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When Muhammad Ali Wept

By Scoop Malinowski Is it physically, emotionally, scientifically possible that “the greatest” fighter in boxing history could actually weep and cry? According to soccer legend Pele’s biography, yes. In the book “Pele: His Life And Times” by Harry Harris, page 156 mentions the first time Muhammad Ali met Pele, which ...

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Leon Spinks: “Heart of Gold”

By Scoop Malinowski 1978 was the beginning of my love affair with boxing. Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” sparked the interest to look at the real sport and then the likes of Ken Norton, Roberto Duran, George Foreman, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks and many others sustained the ...

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Biofile: Leon Spinks Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former World Heavyweight Champion in 1978. Boxed professionally from 1977-1995. His ring record is 26-17-3 (14 KOs). Ht: 6-1 Wt: 220 DOB: July 11, 1953 In: St. Louis, Missouri Childhood Hero: Muhammad Ali. Nicknames: Vampire, Neon Leon, Junior. Hobbies/Interests: I like training my sons, time with ...

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