Boxing – 1988 – Special – Down For The Count – The Greatest 1st Round Knockouts In Boxing History

This video provides boxing fans with a video highlight history of the greatest 1st round knockouts in boxing history….as HBO’s Larry Merchant provides the commentary for this wonderful highlights reel….including title fights with Joe Louis vs Max Schmelling 2nd fight…..Rocky Marciano vs Jersey Joe Walcott 2nd fight…..Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson….Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston…

Boxing – 1987 – Tim Ryan + Thomas Hearns + Hugh McIlvanney + Arthur Mercante Talk Leonard Vs Hagler

This video features a “round table” type discussion involving CBS Sport boxing broadcast team of Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy, renowned boxing referee Arthur Mercante Sr., sports journalist Hugh McIlvanney from The London Times and then light heavyweight champion Thomas Hearns….wherein the discussion is all things Sugar Ray Leonard verses Marvelous Marvin Hagler, for the undisputed world Middleweight…

Comedy – 1978 – The Johnny Carson Show – With Psychic Carnac The Magnificent and Actor Dom DeLuise

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992.  It originally aired during late-night….and for its first decade was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC-TV’s West Coast studios in Burbank, California….then on May 1, 1972, the show moved to…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard Highlight All Things Past And Future For Leonard

On November 7, 1988, Leonard made another comeback, facing Don Lalonde at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. They fought for Lalonde’s WBC Light Heavyweight Championship and the newly created WBC Super Middleweight Championship….which meant that Lalonde had to make 168 lbs. Many were critical of Leonard for stipulating that his opponent, natural 175 pounder, should weigh less than his usual fighting weight….which…

Music – 1976 – Van Morrison – Turn Up Your Radio – Performed At The Bands Last Waltz Concert

Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer….whose professional career began as a teenager in the late 1950’s ….when playing a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish show bands….while covering the popular hits of that time. Van Morrison rose to prominence in the mid-1960’s….as the lead singer of…

Music – 1986 – Suandra Santiago – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Mets Vs Red Sox World Series Game 3

Saundra Santiago (born April 13, 1957) is an American actress….who is best known for her role as Detective Gina Calabrese on the hit 1980’s television show Miami Vice…..while also spending three years playing the role of crime boss Carmen Santos on the long-running CBS soap opera Guiding Light. She appeared simultaneously in a recurring role on The Sopranos as Tony Soprano’s next door neighbor, Jeannie Cusamano, and as her…

Comedy – 1983 – Robert Klein Showcases Where Would Comedians Be Without Relatives To Pick On

In this 1983 HBO On Location comedy show with host Robert Klein….expands on the question “What would comedians do if they didn’t have relatives to pick on?” ….as Klein believes many great comedians would have been lost if they didn’t have their families to fall back on and pick at their shortcomings….and he provides significant evidence of this belief…

Music – 1986 – Roger Binnett – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Game 1 Of 1986 ALCS Red Sox Vs Angels

Every now and then….we get a video to post here at ImaSportsphile wherein we can identify the performer of the event by name….but we cannot find any supporting information as to exactly who the performer was…..as evidenced in this video herewith…..where we know that Roger Binnett is the man who sings The Star Spangled Banner at the…

Boxing – 1987 – Larry Merchant Profiles The Problems Of Donald Curry Going Into McCallum Title Fight

After losing to his welterweight crown to Lloyd Honeyghan….Donald Curry moved up to the light middleweight division. Curry then defeated Tony Montgomery to win the USBA light middleweight title on February 7, 1987….as Montgomery was disqualified in the 5th round for intentional headbutts….and that is when Curry’s next opponent, former IBF light middleweight champion Carlos Santos….was also disqualified…