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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

There’s Only One Grudge Fight In Boxing Today

By Scoop Malinowski There’s only grudge fight in boxing today where the two combatants genuinely resent each other and want to beat each other up. Fury vs Usyk or AJ? AJ vs Usyk 2? No. They seem more like WWF business fights where they will box each other, smile and ...

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Biofile Matthew Saad Muhammad

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion 1979-1981. His ring record was 39-16-3 (29 KOs). DOB: August 5, 1954 In: Philadelphia, PA Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis.” First Boxing Memory: “Well, I started boxing because I didn’t know who my relatives were. I was adopted. I was ...

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Beterbiev trainer implies Canelo is a rigged champion

By Scoop Malinowski Devastating Light Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev wants to be the man to end Canelo Alvarez’s winning streak but his trainer Marc Ramsay warns that they will not play soft or push punches like most of Canelo’s opponents may have. “That [fight with Alvarez] would be interesting on ...

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Biofile Gilberto Ramirez Interview

By Scoop Malinowski   Status: NABF Light Heavyweight Champion. Pro record is 42-0 (28 knocouts). Next fight is WBA Light Heavyweight Eliminator on Dec. 18 vs. Yunieski “The Monster” Gonzalez in San Antonio. Ht: 6-2 1/2 Wt: 175 DOB: June 19, 1991 In: Mazatlan, Mexico Nicknames: Zurdo de Oro (Golden ...

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How To Rebuild American Boxing?

By Scoop Malinowski Ten years ago in 2011 I wrote this article and asked the question: How does American boxing rebuild itself, from these dismal days of Floyd Mayweather running from $50-100 million to box Manny Pacquiao and James Kirkland getting knocked out by a Japanese journeyman, to the golden ...

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Kambosos W12 Lopez Observations

By Scoop Malinowski I didn’t see George Kambosos major upset win vs Teo Lopez last night but here are some observations. Lopez showed a major sign of weakness months ago by announcing he would duck/avoid the rematch with Lomachenko. This was surprising because he looked so impressive in beating the ...

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Scoop Archives: Watching the fights with Dwight Qawi

By Scoop Malinowski Atlantic City, NJ —  A good ESPN2 show is taking place at the Superstar Ballroom at Resorts International in Atlantic City. I really want to see my friend and BoxingInsider.com blogger Richard Pierson take on Farah “Quiet Storm” Ennis for a top 15 world ranking. Hank Lundy, ...

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Biofile Cassius Chaney Interview

Status: Heavyweight contender with a 21-0 (14 KOs) record. Holds the WBC USNBC Silver Heavyweight title since 2019 (KO 3 Nick Jones). Next fight is December 2 in NYC against 16-0 George Arias at Hammerstein Ballroom. Ht: 6-6 Wt: 250 DOB: June 7, 1987 In: Baltimore, MD First memory of ...

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Crawford KO 10 Porter Analysis

Terence Crawford is 34 now, that’s old for a welter. His best days may be behind. Haymon finally took a chance to match one of his pawns with Crawford. Shawn Porter gave it his best but was outclassed. The stoppage was very suspect, he didn’t appear that hurt. Maybe the ...

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Biofile Claude Abrams Interview

Status: Former Editor of Boxing News weekly magazine based in London, England from 1995-2009. Today is a strength and conditioning coach at Intelligent Strength in Chichester, West Sussex, UK. First memory of boxing: Muhammad Ali defeating George Foreman in 1974. Too young to be allowed to stay up and watch. ...

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