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  1. Canelo, Lara hold Times Square presser

    Michael Woods

    Oscar De La Hoya didn't think fighting the Cuban, who might well be, on any given night, one of the five best boxers on the planet, was the best plan of attack. But Oscar, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, was convinced that a Canelo Alvarez-E...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Yormark pitches Mayweather-to-Brooklyn

    Michael Woods

    The "boxing is dead" bunch got a kick in the groin on Sept. 14, when Floyd Mayweather took on Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand and more than 2.2 million households ponied up to watch the 12-round Mayweather master class unfold on pay-per-view. If w...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  4. Yormark wants Mayweather in Brooklyn

    Michael Woods

    The word out of Las Vegas, ahead of Saturday's clash between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez, is that the scene is hectic and electric. Promoter Golden Boy is expecting the clash to draw the most pay-per-view revenue ever, surpassing the $132 mil...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  5. B-Hop named Barclays boxing ambassador

    Michael Woods

    Boxing's ageless wonder, Bernard Hopkins, can add a new tag to his collection. Hopkins, the 48.5-year-old light heavyweight champion who holds the mark for being the oldest human to win a world title, has been named "goodwill ambassador" of the box...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  6. Boxing at Barclays has quieted critics

    Michael Woods

    Back in July 2010, when the people from the Brooklyn arena that hadn't been built yet, Barclays Center, announced they were getting into boxing, with an exclusive deal with California-based Golden Boy Promotions, it's fair to say the reaction wasn't ...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  7. Mayweather, Alvarez do Times Square

    Michael Woods

    Two middle-aged people, a man and a woman -- they looked like a couple -- strolled by the massive staging and setup at Times Square on the pedestrian island at 46th Street on Monday. The woman asked the man, "What's going on?" "It's some kind of b...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  8. Weigh-in goes smoothly; Schaefer exhales

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- Promoter Richard Schaefer breathed a sigh of relief when the Friday weigh-in for the Saturday card at Barclays Center concluded, and no premature violence broke out. The event unfolded at Brooklyn Borough Hall Outdoor Plaza. Welterweig...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. Hopkins must beat Murat for superfight

    Michael Woods

    I didn't want to be rude, or a know-it-all, like one of these pundits who signs off on all boxing matches and comes off as if they think they know better than the promoters, the matchmakers and sometimes the fighters themselves. But I had to admit to...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  10. Oscar De La Hoya at the upfronts

    Michael Woods

    From Monday through Thursday, television people convened in New York City to hype their stuff and try to convince advertisers that their programming is top grade and worthy of getting top advertising dollars. Boxing exec Oscar De La Hoya made the tre...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  11. Quillin & Co. on the ascent

    Michael Woods

    Confession: My thoughts on Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin's chances in his title defense against Fernando Guerrero were impacted by his difficulty making 160 pounds on the day before the fight. Quillin was 1 1/2 pounds over and I really wondered if he...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  12. More drama ahead of Garcia-Judah fight

    Michael Woods

    If the Saturday clash between WBA and WBC 140-pound champion Danny Garcia and ex-junior welter and welter titlist Zab Judah contains half the drama that the buildup to the fight has provided, then fans at Barclays Center and watching on Showtime will...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  13. Hopkins' willpower knows no bounds

    Michael Woods

    Bernard Hopkins gave a sense Tuesday of how he truly feels about the short shrift he's gotten from the mainstream press considering he's 48 years old, a middle-aged man who is still fighting at a world-class level. And doing it while clean, not on PE...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  14. Keith 'One Time' Thurman opening eyes

    Michael Woods

    I was talking to a boxing manager the other day and he was telling me he doesn't care for the attitudes of many of the boxers today. When he hears a kid he is contemplating signing say, "Skills pay the bills," he said, he's inclined to put away the p...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  15. Rapper 50 Cent enters boxing biz

    Michael Woods

    He's conquered the charts in the rap music category, parlayed a stake in the beverage company Glaceau for a buyout payday to Coke, so you might figure 50 Cent would parachute into the boxing business and set up shop looking to be the top dog from the...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  16. Apollo to host second boxing event

    Michael Woods

    The Apollo Theater is best known as a music venue. On March 2, however, the Harlem landmark will host a talent search of sorts, in a boxing promotion staged by Golden Boy. Mexican Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-4) defends his WBC featherweight crown...

    Blog | February 08, 2013