Boxing – Light Heavyweight Bout – Dwight Muhammad Qawi VS Ossie Ocasio

DOG COMMENTARY: I do not really understand where the first 9 rounds of the 10 round light heavyweight bout between Dwight Muhammad Qawi and Ossie Ocasio…..but that is all I have on this fight…..however, what is interesting about this fight is the majority decision that went for Ocasio….who apparently was on his bicycle the entire…

Boxing – WBC Light Heavyweight Title – Dwight Muhhamad Quawi VS Jerry Martin

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Muhammad Qawi born Dwight Braxton is an American former professional boxer….who won world titles at light heavyweight and cruiserweight….was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004…..and lands on my list of great boxers in the golden age of boxing. Qawi, then known as Dwight Braxton, was born in Baltimore, Maryland….growing up in…

Boxing – WBC Light Heavyweight Title – Marvin Pops Johnson VS Mathew Franklin

DOG COMMENTARY: The light heavyweight division of boxing during the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995 had two legendary light heavyweight champions in Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns….along with two definitely super great almost legendary fighters in Evander Holyfield and Michael Spinks…..and several great to super great boxers….of which Marvin Pops Johnson…

Boxing – IBF Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Bobby Czyz VS Jim MacDonald

DOG ASIDE: Robert Edward Czyz is a retired American boxer and commentator….who was both a former world light heavyweight and world cruiserweight champion…nicknamed the “Matinee Idol”….as Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team whose other members died in the 1980 plane crash. Because of an auto accident one week before the fatal trip….Czyz was…

Boxing – IBF Cruiserweight Title – Champ Ricky Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: 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….followed by a knockout of Fred Brown in the first…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Champ Livingstone Bramble vs Ray Boom Boom Mancini

DOG ASIDE: Livingstone Bramble was a professional boxer raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands….who became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis.  Bramble began boxing professionally on October 16, 1980 by knocking out Jesus Serrano in round one….whom he would outpoint Serrano in a rematch. In his fourth fight, Bramble faced the more experienced, fringe…

Boxing – Jr Welterweight Bout – Hector Camacho VS Howard Davis

DOG ASIDE: Howard Edward Davis, Jr. was an American amateur and professional boxer….who grew up on Long Island as the eldest of 10 children….learning boxing from his father. After being inspired by a movie about Muhammad Ali….Davis embarked on his amateur career. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal one week after his mother died…..being awarded…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Jim Watt VS Alexis Arguello

DOG ASIDE: Jim Watt is a Scottish former boxer and commentator….who became world champion in the lightweight division when Roberto Durán left the title vacant in 1979….as the WBC had him fight Alfredo Pitalua for the vacant title…..knocking out Pitalua in twelve rounds.  Watt beat such notables as future world champion Sean O’Grady, former world champion, Perico Fernandez,…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Hector Macho Camacho VS Johnny Sato

DOG ASIDE: Héctor Luís Camacho Matías was known as Macho Camacho….who was a Puerto Rican professional boxer and singer. Known for his quickness in the ring and flamboyant style….he held major championships in the WBC super featherweight (1983)….the WBC lightweight (1985)….and WBO junior welterweight (1989 and 1991) divisions. After earning minor titles in four additional weight classes….Camacho became the first boxer to…