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  1. Bill de Blasio talks boxing, MMA

    Michael Woods

    Tuesday is an election day in New York City, as voters can cast a ballot in the party primaries. For the big seat, the Mayor's chair, Brooklyn resident Bill de Blasio is ahead in the polls. Voters consider different criteria, of course, but I thou...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  2. Yormark: Boxing would be key in Coliseum

    Michael Woods

    Brooklyn is a busy borough, one that brings plenty of attributes to the table. Long Island doesn't have that same cachet, and so I wonder if the Barclays Center crew could in fact replicate their success in Brooklyn on the island. During a rece...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  3. Loya is being brought to N.Y. to lose

    Michael Woods

    Javier Loya is being flown to New York on Thursday morning, and being put up in a Long Island hotel, to lose. He's a 27-year-old man who lives in Phoenix, still exulting in the Feb. 6 birth of his second son, Javier II, but let's put the facts on ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  4. Push to get MMA embraced in NY continues

    Michael Woods

    On the outside chance you only come to ESPNNewYork.com for the NYFightblog, you may not have seen the story posted on the home page earlier, which touched on the letter sent by the Association of Boxing Commissions to the top politicians in New York,...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  5. UFC chief Dana White talks to NYFightblog

    Michael Woods

    I am a fight fan. I like to watch 'em. Boxing, MMA, two knuckleheads soaked in suds throwing down outside The Dew Drop Inn, settling an argument on who's the hotter Kardashian. And you know this is the NYFightblog, which was pitched to you a...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. Dallas-Gonzalez matches legit prospects

    Michael Woods

    It's fair to say that most fight fans would prefer for boxing to have more of an MMA mentality and for the powers that be, who include promoters and managers, would make a concerted effort to make pick-'em matches more regularly than they do. Too ...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  7. Welcome to the Fightblog

    Michael Woods

    You either "get" boxing or you don't. It isn't like olives, where you can periodically taste one to see if it appeals to you. Either you see the upside to two people in shorts punching each other in the head, or you don't. I do. I have since...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  8. Bringing back a bygone, bare-knuckle era - boxing

    Michael Woods

    It has been more than a century since a bareknuckle boxing match was sanctioned in the United States. And in light of Friday's bare-fisted bout between Bobby Gunn and Richard Stewart, some believe that isn't long enough.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2011
  9. Kimbo Slice to leave MMA to box in heavyweight class

    Michael Woods

    Kimbo Slice will leave MMA for the boxing ring.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  10. Four fighters who could transcend the boxing v. MMA debate - The ...

    Michael Woods

    Frank Mir, Anderson Silva, Andre Berto and Kermit Cintron are all top fighters in their respective sports. But they could all make the jump to the other side.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2009
  11. Michael Woods: Still Lashed to the mast of controversy

    Michael Woods

    Is Bobby Lashley a true MMA contender or just another circus sideshow? The answer might take longer to determine now that his bout with Ken Shamrock is DOA, but you can bet the ride to find out will be a wild one.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2009
  12. Women fighters carving their own niche in MMA

    Michael Woods

    Fighting isn't for everyone, and fighting women have had their fair share of detractors over the years. But as MMA becomes more accepted, more and more women are taking to the cage.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2007
  13. Oganov brings 26-knockout record to U.S.

    Michael Woods

    Victor Oganov, a Russian-born boxer, is coming to the States with his 26-0 record, all of them knockout wins. Even though he has fought many pro debuters, he still might be a challenging competitor, writes Michael Woods.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2007
  14. Out of the chute

    Michael Woods

    After an embarrassing TKO loss, Kermit Cintron is exploring the realms of the MMA world. He said he can beat UFC fighters at their own game, and he's doing a good job at it, writes Michael Woods.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2007
  15. Let's get ready to rumble

    Michael Woods

    What's the 411 on the confusing world of boxing? Mike Woods has your answers for the past, present and future.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2005