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Oscar De La Hoya Shakes Up The Ring Magazine

There is uncertainty in boxing circles about what some recent editorial changes mean for the future of The Ring magazine. Parent company Golden Boy Promotions, headed by SoCal sports hero Oscar De La Hoya, has reportedly fired editor-in-chief Nigel Collins and managing editor Joseph Santoliquito, and announced that the publication’s Blue Bell, Pennsylvania operations are being folded into the LA headquarters of Golden Boy and RingTV.

Unusually, news of these changes was first revealed last week by a couple of the magazine’s staffers, Eric Raskin and William Dettloff, on their podcast “Ring Theory. In response, “Queensbury Rules” blogger Tim Starks shared these thoughts:

I’m withholding final judgment on all of this, and what it means for the magazine, until I know more. All I know is that, based on what I’ve heard so far, I’m worried. Very, very worried.

With Golden Boy, a promoter, and the compilation of The Ring‘s influential boxer rankings no longer separated by some 3,000 miles, a number of other boxing industry watchers are equally concerned that the magazine’s editorial integrity could be compromised.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.