Boxing – 1979 – Amateur Boxing – USA Vs East Germany – With Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY:  How could any fan of the art of pugilism not want to hear Howard   Cosell describing all the action as Team USA did battle with Team DDR (East Germany) within the confines of the four posts….just one year before they were to most likely going to see each other again in the ring at the…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – USA Vs USSR – Host Vern Lundquist – Live In Moscow

DOG ASIDE: This 1970 edition of ABC’s Wide World of Sports with host Vern Lundquist….a future broadcasting legend….especially with SEC college football broadcasts….as the USA Boxing Team takes on the USSR in Moscow….as both the USA and USSR teams prepare for the upcoming 1980 Moscow Olympics.  The Americans brought their “young team” to this international amateur boxing competition….leaving…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 11 – Boxing – Flywts + Lt Flywts + Lightwts & Diving Mens 3m

DOG COMMENTARY:  As ABC Sports enters Day 11 of their 1984 Los Angeles Olympics telecast….they focus most of their early window of coverage for the day on boxing at the Los Angeles Sports Arena…. with boxing broadcast legend Howard Cosell at the mike for three featured bouts throughout the day….as 1st up is a 3rd…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – Pan American Games – USAs Jackie Beard + Richard Sandoval + Benard Taylor

DOG COMMENTARY:  Back in the day during the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 – 1995…..as boxing became a major programming component to dang near all television networks….especially in and around the mid-1970’s to the late 1980’s…..as they carried many live boxing events….all of which were not necessarily live professional bouts….for the networks were also shining lots…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes Vs Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: This ABC Wide World of Sports Special was televised the following week after the June 11, 1982 heavyweight title fight between # 1 ranked Gentleman Gerry Cooney, the challenger verses The Easton Assassin Larry Holmes, the champ…..as ABC devotes their entire Wide World of Sports program to an indepth review of the fight…..which included highlights of the…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio PostFight Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG ASIDE:  After Gentleman Gerry Cooney destroyed Ken Norton before coming into this fight with The Easton Assassin Champ Larry Holmes….the Great White Hope hype had never been higher since the day Rocky Marciano left the ring…..which sheds light on why ABC Sports went to the effort of putting this 40 minute program together….including highlights from the fight…..Howard Cosell’s analysis of…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jump + Boxing + Diving + Wrestling + Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 11 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics took place on Tuesday, August 7th….as ABC’s coverage in this daytime 3 hour block of coverage featured the Equestrian Team Show Jumping preliminary round….with Team USA featuring Joe Fargis on Touch of Class….Conrad Homefeld on Abdulla ….Melanie Smith on Calypso…..and Leslie Howard on Albany…..as this eventual gold medal winning team…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson Vs Mitch Green

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 HBO PreFight Special was aired on May 20, 1986 live from Madison Square Garden in NYC….which was in advance of the 10 round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson verses Mitch Blood Green….who were both basically New York City fighters.  Mike Tyson entered the ring having KO’d 19 of 20 fighters he had faced in…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 rematch of the IBF Heavyweight Championship Title Fight between Michael Spinx Jinx Spinks verses Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes should never have taken place…..cuz Spinks did not deserve to win the title from Homes in their first fight in September of 1985….cuz there were many more “powers that be” in boxing who did not want to…