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Joshua vs Fury: The Stage Is Set

Very impressed by Anthony Joshua’s perfect masterpiece win vs Kubrat Pulev last night at Wembley. Total domination, total control over a tough challenger. AJ is in his prime now and ready for unification with Tyson Fury, which will be the near equivalent of Ali vs Frazier, Lennox vs Holy, Holmes ...

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Danny Burke’s Close Encounter With Roberto Duran

By Scoop Malinowski Danny Burke was a good friend of mine and a lot of other kids in George Washington junior high school in Wayne, NJ. He participated in our boxing matches and other activities. One of those kids who everybody liked because of his enthusiasm, friendly positive spirit, and ...

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Biofile: Jack Dempsey Interview

By Scoop Malinowski This Biofile was done on April 15, 1997 in New York City with Jack’s wife Deanna Dempsey. Status:  Former World Heavyweight champion 1919-1926. DOB: June 24, 1895  In:  Manassa, Colorado Childhood Hero:  “John L. Sullivan.” Nicknames:  Kid Blackie, Manassa Mauler (from Damon Runyan), Manassa Jack, The Man ...

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Biofile: Andrew Golota Interview

Status: Former four-time heavyweight title challenger. 1988 Olympic bronze medalist. Ring record 41-9-1 (33 KOs) Ht: 6-4 Wt: 241 Born On: January 5, 1968 In: Warsaw, Poland Childhood Hero: “Muhammad Ali. I saw him on TV – his fight with Foreman. Amazing knockout. But beside that both fighters looked like ...

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Biofile: Danny Garcia Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former Three-time world champion. Two division champion. Record is 36-2 (21 KO’s). Ht: 5-9  Wt: 147 DOB: March 20, 1988  In: Philadelphia, PA First Boxing Memory:  “Walking into the boxing gym – Harrowgate Boxing Club – ten years old.” Boxing Inspiration:  “My family.” Nicknames: “Swift ...

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Celebrity Boxing Fan: Oksana Baiul

  Oksana Baiul’s challenging life as an up and coming figure skater could resemble that of many striving prizefighters. Her mother died of cancer when she was 13. Having already lost both her maternal grandparents, and not knowing her father, there was no one to care for her. When her ...

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Mike Tyson Can Save Boxing

The name Mike Tyson is on the same level of fame and popularity as Muhammad Ali, just in a different way. They both electrified the most challenging sport on earth and left us mortals in awe. They reigned supreme, inspired millions, and in the end each became positive, beloved figures. ...

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Mike Tyson Adored Diego Maradona

As one might expect Mike Tyson had the utmost respect for the legendary soccer star from Argentina Diego Armando Maradona Franco. Like Tyson, Maradona was an undersized powerhouse athlete from an underprivileged background who despite his physical shortcomings somehow became the dynamic premier performer in his sport. Tyson won the ...

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Carlos Monzon Memories from Guillermo Vilas

By Scoop Malinowski THE GREAT former tennis champion Guillermo Vilas, the muscular, left-hander from Argentina, is not only an avid follower of the boxing, he was also close friends with the likes of Carlos Monzon, Victor Galindez, Nicolino Locche, among others. “I was good friends with Monzon. I saw him ...

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Biofile: Rocky Marciano Interview

  (Note: This Biofile interview was done with Rocky’s brother Peter Marciano.) By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former Heavyweight champion (1952-1956). Final ring record: 49-0 (43 KO’s). Made six successful title defenses. Only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated. DOB: September 1, 1923 in Brockton, MA Passed: August 31, 1969 Childhood Heroes: ...

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