Biofile: Danny Garcia Interview

Embed from Getty Images By Scoop Malinowski Status: WBC Welterweight champion. Pro record is 32-0 (18 KOs). Ht: 5-8 1/2 Wt: 147 DOB: March 20, 1988 In: Philadelphia, PA First Boxing Memory: “Walking into the boxing gym – Harrowgate Boxing Club – ten years old.” Boxing Inspiration: “My family.” Nicknames: ...

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Interview with Mrs. Golota: ‘I’m so proud of him”

By Scoop Malinowski October 11, 2007 Who would know more about Andrew Golota than his wife Mariola? Now, after Andrew has captured the International Boxing Federation North American Heavyweight title by defeating Kevin McBride his past Saturday night, Mrs. G reveals the story from her perspective of one of this ...

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Holyfield Happy To See Changes In Old Rival Tyson


By Scoop Malinowski 15 years ago the two gladiators were arch rivals, slugging it out in the infamous “Bite Fight” in Las Vegas in late June 1997. Now Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are on far friendlier terms. Holyfield attended Tyson’s acclaimed one-man show in Las Vegas in April and ...

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Biofile: Willie Pep Interview


By Scoop Malinowski Status: Boxing Hall of Famer. Former World Featherweight champion. 1922-2008. Birthplace: Middletown, CT Boxing Inspirations: “Lou Ambers, Joe Louis, Tony Canzoneri, Rocky Marciano – we were born in the same month in the same year. Wonderful man. Good friend. We used to go on trips together. I ...

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Archives: Shannon Briggs Analyzes Heavyweight Division (2006)

Ukrainian IBF and WBO world champion Wladimir Klitschko poses during the weigh in on the eve of the heavyweight title bout against British WBA champion David Haye in the northern German city of Hamburg on July 1, 2011. The fight on 2nd July has been dubbed the "unification bout" as the winner will take all three major heavy weight title belts.  AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

By Scoop Malinowski Shannon Briggs is back in the hunt for a title fight at age 34. Here’s how he assesses the landscape of the heavyweight jungle. Read on for the insightful, interesting and sometimes hilarious perspectives of heavyweight contender Shannon Briggs: Calvin Brock: “I’m impressed. He’s a guy who ...

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Biofile: Richie Kates Interview

Status: Former two-time world Light Heavyweight title challenger. Boxed professionally from 1969-1983. Compiled a pro record of 44-6 (23 KOs). Ht: 6-0 Wt: 175 DOB: May 21, 1951 In: Savannah, Georgia First Boxing Memory: “I was fifteen years old when I first started boxing. People didn’t really want me to ...

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Tyson’s Rage Before The Golota Fight

By Scoop Malinowski Mike Tyson was pacing back and forth in his dressing room minutes before he would enter the ring to fight Andrew Golota in Detroit in October 2000. The NBA legend Magic Johnson and the former child actor Emmanuel Lewis were present that night in the dressing room ...

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When Fidel Castro Summoned Roberto Duran To Cuba

A Close Encounter With Cassius Clay-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski Years ago Roberto Duran and his son were in Atlantic City for a Don King blockbuster card, which featured several heavyweight title fights. The younger Duran told me a humorous story about when his dad met, or rather, was forced to meet Fidel Castro in Cuba. “My ...

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The War of Words: Kovalev vs Ward

By Scoop Malinowski On the “Boxing Thrill Meter” the super fight clash of titans featuring Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward for the Light Heavyweight Championship rates a ten out of ten. Kovalev and Ward are both modern era greats with different, contrasting styles, and there is absolute certainty that their ...

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