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Iran Barkley: I Boxed A Legend… Roberto Duran

By Scoop Malinowski Our next edition of the “I Boxed A Legend” series features Iran Barkley on his memories of facing Roberto Duran. The 28-year-old New Yorker fought Roberto Duran during a blizzard in Atlantic City in 1989. After falling short against Marvin Hagler in 1983 and Thomas Hearns in ...

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Did They Conspire Against Manny Pacquiao?

WAS MANNY PACQUIAO TAKEN FOR A RIDE?By: Reynante Pascual Santiago MANNY PACQUIAO WAS DEFEATED ON HIS LAST BOXING BOUT AGAINST YORDENIS UGAS OF CUBA IN THE WBA 147 TITLE CLASH ON AUGUST 21, 2021. THE FIGHT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BETWEEN ERROR SPENCE JR. AND MANNY PACQUIAO WHILE UGAS WOULD HAVE ...

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Observations of Pacquiao vs Ugas

Yordenis Ugas is good but he was a zero draw. Cubans never sell and can never be the A side draw in America or anywhere. Just the way it is. Ugas is so good Errol Spence had to duck him before he had the car crash. Ugas would have beaten ...

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Is Spence’s Eye Injury Real or a Hoax?

I just can’t buy the Spence eye injury cancellation of the August 21 Pacquiao vs Spence superfight. Because Al Haymon never puts two key assets in the ring together – Floyd vs Paul Williams, Thurman vs Spence, Floyd vs Thurman or Spence, Wilder vs A Ruiz – because it’s bad ...

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Tyson’s Olympic Failure Was “A Blessing”

On this day August 6, 1984, Mike Tyson lost in the heavyweight division of the Olympic Trials to Henry Tillman at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The decision was controversial and some say it was retribution by USA Boxing against Tyson’s trainer Cus D’Amato, who was infamous for his outspoken ...

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Where are they now? Michael Moorer

Former World Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Michael Moorer is one former boxer who has successfully evolved from boxing into a different career. Moorer is one of only four men to win one or more versions of the world heavyweight championships on three separate occasions, as well as being a former ...

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Facing Wladimir

By Scoop Malinowski Some of the opponents of former World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko discuss their memories and experiences of what it as like to be in the ring with “Dr. Steelhammer.” In the ring with Wladimir … Ray Austin lost to Wladimir in 2007 by KO 2: “He’s an all ...

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Frank Sinatra’s Arrogance Irritated Muhammad Ali

Oil painting by Scoop Malinowski. Muhammad Ali generally liked most celebrities but one who rubbed the champ the wrong way was Frank Sinatra. Sinatra once called Ali to invite him to some kind of promotional event in Los Angeles in the 1980’s but Ali did not accept, opting instead to ...

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Harold Knight Discusses Dillian Whyte

My longtime friend Harold Knight and I reconnected on Facebook after a few years. Harold “The Shadow” Knight was one of the first pro fighters I ever got to see live, in my early years in the late 80s covering boxing for my college newspaper I saw Knight perform in ...

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Is Don King trying to entice Mike Tyson to fight Trevor Bryan for WBA Regular belt?

Don King and Mike Tyson had a business lunch last week in Boca Raton, FL. During that meeting it’s highly probably that Don King did try to mention a business proposal to the $16m dollar man (Tyson earned $16m vs Roy Jones in November). Keep in mind, King’s only meal ...

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