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  1. Duva unveils new Chinese import

    Michael Woods

    Oh, the eyeballs. That massive population in China has some of the dealmakers in the biz pondering the possibilities if even a mere minute fraction of Chinese take to professional boxing, and start to follow the fortunes of some of their nation's...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. Peter Reyes: Boxing 'saved my life'

    Michael Woods

    It's a near given, every boxing press conference I attend, if I chat with a couple of the fighters, I will find at least one who tells me the sport saved their life. It happened on Monday, when I hit the presser for the Wednesday (Dec. 18; doors open...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. Sadam Ali to headline Barclays room

    Michael Woods

    Barclays Center's commitment to boxing is reaching another level, with word that Golden Boy will be putting on a show at the Cushman and Wakefield Theater, a smaller venue within the building, on Sept. 30. Sadam Ali, a new signee to Golden Boy, wi...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  4. Marcus Browne goes to 6-0

    Michael Woods

    Marcus Browne of Staten Island, who represented the US at the London Olympics, went to 6-0, with a TKO2 win over Robert Hill of Louisiana at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan on Monday night. The lefty Browne, aged 22, threw a stiff, straight left...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  5. Is a Mayweather fight in Khan's future?

    Michael Woods

    This is Part 2 of NY FightBlog's exclusive interview with Amir Khan. Check out Part 1 here. Old-time trainers used to meddle much more in their fighters' lives, and some portrayed romantic unions as figurative Kryptonite. Getting their charges to ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Kovalev built power, works on trash talking

    Michael Woods

    Fight fans love an ass-kicker, someone who comes in and is a great bet to finish his foe before the final bell. Sergey Kovalev, who fights on Friday against Cornelius White, is starting to generate buzz as an ass-kicker. The Russian-born Florida r...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  8. Browne likes Mayweather over Guerrero

    Michael Woods

    Seems like everyone I come across is impressed with Marcus Browne's progress as a pro thus far. The Staten island hitter, a light heavyweight, rose to 4-0 with a KO2 takeout of Taneal Goyco at Barclays on Saturday night. I asked the lefty, who rep...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  9. Marcus Browne to fight Feb. 9 in Brooklyn

    Michael Woods

    Marcus Browne has the sort of personality that will take him far, if his skills keep growing at the rate they have been. He mixes confidence and self-deprecation smoothly, as when I asked the 22-year-old Staten Islander if he behaved himself during t...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  10. Street cred: Browne chills with Elmo

    Michael Woods

    No matter how his pro debut goes tonight, and I expect that he will score a KO win over his greener foe, Staten Islander Marcus Browne can be assured that one gleaming act he took part in will forever cement him as a star. Browne shot a short vide...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  11. S.I. Olympian Marcus Browne set for debut

    Michael Woods

    Sandy has been on Marcus Browne's mind -- how could it not be, since the severe storm did its best to kayo his Staten Island home base? But Browne is intent on not letting the storm surge remove him from the task he has in front of him Friday night...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  12. Issouf Kinda headlines on Long Island

    Michael Woods

    Boxing gets hammered quite a bit by folks who think it is a brutal exercise reserved for throwbacks and misfits with nothing else going for them but a useful amorality. But the overwhelming majority of fighters who take part are for the most part ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  13. Adrien Broner, explained

    Michael Woods

    Most fight fans and pundits agree that he has talent. They see the hand speed, the ability to get angles and flurry, the desire to put a fistic stamp off finality on his foe to end the night with a satisfying climax. The majority of fans and pundi...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  14. Boxer Orlando Cruz a 'proud gay man'

    Michael Woods

    Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz announced to the world that he is gay on Wednesday, becoming the first practicing prizefighter to declare he is homosexual. "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, ...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  15. Marcus Browne signing with Al Haymon

    Michael Woods

    Marcus Browne, the light heavyweight boxer from Staten Island, earned some experience at the Olympics in London. No, he didn't come home with a medal, but the 21-year-old hitter obviously showed some attributes that stood out to those in the know wit...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  16. Herring responds to Atlas critique

    Michael Woods

    ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas, the sometimes trainer and all-the-time proponent of cleaning up the shadier sides of the sport, weighed in on the performances of the two New York-based boxers who took part in the London Olympics. Atlas was asked about Mari...

    Blog | August 17, 2012