Boxing – IBF Heavyweight Title – Champ Michael Spinks VS Steffen Tangstad

DOG ASIDE: Steffen Tangstad is a Norwegian retired professional boxer and two time European Heavyweight Champion.  Tangstad fought Michael Spinks for the IBF Heavyweight title on 6 September 1986….losing as a result of a fourth round knock out. He retired with a career record of 24 wins (14 by knockout), 2 losses and 2 draws. Michael Spinks is an…

Boxing – IBF Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Bobby Czyz VS Jim MacDonald

DOG ASIDE: Robert Edward Czyz is a retired American boxer, commentator, and member of Mensa….who was a New Jersey native of Polish descent…..who won both a world light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion. Nicknamed “Matinee Idol”….Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team whose other members died in the 1980 plane crash….but because of…

Boxing – WBA Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Marvin Johnson VS Leslie Stewart

DOG ASIDE: Marvin Johnson is an American former boxer….who was a 3-time light-heavyweight champion of the world. As an amateur, Johnson fought in the 1972 Olympics in Munich….winning a bronze medal….and made his way up the professional ranks in the light heavyweight division soon thereafter. Early in his career, Johnson lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad and Lottie…

Boxing – IBF Cruiserweight Title – Champ Rickey Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: Ricky Parkey is an American former professional boxer from Morristown, Tennessee….who turned pro in 1981 and won the IBF Cruiserweight Title with a TKO win over Lee Roy Murphy in 1986. He defended the belt once before losing the title to Evander Holyfield via TKO the following year in a title unification bout….retiring in…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Rosario VS Bramble Recap & Highlights Lt Heavyweight Title – Carlos DeLeon VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with HBO’s recap of the lightweight title fight between Edwin Rosario vs Livingstone Bramble with Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant…..then shifts to ABC’s Al Michaels and highlights of the WBC / IBF Cruiserweight & WBA Jr Heavyweight Title Fight between Carlos DeLeon vs Evander Holyfield….as the…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Alexis Arguello vs Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

DOG ASIDE: Alexis Argüello was known by the ring name El Flaco Explosivo (The Explosive Thin-Man )….was a Nicaraguan professional boxer and politician. As a boxer he was a three-weight world champion….having held the WBA featherweight title….the WBC super featherweight title & WBA junior lightweight title….and WBC lightweight title. He has regularly been cited as one of the greatest…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Bobby Chacon

DOG ASIDE: On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old Mancini met 27-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim. Kim had struggled to make the 135lb weight limit….and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout was at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas….and was televised live at 1pm PST on CBS Sports.  It was…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Ernesto Espana

DOG ASIDE: On April 30, 1980….Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini defeated Bobby Sparks with a knockout at 1:28 in the first round for the regional Ohio State Lightweight title. Over a year later on May 16, 1981, Mancini won his first major title by defeating Jorge Morales for the NABF Lightweight championship….when the referee determined that…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Howard Cosell Pre Spinks 2nd Fight Interviews

DOG ASIDE: This video clip provides fight fans with ABC boxing analyst Howard Cosell’s interviews with Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks prior to their 2nd fight at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA…..a fight that Bone Daddy saw live. For all those of us who are Muhammad Ali loyalists….this is rare and valid footage of…