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Boxing At Barclays April 16



Boxing is back in Brooklyn April 16, when possible future star Errol Spence gets his first high profile feature slot, against Long Islander Chris Algieri, who seeks to get over the hump and get that win that gets him a welterweight title shot.

Lou Dibella will promote the card. He told me that he’s enthused to see how “top prospect” Spence does against a guy who almost beat Amir Khan. “Algieri has to see this as a winnable fight. And Glowacki is coming off a fight of the year, he’s fighting against Cunningham, who’s at his best weight, with a chip on his shoulder after the Tarver fight. Plus, Marcus Browne against a guy who is a step up…it is a great card.”

The promoter is also juggling, looking to land in May a Deontay Wilder-Alexander Povetkin tangle. “It’s up to the Russians still. I hope we get it finished, don’t go to purse bid.”

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.