Boxing – Heavweight Title – Mike Tyson VS Buster Douglas – Fight & In Studio Review

DOG COMMENTARY: During the golden age of boxing….HBO was famous for carrying many of the major match-ups for championship fights….especially in the heavyweight division….and what became SOP (standard operating procedure) for HBO when any of the fights that they carried on their network had any type of controversy….was to replay the entire fight the following…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Cruiserwt Champ Alfonso Ratliff

DOG ASIDE: Alfonso Ratliff is an American former boxer….who as an amateur won the Chicago Golden Gloves title in 1980….and won a decision against Mitch Green in intercity competition. Ratliff turned professional in 1980 and won the WBC cruiserweight title with a decision win over Carlos De León in 1985. He lost the belt in his first defense…

Boxing – Heavywwight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Michael Johnson & Knockout Highlights

DOG ASIDE: This video depicts Iron Mike Tyson in the early years of his professional career….as this is his 8th professional fight against a journeyman boxer Michael Johnson….who after taking a Tyson left hook to the rib-cage….just dropped his hands and that’s when Tyson delivered a “hammer punch” that knocked his opponent some time and…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG COMMENTARY: When considering this fight between Mike Tyson and Jose Ribalta….it is important to give credit to Jose Ribalta….as he was the one of only two heavyweight boxers to go the distance with Iron Mike to this point in his career….as Tyson came into this fight with a 25 – 0 record with 23…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – HBO Studio Review – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney

DOG COMMENTARY: This video gives the viewer an inside look and review of the classic world heavyweight championship fight between Larry Holmes and Ken Norton….as analyzed through an interview with Holmes in the studio with HBO’s Larry Merchant during the week following the fight….as this interview reveals that Holmes was extremely angry as he went…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ken Norton

DOG COMMENTARY: I have watched so much video in my life….with boxing being what I watched mostly….cuz I just love the beautiful and violent art of boxing….it is a violent ballet of footwork and leverage….holding a sports similarity to the game of chess….with a lot of point,counterpoint…move, countermove going on….with a whole bunch of setting…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ossie Ocasio

DOG ASIDE: Osvaldo “Ossie” Ocasio is a Puerto Rican former boxer….who held the world cruiserweight championship….and was a heavyweight contender who fought for the world title against the likes of Larry Holmes and Evander Holyfield….who was nicknamed “Jaws”….as a result of him accidentally biting another boxer during a sparring session….long before Tyson nearly bit Holyfield’s ear…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS LeRoy Jones

DOG COMMENTARY: Leroy Jones was a heavyweight boxer who won the NABF heavyweight championship and challenged Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight title in 1980. Jones’ professional career began with a third round knockout of John Scroggins on July 30, 1973. He put together 24 wins with 12 knockouts….including a 12 round points win over future…

Boxing – IBF Heavywt Championship – Michael Spinks VS Larry Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: On November 9, 1984, after a year out of the ring….Larry Holmes made his first defense of the IBF title….stopping James “Bonecrusher” Smith on a cut in the twelfth round….followed by stopping David Bey in ten rounds for his 19th title defense in early 1985….with his next fight going against Carl “The Truth”…