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  1. 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
  2. N.J. commish weighs in on Hopkins-Murat

    Michael Woods

    Bernard Hopkins gave the fans more than their money's worth on Saturday night in Atlantic City, N.J., as his rumble with massive underdog Karo Murat featured more trading and less finesse-based tactics than we've become accustomed to from the boxer f...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  3. Five things we learned: Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat

    Michael Woods

    Five things we learned from Saturday's Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Golovkin stays humble as buzz grows

    Michael Woods

    He smiled, answered questions in an exceedingly humble manner, listened to another question, grinned again and answered with halting but improving English. It was hard to look at the Kazakh-born middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin and comprehend, i...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  6. Tyson makes amends with Atlas

    Michael Woods

    The most impactful moment occurring on the "Friday Night Fights" season finale didn't occur in the ring, in the main event -- which pitted junior lightweight titlist Argenis Mendez against Arash Usmanee -- on the undercard at Turning Stone Casino in ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  7. Mendez wants an 'Iron Mike'-style ending

    Michael Woods

    There will be some symmetry in ESPN's final "Friday Night Fights" episode of the 2013 season, with Arash Usmanee taking part in the main event clash, just as he did to kick off the first show of the year. Let us hope that Friday's headline clash, how...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  8. Roach: Rios the right foe for Pacquiao

    Michael Woods

    Manny Pacquiao has lost his past two bouts, so his next scrap, against Brandon Rios in Macau on Nov. 24 (Nov. 23 in the U.S.) is beyond crucial. I checked in with Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, and asked him for his take on the bout, Rios as ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  9. Bernard Hopkins ready to face Tavoris Cloud

    Michael Woods

    Bernard Hopkins sat in a chair at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, getting his hands wrapped by trainer Nazim Richardson, looking as fit as any 48-year-old on the planet.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  10. Rosado's record not indicative of his heart

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A casual fan will check out Gabriel Rosado when he appears at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, or on the TV screen of HBO's "Boxing After Dark" show, and they might think to themselves, OK, he has his fight fa...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  11. Bernard Hopkins determined that he still can compete at a world-c...

    Michael Woods

    Bernard Hopkins determined to prove he can still compete at a world-class level.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  12. Ray Beltran is fighting for respect

    Michael Woods

    It is no minor claim to fame being one of Manny Pacquiao's top sparring partners for the last several years, during Pacman's ascendence to being a transcendent figure in the sports world. But Ray Beltran is by no means satisfied with that station in ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  13. Give boxing time to root again in Brooklyn

    Michael Woods

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- With about two weeks to go before the debut of boxing at the Barclays Center, chatter grew louder that the show wasn't doing bang-up ticket sales. We started to see ads for discounts, for group rates, and a few days before the Satur...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  14. Oscar De La Hoya mulled ending retirement to fight Felix Sturm

    Michael Woods

    Oscar De La Hoya told ESPNNewYork.com that he came oh-so-close to ending his retirement and headlining the Oct. 20 show at the Barclays Center against current WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2012
  15. Barclays Center partners with Golden Boy to host, promote boxing

    Michael Woods

    The Brooklyn Nets may be the focal point of the almost-finished Barclays Center, the new building in Prospect Heights which opens with a Jay-Z concert on Sept. 28, but boxing will be a significant part of the programming.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2012
  16. Can Castro last with Dallas on FNF?

    Michael Woods

    Truth is a rare commodity, to be especially prized when one comes across it in the fabulously freelance world of prizefighting, so much of which is built on a foundation of hype and spin. Because there is no centralized league, with a commissioner ov...

    Blog | June 21, 2012