North Texas Fisticuffs (NTF) is a blog dedicated to chronicling the surging boxing and mixed martial arts scene taking place in the Dallas-Fort Worth, and Austin metropolises. Designed with the fan’s perspective in mind, North Texas Fisticuffs has rapidly become a destination for fight fans in Texas to get their daily fix on the goings on in the Northern half of the state.
Though only a few months past our one-year anniversary, we here at North Texas Fisticuffs are proud to become the newest member to the ever growing Bloguin network of blogs. We love our new digs, and hope you do to. We want to hear from you, the fans, so please leave comments or contact us with your thoughts, and opinions. Just remember, we reserve the right to remove all offensive comments and commentators from the site. So let’s keep it clean, and play nice.
The North Texas Fisticuffs Team
Sean A. Malone – A veteran fight writer of almost four years, Sean’s infatuation with the fight game sprung from his days of playing Mike Tyson’s Punch Out on his Nintendo as a child. This love of all things fight related was further bolstered upon a summer spent watching reruns of the Karate Kid. Sean credits his love and dedication for the pseudo success he has attained and counts the moment he was elected into the Boxing Writers Association of America as the pinnacle of his writing career. In addition to running North Texas Fisticuffs, Sean is also the managing editor for Cage Authority.
Ed Garza – A fixture ringside for some of the biggest fights in Texas, Ed brings an invaluable eye for talent and breath-taking pictures to North Texas Fisticuffs. A long-time boxing insider, Ed has spent time in a number of capacities within the fight game, including fighter management and boxing promotions. One of the most talented up-and-coming fight photojournalists in the game, Ed is truly a valued addition to this site. Ed's fight pics can also been seen monthly in Undefeated Magazine.
Stacey Verbeek - Rapidly becoming a fixture at fights across the country, Stacey Verbeek is one of boxing's most talented photographers. Stacey's work can be found regularly on the site, On The Beak where she captures teh blood, sweet, tears, and knockouts that make the Sweet Science such a great sport. Additionally, Stacey's work has appeared in Boxing News, The Ring Online, Fight News, Boxingscene.com, and a host of other reputable websites and media outlets. Stacey hails from the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas and claims Manny Pacquiao as her favorite fighter. She also is addicted to green tea and hopes to one day master the left hook.
We here at North Texas Fisticuffs are always looking to break out the next great sports writer. If you have a passion for the sports of boxing, or mixed martial arts, contact us with your bio and a writing sample. We offer nothing in the way of compensation other than the chance to build your resume, and work on your craft. We are especially looking for someone to cover the fight scene in Austin, so if you fit the mold, contact us.
Writers and photographers who have been featured on this site:
John Escobar III
Salvador Alexis Escalante