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 Title – Muhammad Ali vs Leon Spinks – Fight 1 Round 15

DOG COMMENTARY: I have no idea why Bone Daddy did not have this fight all on one tape….but he didn’t….as he has the pre-fight and first 14 rounds on another post….and only has the 15th round of what turned out to be one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history on this post. ┬áRegardless,…

Boxing – Welterweight Title – Roberto Duran VS Sugar Ray Leonard – Fight 2 – In Studio Review With Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have said before….I want my readers and viewers to know a little more about the greatness of Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran….than just the memories of the fight where Sugar Ray Leonard seemingly frustrated him so terribly….that he threw up his hands and said NO MAS NO MAS….cuz his legendary professional…

Boxing – WBC Welterweight Title – Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard – 2nd Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: The 2nd fight between Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard was one of the most anticipated fights in all of boxing history during the golden age of boxing….while this video not only has the entire fight….but also, it has all the highlights and events leading up to the fight….starting off with an ABC…

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 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 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…