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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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

posted on August 03, 2010 by
When will Don King finally get it? -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Not all great fighters are heavyweights.
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Vic Ziegel

Vic Ziegel

posted on July 27, 2010 by

None was better than Vic Ziegel -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | There was Vic Ziegel, soaping himself and chanting, "Rain, rain, rain, will I never get off this damn island."

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Arum, Pacquiao

Arum, Pacquiao

posted on July 20, 2010 by

Arum not helping Pacquiao -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | I don’t buy it that Floyd Mayweather Jr. "missed the deadline" because he doesn’t want to fight Manny Pacquiao.

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Timothy Bradley

Timothy Bradley

posted on July 13, 2010 by
Is Bradley ready for higher weight? -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The situation is fluid and Timothy Bradley is willing to swim in either direction – junior welterweight or welterweight.
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Lopez, Donaire

Lopez, Donaire

posted on July 06, 2010 by

Lopez, Donaire in gem for Showtime -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The main events are on Showtime, featuring two of the more exciting little fellows in a pair of bouts from Puerto Rico.

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