Boxing – 1990 – HBO In Studio Review – Heavywt Title – Tyson VS Douglas – Tyson Douglas & Merchant

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of boxing from 1964 – 1995, HBO was one of the major players in promoting and programming live productions of major boxing events…..for this was the period in which MONEY really came into the sport of boxing….and this MONEY drove many of the really great athletes into the pugilistic…

Boxing – 1985 – Post Fight Interview – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Michael Spinks – Fight 1

DOG ASIDE: Since posting hundreds of world championship title fights here at Ima Sportsphile, I have come to the conclusion that no television network during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) covered a fight better that HBO….especially with the broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….and this video herewith…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round Heavyweight Title Fight – Larry Holmes VS Michael Spinks – 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: It has always been this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that the only way that a world champion boxer should lose his crown….is by being soundly defeated by the challenger for the title….either by KO, TKO  or a fight that went the distance where the Champ was either knocked down 2 or 3…

Boxing – 1990 -15 Round Heavyweight Title – Iron Mike Tyson VS Buster Douglas – HBO In Studio Replay

DOG ASIDE: There are times in a Sportsphile’s life where they are completely “caught off guard” by the outcome of a sporting event…..and for this lil ole chiwenie Sportsphile….a event ending kockout of the reigning undefeated undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World far outdistances itself from a walk-off home run in baseball or a last second…

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 – 1988 – 12 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Tony Tubbs VS Iron Mike Tyson

DOG COMMENTARY: This 12 round WBC World Heavyweight Championship Fight took place on March 21, 1988 in Tokyo, Japan….which featured two outstanding heavyweights during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….with the truly legendary Iron Mike Tyson vs Tony Tubbs…. who was a great heavyweight in his own right…..but who unfortunately fought during the…

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 – 1978 – 15 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Ken Norton VS Larry Holmes

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes first gained credibility as a contender when he upset the hard-punching Earnie Shavers in March 1978…..as he won by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision by winning every round on two scorecards and all but one on the third….as Holmes’s victory over Shavers set up a title shot between…