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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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Biofile: Joe Frazier Interview

Status: Former World Heavyweight champion and 1964 Olympic gold medalist. His final ring record is 32-4-1, 27 KO’s. Ht: 5-11 1/2 Wt: 215 DOB: January 12, 1944 In: Beaufort, South Carolina Childhood Hero: “My father (Ruben).” Hobbies/Interests: “CB radios – at one time. Shooting guns, rifles, at targets.” Nicknames: “Billy, ...

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Crawford Is Better Than Mayweather

By Scoop Malinowski Terence Crawford has to be the most underrated welterweight champion in history. He is 36-0 now with 27 KOs after annihilating Kell Brook last night in four rounds. But Crawford’s best results have been default wins. The man from Omaha, Nebraska has conquered Errol Spence, Danny Garcia, ...

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Even The Great Fighters Cry

WHEN WARRIORS CRY  By Scoop Malinowski Boxing is a sport that has been characterized to be composed of an extra abundance of blood, sweat and tears. Often we see the blood and sweat aspects of boxing but we seldom witness the “tears” part of the equation. However there have been ...

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Biofile: Arthur Mercante Sr. Interview

Status: Hall of Fame Boxing Referee. DOB: January 27, 1926 In: Brockton, MA Passed Away: April 10, 2010 (Note: This Biofile was originally done in 1995 and was published in an issue of Boxing 95 magazine.) First Boxing Memory: “My uncle Joe fought James J. Braddock three times. They each ...

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