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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Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko

posted on May 25, 2010 by

He ain’t heavy ... he’s heavyweight -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Vitali Klitschko defends his share of the world title next Saturday.

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Floyd/Manny

Floyd/Manny

posted on May 18, 2010 by

Floyd/Manny fight shaping up for fall -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | It’s better than Ali-Frazier or Bowe-Holyfield or Gatti-Ward or even Zale-Graziano.

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Khan/Malignaggi

Khan/Malignaggi

posted on May 11, 2010 by
Khan/Malignaggi nice matchup -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | What would happen if Floyd Mayweather Jr. got knocked out by a falling tree in a forest and no one saw it?
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Paul Williams

Paul Williams

posted on May 04, 2010 by

Paul Williams should handle Kermit Cintron -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz |  Williams (pictured) SHOULD outbox and outslug Cintron.

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Big Fight

Big Fight

posted on April 27, 2010 by

Finally, a fight worthy of hype -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | The big fight is finally here, maybe not the big fight we all wanted, and with it comes a difficult choice.

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