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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. Brooklyn's Collazo can't beat Khan's best

    Michael Woods

    LAS VEGAS -- Luis Collazo took on a foe with maybe the best hand-speed of anyone he's scrapped with since turning pro in 2000, in Amir Khan, and the Brooklyner did his best to adapt to that at the MGM Grand on Saturday night on the Floyd Mayweather-M...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  3. Collazo stands tall over Ortiz

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- Luis Collazo welcomed Victor Ortiz back to the squared circle in the main event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thursday night in stunning fashion. Collazo's welcoming bash was punctuated in the second with a hellacious shot to send Ortiz ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Galarza, Redkach march on in Memphis

    Michael Woods

    Frank Galarza wasn't put off by John Thompson's peppy jab and wingspan in round one of their clash in Memphis. To start round two, the Brooklyn-born hitter came out hard and fast, surprising Thompson with a one-two. That buzzed him, and a left hook s...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  7. NYFightblog looks back on 2013 (Part 2)

    Michael Woods

    The Big Apple fight scene was pretty darned vibrant in 2013, with Barclays Center further emerging as a go-to player in the mix as Golden Boy placed pretty compelling fights in Brooklyn -- even if Vegas, California and Texas sometimes got more love t...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  8. Arum offers love to Mayweathers

    Michael Woods

    Brooklyn-born promoter Bob Arum, in town to hype his Saturday card in AC, took it gracefully when I aged him a year, and asked him if he was turning 83 on Sunday. "82," he told me at BB King's, right after he'd thumped a tub for the card, portions...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Old pros Malignaggi, Judah look to Dec. 7

    Michael Woods

    Both men can be combustible, and often are. Paul Malignaggi showed his zest for trash talk not long ago at the presser to announce his Dec. 7 clash, "The Battle of Brooklyn," against Zab Judah, when he laced into the media for being know-nothings ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  11. Bracero wants Garcia, or Zab-Paulie winner

    Michael Woods

    Sunset Park, Brooklyn, product Gabriel Bracero is pulsing with desire. The welterweight is coming off his career best win, and it is quite clear he feels he is in a preordained position, his time has come and the spoils of his toil and combat are soo...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  12. Area kids meet and greet Malignaggi

    Michael Woods

    Paul Malignaggi is getting closer to that point when his gameface is affixed on his visage 24/7. He meets fellow Brooklyn native Zab Judah on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center, in a welterweight tussle dubbed "The Battle of Brooklyn." But on Thursday eve...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  13. Part 2: Swanson nears charity bout

    Michael Woods

    I crack myself up as I ask Kelly Swanson a question that I've asked her clients countless times. "What is your prediction?" I ask the Brooklyn resident, who will glove up to fight a three-round bout for charity on Saturday night at Gleason's in Br...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  14. Salita weighs options, including retirement

    Michael Woods

    Dmitriy Salita told me a few weeks before his welterweight clash with Gabriel Bracero that this was a put-up or shut-up fight for him. If he didn't win, if he couldn't beat a Bracero-level fighter, then he'd have to seriously consider hanging up t...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  15. Bracero beats Salita in Brooklyn war

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- Gabriel Bracero's left hook landed early, often and hard on Dmitriy Salita in the main event at the Aviator Complex in Marine Park, Brooklyn, on Saturday night. The judges got it right, bless them, and saw it 97-92, 99-90, 100-89, as Brac...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  16. Bracero-Salita tops packed Aviator card

    Michael Woods

    Gabriel Bracero and Dmitriy Salita both made weight on Friday for their Saturday clash at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn, a welterweight faceoff, which will have Brooklyn bragging rights up for grabs. Bracero, the Sunset Park, Brooklyn native who fe...

    Blog | November 08, 2013