Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – USBA Welterweight Title Fight – Angel Espada Vs Thomas Hearns – By Howard Cosell

Ángel Espada (born February 2, 1948) is a former boxer from Puerto Rico….who was the WBA world Welterweight champion in 1975-76…..as he became world champion in a situation that could be described by some as bizarre….when the undisputed world Welterweight champion of the era, José Nápoles, was to fight Carlos Monzón for the world’s Middleweight title….as the WBC kept recognizing Nápoles as their world Welterweight champion….but the…

Boxing – 1982 – Special – Career Highlights Of Roberto Duran Vs Kirkland Laing – With Sal Marchiano

Roberto Durán (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer….who competed from 1968 to 2001….while becoming a four-weight world champion….after having held titles at lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight….which also included reigns as the undisputed and lineal lightweight champion….along with the lineal welterweight champion….as he is also the second boxer in history to have competed over a span of five decades….with the first being Jack Johnson.  Durán…

Boxing – 1985 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Highlight Edwin Rosario And Frankie Randell Careers

Frankie Billy Randall (born September 25, 1961) is an American former professional boxer from 1983 to 2005….who was a three-time light welterweight world champion….having held the WBA, WBC and lineal titles between 1994 and 1997. Randall is best known for being the first boxer to defeat Julio César Chávez….whose record at the time of their 1994 fight stood at 89 wins and a draw.   He…

Boxing – 1982 – ABCs Keith Jackson Profiles Career Of Marvin Hagler Prior To Caveman Lee Title Fight

ABC sportscasting legend Keith Jackson hosts this prefight show prior to the 1982 world middleweight title fight between Champ Marvin Hagler verses William Caveman Lee….who became the challenger in this fight when the original challenger, Mickey Goodwin, was scheduled to fight Hagler in San Remo, Italy….but Goodwin hurt his left hand in training….so, since Caveman boxed out…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd World Middleweight Title Fight – Caveman Lee Vs Marvin Hagler

Once Marvin Hagler took the middleweight crown….he proved to be a busy world champion…..defeating future world champion Fulgencio Obelmejias of Venezuela by a knockout in eight rounds….then came former world champ Vito Antuofermo in a rematch by TKO in four rounds….as both matches were fought at the Boston Garden near Hagler’s hometown….which endeared him to Boston fight fans. Syrian born Mustafa Hamsho….who…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant Provide Judges Review Of 1st Spinks Vs Holmes

This video simply “puts a burr in our ass” here at ImaSportsphile…..because it highlights one of the great “shams” of boxing history…..as the unanimous decision in favor of Spinks….could just as easily and more correctly gone the other way…..had Holmes not been fighting to tie the immortal Rocky Marciano.  Yeah, Spinks probably out-boxed the champ by…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – Entrance To The Ring + Introduction Of Jr Welterwt Bout – McGirt Vs Warren

James Walter “Buddy” McGirt (born January 17, 1964) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1997, and has since worked as a boxing trainer. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the IBF junior welterweight title in 1988….and the WBC and lineal welterweight titles from 1991 to 1993.  As a trainer he has worked with multiple world champions….including Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Hasim Rahman, Paulie Malignaggi, and Sergey Kovalev. …

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marines Have Landed On D Day In Las Vegas – Only As Don King Can Do It

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II…..which was code named Operation Neptune….but normally known as D-Day….a day in which the largest seaborne invasion in history of the world took place. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later Europe) from Nazi control….and laid the foundations of the Allied victory…

Boxing – 1986 – Al Michaels Interviews Mark Breland + Trainer Lou Duva After 1st Rnd KO Of Avendano

This video interview is conducted by the still relevant some 33 years later in 2019 legendary sportscaster Al Michaels….doing a postfight interview with then welterweight boxer Mark Breland….who in his 12th professional fight….KO’d Rickey Avenado in the 1st round.  First of all, Al Michaels was a very adept interviewer of world class athletes back in…