Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Mike Tyson After Defeating Mitch Blood Green

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round heavyweight bout between Mitch Blood Greem verses Iron Mike Tyson was billed as essentially a “New York turf war” between the two rival heavyweight boxing powerhouses from The Big Apple….and although Blood made it through 10 rounds with Iron Mike….it was only because for most of the fight…..Blood ran in the opposite direction of “turf war”…..and contact with Iron Mike for…

Gymnastics – 1985 – America Cup Competition – Mens Horizontal Bar Finals – USA Tim Daggett

DOG ASIDE: Timothy P. (Tim) Daggett (born May 22, 1962) is a former American gymnast….who won an Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….along with Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar and Mitch Gaylord in the overall team competition…..where Daggett scored a perfect 10 on the horizontal bar….thus assisting his team in winning a gold medal for the first for the U.S. men’s…

Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championships Special – ABCs Jack Whitaker Interviews Winner Bob Tway

DOG ASIDE: Robert Raymond Tway IV (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories. He spent 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87   In 1986, he was named PGA Player of the Year….finishing the season with four victories including one major, the PGA Championship…..as the video…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships Mens Free Skate Finals – CAN Brian Orser

DOG ASIDE:  Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won silver medals at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….1987 World champion….and an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion.  At the 1988 Seoul Winter Olympics….the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Covers Interview Of Larry Holmes On His View Of Rocky Marciano

DOG COMMENTARY: We have stated on many occasions that we at ImaSportsphile are of the opinion that there are only three ways to take a champions belt….KO….TKO….or seriously disfiguring the champ’s face….and Michael Spinks did neither…..so, by our standards…..Larry Holmes should have at least tied the real Rocky’s record. We have a great number of…

Golf 1987 Special CBSs Pat Summerall Remembers 1986 Masters + Jack Nicklaus Masters Career

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Masters Tournament was the 50th Masters Tournament….which was held April 10–13 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia….where golf legend Jack Nicklaus won his record 18th professional major with a historic one-stroke victory….when he shot a final round 65 (−7)….with a back nine of 30 (−6)….for a total score of 279 (−9).  At age 46, he became the oldest winner…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels On The Horses In The Field

DOG ASIDE: This ABC production of the 1987 Kentucky Derby features Al Michaels and Dave Johnson at the mikes….and since we have tons of Al Michael footage here at ImaSportsphile…..we’ll take this opportunity to focus some light on Dave Johnson. As an American announcer and sportscaster….Dave Johnson is best known for his work in horse racing with ABC and NBC  Sports….and…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships – Ladies Solo Free Skate Final – GDR Katarina Witt

The 1988 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary in March…..as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles (as seen in this video herewith), pair skating, and ice dancing. Katarina Witt (born December 3, 1965) is a retired German figure skater….who won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany….first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics….and the second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World Champion (1984, 1985, 1987,…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Dr Ferdie Pacheco + Marv Albert Review Buster Drayton Vs Davey Moore Fight

DOG ASIDE: Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb).  Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986….then he defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year.  In 1988 he took on WBA light…