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Has Klitschko Solved Joshua Already?

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)

“I totally see mirroring of myself in AJ,” said Wladimir Klitschko yesterday at the New York City press conference to build up hype for his April 29 showdown with IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in London. “I’ve been there, done that and, as a little older person, you can understand ...

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Classic Biofile with Julio Cesar Chavez


(Note: This Biofile with legendary champion is from 1993 – my second year as a professional journalist. It was the peak of the Chavez reign, just before the infamous San Antonio showdown on September 10, 1993. I was very lucky to get this Biofile with Chavez who did very few ...

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Is Boxing Real?

Floyd Mayweather actually said in 2010 in a video interview on Fight Hype that “I don’t love boxing like I used to because boxing isn’t real anymore.”  Yes Floyd actually said this – it was when he was depressed because he was under enormous pressure to fight Manny Pacquiao back ...

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Floyd’s Lousy Act Has Sunk Boxing To New Lows


Floyd Mayweateher was totally protected by Al Haymon’s corruption and manipulations. He’s not a true great,  he’s just an artificial pretender masquerading as a great. Most boxing fans were rope a doped by the fraud – but look at the facts: with Floyd as ‘the Face of Boxing’ for a decade the ...

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Make Boxing Great Again

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By Scoop Malinowski There’s really only one way to make boxing great again. All the cross-marketing and social media platforms in the world will not do the trick. Making all the smartest business decisions (ducking and dodging and handpicking patsies) will not accomplish the goal. Boxing has to match the ...

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Mike Tyson disappointed by boxing, offers advice to save it

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By Scoop Malinowski Mike Tyson did an interview this summer with Sports Illustrated, and the reporter asked the former heavyweight champion for his observations about the recently held Olympic boxing event in Brazil. Tyson completely ignored the inquiry of the question and began to talk about Olympic tennis. Quite clearly ...

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The Last Surge Of Greatness

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By Scoop Malinowski It was quite evident that Bernard Hopkins had nothing left on Saturday night. His greatness tank was empty at age 51. His legs were barely functional compared to his prime years and even his last fight against Sergei Kovalev nearly two years ago. In that fight against ...

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The Bernard Hopkins Era Ends

http://gty.im/458005680 Bernard Hopkins is the greatest fighter I ever saw. Not the most exciting, no. But the smartest and most dedicated. Until the age of FIFTY he stayed at the world elite class level and still never took a beating until the very end last night in Los Angeles when ...

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Is Povetkin Being Framed?

Heather Hardy can’t wait to fight Shelito Vincent Aug 21 on NBCSN; big fight for women’s boxing-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski I wonder if Al Haymon has manipulated VADA to frame Povetkin? It’s curious that Stiverne was caught using an illegal drug in Nov and the WBC allowed him to still fight Povetkin in the WBC Eliminator. Suddenly this week Povetkin tests positive and the fight gets cancelled. I ...

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