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26 Mar

cozzone picks up bwaa writing & photo honors

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The Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) has announced the winners of its annual Bernies (formerly “Barneys”) contest, which each year recognizes the best writing about boxing by BWAA members. The strong field of prize-winning works appeared during 2012 in a wide range of print and online outlets and shows that boxing journalism is as vital as ever.

Tying for second in the column category was Chris Cozzone’s “Requiem for a Hometown Champion,” published in Fightnews.com and NewMexicoBoxing.com on June 1, 2012. The column praises the life and career of Johnny Tapia, who passed away last year on May 27.

Cozzone also received an honorable mention for his photography in the feature category. It is the second year that Cozzone has placed in, both, writing and photography. He remains the only journalist to do so since the BWAA started their awards in 1972.

18 May

cozzone shots get 2nd, 3rd in this year’s ‘barneys’

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The BWAA (Boxing Writers Association of America) named two Cozzone shots second and third place winners in the 2011 “Barneys.” Capturing second in action was a shot of Mike Lee sending Gilbert Gastelum’s mouthpiece flying. A victory shot of Jorge Arce, with vanquished champ Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. in the foreground, copped third in the feature category.

Congrats to other winners Naoki Fukuda, Will Hart, Tom Casino, Tom Hogan, Marty Rosengarten, Miguel Salazar and Al Bello!

15 May

‘honorable mention’ at barneys

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Entering the Boxing Writers Association of America annual writing contest (a.k.a. the “Barneys) for the first time, Fightnews/NewMexicoBoxing received an honorable mention. In event coverage, writer/photographer Chris Cozzone picked up the honors with “Run, Rabbit, Run” – coverage of Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros, held at Isleta in Albuquerque, N.M. (Click here)

Veteran Associated Press writer Tim Dahlberg took top honors; he was the only winner of two first places as well as the only person to place among the top three in three of the six categories.
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