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  1. 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
  2. Will Rigo run, or rumble?

    Michael Woods

    Guillermo Rigondeaux, the Cuban-born hitter who violently opened up many eyes when he had his way with Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall on April 13, and made the pound-for-pound ace Donaire look a step slow all night long, doesn't show a viole...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  3. Hyde: Rigo will make Agbeko suffer

    Michael Woods

    Guillermo Rigondeaux was derided in some circles following his masterful display of pugilism against Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall on April 13. He won a unanimous decision but turned off some fans, and even some of the people who decide whe...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. Rigo to maybe fight in September

    Michael Woods

    Guillermo Rigondeux impressed the heck out of boxing fans who saw him do his ultra-clever pugilism against, the 2012 Boxing Writers Association Fighter of the Year, Nonito Donaire at Radio City Music Hall on April 13. Yes, there was some grumbling...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  5. Rigo's rep wants Mares or Frampton

    Michael Woods

    I checked in Monday with Gary Hyde, the Irishman on top of the world after his guy Guillermo Rigondeaux proved against Nonito Donaire that he is more than an amateur legend, cementing himself in the pound-for-pound top 10 with a superb showing at Rad...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  6. Donaire facing shoulder surgery

    Michael Woods

    Nonito Donaire hadn't tasted defeat in 12 years, and he sipped from the bitter cup on Saturday night, at Radio City Music Hall, as Cuban native Guillermo Rigondeaux showed amazing command of the sweet science and took a unanimous decision from the 20...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  7. Rigondeaux beats Donaire at Radio City

    Michael Woods

    The Cuban-born hitter Guillermo Rigondeaux had a rep as an amateur ace, with two Olympic golds and a 400-12 record under his belt. He proved to the world that he's pretty awesome as a pro, too, getting the better of pound-for-pound ace Nonito Donaire...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  8. Mrs. Donaire says Nonito will be aggressor

    Michael Woods

    Boxing is a freelance sport, without a central league body. It has so many moving parts, and moving mouths, that the sports' grapevine is maybe the richest of any pro sport. Some of those mouths have been busy this week. They're chattering that maybe...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  9. Arum happy about his Triple Crown

    Michael Woods

    The two best 122-pound professional fighters will face off on Saturday night in New York City, on a show promoted by Brooklyn-born Bob Arum, the 81-year-old sage who presided over a press conference at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday to hype the c...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. Arum should know Manny foe by Sunday

    Michael Woods

    Bob Arum is looking to determine who will get the coveted slot to fight Manny Pacquiao in his next bout by Sunday, he told NYFightblog during a Wednesday press conference at Madison Square Garden. The press conference was called to hype the Saturday ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  11. Hyde-Rigo an unlikely pair

    Michael Woods

    I was chatting with Irishman Gary Hyde, the manager of Guillermo Rigondeaux today, during a Top Rank media gathering at Mendez Gym on E. 26th St. in NYC. Hyde asked me who my favorite fighter was and I paused, thought about it, and said, "Ya know, I ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  12. Roach sees Donaire-Rigo as '50-50'

    Michael Woods

    Freddie Roach -- who was in the corner of Top Rank prospect Zou Shiming, the two-time gold medalist from China, last Saturday in Macau -- chatted with NYFightblog about the faceoff between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux, which unfolds Saturd...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  13. Is Verdejo Puerto Rico's best prospect?

    Michael Woods

    Laypeople consistently underestimate how difficult it is to be a prizefighter. You see evidence of this when, every couple of years, this football player or that basketball player decides that he could be the next heavyweight champion of the world an...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  14. No PED problems with Donaire-Rigo

    Michael Woods

    You could see it as a sad commentary on our times, or see the upside -- that the increasingly regular PED flaps in boxing mean the sport is actually attending to a problem that is present in all sports in which strength and stamina are prized and mon...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  15. Boxing Writers dinner open to fans

    Michael Woods

    The 88th annual awards banquet of the Boxing Writers Association of America will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Capitale in New York City, and marquee players in the game, like Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire, and Juan Manuel Marquez, w...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  16. Tix on sale for April 11 BWAA dinner

    Michael Woods

    Tickets are on sale for the 88th annual Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) awards dinner on April 11 at Capitale in New York City. The dinner is open to fight fans, and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire, who fights on April 13 in N...

    Blog | March 11, 2013