Boxing – 1985- 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – James Broad Vs Tim Witherspoon – With Don Chevrier

Tim Witherspoon (born December 27, 1957) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1979 to 2003. He was a two-time world heavyweight champion, having held the WBC title in 1984, and the WBA title in 1986. Witherspoon also worked as a regular sparring partner for Muhammad Ali.   On May 20, 1983, Witherspoon would have his first attempt at earning a world title by taking on…

Boxing – 1983 – 10 Round Welterweight Bout – J C Kim Vs Robin Blake – With Al Bernstein + Sam Rosen

Rockin Robin Blake was a really good professional boxer out of Leveland, Texas….who fought from 1981 to 1990….while establishing a career record of 33 wins with 21 by KO and 8 losses….in which he fought and won the USA Texas State Welterweight Title on two separate occasions….when in 1986 he beat Ezzard Charles Adams in a…

Boxing – 1983 – 15 Round Welterweight Title Fight – Colin Jones Vs Donald Curry – With Chris Schenkel

Colin Jones (born 21 March 1959) was a Welsh boxer that became British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion….who before turning professional, he represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He was one of the hardest punching welterweights of his generation….with the ability to knock fighters out with a single shot from either hand….which allowed him the luxury of being a notoriously…

Comedy – 1983 – HBO On Location Special – America’s Top Comedians Delivering Their Best Punch Lines

One of the best comedy programs on television during the decade of the 1980’s was HBO’s On Location…..which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein.  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by Robert Klein….and the program became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from comedians such as George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich…

Boxing – 1964 To 1986 – Special – The Elegance + Eloquence Of Jim McKay In Tribute To Muhammad Ali

This video is simply priceless to us here at ImaSportsphile….cuz it features two of our all time favorite sports personalities…..the always elegant and eloquent Jim McKay, a sportscaster of the highest order….along with The Greatest Muhammad….who not only was a legend of boxing, but was also demographically, the best known and most admired person in the world…

Comedy – 1978 – Monty Python Eric Idle – Stand Up Routine

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer…who was a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python….a member of the parody rock band The Rutles…..and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot. Idle wrote for Python mostly by himself….although he sometimes found it difficult in…

Boxing – 1980 – USA Vs Cuba Amateur Boxing – Bantamwt Bout – USA Jackie Beard Vs Cuba Hector Lazaro

From 1904 to 2016, the United States and Cuba won the most gold medals….with 50 for the U.S. (114 overall) and 21 (73 overall) for Cuba….as it is important to note that American boxers usually compete at one Olympic tournament and then turn professional….whereas Cuban boxers are not permitted to turn pro by their government….so, they have an opportunity…

Comedy – 1985 – Rick Overton Stand Up Routine – Featured On Young Comedians Smothers Brothers Show

Rick Overton (born August 10, 1954) is an American screenwriter, actor and comedian….whose writing credits include Dennis Miller Live….while his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne…..and his comedic credits certainly include his stand-up routine on the 1985 Smothers Brothers HBO Young Comedians Show….as seen in this video herewith.   Overton made his first onscreen appearance in the 1982 film Young Doctors in Love….followed…

Music – 1953 – Disney Professor Owls Fun With Music – Scales + Arpeggios & Why Should We Worry

Disney Sing-Along Songs was a series of videos on VHS, betamaxs, laserdiscs and DVDs with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions….as lyrics for the songs are displayed on-screen….typically with the Mickey Mouse icon as a “bouncing ball”.  Early releases open with a theme song introduction containing footage featuring Professor Owl and his class…..as seen originally in 1953 in two Disney shorts….Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom….which was voiced then by Bill…