischer award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism, wrote for 15rounds.com in 2005 and 2006.
Robert, Orange County’s best known boxing scribe, wrote for 15rounds.com from the summer of 2005 through the fall of 2008.