Threat" Newton has been an avid boxing photographer for over 6 years.
"Threat's" first desire was to box professionally. Having been trained by
greats such as Freddie Roach, Dub Huntley and Henry Walker via Bill Slayton, things looked
promising. A back injury in 1999 changed that path and eventually led the
way to a camera in hand and still being involved in the sport he loved. "I
guess it's better this way. I'm still just as close to the action, except
I'm not getting punched in the face, so my mom's definitely happy about
that. But there's never a day or night that goes by that I don't think 'what if?'."
"Threat" first started shooting boxing for fightnews in 2002. Within the same year he was already getting photos published in Boxing Digest Magazine. In 2004, Bret "The Threat" and Will "The Thrill" Trillo left fightnews to create Pound4Pound.com. Since then, "Threat" has shot fights such as Vazquez vs. Marquez, Pacquiao vs. Morales, and the legendary Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo. From fighters like Bernard Hopkins and Vitali Klitschko to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Joel Casamayor, "Threat's" photos have captured some of the sports most memorable moments and personalities.
"I first met Joel at the beginning of 2002, before his January, and controversial, fight with Acelino Freitas. It wasn't until the end of that year when I took my first photos of him training. Since then Joel and I have become good friends and he quickly became one of the most, if not 'the most', fighters I've ever shot. Joel loves to be in front of the camera and I love to be able to capture him with it. Some of my best work has been of Joel and I thank him for all the opportunities and for being a good friend. This website is my thanks to you."