Bret "The Threat"
"The Threat" Newton has been an avid Los Angeles based boxing
photographer for over 10 years. "Threat" had originally set out to
box professionally as a teenager. 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 at the age of 19
changed that path and eventually led the way to a camera in hand in
order to stay 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.com in 2002.
Within the same year his photos started to get 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 such fights as Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez,
Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales, and the legendary Diego Corrales
vs. Jose Luis Castillo. From fighters like Bernard Hopkins and
Evander Holyfield to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto,
"Threat's" photos have captured some of the sports most memorable
moments and personalities.
You can also find "Threat's" boxing photos featured in such magazine
publications as Latin Boxing, Boxing News and Primer Round.
"Threat's" photos have also been broadcasted on HBO within their
pre-fight shows as well as on their fighter stats graphics.
Wikipedia would contact "Threat" for photo use on the majority of
their boxing related pages.
While attending Santa Monica College between 2003 and 2004, "Threat" became their theatre
arts photographer, shooting their plays and musicals, some which he
was also a cast member of.
In 2009, "Threat" began to photograph music videos under director
Christian Strickland for such record labels as Jive for Sony and
G-unit for Interscope.
Later the same year, "Threat" photographed the "Kardashian Charity
Knock Out", an Access Hollywood feature.
In 2010, The Biography Channel asked to broadcast some of "Threat's"
photos of Manny Pacquiao for a documentary titled "Leaders and
Legends: Manny Pacquiao", which can be viewed on youtube
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