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  1. Clottey wants to steal Mayweather's thunder

    Michael Woods

    A couple things come to mind when I think of Joshua Clottey. First, he's a world-class fighter. The Ghana native holds wins over Diego Corrales (2007, UD10) and Zab Judah (2008, D9), and didn't disgrace himself against Antonio Margarito in 2006. H...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  2. Mikey Garcia coming back to NYC

    Michael Woods

    The last time Mikey Garcia fought in New York, in October 2011, he was known as a solid prospect and the little brother of name trainer Robert Garcia, who cornered Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios and Antonio Margarito. Robert, who held a junior light...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  3. Cotto seems ultra-confident

    Michael Woods

    Miguel Cotto is a man who really doesn't ever edge out onto a limb -- but he went there in the last couple days, saying that on Saturday night, against Austin Trout, "we're going to see the best Miguel Cotto ever." Yeah, that's saying something, c...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  4. Did Chavez Jr. hurry to escape urinalysis?

    Michael Woods

    On Sunday afternoon, I busted Marco Antonio Rubio's chops for insinuating that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. used an illegal PED or PEDs before his unanimous decision title-defense win in San Antonio Saturday night. I stand by that piece, because Rubio m...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  5. Mayweather to fight Miguel Cotto May 5

    Michael Woods

    Sorry, fight fans. You've wanted the powers that be to do the right thing, the smart thing, the obvious thing, and pair Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather up. That could still happen, I'm guessing it will, but not in May or June. It is confirmed ...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  6. Cotto speaks at post-fight presser

    Michael Woods

    Miguel Cotto said after his stoppage win over hated rival Antonio Margarito that he will not hold on to angry feelings against the Mexican whom he called a criminal and accused of using plastered fists when they battled in 2008. He has his life, I ha...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  7. Moretti shoots down Cotto-is-leaving rumors

    Michael Woods

    Top Rank VP Carl Moretti said rumors that Miguel Cotto is on his way out, and will exit Top Rank post-haste are not true. "He said in the ring after the fight with Bob Arum next to him, 'This is my promoter.' " --Cotto afterward said he wanted Ant...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  8. Cotto beats 'Margacheato'

    Michael Woods

    Miguel Cotto accused Antonio Margarito of being a criminal, of using plaster in his fists during their 2008 bout, which the Mexican won by stoppage in Round 11. In a most anticipated rematch, the Puerto Rican junior middleweight titlist punished the...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  9. Brandon Rios makes John Murray pay for getting chunk of purse

    Michael Woods

    Brandon Rios didn't make 135 Friday and had to pay John Murray $20 Gs for being over. He handed over the cash, but took it out of the Brit's hide, busting his nose in the sixth, and then finishing him off in the seventh. Rios had more energy than any...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  10. Should I fear a riot at MSG?

    Michael Woods

    More than one person this fightweek has asked me if they think there could be a riot goin' on at the Garden. They speculated that the joint could erupt, in a bad way, if Miguel Cotto gets whupped with the ugly stick again by Antonio Margarito. I d...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  11. Gentlemen and ladies, a welcoming hand to Mr Scher, please

    Michael Woods

    Welcome Jon. Was it difficult knocking all those cobwebs off yer keyboard LOL? Sorry they stuck you up in the section where unprofessional keyboard tappers are sucking down brews. Er...that is to say, unless you're enjoying a cold one, and in that...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  12. Malignaggi thinks Cotto will win decision

    Michael Woods

    He has tangled with Miguel Cotto in Madison Square Garden, and made the Puerto Rican work his tail off to win a UD12. But Paulie Malignaggi, the Bensonhurst hitter who is now living in L.A., isn't holding that 2006 loss against his conqueror. "It'...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  13. Margarito, Cotto behave; Rios brings drama

    Michael Woods

    One might've thought a likely source of drama would come from Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto getting an early start to their festivities, and rumbling at the Friday weigh-in. Nope, those two behaved themselves in the theater at Madison Square ...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  14. Billy Collins looms over Margarito

    Michael Woods

    The presence of Antonio Margarito in New York will be evocative for some folks, and not in a good way. Some people think of him as "Margacheato" and believe that he knew what was going on when the California commission confiscated hardened pads wh...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  15. A look back at fightweek

    Michael Woods

    Here are some entries which ran on ESPN.com that I should have posted here. Please accept my apology, readers. Just a little extra recap to fightweek here in NYC. 12/1 RIOS IS SURLY, AND SURELY EXCITING TO WATCH: At the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margar...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  16. Brandon Rios ready to put on a show

    Michael Woods

    At the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito II undercard press conference at BB King's in New York on Thursday, Brandon Rios had the look of a man who has been munching on broccoli for late-night snacks. The California boxer will try to raise his record to...

    Blog | December 01, 2011