About the blog:
The Queensberry Rules, aka TQBR, is devoted to following the sport of boxing. It derives its name from the rules that govern boxing, which were published in 1867 and named after the 9th Marquess of Queensberry. We once went by the name Ring Report.
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About the proprietor:
Tim Starks is the founder of TQBR and a co-founder of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. He started a boxing blog called Seven Punch Combo in 2007 before joining MVN that same year. He joined Bloguin in 2009, and now is part of The Comeback team. He has contributed boxing pieces to The Economist, The New Republic, Vice, The Daily Beast, Bookforum, Ring magazine, The Sweet Science, BoxingScene and more. His boxing writing also has been cited by The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, Deadspin and others. When not writing about boxing, Tim has focused on foreign policy and national security for a wide variety of publications.
Tim has been called a “crack head” on national television for no apparent reason and a “baby killer” by commenters on this very blog who disagreed with an April, 2008 decision to bump Manny Pacquiao down from #2 to #3 on his list of today’s best fighters.
About the staff:
Matthew Swain is the deputy editor of Queensberry Rules. He teaches STEM full time, works part-time as a Mad Scientist for anyone willing to pay, and was formerly a research ecologist studying plant community dynamics in invaded ecosystems. He started watching boxing in the late 80s and became a complete boxing addict after competing as an amateur. His life’s ambition is to be a Steve Smoger impersonator on weekends.
Brent Hedtke lives in Minneapolis and owns not one, but two sleeveless Aaron Pryor t-shirts. The Erik Morales “lemme pour some water on your balls” video has 4,467 views on YouTube and at least 4,000 of those are his. He’s written for numerous websites which are now defunct, almost certainly due to something he wrote. In addition to watching men hit each other he enjoys punk rock, monster trucks and shows about wife swaps but not the one you’re thinking of. At the risk of getting yourself put on some type of government database you’re welcome to follow him on Twitter at @ratcatchermpls.
Jason Langendorf is a writer, editor and professional corporate shill who has been to the kingdom (ESPN, Sporting News) and learned that the emperor has no clothes – and is also pivoting to video. He has a wife, three teenagers and a 40-hour that conspire against his wishes to follow the every move of Knockout CP Freshmart like a Phish tour, but he knows that some dreams aren’t meant to be. Loathing the current fixation on promoters, purse splits and viewership, he is instead drawn to boxing’s technicolor diversity, issues of fighter welfare and also Skull Guy. He has been not sticking to sports since forever on Twitter, where you can follow him at @jasonlangendorf.
Others authors and editors who have posted for this site:
Lisa Creech Bledsoe
Joseph R. Holzer