Boxing At Barclays April 16



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.”

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.