Latest from Scoop Malinowski

June, 2022

  • 27 June

    When Bob Arum Ripped Ads Off John Conteh’s Trunks

      By Scoop Malinowski Boxing is an unpredictable sport where anything can happen, double knockouts, paragliders falling into a ring, or even a champion singing to the crowd moments after a win. Another strange but true boxing tale is the time promoter Bob Arum alertly spotted a boxer wearing unauthorized ...

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  • 24 June

    The Intrigue of Golovkin vs Canelo 3

        By Scoop Malinowski Things are not as they seem. Outward form deceives many. Rare is the mind that can discern what is carefully concealed within. – Phaedrus I’ve seen a lot of big fights up close and something is intriguing and illogical about this third Golovkin vs Canelo  ...

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  • 24 June

    Why Dwight Qawi Subconsciously Tanked To Michael Spinks

        By Scoop Malinowski One world championship level boxer (who I won’t name out of respect) has lectured that my theory of psychological warfare, war of words and even old sparring memories can sometimes determine fights well before they are fought is nonsense. Because all fights are won in ...

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  • 23 June

    Biofile Sugar Ray Leonard 1993

      I did this Biofile by phone with Sugar Ray Leonard on March 15, 1993… By Scoop Malinowski DOB: May 17, 1956  In: Wilmington, SC Ht: 5-10  Wt: 162 Childhood Role Model:  My dad Cicero. He was such a hard working man. I got inspiration from him. Favorite Movies:  The ...

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  • 22 June

    When Boxing Was King

    By Scoop Malinowski Heavyweight boxing was once the most popular sport on the planet, ahead of all other professional athletic activities. To prove it I will share an anecdote from David Halberstam’s excellent book “Sports On New York Radio.” “Boxing’s dominance is best underscored by the radio ratings it got ...

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  • 19 June

    Beterbiev Is Ring Perfection

        By Scoop Malinowski In the biggest fight of his career, Artur Beterbiev boxed a masterpiece to destroy Joe Smith Jr. at 2:19 of the second round. Russian Beterbiev’s shorter and straighter punches found the target early in the first round as a right hand on the temple fell ...

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  • 14 June

    Did Scully Spot A Fatal Error By Joe Smith Jr?

      By Scoop Malinowski Artur Beterbiev assistant trainer John Scully was an interested observer of the ESPN Blood, Sweat and Tears promotional documentary which was broadcast this week to hype this weekend’s Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr. Light Heavyweight Unification fight in New York City. A possible sign of weakness ...

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  • 13 June

    Bryan Loss Is The End Of Don King

    The final asset of Don King’s boxing empire was demolished in Miami, Florida on Saturday night. Trevor Bryan was knocked out by a left hook at 1:58 of round four by Daniel Dubois, who now holds the WBA regular heavyweight title and has earned a WBA heavyweight title shot vs ...

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  • 7 June

    Muhammad Ali Admired Gene Tunney’s Innovative Skillset

      Muhammad Ali was not always the most generous in praising the skills of other heavyweight boxers but one he admired was former champion Gene Tunney. Look at these quotes from my book Muhammad Ali: Portrait Of A Champion “If you look at Tunney is where boxing started to get better. ...

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May, 2022

  • 24 May

    Why Doesn’t Haymon Attend His Own Boxing Shows?

      By Scoop Malinowski In the early days of promoter Al Haymon’s days involved in pro boxing, you could often see the low-key business suit and tie attired figure sitting at ringside, absorbed and in awe of the big fights. I remember seeing his image many times at ringside, he ...

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  • 18 May

    Romero Vows To Destroy Tank Davis

    By Scoop Malinowski Sometimes the bold talkers sound so convincing with their vehement and emphatic, forceful words, that you believe what they say. Muhammad Ali, Bernard Hopkins, Tyson Fury, and even Evander Holyfield before the first Mike Tyson fight were some of the best known champion boxers who could verbally ...

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  • 18 May

    Why Must Boxers Buy Their Belts?

    By Scoop Malinowski After Kendall Holt won his WBO Super Lightweight title in 2008 vs. Ricardo Torres in Florida, I did a telephone Biofile interview with the rising star from Paterson, NJ and one of the shocking revelations he told me was that he had to pay the World Boxing ...

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  • 17 May

    Fake-Retired Mayweather Tried To Handpick Khan

      Floyd Mayweather’s latest bamboozle to steal the money from dim-witted boxing fans is his fake retirement scam as a cover to handpick easy set ups and patsies like Japanese bantamweight kickboxers and former sparring partners. Mayweather’s latest “fight” against someone named Moore was cancelled last week in Dubai, most ...

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April, 2022

  • 24 April

    Tyson Fury Amazes With Masterpiece KO of Whyte

    By Scoop Malinowski Even Lennox Lewis said he was amazed again by Tyson Fury’s latest fistic masterpiece knockout win vs Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium before nearly 95,000 fans. Fury completely dominated the long time WBC mandatory challenger since 2017, nullifying Whyte’s arsenal and all the skills and surprises his ...

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  • 23 April

    Fury vs Whyte Weigh In Observations

      Fury vs Whyte weigh in today. Most memorable quote from it was Fury insisting it will be “a real fight, don’t you worry about that.” Find it odd that the world heavyweight champion has to try to convince us it will be a real fight and not a faked ...

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