Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Frank Gifford Highlights Cruiserwt Title Fight – Evander Holyfield Vs Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Muhammad Qawi vs. Evander Holyfield was billed as “Pandemonium“….and was contested on  July 12, 1986 for the WBA cruiserweight championship. After his defeat by Michael Spinks in March 1983 in a bout for the Undisputed Light Heavyweight Championship….Dwight Muhammad Qawi had been set for a rematch with Spinks in September 1984, however, after Qawi was injured three weeks before the fight and had to…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Light Heavyweight Bout – Rick Myers Vs Evander Holyfield – With Al Albert

Evander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in…

Boxing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Profiles Life And Career Of Evander Holyfield Prior To Qawi Title Fight

Evvander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey….and on March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Alex Wallau Profiles Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Mohammad Qawi Life And Career

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983…. and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.    He went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights, but then reeled off 14 straight…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Larry Phelps Vs Henry Tillman – With Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG ASIDE: Henry Durand Tillman (born August 1, 1960) is an American former boxer…..who twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateur….while winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win the heavyweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Witt….and turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight….but had a…

Boxing – 1986 – 15 Rnd WBA Crusierweight Title – Evander Holyfield Vs Dwight Muhammad Qawi – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY: Evander Holyfield is one of our seven legends of heavyweight boxing during The Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 – 1995…. as this video features the future legendary heavyweight champion when he was young and fighting as a cruiser weight boxer for the crown of Dwight Mohammad Qawi.  By the time light heavyweight and cruiser…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Cruiserweight Bout – Evander Holyfield Vs Rick Myers

DOG COMMENTARY:    Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield entered the ring for his 6th professional fight at 5 – 0 at the age of 22 years old against Rick Myers with a record of 24 – 7 with 15 KO’s….as this fight would become a stepping-stone to Holyfield’s eventual legendary boxing career.  We at ImaSportsphile…

Boxing – 1986 – 15 Rnd Crusierweight Championship – Champ Dwight Muhhamad Qawi VS Evander Holyfield

DOG COMMENTARY:    We have an incredible boxing section at Ima Sportsphile with quite a few absolutely fantastic bouts….so, it is really difficult for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to ever comment on which is the best….but I have to say this about this 1st fight between Dwight Muhhamad Qawi verses Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield surely…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Cruiserweight Championship – Champ Rickey Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: Our Ima Sportsphile boxing library….which includes some 625 world championship title fights….plus 200 additional professional and amatuer bouts from the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) goes a long way in proving that this era did indeed contain more boxing legends in dang near every weight division…..a plethera of super great boxers…..a…