For the second time this year, after a short marriage and divorce with BoxingScene.com, Maxboxing.com is merging with another major boxing site: SecondsOut.com. Seems like it’s been a tumultuous year over at Maxboxing.com, what with the various marriages and the loss of long-time writer Doug Fischer to the revamped www.thering-online.com, but through it all, Steve Kim and gang have provided excellent coverage of the sweet science. And SecondsOut.com will be a must-read for as long as Thomas Hauser writes there. Check out the news release after the jump.
LANDMARK BOXING WEBSITE MERGER TO TAKE PLACE, AS MAXBOXING.COM TEAMS UP WITH SECONDSOUT.COM
LOS ANGELES and LONDON, December 9th – MaxBoxing.com, the leader in Internet boxing coverage in the United States, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the premier brand in worldwide new media boxing coverage, SecondsOut.com, for a new venture that will not only continue to bring the best of the fight game to its visitors, but that will add a number of new enhancements that will revolutionize the way the sport is covered.
“The boxing landscape is changing daily, and to have slugged it out for more than seven years and still be standing is a great feat, any way you slice it,” said Thomas Gerbasi, Editor and co-owner of Maxboxing.com. “Now it’s time for us to take things to the next level, not only here in the United States, but globally, and SecondsOut.com is the partner we needed to help us do that. The real winners here are our loyal readers though, and we will continue to bring them the top-notch writing and video coverage they’ve come to expect.”
“The merger with Maxboxing.com facilitates our ambitions to be the number one provider of boxing content around the world.” said Robert Waterman, Managing Director of Secondsout.com. “Our strength in Europe will be augmented by our new partner’s reach in the USA. The two brands will sit at the forefront of the industry and bring the fans on both sides of the pond the very best information and live and delayed video streaming available.”
Clive Bernath, the Editor in Chief of SecondsOut.com echoed the thoughts of Thomas Gerbasi, saying: “The way in which boxing is covered on the internet changes on a monthly basis and we have to change with it. I believe merging with Maxboxing is a perfect partnership for us. I have always believed SecondsOut was strong editorially with the likes of Paul Upham and Thomas Hauser but with Max on board I truly believe we are the undisputed number one in our field.”
Further details on this project will be released in the coming weeks. Both sites will continue to operate independently at their respective URL’s under the Knockout Entertainment Ltd umbrella.
Launched in 2001, MaxBoxing.com is currently the number one ranked independent boxing website by Google. Lauded by Sports Illustrated and Forbes.com as the premier site for boxing coverage, MaxBoxing.com features respected columnists such as industry insider Steve Kim, four-time Boxing Writers Association of America “Barney” award winner Thomas Gerbasi, boxing historians Martin Mulcahey and Lee Groves, as well as extensive video coverage of the fight game. The site began airing live events in 2003, beginning with the heavyweight bout between former world champions Hasim Rahman and Al Cole. In 2004, MaxBoxing.com, in association with Frank Warren’s Sports Network, was also the exclusive US and Canadian broadcast outlet for the WBU junior welterweight title fight between Ricky Hatton and Carlos Wilfredo Vilches.
Launched in 2000, SecondsOut.com currently is the number 1 ranked sports partner channel on Youtube.com in the UK, and features renowned columnist Thomas Hauser, a winner of the prestigious Nat Fleischer Award from the Boxing Writers Association of America for Excellence in Boxing Journalism. SecondsOut.com is particularly strong in the UK, Europe and Australasia, and is one of the leaders in the distribution of both free and PPV live and on demand streamed boxing content around the world.
For more information, please visit www.maxboxing.com or www.secondsout.com