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  1. 'The Brooklyn Rocky' packs a wallop

    Michael Woods

    Skills do indeed pay the bills, as they say, but KOs such as the one above put butts in seats and earn fighters more opportunities to shine on bigger stages. Frank Galarza (13-0-2 with 9 KOs), the Red Hook, Brooklyn, native dubbed "The Brooklyn Ro...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Tyson: Today's fighters 'have to stand up'

    Michael Woods

    The cluster of people around Mike Tyson at the 89th Boxing Writers Association of America awards gala, held at the MGM on Thursday night, spoke volumes. Iron Mike is still one of the biggest names in boxing. At age 47, almost 10 years since he's g...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  3. Rare positivity at press conference

    Michael Woods

    Boxing has a rather unique ability to shoot itself in the foot. Sometimes with a rocket launcher... The freelance nature of the sport, the lack of a centralized base of power, is the reason that oftentimes, the participants in the dealmaking d...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Shawn 'Killa' Cameron is a true warrior

    Michael Woods

    Intellectuals in ivy-covered towers and columnists with a penchant for pontification frequently target boxing as a sport ripe for abolition, as a throwback to a savage era, a callous exercise in depravity which should be shut down for transgressions ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  7. 'White Collar Brawlers' glove up at Gleason's

    Michael Woods

    Feeling mentally and emotionally unstable? Seasonal affective disorder infecting your body and soul, giving you a case of the ultra blahs? You could trundle yourself off to see a shrink, or you could apply to be a contestant on season two of "White C...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  8. Is Bradley over 2012 backlash?

    Michael Woods

    More than any one thing, the most persistent stench that attaches itself to modern day boxing is the poor quality of judging in many high-profile bouts. The stench was heavy and lingering on June 9, 2012, when Manny Pacquiao met 9-to-1 underdog Ti...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  9. What's next for Collazo?

    Michael Woods

    The punch, the countout, the roar, the reaction, dropping to the canvas, soaking in the moment -- Luis Collazo's KO2 win over Victor Ortiz is on the short list of most monumental boxing moments at Barclays Center in the span of time since the buildin...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  10. Ringside at Barclays: Victor Ortiz, Part 2

    Michael Woods

    Click here for Part 1 of the interview. Victor Ortiz steps into the ring at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night, and by his account, he will be sharp, his timing will be on, and there will be no evidence to suggest that he last gloved u...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  11. In your FaceLube: Victor Ortiz, Part 1

    Michael Woods

    The Boxing Writers Association of America counted the ballots for its year-end awards on Monday night, and the results were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Floyd Mayweather, "Money," hit the jackpot as Fighter of the Year, while Tim Bradley and Rusla...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  12. 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
  13. New York fighters featured on Showtime

    Michael Woods

    It's sort of like that "if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound" query: If a fighter engages in a Fight of the Year sort of rumble, but there are no TV cameras beaming it to people sitting on their sofas, does it real...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  14. Who's next for Mayweather, Pacquiao?

    Michael Woods

    Boxing fans are keen to see Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao square off, but that faceoff always seems to stall on the runway. It looks like we'll have to be content to learn, in the near future, who each man will next fight. Floyd has been te...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  15. NYFightblog looks back on 2013 (Part 3)

    Michael Woods

    Here's the last part of my look back at my favorite posts of 2013. July: Transition time for newlywed Amir Khan Who's next for Floyd? That question can dominate endless news cycles, as we keyboard tappers and the social media mavens speculate ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  16. 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