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  1. Garcia wins, but doesn't entertain

    Michael Woods

    Mikey Garcia has been talked up by promoter Bob Arum as a pound-for-pound ace, someone who could help lead the sport when the Mayweathers and Pacquiaos exit stage left. He'll need to offer just a bit more entertainment value, though, than he showed o...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  2. Arum on Pacquiao-Rios PPV numbers: 'It was OK'

    Michael Woods

    Some said promoter Bob Arum was taking an immense risk, financially and from a publicity perspective, by bringing Manny Pacquiao's Nov. 23 fight against Brandon Rios to Macau. Certain schools of thought said the pay-per-view would tank and the U.S. p...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  3. Arum offers love to Mayweathers

    Michael Woods

    Brooklyn-born promoter Bob Arum, in town to hype his Saturday card in AC, took it gracefully when I aged him a year, and asked him if he was turning 83 on Sunday. "82," he told me at BB King's, right after he'd thumped a tub for the card, portions...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  4. Mikey Garcia: Great fighter, impressive man

    Michael Woods

    I'm a sucker for the humble warriors -- people who you know could care for your toddler in an emergency. Promoter Bob Arum has a couple of those types. One of them, Manny Pacquiao, fights Nov. 23 in Macau. Another one, Mikey Garcia, won in Texas on S...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  5. Duva: Stevens is live dog vs. Golovkin

    Michael Woods

    He didn't gamble much, but before he became a big-shot promoter, Dan Duva used to hazard a prediction every now and again. Usually, it was around Christmas time, and usually, his bride Kathy Duva told me, he'd win, and that meant a bigger bounty unde...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  6. Arum, Rios hype Pacquiao fight

    Michael Woods

    Brooklyn-born promoter Bob Arum's next mega-card endeavor is a promotion to run in Macau on Nov. 23. His top dog, Manny Pacquiao, who is beloved as a congressman in the Philippines, gloves up against California resident Brandon Rios. Rios (31-1-1 ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Mora aims for a belt, any belt

    Michael Woods

    Los Angeles-based middleweight Sergio Mora is looking to New York promoter Lou DiBella to give him a boost of buzz, and help him secure a title shot in the near future. Mora, nicknamed "The Latin Snake," held a junior middleweight crown back in 20...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  10. Pacquiao, Arum in NYC to tout Macao fight

    Michael Woods

    NEW YORK -- The boxing world has shifted measurably this year, and further proof of that was presented Tuesday, when Brooklyn-born promoter Bob Arum brought his top draw, Manny Pacquiao, to New York City. Pacquiao (54-5-2, age 34) will meet Brando...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  11. Yuri Foreman tops DiBella card

    Michael Woods

    Comebacking boxer Yuri Foreman and promoter Lou DiBella sat down before Foreman emerged from a two-year hiatus. They plotted out a course for the former junior middleweight champion. Both agreed that the comeback shouldn't be a rushed affair, one ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  12. Joan Guzmans promoter apologizes

    Michael Woods

    All involved had declared that the weight issues were behind him, that he'd matured, grown, learned a harsh lesson, and was ready -- physically and more importantly, mentally -- to make a final run of superior achievement. Alas, those best laid pl...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  13. 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
  14. DiBella and 50 Cent acquire doc "Tapia"

    Michael Woods

    Boxing promoter Lou DiBella is putting his movie producer hat back on, and is teaming with rapper-entrepreneur 50 Cent on a new project. They have acquired the rights to the documentary "TAPIA," a film about the star-crossed former world champion Joh...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  15. Brinson upsets Melendez on Cotto card

    Michael Woods

    No one in their right mind thinks the life of a fighter is an easy one. But if Miguel Cotto didn't know it before, he now knows the life of the promoter isn't a parade of pleasure either. On Friday night at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., Co...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  16. Rosado would be a good Cotto foe

    Michael Woods

    Miguel Cotto needs a dance partner for his next fight. Who will take a twirl with the Puerto Rican future Hall of Famer, who is wearing his promoter hat and overseeing a show at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y. on Friday night? How about Gabri...

    Blog | June 05, 2013