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  1. 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
  2. Rigo to maybe fight in September

    Michael Woods

    Guillermo Rigondeux impressed the heck out of boxing fans who saw him do his ultra-clever pugilism against, the 2012 Boxing Writers Association Fighter of the Year, Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall on April 13. Yes, there was some grumbling...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  3. Boxing Writers dinner open to fans

    Michael Woods

    The 88th annual awards banquet of the Boxing Writers Association of America will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Capitale in New York City, and marquee players in the game, like Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire, and Juan Manuel Marquez, w...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Donaire-Rigo fight in jeopardy?

    Michael Woods

    Nonito Donaire has for almost a year been a heavy proponent of regular PED testing in boxing. The 2012 Boxing Writers Association of America's Fighter of the Year is slated to meet Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13 at Radio City Music Hall in Ne...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Rest in peace, Ray Bonti

    Michael Woods

    Welterweight Ray Bonti of Bayside didn't often tell his family when he was fighting, because he didn't want to worry them. Yes, the fighter was no Sugar Ray Robinson, and his record in three-plus years as a professional stands for the ages at 7-22...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  8. Late starter Stevenson moving fast

    Michael Woods

    I do not recall a pro fighter debuting at age 29, as Adonis Stevenson did, and being on the cusp of a title shot within five years. The same goes for Emanuel Steward, Stevenson's trainer/manager. He wasn't aware of how late Stevenson (17-1, 14 KOs...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  9. Angel Hernandez will sub in vs. Demetrius Andrade

    Michael Woods

    Angel "Toro" Hernandez, a 36-year-old fighter based in Chicago, will fight prospect Demetrius Andrade in the main event of "Friday Night Fights" this Friday in Connecticut. Mike Mazzulli, the director of the Mohegan Tribe athletic department, told...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  10. Gotta love it: Dundee, 90, calls Ali, 70, "the kid"

    Michael Woods

    You have to love the man. If you spend any time at all talking to Angelo Dundee, the 90-year-old cornerman who entered the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992 and is still training fighters today, you have to love the guy. If for no other reason than he stil...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  11. Malignaggi critiqued ex-promoter DiBella on radio

    Michael Woods

    When Lou DiBella went into the ballistic zone on the afternoon of Sept. 14 as he discussed his former fighter, Paulie Malignaggi -- the Bensonhurt, Brooklyn, native who moved to California last year to try and re-invigorate his career -- I wasn't cle...

    Blog | September 22, 2011