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  1. Father-son combo marks first for Hall

    Michael Woods

    The third class of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame has been announced, and for the first time, a father-son combination will gain entry. Two-time heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson (55-8-1, 40 KOs) of Brooklyn will be inducted posthumous...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Mike Tyson: 'I'm not going to use anymore'

    Michael Woods

    On surface glance, a casual sports fan might think that being Mike Tyson mostly consists of upside, him being the former heavyweight champion of the world, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and the focal point of a new docu-series ca...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Lane inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

    Michael Woods

    Former fighters get a tremendous kick out of the annual induction ceremonies at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y. It's a thrill to be reminded that, in the minds of many hardcore fans, you are still a marquee name. And you're s...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Mills Lane to enter Hall of Fame

    Michael Woods

    Mills Lane -- the consummate no-nonsense referee whose presence as third man in the ring insured that BS would not be tolerated, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y. on Sunday. Lane, whose appeal transcend...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  7. Sergio Martinez: A tough nut to crack

    Michael Woods

    Sergio Martinez is, as I write this, driving from NYC to Canastota, to take part in the 24th International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend. And he took some time to chat with NYFightblog about lessons learned from his most recent fight, how man...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Dempsey heads list of NYSBHOF inductees

    Michael Woods

    More than 300 people attended this past Sunday's second annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York, as 20 inductees from the Class of 2013 were honored. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  10. Jack Dempsey tops second NY Hall class

    Michael Woods

    The ballots have been counted, and the results are in. All-time heavyweight great Jack Dempsey and promoter Bob Arum top the second New York State Boxing Hall of Fame class, and they'll be feted during an induction dinner on Sunday, April 28. "Thi...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  11. 'Boot tough' Mills Lane makes Hall of Fame

    Michael Woods

    In a perfect world, Georgia-born Mills Lane would not have had a stroke in 2002 and instead, after retiring from the ring while still on the ultra-short list of best referees in the game, would have been installed as boxing's czar. The game could ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  12. Winners of Ali-King writing contest

    Michael Woods

    Alongside a class of 12 Hall of Fame inductees, three young writers were announced as winners of the first Muhammad Ali-Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest at the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame banquet on Nov. 8. Jerseyite Joseph Rinaldi, a recen...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  13. No bull, LaMotta had 'em laughing at NY Hall gala

    Michael Woods

    Jake LaMotta had them rolling in the aisles at the induction gala for the first batch of entrants to the brand-new New York State Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday in Howard Beach, Queens. The 90 year-old Raging Bull tossed quips galore at Russo's on ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  14. Jake LaMotta To Attend NY Boxing Hall of Fame Dinner

    Michael Woods

    Jake "The Bronx Bull" LaMotta has confirmed his attendance Sunday, April 1 at the inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame ("NYSBHOF") induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. LaMotta is now 90 ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  15. NY State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is April 1

    Michael Woods

    New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner April 1 The inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame ("NYSBHOF") induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held Sunday, April 1 at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. "Sug...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  16. Gotta love it: Dundee, 90, calls Ali, 70, "the kid"

    Michael Woods

    You have to love the man. If you spend any time at all talking to Angelo Dundee, the 90-year-old cornerman who entered the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992 and is still training fighters today, you have to love the guy. If for no other reason than he stil...

    Blog | January 20, 2012