Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Alexis Arguello vs Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

DOG ASIDE: Alexis Argüello was known by the ring name El Flaco Explosivo (The Explosive Thin-Man )….was a Nicaraguan professional boxer and politician. As a boxer he was a three-weight world champion….having held the WBA featherweight title….the WBC super featherweight title & WBA junior lightweight title….and WBC lightweight title. He has regularly been cited as one of the greatest…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Bobby Chacon

DOG ASIDE: On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old Mancini met 27-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim. Kim had struggled to make the 135lb weight limit….and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout was at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas….and was televised live at 1pm PST on CBS Sports.  It was…

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.  Regardless,…

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”.  Then Cosell shifts to an interview reigning heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes….who literally had worshiped Ali while calling him his…