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  1. Brooklyn's Collazo can't beat Khan's best

    Michael Woods

    LAS VEGAS -- Luis Collazo took on a foe with maybe the best hand-speed of anyone he's scrapped with since turning pro in 2000, in Amir Khan, and the Brooklyner did his best to adapt to that at the MGM Grand on Saturday night on the Floyd Mayweather-M...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  2. Collazo: 'There's nothing intimidating to me'

    Michael Woods

    I asked Luis Collazo what he saw in the eyes of the man he will be fighting Saturday night, at the MGM in Las Vegas on the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana undercard. Did he see fear in Amir Khan's eyes? A window to his soul? Something in the body...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Khan not looking past Collazo

    Michael Woods

    The main support bout on the May 3rd "The Moment" promotion is a clash between Amir Khan, a former champ at 140 pounds, and Luis Collazo, a former champ at 147 pounds. A title will be up for grabs, but the stakes, truly, are so much larger than a pie...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Spiritual awakening carries Collazo forward

    Michael Woods

    He wasn't able to enjoy the piece of cake brought out for him. And he ate only about three-quarters of a cup of spaghetti at the NYC intimate media luncheon at Buca Di Beppo in Times Square on Wednesday. But it was quite clear that Luis Collazo, who ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  5. NYFightblog looks back on 2013 (Part 3)

    Michael Woods

    Here's the last part of my look back at my favorite posts of 2013. July: Transition time for newlywed Amir Khan Who's next for Floyd? That question can dominate endless news cycles, as we keyboard tappers and the social media mavens speculate ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  6. Will Khan be Money's next bout?

    Michael Woods

    For many months now, the most active rumor in the mill has been that Brit Amir Khan would be Floyd Mayweathers' next bout. That the 26-year-old Khan would fight Money in May in Vegas. Many of us are wondering if we're that much closer to knowing if K...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  7. Bracero-Salita tops packed Aviator card

    Michael Woods

    Gabriel Bracero and Dmitriy Salita both made weight on Friday for their Saturday clash at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn, a welterweight faceoff, which will have Brooklyn bragging rights up for grabs. Bracero, the Sunset Park, Brooklyn native who fe...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  8. Malignaggi thinks a Floyd-Khan fight works

    Michael Woods

    Paul Malignaggi and I played the what-if game Thursday at Gleason's, and I asked what he thought about a matchup between a man he fought, Amir Khan, and Floyd "Money" Mayweather. Team Mayweather announced at a Wednesday media lunch in New York tha...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  9. Sadam Ali to headline Barclays room

    Michael Woods

    Barclays Center's commitment to boxing is reaching another level, with word that Golden Boy will be putting on a show at the Cushman and Wakefield Theater, a smaller venue within the building, on Sept. 30. Sadam Ali, a new signee to Golden Boy, wi...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  10. Schaefer: Mayweather bout in NY? Unlikely

    Michael Woods

    I know we can't get ahead of ourselves, it wouldn't be prudent, but I admit I am curious as to what's next for Floyd Mayweather after he fights Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14. Since I expect him to have his way with the talented and strong but still-the-...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  11. Khan-Alexander to land in Dubai, UK or NY

    Michael Woods

    Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions has been logging mad frequent flyer miles of late. He just got back from the UK, on a deal-making trek, and he touched base on Tuesday afternoon with NYFightblog to give an update on the next bout for honorar...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  12. Is a Mayweather fight in Khan's future?

    Michael Woods

    This is Part 2 of NY FightBlog's exclusive interview with Amir Khan. Check out Part 1 here. Old-time trainers used to meddle much more in their fighters' lives, and some portrayed romantic unions as figurative Kryptonite. Getting their charges to ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  13. Transition time for newlywed Amir Khan

    Michael Woods

    Much of his recent time has been spent in a delightful but mentally and physically taxing whirlwind, and the draining nature of his last couple months came through a few days ago in a phoner with Pakistani-Brit boxer Amir Khan, the former lightweitgh...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  14. Weigh-in goes smoothly; Schaefer exhales

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- Promoter Richard Schaefer breathed a sigh of relief when the Friday weigh-in for the Saturday card at Barclays Center concluded, and no premature violence broke out. The event unfolded at Brooklyn Borough Hall Outdoor Plaza. Welterweig...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  15. Younan likes Paulie's chances vs. Broner

    Michael Woods

    Sherif Younan trained Paul Malignaggi for three fights, two against Juan Diaz, and against Amir Khan. The New York based tutor told NYFightblog he's still on good terms with the WBA welterweight champion who is an 11-to-1 underdog against 135 pound a...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  16. Don't quickly dismiss Malignaggi vs. Broner

    Michael Woods

    Paul Malignaggi is not universally loved in the fight world. Some fans don't take to that Brooklyn edge, the pride almost incessantly on parade with no apologies. But gosh, if you ponder it, you do have to respect his game, even if you don't adore hi...

    Blog | June 16, 2013