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Muhammad Ali Admired Gene Tunney’s Innovative Skillset

  Muhammad Ali was not always the most generous in praising the skills of other heavyweight boxers but one he admired was former champion Gene Tunney. Look at these quotes from my book Muhammad Ali: Portrait Of A Champion “If you look at Tunney is where boxing started to get better. ...

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Biofile Michael Marley Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former newspaper boxing columnist, Vice President/press officer for Don King Productions 1994-1999, boxing manager, attorney. Early Boxing Memory: When I started the International Cassius Clay Fan Club when I was 12. I had members from all different countries. The name of the publication was The Louisville ...

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Close Encounter With Cassius Clay 1962 NYC

By Scoop Malinowski While recently interviewing someone for a tennis related feature about his friendship with Don Budge, this person randomly revealed that he had a close encounter with Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, in New York City in 1961 or 1962. “We were living in New York City and ...

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Frank Sinatra’s Arrogance Irritated Muhammad Ali

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 spend the ...

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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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Leon Spinks: “Heart of Gold”

By Scoop Malinowski 1978 was the beginning of my love affair with boxing. Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” sparked the interest to look at the real sport and then the likes of Ken Norton, Roberto Duran, George Foreman, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks and many others sustained the ...

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