Boxing – 1986 – Special – What It Is Like To Be A Mike Tyson Sparring Partner -With Barry Tompkins

There is so much HBO Boxing content in our ImaSportsphile library….in which Barry Thompkins is the lead fight commentator along side of Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant during the entire production of so many memorable fights….when some of the best of Barry Tompkins would show up when he would narrate a career profile of…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides The Story And Career Highlights Of Champ Tony Tubbs

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1997…. and 2002 to 2006….while having held the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986.  On April 29, 1985, Tubbs challenged Greg Page for the WBA Heavyweight Championship…..as Page and Tubbs had fought seven times as amateurs….with Page winning six of them….but for their only meeting…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Mike Tyson After Defeating Mitch Blood Green

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round heavyweight bout between Mitch Blood Greem verses Iron Mike Tyson was billed as essentially a “New York turf war” between the two rival heavyweight boxing powerhouses from The Big Apple….and although Blood made it through 10 rounds with Iron Mike….it was only because for most of the fight…..Blood ran in the opposite direction of “turf war”…..and contact with Iron Mike for…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Covers Interview Of Larry Holmes On His View Of Rocky Marciano

DOG COMMENTARY: We have stated on many occasions that we at ImaSportsphile are of the opinion that there are only three ways to take a champions belt….KO….TKO….or seriously disfiguring the champ’s face….and Michael Spinks did neither…..so, by our standards…..Larry Holmes should have at least tied the real Rocky’s record. We have a great number of…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Dr Ferdie Pacheco + Marv Albert Review Buster Drayton Vs Davey Moore Fight

DOG ASIDE: Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb).  Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986….then he defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year.  In 1988 he took on WBA light…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Marv Albert Provides Profile And History Of Jr Welterwt Frankie Warren Career

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Warren was a junior welterweight / super lightweight boxer from Corpus Christie, Texas….who was known as Panchito.  and had a really good, almost outstanding, professional boxing career from 1982 to 1989….in which time he amassed a 30 wins with 20 by KO and 2 defeats….while fighting some of the best in the world…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Larry Holmes The Easton Assassin + His Empire In Easton

DOG ASIDE: Larry Holmes is a retired American boxer who has a net worth of $18 million dollars. Larry Holmes was born in November of 1949 in Easton, Pennsylvania….which also worked to provide his boxing nickname, The Easton Assassin. Throughout his career, Holmes became known for his incredible rate of success, landing him as one…

Boxing – 1906 To 1985 – Barry Tompkins Narrates History Of Nine lt Heavywt Vs Heavywt Title Fights

DOG ASIDE: This video features HBO Boxing Commentator Barry Tompkins showcasing 9 prior heavyweight title fights between light heavyweight champions who took on heavyweight champions…..which affords the viewer a wonderful piece of boxing history….with highlights and interviews from such historic light heavyweight champs vs heavyweight champs including the 1906 bout between Burnet vs O’Brien…..the 1921…

Boxing – 1985 – HBO Special – The Selling Of A Champion – An Inside Look At 19 Year Old Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:  This HBO Boxing Special features their legendary boxing commentator team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….as they analyze and dissect the concept of Selling a Champion”….with an indepth look at how the powers that be in boxing at the time…..were already in process of creating and hyping the future heavyweight champion…