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  1. Yormark won't give up on getting Floyd

    Michael Woods

    Having come to know Nets and Barclays CEO Brett Yormark the tiniest bit over the past couple of years and getting a read on the man, how he operates and his drive to secure big deals, I had to assume that he didn't punch a wall when he was told that ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. What's next for Collazo?

    Michael Woods

    The punch, the countout, the roar, the reaction, dropping to the canvas, soaking in the moment -- Luis Collazo's KO2 win over Victor Ortiz is on the short list of most monumental boxing moments at Barclays Center in the span of time since the buildin...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  3. Gomez goes the distance to top Arnett

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- Two prospects engaged in a step-up scrap, and Eddie Gomez of the Bronx got the better of it at Barclays Center on Thursday evening. Gomez beat Daquan Arnett in a rematch of an amateur tussle the two youngsters had almost a decade ago. ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  4. Collazo stands tall over Ortiz

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- Luis Collazo welcomed Victor Ortiz back to the squared circle in the main event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thursday night in stunning fashion. Collazo's welcoming bash was punctuated in the second with a hellacious shot to send Ortiz ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  5. Ringside at Barclays: Victor Ortiz, Part 2

    Michael Woods

    Click here for Part 1 of the interview. Victor Ortiz steps into the ring at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night, and by his account, he will be sharp, his timing will be on, and there will be no evidence to suggest that he last gloved u...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  6. In your FaceLube: Victor Ortiz, Part 1

    Michael Woods

    The Boxing Writers Association of America counted the ballots for its year-end awards on Monday night, and the results were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Floyd Mayweather, "Money," hit the jackpot as Fighter of the Year, while Tim Bradley and Rusla...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  7. Barclays still trying to land Mayweather

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- I like to think I have a solid B.S. detector and can tell pretty well when someone is turning on the charm for effect and deserves an Oscar. As I watched Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark work the room at Gleason's Gym in Dumbo on Monday ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  8. NYFightblog looks back on 2013 (Part 2)

    Michael Woods

    The Big Apple fight scene was pretty darned vibrant in 2013, with Barclays Center further emerging as a go-to player in the mix as Golden Boy placed pretty compelling fights in Brooklyn -- even if Vegas, California and Texas sometimes got more love t...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. Malignaggi tops Judah to plant his flag

    Michael Woods

    It was pretty darned easy to score the Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah fight at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. The man who worked harder for just about every second of every round, Malignaggi, had to have his hand raised. Judah, who promised we w...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  10. Marcus Browne, Sadam Ali win in BK

    Michael Woods

    Staten Island's own Marcus Browne took on Kevin Engel of St. Louis in a light heavy faceoff set for eight rounds or less. It went less at the Barclays Center, in early action Saturday night. Browne, a lefty, got right to work with bad intentions. ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  11. Rumbler Bika to meet boxer-fighter Dirrell

    Michael Woods

    Australian citizen Sakio Bika fights in Brooklyn for the second time, on Saturday night, when he puts his WBC super middleweight title up for grabs against Anthony Dirrell of Michigan on a Golden Boy card, which is topped by a "Battle of Brooklyn" sc...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  12. Lara vs. Trout: 'They both hate each other'

    Michael Woods

    With four title fights on the card, the Saturday slate at Barclays is the most packed fight yet at the arena, which offered boxing for the first time on Oct. 20, 2012. The vacant WBA junior middleweight faceoff between Erislandy Lara, a Cuban fightin...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  13. Old pros Malignaggi, Judah look to Dec. 7

    Michael Woods

    Both men can be combustible, and often are. Paul Malignaggi showed his zest for trash talk not long ago at the presser to announce his Dec. 7 clash, "The Battle of Brooklyn," against Zab Judah, when he laced into the media for being know-nothings ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  14. Bracero wants Garcia, or Zab-Paulie winner

    Michael Woods

    Sunset Park, Brooklyn, product Gabriel Bracero is pulsing with desire. The welterweight is coming off his career best win, and it is quite clear he feels he is in a preordained position, his time has come and the spoils of his toil and combat are soo...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  15. Area kids meet and greet Malignaggi

    Michael Woods

    Paul Malignaggi is getting closer to that point when his gameface is affixed on his visage 24/7. He meets fellow Brooklyn native Zab Judah on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center, in a welterweight tussle dubbed "The Battle of Brooklyn." But on Thursday eve...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  16. Part 1: Swanson nears charity bout

    Michael Woods

    Kelly Swanson's clients include two of the greatest pugilists of the modern era: Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins. Mayweather and Hopkins are immune, by now, to the butterflies that are making themselves so abundantly apparent in Swanson's sto...

    Blog | November 13, 2013