Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides The Story And Career Highlights Of Champ Tony Tubbs

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1997…. and 2002 to 2006….while having held the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986.  On April 29, 1985, Tubbs challenged Greg Page for the WBA Heavyweight Championship…..as Page and Tubbs had fought seven times as amateurs….with Page winning six of them….but for their only meeting…

Boxing – 1906 To 1985 – Barry Tompkins Narrates History Of Nine lt Heavywt Vs Heavywt Title Fights

DOG ASIDE: This video features HBO Boxing Commentator Barry Tompkins showcasing 9 prior heavyweight title fights between light heavyweight champions who took on heavyweight champions…..which affords the viewer a wonderful piece of boxing history….with highlights and interviews from such historic light heavyweight champs vs heavyweight champs including the 1906 bout between Burnet vs O’Brien…..the 1921…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Michael Spinks Transformation From Lt Heavywt To Heavywt

DOG ASIDE:  Michael Jinx Spinks was the undisputed light heavyweight champions…..and basically had beaten every top light heavyweight or cruiserweight boxer in the world…..so, it was time to move up to the heavyweight division….and what better way to do that than schedule a fight with WBC heavyweight champion and undefeated at 48 – 0 Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes….but…

Boxing – 1985 – The Story Of Trainer Eddie Futch Being In Both Larry Holmes & Michael Spinks Corner

DOG ASIDE: Eddie Futch (August 9, 1911 – October 10, 2001) was a boxing trainer…..who among his credentials included training four of the five boxers who defeated Muhammad Ali…including Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick….as Futch also trained  Riddick Bowe and Montell Griffin….when they handed future Hall of Fame fighters Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones, Jr., their first professional defeats. In Baltimore, Maryland,…

Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – Best Fights In 1980 – Leonard Vs Duran Ali Vs Holmes Cuevas Vs Hearns

DOG ASIDE: This video is really something special…..as it captures the entire year of 1980 in boxing….which was a really dramatic year in the sport…..as four legends in boxing faced off against each other…..when Surgar Ray Leonard went toe to toe with Nabis de Piedra (hands of stone) Roberto Duran in the first fight…..and ended the…

Boxing – 1974 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco + Archie Moore Talk All Things Rope A Dope In Ali Vs Foreman

DOG ASIDE: The rope-a-dope is a boxing fighting style commonly associated with Muhammad Ali in his 1974 Rumble in the Jungle match against George Foreman…..which is discuss in this video by two men that were in the coners of both fighters on that historic night in Zaire, Africa…..with Dr. Pacheco being in Ali’s corner….and Archie Moore being in Foreman’s corner some 16 years before this…

Boxing – 1974 – Opposing Cornermen Dr Pacheco + Archie Moore Remember The Rumble In The Jungle

DOG ASIDE:  Throughout the experience of posting some 2800 vintage video posts her at ImaSportsphile….I run across two men that were in opposing corners during the infamous Rumble in the Jungle….an international event that is “beyond legend” to boxing fans everywherre….and these two guys are talking for the first time in 16 years since Muhammad Ali met…

Boxing – 1941 – Highlights – World Heavyweight Championship Fight – Billy Conn Vs Joe Louis

DOG ASIDE:  On June 18, 1941, The Brown Bomber Joe Louis was the heavyweight champion of the world when he took on Billy Conn, the light-heavyweight titleholder….as seen in these video highlights herewith….as Conn was leading on all three scorecards….and would have captured the title were the bout only 12 rounds long….which might have prevented Louis from retaining the title…