Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels On The Horses In The Field

DOG ASIDE: This ABC production of the 1987 Kentucky Derby features Al Michaels and Dave Johnson at the mikes….and since we have tons of Al Michael footage here at ImaSportsphile…..we’ll take this opportunity to focus some light on Dave Johnson. As an American announcer and sportscaster….Dave Johnson is best known for his work in horse racing with ABC and NBC  Sports….and…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships – Ladies Solo Free Skate Final – GDR Katarina Witt

The 1988 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary in March…..as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles (as seen in this video herewith), pair skating, and ice dancing. Katarina Witt (born December 3, 1965) is a retired German figure skater….who won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany….first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics….and the second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World Champion (1984, 1985, 1987,…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Dr Ferdie Pacheco + Marv Albert Review Buster Drayton Vs Davey Moore Fight

DOG ASIDE: Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb).  Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986….then he defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year.  In 1988 he took on WBA light…

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

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Warren was a junior welterweight / super lightweight boxer from Corpus Christie, Texas….who was known as Panchito.  and had a really good, almost outstanding, professional boxing career from 1982 to 1989….in which time he amassed a 30 wins with 20 by KO and 2 defeats….while fighting some of the best in the world…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Larry Holmes The Easton Assassin + His Empire In Easton

DOG ASIDE: Larry Holmes is a retired American boxer who has a net worth of $18 million dollars. Larry Holmes was born in November of 1949 in Easton, Pennsylvania….which also worked to provide his boxing nickname, The Easton Assassin. Throughout his career, Holmes became known for his incredible rate of success, landing him as one…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championships – Featuring Mens Champion URS Alexandre Fadeev

DOG ASIDE: Alexandre Vladimirovich “Sasha” Fadeev (born 4 January 1964) is a Russian former competitive figure skater who represented the Soviet Union…..who is the 1985 World champion and a four-time European champion.   Fadeev won bronze at the 1979 World Junior Championships….and then gold the following year….then In the 1983–84 season, he won his first European title….and stepped onto his first World podium, taking…

Boxing – 1906 To 1985 – Barry Tompkins Narrates History Of Nine lt Heavywt Vs Heavywt Title Fights

DOG ASIDE: This video features HBO Boxing Commentator Barry Tompkins showcasing 9 prior heavyweight title fights between light heavyweight champions who took on heavyweight champions…..which affords the viewer a wonderful piece of boxing history….with highlights and interviews from such historic light heavyweight champs vs heavyweight champs including the 1906 bout between Burnet vs O’Brien…..the 1921…

Boxing – 1985 – HBO Special – The Selling Of A Champion – An Inside Look At 19 Year Old Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:  This HBO Boxing Special features their legendary boxing commentator team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….as they analyze and dissect the concept of Selling a Champion”….with an indepth look at how the powers that be in boxing at the time…..were already in process of creating and hyping the future heavyweight champion…

Boxing – 1986 – Barry Tompkins Look At Hector Camacho Training Camp With Trainer Chuck Talihanini

This HBO Boxing special with host Barry Tompkins  provides an inside look at the training camp of boxing legend Hector Macho Camacho prior to an upcoming title fight….which gives our viewers some insight into the training that a professional boxer goes through during preparation for a fight….and is really quite interesting.  As we have commented on many…