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Lomachenko: He Came, He Saw, He Conquers Again

By Scoop Malinowski Vasyl Lomachenko exhibited another aspect of his other-worldly boxing arsenal last night, overcoming a fierce challenge from Jorge Linares, to prevail by tenth-round TKO. The extraordinary 30-year-old Ukrainian exhilarated “The Mecca of Boxing” with another display of boxing brilliance, holding off the rugged Venezuelan in his first ...

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Mayweather’s Cheap Shot At Muhammad Ali

  Floyd Mayweather claimed to be the greatest of all times and that Muhammad Ali was “not on top of the sport for seventeen years”… Iron Mike Tyson responded: “Greatness isn’t guarding yourself from the people, greatness is being accepted by the people. If he were anywhere near the realm ...

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Interesting Muhammad Ali Facts

By Scoop Malinowski After reading Tim Shanahan’s book “Running With The Champ” detailing his four-decade friendship with Muhammad Ali which began in Chicago in the mid 1970’s, it was a pleasant surprise to learn to many interesting revelations about possibly the most famous man in the world. Ali’s daughter and ...

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Boxing Trickery: When It Pays To Lose

By Scoop Malinowski Sometimes in boxing it actually pays to lose. Consider this: After defeating Joe Louis by KO 12 in 1936 in Yankee Stadium, Max Schmeling justifiably expected a title shot against Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock, who upset Max Baer for the  title the previous June. Madison Square Garden had a contract ...

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Wilder Cons NASCAR Media at Talladega

  By Scoop Malinowski Deontay Wilder got some rare press outside the boxing media yesterday at the NASCAR Monster Energy Talladega Geico 500 auto race. The WBC Heavyweight champion, an Alabama native, was in Talladega on a rare publicity appearance serving as the honorary pace car driver. Asked by the ...

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America Failing to Produce Top Heavyweights

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  The United States once dominated the sport of boxing by producing an abundance of top notch, world class heavyweight boxers. But today, America is failing and has been failing for over a decade to create any dominant or special heavyweight boxers. The main reasons for the failure are the ...

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Remembering Alfredo Evangelista

    Astute ring observers remember Alfredo Evangelista. The Uruguay-born heavyweight who lived in Spain, fought both Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes when they were world champion. At age 22, Evangelista fought Ali to a decision loss in May of 1977 in Landover, MD and then the following year challenged ...

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Interesting Facts You May Not Know

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By Scoop Malinowski Al Pacino insisted on taking the lead role as Tony Montana in the 1983 film “Scarface’, although Robert De Niro had been offered it and had turned it down.  For the film, Pacino worked with experts in knife combat, trainers, and world champion boxer Roberto Duran to attain the ...

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Trump May Pardon Jack Johnson

By Scoop Malinowski President Donald Trump Saturday is contemplating a full pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, following urging from actor Sylvester Stallone. Stallone, famous for his role as “Rocky Balboa” in the Rocky movie series contacted Trump and discussed the life story of Johnson. Trump, a ...

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Muhammad Ali vs Bill Cosby

By Scoop Malinowski I recently picked up a book I had never heard of before. It’s called “Running With The Champ: My Forty-Year Friendship with Muhammad Ali” by Tim Shanahan. Shanahan was a medical instruments salesman in Chicago and met Ali in 1975 after inviting Ali to participate in a ...

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