Olympics – 1988 Seoul – Highlights of Boxing Controversy & Interview With US Ambassador James Lilley

DOG ASIDE: Boxing at the 1988 Seoul was shrouded with controversy after controversy….starting with USA Andrew Hembrick being given the wrong time for his bout with a home grown Korean fighter….as he loses by a no-show…..USA Roy Jones being chosen the outstanding boxer at the Olympics by the International Amateur Boxing Federation….even after losing to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – USA Pernell “Sweatpea” Whitaker VS Reinir Gies WGermany – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: In this video you get to watch a really good Olympic boxer at the 1984 L A Games……Pernell “Sweatpea” Whitaker…..as he fought West German Reinir Gies…..who didn’t have many boxing skills…..but was a pretty tough street fighter….not always clean if you know what I mean.  Anyway, just hearing Howard making the call for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Super Heavywt Boxing – Lennox Lewis VS Mohammad Yousuf

DOG ASIDE: Lennox Claudius Lewis (born 2 September 1965) is a retired boxer….and the last undisputed world heavyweight champion.  He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship….and as an amateur boxer he won a gold medal representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe in the final.  Lewis became undisputed champion…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Lightwt Boxing – KOR Yong Mo Heo VS PHI Efren Tabanas

DOG ASIDE: This boxing match at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the lightweight division between KOR Yong Mo Heo vs PHI Efren Tabanas is brought to you on the ABC Network….by none other than the famous sportscaster and boxing aficionado Howard Cosell….for there may have never been a more distinct voice and delivery than…

Boxing – 12 Rnd WBA Welterwt Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Randy Shields

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns was 30 – 0 when he defended his WBA Welterweight Title against Randy Shields in April of 1981…..as he was well on his way to a long and successful boxing career….one which garnered him five different titles in five different weight classes.  His opponent Randy Shields was a world class…

Boxing – 10 Rnd Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Ernie Singletary

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Hearns is the only boxer in boxing history to win world championship belts in five (5) different weight classes….as his tall slender body as a young welterweight boxer allowed him to gain fifty (50) pounds during his long successful career….which gave him the opportunity to record this achievement.  This December 1981 fight…

Boxing – 10 Rnd Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Jeff McCracken

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Tommy” Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer….nicknamed the “Motor City Cobra” and more famously “The Hitman”….for he was known as a devastating puncher with a serious knockout punch.  Hearns was tall and slender….a build which allowed him to move up over fifty pounds in his career….becoming the…

Special – 1979 Pan American Games – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: This clip from the 1979 Pan American Games leads off with a wrap-up of the boxing competition….featuring USA’s Lem Steeples and Jackie Beard…..which is followed by a Jack Whitaker piece of the USA men’s basketball team with Coach Bobby Knight and his assistant coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K today)…..and his opinion on the…

Special 1979 Pan American Games Part 1

DOG ASIDE: This video of the 1979 Pan American Games….leading off with Grecco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling….followed by the equestrian event with Michael Matz the winner…..and this is followed by boxing which featured the USA teams and the Cuban teams….with an incredible heavyweight fight with Cuban sensation Teofilio Stevenson footage as he takes on Narcisso Maldonado…