If Al Haymon Controlled Muhammad Ali’s Career

  By Scoop Malinowski Al Haymon’s most defining contribution to boxing is his profound protective nature. His most treasured boxers are protected like a mother bear protects it’s baby cubs. Whether it’s forcing a heavy puncher to wear “pillows”, issuing a $5m bonus to an opponent to play soft, refusing ...

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Biofile: Terence Crawford Interview

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By Scoop Malinowski Status:  Former unified junior welterweight champion. Currently a welterweight contender. Record is 32-0, 23 KO’s. Ht: 5-8  Wt: 147 DOB:  September 28, 1987  In: Omaha, Nebraska First Boxing Memory:  “My first fight, I knocked the guy out in 26 seconds. (What punch?) Right hook.” Boxing Inspirations:  “Roy ...

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Was Roach Manipulated To Say Mayweather Beat Pacquiao?

Flashback: How Floyd Mayweather Engineered The Greatest Duck In Boxing History-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski I have been following and covering boxing since the 1980s and can’t recall one time when the trainer of the losing fighter in a close, controversial superfight publicly later admitted his charge lost. Until Freddie Roach said in August of 2015 and February 2016 that in his ...

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Is Lomachenko Luring Mayweather Into A Superfight?

By Scoop Malinowski WBO Super Featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko called out Gervonta Davis to a 2018 showdown this week. Though Davis held the IBF Super Featherweight title, Lomachenko believes he is being protected by his manager Floyd Mayweather. “FloydMayweather It would have been an honor to fight you in your ...

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Saunders vs Lemieux: Matador Meets The Bull in Quebec

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By Scoop Malinowski The last major fight of 2017 takes place this weekend in Laval, Quebec with a prominent champion attempting to thwart a hungry and driven contender looking to regain a world title. It’s a classic boxer vs puncher styles contrast, a matador vs raging bull contest of wills. ...

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Kelly Pavlik Interview: “I was relentless”

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By Scoop Malinowski Scoop Malinowski:  Hi Kelly. It’s great to see you here (at Madison Square Garden at Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux press conference). I still remember running over to you right after the face off with Taylor at the final New York City press conference and asking you what you ...

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Vasyl Lomachenko: The Most Amazing Athlete In the World

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By Scoop Malinowski Many of the great champions of boxing have looked unbeatable but Vasyl Lomachenko looks not only unbeatable but impossible to beat. Never in boxing history have we seen such a creative force of an artist in the boxing ring like Lomachenko who seems capable of absolutely anything, ...

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Flashback: How Floyd Mayweather Engineered The Greatest Duck In Boxing History

Note: I originally wrote this article for Boxing Insider in 2013. By Scoop Malinowski Only in America does cowardice pay off in professional boxing. Here is an unofficial timeline compilation, including all of Floyd Mayweather’s massive inventory of excuses since late 2009 to relentlessly avoid a world championship superfight against ...

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Kelly Pavlik Awed By Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux

By Scoop Malinowski According to former World Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, Saturday night’s clash of titans could be an ultimate zenith in boxing history. Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux is as great at is gets in boxing, or perhaps the all time greatest showdown of all fistic showdowns. “I think ...

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