Social media has placed fans and athletes in closer proximity to one another than they've ever been before.
Twitter, that magical 140-character-or-less wonder, has provided fans with unprecedented access to their favorite athletes and has given them a chance to interact in ways that didn't seem possible all that long ago.
Boxing, in particular, has benefited from this social media revolution, and many fighters, promoters and media members use the platform to make and consume news. That makes following sports easier than ever before, and it puts the fans in the position of not just being bystanders but genuinely contributing to the conversation.
And the best way to do that, if you're a boxing fan, is to follow these people. Some are legends, some are movers and shakers both behind and in front of the cameras, and some are current fighters.
This list is in no way meant to be comprehensive. That would disrespect all those missed who rightfully belong.
Think of it as a beginner's guide to people that you must follow on Twitter if you're a fight fan. And feel free to add or subtract in the comments section.