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  1. 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
  2. Arum looking at Singapore

    Michael Woods

    Brooklyn-born promoter Bob Arum hasn't had time to even contemplate lightening his load in the last few days. He put together the fight which is the early lock for the 2013 Fight of the Year, Timothy Bradley-Ruslan Provodnikov, which ran on HBO f...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  3. Rest in peace, Carmen Basilio

    Michael Woods

    The Chittenango Choo Choo's ride is done. Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio died of pneumonia in a Rochester hospital Wednesday at age 85. The man who won Fight of the Year honors in 1955 (for a win over Tony DeMarco for the welterweight crown), 1956 (...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  4. Will Khan be Money's next bout?

    Michael Woods

    For many months now, the most active rumor in the mill has been that Brit Amir Khan would be Floyd Mayweathers' next bout. That the 26-year-old Khan would fight Money in May in Vegas. Many of us are wondering if we're that much closer to knowing if K...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  5. Zab Judah's secret weapon? His dad

    Michael Woods

    We fight writers can get into a cynical mode after a few years of hearing recycled trash talk, or promises of superlative performances to come. Boxers state that their next bout will be their best effort, that this camp has been stellar, that view...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  6. De La Hoya 'doing fine' in rehab

    Michael Woods

    Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya made news Sept. 10, during the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight week, when he announced he would enter rehab after a substance-abuse slip. The 40-year-old, six-division champion who hung up the gloves after his ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  7. Could Malignaggi-Judah lead to 'Money'?

    Michael Woods

    Floyd Mayweather has emerged as the face of boxing this year. His Sept. 14 bout against Canelo Alvarez vaulted him to another level of awareness in the minds of folks outside the hardcore fight crowd, including casual viewers of boxing. After last mo...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  8. Mendez wants an 'Iron Mike'-style ending

    Michael Woods

    There will be some symmetry in ESPN's final "Friday Night Fights" episode of the 2013 season, with Arash Usmanee taking part in the main event clash, just as he did to kick off the first show of the year. Let us hope that Friday's headline clash, how...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  9. Delvin Rodriguez closing on Cotto fight

    Michael Woods

    The opportunity of his fighting life is nearly in place for Dominican-born junior middleweight Delvin Rodriguez. The Connecticut hitter (28-6-3, 16 KOs) has an agreement in place to fight comebacking Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs), the 32-year-old Puert...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  10. 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
  11. More upside: Golovkin or Matthysse?

    Michael Woods

    There is nothing quite so fascinating as a boxer who has game-changing hands, true weapons that can render a foe slumped and twitching in a blink. The fight game hasn't had an excess of those natural-born lobotomizers in recent years, as the top t...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. Roach: Mayweather is a little bit boring

    Michael Woods

    Five time Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach saw Floyd Mayweather do his thing in Las Vegas on Saturday night. His verdict? "Mayweather fought careful, calculated," he said. "The fight against Robert Guerrero was ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  13. Danny Jacobs cancer-free, elated

    Michael Woods

    Danny Jacobs, the middleweight prospect from Brownsville who will fight Saturday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center against 36-year-old Keenan Collins (15-7-3, 10 KOs), of York, Pa., felt a lump in his back a few weeks ago and an alarm bell went off...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  14. Tix on sale for April 11 BWAA dinner

    Michael Woods

    Tickets are on sale for the 88th annual Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) awards dinner on April 11 at Capitale in New York City. The dinner is open to fight fans, and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire, who fights on April 13 in N...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  15. Welcome to Hopkins-Cloud fight week

    Michael Woods

    One day, the theory goes, he will turn old, in the ring, in front of our eyes. That may be, but I will not be the one to predict that Bernard Hopkins will look anything like a typical 48-year-old when he fights Tavoris Cloud in the main event of the ...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  16. MSG to host title fights Jan. 19

    Michael Woods

    New York-area boxing fans have been blessed with a bounty of product to soak in the last couple months, and can enjoy the same in the first part of the New Year. The Theater at Madison Square Garden will host three world championship fights on Januar...

    Blog | December 13, 2012