Manny Pacquiao: The Muhammad Ali of This Era

  By Scoop Malinowski He wasn’t supposed to be, but by sheer force of will, extraordinary talent and divine miracle, Manny Pacquiao rose to the heights of sport and fame, in a foreign land, establishing himself as the most popular and beloved Filipino and Asian ambassador in the world. Why ...

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Boxing Trickery: When It Pays To Lose

By Scoop Malinowski Sometimes in boxing it actually pays to lose. Consider this: After defeating Joe Louis by KO 12 in 1936 in Yankee Stadium, Max Schmeling justifiably expected a title shot against Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock, who upset Max Baer for the  title the previous June. Madison Square Garden had a contract ...

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Wilder Cons NASCAR Media at Talladega

  By Scoop Malinowski Deontay Wilder got some rare press outside the boxing media yesterday at the NASCAR Monster Energy Talladega Geico 500 auto race. The WBC Heavyweight champion, an Alabama native, was in Talladega on a rare publicity appearance serving as the honorary pace car driver. Asked by the ...

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America Failing to Produce Top Heavyweights

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  The United States once dominated the sport of boxing by producing an abundance of top notch, world class heavyweight boxers. But today, America is failing and has been failing for over a decade to create any dominant or special heavyweight boxers. The main reasons for the failure are the ...

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Remembering Alfredo Evangelista

    Astute ring observers remember Alfredo Evangelista. The Uruguay-born heavyweight who lived in Spain, fought both Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes when they were world champion. At age 22, Evangelista fought Ali to a decision loss in May of 1977 in Landover, MD and then the following year challenged ...

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Interesting Facts You May Not Know

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By Scoop Malinowski Al Pacino insisted on taking the lead role as Tony Montana in the 1983 film “Scarface’, although Robert De Niro had been offered it and had turned it down.  For the film, Pacino worked with experts in knife combat, trainers, and world champion boxer Roberto Duran to attain the ...

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Trump May Pardon Jack Johnson

By Scoop Malinowski President Donald Trump Saturday is contemplating a full pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, following urging from actor Sylvester Stallone. Stallone, famous for his role as “Rocky Balboa” in the Rocky movie series contacted Trump and discussed the life story of Johnson. Trump, a ...

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Muhammad Ali vs Bill Cosby

By Scoop Malinowski I recently picked up a book I had never heard of before. It’s called “Running With The Champ: My Forty-Year Friendship with Muhammad Ali” by Tim Shanahan. Shanahan was a medical instruments salesman in Chicago and met Ali in 1975 after inviting Ali to participate in a ...

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Another perfect night for Haymon

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  Paulie Malignaggi once made the statement that rocked the boxing world, “Al Haymon can manipulate anything. What Al Haymon wants Al Haymon gets.” Al Haymon got exactly what he wanted last night. Gervonta Davis looked good in dispatching a punching bag/hired patsy Jesus Cuellar to win the vacant WBA ...

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How Team Wilder Uses Media Manipulation To Protect Deontay

By Scoop Malinowski Astute ring observers KNOW Anothony Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn want to fight Deontay Wilder next but the fact is Team Wilder does not want the fight, they want to stall it for years and years until Wilder is a big money maker on his own like ...

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