Boxing – 1988 – HBO Larry Merchant Studio Review Of Mike Tyson Vs Michael Spinks Heavywt Title Fight

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks was a boxing match which took place on Monday June 27, 1988…..when both men were undefeated and each had a claim to being the legitimate heavyweight champion. At the time, Tyson held the belts of all three of the major sanctioning organizations of the WBC (World Boxing Council)…the WBA (World Boxing Association)….and IBF (International…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – The Story Of # 87 Steve Chassey As Told By His Son Blake

DOG ASIDE: Steve Chassey (born February 27, 1945) is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series….who  raced in 9 seasons (1981, 1983–1989, and 1992) with 44 career starts….including the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, 1987 (as seen in this video herewith) and 1988.  He finished in the top ten 4 times….with his best finish in 5th position in 1981 at Watkins…

Track + Field – 1986 – Highlights – URS Sergey Bubka Pole Vault WR + USA Ed Moses 119th Win In A Row

DOG ASIDE: Sergey Bubka is a Ukrainian former pole vaulter…..who represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991….and was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News….when in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame.  Bubka won six consecutive IAAF World Championships….an Olympic gold medal….and broke…

Boxing – 1987 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco PostFight Interview Of Frankie Warren After Beating Gene Hatcher

DOG ASIDE: We have often written about what we call The Golden Age of Boxing here at ImaSportsphile…..a period that started in 1964 with Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight championship….. and ran through 1999 when Evander Holyfield lost the title to Lennox Lewis…..for during this 35 year era… there were more “legends of boxing” to…

Special – 1986 – Roy Firestone Interviews Howard Rosenberg On Goodwill Games Vs Lady Liberty Weekend

DOG ASIDE:  In this 1986 ESPN Sports Look with Roy Firestone interview with Los Angeles Times sportswriter Howard Rosenberg….they discuss the decision of Ted Turner and TBS to promote and air The Goodwill Games from Russia on the same weekend in direct competition of The Lady Liberty Weekend Celebration on ABC…..which was a weekend long 4th of July celebration honoring the…

Boxing – 1989 – HBOs Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Carl Williams After Loss To Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE: Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth” was an American boxer….who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….while having fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s…..and is perhaps best known for having fought and lost to Mike Tyson in a battle for the undisputed heavyweight championship. The first round knockout…

Auto Racing – 1986 – ABC Sports Indy 500 Special – The End Of The Day For Driver Johnny Parsons

DOG ASIDE: John Wayne Parsons (born August 26, 1944) is an American race car driver….who started twelve Indianapolis 500 races….with his last Indy 500 start being the 1996 race. His best finish was fifth in 1977 and 1985.  Parsons also finished second in the 1977 USAC National points…..while also finishing 2nd twice in the USAC championship dirt cars.  Parsons won 29 midget car features…. including major wins at: the 4-Crown…

Boxing – 1981 – Jim Hill Interviews Broadcasters Don Dunphy + Davey Pearl + Randy Shields Before Ali Vs Berbick

DOG ASIDE: In this video clip….USA Network’s Jim Hall introduces the boxing broadcast team for the upcoming Muhammad Ali verses Trevor Berbick fight…..as legendary boxing commentator Don Dunphy is accompanied by equally legendary referee Davey Pearl…..along with well-respected welterweight contender Randy Shields. Don Dunphy (July 5, 1908 – July 22, 1998) was an American television and radio sports announcer….who specialized…

Track + Field – 1985 – ABC Sports 4th World Championships – Mens 400m Hurdles – USA Andre Phillips

DOG ASIDE: André Lamar Phillips (born September 5, 1959) is a retired American Track and Field athlete….who is best known for winning the 400 meters hurdles gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games….as Phillips spent most of his career in the shadow of his idol….Edwin Moses….frequently as runner up during Moses’ unequaled winning streak of 122 consecutive races…..as Phillips managed to beat…