Status: Former WBA Heavyweight champion. Turned pro in 1981 at age 28. Retired in 1999. Final pro record is 44-17-1 (32 KO’s). Is the first Heavyweight champion with a college degree (Business Admin. from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC).
DOB: April 3, 1953 In: Magnolia, NC
Childhood Hero: “Muhammad Ali.”
Hobbies/Interests: “Play golf, and I speak to young [...]
A good ESPN2 show is taking place at the Superstar Ballroom at Resorts International in Atlantic City. I really want to see my friend and BoxingInsider.com blogger Richard Pierson take on Farah “Quiet Storm” Ennis for a top 15 world ranking. Hank Lundy, the WBC #1 contender is also on the bill against Rey Beltran [...]
Status: New York Rangers defenseman.
Ht: 6-foot Wt: 193 pounds
DOB: June 24, 1990 In: Stouffville, Ont.
First Hockey Memory: “Skating in the backyard rink. They made a rink – my dad and my grandpa used to make it – and we’d be out there every day. Had my parents yell at me from inside, trying to get [...]
The Filipino-American sensation who none other than Sergio Martinez last week firmly stated (exclusively to BoxingInsider.com) will be the future pound-for-pound #1 kingpin in boxing, Nonito Donaire discusses his unique style, his speed, the source of his power, and much more in this revealing and entertaining interview. 28-year-old Donaire, the WBC/WBO Bantamweight champion (26-1, 18 [...]
Status: New York Rangers right winger/left winger.
Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 195 pounds.
DOB: April 10, 1980 In: North York, Ont.
Hockey Inspirations: “Brett Hull was always my favorite player growing up, so I’d say him.”
Early Hockey Memory: “Probably my best one was (attending) my first NHL game. It was 1992 and it was a playoff game between Toronto [...]
Status: NHL defenseman from 1977-1990 for the Colorado Rockies, New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. Currently manages the Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey in China.
Ht: 6-foot-3 Wt: 215 pounds
DOB: June 3, 1957 In: Vancouver
First Hockey Memory: “Dad tried to make a rink in our backyard. We had record warm weather in February over night. [...]
(Note: This Biofile was done in 1993 at Madison Square Garden – in my early days as an inexperienced interviewer.)
Status: Former NBA point guard. Currently serves as New York Knicks TV analyst for MSG Network.
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 210
DOB: March 29, 1945 In: Atlanta, GA
Nickname: “Clyde. From the movie Bonnie & [...]
(Note: This Biofile Classic interview was conducted at Madison Square Garden in 1997.)
Status: Hall of Fame manager, trainer and TV commentator.
DOB: May 30, 1922 In: Rockaway Beach, N.Y.
Childhood Heroes: ”Van Lingo Mungo, Joe Strip, Ralph Kerchival – guys you never heard of. Way before your time.”
Nicknames: ”Radar. I had a pretty good [...]
Status: NHL center/right winger from 1977-1989 for New York Rangers, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. Currently serves as a hockey in-studio analyst for MSG Network.
Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 210 pounds
DOB: July 6, 1957 In: Sudbury, Ont.
Hockey Inspirations: “Growing up, for me, it was Bobby Orr. Living in Canada, I loved his style, how he dominated [...]
A lot of people do not have great expectations for this Saturdays Vitali Klitschko WBC Heavyweight title defense against #1 contender Odlanier Solis. But I am intrigued by this match-up.
The general consensus is that Solis is just another fat heavyweight lining up for a handout payday from the kingpin.
But Solis is a different animal, [...]
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