Latest from Scoop Malinowski

February, 2024

  • 22 February

    Why Canelo Is In Survival Duck Mode

      By Scoop Malinowski Canelo Alvarez has reached the end. He knows he can’t handle the terrors anymore so he wants to cruise through five more years of easy set ups. Canelo thinks he’s earned that right to fight handpicked patsies for another five years. Canelo recently said he intends ...

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  • 13 February

    Mike Culbert Remembers Facing Roberto Duran 1996

    By Scoop Malinowski Mike Culbert fought Roberto Duran in 1996 in Chester, West Virginia. The four division world champion who boxed from 1968-2001, was 45 years old at the time, with a record of 97-12. It was a super middleweight fight after Duran had fought Hector Camacho and before his ...

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  • 12 February

    I Am Duran: Book Review

      By Scoop Malinowski A recent visit into the famous used book store on Main Street in downtown Sarasota, Florida called A Parker’s Books resulted in a major surprise – there on the shelf in the cavernous mini library of countless old books was a book I never knew existed. ...

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  • 6 February

    Biofile Tim Palesky Interview

    By Scoop Malinowski Status: Boxing media, TV show host Knock Out TV, New Jersey Boxing Hall of Famer. First Boxing Memory:  My first memory of boxing was 1971, the Fight of the Century and all the hype that led up to the bout. I was ten and everyone was talking about ...

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  • 4 February

    Fury Ducks Usyk For Third Time

    By Scoop Malinowski Tyson Fury may set a boxing record for ducking one opponent – Oleksandr Usyk. So far, Fury has ducked Usyk three times. The first time was the fake negotiations which resulted in Fury ducking Usyk to fight the UFC novice Ngannou this past fall. Then after Ngannou, ...

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  • 3 February

    Tom Loeffler, Rising Force Boxing Promoter

    Boxing cannot exist and thrive without excellent, extraordinary fighters… or top notch promoters. As boxing evolves beyond Bob Arum, Don King, Al Haymon, Lou Dibella, there is an American promoter in position to take over and continue to grow the sport the right way, with quality matchmaking, exciting fights, and ...

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January, 2024

  • 31 January

    Fury May Sense His Impending Doom At The Hands Of Usyk

      By Scoop Malinowski The first red flag came a couple of weeks ago when Tyson Fury’s sparring partner Jai Opetaia, the cruiserweight champion, suddenly left training camp in Saudi Arabia – or was kicked out – after only five rounds. And now this week is the second red flag ...

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  • 25 January

    Biofile Bouie Fisher Interview

    By Scoop Malinowski Status: Boxing trainer. DOB: June 1, 1927  In: Sumter, South Carolina. Childhood Heroes: “Naturally, my parents and immediate family. But as I ventured out into life, role models were there as heroes. The ones that keep in your heart and mind…naturally, Joe Louis, Ray Robinson, Max Schmeling. ...

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  • 19 January

    Biofile Barry McGuigan Interview

    By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WBA Featherweight Champion, June 1985 – June 1986.  Ring record was 32-3 28 KOs. DOB: Feb. 26, 1961  In: Monoghan, Ulster, Ireland Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad Ali. Roberto Duran was, in my opinion, the greatest fighter of all. Just so focused. Terrific head movement. Most talented boxer I’ve ...

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  • 3 January

    Mystery Of Archie Moore

      By Scoop Malinowski I discovered boxing gold. In December I found an old “The Saturday Evening Post” magazine from September 17, 1955 for 50 cents in a thrift store in Bradenton, FL. One of the featured articles was “The Mystery of Archie Moore” by W. C. Heinz. The five ...

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December, 2023

  • 25 December

    Day of Reckoning Observations

      By Scoop Malinowski Larry Merchant used to sometimes call boxing “the theater of the unexpected” and if the 92 year old Hall of Fame writer and broadcaster were still a major voice of the sport, his words would apply the “Day Of Reckoning” blockbuster in Saudi Arabia December 23. ...

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  • 13 December

    Biofile Pete Pharaoh Interview

    By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former New York City Golden Gloves competitive boxer and boxing photographer/media. DOB: March 2, 1961   Birthplace: Queens, NY First boxing memory: Ali vs Frazier. Boxing heroes: Muhammad Ali and Herbie Hayes. First famous boxer you met: Wilfred Benitez. At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. First job: Dishwasher ...

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  • 11 December

    Duck Season Is Here

    By Scoop Malinowski Daring to be great is a rare behavior in boxing today.  Ducking and dodging and handpicking easy money fights is the most conventional method of business now. Devin Haney just boxed another masterpiece to beat Regis Prograis and has set up a perfect showdown with Tank Davis.  ...

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  • 6 December

    Tennis Greats Who Attended Major Boxing Matches

      By Scoop Malinowski Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi had their first date at the Oscar De La Hoya vs Felix Trinidad world welterweight title fight Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in 1999. Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase both sat ringside at the Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton III world ...

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  • 5 December

    Jersey Joe Walcott On Facing Louis And Marciano

        By Scoop Malinowski Jersey Joe Walcott fought Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano twice each. In the 1970s he revealed his insights and experience learned from four fights with the two all time greats… “At that point until I was knocked down (by Louis) I felt good, I was ...

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