Music – 1985 – Marine Corp Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At D Day Dynamite Boxing Event

A military band is a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions….which is usually for the armed forces.  A typical military band consists mostly of wind and percussion instruments. The conductor of a band commonly bears the title of Bandmaster or Director of Music. Ottoman military bands are thought to be the oldest variety of military marching bands in the world….which dates back to the…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marines Have Landed On D Day In Las Vegas – Only As Don King Can Do It

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II…..which was code named Operation Neptune….but normally known as D-Day….a day in which the largest seaborne invasion in history of the world took place. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later Europe) from Nazi control….and laid the foundations of the Allied victory…

Boxing – 1985 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Michael Spinks After Defeating Larry Holmes

In this post fight interview of newly crowned IBF Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks….after defeating longtime heavyweight champ Larry Holmes in their first fight…..was conducted by HBO’s Larry Merchant….who typically was a fairly good interviewer….but in this interview, he asks some fairly “off the wall” questions like…“Do you think your training for this fight will revolutionize boxing training?”….which…

Boxing – 1981 – Interview With Promoter Don King On Trevor Berbicks Threat To Back Out Of Ali Fight

HBO’s Larry Merchant interviews notorious promoter Don King regarding the threat by heavyweight boxer Trevor Berbick to back out of his December 11, 1981 bout with Muhammad Ali….despite pleas from Angelo Dundee and the rest of Ali’s camp to definitively retire after the beating he took from Larry Holmes in his previous fight….but this fight…

Boxing – 1985 – Don King D-Day Tribute – Marine Corp Band Presents The Colors + Plays The Star Spangled Banner

Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.  King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”….as King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marine Band Presents The Colors At Light Heavyweight Title Fight

DOG ASIDE The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations[12] with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 rematch of the IBF Heavyweight Championship Title Fight between Michael Spinx Jinx Spinks verses Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes should never have taken place…..cuz Spinks did not deserve to win the title from Homes in their first fight in September of 1985….cuz there were many more “powers that be” in boxing who did not want to…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO Prefight – WBA Heavyweight Title – Tim Witherwspoon Vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE: This HBO Boxing PreFight Show telecast of the impending WBA Heavyweight Title Fight between  Terrible Tim Witherspoon verses Tony TNT Tubbs starts out with Barry Tompkins narrating a indepth personal profile of Tony Tubbs….which is followed by a Larry Merchant analysis of the upcoming fight, as he provides commentary on Tim Witherspoon’s personal profile and relationship…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Prefight Special – World Heavyweight Title – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:    HBO always put on a great fight telecast….which not only included some fantastic fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….but also featured some of the best Pre-fight Shows and Post-fight Interviews….as they showcased some of the very best “boxer profiles” produced in all of sports….for this video provides evidence to that fact….with…