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  1. Caparello hungry for success on FNF

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- I watched his eyes. He didn't once look at the bread basket, or the french fries on my plate during a get to know you lunch at the Palm in midtown on Tuesday. No, light heavyweight Blake Caparello, an Aussie who's decided he wants to make...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  2. 'Teddy' dinner helps heal NYC

    Michael Woods

    Teddy Atlas is the color man on ESPN "Friday Night Fights" and is known to boxing fans as former Cus D'Amato devotee, trainer of Mike Tyson, trainer of heavyweight champion Michael Moorer and oft-volcanic standard-bearer who rails vociferously agains...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  3. ESPN's Joe Tess on Mayweather-Canelo

    Michael Woods

    ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" is done with its season, and play-by-play man Joe Tessitore is on to other assignments, like covering the college football scene. But Tess was kind enough to offer NYFightblog his assessment of "The One," the Saturday Las...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Mike Tyson reveals sobriety slip

    Michael Woods

    Mike Tyson spoke about his need to follow the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous during a Friday chat with Todd Grisham on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights," and made it clear that, if he doesn't follow the steps as they are laid out for alcoholics, he won't ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  5. Tyson makes amends with Atlas

    Michael Woods

    The most impactful moment occurring on the "Friday Night Fights" season finale didn't occur in the ring, in the main event -- which pitted junior lightweight titlist Argenis Mendez against Arash Usmanee -- on the undercard at Turning Stone Casino in ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  6. Tyson makes amends with Atlas

    Michael Woods

    The most impactful moment occurring on the "Friday Night Fights" season finale didn't occur in the ring, in the main event, which pitted IBF super featherweight champion Argenis Mendez against Arash Usmanee, or on the undercard at Turning Stone Casin...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Breland's first title win featured on MSG

    Michael Woods

    Old-school fight fans should know that MSG has started a new series, called "Friday Night Fights," hosted by Mark Breland and John Duddy, which spotlights classic bouts and allows the hosts to examine and dissect the duels. On Friday at 9 p.m., Br...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. Bos' death still resonates

    Michael Woods

    Matchmaker and New York character extraordinaire Johnny Bos died May 11. Traditionally in our business, we will write about someone's death and then, a few days after, run one or two follow-ups about that person, if he or she was newsworthy. I've nev...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  10. Rapper 50 Cent enters boxing biz

    Michael Woods

    He's conquered the charts in the rap music category, parlayed a stake in the beverage company Glaceau for a buyout payday to Coke, so you might figure 50 Cent would parachute into the boxing business and set up shop looking to be the top dog from the...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  11. Dzinziruk-Vera headlines Turning Stone

    Michael Woods

    Boxing returns to Verona, N.Y., on Friday when middleweight contender Sergiy Dzinziruk, seeking to nail down a title shot by the end of the year, gloves up in the main event against rawhide-tough spoiler Brian Vera. ESPN2 and WatchESPN will televi...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  12. Lundy headlines in Atlantic City tonight

    Michael Woods

    Irony fans had to chuckle a bit when they heard that Hank Lundy had some scale issues Thursday ahead of his bout with Raymundo Beltran, which will be shown on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights." See, the Philly boxer, with a 21-1-1 mark, had trash-talk...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  13. Can Castro last with Dallas on FNF?

    Michael Woods

    Truth is a rare commodity, to be especially prized when one comes across it in the fabulously freelance world of prizefighting, so much of which is built on a foundation of hype and spin. Because there is no centralized league, with a commissioner ov...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  14. More expected of Pavlik, Lee on FNF

    Michael Woods

    Cameron Dunkin is a prized persona in the fight game, from a writer's perspective, because he will often traffic in the truth. Sure, he has his moments when he plays his cards with a politician's instincts, but by and large, he will speak his mind ho...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  15. Rahimov ready to show his stuff?

    Michael Woods

    Out of sight, out of mind. In the boxing business, if you aren't on TV, you sort of don't exist. That's why Alisher "Ali" Rahimov is trying to draw as many eyeballs as he can to prove to fight fans that he's a solid player in the lightweight division...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  16. Mayfield sets sights (too?) high on FNF

    Michael Woods

    Karim Mayfield enters tonight's "Friday Night Fights" main event with what he believes to be a bit of a mental edge over foe Raymond Serrano. Both men were in Danny Garcia's camp ahead of Garcia's March 24 bout with Erik Morales, and Mayfield -- a 30...

    Blog | May 18, 2012