Boxing – Highlights – 1980 Lightweight Bout – Aaron Pryor VS Julio Valdez – Exciting 4th Round TKO

DOG ASIDE: On March 16, 1980, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor entered the ring against Julio Valdez of Puerto Rico with a 22 – 0 record….as he made short order of Valdez with a 4th round TKO victory….as the 4th round highlights seen in this video herewith showed why many boxing affectionardos at the time felt…

Boxing – 1984 Junior Lightweight Bout – Rocky Lockridge VS Dennis Cruz

DOG COMMENTARY: Rick “Rocky” Lockridge (born January 30, 1959) is an American former professional boxer….who is known for handing world champion super featherweight champion Roger Mayweather his first defeat….which was a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds….earning him the WBA and Lineal super featherweight titles.  Rocky later won the IBF super featherweight title from Barry Michael.…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker vs Teddy Hatfield

DOG COMMENTARY: Pernell Whitaker (born January 2, 1964) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001….and currently works as a boxing trainer. He is a four-weight world champion….having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight….as well as the undisputed lightweight title and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Jose Luis Rameriz VS Terrence Alli

DOG COMMENTARY: Jose Luis Ramirez is a retired Mexican boxer….who was a two time World Lightweight Champion….compiling a professional record of 102 wins and 9 losses with 82 knockouts….who was a native of Huatabampo, Sonora and a resident of Culiacán,  Ramírez made his professional debut on March 25, 1973 at the age of 15….who climbed slowly…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Orlando Canizales VS John Camaro & Joe Loving VS Victor Davis

DOG COMMENTARY: Orlando Canizales is an American boxer who won the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title and defended it for a record sixteen consecutive times….as Canizales turned professional in 1984 and was undefeated in twelve fights before meeting the 1984 Olympic gold medalist Paul Gonzalez in 1986. Gonzalez defeated him over twelve rounds….but Canizales rebounded from that…

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…