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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. Father-son combo marks first for Hall

    Michael Woods

    The third class of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame has been announced, and for the first time, a father-son combination will gain entry. Two-time heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson (55-8-1, 40 KOs) of Brooklyn will be inducted posthumous...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Perez dedicates next bout to Abdusalamov

    Michael Woods

    He says all the right things, he sounds sincere, and I believe him. But we won't know until the night of Jan. 18 if Mike Perez has been greatly affected by what happened the night of Nov. 2, 2013. Perez is the 28-year-old Cuban heavyweight who was...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. Foreman: Best punch I ever threw

    Michael Woods

    I always enjoy talking to George Foreman. When I chat with the ex heavyweight champion, entrepeneur extraordinaire and preacher, I am certain to come away having heard some stellar anecdotes from back in the day, while also receiving a bit of spiritu...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  5. Magomed Abdusalamov won't fight again, will have deficits -- neur...

    Michael Woods

    The neurosurgeon attending to heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov has told ESPNNewYork.com that the Russian-born boxer will not fight again.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  6. Steve Cunningham fights for family

    Michael Woods

    After a fighter dies, or is rendered brain damaged, there is the inevitable blowback. "Boxing should be abolished," some say. It happened after Russian heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov suffered brain damage and was comatose following his Nov. 2 fight ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  7. '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
  8. Abdusalamov's plight a stark reminder

    Michael Woods

    Two days after taking heavy punishment over 10 rounds against Mike Perez at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov was in stable condition and intensive care at Roosevelt Hospital in New York on Monday, according to Nat...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  9. Abdusalamov injury stuns fans, followers

    Michael Woods

    Heavyweight prospect Magomed Abdusalmov is in a New York City hospital, in stable condition after being placed into an induced coma following a unanimous decision loss to Mike Perez at the Madison Square Garden Theater on Saturday night. The 32-ye...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  10. Perez downs Abdusalamov at MSG

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- Two lefty heavyweights gave the fans at the newly renovated Theater at Madison Square Garden their money's worth Saturday night, with Mike Perez getting the better of Magomed Abdusalamov over 10 rounds. Perez (20-0, 12 KOs) outlanded Abdu...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  11. Klitschko: 'I understand I could be better'

    Michael Woods

    Wladimir Klitschko had his way with challenger Alexander Povetkin on Oct. 5 in Moscow -- there is no debate about that. But the manner in which he did it drew a good degree of criticism in the media and on message boards. I reached out to Wladimir...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  12. Atlas likes Povetkin to knock out Klitschko

    Michael Woods

    Teddy Atlas -- the ESPN analyst and on-again, off-again trainer who helmed Michael Moorer to a heavyweight title in 1994 -- worked with Russia's Alexander Povetkin for more than two years with a singular purpose in mind: Get Klitschko. A Cus D'...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  13. Mike Tyson: 'I'm not going to use anymore'

    Michael Woods

    On surface glance, a casual sports fan might think that being Mike Tyson mostly consists of upside, him being the former heavyweight champion of the world, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and the focal point of a new docu-series ca...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  14. Gallagher brings Perea to Rural Rumble

    Michael Woods

    Tommy Gallagher of Howard Beach in Queens has been in the boxing game since the 1950s, and he's feeling like the time to end his run is getting closer. He is working with a young boxer from Ecuador, Ytalo Perea, a heavyweight he calls "my last hurrah...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  15. B-Hop named Barclays boxing ambassador

    Michael Woods

    Boxing's ageless wonder, Bernard Hopkins, can add a new tag to his collection. Hopkins, the 48.5-year-old light heavyweight champion who holds the mark for being the oldest human to win a world title, has been named "goodwill ambassador" of the box...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  16. Marcus Browne puts on power show

    Michael Woods

    Marcus Browne of Staten Island went to 5-0, with a TKO win over Ricardo Campillo of Mexico in a light heavyweight scrap set for six or fewer at Barclays Center on Saturday. A left from the lefty dropped the loser, now 7-7-1, in round one. He ate ...

    Blog | June 22, 2013