Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Heavywts – CAN Willie deWitt VS UGA Dodovic Owiny

DOG ASIDE: William Theodore “Willie” de Wit (born June 13, 1961 in Three Hills, Alberta) is a Canadian criminal defense lawyer and retired professional Canadian boxer….who fought for Canada and won the Heavyweight silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as he and teammate Shawn O’Sullivan were heavily touted going into the Games….as both had won…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Heavywts – USA Henry Tillman VS TON Tevita Taufouu

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

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flywts – USA Paul Gonzales VS GBR John Lyon

DOG COMMENTARY: There were several original video recordings in Bone Daddy library…..especially during the recorded ABC telecasts of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….that sound like they were recorded under water…..I mean, you can discern what is being said….but it is “gurgally” (another original Chiweenie L E word like “sportsphile” in found in my writings….for I…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Middlewts – USA Frank Tate VS ZAM Chris Kapopo

DOG ASIDE: Frank Tate (born August 27, 1964 in Detroit, MI) was an American boxer….who was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion….also winning the Light Middleweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics….even though he had standing eight-counts administered to him twice in the second round of the gold medal bout against Canadian fighter…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Welterwts – KOR Dong Kil Kim VS USA Jerry Page

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Louis Page (born January 15, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio) was an American boxer…..who won the light welterweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..who had a year earlier won a silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games.  His road to 1984 Olympic gold was as follows…..where he 1st defeated Helmut…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – USA Meldrick Taylor VS VEN Omar Catari Peraza

DOG ASIDE: Meldrick Taylor (born October 19, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former Olympic gold medalist and world boxing champion in two weight classes….as Taylor is one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia learned his craft in the gyms of his hometown….posting a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter.  In 1984,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Welterwt – USA Mark Breland VS MEX Genaro Leon

DOG ASIDE: Mark Anthony Breland (born May 11, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former world champion boxer….who won five New York Golden Gloves Titles and a gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He is also an actor with a wide range of movie and television credits….having made his debut in The…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Heavyweights – USA Henry Tillman vs ITA Angelo Musoni

DOG COMMENTARY: What I have always appreciated about Howard Cosell throughout his brilliant and legendary career….was his ability to call everything “honestly, as he saw it”….in every sporting event that he was the sports commentator on….as this video so aptly provides evidence of my opinion….for Howard never pulled a punch…..whether calling boxing or NFL football…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Middlewts – Virgil Hill VS Damir Skaro

DOG ASIDE: Virgil Eugene Hill (born January 18, 1964) is a retired American professional boxer….who is a four-time former world champion….having held the IBF, WBA and lineal light heavyweight titles….as well as the WBA cruiserweight title. In 2013, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame….in addition to winning the 1984 National Golden Gloves at…