Boxing – Super Welterweight Bout – Roberto Duran VS Nino Gonzales

DOG COMMENTARY: As the new millenium approaches it third decade….I realize that legendary boxers like Robert “Manos de Piedra” Duran are being forgotten….like so many of the boxers of the golden age of boxing from 1964 – 1995….for Duran was a mater of the art of boxing coupled with a ferocity of a wolverine….lightning hands…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Special – End Of An Era

DOG ASIDE: Howard Cosell was an undeniable supporter of Muhammad Ali throughout his career….and it was never so well documented as in this video segment of ABC’s Tribute to Ali…as Cosell so eloquently presents his view of an end of an era. Each and every fan of Muhammad Ali can find all kinds of footage…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Muhammad Ali VS George Foreman

DOG COMMENTARY: When Big George Foreman stepped into the ring with Muhammad Ali in the “Rumble in the Jungle” on October 30, 1974…..he had a professional record of 40 – 0 with 38 by KO or TKO….and was considered to be unbeatable by anyone in the heavyweight ranks…..after having destroyed the likes of Ken Norton…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Stripped Of Title

DOG COMMENTARY: It has long been my opinion as a Chiweenie Sportsphile…..that the biggest black-eye in boxing’s history to the universal fan base of the “art of pugilism” happened on the day….was the day that the US Federal Court found Muhammad Ali guilty of refusing to go into the US military…..as that decision started a…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Pre Fight On Larry Holmes With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard Cosell interview Muhammad Ali before his attempt to regain the world heavyweight championship for the fourth time against Larry Holmes…..as Ali proclaims that “Holmes behind will be mine in nine”. ┬áThen Cosell shifts to an interview reigning heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes….who literally had worshiped Ali while calling him his…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Pre Fight Rant On Big George Foreman

DOG COMMENTARY: This is another of Ali’s pre-fight banter…..for he was already working on the indestructible George Foreman long before the Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire, Africa…..and if you listen to what he’s telling Big George….who also holds a hallowed spot as one of this lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphiles legendary heavyweight boxers during the…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Cassius Clay – Talking Smack To Sonny Liston

DOG COMMENTARY: What is it about so many of the truly great athletes throughout history….that they all were masters of “TALKING SMACK”….I mean, just think about Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Pete Rose, Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Reggie Jackson, Magic Johnson et al…..cuz all these cats could talk some smack….but none could hold a candle to…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Muhammad Ali VS Trevor Berbick

DOG COMMENTARY: On December 11, 1981, Muhammad Ali entered the ring for the last time as a heavyweight boxer…..he was 39 years 328 days old….having fought 60 battles against the entire array of heavyweight boxers…from the golden age of boxing….for the better part of 18 years. I guess if you consider the 3 years he…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – ABC Tribute To The Greatest

DOG COMMENTARY: Thanks to ABC’s lead boxing commentator Howard Cosell….they held a very valuable position in regards to their rights to cover Muhammad Ali fights and events….cuz these two men built their truly legendary careers by the very respectful relationship that they built between each other…..as Ali let Cosell see more and more of the…