Boxing – 1974 – Rumble In The Jungle Revisited – Archie Moore Tells How Ali Applied The Rope A Dope

DOG ASIDE: Legendary light heavyweight champion Archie Moore was in George Foreman’s corner as a fight advisor for the Rumble in the Jungle against Muhammad Ali in 1974….and he joins in a round table discussion with NBC’s Marv Albert, Dr. Ferdie Pacheco and Trainer Angelo Dundee….with the latter two being in Ali’s corner that night….as the foursome…

Boxing – 1980 – Lt Welterweight Bout – Aaron Pryor Vs Julio Valdez – Round 4 – With Dick Stockton

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round light welterweight bout between Aaron The Hawk Pryor verses Julion Valdez took place at Casino Miami…which was formerly known as Miami Jai-Alai Fronton….is a 6,500 seat indoor arena and casino in Miami, Florida on March 16, 1980.   Aaron Pryor was a rising star in boxing….who in his last fight of 1979 was pitted for the first time ever against a…

Boxing – 1974 – Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Cornermen Archie Moore + Dr Pacheco Remember

DOG ASIDE: This fight is still probably the most watch live audience of all time….and if not….at least during the 20th Century….as well over a billion viewers worldwide watched this historic fight live from the city of Zaire in the Republic of the Congo on October 1, 1974.  Ali verses Foreman….just think about those two…

Boxing – 1974 – The Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Marv Albert Interviews Angelo Dundee

DOG ASIDE: The Rumble in the Jungle featuring the World Heavyweight Title Fight between Muhammad Ali verses George Foreman was broadcast to a live pay-per-view on closed-circuit television audience…which was also known as theater television to venues across the world. The fight had a record estimated 50 million viewers on closed-circuit television worldwide….while grossing an estimated $100 million (inflation-adjusted $500 million) in revenue.  In the United States,…

Boxing – 1980 – Special – Howard Cosell Interviews Larry Holmes + Muhammad Ali Prior To Their Fight

DOG COMMENTARY:      There never was before….and there never has been since….an athlete who brought more to the world than Muhammad Ali….who just happens to be our favorite athlete ever at ImaSportsphile….for not only was Ali beautiful in the ring….he was beautiful in the heart and mind….cuz his message was simple….his message in live was…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd Super Featherweight Title – Rolando Navarrette Vs Cornelius Boza Edwards

DOG COMMENTARY:    We at ImaSportsphile consider the years 1964 through 1995 to be the Golden Age of Boxing….cuz during this era….which we have dubbed the TV Era….produced more outstanding boxers than any other era in boxing history….there were literally multiple (like more than a handful) outstanding boxers in dang near every professional boxing weight division…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Round Undisputed Light Heavywt Title – Michael Spinks VS Jim MacDonald

DOG COMMENTARY: Spinks fought only once in 1984 when he retained his light heavyweight crown with a twelve-round majority decision over Eddie Davis….as he and Dwight Muhammad Qawi were only a couple of weeks away from fighting a rematch in September of that year… but that fight got called off when Qawi was injured during…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Ken Norton VS Larry Holmes

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes first gained credibility as a contender when he upset the hard-punching Earnie Shavers in March 1978…..as he won by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision by winning every round on two scorecards and all but one on the third….as Holmes’s victory over Shavers set up a title shot between…

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…