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 – HBO Special – The Selling Of A Champion – An Inside Look At 19 Year Old Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:  This HBO Boxing Special features their legendary boxing commentator team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….as they analyze and dissect the concept of Selling a Champion”….with an indepth look at how the powers that be in boxing at the time…..were already in process of creating and hyping the future heavyweight champion…

Boxing – 1986 – Barry Tompkins Look At Hector Camacho Training Camp With Trainer Chuck Talihanini

This HBO Boxing special with host Barry Tompkins  provides an inside look at the training camp of boxing legend Hector Macho Camacho prior to an upcoming title fight….which gives our viewers some insight into the training that a professional boxer goes through during preparation for a fight….and is really quite interesting.  As we have commented on many…

Boxing – 1985 – Don Chevrier PostFight Interview With Michael Spinks After Beating Jim Macdonald

DOG ASIDE: Don Chevrier was a sports commentator of the highest regard…..who deserves his place in sports history….after having been the voice of the MLB Toronto Blue Jays from 1977 to 1997….plus he was the voice of the Canada Cup Hockey for the better part of that same time…..while also being the voice of the Olympics…

Boxing 1986 CBS Sports Special John Maddens Journey How Marvin Hagler Became Marvelous

DOG ASIDE: Like the TV commercial says….”It doesn’t get any better than this”….any time you get the incomparable John Madden teamed up with the marvelous one, Marvin Hagler…..it simply does not get any better than this…..as Madden focuses his entire John Madden’s Journey special on how boxing legend Marvin Hagler got his nickname Marvelous…..for any and all boxing…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan Interview With Gene Hatcher After Super Lightwt Title Loss To Sacco

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Hatcher Jr. (born June 28, 1959), better known as Gene Hatcher….is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  Hatcher’s first defense was against Uby Sacco in December of 1985….in which he won a fifteen-round decision…..but in their rematch in July 1985….Sacco won with a ninth round TKO in Italy….as the fight was stopped…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – The Story Of # 87 Steve Chassey As Told By His 8 Yr Old Son Blaine

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then I get a video to post that is truly a “human interest story”….and this video about Steve Chassey…..the driver of car # 87 in the 1987 Indy 500…..as told by his 8 year old son, Blaine….is truly one of those special type videos…..for you can see the pride in that…

Boxing – 1985 – Marv Albert + Dr Pacheco Highlight The Humor In Boxing As Everybody Has A Dream

DOG ASIDE: In this video, NBC/s boxing broadcast team of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco showcase the lighter side of boxing with humorous highlights from various training camps and bouts that produced “chuckles and belly laughs”.  Comedian Jackie Mason kicks off this segment with his “one-five punch”….which is followed by comedian Hennie Youngman dropping a really…