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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Yormark: Long Island boxing can be terrific

    Michael Woods

    Madison Square Garden can certainly boast about their pugilistic legacy. Yes, it could be argued that they are in flux, as they might have to rebuild the building to comply with the New York City Planning Commission's order to improve Penn Station...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  5. Did Mitchell make the right choice?

    Michael Woods

    Seth Mitchell was touted as the next big thing -- the American version, anyway -- in the heavyweight ranks. The division is starved for someone, anyone, who can challenge the Klitschko brothers, and it was hoped, in the last couple years, that Mitche...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  6. Cunningham-Fury lands at MSG Theater

    Michael Woods

    He has one of the best names in boxing, and now fight fans will get a better sense if Tyson Fury has what it takes to possibly challenge the Klitschko brothers' chokehold on the heavyweight division. Fury, a 20-0 Brit, will fight Steve Cunningham,...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  7. Vitali hasn't decided if he will keep fighting

    Michael Woods

    Tom Loeffler of K2, the promotional outfit named for the fighting Klitschko brothers, the heavyweight standouts Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, spoke to ESPNNewYork.com today about what's next for the Brothers K. Loeffler was at Kingsway Gym with h...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  8. Walker a far stiffer test for Adamek

    Michael Woods

    Tomasz Adamek is a heavy-duty draw in New Jersey, his second homeland, and the pole will once again glove up at the Prudential Center in front of rabid rooters on Sept. 8 (2 p.m. start time). A couple months ago, it looked like he'd be meeting th...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. Maddalone gets crack at Fury

    Michael Woods

    NYFightblog readers know that fan fave Vinny Maddalone is embarking on a last-call effort to get over the hump, get a title shot and win a crown. He told us that he wanted to go overseas to whack out an up-and-comer in order to impress a Klitschko, a...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  10. Chambers aiming (again) at Klitschko

    Michael Woods

    So ... it didn't go swimmingly the first time around. Would Eddie Chambers even want another go at a Klitschko, even if it meant another tasty payday? "I would absolutely want another crack at [Wladimir] Klitschko," Chambers said. "He's the best o...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  11. N.J. fight could mean green for winner

    Michael Woods

    Being green is hot the world over right now, even in the oftentimes backward world of boxing, where there is a sometimes perverse pride in being "old school." The Klitschko brothers have had their way in the heavyweight division for so long, we've re...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  12. NYFightBlog to attend BWAA dinner

    Michael Woods

    The 87th annual Boxing Writers Association of America's awards dinner runs tomorrow night at the Copacabana in NYC. Honorees slated to attend include Vitali Klitschko, Andre Ward, Bernard Hopkins, and Al Bernstein. A limited number of tickets r...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  13. Wlad: Haye-Chisora sends bad message

    Michael Woods

    With the David Haye-Dereck Chisora heavyweight clash coming to full fruition, it sure seems like bad behavior is being rewarded. You'll recall that after Chisora gave a decent account of himself against Vitali Klitschko on Feb. 18 in Munich, dropp...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  14. Maddalone stops Koval in Queens

    Michael Woods

    The dream is still alive. He's 38, hasn't been able to get over the hump in a half dozen step-up fights, but bless his stubborn soul, Vinny Maddalone wants to get that title shot, that crack at a Klitschko (or a Povetkin, he won't be picky), before h...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  15. W. Klitschko unlikely to fight at Barclays

    Michael Woods

    He is the best-known heavyweight in the world. Check that. Wladimir Klitschko and his brother Vitali are the best-known heavyweights in the world, because, to be honest, many casual sports fans can't differentiate between little brother Wladimir a...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  16. Another black eye for boxing: the Chisora-Haye scuffle

    Michael Woods

    When you hear the term "black eye" in the context of boxing, more often these days it's in terms of the negative stain on the sport after another controversial, idiotic or ludicrous situation take place in and around the squared circle, rather than r...

    Blog | February 21, 2012