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  1. Cotto at MSG, and Pacquiao vs. Marquez?

    Michael Woods

    Freddie Roach will bring client Miguel Cotto back to Madison Square Garden on June 7, to attempt to take Sergio Martinez's WBC middleweight title. Roach is on a nice run, with Manny Pacquiao looking good against Brandon Rios in November, and then ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Roach has full slate with Cotto, Provodnikov

    Michael Woods

    Saturday night, his top client turned in a damned fine performance, no matter what the nattering naysayers, the critique cabal, might be saying. Freddie Roach deserves a splash of sun, a session at a fancy resort kicking back, sipping cool bevera...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. Pacquiao fight at MSG gaining steam?

    Michael Woods

    Manny at MSG. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Can you picture it? Can you conjure the earlobe-wobbling decibel level that would be achieved if Pacquiao did his thing in NYC -- if the Manny-iacs jammed the Garden to the rafters, and made ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  4. MSG set to sizzle for Martinez-Cotto

    Michael Woods

    Among the three most high-profile bouts set for the next few months, the Sergio Martinez-Miguel Cotto scrap set for June 7 at Madison Square Garden is perhaps getting the most amount of respect from fight fans. On April 26, Manny Pacquiao will sho...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  5. Pacman out and selling Bradley bout

    Michael Woods

    Manny Pacquaio's work ethic in selling a fight, in this case his April 12 clash against Timothy Bradley, a rematch of their 2012 tangle, "won" by Bradley, has been on display recently. Pacquaio, who works as a Congressman in the Philippines when n...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  6. Is Bradley over 2012 backlash?

    Michael Woods

    More than any one thing, the most persistent stench that attaches itself to modern day boxing is the poor quality of judging in many high-profile bouts. The stench was heavy and lingering on June 9, 2012, when Manny Pacquiao met 9-to-1 underdog Ti...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  7. Garcia's MSG scrap a prep for Pacquiao?

    Michael Woods

    Mikey Garcia defends his 130-pound crown, the WBO version, on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, but in the future, perhaps the near future, he could be packing on the pounds and doing his work at a much higher weight class. Garcia could wel...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  8. Who's next for Mayweather, Pacquiao?

    Michael Woods

    Boxing fans are keen to see Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao square off, but that faceoff always seems to stall on the runway. It looks like we'll have to be content to learn, in the near future, who each man will next fight. Floyd has been te...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  9. NYFightblog looks back on 2013 (Part 2)

    Michael Woods

    The Big Apple fight scene was pretty darned vibrant in 2013, with Barclays Center further emerging as a go-to player in the mix as Golden Boy placed pretty compelling fights in Brooklyn -- even if Vegas, California and Texas sometimes got more love t...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. NYFightblog looks back on 2013 (Part 1)

    Michael Woods

    We had a real nice year here at NYFightblog, if we -- OK, me -- do say so ourselves. I had a humongous blast covering the local scene, and I was so happy with the response from you fine folks, especially the increased traction on social media, especi...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Atlas: Rios may be 'nightmare' for Pacquiao

    Michael Woods

    In chatting with Teddy Atlas the other day, I was most interested in what he had planned for his annual "Teddy Dinner," the fundraiser-gala he holds on Staten Island every year, which helps him raise money which is dispensed to people in need, who ha...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. De La Hoya 'doing fine' in rehab

    Michael Woods

    Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya made news Sept. 10, during the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight week, when he announced he would enter rehab after a substance-abuse slip. The 40-year-old, six-division champion who hung up the gloves after his ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013