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  1. Tapia battered by Kirkland in AC

    Michael Woods

    Glen Tapia stepped up Saturday night in Atlantic City, against James Kirkland in a junior middleweight scrap. Tapia got the short end of things, as foe James Kirkland exhibited little to no ring rust and a stunning reservoir of energy after a long la...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  2. N.J. commish weighs in on Hopkins-Murat

    Michael Woods

    Bernard Hopkins gave the fans more than their money's worth on Saturday night in Atlantic City, N.J., as his rumble with massive underdog Karo Murat featured more trading and less finesse-based tactics than we've become accustomed to from the boxer f...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  3. Tissues needed at Gatti-Ward screening

    Michael Woods

    Tissues were needed during Wednesday night's screening of "Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward" at HBO's headquarters in Manhattan. For me, the tears started to fall during footage of Arturo Gatti's daughter Sofia reading off the plaque honor...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Rosie Perez is HOF parade grand marshal

    Michael Woods

    The choice for grand marshal of this year's International Boxing Hall of Fame parade will draw some surprised stares from non-hardcore boxing fans. But the boxing heads in Canastota, N.Y., to check out the Sunday parade, which kicks off at 1 p.m.,...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  5. A most deserving Arturo Gatti to enter HOF

    Michael Woods

    The man carried East Coast boxing on his back for almost a decade, and four years after his death, his name is still the one summoned when a pundit or fight fan looks for a name that exemplifies unfathomable athletic will in the face of Sisyphean odd...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Matchmaker Bos was a boxing lifer

    Michael Woods

    The freelance sport of boxing was the only professional sport, I dare say, that would have let an inveterate truth-teller like Johnny Bos, the legendary agent/matchmaker extraordinaire who died Saturday in Clearwater, Fla., be part of the club for an...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  7. Luis Resto denied NYSAC license

    Michael Woods

    Luis Resto, who served time in prison for assault because he went into the ring against foe Billy Collins in their 1983 Madison Square Garden fight with padding taken out of his gloves, has been denied a license to work as a cornerman in New York Sta...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  8. Strength, persistence, tenderness--that was Wayne Kelly

    Michael Woods

    Boxing lost three wonderful people last week. Angelo Dundee and Goody Petronelli drew more ink than Wayne Kelly did, but that doesn't mean Kelly was any less beloved. The 63 year-old Kelly, best known to fight fans as a rock-solid ref, who presided o...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  9. Coroner can't decide if Gatti death was suicide or murder

    Michael Woods

    The crew, led by his ex manager and friend Pat Lynch, who do not believe that Arturo Gatti killed himself, could not have been happy with the finding released by a Quebec coroner on Wednesday. The Daily News reported that coroner Jean Brochu was u...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  10. CBS asks: Was Gatti a murder or suicide?

    Michael Woods

    He was the consummate bucket o' blood brawler in his day. Arturo Gatti didn't ever consider quitting in the ring. But authorities in Brazil said that he killed himself on July 11, 2009. The body of the 37-year-old dubbed "The Human Highlight Film"...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  11. Ex-Gatti manager Lynch: 'I want to clear his name'

    Michael Woods

    Among modern-day boxers, Arturo Gatti defined toughness. His refusal to quit, when all the signals would've had a lesser man waving the white flag, had boxing fans shaking their head in amazement time and again while he practiced his brand of the sav...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  12. Resilient Baldomir ready to take on Gatti

    Michael Woods

    Carlos Baldomir is often underestimated, but the welterweight champ has a knack for disproving doubters; he faces Arturo Gatti on Saturday, Michael Woods writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2006