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Mike Tyson Adored Diego Maradona

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As one might expect Mike Tyson had the utmost respect for the legendary soccer star from Argentina Diego Armando Maradona Franco. Like Tyson, Maradona was an undersized powerhouse athlete from an underprivileged background who despite his physical shortcomings somehow became the dynamic premier performer in his sport. Tyson won the ...

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Carlos Monzon Memories from Guillermo Vilas

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By Scoop Malinowski THE GREAT former tennis champion Guillermo Vilas, the muscular, left-hander from Argentina, is not only an avid follower of the boxing, he was also close friends with the likes of Carlos Monzon, Victor Galindez, Nicolino Locche, among others. “I was good friends with Monzon. I saw him ...

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Biofile: Rocky Marciano Interview

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  (Note: This Biofile interview was done with Rocky’s brother Peter Marciano.) By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former Heavyweight champion (1952-1956). Final ring record: 49-0 (43 KO’s). Made six successful title defenses. Only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated. DOB: September 1, 1923 in Brockton, MA Passed: August 31, 1969 Childhood Heroes: ...

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Biofile: Joe Frazier Interview

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Status: Former World Heavyweight champion and 1964 Olympic gold medalist. His final ring record is 32-4-1, 27 KO’s. Ht: 5-11 1/2 Wt: 215 DOB: January 12, 1944 In: Beaufort, South Carolina Childhood Hero: “My father (Ruben).” Hobbies/Interests: “CB radios – at one time. Shooting guns, rifles, at targets.” Nicknames: “Billy, ...

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Crawford Is Better Than Mayweather

By Scoop Malinowski Terence Crawford has to be the most underrated welterweight champion in history. He is 36-0 now with 27 KOs after annihilating Kell Brook last night in four rounds. But Crawford’s best results have been default wins. The man from Omaha, Nebraska has conquered Errol Spence, Danny Garcia, ...

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Even The Great Fighters Cry

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WHEN WARRIORS CRY  By Scoop Malinowski Boxing is a sport that has been characterized to be composed of an extra abundance of blood, sweat and tears. Often we see the blood and sweat aspects of boxing but we seldom witness the “tears” part of the equation. However there have been ...

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Biofile: Arthur Mercante Sr. Interview

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Status: Hall of Fame Boxing Referee. DOB: January 27, 1926 In: Brockton, MA Passed Away: April 10, 2010 (Note: This Biofile was originally done in 1995 and was published in an issue of Boxing 95 magazine.) First Boxing Memory: “My uncle Joe fought James J. Braddock three times. They each ...

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Biofile: Leon Spinks Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former World Heavyweight Champion in 1978. Boxed professionally from 1977-1995. His ring record is 26-17-3 (14 KOs). Ht: 6-1 Wt: 220 DOB: July 11, 1953 In: St. Louis, Missouri Childhood Hero: Muhammad Ali. Nicknames: Vampire, Neon Leon, Junior. Hobbies/Interests: I like training my sons, time with ...

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Lopez Says Davis is Ducking Him

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Newly crowned undisputed Lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez has a plethora of options for his first title defense since defeating Vasyl Lomachenko last month by unanimous decision. Perhaps the most enticing and attractive opponent for Lopez would be fellow undefeated American Gervonta Davis, who is promoted by Floyd Mayweather. Lopez was ...

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Mike Tyson Is Voting For Donald Trump

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Former Heavyweight Champ Mike Tyson is no longer keeping it a secret who he’s voting for in the 2020 Presidential election. “I made a lot of money from Trump for my fights in Atlantic City (in the 1980s). I made a lot of money when I had a Republican President,” ...

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