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Brin-Jonathan Butler

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Brin-Jonathan Butler
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Born 1979
Occupation Journalist
Nationality American

Brin-Jonathan Butler (born 1979) is a freelance journalist, Amazon interviewer, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. His work has been published in The Classical,[1] The Rumpus[2], Harper's, The Daily Beast, Vice, ESPN The Magazine, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post and[3] His book A Cuban Boxer's Journey was published 2014. The Domino Diaries was be published in 2015.

Butler has a forthcoming documentary film, Split-Decision, examining Cuban-American relations.[4]

Butler is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and PEN America.[citation needed]

Butler is also a member of Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a respected international boxing rankings organization that was formed in 2012.[5]


Picador USA published two books by Butler in June 2014 and 2015: A Cuban Boxer's Journey,[6] a biography on Guillermo Rigondeaux, and The Domino Diaries,[7] a memoir of time in Cuba living and training with Olympic boxing coaches. The Domino Diaries was on The Boston Globe's list of Best Books of 2015[8] and has been nominated and longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing in 2016.[9] The winner will be announced on March 1, 2016.


  • What More Could Have Angulo Given Us? [10]
  • Donaire-Rigondeaux Full of Promises [11]
  • This Way Out: Inside the High Paced Underground Economy of Smuggling Champion Boxers [12]
  • Donaire-Rigondeaux Full of Promise [11]


  • Sparring with Mike Tyson [13]
  • The Way We Left Cuba [14]
  • Cuba's Forgotten Champ [15]


  • Requiem for a Welterweight [16]
  • Training Pampered Motherfuckers: Eric Kelly Schools the 1% [17]
  • Gold in the Mud [18]
  • Hero's for Sale: The Agony of the Cuban Athlete [19]
  • After the Fall: 25 Years after Mike Tyson lost to Buster Douglas, why do we still have sympathy for the devil? [20]
  • "Mayweather vs Pacquiao: The Poison Oasis" [21]


  • The Horrors of Staying in Touch on Facebook [22]


  • Hurricane Carter's Obituary


  1. ^ "The Happiest Man in the World". 
  2. ^ "Tourist Information". The 
  3. ^ "Brin-Jonathan Butler's Sportswriter Profile". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  4. ^ S.L. Price
  5. ^ "MEMBERS Transnational Boxing Rankings Board". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  6. ^ " A Cuban Boxer's Journey: Guillermo Rigondeaux, from Castro's Traitor to American Champion (Kindle Single) eBook: Brin-Jonathan Butler: Kindle Store". 
  7. ^ " The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway's Ghost in the Last Days of Castro's Cuba (9781250043702): Brin-Jonathan Butler: Books". 
  8. ^ "The best books of 2015 - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  9. ^ "2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing | PEN American Center". Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  10. ^ "What more could Angulo have given us?". 
  11. ^ a b "Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux promises all fans want in a fight". 
  12. ^ "The high-priced underground economy of smuggling champion Cuban boxers - ESPN The Magazine". 
  13. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Sparring with Mike Tyson". 
  14. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "The way we left Cuba". 
  15. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Cuba’s forgotten champ". 
  16. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Requiem for a welterweight". Vox Media. 
  17. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Training pampered motherf---ers". Vox Media. 
  18. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler and Kurt Emhoff. "Gold In the Mud". Vox Media. 
  19. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "Héroes for Sale". Vox Media. 
  20. ^ Brin-Jonathan Butler. "After the Fall". Vox Media. 
  21. ^ sbnation. com/a/pacquiao-mayweather-fight Archived October 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ "The Horrors of Staying in Touch on Facebook". VICE. 

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