Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles- Boxing – Featherwt Gold Medal Fight – USA Meldrick Taylor VS NGR Peter Konyegwachie

DOG ASIDE: Peter Konyegwachie was a Nigerian boxer….who won Nigeria’s first ever silver medal in the men’s Featherweight (54–57 kg) category.  Konyegwachie turned pro in 1986 and won his first 15 fights prior to getting stopped by a journeyman in 1990. He retired after the bout at 15-1-0. Meldrick Taylor is a former Olympic gold medalist and world…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Medal Ceremony USA Gold & Boxing – USA Tyrell Biggs

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with the announcing of the decision in the Olympics boxing super heavyweight division finals between USA Tyrell Biggs vs Italy’s Francesco Damiani….with Biggs taking the gold medal on a 4 – 1 split decision….followed by ABC’s Howard Cosell interviewing Biggs…..and the fighter giving praise to God for his strength…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing- Heavywt Gold Fight – USA Tyrell Biggs VS ITA Francesco Damiani

DOG ASIDE: Francesco Damiani is an Italian former professional boxer….who as an amateur won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at both the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….after losing the gold medal fight to USA Tyrell Biggs.  He was the first WBO heavyweight champion….also holding the European heavyweight title. Damiani began his…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Welterwts – USA Jerry Page VS THA Dhawee Umponmaha

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Louis Page was an American boxer….who won the light welterweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….who also a year earlier won a silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games. His path to gold in the ’84 Games came as follows….a 1st round bye….followed by a defeat of Helmut Gertel…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Middlewts – USA Virgil Hill VS ALG Mohamed Zaoui

DOG ASIDE: Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water….this middleweight fight between USA Virgil Hill vs ALG Mohamed Zaoui is a good fight….as Hill really takes it to the Algerian fighter on his way to winning the gold medal in the middleweight division of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics boxing competition. Also,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Middlewts – USA Frank Tate VS CAN Shawn O’Sullivan

DOG ASIDE: This video is the gold medal fight between USA Frank Tate and CAN Shawn O’Sullivan….which was brought to the viewer by the one and only….Howaaaad Cosell. Frank Tate was an American boxer….who was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion…..becoming the Light Middleweight Gold medal winner at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….even…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Light Welterwts – USA Jerry Page VS YUG Mirko Puzovic

DOG ASIDE: This video begins with ABC’s Howard Cosell bringing the light welterweight boxing match between the USA’s Jerry Page vs Yugoslavia’s Mirko Puzovic. Puzovic was a veteran amateur….having had 300 fights with only 25 losses….as his opponent USA Jerry Page was almost 8 years younger. This was an exciting fight….and having it brought to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Flywts – USA Steve McCrory VS MAW Peter Ayesu

DOG ASIDE: Steve McCrory (April 13, 1964 – August 1, 2000, both in Detroit, Michigan) was an American boxer….who won the Flyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics….while a year earlier he had won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games….he was the 1982 and 1983 United States Amateur flyweight champion.  In winning…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Flywts – KOR Yong Mo Keo VS PHI Efren Taganas

DOG ASIDE: Every now and then I find a video in Bone Daddy’s library that I have no idea who the contestants are that a participating in the sporting event…..and such is the case in regard to Yong Mo Keo and Efren Taganas…..both boxers in the flyweight division of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….however, I…