Boxing – 1985 – HBOs Larry Merchant Showcases The Career Of WBC Featherwt Champ Julio Cesar Chavez

DOG ASIDE: As time has gone by….my opinion of Julio Cezar Chavez has changed dramatically…..as I used to be of the opinion that he dodged to many really great boxers in an around his weight division…. while waiting for those greats to get older before he entered the ring with them….ie: Alexis Arguello, Salvador Sanchez,…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers Boxer Barry McGuigan Uniting A Divided Ireland

DOG ASIDE: Finbar Patrick ‘Barry’ McGuigan MBE (born 28 February 1961) is an Irish retired professional boxer and current boxing promoter. Born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, McGuigan was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone and became the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion. He was very popular with Irish and British audiences, representing neutrality and peace in a time when Ireland, where he lived, was affected by The Troubles….which was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant PreFight Comments On Camacho Vs Boza Edwards

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Boza Edwards (born 27 May 1956) is the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion of the World….who fought in both the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions. Edwards was born in Uganda and emigrated to England….where he lived for a long period. He currently lives in the United States, where he trains other boxers. Boza-Edwards won the WBC world…

Boxing – 1985 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau Interview + Highlights Of Mark Breland Vs Darryl Anthony

DOG ASIDE: ABC Sports boxing broadcast team of Alex Wallau and Jim Lampley provide their thoughts about the just finished 6 round welterweight bout between Mark Breland vs Daryl Anthony….followed by highlights from the fight….and an interview with Breland the winner.  ImaSportsphile has a good number of Mark Breland fights….both amateur and professional…..and it is…

Boxing – 1975 – Highlights – The Thrilla In Manila – Smokin Joe Frazier Vs Muhammad Ali

DOG ASIDE: The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier….which was contested in 1975 for the heavyweight championship of the world at the Philippine Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines, on Wednesday, October 1. The venue was renamed from Araneta Coliseum specifically for the match….as Ali won by technical knockout (TKO) after Frazier’s trainer, Eddie Futch, conceded the fight prior to…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy + Sugar Ray Leonard On Super Lightwt Title Sacco Vs Hatcher

DOG ASIDE:  Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939) is a retired Canadian-born American sportscaster….who was a lead boxing announcer during the 1970’s and 1980’s for Mutual Radio, NBC, CBS, and fights shown on Closed-circuit television….with notable fights Ryan called including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier….Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena….Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson….Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard….Marvin Haglervs. Sugar Ray Leonard… and Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim.  His…

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 – 1985 – Keith Jackson Interviews Welterwt Mark Breland Before Hedgemon Robertson Fight

DOG ASIDE: Hedgemon Robertson was a pretty good welterweight who came into this fight with Mark Breeland with a record of 21 – 5 – 1 with 19 KO’s in his 21 wins….so, he provided very good competition for the future welterweight champions. Mark Anthony Breland (born May 11, 1963) is an American former world champion boxer….who…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant In Ring Interview Of Champ Mike Tyson After Unifying Title Vs Spinks

DOG ASIDE: In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….Michael Spinks was a legendary light heavyweight champion….who should have NEVER been a heavyweight champion…..cuz he did not KO, TKO or seriously restructure Larry Holmes in either of their two fights…as Jinx Spinkx was not a viable heavyweight….evidenced by his short exit (1st round KO) in this fight against…