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A Quick Chat With Larry Holmes


  Earlier this year John McEnroe’s agent asked for the phone number for the just turned 70, Larry Holmes. I dug up the number and decided to give the former world heavyweight champion (from 1978-1985, 20 successful title defenses) a ring myself, to talk about a few things, like his ...

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Scoop Archive: Holyfield Happy To See Changes In Old Rival Tyson

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15 years ago the two gladiators were arch rivals, slugging it out in the infamous “Bite Fight” in Las Vegas in late June 1997. Now Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are on far friendlier terms. Holyfield attended Tyson’s acclaimed one-man show in Las Vegas in April and recently shared complimentary ...

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Why Do Haymon Fighters Stagnate and Stop Improving?

By Scoop Malinowski A grim reality of American boxing today is that Al Haymon’s top fighters are all stagnated in their progress and clearly not improving. Deontay Wilder, Errol Spence, Gervonta Davis, Adrien Broner, Adonis Stevenson all showed flashes of potential greatness a few years ago but in the proceeding ...

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Wladimir Klitschko vs Lennox Lewis on Twitter Today

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They never fought in the ring but all time great heavyweight champions Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko had an interesting confrontation today on Twitter… Lennox Lewis @LennoxLewis 18h Professional boxers should NOT be fighting in the Olympics against amateur fighters. Someone could get seriously hurt. You dont PLAY boxing like ...

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Analysis of Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko

Kazakstan Sports Portal asked me some questions about the Gennadiy Golovkin’s successful performance vs Sergey Derevyanchenko in New York on Saturday night… I wanted to ask you to answer a few questions on the Golovkin-Derevyanchenko fight. – Rate the performance of Golovkin, is it really weak? – It seems that ...

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Facing Manny Pacquiao

Want to know what it’s like to get in a ring and fight the eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao without having to actually do it? This feature talks to several opponents of the left-handed all time boxing dynamo and gleans details, anecdotes and insights on the unique experience…   FACING ...

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Why Howard Cosell Disassociated From Boxing

By Scoop Malinowski Recently a former boxer named Tommy Rainone stated that Howard Cosell disassociated himself from pro boxing because of a sense of immense disgust while announcing on ABC Network the farcical one-sided mismatch of World Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes vs Randall “Tex” Cobb. I disagreed with that over-simplified ...

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Manny Pacquiao is the greatest fighter of all time

  By Scoop Malinowski It’s a belief I have been sparring with for quite some time. After much deliberation and analyzing the evidence, I’ve come to the realization: Manny Pacqiuao is the greatest fighter of all time. Unpopular, cutting edge decisions are hard to make. It’s easier to go with ...

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Mayweather’s Unhealthy Jealousy of Manny Pacquiao

By Scoop Malinowski Floyd Mayweather should be satisfied with his 50-0 boxing career career and the hundreds of millions he has earned for punching for a living. He should be happily retired and admiring, enjoying and respecting the current gladiators who carry the sport into the future. But Floyd Mayweather ...

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Floyd Is Again Ducking Pacquiao and $100,000,000

Ellerbe: Floyd is retired and not interested in a Pacquiao rematch for over a $100,000,000. Translation: We’ll wait. Floyd will fight Pacquiao again if he agrees to play soft and throw the fight because Floyd is a bu$ine$$man not a warrior and doesn’t want to get hurt or end up ...

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