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  1. 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
  2. Collazo: 'There's nothing intimidating to me'

    Michael Woods

    I asked Luis Collazo what he saw in the eyes of the man he will be fighting Saturday night, at the MGM in Las Vegas on the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana undercard. Did he see fear in Amir Khan's eyes? A window to his soul? Something in the body...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Khan not looking past Collazo

    Michael Woods

    The main support bout on the May 3rd "The Moment" promotion is a clash between Amir Khan, a former champ at 140 pounds, and Luis Collazo, a former champ at 147 pounds. A title will be up for grabs, but the stakes, truly, are so much larger than a pie...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Spiritual awakening carries Collazo forward

    Michael Woods

    He wasn't able to enjoy the piece of cake brought out for him. And he ate only about three-quarters of a cup of spaghetti at the NYC intimate media luncheon at Buca Di Beppo in Times Square on Wednesday. But it was quite clear that Luis Collazo, who ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  5. Yormark won't give up on getting Floyd

    Michael Woods

    Having come to know Nets and Barclays CEO Brett Yormark the tiniest bit over the past couple of years and getting a read on the man, how he operates and his drive to secure big deals, I had to assume that he didn't punch a wall when he was told that ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Barclays still trying to land Mayweather

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- I like to think I have a solid B.S. detector and can tell pretty well when someone is turning on the charm for effect and deserves an Oscar. As I watched Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark work the room at Gleason's Gym in Dumbo on Monday ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Malignaggi weighs in on Broner's flaws

    Michael Woods

    He's been telling us, and not in subtle fashion, not resorting to hints or implications. No, Paul Malignaggi has told us for a long spell that Adrien Broner is not the heir apparent, not the new Floyd Mayweather, definitely not the future of boxing, ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Arum on Pacquiao-Rios PPV numbers: 'It was OK'

    Michael Woods

    Some said promoter Bob Arum was taking an immense risk, financially and from a publicity perspective, by bringing Manny Pacquiao's Nov. 23 fight against Brandon Rios to Macau. Certain schools of thought said the pay-per-view would tank and the U.S. p...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  15. Will Rigo run, or rumble?

    Michael Woods

    Guillermo Rigondeaux, the Cuban-born hitter who violently opened up many eyes when he had his way with Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall on April 13, and made the pound-for-pound ace Donaire look a step slow all night long, doesn't show a viole...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  16. 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