Los Angeles Times: Why this L.A. TikTok star dreamed of boxing glory

Los Angeles Times: Why this L.A. TikTok star dreamed of boxing glory. “In the last decade, the number of people who make money as a ‘creator’ — a person who creates video, photo or digital content primarily on social media — has grown to more than 50 million people worldwide, including 2 million who do it as a full-time job, according to data released in 2020 by San Francisco venture capital firm SignalFire. But gaining new fans for creators or influencers has become increasingly challenging, as the once-nascent social media platforms have now grown to massive, global video libraries where it’s difficult to stand out from the crowd. That’s where boxing comes in.”

Inside the Games: Professional boxing in Britain suspended in January amid record high COVID-19 cases

Inside the Games: Professional boxing in Britain suspended in January amid record high COVID-19 cases. “All professional boxing bouts in Britain have been suspended in January as the country battles with record levels of COVID-19 cases. The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) has confirmed the suspension amid surging coronavirus figures caused by the more contagious Omicron variant.”

Influencers in the boxing ring: Are they the new fighters? (WTKR)

WTKR: Influencers in the boxing ring: Are they the new fighters?. “For a number of social media influencers, the main event is in the ring. Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul — known for 20 million-plus subscribers — fought retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition match. His brother, also an internet celebrity, is set to fight an MMA fighter in the next few days.”

Tubefilter: ‘Battle Of The Platforms’ Boxing Event Reportedly Lost $10 Million As Fighters, Investors, Producers Seek Payment

Tubefilter: ‘Battle Of The Platforms’ Boxing Event Reportedly Lost $10 Million As Fighters, Investors, Producers Seek Payment. “Billboard reports that the event cost $20 million to produce, but has only brought in between $6.5 million and $10 million in revenues. Accordingly, investors (including NBA star James Harden), producers, and 15 boxers have yet to be compensated. Hall, for his part, was promised $5 million to participate in the fight.”

PR Newswire: Ali Center Launches New Digital Museum and Archives as Part of Ali Festival (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Ali Center Launches New Digital Museum and Archives as Part of Ali Festival (PRESS RELEASE). “For the first time ever, the Muhammad Ali Center is able to open up its archival collection and offer online exhibits for the world to experience as a way to extend Muhammad Ali’s global reach. The launch of the Center’s new digital museum and archives was specifically planned to be introduced during the annual Ali Festival, and on what would have been the 100th birthday of LeRoy Neiman, a longtime friend of Muhammad Ali’s.”

Thinking outside the Boxing Ring: A Journey through 500 Photos (Getty Iris)

Getty Iris: Thinking outside the Boxing Ring: A Journey through 500 Photos. “It’s a quick moment of action frozen in time. Joey Maxim, World Light Heavyweight Champion, is being knocked to the side, his face contorted from a powerful blow. His opponent, fists raised, can only be seen in profile, making it nearly impossible for me to make out his facial features. This print is one of 534 boxing photographs in the Department of Photographs collection and it was making my job as cataloger difficult. I needed to figure out as much information about this photograph as possible, including when and where it took place, in order to fully catalog it. Joey Maxim’s career spanned nearly twenty years and over 100 fights. Without a name, I wouldn’t be able to place this print.”

For Sale: This Massive, Obsessive and (Probably) Obsolete VHS Boxing Archive (New York Times)

New York Times: For Sale: This Massive, Obsessive and (Probably) Obsolete VHS Boxing Archive. “There’s a small apartment on 137th Street in Hamilton Heights that contains one of the most peculiar videotape collections in New York. The dusty VHS archive fills a vast library that contains the analog history of a sport: 8,000 cassettes with recordings of over 55,000 boxing matches that span 40 years.”

Quartz: The lucrative new world of YouTube celebrity boxing

Quartz: The lucrative new world of YouTube celebrity boxing. “The fight scene is looking pretty good for the rest of this year. Next month, we have the boxing rematch between Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin. Then, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face the unorthodox Tyson Fury. And in mixed-martial arts, Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon after two years to face the undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov in October. But for millions of casual fans, the only fight they care about is a clash between two non-athletes who made their names talking nonsense on YouTube.”

Libraries and Archives Canada: Images of Boxing now on Flickr

Libraries and Archives Canada: Images of Boxing now on Flickr. ” Bareknuckle fisticuffs were the norm during the early 19th century, with some bouts lasting 40 rounds. Outside of the military and a few men’s clubs, boxing was not sanctioned in the provinces of Canada, as the sport did not have a great reputation for fair play or honest promotion. Respectability for the sport came slowly, and views changed during the 1890s. The popularity of the sport grew steadily during the early 20th century.” This is a small collection but the pictures are quite dramatic.

National Library of Australia Puts Up a New Flickr Album of Boxing Photos

The National Library of Australia has put up a new Flickr album of boxing photos. From the home page: “Boxing photographs from the National Library’s collections showing the variations in boxing fashion from the 1870’s to the 1950’s. Including belted long johns and trunks of all kinds, dressing gowns, boots, plimsolls, sock-suspenders and of course the all-important elastic-waisted ‘boxer-shorts’ specifically developed for the sport by Jacob Golomb in 1925.”