Former Times Sports Editor Bill Dwyre wins top boxing writing honor – Los Angeles Times

Longtime former Times Sports Editor Bill Dwyre, who later turned to column writing with a knack for superb boxing coverage, won the prestigious Boxing Writers’ Assn. of America Nat Fleischer Award, which recognizes career excellence.

Dwyre is scheduled to receive his award March 16 at the BWAA dinner in New York.

Dwyre, a former national editor of the year honoree by the National Press Club who oversaw The Times’ 24 special sections averaging 45 pages during the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, was selected for the BWAA award in a vote exclusively among past Fleischer winners, including former Times boxing writer Steve Springer.

“This means a lot to me, because my career was chopped into two parts, one as an editor for so long, and now it’s nice to be recognized for the writing side,” said Dwyre, who retired from The Times in 2015. “I’ve had a great career, but I’m probably more proud of the things that I did as a writer.”

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