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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 at The Salty Dog – Sag Harbor, Eastern Long Island.

Last book read: The Rise & Fall of Death Row Records.

Greatest moment of your career: Winning New York Golden Gloves 1982.

Most painful moment: KO in Golden Gloves match.

Funniest boxers encountered: Juan Laporte, George Foreman.

Funny boxing memory: Predicting that Floyd Mayweather would fall for my friend Angie when I introduced them. At the BWAA (Boxing Writers) dinner 2016 (in NYC).

Favorite boxers to watch: Tank Davis, Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran.

Strangest fight: Golota vs Bowe, first fight (at Madison Square Garden).

Embarrassing boxing memory: New York Daily News photo of Golden Gloves knockout.

Why do you love boxing: It’s just in my blood.

Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies & cream, of course.

Favorite artists: Prince, U2, Drake.

Favorite fights: Ali vs Frazier 1, Tyson vs Berbick, Bowe vs Holyfield Trilogy.

People qualities most admired: Loyalty and honesty.

Childhood dreams: To become a boxer and to graduate from college, which I did (SUNY at Old Westbury).

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