Talking May and June NY Fight Dates



Talking May and June NY Fight Dates


April 16 will feature world class boxing at Barclays Center and the venue will skip a month before again being the stage for pugilism in June.

There was supposed to be a May 21 card featuring PBC talent but a saved date has been withdrawn on the NY State Athletic Commission calendar.

Fighting is back in the city in June in an XXL way, with Top Rank running June 11, Roc Nation slated to feature fights June 18 and Dibella holding a Barclays slot June 25. Most folks I talk to assume the Keith Thurman v. Shawn Porter welterweight showdown is Barclays bound, though no venue personnel is confirming.

If Roc stayed on a version of the script, they'd run at Barclays with Miguel Cotto and then PBC would place a show there the following week.

Hmmm…could the market bear such seeming saturation? Will someone blink, shift a show? Time will tell us…

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.