Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Alexis Arguello vs Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

DOG ASIDE: Alexis Argüello was known by the ring name El Flaco Explosivo (The Explosive Thin-Man )….was a Nicaraguan professional boxer and politician. As a boxer he was a three-weight world champion….having held the WBA featherweight title….the WBC super featherweight title & WBA junior lightweight title….and WBC lightweight title. He has regularly been cited as one of the greatest…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Bobby Chacon

DOG ASIDE: On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old Mancini met 27-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim. Kim had struggled to make the 135lb weight limit….and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout was at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas….and was televised live at 1pm PST on CBS Sports.  It was…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Ernesto Espana

DOG ASIDE: On April 30, 1980….Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini defeated Bobby Sparks with a knockout at 1:28 in the first round for the regional Ohio State Lightweight title. Over a year later on May 16, 1981, Mancini won his first major title by defeating Jorge Morales for the NABF Lightweight championship….when the referee determined that…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Howard Cosell Pre Spinks 2nd Fight Interviews

DOG ASIDE: This video clip provides fight fans with ABC boxing analyst Howard Cosell’s interviews with Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks prior to their 2nd fight at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA…..a fight that Bone Daddy saw live. For all those of us who are Muhammad Ali loyalists….this is rare and valid footage of…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Muhammad Ali vs Leon Spinks – Fight 1 Round 15

DOG COMMENTARY: I have no idea why Bone Daddy did not have this fight all on one tape….but he didn’t….as he has the pre-fight and first 14 rounds on another post….and only has the 15th round of what turned out to be one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history on this post.  Regardless,…

Boxing – Welterweight Bout – Carlos Palomino vs Roberto Duran – Highlights

DOG ASIDE: It doesn’t really matter if it is a title fight or not….when two really outstanding boxers get in the right together to do battle….cuz if both men are masters of the art of pugilism…..then you are going to have an outstanding fight.  Such was the case at Madison Square Garden in NYC on…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Special – End Of An Era

DOG ASIDE: Howard Cosell was an undeniable supporter of Muhammad Ali throughout his career….and it was never so well documented as in this video segment of ABC’s Tribute to Ali…as Cosell so eloquently presents his view of an end of an era. Each and every fan of Muhammad Ali can find all kinds of footage…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Pre Fight On Larry Holmes With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard Cosell interview Muhammad Ali before his attempt to regain the world heavyweight championship for the fourth time against Larry Holmes…..as Ali proclaims that “Holmes behind will be mine in nine”.  Then Cosell shifts to an interview reigning heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes….who literally had worshiped Ali while calling him his…

Boxing – Heavyweights – Remembering Ali Special – Ali vs Norton – Ali vs Frazier – Ali vs Foreman

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is a continuation of HBO’s special on the career of Muhammad Ali…..as Barry Tompkins and Angelo Dundee remember the Ali vs Norton….Ali vs Frazier….and Ali vs Foreman….for not only do these short segments of Ali’s career give the viewer great insight into the entertainer that was Muhammad Ali…cuz he was…