STATUS: Light Heavyweight champion. Former Undisputed Middleweight champion.
CHILDHOOD HERO: Muhammad Ali. I met him in Ecuador when Don King brought him down for my fight with Segundo Mercardo. He still has the humor with him. I had goose bumps. I never thought I’d be next to guys like that. Me and his birthdays are [...]
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 [...]
(Note: This Biofile interview was conducted in New York City in 1995.)
Status: Former Lightweight and Junior Lightweight champion. Pro record is 79-6-3 (45 KO’s).
Ht: 5-6 1/2 Wt: 147
DOB: May 24, 1962 In: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad Ali, Ray Leonard.”
Nicknames: “Macho Man, Little Man, Papa Man.”
Hobbies/Interests: “Jogging, watching basketball, handball, pool, flying remote control helicopters, [...]
Status: Heavyweight contender will challenge champion Wladimir Klitschko this weekend in Germany. His professional record is 27-0 (15 KO’s).
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 260
DOB: December 14, 1979 In: Krakow, Poland
First Boxing Memory: ”I watched Andrew Golota fight when I was 15. Then I watched all of his fights. At the time I wasn’t interested in sports yet. [...]
(This week Floyd Mayweather admitted to reporters in Las Vegas that he won’t fight Manny Pacquiao because of health concerns and again accused the Filippino of using PEDs without any evidence. This is the article I penned two months ago for BoxingInsider.com about Floyd admitting his fear and cowardice of Pacquiao.)
March 4th, 2012
By Scoop Malinowski
Status: Former WBA Heavyweight champion. He boxed professionally from 1976-1997 and accumulated a ring record of 53-6-2 (33 KO’s) including wins against Jimmy Young, Ossie Ocasio, Randy ‘Tex’ Cobb, Mike Weaver, and losses to Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe and Razor Ruddock.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 238
DOB: August 10, 1958 In: Akron, Ohio
Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad [...]
We all know about the legend of Muhammad Ali, inside and out, but to celebrate his 70th birthday, I present to you a new, different perspective of “The Greatest.” Here is a collection of diverse, personal memories of Ali from various sources associated with boxing, opponents, fans, media, etc…
Mike Schreck (Boxing Fan): “I met Ali [...]
(This article was originally published in Boxing Digest magazine in August 2002)
By Scoop Malinowski
The opinion of the so-called experts is often proven to be quite wrong. History has taught us that the Titanic was indeed not unsinkable. The earth is not flat. And in boxing, Tyson could not beat Holyfield. Liston was no match for [...]
Status: NBA center from 1975-1989 for Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons.
Ht: 6-11 Wt: 260
DOB: January 11, 1957 In: Orlando, FL
First Basketball Memory: “Was getting beat one-on-one by my mother. And she taught me how to play basketball. So my first memory was getting one at age [...]
Status: Hall of Fame NFL running back for Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs from 1982-1997.
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 210
DOB: March 26, 1960 In: San Diego, CA
Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad Ali. (Meet him?) First time I met him he was at San Diego State, he was doing some pre-fight publicity there. I had an opportunity to [...]
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