Tag Archives: history of boxing

lost in 1915 at the border

With no fights to cover until Mayweather-Ortiz week, I’m knee-deep in writing – presently lost somewhere around the border around 1915-1919. My Jan. 1 deadline approaches for “The History of Boxing in New Mexico, Volume I,” due out next year by McFarland Press. Photo above: A ticket stub from the scrapbook of New Mexico’s first [...]

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two-book deal inked with mcfarland

Writer/photographer Chris Cozzone has inked a two-volume book deal with McFarland Press on the history of boxing in New Mexico. In between covering the big fights and local fight scenes in both New Mexico and Las Vegas, Cozzone has spent the last six years in heavy research. He inherited the project in 2005 from the [...]

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2 book signings set for Saturday

Two book signings are planned for the newly-released “The First Black Boxing Champions – Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s,” on Saturday, April 2. The first time & location will be 1 p.m., at the Albuquerque Public Library, Lomas & Tramway Branch, Eastridge St. (the library sits on the SW corner of Tramway [...]

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