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

DOG ASIDE: John Patrick Lyon (born 9 March 1962) is a retired boxer from Great Britain….who was a member of the Greenall St. Helens Amateur Boxing Club….when he twice competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1988 Seoul Olympics…..along with winning the gold medal in the men’s flyweight division (– 48 kg) at the 1986…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Flywt – ITA Salvatore Todisco VS PUR Rafael Ramos

DOG ASIDE: Salvatore Todisco (August 30, 1961 in Naples – November 25, 1990) was a flyweight boxer from Italy….who won the silver medal in the light flyweight division (48 kg) at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. In the final he was defeated by Paul Gonzales of the United States in a walk-over.  Leading up…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lightwts – USA Meldrick Taylor VS KEN John Wanjau

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

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flyweights – Paul Gonzales VS Jose Marcelino Bolivar

DOG ASIDE: Paul Garza Gonzales (born April 18, 1964 in Pecos, Texas) was a Mexican American boxer….who won the light flyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Gonzales was the winner of the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at those Games….after having won a silver medal the previous year at the 1983 Pan…

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

DOG ASIDE: Steve McCrory (April 13, 1964 – August 1, 2000) was an American boxer….who won the Flyweight Gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. A year earlier he won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games.  During the Los Angeles Olympics….McCrory had five fights on his way to winning the gold medal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Bantamwt Boxing – MEX Hector Lopez VS NGR Joe Orewa

DOG ASIDE: Héctor López Colín (February 1, 1967 – October 24, 2011) was a Mexican boxer…..who was the NABF and WBO NABO Light Welterweight Champion.  He also won an Olympic Silver medal for Mexico in the Bantamweight division.  During his run to the Olympic Silver medal….he first defeated Johny Asadoma (Indonesia) with a KO 3….then defeated Joe…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Light Heavyweight Boxing – USA Evander Holyfield vs IRQ Ismail Salman

DOG ASIDE: Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer….who held the undisputed world championship in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions….earning him the nickname “The Real Deal”.  He is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, winning the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1990….the WBA and IBF titles in 1993….as…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Flyweight Boxing – USA Paul Gonzales & Howard Cosell Interview With Coach Pat Nappi

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with an interview by ABC’s Howard Cosell with USA Boxing Coach Pat Nappi…..regarding a controversy that came up with three of Nappi’s boxers…..Mark Breland, Steve McCrory and Frank Tate……all fighters with Kronk Gym and Emmanuel Stewart….who all revolted against Coach Nappi…..which turned out to be a result of Steward’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Super Heavywt Boxing & Profile Of Jesse Owens

DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an early in his career look at a future great heavyweight boxing champions….and definitely the best heavyweight champion to ever come out of Canada….cuz this fight is a super heavyweight Olympic gold medal bout between CAN Lennox Lewis vs PAK Mohammad Yousef…..as this fight is followed by an…