Michael Katz

Michael Katz

Michael Katz has boxing and New York in his blood. He was born in the Bronx, went to high school in Brooklyn, college in Manhattan (CCNY, did not graduate after six years full-time day session, a world record for over a decade).  

He started writing for New York Times in 1960 and was with the newspaper in one capacity or another for a quarter-century – including six years in Paris as European Sports Correspondent. He was Sports Editor of N.Y. Times International Edition and Sports Editor of International Herald Tribune (1966-72). He returned to the Times main newsroom in New York City in 1972. Katz left the Times in 1985 to go to the N.Y. Daily News after Vic Ziegel, an old CCNY buddy, was named sports editor. He left the News in 2000.  

Michael Katz is widowed, has one daughter (Moorea, named for the island upon which she was conceived), a UNLV grad (she moved to Vegas a few years ago to keep an eye on her dad), and a couple of dogs, Kimball (yes, named for beloved George of The Sweet Science) and Colada (whom Katz affectionately calls Barfie).

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Boxing rap

Boxing rap

posted on December 21, 2010 by
2010 awards: I’d rather rap -- Pulling No Punches | Christmas is usually the season to announce year-end awards. The choices are so slim, we’ll fall back on another old reliable, the gift rap.
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Don King

Don King

posted on December 14, 2010 by

Hope near 46! -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | A tangible sadness tinges this week’s fights.

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Boxing's Kahn

Boxing's Kahn

posted on December 07, 2010 by

Boxing’s Sinatra? ‘Khan’ never tell -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Khan is one of the brightest stars of one of boxing’s brightest divisions (140-pound weight class).

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Boxing's nut picks

Boxing's nut picks

posted on November 30, 2010 by

Not ‘nuts’ for Arum -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | According to the great philosopher/confectioner, Peter Paul, “sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.”

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Boxing: Marquez

Boxing: Marquez

posted on November 23, 2010 by

Marquez best of a bunch -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Look, up in the sky, it’s a half-moon. Well, not if you’re a boxing commentator and thus inclined to pessimism.

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