October 20th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez


San Francisco, CA- Having grown up in an era

Boxing World Magazine's Latest Cover

Boxing World Magazine’s Latest Cover

where on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Jack Fiske gave us his lengthy columns that were in the 80’s known by insiders as the “Bible of Newspaper Boxing.” But not only did I have Fiske with the San Francisco Chronicle, Eddie Muller Sr. was writing daily pieces in the San Francisco Examiner, it’s predecessor The Call, The News, or the News Call Bulletin, where I was taught how to read. Now we have only the Chronicle, who threw the highly rated Fiske out on his ass circa 1993 after 40 years, and then watched the circulation reportedly drop from over one million readers then to 220,000 today.


The same cannot be said of other boxing publications, Ring Magazine, the standard bearer to some is now owned by Oscar De La Hoya. And regardless of what spin he puts on this, Oscar’s involvement severs the throat of the Ring’s credibility. With a great group of writers, unpublished interview(s) with Emanuel Steward, a cover feature on Floyd Mayweather,

house historians like Lindy Lindell and an “old school” look with black & white photos and a color cover. Like the magazines of the magazine era, Boxing World, a quarterly publication, delivers. For more info on this great magazine, click on the following link BoxingWorldMagazine.com or email B.W. at boxingworldmagazine@yahoo.com


  1. Thanks Pedro, will subscribe to this. Miss the days of Fiske 2x a week, the publication from Santa Cruz – as well as The Ring with Nigel Collins at the helm.

    Do you know what happened to Jack’s extensive boxing memorabilia collection?

    Uppercut on October 20th, 2013 at 9:08 PM
  2. John Gay of Sacto. has most of it…I’m told..

    Pedro Fernandez on October 20th, 2013 at 9:13 PM
  3. Pedro, has there been any update on Operation Matchbox???

    PJ on October 21st, 2013 at 8:58 AM
  4. P.J. See John Ashcroft.

    Pedro Fernandez on October 21st, 2013 at 11:21 AM
  5. In response to PJ, there has not been ANYONE prosecuted for violating the Federal Law on boxing! There does not seem to be any effort to clean up boxing.

    Jake Hall on October 21st, 2013 at 8:19 PM
  6. Hey Jake, ex or current Indiana Boxing Commission guy, not one person.

    Pedro Fernandez on October 21st, 2013 at 8:24 PM
  7. I asked online how Hopkins could all of a sudden get in the top 10 P4P list after beating Jean Pascal [nothing against Pascal] when someone answered back, reminding me that Ring magazine was now owned by Golden Boy Promotions [I should have mentioned the P4P list was in Ring] ! You sure are right about Ring’s credibility, Pedro !

    Larry Dickson on October 23rd, 2013 at 9:02 AM

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