A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years. Sarkar has previously written for Republic. Given his extensive coverage of 'The Sweet Science', Sarkar has become a die-hard fan of the legendary pugilist Canelo Alvarez. However, he believes there will be no one greater than a prime Roberto Duran. He loves to paint in his leisure time and dreams to put his work on exhibition, somewhere down the line.