Ron Borges Knocks Out Competition at Boxing Writing Awards

Ron Borges of the Boston Herald (still seems weird to write that) will receive recognition for some of his work writing about the sport of boxing this Friday night from the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA).

The Eye on Sports Media has more on the awards, which will be broadcast live on the internet starting at 6:00 PM et at the GoFight Live! website.

The awards are known as The Barneys and Borges will receive recognition in the following categories:


First Place
RON BORGES, “The Dying Art of Matchmaking,” Boxing Monthly, June 2008


Third Place (tie)
RON BORGES, “Not A Rock, He’s Limestone,”, July 18, 2008 

BOXING FEATURE (Under 2,500 words)

Third Place
RON BORGES, “Do You Know Who I Am?,” Boxing Monthly, April 2008 

BOXING FEATURE (Over 2,500 words)

Honorable Mention: Ron Borges, Boxing Monthly

Former Herald columnist George Kimball is also receiving some recognition:


Third Place
GEORGE KIMBALL, “Luis Resto – Billy Collins Redux,”, 2008 

BOXING COLUMN – Honorable Mention.  (

Random Quote

Could that Brady/Patriots window, just like the Celtics, be closed for good?

The colossal second-coming of Joe Montana, once a perfect 10-0 and then 14-2 in the postseason, needed a Tim Tebow tumble to reality and a choke for the ages by Baltimore’s Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff — just to pick up a couple playoff wins.

— Hector Longo, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, 6/15/12
  • DaveR

    I know that few people in this town like him — but Borges really is one of the best boxing writers in the country.

  • Aaron

    When I saw the headline, first thing I thought was, “oh man, don’t tell me Borgie beat up another crippled guy.”

  • Nopointe

    He also took first place in “Beating up a fellow writer (over 70 division)”

    • Nopointe

      I forgot to congratulate Mike Sando on these awards, CONGRATS SANDO!

  • mark

    Is the Boxing Writers Association of America a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden Boy Productions?

  • Kevin

    Hey, who knew that George Kimball was still alive? And that anyone bothered to read anything he wrote?