Suspicious Activity: Why Did Floyd and Canelo Both Avoid Rematch?

Is Lomachenko Luring Mayweather Into A Superfight?-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski In the Floyd Mayweather/Al Haymon business model, the Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez rematch made sense and it still makes sense. Mayweather loves easy fights, especially big money easy fights, and he has a history of handpicking rematches of easy wins. For instance, Mayweather handpicked a rematch with ...

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Al Haymon Is Losing Control

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By Scoop Malinowski More evidence emerged this week that Al Haymon’s empire is crumbling.  Bob Arum asserted in an interview with Boxing Talk founder Greg Leon that Arum is legally permitted to make offers to any Haymon controlled fighters. This is a stunning revelation because it shows that Haymon has ...

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Analysis: The Fury-Wilder Ring Confrontation

By Scoop Malinowski Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had a near physical altercation in the ring in Brooklyn moments after a Wilder win two years ago. Fury, at the pinnacle of his powers, just weeks after his decision win over Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, invaded the ring and announced his ...

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James Toney’s Remedy To Revive Boxing

  By Scoop Malinowski All-time great champion James Toney admits professional boxing is in a down slide right now and he has solution ideas to remedy the sport and return it to the glory days of the 70s, 80s and 90s. “We have to do better, all these great fighters ...

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Groves vs Eubank Jr: Mission Impossible?

By Scoop Malinowski Carl Froch has first hand experience in the ring against George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. who will lock horns in a fierce super middleweight world title showdown on February 17 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The fight, which sold out in seven minutes, is also ...

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Did Winky Wright Blast Al Haymon?

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By Scoop Malinowski Astute ring observers understand the influence of Al Haymon and Floyd Mayweather on boxing has not been entirely productive or positive for the integrity and image of the sport on the public. Haymon has been called a megalomaniac who wants to monopolize and control the sport, without ...

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Biofile: Juan “Kid” Arroyo Interview

Biofile: Juan “Kid” Arroyo Interview-media-1

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Professional boxer from 1981-2008. Compiled a record of 37-5-4 (16 KOs) as a lightweight/junior welterweight. Currently is a trainer at Miami’s Fifth Street Gym. DOB:  July 29, 1964  In: Miami, FL First Boxing Memory:  “I started with Luis Manuel Rodriguez, he was the Welterweight champion of ...

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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

Biofile: Terence Crawford Interview-media-1

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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