Boxing – 1985 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Michael Spinks After Defeating Larry Holmes

In this post fight interview of newly crowned IBF Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks….after defeating longtime heavyweight champ Larry Holmes in their first fight…..was conducted by HBO’s Larry Merchant….who typically was a fairly good interviewer….but in this interview, he asks some fairly “off the wall” questions like…“Do you think your training for this fight will revolutionize boxing training?”….which…

Horse Racing – 1987 – 113th Running Of The Kentucky Derby – The Race Called By ABCs Dave Johnson

The 1987 Kentucky Derby was the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 2, 1987.   The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May….which caps a two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km)…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Marv Albert Provides Profile And History Of Frankie Warren Career

Frankie Warren was a super lightweight boxer out of Corpus Christi, Texas….who was the USBA super lightweight champion from in 1986 after defeating Ronnie Shields….then lost his challenge for the vacant IBF world super lightweight title in 1987 against James “Buddy” McGirt…..whom he had beaten by unanimous decision in 1986 for his USBA super lightweight title.  Warren…

MLB – 1981 – Special – Road To The World Series – ALDS Yanks Vs Brewers + ALCS Yanks Vs Athletics

The New York Yankees’ 1981 season was the 79th season for the Yankees….when in the ALCS, the Yankees swept the Oakland Athletics for their only American League pennant of the 1980’s….however, they lost in the World Series in six games to the Los Angeles Dodgers….as New York was managed by Gene Michael and Bob Lemon…..while playing at Yankee Stadium.   The 1981 American League Division Series (ALDS)….which was the opening round of…

Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby Special Feature – The Story Of Jeff Lukas And Badger Land

 Jeff Lukas was the exacting and tireless first lieutenant to his father legendary horse training father, D Wayne Lukas….who once worked eight years without a day off….with each workday starting at 4:30 a.m. and often ending after dark.  D. Wayne Lukas had seized the horse racing business by the throat in the 1980’s….becoming the first…

MLB – 1961 To 1986 – ESPNs George Grande Showcases The 1st 25 Years Of The New York Mets

The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens….who compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. The Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City…with the other being the New York Yankees of the American League East division. One of baseball’s first expansion teams, the Mets were…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby – Replay Of The Race With Isolation Camera On Winner Alysheba

Alysheba (March 3, 1984 – March 27, 2009) was an AmericanThoroughbred racehorse that won two legs of the Triple Crown in 1987….who was also a successful sire after having produced 11 stakes winners. A bay colt, Alysheba was sired by Alydar out of the mare Bel Sheba, by Lt. Stevens…..and was bred by Preston Madden at Hamburg Place Farm in Lexington, Kentucky….who was sold as a yearling to…

Boxing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Profiles Life And Career Of Evander Holyfield Prior To Qawi Title Fight

Evvander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey….and on March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard + Barry Tompkins Wrapup Of Spinks Vs Tangstad

The HBO boxing broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant provide final thoughts on the 1986 IBF Heavyweight Title Fight between Michael Spinks verses Steffen Tangstad….who happened to be the ONLY heavyweight contender in the history of Norwegian boxing….and the truth of the matter is that he wasn’t much of a…