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 – 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 – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant Provide Judges Review Of 1st Spinks Vs Holmes

This video simply “puts a burr in our ass” here at ImaSportsphile…..because it highlights one of the great “shams” of boxing history…..as the unanimous decision in favor of Spinks….could just as easily and more correctly gone the other way…..had Holmes not been fighting to tie the immortal Rocky Marciano.  Yeah, Spinks probably out-boxed the champ by…

Boxing – 1985 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Michael Spinks After Defeating Larry Holmes

In this post fight interview of newly crowned IBF Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks….after defeating longtime heavyweight champ Larry Holmes in their first fight…..was conducted by HBO’s Larry Merchant….who typically was a fairly good interviewer….but in this interview, he asks some fairly “off the wall” questions like…“Do you think your training for this fight will revolutionize boxing training?”….which…

Boxing – 1985 – HBO Boxing Special Feature – The Making Of Michael Spinks Body Into A Heavyweight

The transition of a light heavyweight boxer into a heavyweight boxer has historically been a difficult task to accomplish successfully….and this is especially true when transforming a light heavyweight champion into a heavyweight champion…..with the most successful transition being the transformation of Evander Holyfield….albeit was Michael Spinks who was the 1st light heavyweight champion to…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Covers Interview Of Larry Holmes On His View Of Rocky Marciano

DOG COMMENTARY: We have stated on many occasions that we at ImaSportsphile are of the opinion that there are only three ways to take a champions belt….KO….TKO….or seriously disfiguring the champ’s face….and Michael Spinks did neither…..so, by our standards…..Larry Holmes should have at least tied the real Rocky’s record. We have a great number of…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Larry Holmes The Easton Assassin + His Empire In Easton

DOG ASIDE: Larry Holmes is a retired American boxer who has a net worth of $18 million dollars. Larry Holmes was born in November of 1949 in Easton, Pennsylvania….which also worked to provide his boxing nickname, The Easton Assassin. Throughout his career, Holmes became known for his incredible rate of success, landing him as one…

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 – 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…