Boxing – IBF Cruiserweight Title – Champ Rickey Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: Ricky Parkey is an American former professional boxer from Morristown, Tennessee….who turned pro in 1981 and won the IBF Cruiserweight Title with a TKO win over Lee Roy Murphy in 1986. He defended the belt once before losing the title to Evander Holyfield via TKO the following year in a title unification bout….retiring in…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Rosario VS Bramble Recap & Highlights Lt Heavyweight Title – Carlos DeLeon VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with HBO’s recap of the lightweight title fight between Edwin Rosario vs Livingstone Bramble with Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant…..then shifts to ABC’s Al Michaels and highlights of the WBC / IBF Cruiserweight & WBA Jr Heavyweight Title Fight between Carlos DeLeon vs Evander Holyfield….as the…

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…