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. …

Music – 1985 – Reba McEntire – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 1 Cards Vs Royals

Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American country singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band,[1] on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the…

Boxing – 1986 – 10 Rnd Jr Middlewt Bout Said Skouma Vs Kenny Butler – With Marv Albert + Dr Pacheco

This 10 round Super Welterweight bout between Said Skouma verses Kenny Butler….featured two pretty dang good boxers….as Skouma had an 11 year career record of 37 wins and 9 losses with 30 KO’s….and Butler had an 11 year professional career with 20 wins and 7 losses with 9 KO’s.  After this fight seen herewith Kenny…

Boxing – 1986 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Review + Wrapup Lightwt Title – Crawley Vs Bramble

Livingstone Bramble (born on September 3, 1960) was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World. Bramble was raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands….and he became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis. Although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003, he has never officially announced his retirement, and constantly hints that he wishes…

Music – 1985 – The Gatlin Brothers – Star Spangled Banner – At The WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight

In 1979, when Larry Gatlin signed with Columbia Records….he decided to officially have his brothers billed on his singles and on his albums….so that year, their name officially became “Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers”.  In October, they released the album Straight Ahead….which spawned the classic single “All the Gold in California”….which also became their biggest hit…