Boxing – Great Grudge Fights – Ali-Frazier & Robinson-Fullmer & Louis-Schmeling & Dempsey-Tunney

DOG COMMENTARY:    This HBO Boxing Special with Hosts Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant….in which they review all of The Greatest Grudge Fights throughout the history of boxing is without a doubt one of the true treasures within our ImaSportsphile boxing library…..cuz within the four corners of the ring….where the “sweet science of boxing” of boxing is exhibited….there lies…

Boxing – 1980 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title Fight – Ruben Castillo Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG ASIDE:    We have often talked about how much we enjoyed watching Salvador Sanchez in the ring….as we consider him to have been the most talented Mexican boxer ever.  Sánchez started his professional career at the age of 16….and as a teenager (after a brief amateur career consisting of reportedly 4 amateur bouts) he…

Boxing – 1980 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title Fight – Patrick Ford Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG ASIDE:    Patrick Ford was a Guyanese and British Commonwealth Featherweight champion boxer…. who challenged twice for the world featherweight title….and was credited with paving the way for Guyanese professional boxers that followed….as Ford won 16 consecutive professional bouts at the start of his career in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria between 1978 and…

Boxing – 1982 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherwt Championship – Mario Miranda Vs Juan Laporte

DOG ASIDE:                 In early 1982, WBC World Featherweight Champion Salvador Sanchez was tragically killed in a car crash just before he was to have a rematch with Puerto Rican boxer Juan LaPorte….who had taken the Mexican World Featherweight Champion the distance less than a year earlier…so, when it…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Championship – Roberto Castanon Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG COMMENTARY:    We at ImaSportsphile have grown to love Mexican boxers from Jose Luiz Ramirez to Rafael “Bozooka” Limon….to Lupe Pintor….to Pepino Cuevas….to Juan LaPorte….to Julio Cesar Chavez et al….but the one we have grown to appreciate most was Salvador Sanchez….who was killed in an automobile accident at the tremendously young age of 22…

Boxing – 1980 – WBC Featherweight Champ – Salvador Sanchez VS Danny Lopez – Fight II – Rnds 1 – 10

DOG COMMENTARY:    At age 20, Mexico’s Salvador Sanchez had taken the WBC World Featherweight Title from Danny “Little Red” Lopez back on February 2, 1980 at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, AZ by a 13th round TKO in an action packed fight….which was typical in most fights with Danny “Little Red” Lopez. The headlines for…

Boxing – 1980 – 12 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title – Salvador Sanchez VS Ruben Castillo – Final Round

DOG COMMENTARY:  This April 12, 1980 final round of boxing for the WBC World Featherweight Championship Title Fight between Champ Salvador Sanchez vs. Ruben Castillo was fought at the Civic Auditorium in Tucson, Arizona was televised live on ABC’s Wide World of Sports featuring legendary boxing sportscaster Howard Cosell….took place just 2 years before Sanchez’ tragic…

Boxing – Middleweight Title – Tony Zale VS Rocky Graziano & Featherweight Title – Willie Pep VS Sandy Saddler

DOG COMMENTARY: I really get great joy in bringing these video clips from HBO’s boxing special “Boxing’s Best Grudge Fights”….for in addition to the rare footage…Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant of HBO….really gives the boxing fans so great insight and video highlights of the scintillating grudge fight from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Thomas Rocco Barbella better known…

Boxing – WBC Featherweight Championship – Salvador Sanchez vs Roberto Castenon

DOG COMMENTARY: To my way of thinking as a lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile boxing enthusiast….Mexico’s Salvador Sanchez was the greatest Mexican boxer of all time…..better than Bazooka Limon….a one punch artist…..and better than Julio Cezar Chavez…..who definitely had the best record and looked the best on paper….but he ducked a lot of the great fighters of…