Boxing – 1986 – 15 Round IBF Heavyweight Title – Michael Spinks VS Larry Holmes – Fight II

DOG COMMENTARY: On September 21, 1985, legendary heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes stepped in the ring looking to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 career record and to make his twentieth successful title defense…..as his opponent was looking to make history as well…..for after winning the undisputed championship at light heavyweight, Michael Spinks decided to…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavyweight Championship – Tony Tucker VS Buster Douglas

DOG COMMENTARY: Tony Craig Tucker Is an American former professional boxer from 1980 to 1998…. who won the IBF heavyweight title on May 30, 1987….in this title fight seen below with Buster Douglas….but holds the unenviable distinction of being the shortest-reigning world heavyweight champion in history at only 64 days….when he went the distance against Iron Mike…

Boxing – 1986 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavyweight Title – Michael “Jinx” Spinks VS Steffen Tangstad

DOG ASIDE: After Michael Spinks defended his IBF Heavyweight Title in his rematch with Larry Holmes….he took on two time European Heavyweight Champ Steffen Tangstad in his 2nd title defense on September 6, 1986 at the Las Vegas Hilton….as “Jinx” Spinks would win his 30th fight of his career without a loss….when he pulmetted Tangstad…

MLB – Special Preview – 1981 NL West Division Series – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: This HBO special takes a look at the 1981 MLB pennant race…..as seen through the eyes and minds of such outstanding baseball minds as former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver….along with Hall of Fame Orioles OF Frank Robinson….with additional insight from former Cardinals catcher and longtime TV broadcaster Tim McCarver….teamed with well renowned…

Boxing – 1989 – 12 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Iron Mike Tyson VS Carl The Truth Williams

DOG COMMENTARY: This WBC Heavyweight Title Fight took place on July 21, 1989 at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City, NJ….which featured Iron Mike Tyson, one of the truly legendary heavyweight champions during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….as Iron Mike was pitted against Carl “The Truth” Williams….who was a very good heavyweight…

Boxing – 1986 – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – # 2 Mike Tyson VS # 17 Jose Ribalta

DOG COMMENTARY: Mike Tyson intimidated fighters with his strength, combined with outstanding hand speed, accuracy, coordination and timing….plus he also possessed notable defensive abilities while holding his hands high in the Peek-a-Boo style taught by his mentor Cus D’Amato, in order to slip under and weave around his opponent’s punches while timing his own. One of…

Boxing – 1990 – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – George Foreman VS Adilson Rodriques

DOG COMMENTARY: There were six legendary heavyweight fighters and multiple world title holders whose careers were spread throughout the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) to include Muhammad Ali, “Smokin” Joe Frazier, Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes, “Iron” Mike Tyson, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and “Big George” Foreman….with the most powerful of them…

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 – 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,…