Boxing – WBA Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Monte Parloff VS Marvin Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY This WBA light heavyweight title fight between Champ Monte Parloff vs Marvin “Pops” Johnson took place in Marsala, Sicily…..the island off the coast of Italy….for this was a fight that had generated a great deal of interest with the locals on the Isle of Sicily…..who like the Italians, just love boxing…..however, there was…

Boxing – WBC Light Heavyweight Title – Marvin Pops Johnson VS Mathew Franklin

DOG COMMENTARY: The light heavyweight division of boxing during the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995 had two legendary light heavyweight champions in Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns….along with two definitely super great almost legendary fighters in Evander Holyfield and Michael Spinks…..and several great to super great boxers….of which Marvin Pops Johnson…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Rodolfo Gato Gonzalez VS Andy Ganigan

DOG ASIDE: This lightweight fight features the # 1 rated contender Gato Gonzalez from Mexico verses # 4 rated Andy Ganigan from Hawaii…and like nearly all lightweight fights that I have seen….it is an action fight from start to finish. Rodolfo González was a Mexican boxer and former WBC Lightweight Champion….also known as El Gato….who started his…

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…

Boxing Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali VS Joe Frazier – Fight 1

DOG ASIDE: Super Fight II was a non-title boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier….both ex-champion heavyweights….for this was the second of the three Ali–Frazier bouts….which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 28, 1974. Ali was a slight favorite to win going into the fight….which was held in…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – The Thrila in Manila – Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier

DOG COMMENTARY: What makes this video even more special than “The Thrila in Manila”….as if the third Ali vs Frazier fight wasn’t special enough…..is that in this video, the viewer has the added benefit of Howard Cosell calling and analyzing the fight from the ABC studio after the fight had taken place on October 1,…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Highlights – 1960 Cassius Clay Rome Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: In this Chiweenie Sportsphile’s humble opinion….the best of the best work done on the Olympics was Bud Greenspan’s “Olympiad Series”….and this short piece about the Olympics experience of Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. of Louisville, KY in the United States gives evidence of my opinion….for the entire Olympiad series makes the viewer feel like…

Boxing – Welterweight Bout – Carlos Palomino vs Roberto Duran – Highlights

DOG ASIDE: It doesn’t really matter if it is a title fight or not….when two really outstanding boxers get in the right together to do battle….cuz if both men are masters of the art of pugilism…..then you are going to have an outstanding fight.  Such was the case at Madison Square Garden in NYC on…

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…