A BRAVE NEW WORLD OF BOXING JOURNALISM
RINGSIDE SEAT is an experiment, a new twist in boxing journalism calculated to dazzle your eyes, stimulate your imagination, and raise the level of conversation.
The project brings together people from the worlds of boxing, film, television, graphic arts, and publishing. The result is an invigorating blend of disciplines.
Our aim is to provide boxing fans with a product unlike any other currently available. RINGSIDE SEAT combines erudite prose, evocative graphics, and interactive video links, each supporting one another as we ponder the multifaceted realm of prize fighting.
From Carlo Rotello’s (writer, The New York Times, Washington Post) Gennady Golovkin and Chocolatito Gonzalez essay to William Dettloff’s (author of Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life) remembrance of his fighting past, RINGSIDE SEAT exemplifies the diverse approach required to do justice to a blood ritual Joyce Carol Oates called “sanity turned inside out.”
Boxing and boxers have always provided a mirror in which we can glimpse not only a reflection of mankind’s courage and nobility, but also the darker side of the human soul. RINGSIDE SEAT takes readers inside the underbelly of the beast with Ivan G. Goldman’s (author of The Barfighter) elegy for Johnny Tapia, Nigel Collins’ (two-time editor-in-chief of THE RING and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee) account of Carlos Monzon’s tragic fall from grace, and Don Stradley’s (writer for THE RING, Boxing News, and ESPN) ode to Rod Serling’s Requiem for a Heavyweight.
It’s not all melodrama and heartache, of course. There is a tender side to boxing weaved throughout, including the bond created when fathers pass on their love of the sport to their offspring. It’s a connection that often lasts a lifetime. Eddie Muller (Turner Classic Movies host and author of The Distance) takes us inside this phenomenon, a shared passion that helped shape his life.
Rounding out the debut issue are Eric Raskin’s “(co-host of the HBO Boxing Podcast and former managing editor of THE RING) Southpaw Stance” column, which provides cutting-edge insight into the current scene, Shaun Assael (ESPN investigative reporter and author of The Murder of Sonny Liston) review of his five favorite Sonny Liston books, and “Crowd Pleasers” a look at the thrilling career of 1970s featherweight champion Danny “Little Red” Lopez.
Every page of RINGSIDE SEAT is enhanced beyond measure by the magic of graphic artist Michael Kronenberg. His vision is the glue that holds it all together.
Download this FREE PREVIEW of RINGSIDE SEAT and see a small sampling of what will come if you help us reach our goal: http://ringsideseatmag.com/preview.pdf
RINGSIDE SEAT is an innovative boxing magazine designed for connoisseurs of quality writing, bold graphics, and fresh concepts. Three blind mice sitting ringside will not render the decision this time. It will be up to you, the boxing consumer, to make the call and help us reach our goal.
Risks and challenges
We need your help, the true connoisseurs of the "Sweet Science." We're a writer and graphic design driven publication, featuring a "Murderers Row" of boxing writers who will be free to express their unbiased opinions, without the influence of promoters, managers, advertisers, or TV networks. Our graphic design is creative, bold, and upscale. This unique endeavor requires that our creative talent be compensated for all their time and effort. That's where you come in. We're asking for only a $10 pledge from each donor, what you would pay for most magazines. If we reach our goal, all donors will get an exclusive download of the entire magazine and RINGSIDE SEAT will be able continue and start work on our second issue.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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