Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides An Upclose & Personal Look At Heavyweight Jose Ribalta

Jose Ribalta was a good heavyweight boxer out of Rodigo, Cuba…..who had a professional boxing career that spanned 17 years from 1982 to 1999….with a career record of 38 wins with 27 KO’s and 17 losses with 1 draw….in which he fought an impressive array of Heavyweight Champions to include James Bonecrusher Smith, Mike Tyson, Leon Spinks,…

Boxing – 1986 – NABF Cruiserwt Title – Henry Tillman Vs Bert Cooper – With Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

This 1986 NABF Cruiserweight title fight between Henry Tillman verses Bert Cooper features CBS’s Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy behind the mikes for the call on this fight between two very good boxers during The Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1995.  Smokin’ Bert Cooper is a retired heavyweight boxer….who fought Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, and Corrie Sanders,…

Boxing – 1986 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Review + Wrapup Lightwt Title – Crawley Vs Bramble

Livingstone Bramble (born on September 3, 1960) was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World. Bramble was raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands….and he became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis. Although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003, he has never officially announced his retirement, and constantly hints that he wishes…

Boxing – 1986 – Mike Tyson + Jim Lampley + Al Wallau Review Heavywt Title Fight Tyson Vs Berbick

This ABC in-studio session with sportscaster Jim Lampley, boxing analyst Alex Wallau and world heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson conducting a “roundtable” discussion of his recent WBC title fight with Trevor Berbick….which provides a wonderful perspective of what was  going on inside Tyson’s mind….he was focused and prepared to be the youngest heavyweight champion ever….and Cus D’Amato was…

Boxing – 1986 – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant Wrap Up Of Witherspoon Vs Tubbs Heavywt Title Fight

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 2006….while holding the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986….after on April 29, 1985, Tubbs challenged Greg Page for the WBA Heavyweight Championship…..which Tubbs won by a fifteen-round unanimous decision. On January 17, 1986, Tubbs made his first title defense against former WBC Heavyweight Champion Tim Witherspoon….a fight…

Boxing – 1986 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Profile Buster Drayton + Davey Moore Before Fight

Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer….who won the IBF world title at junior middleweight (154lb)….after Drayton had turned pro in 1978….he won the vacant IBF title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986….after which he defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year.  In 1988 he took on WBA junior middleweight titleholder Julian Jackson….but…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavywt Title – Spinks Vs Holmes Fight 1 Decision + Post Fight Interviews

Every time that we here at ImaSportsphile see anything having to do with the first Michael Spinks verses Larry Holmes heavyweight title fight…..smoke comes out of our ears, cuz the outcome of this fight really lights a fire in our bellies.  You see, we live by a standard operating procedure around here being that there…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Light Heavyweight Bout – Rick Myers Vs Evander Holyfield – With Al Albert

Evander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in…

Wrestling – 1979 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Introduces $1K Pin Match – Andy Kaufman Vs Diana Peckham

We at ImaSportsphile are happy to introduce this highly touted special wrestling match between Andy Kaufman verses Diana Peckham….whereby, if Peckham pins Kaufman in one three-minute round…..she will win $1000 cash….while Kaufman will have to shave his head bald.  This once in a lifetime special match is introduced by world heavyweight wrestling champion Nature Boy Buddy Rogers….who…