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By Scoop Malinowski

What the heck did Floyd Mayweather mean when he said in 2010:  “I don’t love boxing like I used to, because boxing isn’t real anymore.”

Was Paul Malignaggi revealing that Al Haymon could fix any fight he wanted to when he said, “Al Haymon can manipulate anything. What Al Haymon wants, Al Haymon gets.”

Why was there not a rematch of the wildly exciting Ken Norton vs Larry Holmes WBC Heavyweight title fight, which featured Chevy Chase and Sylvester Stallone literally jumping out of their seats in the first row?

Why did Ken Buchanan not demand a rematch with Roberto Duran when he was clearly fouled by Duran, a TKO loss which cost Buchanan his world lightweight title?

If Jake LaMotta confessed that he threw a fight to Billy Fox, why hasn’t the loss been turned into a No Contest?

Why was the Roberto Duran vs Esteban DeJesus first fight in Madison Square Garden only a “non-title fight”?

Will you be visiting the Muhammad Ali Training Camp in Deer Lake, PA which was bought by Mike Madden and is being restored into a historical site and possibly someday a tribute museum for the most beloved champion in the history of sport?

Would boxing look better and more professional if there were not about 75 people in the ring before a major fight, so the public’s eyes can focus on the two combatants and each team, the real stars of the sport and not the hanger ons and camera whores?

About Scoop Malinowski

Author of six books including "Muhammad Ali: Portrait of a Champion" and "Heavyweight Armageddon: The Lewis versus Tyson Championship Battle" available at amazon