Boxing: King-Maloney alliance may benefit Lewis
Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor at The Independent, i paper and Independent on Sunday. He covers news from the whole media sector from television, press, radio and advertising to technology. His weekly column on the media appears every Monday in The Independent and i paper. He also writes on media, music and culture, including long-form pieces for The Independent’s Saturday magazine and the Independent on Sunday’s magazine, New Review. He is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s What The Papers Say and a specialist commentator to Monocle 24 radio. He has contributed to most major broadcast outlets including BBC television and radio, CNN, Sky News, Al Jazeera and LBC. He has also written on media for GQ magazine. Ian has been reporting on the media industry for The Independent for more than a decade. Previously he was the newspaper’s Home Affairs Editor. He worked at The Sunday Times for five years, including as a member of the investigative Insight team, covering stories on political funding, industrial espionage and the arms industry. Previously he worked in ITV for London Weekend Television, on a weekly current affairs programme presented by Danny Baker. Ian trained at the Birmingham Post & Mail and was Regional Reporter of the Year in Press Gazette’s national awards.
Wednesday 04 March 1998
Today in the High Court in London, the hearing will begin into allegations that King is owed millions of pounds by Warren after their three-year partnership fell apart last December. Warren contends that he owes the American nothing.
Last night King, who is expected to arrive in London later this week to give evidence in the case, told The Independent: "I'm working for the betterment of boxing in Britain. My most important aspect is to help the UK fighters gain fame and acclaim."
The new partnership, which could help to raise the profile of Lewis in America, will begin with the British fighter's defence of his title against Shannon Briggs in Atlantic City on 28 March.
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