Latest from Scoop Malinowski

August, 2022

  • 18 August

    Are boxer’s new hairstyles an omen of defeat?

      By Scoop Malinowski One of the wisest men I never met in my lifetime was the artist LeRoy Neiman. He shared countless wisdoms and observations about human nature during our two-decade friendship. One observation he said still stands out because of it’s peculiarity but bizarre, illogical accuracy. Before the ...

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  • 12 August

    Biofile Thomas Hearns Interview

      By Scoop Malinowski Status: First man to win world titles in five different weight divisions. Ht: 6-2  Wt: 190 DOB: October 18, 1958   In: Grand Junction, TN Childhood Heroes:  Muhammad Ali. That’s who I grew up watching. That’s who I grew up patterning myself after. It was in the ...

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  • 3 August

    Haymon Blocking Superfights Again

      By Scoop Malinowski Al Haymon has a long history of blocking big money superfights.  He blocked Mayweather vs Pacquiao for six years until the head of CBS Showtime Les Moonves stepped in and forced Floyd and Haymon to make a deal. Haymon also blocked Joshua vs Wilder by rejecting ...

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July, 2022

  • 25 July

    True Ringside Stories

    By Scoop Malinowski We never forget the action of boxing’s greatest high stakes super fights. But sometimes ringside stories connected to these historical contests get lost in the shuffle of the drama and competition. Here are some interesting ringside stories you probably never heard about… Ray Poplawski: I was ringside ...

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  • 6 July

    Ring Observer Boxing Quiz

    If you can answer these questions about boxing, you deserve a doctorate degree in the sweet science… First person to correctly answer all questions receives a signed copy of my book “Muhammad Ali: Portrait Of A Champion” and a Miguel Cotto t-shirt … (send your answers to scoop.malinowski@yahoo.com What was ...

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  • 6 July

    Biofile Tim Ryan Interview

        By Scoop Malinowski DOB: May 16, 1939   In: Winnipeg, Manitoba   First Broadcasting Memory: First behind a microphone as a high school junior, hosting  a summer talk-show for teens, sponsored by the Toronto Telegram newspaper, on CFRB Toronto…that led to a summer weekly hour as a disc jockey on CFRB, introducing ...

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June, 2022

  • 30 June

    Biofile Azumah Nelson Interview 1992

    By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WBC Featherweight, WBC Super Featherweight and WBC/IBF Lightweight Champion. Record was 39-6-2 (28 KOs). DOB: July 19, 1958   In: Accra, Ghana Nicknames:  Zoom Zoom, The Terrible Warrior, The Professor. Hobbies/Interests: Business, swimming, playing lawn tennis, table tennis, running. Favorite Boxers To Watch:  Julio Cesar Chavez, ...

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  • 27 June

    When Bob Arum Ripped Ads Off John Conteh’s Trunks

      By Scoop Malinowski Boxing is an unpredictable sport where anything can happen, double knockouts, paragliders falling into a ring, or even a champion singing to the crowd moments after a win. Another strange but true boxing tale is the time promoter Bob Arum alertly spotted a boxer wearing unauthorized ...

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  • 24 June

    The Intrigue of Golovkin vs Canelo 3

        By Scoop Malinowski Things are not as they seem. Outward form deceives many. Rare is the mind that can discern what is carefully concealed within. – Phaedrus I’ve seen a lot of big fights up close and something is intriguing and illogical about this third Golovkin vs Canelo  ...

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  • 24 June

    Why Dwight Qawi Subconsciously Tanked To Michael Spinks

        By Scoop Malinowski One world championship level boxer (who I won’t name out of respect) has lectured that my theory of psychological warfare, war of words and even old sparring memories can sometimes determine fights well before they are fought is nonsense. Because all fights are won in ...

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  • 23 June

    Biofile Sugar Ray Leonard 1993

      I did this Biofile by phone with Sugar Ray Leonard on March 15, 1993… By Scoop Malinowski DOB: May 17, 1956  In: Wilmington, SC Ht: 5-10  Wt: 162 Childhood Role Model:  My dad Cicero. He was such a hard working man. I got inspiration from him. Favorite Movies:  The ...

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  • 22 June

    When Boxing Was King

    By Scoop Malinowski Heavyweight boxing was once the most popular sport on the planet, ahead of all other professional athletic activities. To prove it I will share an anecdote from David Halberstam’s excellent book “Sports On New York Radio.” “Boxing’s dominance is best underscored by the radio ratings it got ...

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  • 19 June

    Beterbiev Is Ring Perfection

        By Scoop Malinowski In the biggest fight of his career, Artur Beterbiev boxed a masterpiece to destroy Joe Smith Jr. at 2:19 of the second round. Russian Beterbiev’s shorter and straighter punches found the target early in the first round as a right hand on the temple fell ...

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  • 14 June

    Did Scully Spot A Fatal Error By Joe Smith Jr?

      By Scoop Malinowski Artur Beterbiev assistant trainer John Scully was an interested observer of the ESPN Blood, Sweat and Tears promotional documentary which was broadcast this week to hype this weekend’s Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr. Light Heavyweight Unification fight in New York City. A possible sign of weakness ...

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  • 13 June

    Bryan Loss Is The End Of Don King

    The final asset of Don King’s boxing empire was demolished in Miami, Florida on Saturday night. Trevor Bryan was knocked out by a left hook at 1:58 of round four by Daniel Dubois, who now holds the WBA regular heavyweight title and has earned a WBA heavyweight title shot vs ...

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