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Are boxer’s new hairstyles an omen of defeat?

  By Scoop Malinowski One of the wisest men I never met in my lifetime was the artist LeRoy Neiman. He shared countless wisdoms and observations about human nature during our two-decade friendship. One observation he said still stands out because of it’s peculiarity but bizarre, illogical accuracy. Before the ...

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Biofile Randy Gordon Interview

By Scoop Malinowski STATUS: Former Chairman of New York State Athletic Commission; Former Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine, Boxing TV analyst and author. FIRST MEMORY OF BOXING: My maternal grandmother used to say, “As quick as Jack Dempsey.” When I was 10, I asked her, “Who is Jack Dempsey?” She told ...

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Biofile: Joe Frazier Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former World Heavyweight champion and 1964 Olympic gold medalist. His final ring record is 32-4-1, 27 KO’s. Ht: 5-11 1/2 Wt: 215 DOB: January 12, 1944 In: Beaufort, South Carolina Childhood Hero: “My father (Ruben).” Hobbies/Interests: “CB radios – at one time. Shooting guns, rifles, at ...

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If Al Haymon Advised Muhammad Ali

By Scoop Malinowski Let’s imagine if Muhammad Ali was controlled and advised (and protected) by Al Haymon. It’s safe to conclude that Ali’s career would have turned out entirely different – and so too would have the sport of boxing and it’s lofty place in the American culture. If Haymon ...

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Boxers Discuss How It Feels To Get KOed

By Mark “Scoop” Malinowski Ring observers have watched hundreds of knockouts on TV. But seeing is not necessarily believing. What does it feel like? I talked with combatants of the squared circle about what happens, what is the sensation like when they get clobbered by a perfect punch? Here are ...

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