Articles by author: Michael Woods(18 results)

Alexey Zubov Ready, Willing To Face Denis Lebedev on Sept. 7

Denis Lebedev is a cruiserweight OG and has put out word that he’s opponent hunting for a Sept. 7 bout in Russia. We have a volunteer, one Alexey Zubov, who fights out of the new Kronk in Detroit. The...Read More

Gabe Bracero, After Big KO Win, is More Motivated Than Ever

The Gabriel 'Tito' Bracero story is one that is movie worthy. Kid is a bit of a wild child, runs with the wrong crowd, but boxing is there to rein in him in. But the streets win out, for a spell, kid ...Read More

Advisor Told Sergio Martinez To Shelve Any Comeback Plans

No one should really be surprised, should they, that former two division world champion Sergio Martinez has been working out, whittling down, getting into fighting trim, at age 43, four years after hi...Read More

Jarrett Hurd is Healing Well, November Return is Expected

WBA, IBF, IBO junior middleweight world champion Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) has emerged as one of the breakout stories of 2018, hasn’t he? The soft spoken hitter from the Maryland region isn’t a shot...Read More

Jarrell Miller's Promoter: Adamek Fight is NOT a Mismatch

He is 41 years old, past his prime time as an athlete, and there is no shortage of folks out there who think Tomasz Adamek shouldn’t be gloving up. At 53-5, the Polish fighting fixture, who turned pro...Read More

Luis Collazo is Ready: I'd Love To Fight Manny Pacquiao!

The guy is one of those types that makes the adage “age is just a number” applicable, and not the hopeful but oft erroneous declaration made by people with creakier joints than they’d like, fueled by...Read More

Canelo's Promoter Calls 'Bullsh*t' on Sanchez's Recent Claims

In a recent interview with, Gennady Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, made claims that their upcoming opponent, Canelo Alvarez, isn’t pulling his promotional weight. The "ginger" is ac...Read More

Golovkin's Coach Rips Canelo For Not Doing Promotional Share

Abel Sanchez is one of the busiest trainers in the sport. His stable is considerable and it is topped by the middleweight ace Gennady Golovkin, the Kazahk sportsman who is looking to show the boxing w...Read More

Duva: Kovalev Will Fight On, No Desire To End Career Like That!

Main Events is a family shop. Company CEO Kathy Duva keeps the circle tight, and no, their roster isn’t beefy along the lines of the ones that Top Rank and Golden Boy can boast about. Duva’s Main Even...Read More

Teofimo Lopez: I am The Present and The Future of Boxing!

You, yes you out there are getting fatter and in the moment happier sampling delicacies galore, be it roast beast or mama’s prize-winning lasagne or Uncle Gronk’s fall off the bone ribs…and c’mon, you...Read More

Arum Stays on The Fence in Lomachenko-Crawford P4P Debate

If pressed and asked to choose between Vasyl Lomachenko and Terence Crawford to pick your number one pound-for-pound fighter, who would the man who promotes both choose? Top Rank's CEO, guides the car...Read More

Korobov Eyes Big 2018: I Want Jacobs, Saunders, GGG, Andrade

Matt Korobov had a reasonably busy 2016, for this age, fighting three times. Then, 2017 came and just about went, and Korobov stayed on the sidelines, making him a somewhat forgotten figure at 160. Th...Read More

Golovkin Promoter: Canelo Deal Would Have To Be Finalized Soon

Holiday plans are being finalized as we speak, with the forgetful and the procrastintaors in sweaty-brow mode, running to the pharmacy to score gift cards to Target and the like… In the boxing sphere,...Read More

Derevyanchenko: Let's See if Andrade Will Fight - Or is He Scared?

Sergey Derevyanchenko is a throwback sort, and that type of fighter can get lost in the shuffle, now and again, because loudness and brashness and noisemaking gets rewarded these days, with social med...Read More

Saunders Will Celebrate: Sex With Prostitutes Daily, Non-Stop

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders is quite the character. We know this, we’ve seen him in action, heard his spicy chatter over the last few years, and even seen it in action, from his blood...Read More

Daniel Jacobs' Manager Hits Back, Roasts Billy Joe Saunders

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders saw his rep as a fighter burnished with his win last Saturday over David Lemiuex. And the Brit boxer, now 26-0, seems to be sage in that he’s trying to kee...Read More

Truax Hopes To Get Word on DeGale Rematch After Holidays

Not all that much has changed since Caleb Truax came back to Minnesota the proud owner of the IBF super middleweight title. Asked to offer what’s different now, Truax told very little....Read More

Bob Arum Reacts To Mikey Garcia's Claim on Lomachenko Fight

Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) had been the recipient of a pretty heavy, and only certain to increase, push on the part of promoter Top Rank in 2013 headed to 2014. Being savvy sorts who understand the s...Read More