Boxing – 1914 To 1981- Special – Film Tribute To The Brown Bomber Joe Louis Heavyweight Champion

This video tribute to the life and boxing career of Joe The Brown Bomber Louis is nothing short of “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….for Joe Louis was truly a boxing legend and an American hero of the highest level.    Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known…

Boxing – 1978 – Curt Gowdy + Larry Merchant Highlight 1978 In Boxing – With Ali + Spinks + Holmes

The boxing video library at ImaSportsphile consists of some 630 world championship fights from The Golden Age of Boxing …..an era that began in 1964 , when Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny The Bear Liston….and ran until around 1999, when Evander Holyfield fought Lennox Lewis twice….and this video provides “a thumbprint” of when this awesome era of boxing…

Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – USBA Welterweight Title Fight – Angel Espada Vs Thomas Hearns – By Howard Cosell

Ángel Espada (born February 2, 1948) is a former boxer from Puerto Rico….who was the WBA world Welterweight champion in 1975-76…..as he became world champion in a situation that could be described by some as bizarre….when the undisputed world Welterweight champion of the era, José Nápoles, was to fight Carlos Monzón for the world’s Middleweight title….as the WBC kept recognizing Nápoles as their world Welterweight champion….but the…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Final PreRace Wrapup Before Start

Sam Posey (born May 26, 1944) is a retired American racing driver and sports broadcast journalist….who became an auto racing commentator for ABC Sports….after debuting on ABC for the Indianapolis 500 in 1974….where he served as analyst.  He also served as a pit reporter….who ultimately returned to the booth starting in 1982….where he stayed for all ABC telecasts of the…

Boxing – 1982 – Special – Career Highlights Of Roberto Duran Vs Kirkland Laing – With Sal Marchiano

Roberto Durán (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer….who competed from 1968 to 2001….while becoming a four-weight world champion….after having held titles at lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight….which also included reigns as the undisputed and lineal lightweight champion….along with the lineal welterweight champion….as he is also the second boxer in history to have competed over a span of five decades….with the first being Jack Johnson.  Durán…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Interviews With Danny Sullivan + Mario Andretti + A J Foyt

This video features 1986 pre-race Indy 500 interviews with three legends of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy 500 racing…..as ABC’s Larry Nuber interviews 1985 winner Danny Sullivan, regarding all things “head to head and hand to hand” combat with Mario Andretti in last years race.  Following the Sullivan interview, ABC’s Al Trautwig provides insight into…

Boxing – 1985 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Highlight Edwin Rosario And Frankie Randell Careers

Frankie Billy Randall (born September 25, 1961) is an American former professional boxer from 1983 to 2005….who was a three-time light welterweight world champion….having held the WBA, WBC and lineal titles between 1994 and 1997. Randall is best known for being the first boxer to defeat Julio César Chávez….whose record at the time of their 1994 fight stood at 89 wins and a draw.   He…

MLB – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Award – Stan Musial Introduces Baseball Nominees

Each year Sports Illustrated Magazine presents its Sports Person of the Year  award show with candidates from nearly every genre of sports highlighted by category…..baseball, football, boxing, baseball etc.  This 1984 version of the awards show was produced by HBO and features host Merlin Olsen….who introduces famous stars and past winners of the award that turn…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Cover The Rain Delay And Set Up The Race

The 1986 Indy 500 was delayed for an entire week for the 1st time in the history of the race….as ABC’s race day team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey do a great job of covering the time during the delay…..and then providing an inside look at how the major race teams dealt…