DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy probably has more live Sugar Ray Leonard boxing matches in his extensive boxing library than any other boxer….including Muhammad Ali…..and what he liked most about Leonard was that he fought every great fighter in every division that he could possibly fight….including Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Milt McCrory and Marvelous…
DOG ASIDE: This video gives you two of Bone Daddy’s favorite sports figures from his world of collectibles and video….John Madden and Marvelous Marvin Hagler. In this episode providing a special look at famous sports personalities by the former NFL icon coach and video game namesake in John Madden’s Journey….as he explains once and for…
DOG ASIDE: One of Bone Daddy’s favorite boxers of all time was Heavyweight Champion Smoking Joe Frazier…..but the trouble was that he was fighting during the Muhammad Ali era….having fought Ali in 3 historic boxing battles for the ages. Although Muhammad Ali holds the highest rung on the ladder of popularity with Bone Daddy….Smoking Joe…
1981 WBC Super Welterweight Title Fight With Champ Maurice Hope VS Wilfred Benitez At Caesars Palace
This 1981 WBC Super Welterweight Title Fight featured Champion Maurice Hope in his 3rd title defense against former Jr. Welterweight and Welterweight Wilfred Benitez with a record of 40 – 1 – 1 with 25 KO’s seeking his 3rd world title.
WBA Jr Welterweight Champion Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor entered this fight with a 32 – 0 record with 30 KO’s. His opponent Sang Hyun Kim was the former WBC Super Lightweight Champ with a record of 42 – 3 – 3 with 25 KO’s coming into this fight.
DOG ASIDE: At the contract signing for the Middleweight Title Fight between Carmen Basilio and Sugar Ray Robinson….Sugar Ray demanded that his opponent Carmen Basilio surrender 5% of his purse…..then going on strike and delaying the contract signing for 9 days insisting on a $250,000 TV guarantee….whereby Basilio called Robinson an arrogant and greedy man.…
On June 26, 1959, Heavyweight Boxing Champ Floyd Patterson was a heavy 7 – 2 favorite to beat Swedish Heavyweight Ingemar Johansson in their title fight before 22,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, NYC….but the hard punching Swede pulled one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history with TKO of the Champ.
One of Bone Daddy’s favorite things to point out to me….on more occasions than lil ole Chiweenie can count…..is that there is humor in almost everything. As I was going through some of his video boxing library…..I ran across this clip that proves there is even humor in the realm of pugilism.
Boxing has provided a long history of great grudge fights…..but none were more brutal than the battles in the 1920’s provided by Heavyweights Jack Dempsey vs Gene Tunney. These wars were not without their controversy….as seen in this video.