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

DOG ASIDE: This ABC Wide World of Sports Special was televised the following week after the June 11, 1982 heavyweight title fight between # 1 ranked Gentleman Gerry Cooney, the challenger verses The Easton Assassin Larry Holmes, the champ…..as ABC devotes their entire Wide World of Sports program to an indepth review of the fight…..which included highlights of the…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio PostFight Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG ASIDE:  After Gentleman Gerry Cooney destroyed Ken Norton before coming into this fight with The Easton Assassin Champ Larry Holmes….the Great White Hope hype had never been higher since the day Rocky Marciano left the ring…..which sheds light on why ABC Sports went to the effort of putting this 40 minute program together….including highlights from the fight…..Howard Cosell’s analysis of…

Boxing – 1987 – CBS Sports – Boxing Year In Review – Hosts Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG COMMENTARY:    CBS Sports lead televised boxing analyst team during the 1970’s and 1980’s were Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy….who were certainly rivaled by the other networks that carried significant fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as NBC’s team consisted of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco….when HBO’s team had a trifecta in…

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 – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY:     On June 11, 1982, Holmes defended his title against Gerry Cooney, the undefeated #1 contender and an Irish-American. The lead-up to the fight had many racial overtones. Holmes said that if Cooney wasn’t white, he would not be getting the same purse as the champion (both boxers received $10 million for the bout).  Although…

Boxing – 1982 – 12 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney – HBO In Studio Replay

DOG ASIDE; A common practice by television networks who broadcast live boxing during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)…..which happened to happen all the time as evidenced by our 620 world championship fights currently being posted to our Boxing section here at Imasportshile….was to have a follow-up live program that was “in studio”….whereby the…

Boxing – 1981 – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Gentleman Gerry Cooney VS Ken Norton

DOG COMMENTARY: The year 1981 was “smack dab” in the middle of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….a time when the heavyweight division showcased many great to super great boxers….starting with boxing legends like Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and George Foreman….and including really good to great heavyweights like Earnie Shavers,…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title Fights – Mike Tyson VS Pinklon Thomas & Michael Spinks VS Gerry Cooney

DOG COMMENTARY: Mike Tyson vs. Pinklon Thomas was billed as “Hard Road to Glory“….a professional boxing match contested on May 30, 1987 for the WBA and WBC heavyweight championships. In 1986, the three major boxing organizations, the WBA, WBC and IBF teamed up with HBO to develop a unification tournament that would ultimately unify all three Heavyweight…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – HBO Studio Review – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney

DOG COMMENTARY: This video gives the viewer an inside look and review of the classic world heavyweight championship fight between Larry Holmes and Ken Norton….as analyzed through an interview with Holmes in the studio with HBO’s Larry Merchant during the week following the fight….as this interview reveals that Holmes was extremely angry as he went…