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  1. Canelo, Lara hold Times Square presser

    Michael Woods

    Oscar De La Hoya didn't think fighting the Cuban, who might well be, on any given night, one of the five best boxers on the planet, was the best plan of attack. But Oscar, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, was convinced that a Canelo Alvarez-E...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  2. What's next for NY's best and brighest

    Michael Woods

    New York area boxers are getting some good looks on upcoming cards, with Paul Malignaggi, arguably, topping the list of striving pugilists. The "Magic Man," who will pick up a Boxing Writers Association of America award at their May 1 gala, as 201...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  3. New dad Diaz all smiles following Rosa loss

    Michael Woods

    He hung in there with his lady as long as he could, but after being with her at home while she labored since 7 a.m. Friday, boxer Jorge Diaz had to leave for his fight, which was to be televised on ESPN's "Fright Night Fights," against Connecticut re...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  4. Magomed Abdusalamov won't fight again, will have deficits -- neur...

    Michael Woods

    The neurosurgeon attending to heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov has told ESPNNewYork.com that the Russian-born boxer will not fight again.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  5. Zab Judah's secret weapon? His dad

    Michael Woods

    We fight writers can get into a cynical mode after a few years of hearing recycled trash talk, or promises of superlative performances to come. Boxers state that their next bout will be their best effort, that this camp has been stellar, that view...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 'Real man' Kovalev aims to stop Sillakh

    Michael Woods

    These guys, these boxers from Russia and thereabouts -- the Golovkins, Provodnikovs, the Sergey Kovalevs -- you simply have to dig them if you are a fan of a fighter with a closer's mentality. Of course, we aren't painting with such a broad brush tha...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. NYPD and FDNY to battle Friday

    Michael Woods

    The magnetic pull of the boxing ring has grabbed another one. Mike Reno, a 38-year-old Kips Bay resident, and a member of the FDNY since 2002, hung up the gloves in 2010. But the boxer couldn't quell the desire to compete. Reno will glove up Friday n...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  9. Fight tips from The Amazing Kreskin (Pt. 2)

    Michael Woods

    I am curious to see how two boxers, especially, react to the methods of mentalist The Amazing Kreskin, who was enlisted to interact with three of the fighters on the Lou DiBella promotion set to unfold Saturday night at the Aviator Complex in South B...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  10. Abdusalamov still fighting in NYC hospital

    Michael Woods

    Manager Boris Grinberg said he is seeing signs of improvement in Magomed Abdusalamov, the Russian boxer who is in an induced coma and on life support at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City following his Saturday bout against Mike Perez at the Theater...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  11. Fight tips from The Amazing Kreskin (Pt. 1)

    Michael Woods

    Gabriel Bracero, Shemuel Pagan and Heather Hardy are set to fight at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn on Saturday night. Each boxer was in warrior mode already, on Tuesday, with game faces indicating that soon, it will be time for combat and all menta...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Mellow Zab, fiery Paulie hype Dec. 7 bout

    Michael Woods

    Both boxers are coming off clashes they lost at Barclays Center, scraps which featured heated trash talking. But Zab Judah and Paul Malignaggi were on their best behavior Tuesday afternoon as they hyped their Battle of Brooklyn, which will unfold at ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  14. Catanzaro has 'great problem' on Dec. 7

    Michael Woods

    On the night of December 7, Brooklyn's Anthony Catanzaro will be the slightest bit frazzled, but in a good way. A boxer he advises, welterweight Paul Malignaggi, will be fighting at Barclays Center against Zab Judah, on Showtime. At around the ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  15. Rodriguez likes Cotto to beat Sergio

    Michael Woods

    Delvin Rodriguez was mightily impressed with the oomph on Miguel Cotto's left hook on Saturday night in Orlando, Fla. The Danbury, Conn.-based boxer, who also works as an analyst for ESPN and will be heading to Las Vegas this week to work the Timothy...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  16. Sadam Ali wins main event at Barclays

    Michael Woods

    Sadam Ali gave and received some punishment, and put together an entertaining main event with Jay Krupp at Barclays Center on Monday night. The Brooklyn boxer, a 2008 Olympian just signed to the Golden Boy roster, had some iffy moments with the fiery...

    Blog | September 30, 2013