Boxing – WBA Lightweight Title – Champ Edward Rosario VS Julio Cesar Chavez

DOG COMMENTARY: In the first 15 minutes of this video…HBO gives us a wonderful look at the lightweight division and its many great and legendary fighters…..which is absolutely priceless stuff…..plus it gives further evidence in support of my contention that the golden age of boxing was from 1964 to 1995….as there were more super great…

Boxing – IBF Heavyweight Title – Champ Michael Spinks VS Steffen Tangstad

DOG ASIDE: Steffen Tangstad is a Norwegian retired professional boxer and two time European Heavyweight Champion.  Tangstad fought Michael Spinks for the IBF Heavyweight title on 6 September 1986….losing as a result of a fourth round knock out. He retired with a career record of 24 wins (14 by knockout), 2 losses and 2 draws. Michael Spinks is an…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Bobby Chacon

DOG ASIDE: On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old Mancini met 27-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim. Kim had struggled to make the 135lb weight limit….and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout was at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas….and was televised live at 1pm PST on CBS Sports.  It was…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Stripped Of Title

DOG COMMENTARY: It has long been my opinion as a Chiweenie Sportsphile…..that the biggest black-eye in boxing’s history to the universal fan base of the “art of pugilism” happened on the day….was the day that the US Federal Court found Muhammad Ali guilty of refusing to go into the US military…..as that decision started a…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Cassius Clay – Talking Smack To Sonny Liston

DOG COMMENTARY: What is it about so many of the truly great athletes throughout history….that they all were masters of “TALKING SMACK”….I mean, just think about Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Pete Rose, Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Reggie Jackson, Magic Johnson et al…..cuz all these cats could talk some smack….but none could hold a candle to…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Going To Jail & Big Cat & & Foley & Bonavena

DOG COMMENTARY: This video is a special clip from HBO’s Boxing’s Best series featuring Muhammad Ali…..as it remembers vividly the time after Cassius Clay took the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston….then announced he was converting to the Islam faith…..following his career from Liston through his fights with Big Cat Williams, Oscar Bonavena and Zora Foley….where…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – HBO Special – Ali VS Frazier – 3 Wars

DOG COMMENTARY: HBO does a tremendous job of presenting an incredible inside look the rivalry and three grudge fights between Muhammad Ali and Smokin’ Joe Frazier….but 1st Barry Tompkins goes on to show the first time each of these two legendary heavyweight champions got knocked down…..Ali by Henry Cooper…..Frazier by Oscar Bonavena…..then we get to…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Special – Boxing’s Best – Muhammad Ali

DOG COMMENTARY: HBO’s Boxing’s Best series was in this lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….the very best boxing special series ever produced…..especially this one on “Muhammad Ali – Boxing’s Best”….for it covers The Greatest from his youth through the end of his career and beyond.  There have been so many great pieces done on Ali….that it…

Boxing – Heavyweights – Remembering Ali Special – Ali vs Norton – Ali vs Frazier – Ali vs Foreman

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is a continuation of HBO’s special on the career of Muhammad Ali…..as Barry Tompkins and Angelo Dundee remember the Ali vs Norton….Ali vs Frazier….and Ali vs Foreman….for not only do these short segments of Ali’s career give the viewer great insight into the entertainer that was Muhammad Ali…cuz he was…