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's Klitschko

Boxing's Klitschko

posted on October 12, 2010 by

He IS heavy, and he’s my brother! -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | It’s a small world, especially for the heavyweight division, which fits uncomfortably into the similar DNA patterns of the Brothers Klitschko.

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Boxing disappoints

Boxing disappoints

posted on October 05, 2010 by

Year of the big disappointment -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | There are no fights coming up this week worthy of either a bet or a discussion. This has been true too often this desolate year.

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Roy Jones

Roy Jones

posted on September 28, 2010 by

Roy Jones again? -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | He’s fighting on a Thursday night this week, a pretty fair indication that Roy Jones Jr. ain’t what he used to be. 

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'Non' fights

'Non' fights

posted on September 21, 2010 by

Rating the ‘non’ fights of the year -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The days dwindle down to a precious few, but this September song is not sad. 

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Sugar Shane Mosley

Sugar Shane Mosley

posted on September 14, 2010 by
Mosley, 39, takes on Sergio Mora -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Mosley is not immortalized outside the Los Angeles arena, though in his only other appearance there.
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