Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Sugar Ray Leonard + Larry Merchant PreFight Show For Tyson Vs Bruno

After the long time HBO Boxing broadcasting team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant broke-up in late 1987 due to the departure of Barry Tompkins….HBO turned the host reigns that Tompkins held over the years to highly experienced ABC sportscaster Jim Lampley….who seamlessly joined Sugar and Larry to bring HBO Boxing events…

Boxing – 1989 – Larry Merchant Interviews Prior Mike Tyson Trainer Kevin Rooney After Iron Mike Win

Kevin Rooney is an American former boxer and a current boxing trainer…..who was portrayed by Clark Gregg in the 1995 movie Tyson….and by Aaron Eckhart in the 2016 movie Bleed for This….simply because he had trained world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson from the start of his professional career in 1985 until Tyson’s bout with Michael Spinks in 1988. During the period when Rooney was Tyson’s trainer….Tyson had a record…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd WBC Heavywt Title Fight – Trevor Berbick Vs Larry Holmes – With HBO Broadcast

Trevor Berbick was a Jamaican Canadian heavyweight professional boxer…..who competed from 1976 to 2000….and won the WBC heavyweight title in 1986 by defeating Pinklon Thomas….then he lost it in his first defense in the same year to Mike Tyson…..and was also the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali…. defeating him in 1981…..when The Greatest was sadly way past his prime. Larry Holmes is an American former professional heavyweight…

Boxing – 1964 – Cassius Clay Has A Prediction For His Upcoming Title Fight With Champ Sonny Liston

On that February night in 1964….when Cassius Clay morphed into Muhammad Ali…..who would have ever thought that this brilliant young man would within the next decade…..become the demographically best known….most recognizable…..most revered….and best loved human beings on planet Earth.  The space and time that Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali covered in less than 15 years…

Boxing – 1964 – Cassius Clay Muhammad Ali Goes Crazy At Heavywt Title Weigh In With Sonny Liston

At age 22….the boxing genius Cassius Clay….precursor to The Greatest Muhammad Ali…. was already a psychological boxing genius before he entered the ring against the one fighter in the world that no one wanted to face…..for this young man figured it all out before he even entered the ring against Sonny Liston…..as Clay knew that there wasn’t…

Boxing – 1978 – Frank Gifford Interviews Muhammad Ali Regarding Larry Holmes Vs Ken Norton Outcome

When you watch this video of the 1978 interview of Muhammad Ali by ABC’s Frank Gifford…..which took place after the incredible split decision fight between Champ Larry Holmes against challenger Ken Norton….you can already see the decay in his mind and his eyes….as he was already in the throws of pre-parkinson’s….as the bright eyes and…

Boxing – 1978 – Howard Cosell PostFight Interview With Ken Norton After Losing Title To Larry Holmes

Ken Norton Sr. was an American professional boxer who competed from 1967 to 1981….and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978…..who is best known for his trilogy with Muhammad Ali….in which Norton won the first fight by split decision….and lost the latter two fights by split and unanimous decision, respectively…..as Norton also fought a slugfest with Larry Holmes in 1978….after narrowly losing a split decision…..with the…

Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell Hosts In Studio With Larry Holmes + Muhammad Ali After Their Fight

Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali was billed as “The Last Hurrah“….which was a professional boxing match contested on October 2, 1980 in Las Vegas for the WBC and Lineal Heavyweight Championships.  The fight took place at a time when Larry Holmes was in his prime as truly one of the greatest Heavyweight Champions throughout history…..while The Greatest Muhammad Ali was well past his time….but still managed…