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  1. For Kelly Swanson, no one-and-done

    Michael Woods

    It was supposed to be a one-and-done, a quick foray, an experience to be lived and treasured, and pivoted away from. But the publicist for Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins got a taste of combat and craves more. "I want to do it one more time," Ke...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  2. Publicist Swanson wins via TKO1

    Michael Woods

    Some of her colleagues were chuckling post-fight, as the publicist to Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather was interviewed by the boxing writer, and being asked how she felt getting a win in her fighting debut. But nobody was chuckling about Kelly...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  3. Part 2: Swanson nears charity bout

    Michael Woods

    I crack myself up as I ask Kelly Swanson a question that I've asked her clients countless times. "What is your prediction?" I ask the Brooklyn resident, who will glove up to fight a three-round bout for charity on Saturday night at Gleason's in Br...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Five things we learned: Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat

    Michael Woods

    Five things we learned from Saturday's Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  7. Hopkins beats Murat in chippy, fun fight

    Michael Woods

    Bernard Hopkins had to work much harder than I dare say most everyone believed he'd have to against Karo Murat in the main event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night. The fight was a most entertaining but ultra-chippy affair. Hopkins ...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  8. Might Hopkins look past Murat?

    Michael Woods

    Karo Murat is not, by any account, a superstar now. I haven't met the man or woman who tabs him to be one in the future, either. His best win came back in 2008, against Gabriel Campillo, and he's lost to Nathan Cleverly, which is no scarlet mark agai...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  9. Talking options for Mayweathers next fight

    Michael Woods

    We have a long time out to Floyd Mayweather's next bout, but after "Money" elevated himself into a new realm of celebrity with his Sept. 14 win over Canelo Alvarez, it's never too early to obsess over who the 36-year-old pugilist-specialist will tang...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  10. Living legend Hopkins enthralls at presser

    Michael Woods

    It has been a long time since Bernard Hopkins scored a knockout. So long, in fact, that the fighter himself betrayed a haziness that is totally atypical of a man who is so dialed in on staying in shape that he steers clear of sugar like it's rat p...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  11. Could Malignaggi-Judah lead to 'Money'?

    Michael Woods

    Floyd Mayweather has emerged as the face of boxing this year. His Sept. 14 bout against Canelo Alvarez vaulted him to another level of awareness in the minds of folks outside the hardcore fight crowd, including casual viewers of boxing. After last mo...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  12. B-Hop named Barclays boxing ambassador

    Michael Woods

    Boxing's ageless wonder, Bernard Hopkins, can add a new tag to his collection. Hopkins, the 48.5-year-old light heavyweight champion who holds the mark for being the oldest human to win a world title, has been named "goodwill ambassador" of the box...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  13. Hopkins must beat Murat for superfight

    Michael Woods

    I didn't want to be rude, or a know-it-all, like one of these pundits who signs off on all boxing matches and comes off as if they think they know better than the promoters, the matchmakers and sometimes the fighters themselves. But I had to admit to...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  14. More drama ahead of Garcia-Judah fight

    Michael Woods

    If the Saturday clash between WBA and WBC 140-pound champion Danny Garcia and ex-junior welter and welter titlist Zab Judah contains half the drama that the buildup to the fight has provided, then fans at Barclays Center and watching on Showtime will...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  15. Props to judges who awarded win to B-Hop

    Michael Woods

    Boxing fans stiffen up after a close fights ends, worried that the judges will drop the ball and award the win to the wrong guy. It happens on a monthly basis, it seems, and so watchers at Barclays Center and on HBO sat prepared to hurl unkind words ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  16. B-Hop makes history at Barclays vs. Cloud

    Michael Woods

    Bernard Hopkins again played the ageless wonder, taking Tavoris Cloud's IBF 175-pound crown on Saturday and breaking his own mark as the oldest man to win a title in any sport. Hopkins, from Philadelphia, won by scores of 116-112, 117-111, 116-112...

    Blog | March 10, 2013