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Biofile Randy Gordon Interview

By Scoop Malinowski STATUS: Former Chairman of New York State Athletic Commission; Former Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine, Boxing TV analyst and author. FIRST MEMORY OF BOXING: My maternal grandmother used to say, “As quick as Jack Dempsey.” When I was 10, I asked her, “Who is Jack Dempsey?” She told ...

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Whyte Hunting Wilder Again, Wilder Silent

Dillian Whyte just avenged his KO loss to Alexander Povetkin last week with a stunning revenge KO win, and the bold, battle-hungry Brit is already busy hunting his next opponent. Whyte’s top target once again is the American Deontay Wilder. Former WBC Heavyweight beltholder Wilder has not fought in over ...

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Biofile Joe Dobrian Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former boxing writer for The Ring, Boxing Illustrated from 1983-1993; author of “Ambitions”, “Willie Wilden”, “Hard-Wired” and “Feldy’s Girl.”http://www.williewilden.com/index.html First memory of boxing: I was four or five years old, and I saw an illustration of a boxing match in The Golden Encyclopedia.  Inspirations as a ...

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Close Encounters With Marvin Hagler

By Scoop Malinowski A portrait of memories of the former middleweight king Marvelous Marvin Hagler who ruled the 160 pound division from 1980-1987… Kelly Ross (North Conway, New Hampshire, friend): Like all of us in North Conway, we all got to meet him , and some of us were lucky ...

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Marvelous Marvin Hagler

By Scoop Malinowski In almost 30 years of covering professional boxing, I never had the fortune to meet Marvin Hagler, to interview Marvin Hagler or to be in the presence of Marvin Hagler. And it will always be a career regret. Marvin Hagler was a beloved champion and one of ...

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Bob Dylan Knows Boxing

American songwriter Bob Dylan is an expert not only in the art of creating and performing music but also prizefighting. Former WBC Light Heavyweight champion Donny Lalonde had an experience in New York City where he learned about Dylan’s world class boxing acumen. “Bob Dylan was in my corner before ...

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James Toney Says He’s Fighting Tyson Next

The boxing buzz is that Mike Tyson is supposed to fight Evander Holyfield next, in an exhibition fight that will generate $100 to $200 million. Tyson pal Zab Judah said last week the deal is signed, sealed and delivered. But today James Toney has declared a contradictory schedule of events ...

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Leon Spinks: “Heart of Gold”

By Scoop Malinowski 1978 was the beginning of my love affair with boxing. Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” sparked the interest to look at the real sport and then the likes of Ken Norton, Roberto Duran, George Foreman, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks and many others sustained the ...

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Biofile J. Russell Peltz Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Hall of Fame boxing promoter. Inducted in 2004. DOB: December 9, 1946  In: Philadelphia, PA Last book read: The River Of No Return by Cleveland Sellers. Favorite sport outside boxing:  College basketball Greatest career moment:  Bennie Briscoe’s 5th-round knockout of Tony Mundine in 1974 in Paris. ...

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Ray Arcel Interviewed By Dick Cavett

Former late night talk show king Dick Cavett is one of my inspirations and it’s a joy to watch his old 70s and 80s conversations with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Racquel Welch, Orson Welles, Sophia Loren, Mike Tyson. Accidentally I found he did a 30 minute sitdown ...

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