Boxing – Special – Championship Titles – How There Became Multiple Champions in WBA, WBC & IBF

DOG COMMENTARY: Having in excess of 600 world championship title fights in my vintage video library to post here at Imasportsphile…I have come to realize that from 1964 to 1995 was truly the golden age of boxing….for there were more great boxers, super great boxers and legendary boxers than at any other time in boxing…

Boxing – Special – Heavyweight Champions – Cassius Clay – From Olympic Gold To Archie Moore

DOG COMMENTARY: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky….as he had a sister and four brothers….and was named for his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr…..who himself was named in honor of the 19th-century Republican politician and staunch abolitionist, Cassius Marcellus Clay….also from the state of Kentucky…. for he was a descendant…

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Randy Shields

DOG COMMENTARY: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns was 30 – 0 with 27 KO’s when he entered the ring on April 25, 1981….to defend his WBA world welterweight title for the 2nd time against Randy Shields….an accomplished club fighter who had a career of 41 wins 9 losses 1 draw….having fought for a world title on 2…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Jeff McCracken

DOG COMMENTARY: After Thomas “Hitman” Hearns lost to Sugar Ray Leonard in his attempt to unify the world welterweight title….he did two very distinct things…..1st, he moved up in weight to the light middleweight and middleweight divisions….mainly because at his height of 6’2″, it was easier for him to make weight by putting on pounds…

Boxing – WBC Light Middleweight Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Roberto Duran

DOG COMMENTARY: By the time that June 6, 1984 rolled around…..both Roberto “Manos de Piedras” Duran faced off against the WBC world light middleweight champion Thomas “Hitman” Hearns…..both had already established themselves as super great legendary boxers during the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995…..for there was no other era of boxing in…

Boxing – Special – Sugar Ray Leonard – From Retirement To Comeback

DOG PHILOSOPHY: There were four boxing legends who made major comebacks from retirement/s…..winning additional world titles in the ring after being away from the ring for a significant amount of time…..Muhammad Ali, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman….which conjures up my opinion that at the core of all athletes is their inability to…

Boxing – Special – ESPN Superbouts – Wilfred Benetiz VS Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY: ESPN produced a series of great boxing events that were known as SuperBouts…..and this one seen herewith was a replay and analysis of the November 30,1979 WBC welterweight title fight between then Champ Wilfred Benitez vs # 1 ranked Sugar Ray Leonard….which was hosted by Al Bernstein and Sam Rosen…..who give expert analysis of…

Boxing – Welterweight Bout – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Marcos Geraldo

DOG COMMENTARY: Marcos Geraldo is a retired Mexican boxer….who was Mexican champion at both middleweight and light heavyweight….who fought out of Baja California for much of his career.…whose first professional fight was in September 1970….a points defeat of Albaro Parra.  In 1977 he won the Mexico middleweight title by defeating Emetrio Villanueva by a knockout…..then after two…