Facing Golovkin!

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By Scoop Malinowski Challengers and sparring partners discuss their memories and impressions of what it’s like to be in the ring with the unbeaten Middleweight Champion Superpower Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0 with 31 KO’s) who will fight Dominic Wade this weekend in Los Angeles on HBO … Grzegorz Proksa:  “To struggle ...

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Reviewing Muhammad Ali’s 1977 Appearance on Johnny Carson

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Days after defeating 22 year old Spaniard Alfredo Evangelista in Landover,  MD on May 16,  1977,  Muhammad Ali made a guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.’ The 35 year old Ali immediately began by cracking jokes about Carson’s white hair and wrinkles and considerable aging since first being on ...

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The Fascination Of Fury vs Klitschko II

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As disappointingly boring and action-lacking as the Wladimir Klitschko – Tyson Fury world heavyweight title fight was late last year the July rematch has no shortage of appeal and intrigue. Though it’s very hard to imagine this rematch being any different from the first “fight”there is a curiosity about just ...

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Pacquiao is the Ali of this Era

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Manny Pacquiao looked so amazing and so sharp in beating always dangerous Tim Bradley on Saturday  night that Floyd is already attacking and smearing the excellent victory – Floyd is insanely jealous of Pacquiao who is the real superstar of this era – Pacquiao’s class and honor always makes Floyd ...

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No media outrage after near-assault on Pacquaio in Hollywood

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A crazed nut tried to assault international sports icon Manny Pacquiao this week in Hollywood CA – but there has been little media outrage or fanfare regarding this incident – far far less of course than the firestorm media frenzy that ensued after the Filipino boxing star made controversial Bible supporting statements ...

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Where Are They Now: Segundo Mercado Update

Here at the Miami Open tennis tourney an Ecuadorian journalist Miguel Ycaza scooped me that Segundo Mercado is training people to lose weight in Guayaquil Ecuador. Mercado has overcome some personal issues and is doing well and earning around $2000 a month for his boxing and weight loss training. Of ...

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“The Cannon” Shannon Gets Fifteen Years for Murder

Former heavyweight/cruiserweight contender Willie “The Cannon” Shannon was sentenced to fifteen years in Nevada prison for a long-unsolved crime involving a ransom/kidnapping/rape/murder of a teenaged neighbor honor student/cheerleader Jamey Walker in May 1981. The now 64-year old Shannon had boxed for the Nevada State cruiserweight title two months after the ...

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Tony Thompson Biofile Interview

http://gty. im/178139708 By Scoop Malinowski First memory of boxing: Watching Sugar Ray Leonard fight as a kid. Boxing inspirations: My family. Hobbies/interests: Golf, bowling, basketball, football, reading, Animal Planet. First job: Delivering newspapers, paperboy. Current car: 2008 Cadillac SRX. First famous boxer you met or encountered: Sugar Ray Leonard at ...

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Oscar’s Plans For Canelo Do Not Include Golovkin

http://gty.im/461884438It’s evident to astute ring observers by the veiled hints being dropped by Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo Alvarez that the anticipated Golovkin vs Canelo superfight is not going to happen this year or in the near future as the 160 pound weight classification will be the convenient sticking ...

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