FightNews photojournalist Chris Cozzone’s “Requiem for a Hometown Champion,” published in FightNews.com and NewMexicoBoxing.com on June 1, 2012, has received a “Bernie” award from the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). The column – which tied for second place – praises the life and career of Johnny Tapia, who passed away last year on May 27.
Chris also received an honorable mention for his photography in the feature category. It is the second year that Chris has placed in both writing and photography. He remains the only journalist to do so since the BWAA started their awards in 1972.
The FightNews family extends our congratulations to Chris!