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…

Boxing – 1986 – Barry Tompkins Look At Hector Camacho Training Camp With Trainer Chuck Talihanini

DOG ASIDE: This HBO Boxing special with host Barry Tompkins  provides an inside look at the training camp of boxing legend Hector Macho Camacho prior to an upcoming title fight….which gives our viewers some insight into the training that a professional boxer goes through during preparation for a fight….and is really quite interesting.  As we have commented…

Boxing – 1985 – Don Chevrier PostFight Interview With Michael Spinks After Beating Jim Macdonald

DOG ASIDE: Don Chevrier was a sports commentator of the highest regard…..who deserves his place in sports history….after having been the voice of the MLB Toronto Blue Jays from 1977 to 1997….plus he was the voice of the Canada Cup Hockey for the better part of that same time…..while also being the voice of the Olympics…

Boxing 1986 CBS Sports Special John Maddens Journey How Marvin Hagler Became Marvelous

DOG ASIDE: Like the TV commercial says….”It doesn’t get any better than this”….any time you get the incomparable John Madden teamed up with the marvelous one, Marvin Hagler…..it simply does not get any better than this…..as Madden focuses his entire John Madden’s Journey special on how boxing legend Marvin Hagler got his nickname Marvelous…..for any and all boxing…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan Interview With Gene Hatcher After Super Lightwt Title Loss To Sacco

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Hatcher Jr. (born June 28, 1959), better known as Gene Hatcher….is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  Hatcher’s first defense was against Uby Sacco in December of 1985….in which he won a fifteen-round decision…..but in their rematch in July 1985….Sacco won with a ninth round TKO in Italy….as the fight was stopped…

Boxing – 1985 – Marv Albert + Dr Pacheco Highlight The Humor In Boxing As Everybody Has A Dream

DOG ASIDE: In this video, NBC/s boxing broadcast team of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco showcase the lighter side of boxing with humorous highlights from various training camps and bouts that produced “chuckles and belly laughs”.  Comedian Jackie Mason kicks off this segment with his “one-five punch”….which is followed by comedian Hennie Youngman dropping a really…

Boxing – 1985 – CBS Sports Almanac Highlights The Year 1985 In Boxing In Review – With Tim Ryan

DOG ASIDE: In this video, CBS boxing analyst Tim Ryan features highlights of the greatest fights in 1985….including the April 15 fight known as “The War” in which Marvelous Marvin Hagler knocks out Thomas Hitman Hearns in three rounds to retain the world’s Middleweight title…..along with the August 10th WBC world Lightweight title when Hector Macho Camacho defeats Jose…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Larry Phelps Vs Henry Tillman – With Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG ASIDE: Henry Durand Tillman (born August 1, 1960) is an American former boxer…..who twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateur….while winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win the heavyweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Witt….and turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight….but had a…