Boxing Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali VS Joe Frazier – Fight 1

DOG ASIDE: Super Fight II was a non-title boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier….both ex-champion heavyweights….for this was the second of the three Ali–Frazier bouts….which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 28, 1974. Ali was a slight favorite to win going into the fight….which was held in…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – The Thrila in Manila – Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier

DOG COMMENTARY: What makes this video even more special than “The Thrila in Manila”….as if the third Ali vs Frazier fight wasn’t special enough…..is that in this video, the viewer has the added benefit of Howard Cosell calling and analyzing the fight from the ABC studio after the fight had taken place on October 1,…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Highlights – 1960 Cassius Clay Rome Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: In this Chiweenie Sportsphile’s humble opinion….the best of the best work done on the Olympics was Bud Greenspan’s “Olympiad Series”….and this short piece about the Olympics experience of Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. of Louisville, KY in the United States gives evidence of my opinion….for the entire Olympiad series makes the viewer feel like…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Champ Sonny Liston VS Cassius Clay – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The first heavyweight title fight between Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay was held in February 25, 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida….as Sonny “The Bear” Liston was the World Heavyweight Champion at the time….having demolished former champion Floyd Patterson by a first-round knockout in September 1962….following that up ten months later with another knocked…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Muhammad Ali vs Leon Spinks – Fight 1 Round 15

DOG COMMENTARY: I have no idea why Bone Daddy did not have this fight all on one tape….but he didn’t….as he has the pre-fight and first 14 rounds on another post….and only has the 15th round of what turned out to be one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history on this post.  Regardless,…

Boxing – Welterweight Title – Roberto Duran VS Sugar Ray Leonard – Fight 2 – In Studio Review With Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have said before….I want my readers and viewers to know a little more about the greatness of Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran….than just the memories of the fight where Sugar Ray Leonard seemingly frustrated him so terribly….that he threw up his hands and said NO MAS NO MAS….cuz his legendary professional…

Boxing – WBC Welterweight Title – Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard – 2nd Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: The 2nd fight between Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard was one of the most anticipated fights in all of boxing history during the golden age of boxing….while this video not only has the entire fight….but also, it has all the highlights and events leading up to the fight….starting off with an ABC…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Special – End Of An Era

DOG ASIDE: Howard Cosell was an undeniable supporter of Muhammad Ali throughout his career….and it was never so well documented as in this video segment of ABC’s Tribute to Ali…as Cosell so eloquently presents his view of an end of an era. Each and every fan of Muhammad Ali can find all kinds of footage…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Muhammad Ali VS George Foreman

DOG COMMENTARY: When Big George Foreman stepped into the ring with Muhammad Ali in the “Rumble in the Jungle” on October 30, 1974…..he had a professional record of 40 – 0 with 38 by KO or TKO….and was considered to be unbeatable by anyone in the heavyweight ranks…..after having destroyed the likes of Ken Norton…