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  1. Cotto at MSG, and Pacquiao vs. Marquez?

    Michael Woods

    Freddie Roach will bring client Miguel Cotto back to Madison Square Garden on June 7, to attempt to take Sergio Martinez's WBC middleweight title. Roach is on a nice run, with Manny Pacquiao looking good against Brandon Rios in November, and then ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Rumbler Bika to meet boxer-fighter Dirrell

    Michael Woods

    Australian citizen Sakio Bika fights in Brooklyn for the second time, on Saturday night, when he puts his WBC super middleweight title up for grabs against Anthony Dirrell of Michigan on a Golden Boy card, which is topped by a "Battle of Brooklyn" sc...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. Sergio vs. Cotto in April at MSG?

    Michael Woods

    Could we see Sergio Martinez, the Argentina-born hitter who holds the WBC middleweight crown, fight his next scrap in Madison Square Garden against Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto? We will if the suits at MSG get their way. On Wednesday, ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  4. Bika wants to beat Periban, then Froch

    Michael Woods

    Sakio Bika (31-5-2) didn't seem overly impressed with his 20-0 foe Marco Antonio Periban when I asked the Cameroon-born boxer about his opponent. They will vie for the vacant WBC 168 pound crown at Barclays Center, with Bika hoping that this time, in...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. Periban ready if Bika gets dirty

    Michael Woods

    One of the fighters on Saturday's Golden Boy card at the Barclays Center getting his best opportunity to date is also one of the least well-known on the slate. Marco Antonio Periban will face off with "Contender" alum Sakio Bika, and the vacant WBC 1...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  6. Mayweather-Guerrero predictions

    Michael Woods

    Floyd Mayweather, the 36-year-old love-him-or-hate-him personality who owns the WBC welterweight crown, puts his 43-0 record on the line Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, against Robert Guerrero, a California-based boxer who believes that...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Malignaggi advisor sees upside vs. Broner

    Michael Woods

    As of yesterday (Thursday), both Paul Malignaggi, the WBA welterweight champion, and Adrien Broner, the WBC lightweight champion, had signed their contracts to face off, on June 22 at Barclays. When that fight was floated, the reaction of many pun...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Trainer-father Garcia goes off at presser

    Michael Woods

    The trainer/father of headliner Danny Garcia went off somewhat at the final press conference ahead of Saturday's boxing debut at the Barclays Center. Angel Garcia, whose son holds the WBC and WBA 140-pound titles, talked trash in the direction of foe...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  11. DiBella wants fair shake in Texas

    Michael Woods

    On Saturday, middleweight contender "Irish" Andy Lee (28-1, 20 KOs) will battle Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1-1NC, 31 KOs), for the WBC middleweight championship at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. At Wednesday's final news conference, Lee's promote...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  12. Will Martinez fight for WBC title or not?

    Michael Woods

    Sergio Martinez, one of the five best fighters in the world, will fight on St. Patrick's Day at the Madison Square Garden Theater on March 17, against Irishman Matthew Macklin in a middleweight tussle. We didn't know that last week, so some clarity i...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  13. Resolution for Macklin: KO Martinez

    Michael Woods

    The sanctioning body silliness hasn't truly resolved, as the WBC hasn't yet sanctioned the Feb. 4 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Marco Antonio Rubio bout as a title fight for the "champ" Chavez. But the official announcement of that fight means that Sergio M...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  14. Super salty Sergio hits WBC, dumps HBO

    Michael Woods

    NYFightBlog told you on Dec. 23 that Sergio Martinez has grown a salty side. Little did we know when he was in NYC blasting Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum and Freddie Roach and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. that he was just getting started. In Argentina today,...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  15. Possible matchup: Paulie Malignaggi vs. Erik Morales

    Michael Woods

    Fight fans, whaddya think of this match? The future lockdown Hall of Famer Erik Morales, who holds the WBC 140 pound belt, against #TwitterKing Paulie Malignaggi, the ex Brooklyner now living in LA? Me, I like, because I see it as a pleasing match...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  16. DiBella: Proposed Taylor-Wright showdown off

    Michael Woods

    Arguments over splitting the purse prevents a faceoff between middleweight champ Jermain Taylor and Winky Wright, Taylor promoter Lou DiBella told ESPN.com on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2006