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…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – Basketball & Gymnastics & Water Polo & Boxing & Track & Swimming

DOG ASIDE: On this day of August 4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..ABC’s Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona man the host desk as they cover a variety of men’s competitions taking place throughout the Olympic venues…..as they lead off with the final minutes of the Yugoslavia vs Italy final Group A game….which…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight Interview – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Mitch Green

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995….HBO with their boxing broadcast crew featuring Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….brought literally hundreds of world championship title fights to a boxing fan base that literally loved everyone of their telecasts….for many different reasons….like no commercials, indepth insight into the combatants…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Women’s Field Hockey & Swimming & Heptalon – Mens Cycling & Wrestling

DOG ASIDE: This women’s field hockey match between the USA vs Netherlands feature two teams that would eventually win medals…..as the Dutch women would go on to win gold….while the American women would take home the bronze medal….which was quite an accomplishment for the USA side…..who had never medaled in Olympic women’s field hockey before. The…

Special – 1987 – CBS Highlights – Sports Year In Review & NBA Playoffs

DOG ASIDE: There are many things about our expansive 2300 hour video library that is being posted here at Ima Sportsphile that makes this webpage very unique….and one of those unique aspects are the absolute volumes of highlights from sporting events that this library has within the thousands of pages posted herewith….as evidenced by the…

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…