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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

Tennis Star Svitolina Inspired By Boxers

By Scoop Malinowski Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, 24, the number seven ranked player in the world, is an avid follower of her countrymen champion boxers, the former Heavyweight champions Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk. She also became a supporter of the man who ended Wladimir Klitschko’s illustrious ...

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Biofile: Michael Buffer Interview

By Scoop Malinowski STATUS: Boxing’s ring announcer. DOB: November 2, 1944 In: Philadelphia, PA HOBBIES/INTERESTS: “I like to play around with the stereo and equipment…much to the dismay of my wife [smiles]. When I’m home (Encino Hills, CA), I make sure the garden looks great. (Do you play any tennis ...

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Deep Analysis: McGregor vs Khabib

  By Kenneth Lundgren UFC 229 is this Saturday night in Las Vegas and the main event is shaping up to be the biggest fight in MMA history. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) faces Conor McGregor (19-3), who was stripped of his title earlier this year due to inactivity ...

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Archive: Mike Tyson Pays Respect To Friend LeRoy Neiman

By Scoop Malinowski Mike Tyson suddenly strides into the room with the similar energy to how he walked to the ring, chin slightly tucked, walking with a purpose. His presence immediately arrests your attention. He took a few quick glances around, noticing the paintings and sketches of Reggie Jackson, Secretariat, and ...

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Heavyweight Scheme to Freeze Out Joshua?

By Scoop Malinowski Back in late 1992 Lennox Lewis declared himself the heavyweight force to be reckoned with, when he obliterated Razor Ruddock inside two rounds in London on Halloween night. The same Razor Ruddock who had given Mike Tyson hell for two fights. As it turned out, Tyson, Riddick ...

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Biofile: Avril Mathie Interview

Status: Female professional bantamweight boxer and world renowned swimsuit model will face Samantha Salazar at Fire Fist Boxing’s “Night of Champions” card Saturday, October 6 at the St. Petersburg Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL. Record: 2-0, 2 KOs. First memory of boxing: I don’t know. Boxing inspirations: Skills – Floyd Mayweather ...

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Fury Verbally Destroys Wilder in New York City

By Scoop Malinowski In a press conference that resembled the verbal and wit gulf between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Tyson Fury soundly slaughtered Deontay Wilder on Tuesday afternoon on the USS Intrepid in New York City. The World War II ship served as a playground for Fury as he ...

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Fury and Wilder Try To Sell Their Fight in London

By Scoop Malinowski There’s always been a sense that the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fight is a calculated business collaboration with two purposes – to raise each of their public profiles and to discredit and diminish the reigning supreme Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. And today’s press conference had the ...

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When Did HBO Boxing Crash?

Lennox Now Urging Wilder To Accept 25-75% Split vs Joshua-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski HBO Boxing was once viewed as perhaps the most powerful entity in the sport. All the top fighters – Tyson, De La Hoya, Holyfield, Lennox, The Klitschkos, Pacquiao, Jones, Golovkin, Cotto, Canelo, Mayweather were all featured attractions on the pay cable television network. Many sports fans subscribed ...

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Roberto Duran and Orlando Montalvo: A Boxing Friendship

By Scoop Malinowski Orlando Montalvo won a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics in the flyweight division for Puerto Rico, the only medal for the island in Montreal. Three years later at the Pan American Games in San Juan, Montalvo met Roberto Duran. “I won a gold medal over there. ...

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