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).

Question? Comment? E-mail me at: Michael Katz

Hagler, Monzon

Hagler, Monzon

posted on November 16, 2010 by

Oh for memories of Hagler, Monzon -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The fantasy matchup is a safe bet, and not simply because one of the middleweights has been dead for 15 years.

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'Margocheato' returns

'Margocheato' returns

posted on November 09, 2010 by

Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Talk is cheap, pay-per-view is not, which is why it is recommended that you don’t buy next Saturday’s pricey rip-off. 

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Boxing's Rafael

Boxing's Rafael

posted on November 02, 2010 by

Either bye or buy for Rafael -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Finally, real fights and fighters. The problem is that there are too many of them to give all their proper due.

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Action fights

Action fights

posted on October 26, 2010 by

My return, and I get Sylvester! -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The only "action" fight... is the IBF middleweight "title" bout which we don’t care much about, either.

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Fight gone

Fight gone

posted on October 19, 2010 by

They took ‘fight’ out of fight game -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | What more can I say? For more than 40 years, I have been writing (?) about the fight game.

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