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Paul Beston is managing editor of City Journal and the author of The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring, a history of the heavyweight championship in the United States.

His writing has appeared in City Journal, The Wall Street Journal, National ReviewThe American Spectator, The American Conservative, Real Clear Sports, The Millions, The Christian Science Monitor, Pop Matters, and others, including the anthology Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003. He holds an M.A. in English from Fordham University. 

He has published boxing-related essays for Hannibal Boxing and The Sweet Science as well as some of the publications above.