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…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Men’s Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails VS Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: The story of Nelson Vail’s ascent to stardom during the 1984 L A Games was an indication of just how brilliant and effective ABC Sports was at building potential Olympic heroes.  Nelson Beasley Vails (born October 13, 1960) is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States….who rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA…

Boxing – 1986 – 12 Round WBC Lightweight Title – Hector Macho Camacho VS Cornelius Boza Edwards

DOG ASIDE: On September 26, 1986 at the Abel Holtz Stadium in Miami Beach, FL….a true boxing legend from the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) entered the ring against one of the many really great boxers of the era…..as Hector “Macho” Camacho faced off against Cornelius Boza Edwards for the WBC Lightweight Title…

Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Edwin Moses & Mary Lou Retton

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….with both Americans and non-Americans being eligible….although throughout the history of the award, the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men…

Special – 1985 – NBC Sportsworld – Grand Sumo Tournament & World 4 Man Bobsled Competition

DOG ASIDE: In 1985, NBC Sportsword featured two major international sports events…..the Grand Sumo Tournament from Nagoya, Japan…..and the World 4-Man Bobsled Championship from Cervinia, Italy. The Grand Sumo Tournament featured the NBC broadcasting crew of Gary Gerould and actor Pat Morita…..as this competition featured the best sumo wrestlers in the world in 1985 including…

Boxing – 1987 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Hector Macho Camacho VS Howard Davis Jr.

DOG ASIDE: On more than one occasion I have written commentary about what I call the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….and expressed how fortunate Ima Sportsphile is to have 620 world championship title fights from this golden era to post on our webpage herewith….for it is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that…

Boxing – 1983 – 12 Round WBC Super Featherweight Title – Hector Camacho VS Rafeal Solis

DOG ASIDE: When this 1983 WBC Super Featherweight Championship Fight between Hector “Macho” Camacho vs Rafael Solis took place….it was two fighters from Puerto Rico who simply did not like each other….as Camacho entered the ring, after defeating Rafael “Bazooka” Limon for the WBC title in his prior fight, with a record of 22 –…

Soccer – 1990 FIFA World Cup – Semi Finals – Germany VS England – 2nd Half & Penalty Shootout

DOG ASIDE: This 1990 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between West Germany vs England was played on July 4, 1990 at the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin, Italy….which proved to be one heck of a contest between two storied European powerhouse countries….West Germany, who entered the game with two World Cup Championship victories…..while their opponents,…

DOG ASIDE: This video featuring the 2nd half and penalty shootout of 1990 FIFA World Cup Semi-Final Match between Argentina vs Italy….played on July 3, 1990 at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy….was a classic battle between two countries that had won a total of 5 World Cups leading into the match….3 by Italy…