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 Peter

Boxing's Peter

posted on September 07, 2010 by

Applying the (Sam) Peter Principle -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | I’m so contrary that caffeine puts me to sleep, so it should not be a surprise that I look upon Samuel Peter, as boxing’s great black hope.

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Boxing: Europe

Boxing: Europe

posted on August 31, 2010 by

Europe holding all the (fight) cards -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Next week’s meager schedule is centered in Europe, which has become one of the hotbeds of a cold sport. 

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Boxing's duck

Boxing's duck

posted on August 24, 2010 by

2010’s becoming Year of the Duck -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | There’s nothing going on next weekend that is worthwhile wagering on, or even worthy of much discussion.

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Michael Grant

Michael Grant

posted on August 17, 2010 by
Can Michael Grant be resurrected? -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The old flame shouldn’t attract moths wise enough to remember the advice of never falling in love with a fighter, especially a heavyweight.
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Chad Dawson

Chad Dawson

posted on August 10, 2010 by
‘Bad’ Chad should be a good bet -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The defining factor here should be class. Dawson, last I looked, occupies the No. 8 spot on my list of 10 top pound-for-pound boxers.
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