Boxing – Heavyweight Title – WBC Champ Mike Tyson VS IBF Champ Tyrell Biggs

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Tyrell Biggs was billed as “The Clash for the Crown” for the professional boxing match contested on October 16, 1987 for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship….which consists of the WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight Titles.  According to Mike Tyson’s Book “Undisputed Truth”….Tyrell Biggs dissed Tyson in 1984….when Tyson came to wish the…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – WBC & IBF Champ Mike Tyson VS WBA Champ Tony Tucker

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Tony Tucker was billed as “The Ultimate” professional boxing match contested on August 1, 1987 for the WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight championships….as part of HBO’s heavyweight title unification series tournament….in an effort to find the next Undisputed Champion. Mike Tyson was able to defeat Trevor Berbick and James “Bonecrusher” Smith…

Boxing – WBA Heavyweight Title – Champ Tony Tubbs VS Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Tony Tubbs was a professional boxing match contested on March 21, 1988 for the WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight Championships….as Tyson was only two months removed from an impressive victory over ex-Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. Shortly after his victory, Tyson’s promoter Don King was able to work out a blockbuster deal…

Boxing – WBA Heavywt Championship – Champ Mike Tyson VS Carl Williams

DOG ASIDE: After Iron Mike Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began….and on June 15, 1989….the fight was made official. Four years earlier, Williams had challenged then-IBF Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes for the title….only to narrowly lose by unanimous decision. Prior to his fight with Tyson,…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Cruiserwt Champ Alfonso Ratliff

DOG ASIDE: Alfonso Ratliff is an American former boxer….who as an amateur won the Chicago Golden Gloves title in 1980….and won a decision against Mitch Green in intercity competition. Ratliff turned professional in 1980 and won the WBC cruiserweight title with a decision win over Carlos De León in 1985. He lost the belt in his first defense…

Boxing – Heavywwight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Michael Johnson & Knockout Highlights

DOG ASIDE: This video depicts Iron Mike Tyson in the early years of his professional career….as this is his 8th professional fight against a journeyman boxer Michael Johnson….who after taking a Tyson left hook to the rib-cage….just dropped his hands and that’s when Tyson delivered a “hammer punch” that knocked his opponent some time and…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ossie Ocasio

DOG ASIDE: Osvaldo “Ossie” Ocasio is a Puerto Rican former boxer….who held the world cruiserweight championship….and was a heavyweight contender who fought for the world title against the likes of Larry Holmes and Evander Holyfield….who was nicknamed “Jaws”….as a result of him accidentally biting another boxer during a sparring session….long before Tyson nearly bit Holyfield’s ear…

Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS LeRoy Jones

DOG COMMENTARY: Leroy Jones was a heavyweight boxer who won the NABF heavyweight championship and challenged Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight title in 1980. Jones’ professional career began with a third round knockout of John Scroggins on July 30, 1973. He put together 24 wins with 12 knockouts….including a 12 round points win over future…

Boxing – IBF Heavywt Championship – Michael Spinks VS Larry Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: On November 9, 1984, after a year out of the ring….Larry Holmes made his first defense of the IBF title….stopping James “Bonecrusher” Smith on a cut in the twelfth round….followed by stopping David Bey in ten rounds for his 19th title defense in early 1985….with his next fight going against Carl “The Truth”…