Boxing – 1980 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title Fight – Ruben Castillo Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG ASIDE:    We have often talked about how much we enjoyed watching Salvador Sanchez in the ring….as we consider him to have been the most talented Mexican boxer ever.  Sánchez started his professional career at the age of 16….and as a teenager (after a brief amateur career consisting of reportedly 4 amateur bouts) he…

Boxing – 1980 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title Fight – Patrick Ford Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG ASIDE:    Patrick Ford was a Guyanese and British Commonwealth Featherweight champion boxer…. who challenged twice for the world featherweight title….and was credited with paving the way for Guyanese professional boxers that followed….as Ford won 16 consecutive professional bouts at the start of his career in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria between 1978 and…

Boxing – 1982 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherwt Championship – Mario Miranda Vs Juan Laporte

DOG ASIDE:                 In early 1982, WBC World Featherweight Champion Salvador Sanchez was tragically killed in a car crash just before he was to have a rematch with Puerto Rican boxer Juan LaPorte….who had taken the Mexican World Featherweight Champion the distance less than a year earlier…so, when it…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Championship – Roberto Castanon Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG COMMENTARY:    We at ImaSportsphile have grown to love Mexican boxers from Jose Luiz Ramirez to Rafael “Bozooka” Limon….to Lupe Pintor….to Pepino Cuevas….to Juan LaPorte….to Julio Cesar Chavez et al….but the one we have grown to appreciate most was Salvador Sanchez….who was killed in an automobile accident at the tremendously young age of 22…

Special – 1980 – HBOs Sports Magazine’s Year in Review – Featuring The Miracle on Ice

DOG COMMENTARY:    After posting 1800 vintage videos on this site over the past 2 years…. It is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….that some of my very favorite videos are the ones that show highlights of the entire year in sports….like this HBO produced special look at 1980.  Every year that passes by embody…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd Super Featherweight Title – Rolando Navarrette Vs Cornelius Boza Edwards

DOG COMMENTARY:    We at ImaSportsphile consider the years 1964 through 1995 to be the Golden Age of Boxing….cuz during this era….which we have dubbed the TV Era….produced more outstanding boxers than any other era in boxing history….there were literally multiple (like more than a handful) outstanding boxers in dang near every professional boxing weight division…

Boxing – 1986 – 12 Rnd WBC Super Featherweight Title Fight – Julio Cesar Chavez Vs Rocky Lockridge

DOG ASIDE:     On August 3, 1986, Chavez won a twelve-round majority decision over former WBA and future IBF Super Featherweight champion Rocky Lockridge in Monte Carlo, Monaco….who happened to be the 53rd fighter that the Mexican boxing legend had entered the ring against….and the 1st boxer of any substance that Chavez had fought up to that point….and this is why we…

Boxing – 1985 – WBC Super Featherweight Title – Julio Cesar Chavez VS Dwight Pratchett – Rnds 4 – 12

DOG COMMENTARY:    I have said this often….and I use this video to serve as evidence to my opinion that although Julio Cezar Chavez is considered on many boxing pundits lists of greatest of all time….I think he was a really great boxer who didn’t fight enough really great boxers during his time in the…