Boxing – 12 Rnd WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ossie Ocasio With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer….who grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania….which gave birth to his boxing nickname, the “Easton Assassin”.  Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, was the WBC Heavyweight Champion from 1978 to 1983….the Ring Magazine Champion from 1980 to 1985….and the IBF Champion from…

Boxing Highlights – 10 Rnd Middlewt Bout – Michael Nunn vs Charles Campbell

DOG ASIDE: Michael John Nunn is an American former professional boxer. He held the IBF and lineal middleweight titles, as well as the WBA and lineal super middleweight titles.  Nunn turned professional in 1984. After winning his first thirty fights….he fought IBF middleweight title-holder Frank Tate….who was 23-0. The fight took place on July 28,…

USBA Cruiserwt Boxing Championship – Henry Tillman VS Smokin Bert Cooper With Tim Brandt & Gil Clancy

DOG ASIDE: Henry Durand Tillman is an American former boxer.  As an amateur boxer…..Tillman twice defeated Mike Tyson….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 Witt.  Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight and had a disappointing…

Boxing 12 Rnd USBA Heavyweight Championship With Scott LeDoux VS Greg Page With Don Dunphy & Davie Pearl

DOG ASIDE: Greg Page (October 25, 1958 – April 27, 2009) was a boxer from Louisville, Kentucky. He was the WBA Heavyweight Champion from December 1984 to April 1985, losing the title in his first defense. His professional record was 58-17-1 with 48 knockouts….while defeating Gerrie Coetzee, Jimmy Young, James “Quick” Tillis, Renaldo Snipes,Alfredo Evangelista, Scott…

Boxing 10 rnd Heavyweight Bout With Earnie Shavers VS Jeff Sims

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of heavyweight boxers from the mid-1960’s to the mid-1980’s….there was a heavyweight who never held the title….but is considered the hardest puncher of all time….was best known as Earnie Shavers….an American former professional boxer and two-time world heavyweight title challenger. He is considered by most boxing experts to be the…

Boxing 12 rnd NABF Heavywt Championship With Tim Witherspoon VS James Broad With Don Chevrier

DOG ASIDE: After the golden years of Heavyweight Boxing passed…..somewhere around the mid-to-late 1980’s….there were more than just a few pretenders to the crown of Heavyweight Champion….with some of those actually winning a WBC, WBA or IBC title…..and two of those heavyweights were James Broad and Tim Witherspoon….as both got multiple title shots….with Witherspoon winning…

Boxing – 10rnd Heavyweight Fight With Trevor Berbick VS Greg Page With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: The headlines of boxing had been pretty much dominated by the Heavyweight Division by the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Mike Tyson for several decades when Greg Page and Trevor Berbick came along….albeit Page did win the IBC Heavyweight Title. Although neither were on the…

1981 Boxing WBC Super Featherweight Championship With Cornelius Boza Edwards VS Rolando Navarate

DOG ASIDE: From this sportsphile’s perspective….in the universe of the hoopla in boxing,,,,which has been there since 1964….when The Greatest, Muhammad Ali….brought television to the sport of boxing…and the hoopla has only grown since that day…..anyway, in the hoopla of those who are extremely marketable television boxers….the great British boxers have been overlooked…..after all, this…

1979 Sports Illustrated Athlete Of The Year 1st 25 Years- Muhammad Ali

DOG ASIDE: This video takes a look at Sports Illustrated Magazine’s Athlete of the Year winners for the 1st 25 years of their publication….since August 16, 1954….as hosted by James Caan….covering winners such as MLB Hank Aaron, Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Jockey Stevie Cauthern, Tennis Bjorn Borg, NCAA Football Coach Bud Wilkerson, NHL’s Montreal Canadiens et…