Boxing – 1986 – 15 Rnd Crusierweight Championship – Champ Dwight Muhhamad Qawi VS Evander Holyfield

DOG COMMENTARY:    We have an incredible boxing section at Ima Sportsphile with quite a few absolutely fantastic bouts….so, it is really difficult for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to ever comment on which is the best….but I have to say this about this 1st fight between Dwight Muhhamad Qawi verses Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield surely…

NCAA Swimming & Diving – 1986 – National Championships – Austin, TX – Featuring Matt Biondi

DOG COMMENTARY:   There is a long storied history around The Forty Acres….that there is absolutely no school better at swimming and diving…..than the Longhorn Men’s and Women’s program….as campus buzzz has always been….well, we’re not sure about the football team or basketball team or baseball team…but swimming and diving team….pure and simply “bet on the Horns”…..especailly…

NHL – 1987 Stanley Cup Finals – Game 4 – Edmonton Oilers VS Philadelphia Flyers – With Al Trautwig

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 Stanley Cup featured what might have been the best NHL team ever assembled…..and certainly the best offensive team ever….as the Edmonton Oilers won 5 Stanley Cups from 1984 – 1990 with teams that included RW Jari Kurri, G Grant Fuhr, LW Glenn Anderson, D Paul Coffey, LW Mark Messier, D Kevin…

NHL – 1985 – 38th Annual All Star Game – Wales All Stars VS Campbell All Stars – With Al Trautwig

DOG COMMENTARY: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut….which is the home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986…..with Edmonton Oilers coach Glen Sather and honorary captain Phil Esposito leading the Campbell Conference All Stars….while Philadelphia Flyers coach Mike Keenan and honorary captain Gordie…

Golf – 1987 US Open Championship – Final Round – Olympic Club San Francisco – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 U.S. Open Golf Championship was the 87th U.S. Open in history….and was held June 18–21 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California…..where eleven former champions were in the field and only four made the 36-hole cut….as Scott Simpson passed and held off 1982 champion Tom Watson on the Lake Course to win…

NHL – 1986 Stanley Cup Finals – Game 5 – Edmonton Oilers VS Philadelphia Flyers

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Stanley Cup Final was played between the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers….as the Oilers won the series 4–3, for their third Stanley Cup Championships….for this would be the fifth of eight consecutive Finals contested by a team from Alberta….when the Oilers appeared in six and the Calgary Flames in two)….while being the…

Swimming – 1986 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship – Austin, TX

DOG ASIDE: The 1987 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships were contested in March 1987 at the Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas….for the 64th annual NCAA-sanctioned swim meet to determine the team and individual national champions of Division I men’s collegiate swimming and diving in the USA….as the…

Boxing – WBC Super Welterweight Title – Duane Thomas VS Lupe Aquino

DOG COMMENTARY: Duane Thomas was a professional boxer in the super welterweight division….who turned pro in 1979 and won the vacant WBC light middleweight title with a 3rd round TKO over John Mugabi in 1986 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Thomas would lose the title eight months later, in Merignac, France, in his first defense to…

Boxing – WBC Junior Heavyweight Title – Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi VS Evander Holyfield

DOG COMMENTARY: The simple sentence on the T-shirt that Evander Holyfield wore Friday before his lightweight title fight with Dwight Muhammad Qawi read: ”I’m going to win!”….and that is what he did when he entered the ring at The Omni in his hometown of Atlanta….when he won the World Boxing Association junior-heavyweight title from the…