Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Gerhardus Christian Coetzee is a South African former boxer.…also known as the Boksburg Bomber….was the first boxer from the African continent ever to fight for and win a world heavyweight title….holding the WBA version of the championship between September 1983 and December 1984. His other nickname was The Bionic Hand, because he always had…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Gentleman Gerry Cooney vs Eddie Gregg

DOG ASIDE: Gerry Cooney is a retired American professional heavyweight boxer….who despite relative inexperience propelled his career into a lucrative bout with world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes in 1982….thanks to his size and hitting power….and the fact that he was for all intent purposes….the next great white hope in the heavyweight division. Cooney performed credibly before his…

Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Tyrell Biggs VS Sterling Benjamin

DOG ASIDE: Tyrell Biggs is an American former boxer who fought in the heavyweight division….while winning the gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the super heavyweight division….after winning bronze the previous year at the 1983 Pan American Games…..followed by a professional career that spanned a period of fourteen years, from 1984 to 1998.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – 74kg Freestyle – USA David Schultz VS YUG Saban Sejdiu

DOG ASIDE: I have to apologize once again…..cuz this is another video that sounds like Bone Daddy recorded it under water….but this freestyle wrestling match at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..was between the guy that would win the gold medal…..against the guy that would eventually win the bronze…..as neither wrestler had had a point score…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles- Boxing – Featherwt Gold Medal Fight – USA Meldrick Taylor VS NGR Peter Konyegwachie

DOG ASIDE: Peter Konyegwachie was a Nigerian boxer….who won Nigeria’s first ever silver medal in the men’s Featherweight (54–57 kg) category.  Konyegwachie turned pro in 1986 and won his first 15 fights prior to getting stopped by a journeyman in 1990. He retired after the bout at 15-1-0. Meldrick Taylor is a former Olympic gold medalist and world…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Qualifying – ARG VS KOR – Game 4

DOG ASIDE: This men’s volleyball match between South Korea and Argentina was played on August 10th at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as this match was being played for the 5th and 6th place in the competition.  South Korea won the 1st game by a score of 15 – 13…..with Argentina winning game two by 15…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Womens Discus Finals – HOL Ria Stalman & USA Leslie Denise

DOG ASIDE: Geertruida Maria (Ria) Stalman is a Dutch former athlete…..who during her athletic career she specialized in the shot put and discus….who won gold in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics women’s discus competition…..having been the Dutch champion in both disciplines 17 times. She has held the Dutch discus throw record since 1984.  The NTR program “Other Times Sport”…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Men’s Finals – USA VS Brazil – Game 3

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s volleyball tournament was the 6th edition of the event….organized by the world’s governing body the Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB)  in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)….as it was held in Long Beach,California…with the finals between the USA vs Brazil on Saturday, August 11, 1984.  Siince…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Mens Finals – USA VS YUG – 1st & 2nd Periods

DOG ASIDE: The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from August 1 to August 10, 1984, at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California. The tournament featured 12 men’s teams, playing two rounds of round-robin play: preliminaries and finals.  Water polo was one of four Aquatics sports held at the 1984…