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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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Nino Gonzalez Recalls Facing Roberto Duran 1981

    By Scoop Malinowski Roberto Duran’s first fight after the infamous No Mas fiasco in November 1980 was against Nino Gonzalez in August 1981, in Cleveland, Ohio, televised by CBS. It was a close, hard fought ten rounder. The scorecards were 44-48, 45-48 and 43-47. I was able to ...

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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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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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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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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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