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  1. Fight vet Lampley sizes up Bute-Pascal

    Michael Woods

    It is most definitely a big fight atmosphere in Montreal, with local big-shot light heavies Lucian Bute, a slick lefty, and the more basic, but also more rugged, Jean Pascal facing off in a tiff which will be shown on HBO Saturday night. That said...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 'Real man' Kovalev aims to stop Sillakh

    Michael Woods

    These guys, these boxers from Russia and thereabouts -- the Golovkins, Provodnikovs, the Sergey Kovalevs -- you simply have to dig them if you are a fan of a fighter with a closer's mentality. Of course, we aren't painting with such a broad brush tha...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  6. Thoughts on the Abdusalamov tragedy

    Michael Woods

    If it bleeds, it leads. That old adage holds true in the news biz today, just as it always has. Blood, carnage, horror -- these are ingredients for news, and stories featuring those elements are reliable eyeball magnets. Always have been, always w...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  7. Mikey Garcia: Great fighter, impressive man

    Michael Woods

    I'm a sucker for the humble warriors -- people who you know could care for your toddler in an emergency. Promoter Bob Arum has a couple of those types. One of them, Manny Pacquiao, fights Nov. 23 in Macau. Another one, Mikey Garcia, won in Texas on S...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  8. Kovalev trainer likes Golovkin over Stevens

    Michael Woods

    John David Jackson, the former junior middleweight and middleweight champ who now trains fan favorite Sergey Kovalev, spoke to NYFightblog about tonight's headline attraction at Madison Square Garden's Theater. Jackson, who took part in a ceremony...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  9. With a win, Golovkin will head overseas

    Michael Woods

    If the majority of predictors are correct, and WBA middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin (27-0 with 24 KOs) gets the better of Curtis Stevens (25-3 with 18 KOs) Saturday night at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, especially in conclusive and viol...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  10. Sergio vs. Cotto in April at MSG?

    Michael Woods

    Could we see Sergio Martinez, the Argentina-born hitter who holds the WBC middleweight crown, fight his next scrap in Madison Square Garden against Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto? We will if the suits at MSG get their way. On Wednesday, ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. Duva: Stevens is live dog vs. Golovkin

    Michael Woods

    He didn't gamble much, but before he became a big-shot promoter, Dan Duva used to hazard a prediction every now and again. Usually, it was around Christmas time, and usually, his bride Kathy Duva told me, he'd win, and that meant a bigger bounty unde...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  12. Arum, Rios hype Pacquiao fight

    Michael Woods

    Brooklyn-born promoter Bob Arum's next mega-card endeavor is a promotion to run in Macau on Nov. 23. His top dog, Manny Pacquiao, who is beloved as a congressman in the Philippines, gloves up against California resident Brandon Rios. Rios (31-1-1 ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  13. Ring-card girl rumble (the winners)

    Michael Woods

    The lady who might be the biggest boxing fan of the bunch, alas, missed the cut Tuesday at Mendez Boxing Gym in NYC. Model Jasmina Dzurlic tells me that she's a tremendous Canelo Alvarez fan, and has worked out at a boxing gym in the Bronx for six ye...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  14. Ring-card girl rumble (the competition)

    Michael Woods

    The ladies vying for the three slots as ring card girls at the Nov. 2 Madison Square Garden Theater promotion topped by a Gennady Golovkin middleweight title defense against Curtis Stevens seem to be amped up, but contain any hints of nerves well. No...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  15. Ring-card girl rumble (the setup)

    Michael Woods

    The 10 hopefuls milled about in the gym, eyeing each other, with different contestants acting in different ways as they awaited the competition. The thump-thump-thump of people pounding the heavy bags at the Mendez Boxing Gym on East 26th Street beca...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  16. Tissues needed at Gatti-Ward screening

    Michael Woods

    Tissues were needed during Wednesday night's screening of "Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward" at HBO's headquarters in Manhattan. For me, the tears started to fall during footage of Arturo Gatti's daughter Sofia reading off the plaque honor...

    Blog | October 17, 2013