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Biofile Yuriorkis Gamboa  | read this item

Biofile Yuriorkis Gamboa

  Status: WBA Featherweight champion. Ht: 5-5 Wt: 126 DOB: Dec. 23, 1981 In: Guantanamo, Cuba First Boxing Memory: “The first steps, when I launched my career in the amateur ranks. When I first started when I was eight-years-old, I said I wanted to be a great champion some day. Not only in the amateurs […]

Jenny Simpson Biofile  | read this item

Jenny Simpson Biofile

Status: 2011 World Champion in 1,500 meters. 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympian. Winner of 2011 Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City. DOB: August 23, 1986 In: Webster City, Iowa Ht: 5-5 Wt: 110 First Running Memory: “I know I was running before this. But my first real good memory was the first race that […]

Biofile with Selcuk Aydin  | read this item

Biofile with Selcuk Aydin

Status: WBC Silver Welterweight champion will attempt to win WBC Interim Welterweight title on Sat. night at HP Pavilion in San Jose vs. Robert Guerrero. Ht: 5-7 Wt: 147 DOB: September 4, 1983 In: Trabzon, Turkey Record: 23-0 (17 KO’s). First Boxing Memory: I have been fighting for 20 years now. I remember going into […]

Mario Andretti On Tennis  | read this item

Mario Andretti On Tennis

For a recent Biofile, the auto racing legend Mario Andretti mentioned he played tennis. “Just about every day. I play quite a bit outdoors. We have a beautiful court (at home in Nazareth, PA). I’ve been playing since fairly late, started at around age 32. A lot of the Formula I racers were tennis players. […]

Pius Heinz is the new Poker World Champ  | read this item

Pius Heinz is the new Poker World Champ

A new champion of the poker world has been crowned, with 22 year-old German player Pius Heinz winning the title and more than $8.7 million in cash in early November in Las Vegas. Heinz won the World Series of Poker. World Series of Poker Main Event (which costs $10,000 to enter) serves as poker’s unofficial […]

Don King Discusses The Loyalty, Heart and Betrayal of Tomasz Adamek  | read this item

Don King Discusses The Loyalty, Heart and Betrayal of Tomasz Adamek

Don King promoted Tomasz Adamek to his first world title – the WBC Light Heavyweight championship which Adamek won against Australian Paul Briggs in Chicago in May 2005 at the sold-out United Center on the undercard of the Andrew Golota-Lamon Brewster WBO Heavyweight title match. King was asked for his opinion on Adamek this week […]

Biofile with Blanka Vlasic  | read this item

Biofile with Blanka Vlasic

Status: Track and field athlete. Current world champion in the high jump event (both indoors and outdoors). DOB: November 8, 1983 In: Split, Croatia Ht: 6-4 Wt: 165 First Track Memory: “I was very little girl and I was running around the track and watching my father and nobody liked me, I was so annoying […]

Biofile with Felix 'Tito' Trinidad  | read this item

Biofile with Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad

Status: Former Welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight champion. Ring record is 42-3 (35 KO’s). Ht: 5-11 Wt: 160 Born On: January 10, 1973 In: Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico Childhood Heroes: “Ray Leonard. I like his style, the way he boxed, his movement. I met him at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the Yori […]

Biofile with Sugar Shane Mosley  | read this item

Biofile with Sugar Shane Mosley

STATUS: Three-division world champion boxer will take on Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 7. HT: 5-9 WT: 154 DOB: Sept. 7, 1971 IN: Lynwood, CA BOXING INSPIRATIONS: “Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali, Richie Sandoval – I used to watch him training hard in the Pomana [CA] Athletic League gym when I was 10.” […]

Tribute Biofile with Gil Clancy 1922-2011  | read this item

Tribute Biofile with Gil Clancy 1922-2011

(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 […]

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