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  1. 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
  2. Will we see Pacquiao-Marquez 5?

    Michael Woods

    Many, if not most, fight fans expected Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez to renew their rivarly this fall, and were eager to see if Pacquiao could shrug off the KO loss at Marquez's hands last December. But Marquez threw us a curveball, deciding...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  3. Merchant needs to see more from Ghost

    Michael Woods

    Larry Merchant was pleasantly surprised by Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero in the Californian's last outing, a decision win over Andre Berto on Nov. 24. In that bout, he proved to many that he's no blown-up lightweight, that he possesses the strength and...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. Merchant likes Mayweather over Guerrero

    Michael Woods

    I'd have had no idea that Larry Merchant, the New York native who was cemented to the HBO lead analyst chair for 35 years until moving on at the end of 2012, had any sort of history with Floyd Mayweather -- but I know better. One of the most surpr...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  5. Dempsey heads list of NYSBHOF inductees

    Michael Woods

    More than 300 people attended this past Sunday's second annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York, as 20 inductees from the Class of 2013 were honored. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  6. Merchant on Floyd-to-Showtime

    Michael Woods

    So, is this a game changer? Floyd Mayweather (43-0 with 26 KOs) jumping ship from HBO, for whom he has worked with since 1997, to Showtime. Does this actually change things for the boxing world as a whole, or just for Floyd, as it's just another enti...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  7. Larry Merchant leaving HBO analyst chair

    Michael Woods

    Larry Merchant will leave the lead HBO boxing analyst seat after helping call the HBO's Saturday night show, after 35 years of offering incisive, sometimes pointed and occasionally controversial insights. "Starting in January, I will become a Tom ...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  8. Next for Floyd: Bradley? Canelo?

    Michael Woods

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be released from Clark County Detention Center on or about Aug. 3, so we have started to think more and more about what fight looms next for him. I asked Brooklyn-born HBO analyst Larry Merchant: Who, as a fan, would you ...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  9. Malignaggi: Ortiz 'dug his own hole'

    Michael Woods

    By and large, I'm not a fan of anyone telling writers or analysts who are not ex-boxers that their judgments are suspect because they haven't boxed. Fair to say I don't think it detracts from Larry Merchant's efficacy that he didn't go into prizefigh...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  10. Merchant was surprised by Mayweather apology

    Michael Woods

    Full disclosure: I'm a fan of Larry Merchant's work. I enjoy his insights, appreciate that he is a fan and chronicler of the sweet science and am happy that HBO has the stones to keep using an 81-year-man, this in an industry which rewards youth and ...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  11. Mayweather overcomes stiff test from Cotto

    Michael Woods

    It was not the shocking site Floyd Mayweather's legions of haters would have like to have seen, him flat on his back, Miguel Cotto standing over him center ring at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, but nevertheless, the site of blood trickling out of ...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  12. Looking forward to Floyd-Cotto, and Floyd-Merchant too

    Michael Woods

    I am looking forward to the Saturday night PPV clash between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto, for sure. But I must put it out there, I am not giving Cotto's a snowball's chance in hell in this era of global warming to beat Mayweather. That doesn't,...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  13. Lou DiBella swipes at Larry Merchant

    Michael Woods

    After Sergio Martinez's 11th-round TKO win over Matthew Macklin, Martinez's promoter, Lou DiBella, railed at HBO's Larry Merchant, with love in his heart, for suggesting that Martinez should go up to 168 and fight an Andre Ward or Lucian Bute. "Wh...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  14. Merchant on Floyd fracas: "It was a giggle"

    Michael Woods

    One of my first reactions after Larry Merchant and Floyd Mayweather almost scuffled following the shocking end to the Mayweather-Victor Ortiz in Las Vegas on Sept. 17 was, Well, we will never see Larry Merchant call another Floyd Mayweather fight. ...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  15. Brooklyn-born Larry Merchant spars with Mayweather

    Michael Woods

    Larry Merchant refers to the sport of boxing as the "theater of the unexpected." But sometimes the wacky goings on in the sweet science defy the imaginations of even the most been-around-the-block fightwatcher. It's a fair bet that the 80-year-ol...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  16. Brooklyn-born Merchant sparred with Floyd before

    Michael Woods

    Floyd Mayweather and Larry Merchant -- the HBO analyst who almost threw down while Merchant interviewed Floyd in-ring after Mayweather scored a controversial KO win over Victor Ortiz in Vegas Saturday -- do not, shall we say, send each other holiday ...

    Blog | September 18, 2011