Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Mike Tyson VS Frank Bruno

DOG ASIDE: Franklin Roy “Frank” Bruno is a British former professional boxer who fought as a heavyweight….whose career spanned fourteen years….in which time he won the WBC and European heavyweight titles….facing multiple world champions including Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. He won the WBC heavyweight title in 1995 byu defeating Oliver McCall at a packed Wembley Stadium.…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title Fights – Mike Tyson VS Pinklon Thomas & Michael Spinks VS Gerry Cooney

DOG COMMENTARY: Mike Tyson vs. Pinklon Thomas was billed as “Hard Road to Glory“….a professional boxing match contested on May 30, 1987 for the WBA and WBC heavyweight championships. In 1986, the three major boxing organizations, the WBA, WBC and IBF teamed up with HBO to develop a unification tournament that would ultimately unify all three Heavyweight…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ken Norton

DOG COMMENTARY: I have watched so much video in my life….with boxing being what I watched mostly….cuz I just love the beautiful and violent art of boxing….it is a violent ballet of footwork and leverage….holding a sports similarity to the game of chess….with a lot of point,counterpoint…move, countermove going on….with a whole bunch of setting…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ossie Ocasio

DOG ASIDE: Osvaldo “Ossie” Ocasio is a Puerto Rican former boxer….who held the world cruiserweight championship….and was a heavyweight contender who fought for the world title against the likes of Larry Holmes and Evander Holyfield….who was nicknamed “Jaws”….as a result of him accidentally biting another boxer during a sparring session….long before Tyson nearly bit Holyfield’s ear…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS LeRoy Jones

DOG COMMENTARY: Leroy Jones was a heavyweight boxer who won the NABF heavyweight championship and challenged Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight title in 1980. Jones’ professional career began with a third round knockout of John Scroggins on July 30, 1973. He put together 24 wins with 12 knockouts….including a 12 round points win over future…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Boxing Title – Champ Larry Holmes vs Gerry Cooney

DOG COMMENTARY: To say that America was anxiously waiting for the WBC World Heavyweight Title fight between Champion Larry Holmes and # 1 Gentleman Gerry Cooney would be an huge understatement….for the real reason for all the excitement was the fact the Cooney was the first “great white hope” since Rocky Marciano to really have…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Carl “The Truth” Williams VS Jesse Ferguson

DOG ASIDE: Carl Williams nicknamed “The Truth” was an American boxer….who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….fighting in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s….while winning two New York Golden Gloves Championships in his amateur career.  As a professional boxer….his first title shot was against Larry Holmes….a fight he lost in a controversial decision.…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Trevor Berbick vs Greg Page

DOG ASIDE: Trevor Berbick was a boxer who was the WBC heavyweight champion of the world in 1986. He won the title from Pinklon Thomas via a 12-round unanimous decision….and then lost the title in his first defense to a 20-year-old Mike Tyson via a 2nd-round TKO. He was the last man to fight Muhammad Ali….winning a…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Gentleman Gerry Cooney vs Eddie Gregg

DOG ASIDE: Gerry Cooney is a retired American professional heavyweight boxer….who despite relative inexperience propelled his career into a lucrative bout with world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes in 1982….thanks to his size and hitting power….and the fact that he was for all intent purposes….the next great white hope in the heavyweight division. Cooney performed credibly before his…