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  1. Duva unveils new Chinese import

    Michael Woods

    Oh, the eyeballs. That massive population in China has some of the dealmakers in the biz pondering the possibilities if even a mere minute fraction of Chinese take to professional boxing, and start to follow the fortunes of some of their nation's...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. Peter Reyes: Boxing 'saved my life'

    Michael Woods

    It's a near given, every boxing press conference I attend, if I chat with a couple of the fighters, I will find at least one who tells me the sport saved their life. It happened on Monday, when I hit the presser for the Wednesday (Dec. 18; doors open...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. Sadam Ali to headline Barclays room

    Michael Woods

    Barclays Center's commitment to boxing is reaching another level, with word that Golden Boy will be putting on a show at the Cushman and Wakefield Theater, a smaller venue within the building, on Sept. 30. Sadam Ali, a new signee to Golden Boy, wi...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  4. Marcus Browne goes to 6-0

    Michael Woods

    Marcus Browne of Staten Island, who represented the US at the London Olympics, went to 6-0, with a TKO2 win over Robert Hill of Louisiana at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan on Monday night. The lefty Browne, aged 22, threw a stiff, straight left...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  5. Is a Mayweather fight in Khan's future?

    Michael Woods

    This is Part 2 of NY FightBlog's exclusive interview with Amir Khan. Check out Part 1 here. Old-time trainers used to meddle much more in their fighters' lives, and some portrayed romantic unions as figurative Kryptonite. Getting their charges to ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  6. Marcus Browne puts on power show

    Michael Woods

    Marcus Browne of Staten Island went to 5-0, with a TKO win over Ricardo Campillo of Mexico in a light heavyweight scrap set for six or fewer at Barclays Center on Saturday. A left from the lefty dropped the loser, now 7-7-1, in round one. He ate ...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  7. Kovalev built power, works on trash talking

    Michael Woods

    Fight fans love an ass-kicker, someone who comes in and is a great bet to finish his foe before the final bell. Sergey Kovalev, who fights on Friday against Cornelius White, is starting to generate buzz as an ass-kicker. The Russian-born Florida r...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  8. Browne likes Mayweather over Guerrero

    Michael Woods

    Seems like everyone I come across is impressed with Marcus Browne's progress as a pro thus far. The Staten island hitter, a light heavyweight, rose to 4-0 with a KO2 takeout of Taneal Goyco at Barclays on Saturday night. I asked the lefty, who rep...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  9. Issouf Kinda headlines on Long Island

    Michael Woods

    Boxing gets hammered quite a bit by folks who think it is a brutal exercise reserved for throwbacks and misfits with nothing else going for them but a useful amorality. But the overwhelming majority of fighters who take part are for the most part ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  10. Rahimov ready to show his stuff?

    Michael Woods

    Out of sight, out of mind. In the boxing business, if you aren't on TV, you sort of don't exist. That's why Alisher "Ali" Rahimov is trying to draw as many eyeballs as he can to prove to fight fans that he's a solid player in the lightweight division...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  11. Sadam Ali, Brooklyn's punching promoter

    Michael Woods

    Oh, it would have been something if the Arab-American kid out of Canarsie went to the 2008 Olympics and came back to BK with gold around his neck. That would have been a hoot, and a great teaching moment, too, if a kid named "Sadam" won gold for the ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. Marcus Browne, from 'bully' to Olympian

    Michael Woods

    A boxing writer will find himself defending his vocation quite often when making a new acquaintance. "But ... isn't boxing brutal? Do you ever find yourself wondering if it should exist?" I hear quite regularly soon after shaking a new hand. An...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  13. "Friday Night Fights" main event in flux

    Michael Woods

    Two people will be fighting in the main event of "Friday Night Fights" on Friday at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. We know as of Tuesday night that Terrance Cauthen, who stepped in for Derek Ennis on super-short notice, because the Philly boxer came ...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  14. Relative unknown gets a shot at 'The Real Deal'

    Michael Woods

    When Jeremy Bates, 32, got the call to fight Evander Holyfield, Bates put aside his insurance gig to take on the 43-year-old former heavyweight champ. They'll meet in the ring Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2006
  15. Life has been a trip for "The Born-Again Brawler"

    Michael Woods

    While other kids were, well, being kids, Calvin Brock was asking tougher questions. The interesting answers he found took him to where he is today, writes Michael Woods.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2006
  16. 'Contender' on ESPN depicts 16 with 'shot at greatness'

    Michael Woods

    Sugar Ray Leonard shares his experiences in filming the second season of "The Contender," whose season premiere starts Tuesday night at 10 ET on ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2006