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Joshua vs Usyk: The Best vs. The Best

It’s all too infrequently that boxing gets it right these days and produces a special, thrilling superfight which pits the best vs the best. It’s going to happen this weekend in London, when World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua will try to defy and defeat the challenge of undefeated Oleksander Usyk, ...

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Q&A With Scoop Malinowski About Gennady Golovkin

Sports.kz asked to interview Scoop Malinowski last week about the current stage of the boxing career of Gennady Golovkin… – There is a lot of talk about the December fight between Golovkin and Miura, but so far it has not been officially announced. Do you think this fight will take ...

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Iran Barkley: I Boxed A Legend… Roberto Duran

By Scoop Malinowski Our next edition of the “I Boxed A Legend” series features Iran Barkley on his memories of facing Roberto Duran. The 28-year-old New Yorker fought Roberto Duran during a blizzard in Atlantic City in 1989. After falling short against Marvin Hagler in 1983 and Thomas Hearns in ...

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Facing Wladimir

By Scoop Malinowski Some of the opponents of former World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko discuss their memories and experiences of what it as like to be in the ring with “Dr. Steelhammer.” In the ring with Wladimir … Ray Austin lost to Wladimir in 2007 by KO 2: “He’s an all ...

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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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