Boxing – Heavyweight Title – WBC WBA IBF Champ Mike Tyson VS Lineal Champ Michael Spinks

DOG COMMENTARY: Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks was a boxing match which took place on Monday June 27, 1988. Both men were undefeated and each had a claim to being the legitimate heavyweight champion. At the time, Tyson held the belts of all three of the major sanctioning organizations…World Boxing Council (WBC)….World Boxing Association (WBA)….and…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – WBC Champ Mike Tyson VS IBF Champ Tyrell Biggs

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Tyrell Biggs was billed as “The Clash for the Crown” for the professional boxing match contested on October 16, 1987 for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship….which consists of the WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight Titles.  According to Mike Tyson’s Book “Undisputed Truth”….Tyrell Biggs dissed Tyson in 1984….when Tyson came to wish the…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – WBC & IBF Champ Mike Tyson VS WBA Champ Tony Tucker

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Tony Tucker was billed as “The Ultimate” professional boxing match contested on August 1, 1987 for the WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight championships….as part of HBO’s heavyweight title unification series tournament….in an effort to find the next Undisputed Champion. Mike Tyson was able to defeat Trevor Berbick and James “Bonecrusher” Smith…

Boxing – WBA Heavyweight Title – Champ Tony Tubbs VS Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Tony Tubbs was a professional boxing match contested on March 21, 1988 for the WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight Championships….as Tyson was only two months removed from an impressive victory over ex-Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. Shortly after his victory, Tyson’s promoter Don King was able to work out a blockbuster deal…

Boxing – Heavweight Title – Mike Tyson VS Buster Douglas – Fight & In Studio Review

DOG COMMENTARY: During the golden age of boxing….HBO was famous for carrying many of the major match-ups for championship fights….especially in the heavyweight division….and what became SOP (standard operating procedure) for HBO when any of the fights that they carried on their network had any type of controversy….was to replay the entire fight the following…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Cruiserwt Champ Alfonso Ratliff

DOG ASIDE: Alfonso Ratliff is an American former boxer….who as an amateur won the Chicago Golden Gloves title in 1980….and won a decision against Mitch Green in intercity competition. Ratliff turned professional in 1980 and won the WBC cruiserweight title with a decision win over Carlos De León in 1985. He lost the belt in his first defense…

Boxing – Heavywwight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Michael Johnson & Knockout Highlights

DOG ASIDE: This video depicts Iron Mike Tyson in the early years of his professional career….as this is his 8th professional fight against a journeyman boxer Michael Johnson….who after taking a Tyson left hook to the rib-cage….just dropped his hands and that’s when Tyson delivered a “hammer punch” that knocked his opponent some time and…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG COMMENTARY: When considering this fight between Mike Tyson and Jose Ribalta….it is important to give credit to Jose Ribalta….as he was the one of only two heavyweight boxers to go the distance with Iron Mike to this point in his career….as Tyson came into this fight with a 25 – 0 record with 23…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – HBO Studio Review – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney

DOG COMMENTARY: This video gives the viewer an inside look and review of the classic world heavyweight championship fight between Larry Holmes and Ken Norton….as analyzed through an interview with Holmes in the studio with HBO’s Larry Merchant during the week following the fight….as this interview reveals that Holmes was extremely angry as he went…