Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Lightweight Bout – Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker VS Teddy Hatfield

DOG COMMENTARY:  Pernell Whitaker is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001….while compiling a 40 wins 4 losses and 1 draw career….who was a four-weight world champion…. having won world titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight….after facing all the legends and super greats of during his time in the ring to include Greg Haugen, Jose Luis Ramirez, Azumah…

Boxing – 1987 – CBS Sports – Boxing Year In Review – Hosts Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG COMMENTARY:    CBS Sports lead televised boxing analyst team during the 1970’s and 1980’s were Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy….who were certainly rivaled by the other networks that carried significant fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as NBC’s team consisted of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco….when HBO’s team had a trifecta in…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Light Heavyweight Title – Bobby Czyz Vs Willie Edwards

DOG COMMENTARY:  This February 21, 1987 IBF Light Heavyweight Title Fight took place at Trump Plaza Hotel…between two dang good light heavyweight boxers during the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 – 1999….for within our 1000 vintage boxing videos that we are processing and posting herewith….the significant majority of the videos cover the boxers during this…

Boxing – 1985 – HBO PreFight Special – WBC World Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Michael Spinks

DOG COMMENTARY:  The fight was billed as “Vindication in Vegas”…..as Holmes was a 7½ to 5 betting favorite….when Spinks’ purse was $2 million and Holmes’ was $1.125 million….where the tickets were priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50….for a crowd of 8,328….while the fight was televised live on HBO with Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBC World Welterweight Title – Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Johnny Bumphus

DOG COMMENTARY:    Great Britain had not had a world boxing champion since 1950….when middleweight Randy Turpin performed a miracle by defeating undisputed world champion Sugar Ray Robinson….that was until September 26, 1987….when GBR’s Lloyd Honeyghan surprized Donald Curry by taking his title.  Lloyd Honeyghan is a British former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1995….while reigning…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round WBA Bantamweight Title Fight – Frankie Duarte Vs Bernardo Pinango

DOG ASIDE:    This WBA Bantamweight Title Fight between Frankie Duarte (USA) vs. Benardo Pinango (Venezuela) took place on Febuary 3, 1987 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA….as this title fight was between one really good and one great bantamweight boxer during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as Venezuelan legend Bernado Pinango….although having only…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Cruiserweight Bout – Evander Holyfield Vs Rick Myers

DOG COMMENTARY:    Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield entered the ring for his 6th professional fight at 5 – 0 at the age of 22 years old against Rick Myers with a record of 24 – 7 with 15 KO’s….as this fight would become a stepping-stone to Holyfield’s eventual legendary boxing career.  We at ImaSportsphile…

Boxing – 1986 – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson Vs James Tillis

DOG COMMENTARY: This 10-round heavyweight bout took place on May 3, 1986 at the Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY…..airing on ABC Wide World of Sports with broadcasters Jim Lampley and Alex Wallau…. featuring a 19 year old Mike Tyson boxer who entered the ring on this day with 19 KO’s in his 1st 19 fights….when…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Junior Welterweight Bout – David Taylor Vs Al Laddie

DOG ASIDE:  This 6-round Junior Welterweight bout took place at the Omni in Atlanta on August 29, 1985 between Al Laddie and David Taylor….early in both fighters careers….as David Talyor, who hailed from Atlanta, GA would end up having 64 professional bouts….while ending his career with a record of 25 – 36 – 3….whereas his…