Boxing – 1987 – Highlights – The Year In Boxing In Review With Leonard Vs Hagler + Hearns Vs Roldan

This NBC Sports special featuring a review of the year 1987 in the world of boxing…..as Bill Macatee provides highlights of the highly anticipated WBC Middleweight championship of the world between Sugar Ray Leonard verses Marvelous Marvin Hagler…..and the WBA Middleweight title fight with Thomas Hitman Hearns taking on Juan Roldan for the vacant title…..as Macatee also…

Boxing – 1987 – Mike Tyson + Michael Spinks + Jim Lampley Discuss Who Is The Real Heavywt Champion

This ABC in-studio “round table discussion” between ABC boxing analysts Jim Lampley and Alex Wallau and IBF Heavyweight champion Michael Spinks….along with WBC and WBA Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson….regarding who is the real heavyweight champion of the world….prior to Spinks and Tyson entering the ring to let their fists prove to the world who is the real…

Boxing – 1990 – Marv Albert + Dr Pacheco Provide A Look At Career Of IBF Lightwt Champ Greg Haugen

Greg Haugen (born August 31, 1960) is a retired American boxer….who was a world champion at both the lightweight and light welterweight divisions…..wherein he turned pro in 1982….and won his first 17 fights before challenging for a world title.  On December 5, 1986, Haugen captured the International Boxing Federation Lightweight Title with a majority decision over reigning champion Jimmy Paul. He lost his title…

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 – Stevie Wonder – Come Back For More + My Cheri Amor + You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

 Stevie Wonder is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist….who early on was a child prodigy…..who became one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.  Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11…..and he continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010’s.   Among Wonder’s works are…

Boxing – 1987 – ABC Wrap-up Show – IBF Welterwt Title Fight – Johnny Bumphus Vs Lloyd Honeyghan

Johnny ‘Bump City’ Bumphus (born 17 August 1960) is a former professional boxer….who was world light welterweight champion….who began his professional career as a hot prospect….after winning his first 22 fights….including the vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title….with a decision win over Lorenzo Luis Garcia in 1984….which was a belt that Bumphus lost to Gene Hatcher in June 1984 in Buffalo, New York….as Hatcher…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant + Jim Lampley Preview 12 Rnd WBC Lt Heavywt Title Leonard Vs Lalonde

The first fight in many decades involving titles in two different categories and the WBC world Super Middleweight championship sees Sugar Ray Leonard become boxing’s second four division world champion….and its first five division world champion when he knocks out WBC world Light Heavyweight champion Donnie Lalonde in the ninth round, also winning the WBC’s vacant Super Middleweight championship,…

Boxing – 1988 – Special – Down For The Count – The Greatest 1st Round Knockouts In Boxing History

This video provides boxing fans with a video highlight history of the greatest 1st round knockouts in boxing history….as HBO’s Larry Merchant provides the commentary for this wonderful highlights reel….including title fights with Joe Louis vs Max Schmelling 2nd fight…..Rocky Marciano vs Jersey Joe Walcott 2nd fight…..Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson….Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard Highlight All Things Past And Future For Leonard

On November 7, 1988, Leonard made another comeback, facing Don Lalonde at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. They fought for Lalonde’s WBC Light Heavyweight Championship and the newly created WBC Super Middleweight Championship….which meant that Lalonde had to make 168 lbs. Many were critical of Leonard for stipulating that his opponent, natural 175 pounder, should weigh less than his usual fighting weight….which…