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NHL Great Recalls Being Ringside For Duran Vs. Leonard 1

By Scoop Malinowski Former New York Ranger, Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Rockies defenseman Barry “Bubba” Beck was one of the best and toughest players in the NHL through the late 1970s to late 1980s and he was fortunate to attend one of boxing’s most historic clash of titans, the ...

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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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Danny Burke’s Close Encounter With Roberto Duran

By Scoop Malinowski Danny Burke was a good friend of mine and a lot of other kids in George Washington junior high school in Wayne, NJ. He participated in our boxing matches and other activities. One of those kids who everybody liked because of his enthusiasm, friendly positive spirit, and ...

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Roberto Duran and Orlando Montalvo: A Boxing Friendship

  By Scoop Malinowski Orlando Montalvo won a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics in the flyweight division for Puerto Rico, the only medal for the island in Montreal. Three years later at the Pan American Games in San Juan, Montalvo met Roberto Duran. “I won a gold medal over ...

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1988 Scoop: Duran Threw The Rematch To Leonard

  By Scoop Malinowski One of the first big boxing shows I ever attended was the February 5, 1988 Atlantic City tripleheader of Marlon Starling defending his WBA Welterweight title vs Fujio Ozaki, Mark Breland vs Juan Alonso Villa and a ten rounder featuring Roberto Duran vs Ricky Stackhouse. As ...

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Biofile: Roberto Duran Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status: Boxing Hall of Famer. Four-time world champion. Ht: 5-7 Wt: 200 DOB: June 16, 1951 In: Guarare, Panama Childhood Hero: “Muhammad Ali. ” Childhood Dream: “Always wanted to be a fighter. ” Favorite Movies: “John Wayne movies. Arnold Schwarzeneggar movies. Terror movies. Halloween. Jerry Lewis ...

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