Boxing – 1930s + 1940s – Special Tribute – Joe Louis – The Brown Bomber

DOG COMMENTARY:     Joseph Louis Barrow was best known as Joe Louis….and nicknamed the “Brown Bomber”, was an American professional boxer….who competed professionally from 1934 to 1951….and he reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949….while being considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time….as Louis’ championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months….during which he participated…

Boxing – 1987 – Special – Promoter Don King Salutes US Marine Corps – In D Day Dynamite

DOG COMMENTARY:  Whether you liked him….or whether you hated him…..Don King was a boxing promoter extraordinaire ….who preached the significant value of being born in America as a black man….or any person of color….with white being a color too….for that matter.    Don King was known publicly for two things…..one, his undeniably unique hair style….which…

Boxing – 1982 – Special – Highlights Of Year – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY:    It is our opinion at ImaSportsphile that The Golden Age of Boxing ….which covered a period starting in with heavyweight Cassius Clay taking down the mighty Bear, Sonny Liston in February of 1964….and running through Evander Holyfield losing his heavyweight title to Lennox Lewis in March of 1999.    he Golden Age of Boxing….unveiled…

Boxing – Great Grudge Fights – Ali-Frazier & Robinson-Fullmer & Louis-Schmeling & Dempsey-Tunney

DOG COMMENTARY:    This HBO Boxing Special with Hosts Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant….in which they review all of The Greatest Grudge Fights throughout the history of boxing is without a doubt one of the true treasures within our ImaSportsphile boxing library…..cuz within the four corners of the ring….where the “sweet science of boxing” of boxing is exhibited….there lies…

Boxing – 1982 – HBO Special – Boxing’s Best – Rocky Marciano

DOG COMMENTARY:    Rocky Marciano was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955….while holding the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956….who went undefeated in his career….and defended the title six times….against Jersey Joe Walcott, Roland La Starza, Ezzard Charles (twice), Don Cockell and Archie Moore…..and although Marciano is a true legend of boxing….he just simply didn’t have but 6 title defenses in 12 years….and 3…

Boxing – 1919 – Special – Boxings Best – Jack Dempsey – The Manasa Mauler

DOG COMMENTARY:    Within the confines of our boxing library here at ImaSportsphile…..Jack Dempsey would rank as the 2nd in a line legendary heavyweight boxers….right behind Jack Johnson….with Gene Tunney, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield following.   The Manasa Mauler seemed to have the same charismatic qualities…

Boxing – 1980 – Special – Howard Cosell Interviews Larry Holmes + Muhammad Ali Prior To Their Fight

DOG COMMENTARY:      There never was before….and there never has been since….an athlete who brought more to the world than Muhammad Ali….who just happens to be our favorite athlete ever at ImaSportsphile….for not only was Ali beautiful in the ring….he was beautiful in the heart and mind….cuz his message was simple….his message in live was…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE:    Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was a world championship boxing match that took place on June 11, 1982….as this fight was one of the most highly anticipated fights of the early 1980s…cuz Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes had held the WBC heavyweight champion title for 4.5 years since 1978….when he beat Ken Norton by a fifteen-round split decision at the Caesars…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY:     On June 11, 1982, Holmes defended his title against Gerry Cooney, the undefeated #1 contender and an Irish-American. The lead-up to the fight had many racial overtones. Holmes said that if Cooney wasn’t white, he would not be getting the same purse as the champion (both boxers received $10 million for the bout).  Although…