Latest from Scoop Malinowski

April, 2024

  • 1 April

    Joe DiMaggio Loved Boxing

    By Scoop Malinowski One of the greatest baseball players of all time Joe DiMaggio, known as “an intensely private man” and “notoriously reclusive” was an avid boxing enthusiast. In the wonderful book, “Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio” by Maury Allen,  it was written that the man who was largely ...

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March, 2024

  • 18 March

    When Ali And Tyson Argued About Who Was Greater

    By Scoop Malinowski In the 1980s on live television Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson actually argued face to face about who was the greater world heavyweight champion. The verbal clash happened on the Arsenio Hall Show, with a silent and respectful Sugar Ray Leonard seated on a couch between the ...

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  • 17 March

    Is There A Conspiracy To Rob Usyk?

    By Scoop Malinowski The long-delayed Oleksandr Usyk vs Tyson Fury World Heavyweight unification clash is set for May 18 but the boxing establishment already has a bigger ambition in its long term business blueprints – Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua, which would be the biggest money fight of all. If ...

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  • 9 March

    Joshua Summons His Inner Mike Tyson, Demolishes Ngannou

      By Scoop Malinowski Curiously absent for years, suddenly the very best and most violent version  of Anthony Joshua emerged again in Riyadh last night, as the Brit powerhouse annihilated Francis Ngannou with a one punch, second round knockout. Joshua decked Ngannou twice and then finished the job with one ...

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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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