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  1. Tyson: Today's fighters 'have to stand up'

    Michael Woods

    The cluster of people around Mike Tyson at the 89th Boxing Writers Association of America awards gala, held at the MGM on Thursday night, spoke volumes. Iron Mike is still one of the biggest names in boxing. At age 47, almost 10 years since he's g...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  2. 'Teddy' dinner helps heal NYC

    Michael Woods

    Teddy Atlas is the color man on ESPN "Friday Night Fights" and is known to boxing fans as former Cus D'Amato devotee, trainer of Mike Tyson, trainer of heavyweight champion Michael Moorer and oft-volcanic standard-bearer who rails vociferously agains...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  3. Ali, Browne ready for Barclays bouts

    Michael Woods

    Barclays Center will stage its fifth fight night on Monday, with a card unfolding in the Cushman & Wakefield Theater, topped by a Sadam Ali-Jay Krupp main event. Ali and others on the bill, including Staten Island's Marcus Browne, showed up at...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Mike Tyson: 'I'm not going to use anymore'

    Michael Woods

    On surface glance, a casual sports fan might think that being Mike Tyson mostly consists of upside, him being the former heavyweight champion of the world, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and the focal point of a new docu-series ca...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Mike Tyson reveals sobriety slip

    Michael Woods

    Mike Tyson spoke about his need to follow the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous during a Friday chat with Todd Grisham on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights," and made it clear that, if he doesn't follow the steps as they are laid out for alcoholics, he won't ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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 IBF super featherweight champion Argenis Mendez against Arash Usmanee, or on the undercard at Turning Stone Casin...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  9. Is Mike Tyson making a comeback?

    Michael Woods

    The promotion has been dubbed "Tyson Is Back!" Does that mean that Mike Tyson, the former Baddest Man on the Planet, out of the ring since a 2005 loss to Kevin McBride, is lacing up the gloves, giving it one more go, at age 47? No dice, diehards. ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. Promoter Tyson back from the brink

    Michael Woods

    Mike Tyson's re-branding is the sort of turnaround that just about never happens. Back in 2008 and 2009, he was depressed, he said, to the point of contemplating suicide, and using drugs in a completely reckless manner. "I was overdosing every nig...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  11. Fury talks tough, claims he's the best

    Michael Woods

    Tyson Fury, who fights Steve Cunningham at the Madison Square Garden Theater on April 20, has one of the best names in boxing. His dad, a pro fighter, saw the newborn, born seven weeks premature, and decided to name him after Mike Tyson. It sort of f...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  12. He beat Mike Tyson

    Michael Woods

    When Irishman Kevin McBride stopped Mike Tyson in round six of their June 11, 2005 bout, you might have thought the win would have propelled McBride toward a title shot, or at the least, better opportunities for more meaningful and lucrative fights. ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  13. Mike Tyson has never played 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!'

    Michael Woods

    Mike Tyson took part in a Monday conference call to hype his nationwide one-man stage show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." The ex-heavyweight champion and baddest man in the planet, once destined to burn out and fade away, is today a stunning tour d...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  14. Tyson starts run on Broadway tonight

    Michael Woods

    Mike Tyson's Broadway show, helmed by Spike Lee, opens Tuesday night at the Longacre Theatre. It will be the first of 12 performances for the man formerly known as The Baddest Man on the Planet, a feat that is something of a miracle, some would say,...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  15. Mike Tyson, on Broadway

    Michael Woods

    Mike Tyson, the man who once bit off a portion of his foe's ear during a fight, is doing a one-man show on Broadway, to be directed by Spike Lee. Richard Nixon must be sitting straight up in his grave. What does it say about this age that a man...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  16. NY State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is April 1

    Michael Woods

    New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner April 1 The inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame ("NYSBHOF") induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held Sunday, April 1 at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. "Sug...

    Blog | March 08, 2012