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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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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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All The King’s Men

  By Scoop Malinowski Boxing insiders share their personal memories and anecdotes of one of ring history’s most important figures, the 92 year old Hall of Fame promoter Don King, who is busy promoting his latest show this weekend in Miami, FL… Lloyd Carroll  (Journalist): “I remember Don King being here ...

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Biofile Ricky Hatton Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Three-time world champion. Boxed from 1997-2012. Final pro record is 45-3-2 with 32 KOs.  2005 Ring  Magazine “Fighter of the Year.” DOB: October 6, 1978  In: Manchester, England Boxing Inspirations:  Nigel Benn and Roberto Duran, my hero. He came from the street with nothing and went ...

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NHL Great Recalls Being Ringside For Duran Vs. Leonard 1

By Scoop Malinowski Former New York Ranger, Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Rockies defenseman Barry “Bubba” Beck was one of the best and toughest players in the NHL through the late 1970s to late 1980s and he was fortunate to attend one of boxing’s most historic clash of titans, the ...

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