Boxing – 1990 – Larry Merchant Explores ReMatch Possibility Of Tyson Vs Douglas After Tyson Was KOd

DOG ASIDE:  HBO’s Larry Merchant explores the possibility of a Buster Douglas verses Mike Tyson re-match after Douglas’ devastating knockout of Mike Tyson in the 10th round of their 12 round undisputed heavyweight championship fight on February 11, 1990 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.   The knockout was so unexpected….since Iron Mike seemed to be invincible…

Boxing – 1990 – HBOs Larry Merchant Interviews With Buster Douglas + Mike Tyson On Possible Long Count

DOG ASIDE: Going into this fight….Mike Tyson was the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world….holding the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles.  Despite the several controversies that marked Tyson’s profile at the time….such as his “fiery” relationship with Robin Givens….added to the contractual battles with longtime manager Bill Cayton….whom Tyson didn’t care for…..especially after the death of father-like Jim Jacobs….and then there…

Boxing – 1990 – Special – HBOs Larry Merchant Proves Referee 10 Count Is Not What Is Thought To Be

DOG ASIDE: After watching so many of HBO’s renowned boxing commentary specialist Larry Merchant perform so many different interviews of fighters…..along with fight wrap-up commentaries….which I have seen in posting our incredible boxing library here at ImaSportsphile….I still can’t figure out if I like the guy for his insight into the artistry of pugilism….or think…

Boxing – 1990 – HBO Jim Lampley + Larry Merchant Review Buster Douglas 10th Rnd KO Of Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas was billed as Tyson Is Back!….was a professional boxing match that occurred at the Tokyo Dome on February 11, 1990….which was a historically significant event….as the then-undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson lost by knockout to the 42–1 underdog James Buster Douglas….as even today, the fight is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history. In the tenth round Tyson…

Boxing – 1990 – HBO In Studio Review – Heavywt Title – Tyson VS Douglas – Tyson Douglas & Merchant

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of boxing from 1964 – 1995, HBO was one of the major players in promoting and programming live productions of major boxing events…..for this was the period in which MONEY really came into the sport of boxing….and this MONEY drove many of the really great athletes into the pugilistic…

Boxing – 1990 -15 Round Heavyweight Title – Iron Mike Tyson VS Buster Douglas – HBO In Studio Replay

DOG ASIDE: There are times in a Sportsphile’s life where they are completely “caught off guard” by the outcome of a sporting event…..and for this lil ole chiwenie Sportsphile….a event ending kockout of the reigning undefeated undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World far outdistances itself from a walk-off home run in baseball or a last second…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavyweight Championship – Tony Tucker VS Buster Douglas

DOG COMMENTARY: Tony Craig Tucker Is an American former professional boxer from 1980 to 1998…. who won the IBF heavyweight title on May 30, 1987….in this title fight seen below with Buster Douglas….but holds the unenviable distinction of being the shortest-reigning world heavyweight champion in history at only 64 days….when he went the distance against Iron Mike…

Boxing – Heavweight Title – Mike Tyson VS Buster Douglas – Fight & In Studio Review

DOG COMMENTARY: During the golden age of boxing….HBO was famous for carrying many of the major match-ups for championship fights….especially in the heavyweight division….and what became SOP (standard operating procedure) for HBO when any of the fights that they carried on their network had any type of controversy….was to replay the entire fight the following…

Boxing – IBF Heavyweight Title – Tony Tucker VS Buster Douglas

DOG COMMENTARY: This boxing match is for the IBF Heavyweight Championship….which had been stripped from Michael Spinks for refusing to fight the # 1 contender Tony Tucker….who had a professional record of 33 – 0 with 28 KO’s….while his opponent # 2 rated IBF contender Buster Douglas….whose record was 23 – 2 with 15 KO’s.…