Boxing – 1987 – Special – Promoter Don King Salutes US Marine Corps – In D Day Dynamite

DOG COMMENTARY:  Whether you liked him….or whether you hated him…..Don King was a boxing promoter extraordinaire ….who preached the significant value of being born in America as a black man….or any person of color….with white being a color too….for that matter.    Don King was known publicly for two things…..one, his undeniably unique hair style….which…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE:    Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was a world championship boxing match that took place on June 11, 1982….as this fight was one of the most highly anticipated fights of the early 1980s…cuz Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes had held the WBC heavyweight champion title for 4.5 years since 1978….when he beat Ken Norton by a fifteen-round split decision at the Caesars…

Boxing 1986 – HBO Prefight Special – WBA Heavywt Title – Champ Tim Witherwspoon vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE:   On January 17, 1986 at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, WBA heavyweight champion Tony “TNT” Tubbs, from Cincinnati, Ohio, fought “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in defense of the title he won from Greg Page seven months earlier. Tubbs was undefeated at 21-0…and Witherspoon came into the fight with a record of…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Round Undisputed Light Heavywt Title – Michael Spinks VS Jim MacDonald

DOG COMMENTARY: Spinks fought only once in 1984 when he retained his light heavyweight crown with a twelve-round majority decision over Eddie Davis….as he and Dwight Muhammad Qawi were only a couple of weeks away from fighting a rematch in September of that year… but that fight got called off when Qawi was injured during…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Rnd WBA Heavyweight Title Tony Tubbs VS Greg Page

DOG ASIDE: Can you imagine if Tony Tubbs or Greg Page had fought in the heavyweight boxing era of Jersey Joe Walcott, Ezzard Charles or Lee Savold (1949 – 1952)….or the heavyweight boxing era of Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johannson (1956 – 1961)….instead of fighting during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….which was…

Boxing – 1990 – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Iron Mike Tyson VS Henry Tillman

DOG COMMENTARY: This June 16, 1990 ten round heavyweight boxing match between Iron Mike Tyson vs Henry Tillman was Tyson’s 1st fight after experiencing his first defeat of his career after entering the fight (37 – 0) against Buster Douglas on February 11, 1990….who up until that fight looked impenetrable after destroying one and all…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Rnd NABF Lightweight Title – Hector Camacho VS Roque Montoya

DOG ASIDE: This NABF Lightweight Title Fight between Hector “Macho” Camacho vs. Roque Montoya took place on April 29, 1985…..a Macho Camacho was moving up in weight from being the former WBC Super Featherweight champion to the Lightweight Division….which was a warm-up fight for his upcoming WBC Lightweight Title Fight with Jose Luis Rameriz. Roque…

Boxing – Special – Promoter Don King’s Salute to the Marines

DOG COMMENTARY: Many things have been said and written about one of the most famous professional boxing promoters of all time….Don King….from his globally identifiable hair style…..to his rocky relationship with many well known fighters…..to his style of hyping and selling his fights….to his career long rivalry with boxing promoter Bob Arum…..and to many other…

Boxing – WBC Cruiserweight Title – Champ Carlos DeLeon VS Alfonzo Ratliff

DOG COMMENTARY: This WBC cruiserweight title fight was a really good fight between one great fighter (DeLeon) and a really good boxer (Ratliff) of the golden age of boxing…..as this championship battle was full of action throughout the entire fight…..ending in a split decision. Carlos “Sugar” de León is a Puerto Rican former boxer who made…