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Biofile Pernell Whitaker Interview

    By Scoop Malinowski Status:  World Champion boxer in four weight divisions – lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight. Holds record for longest reign as unified lightweight champion (six defenses). Passed away in 2019. Ring record was 40-4-1 with 17 KOs. Ht: 5-6   Wt: 147 DOB:  January 2, ...

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Biofile Wallace Matthews Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former New York Post Columnist, New York Newsday Columnist, New York Daily News Lead Columnist, New York Times reporter, NBC 1988 Olympic boxing analyst and ESPN Talk Show host.  Former President of the Boxing Writer’s Association of America and ring announcer. DOB: January 3, 1957 ...

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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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Biofile Randy Gordon Interview

By Scoop Malinowski STATUS: Former Chairman of New York State Athletic Commission; Former Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine, Boxing TV analyst and author. FIRST MEMORY OF BOXING: My maternal grandmother used to say, “As quick as Jack Dempsey.” When I was 10, I asked her, “Who is Jack Dempsey?” She told ...

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Biofile: Arthur Mercante Sr. Interview

Status: Hall of Fame Boxing Referee. DOB: January 27, 1926 In: Brockton, MA Passed Away: April 10, 2010 (Note: This Biofile was originally done in 1995 and was published in an issue of Boxing 95 magazine.) First Boxing Memory: “My uncle Joe fought James J. Braddock three times. They each ...

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New & Improved Kovalev Inspired To Reign Supreme Again

Sergey Kovalev resumes his quest to regain his lost world titles this weekend at Madison Square Garden where he will fight Vyacheslav “Lion Heart”Shabranskyy for the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight title. With a record of 30-2-1 (26 KO’s), the 34 year old Kovalev has made some changes to his team ...

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