Boxing – 1986 – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – # 2 Mike Tyson VS # 17 Jose Ribalta

DOG COMMENTARY: Mike Tyson intimidated fighters with his strength, combined with outstanding hand speed, accuracy, coordination and timing….plus he also possessed notable defensive abilities while holding his hands high in the Peek-a-Boo style taught by his mentor Cus D’Amato, in order to slip under and weave around his opponent’s punches while timing his own. One of…

Boxing – 1985 – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Carl Truth Williams VS Jesse Ferguson

DOG COMMENTARY: Carl “The Truth” Williams was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida….who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion from 1987 to 1991….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s…..with his first title shot was against Larry Holmes….which he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a victory against…

MLB – 1981 Special – Pitcher Nolan Ryan Passes Sandy Koufax With 5 No Hitters

DOG COMMENTARY: Nolan Ryan is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite MLB pitcher of all time….as he currently still holds two all time major league pitching records that in my humble opinion will never be broken….his 5,714 strikeouts and his 7 no hitters pitched…..as the pitchers of today and in the future will not be…

Boxing – 1989 – 12 Rnd Continental Americas Heavyweight Title – Evander Holyfield VS Michael Dokes

DOG COMMENTARY: This 12 round Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship fight between Evander Holyfield vs Michael Dokes took place on March 11, 1989 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV…..and was presented by Showtime Championship Boxing featuring broadcasters Dr. Ferdie Pacheco and Steve Albert….as this fight featured a future legendary heavyweight champion in Evander “The Real…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Rnd WBA Heavyweight Title Tony Tubbs VS Greg Page

DOG ASIDE: Can you imagine if Tony Tubbs or Greg Page had fought in the heavyweight boxing era of Jersey Joe Walcott, Ezzard Charles or Lee Savold (1949 – 1952)….or the heavyweight boxing era of Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johannson (1956 – 1961)….instead of fighting during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….which was…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Rnd NABF Heavyweight Title – Tim Witherspoon VS James Broad

DOG COMMENTARY: This 12 round NABF Heavyweight Championship fight was fought the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY on April 29, 1985…..and featured another really good heavyweight during the “golden age of boxing” (1964 – 1995)…..who is being forgotten far too rapidly in boxing history…..for Terrible Tim was a really good heavyweight boxer….and had he fought…

Gymnastics – Special – 1970 To 1980 – Olga Korbut & Nadia Comaneci & Kurt Thomas – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: I have often commented after watching and posting 1600 vintage video on our webpage over the past year and a half….that my favorite sports braodcaster for the sports that we classify as Other Sports…..gymnastics, horse racing and all the sports covered by ABC’s Wide World of Sports….is the always elegant and eloquent Jim McKay…..who presents…

Boxing – 1981 – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1981 10 round heavyweight boxing match between Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes…..freatured two more “really good” heavyweight boxers during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….who like so many others….Earnie Shavers, Jimmie Ellis, Jimmy Young, Tim Witherspoon, Michael Dokes, James Tillis, Greg Page et al…..that are so quickly being forgotten…..and these…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Cruiserweight Bout – Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield VS Rick Myers

DOG ASIDE: Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield started out his professional boxing career 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….followed by a March…