Boxing – 1989 – HBOs WBC Super Middlewt Title PreFight Show – Thomas Hearns Vs Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns are considered to be two of the best boxers of all-time….who fought twice….with Leonard winning in 1981 for the WBC Welterweight Title…..and a draw in 1989 bout for the WBC Super Middleweight Title….to which this pre-fight video seen herewith is from….as both fights are considered to be classics.    After almost eight years, the…

Music – 1986 – Natalie Cole – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 4 With Mets Vs Red Sox

Natalie Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress….who was the daughter of renowned American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole….who  rose to success in the mid-1970’s as an R&B singer with the hits “This Will Be” and “Inseparable” in 1975…. and “Our Love” in 1977. She returned as a pop singer on the…

Music – 1986 – Michael White – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At NLCS Game 1 Of Mets Vs Astros

Michael White was an aspiring opera singer….as seen in this video herewith….when he sings The Star Spangled Banner at Game 1 of the 1986 MLB National League Championship Series between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….who developed into a renowned “breathing coach”. Michael White knows what you’re thinking….a breathing coach? Really? No, thanks. I’ve been doing…

Boxing – 1986 – Marv Albert + Ferdie Pacheco Preview Jr Welterwt Bout Buddy McGirt Vs Frankie Warren

NBC Boxing fight crew of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco showcase the upcoming junior welterweight fight between James “Buddy” McGirt verses Frankie “Panchito” Warren…..who would both become world champions….as both were outstanding boxers during The Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1995.   James “Buddy” McGirt (born January 17, 1964) is an American former professional boxer from Brentwood, New York….who competed from 1982…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides An Upclose & Personal Look At Heavyweight Jose Ribalta

Jose Ribalta was a good heavyweight boxer out of Rodigo, Cuba…..who had a professional boxing career that spanned 17 years from 1982 to 1999….with a career record of 38 wins with 27 KO’s and 17 losses with 1 draw….in which he fought an impressive array of Heavyweight Champions to include James Bonecrusher Smith, Mike Tyson, Leon Spinks,…

Music – 1985 – Smokey Robinson + Linda Ronstadt Duet – Oh Baby Baby & Tracks Of My Tears

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American popular music singer….who was known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, light opera and Latin. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award….along with many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in…

Comedy – 1986 – Special – HBO Robert Klein Showcases Great Stand Up Comedians And Their Rhythm

We at ImaSportsphile cannot begin to express how much we appreciate our entire collection of HBO’s On Location….which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein….for within the footage of this series lies rare material of some of stand up comedy’s greatest geniuses….including Richard Pryor,  Robin Williams,  George Carlin, Steve Martin, Redd Foxx, Billy Crystal, Lily…

Boxing – 1986 – NABF Cruiserwt Title – Henry Tillman Vs Bert Cooper – With Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

This 1986 NABF Cruiserweight title fight between Henry Tillman verses Bert Cooper features CBS’s Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy behind the mikes for the call on this fight between two very good boxers during The Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1995.  Smokin’ Bert Cooper is a retired heavyweight boxer….who fought Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, and Corrie Sanders,…

Comedy – 1986 – HBO On Location Special – Comedians That Make People Question Wonder And Worry

This HBO On Location comedy special hosted by Robert Klein…..features the greatest comedians that made their audiences question things…..wonder about things…..and even worry about things…..as the best of the best at doing these three things provide evidence of just how good they were at getting their audiences to do exactly those things….question, wonder and worry. …