We're just going to fight the best out there and call them world championship fights'."Some may say that he has less chance of winning that one than becoming mayor of London. The money Lennox spent on them probably could solve the famine problems of a Third World nation. People are getting fed up."I noticed that Sky now don't even bother to announce some of these lesser labels as world championship fights. If I had a fighter again at that level, I would say to them: 'Stick your title. All it takes is for the world's top promoters and TV networks to get together and say, 'This is what we want, and to hell with the alphabet boys'. Who needs these sanctioning bodies anyway? All they do is take money from the sport Their sanction fees are just unbelievable.
Ideally, there should be only one governing body, like Fifa in football. They say it would be impossible to bring this about, but I don't see why not. He is also embarking on a couple of political campaigns, one in boxing and the other which he hopes will result in an opponent in the red corner getting a bloody nose.His boxing battle is aimed at eliminating the titular confusion that has bedevilled the sport "When it comes to world titles, boxing is in a mess It needs to be sorted. How egos become such a big thing and people start believing their own hype.
I tried to get it spot-on."However, one chapter of the biography's serialisation in The Sun was pulled - because it contained comments about Frank Bruno's ex-wife, who spat in Maloney's face following the fight with Lewis, and was due to be published on the day the newspaper had signed the woman they billed as "Loyal Laura" to give an insight into her husband's mental anguish. Maloney says: "I found her very unladylike, unpleasant and abusive."The Peckham-born Maloney, 50, has moved on to become a partner with Frank Warren in their ever-expanding Sports Network empire, managing and promoting some of Britain's best young fighters. There may have been a few contractual things that they didn't want made public, and stuff that went on behind the scenes, but I just wanted to be open about it."Theirs was a Little and Large act which ended on an unfunny punchline, but Maloney's counterattack is aimed not so much at the man he nursed to become Britain's first world heavyweight champion of the 20th century but those camp followers he believes turned Lewis against him."I was amazed at some of the things I've seen in boxing and those who get involved in it. I wasn't going to say bad things about him because I have no reason to. It turns over a few stones and fascinatingly opens up some of the ledgers.For some time before its publication there had been gymnasium rumours about sensational revelations from the court of King Lennox, in which Maloney garnered as much nose-tapping inside gen as Paul Burrell did from Diana. Lewis's learned friends insisted on scrutinising the proofs, but Maloney claims there were no enforced cuts.