The Queensberry Rules, Now On Twitter

Remember that one last feature I was talking about adding to the new, improved Queensberry Rules? I’m jumping the gun a little. You can now read my instant, short (140-character maximum) takes on developments in the boxing world on Twitter. Just go to Twitter’s the wave of the future and all that, don’t you know.

But if you’d prefer not to visit my Twitter page, in the very near future, there will be a Twitter feed as a widget along the left column of this very blog. And if you don’t even feel like looking at that, you should expect that some of the material that I delve into on Twitter will form the basis for longer-form stuff in my frequently very long “Quick Jabs” column.

I’ve just gotten started, and it’s already been an interesting exercise in brevity, but it does offer me the opportunity to react to boxing news even when the demands of the day job call. Subjects addressed include Floyd Mayweather’s loony money demands and the WBC’s love affair with Oleg Maskaev. (Oh, and I’m leaving open the door to further tweaks of the site — thanks, all, for the feedback and suggestions.)

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ( He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.