Boxing – 1986 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau – In Studio Review Heavywt Title Fight – Tyson Vs Berbick

Trevor Berbick vs. Mike Tyson, billed as “Judgment Day“, was a professional boxing match contested on November 22, 1986 for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. In 1986, the three major boxing organizations….the World Boxing Council (WBC), the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF)….teamed with HBO to create a heavyweight championship tournament in an effort to crown the first…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Larry Merchant Showcases Carl Williams On The Road To Fighting Mike Tyson

Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth”, was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Williams’ first title shot was against Larry Holmes…..which was a fight he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a…

Boxing – 1989 – WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson – Fight Only

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began, and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  The fight would only last 93 seconds….while becoming Tyson’s second quickest title fight after his 91-second victory over Michael…

Music – 1988 – Andy Williams – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Heavywt Title Fight Of Tubbs Vs Tyson

Andy Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer….who recorded 43 albums in his career….of which 15 have been gold-certified….and three platinum-certified.  He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards…and hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971….along with numerous TV specials…..while The Andy Williams Show won three Emmy awards.  The Moon River…

Boxing – 1987 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau In Studio Review Mike Tyson Vs Pinklon Thomas Title Fight

Mike Tyson vs. Pinklon Thomas, billed as “Hard Road to Glory“….was a professional boxing match contested on May 30, 1987, for the WBA and WBC heavyweight championships. Tyson was the aggressor for nearly the entire fight….while constantly getting the better of Thomas with his power punches. Tyson was nearly able to get the victory in the first round….as with about…

Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Larry Merchant Wrapup Heavywt Title Fight Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began….and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  Four years earlier, Williams had challenged then-IBF Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes for the title….only to narrowly lose by…

Boxing – 1990 – HBOs Jim Lampley Tells The Sorty Of A Kinder And Softer Mike Tyson After 1st Loss

Jim Lampley and Sugar Ray Leonard of HBO Boxing provide a special feature about the Mike Tyson that appears after he lost his title to Buster Douglas….as a “kinder and gentler” Mike Tyson…who takes some personal time to be introspective while traveling back to the home of Cuz D’Amato in the Catskills, New York….where he grew up being…

Music – 1985 – Pia Zadora – Star Spangle Banner – Sung At The World Heavyweight Title Fight Spinks Vs Holmes 1

Pia Zadora (born May 4, 1953) is an American actress and singer….who after working as a child actress on Broadway, in regional theater, and in the film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)….she came to national attention in 1981 when following her starring role in the highly criticized film Butterfly….for which she won a Golden Globe Award as New Star of the Year….while simultaneously winning the Golden Raspberry Award for…

Boxing – 1990 – Lampley + Merchant + Leonard Chronicle Mike Tyson In Japan Prior To Douglas Fight

During the time leading up to the 1990 world heavyweight championship fight between Mike Tyson vs Buster Dougleas….Tyson’s problems outside the ring were also starting to emerge. His marriage to Robin Givens was heading for divorce….while his future contract was being fought over by Don King and Bill Cayton….when in late 1988, Tyson parted with manager Bill Cayton….and fired longtime trainer Kevin…