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What Live Boxing Will Take Place in NY After Saturday?


NY area boxing fans will have to gas up, it looks like, and do some traveling to hit live shows after this Saturday’s slate at the Barclays Center, topped by an Adrien Broner v Mikey Garcia 140 pound faceoff.

The New York State Athletic Commission calendar features not a single saved date in August or September. Of course, that could and likely will change. But the volume of events simply isn’t there, in the boxing world, as compared to years past, because of the cost prohibitive insurance ask which has promoters placing their events and fighters out of state.

Looking ahead, there is a Dibella Entertainment hold on Oct. 14 at Barclays Center. We’d heard whispers that Deontay Wilder is the likely main event attractor for that card, but an informed source told us that Wilder is not locked in as the Oct. 14 top draw.

Back to the present…Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is running a show Friday on Long Island, and then Dibella Entertainment has put together a ten bout card at Barclays Center the day after. The talent runs the gamut from established stars like Broner and Garcia, boxers seeking to make that leap, like Jarrell Miller and Jermall Charlo, those seeking to re-ascend to previous heights, like Billy Dib, and strivers wanting to climb the ladder to a place of prominence, like Katie Taylor, Richardson Hitchins and George Arias.

But beyond that..We need to wait and see where chips fall, how many of them fall in NY…



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Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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