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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

Deontay Wilder, The Fraud That Roared

Analysis: The Fury-Wilder Ring Confrontation-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski Deontay Wilder can talk a lot of bulljive, you have to give him that credit. He may not fight anyone of any substance or any challenger not controlled by his protector Al Haymon, but the man talks so much he most likely talks to himself and talks ...

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The One And Only Roy Jones Jr Retires

              By Scoop Malinowski One of the greatest champions in boxing history has decided to hand up the gloves for the final time. The career of Roy Jones Jr. is over now but for those millions of us who had the pleasure to watch ...

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Suspicious Activity: Why Did Floyd and Canelo Both Avoid Rematch?

Is Lomachenko Luring Mayweather Into A Superfight?-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski In the Floyd Mayweather/Al Haymon business model, the Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez rematch made sense and it still makes sense. Mayweather loves easy fights, especially big money easy fights, and he has a history of handpicking rematches of easy wins. For instance, Mayweather handpicked a rematch with ...

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Al Haymon Is Losing Control

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By Scoop Malinowski More evidence emerged this week that Al Haymon’s empire is crumbling.  Bob Arum asserted in an interview with Boxing Talk founder Greg Leon that Arum is legally permitted to make offers to any Haymon controlled fighters. This is a stunning revelation because it shows that Haymon has ...

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Analysis: The Fury-Wilder Ring Confrontation

By Scoop Malinowski Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had a near physical altercation in the ring in Brooklyn moments after a Wilder win two years ago. Fury, at the pinnacle of his powers, just weeks after his decision win over Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, invaded the ring and announced his ...

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James Toney’s Remedy To Revive Boxing

  By Scoop Malinowski All-time great champion James Toney admits professional boxing is in a down slide right now and he has solution ideas to remedy the sport and return it to the glory days of the 70s, 80s and 90s. “We have to do better, all these great fighters ...

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Groves vs Eubank Jr: Mission Impossible?

By Scoop Malinowski Carl Froch has first hand experience in the ring against George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. who will lock horns in a fierce super middleweight world title showdown on February 17 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The fight, which sold out in seven minutes, is also ...

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Did Winky Wright Blast Al Haymon?

Did Winky Wright Blast Al Haymon?-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski Astute ring observers understand the influence of Al Haymon and Floyd Mayweather on boxing has not been entirely productive or positive for the integrity and image of the sport on the public. Haymon has been called a megalomaniac who wants to monopolize and control the sport, without ...

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Biofile: Juan “Kid” Arroyo Interview

Biofile: Juan “Kid” Arroyo Interview-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Professional boxer from 1981-2008. Compiled a record of 37-5-4 (16 KOs) as a lightweight/junior welterweight. Currently is a trainer at Miami’s Fifth Street Gym. DOB:  July 29, 1964  In: Miami, FL First Boxing Memory:  “I started with Luis Manuel Rodriguez, he was the Welterweight champion of ...

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If Al Haymon Controlled Muhammad Ali’s Career

  By Scoop Malinowski Al Haymon’s most defining contribution to boxing is his profound protective nature. His most treasured boxers are protected like a mother bear protects it’s baby cubs. Whether it’s forcing a heavy puncher to wear “pillows”, issuing a $5m bonus to an opponent to play soft, refusing ...

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