Author Archives: Michael Woods

Galarza Beaten, But Life Has Done This To Him Before

Galarza Beaten, But Life Has Done This To Him Before

Life has smacked Frank Galarza in the mouth repeatedly, and then kicked him in the gut as he bent down to picked up those teeth that got knocked to the floor. And he took the abuse, and soldiered on, in, really, the most admirable way possible. He didn't succumb to sadness or self pity...he found...

Terence Crawford Crew Ready To Rock, Want Pacman First and Foremost

Terence Crawford Crew Ready To Rock, Want Pacman First and Foremost

The kid wants it. He doesn't want to let it marinate, and yes, he's respectful of the legend that is Manny Pacquiao, but Terence Crawford is hungry. He wants to figure out his next, he's craving fighting three times next year, and he'd love for that first test to be the Congressman. I chatted ...

Is Duva Worried That Ward Will Angle Away From Kovalev Fight?

Is Duva Worried That Ward Will Angle Away From Kovalev Fight?

Uh oh... Was a signal being sent? Was something not even seemingly fully on the rails going off said rails? Was Andre Ward sending a signal in the way he phrased the possibility--not an inevitability--of a fight against Sergey Kovalev, on the Wednesday night showing of HBO's The Fight Game? ...

About That Golovkin vs. Canelo Sparring…

About That Golovkin vs. Canelo Sparring…

More often than one might think, fighters get a look at each other, get an up close scouting report on each other, before they fight for real. For instance...If some folks get their wish, we could see Gennady Golovkin, the be all end all at middleweight, get challenged by the Mexican heart-throb/...

EXCLUSIVE: Floyd Fires At Oscar, But Oscar Wins Counterpunch Battle

EXCLUSIVE: Floyd Fires At Oscar, But Oscar Wins Counterpunch Battle

If I didn't know better, my antennae would be perked up, and I'd be thinking that Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya were on a head-on path for a rematch. Now, never say never...but I think we have seen the last of De La Hoya, age 43 in February, in a ring, not wearing a suit and promoter hat....

Golovkin Trainer Sanchez Responds To Floyd’s Fight Hype Remarks

Golovkin Trainer Sanchez Responds To Floyd’s Fight Hype Remarks

Some of y'all who don't care for Floyd Mayweather, his risk averse style of fighting, his "the bling is the thing" fixation on money...you might be saying to yourself, man, how can we miss you if you don't go away? The "Money" man stepped away from the ring after his September win over Andre Bert...

What Are The Stakes For Bryant Jennings on Dec. 19?

What Are The Stakes For Bryant Jennings on Dec. 19?

So, Bryant Jennings, what are the stakes Dec. 19, when you take on burly Cuban power-hitter Luis Ortiz in Verona, NY, and on HBO? "My career is on the line," the Philly boxer told me, while in the midst of training, in Florida, with ace tutor John David Jackson. "It's possible that I'd have back ...

Would Team Klitschko Like To Respond To Fury’s “Devil Comes Home” Rant?

Would Team Klitschko Like To Respond To Fury’s “Devil Comes Home” Rant?

He is working hard on hyping the fight, is Tyson Fury. He stirred the pot mightily with an off the rails chat with the UK Daily Mail. In that piece, the 6-9 hitter declared he thinks the end of the world is near, and that his Nov. 28 foe is a satanist, and that the progress made in acceptance of ...

Might We See Broner vs. Theophane…Then Broner Vs. Mayweather?

Might We See Broner vs. Theophane…Then Broner Vs. Mayweather?

I think down the line, if Floyd Mayweather wants to come back and go back to collecting out-sized checks, rather than spending his loot, a foe that makes sense for him is Adrien Broner. Along those lines...Did you see Floyd bringing it to AB on Fight Hype? The now promoter Mayweather was asked...

Sadam Ali Wants Bradley, Willing To Pay to Play

Sadam Ali Wants Bradley, Willing To Pay to Play

Sadam Ali is the No. 1 ranked contender by the WBO at 147 pounds. He waited for a title shot against WBO champ Tim Bradley, craved it, and craves it still. He was bypassed, in favor of vet Brandon Rios, a bigger name but apparently more deteriorated talent than the Brooklyn-based Ali. Bradley han...