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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Top 10

Top 10

posted on June 29, 2010 by
The best, pound-for-pound? -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | With no bouts coming up this week for me to give poor advice, let’s take a timeout for some notes and bolts.

 

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Chavez Jr.

Chavez Jr.

posted on June 22, 2010 by
Chavez Jr. not quite at Dad’s level -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Being a son of a gun doesn’t make you a pistol, even if your father was top gun.
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Boxing's Ward

Boxing's Ward

posted on June 15, 2010 by

Ward’s worth the price of admission -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Olympic gold is not all that glitters for Andre Ward.

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Forgettable year

Forgettable year

posted on June 08, 2010 by

Floyd/Manny fight would turn it around -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The sound of silence reverberates through boxing these days.

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Boxing: Yankee Stadium

Boxing: Yankee Stadium

posted on June 01, 2010 by

New Yankee Stadium hosts first fight -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Play Ball. It’s not been that long since boxing has heard those words.

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