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Changes In Mayweather’s Behavior Could Be Portent of Massive Upset

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By Scoop Malinowski Observing the McGregor vs Mayweather pre-fight hype build up, one observation stands out. It seems the Mayweather side is trying too hard to sell the upset. So that it’s believable when it happens. All the talk about Floyd being “the best ever” and striving to reach the ...

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Biofile: Floyd Mayweather Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WBA & WBC junior welterweight mandatory challenger. Ht: 5-8 Wt: 140 Born On: February 24, 1977 In: Grand Rapids, Michigan. Childhood Heroes: “Roger Mayweather, Aaron Pryor.” Nicknames: “Flashy Floyd, Flamboyant Floyd.” Hobbies/Interests: “Music. All sports. I like to play table tennis.” Favorite Movies: “Monster flicks.” Musical ...

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Talkin’ Boxing with Oliver McCall

By Scoop Malinowski It was a pleasant surprise to see Oliver McCall at the recent Trinidad-Mayorga fight weekend festivities in New York City. Here the still active former WBC Heavyweight champ, now 39, discusses why he knew he’d KO Lewis in their first fight almost exactly ten years ago on ...

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Biofile: Diego Corrales Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former IBF Super Featherweight champion. Battles Joel Casamayor this Saturday at Las Vegas in a much-anticipated showdown on the Toney vs. Holyfield undercard (to be televised by Showtime Pay-Per-View). Ht: 6-0 Wt: 130 Born On: August 25, 1977 In: Columbia, S.C. Childhood Hero: “Honestly – my ...

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Is McGregor The A Side vs Floyd?

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Conor McGregor: “I am in on everything, the food & beverage, the gate, the PPV, the whole lot.” Says he’s getting into “that $100 mil range.” Okay. If Floyd Mayweather is the shot caller and all roads lead to TBE Mayweather, why on earth is McGregor getting all these cuts ...

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Mayweather says nothing about winning the fight

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Floyd Mayweather did not guarantee a win against Conor McGregor on August 28 nor did he he even mention winning. Mayweather also failed to mention 50-0 or his tired old schtick, “49 have tried…” And also somewhat interestingly, Mayweather did not mention anything about “the best ever.” It’s as if ...

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Now Mayweather Sounds Like He Knows He Will Lose To McGregor

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By Scoop Malinowski We are just a couple of weeks away from Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor. This week Mayweather gave an interview to ESPN and the man who for years touted himself as ‘The Best Ever’ suddenly sounds like a guy who knows he’s about to get beaten up. ...

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Suspicions Grow About Mayweather vs McGregor

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By Scoop Malinowski Just a few months ago Paulie Malignaggi was seen on video mocking Conor McGregor’s boxing ability as not being good enough to win the New York City Golden Gloves. This week, Malignaggi is singing a totally different tune after sparring two days with the UFC super hero. ...

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Stacy McKinley Calls Vitali Klitschko an All Time Great

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From Scoop Malinowski’s Archives 2009… Stacy McKinley served ten years as part of the training team with Mike Tyson. He also worked with Ricardo Mayorga, among others world champs. McKinley is very impressed by what he sees in the ring work of Vitali Klitschko. “Vitali Klitschko is probably the best ...

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Boxing Should Hire Ex-Boxers To be Judges

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(Note: This article was originally written in 2004.) By Scoop Malinowski Controversial decisions in boxing have been around since the origins of the sport. And lately we’ve had our unfair share, including Augustus-Burton, Golota-Ruiz, Tarver-Johnson, Golota-Byrd and Navarro-Kawashima. Very little action has been taken to remedy this terrible ill of ...

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