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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

The Man Who Taught Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams How To Box


A couple of years ago I finally picked up Maria Sharapova’s book “Unstoppable.” It was a superb read with many surprises and highlights. One particular highlight was a photo Maria placed in the book, it was of her at age eight boxing with the renowned Sarasota boxing coach Harold Wilen. ...

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Close Encounters With Donald Trump Book Excerpt


Various boxing world figures share their memories and Close Encounters With Donald Trump, in my 15th book. Mike Tyson (Former Heavyweight Champion): “Listen, I’m a black motherfucker from the poorest town in the country (Brownsville in Brooklyn, NY). I’ve been through a lot in life. And I know Donald Trump. ...

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The teen boxing prodigy who crashed into oblivion

It was 2001, the phone call came in from my good friend in Florida, Mike, a barber and boxing trainer instructing boxing students in his garage and backyard in Sarasota, Florida. “I have a future world champion. His father brought him this week. He has all the qualities, he’s tough, ...

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Mayweather Admits He’s A Coward Fraud

Mayweather Handpicks a Featherweight Kickboxer from Japan-media-1

  By Scoop Malinowski Floyd Mayweather has finally admitted on video that he is a coward. “I don’t mind being a rich coward,” said the American boxer in this video. It’s official, from his own lips, Floyd Mayweather was and is a protected fraud, a coward in the face of ...

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Larry Holmes Remembers His Friend Saoul Mamby

  By Scoop Malinowski Larry Holmes turned pro in March 1973 when he decisioned Rodell Dupree in Scranton, PA. His journey from Easton, PA to world Heavyweight champion included stops in Bronx, NY. “Back in ’68, ’69 I used to drive from Easton to the Bronx Gleason’s Gym every day. ...

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Jacobs vs Chavez Jr. Showdown In Phoenix

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Two marquee former middleweight champions will duel on Friday night in an intriguing super middleweight showdown  in Phoenix, Arizona. Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (51-3-1, 35 KOs) each lost decisions to Canelo Alvarez and now both are back in the hunt for world ...

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Saoul Mamby Remembers Fighting Roberto Duran

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  Saoul Mamby: When I Boxed A Legend… Roberto Duran By Scoop Malinowski Saoul Mamby boxed Duran on May 4, 1976 in Miami Beach, FL in a non-title fight. Duran was 24-years-old and in the midst of his reign as World Lightweight champion. From the Bronx, Mamby was 28, with ...

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Is Joshua vs Ruiz a Business Alliance?

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Anthony Joshua is now admitting the Andy Ruiz rematch was a set up for the third fight. Look at this tweet from Matchroom Boxing: “This was about setting up the trilogy. Next time we go blow for blow, we go to f***ing war!” – @anthonyfjoshua Remember, Joshua also spoke just ...

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Is the WBC pressuring Wilder to finally face Joshua?

Fury Says WBO Might Strip Ruiz-media-1

This week it was reported the World Boxing Council has reinstated Dillian Whyte as the mandatory challenger for champion Deontay Wilder. Whyte must receive his shot at Wilder (if he successfully defends his title vs Tyson Fury in February) by February 2021. Whyte has been the no. 1 contender and ...

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Fat Andy Ruiz shamed the sport with his poor condition

  Andy Ruiz set a dubious mark last night in Saudi Arabia – he was the worst conditioned world champion in the history of boxing. Ruiz carried in 284 pounds of blubber and lard for his first world title defense against former champion Anthony Joshua, a man he stopped earlier ...

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