Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson Vs Mitch Green

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 HBO PreFight Special was aired on May 20, 1986 live from Madison Square Garden in NYC….which was in advance of the 10 round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson verses Mitch Blood Green….who were both basically New York City fighters.  Mike Tyson entered the ring having KO’d 19 of 20 fighters he had faced in…

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 – 1985 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Spinks – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1985 IBF World Heavyweight Title Fight between Lighheavyweit Cham Michael Spinks verses Heavyweight Champ Larry Holmes starts off with HBO’s Barry Tompkins narrating the history in boxing of heavyweight title fights between the heavyweight champ and the light heavyweight champ….which is absolutely awesome footage of great fights of this genre throughout history. …

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon – Mens Dbls Finals – Wilander + Nystrom Vs Donnelly + Fleming

DOG ASIDE: Heinz Günthardt and Balázs Taróczy were the defending men’s doubles champions coming into the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but lost in the first round to USA’s Sammy Giammalva and Greg Holmes….as the Swedish team of Joakim Nyström + Mats Wilander defeated USA’s Gary Donnelly and Peter Fleming in the final, 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen’s Doubles title at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships. Coming into…

Sports Special – 1979 – 1st 25 Years Of Sports Illustrated Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor James Caan hosts this television special in tribute to the 1st 25 years of Sports Illustrated Sportsman/Sportsperson of the Year winners….which basically boils down to a Who’s Who of Sports from the first year of the award in 1954 to this 25th Anniversary program in 1979.  This video is absolutely priceless….as it has live footage of…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson Vs Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  In this 24 minute HBO pre-fight video for the 1986 telecast of the 10-round heavyweight fight between Iron Mike Tyson verses Jose Ribalta….the viewer is fortunate to have HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who provide great highlights, interviews, personal profiles and expert analysis of the impending…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 HBO Post Fight coverage of the 10-round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson and Jose Ribalta….featured interviews with both fighters….along with the outstanding HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who handled both pre-fight and post-fight shows as good as any to ever cover the wonderful…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight Interviews – Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Rematch

DOG ASIDE:  In our opinion here at ImaSportsphile should never have lost his title in the first place to Michael Spinks…. but anyone and everyone who was a boxing fan during the reign of Promoters Don King and Bob Arum….. had some kind of inkling that many fights were fixed….if not actually choreographed and spliced…