Contributing Writer – Cristhian Plasencia
Cristhian Plasencia is a sports journalist, whose reporting ranges from combat sports to women’s basketball. In 2015, Cristhian began his reporting career at South Dade News Leader covering high school and local sports, including local grappling tournaments and the Heart & Soul Taekwondo Championship.
Currently, Plasencia hosts The Modern Colosseum with Ethan Hallberg on Radio DePaul Sports. The weekly radio show recaps MMA and boxing fights, while also interviewing fighters from the locale of Chicago.
Plasencia was born in Miami, Florida and grew up around boxing, as his brothers gravitated more towards Judo and Jiu Jitsu. He boxed as an amateur until the age of 21. Now, Plasencia resides in downtown Chicago, earning an M.A. journalism degree at DePaul University.
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