Track + Field – 1986 – Highlights – URS Sergey Bubka Pole Vault WR + USA Ed Moses 119th Win In A Row

DOG ASIDE: Sergey Bubka is a Ukrainian former pole vaulter…..who represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991….and was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News….when in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame.  Bubka won six consecutive IAAF World Championships….an Olympic gold medal….and broke…

Boxing – 1987 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco PostFight Interview Of Frankie Warren After Beating Gene Hatcher

DOG ASIDE: We have often written about what we call The Golden Age of Boxing here at ImaSportsphile…..a period that started in 1964 with Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight championship….. and ran through 1999 when Evander Holyfield lost the title to Lennox Lewis…..for during this 35 year era… there were more “legends of boxing” to…

Special – 1986 – Roy Firestone Interviews Howard Rosenberg On Goodwill Games Vs Lady Liberty Weekend

DOG ASIDE:  In this 1986 ESPN Sports Look with Roy Firestone interview with Los Angeles Times sportswriter Howard Rosenberg….they discuss the decision of Ted Turner and TBS to promote and air The Goodwill Games from Russia on the same weekend in direct competition of The Lady Liberty Weekend Celebration on ABC…..which was a weekend long 4th of July celebration honoring the…

Boxing – 1989 – HBOs Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Carl Williams After Loss To Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE: Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth” was an American boxer….who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….while having fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s…..and is perhaps best known for having fought and lost to Mike Tyson in a battle for the undisputed heavyweight championship. The first round knockout…

Boxing – 1981 – Jim Hill Interviews Broadcasters Don Dunphy + Davey Pearl + Randy Shields Before Ali Vs Berbick

DOG ASIDE: In this video clip….USA Network’s Jim Hall introduces the boxing broadcast team for the upcoming Muhammad Ali verses Trevor Berbick fight…..as legendary boxing commentator Don Dunphy is accompanied by equally legendary referee Davey Pearl…..along with well-respected welterweight contender Randy Shields. Don Dunphy (July 5, 1908 – July 22, 1998) was an American television and radio sports announcer….who specialized…

Special – 1985 – ESPN Roy Firestone Interviews Howard Rosenberg On One Don In + One Don Out

DOG ASIDE: This ESPN Sports Look with Roy Firestone showcases an interview with Los Angeles Times sportswriter Howard Rosenberg regarding a piece that Rosenberg wrote regarding “one Don in and one Don out”…. which was a story about Miama Coach Don Shula “being in” by having his contract extended….and ABC’s Don Meredith “being out” on Monday Night Football.    Howard…

Gymnastics – 1985 – CBS Pat O’Brien Interviews Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton At 35th NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mary Lou Retton was the first ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics…. and was the only one to do so for twenty years…as she is credited with being a pioneering figure in American women’s gymnastics….including by the four American women who have since equaled her feat consecutively….Carly…

Cycling – 1986 – CBS John Tesh Interviews USA Greg LeMond After His Prologue In Tour De France

DOG ASIDE: In 1986, USA Greg LeMond became the first non-European professional cyclist to win the Tour de France….then LeMond was accidentally shot with multiple pellets while hunting in 1987…..and missed the next two Tours…..only to return to the 1989 Tour…..while completing an improbable comeback by winning in dramatic fashion on the race’s final stage….then he successfully…

Boxing – 1974 – Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Cornermen Archie Moore + Dr Pacheco Remember

DOG ASIDE: This fight is still probably the most watch live audience of all time….and if not….at least during the 20th Century….as well over a billion viewers worldwide watched this historic fight live from the city of Zaire in the Republic of the Congo on October 1, 1974.  Ali verses Foreman….just think about those two…