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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Nothing 'super'

Nothing 'super'

posted on April 20, 2010 by

Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | I never bought into the hype over Showtime’s Super Six tournament. Super Six? Sounded like a fuel-efficient engine. 

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Kelly Pavlik returns to MLB

Kelly Pavlik returns to MLB

posted on April 13, 2010 by

The ‘Ghost’ is back in action -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | One guy hasn’t won in more than a year. He’s the underdog.

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Boxing's Evander

Boxing's Evander

posted on April 06, 2010 by

Don’t bother with Evander -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | There seems no point in advising Evander Holyfield to stop tilting at White Buffalos and other windmills.

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Boxing Has-beens

Boxing Has-beens

posted on March 30, 2010 by

The return of the has-beens -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Don’t waste your cash on these relics.

 

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Title Bouts?

Title Bouts?

posted on March 23, 2010 by

Title bouts not what they were -- Pulling No Punches by Michael Katz | Half a loaf is better than none, but settling for crumbs does not satisfy our hunger for lots and lots of big fights.

 
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