Boxing – 1989 – HBO Larry Merchant Showcases Carl Williams On The Road To Fighting Mike Tyson

Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth”, was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Williams’ first title shot was against Larry Holmes…..which was a fight he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a…

Boxing – 1989 – WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson – Fight Only

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began, and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  The fight would only last 93 seconds….while becoming Tyson’s second quickest title fight after his 91-second victory over Michael…

Boxing – 1987 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau In Studio Review Mike Tyson Vs Pinklon Thomas Title Fight

Mike Tyson vs. Pinklon Thomas, billed as “Hard Road to Glory“….was a professional boxing match contested on May 30, 1987, for the WBA and WBC heavyweight championships. Tyson was the aggressor for nearly the entire fight….while constantly getting the better of Thomas with his power punches. Tyson was nearly able to get the victory in the first round….as with about…

Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Larry Merchant Wrapup Heavywt Title Fight Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began….and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  Four years earlier, Williams had challenged then-IBF Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes for the title….only to narrowly lose by…

Boxing – 1990 – Jim Lampley + Larry Merchant Preview Heavywts Adilson Rodrigues Vs George Foreman

This June 16, 1990 ten round heavyweight bout between George Foreman verses Adilson Rodrigues at Caesers Palace in Las Vegas….was Big George’ 3rd fight up to that point 1990….after defeating Gerry Cooney by 4th round KO in January….then defeating Mike Jaimeson by a 4th round TKO in April 1990….as Foreman would go on to fight two more time…

Boxing – 1990 – Jim Lampley + Larry Merchant Preview 10 Rnd Heavywt Bout Henry Tillman Vs Mike Tyson

As Henry Tillman and Mike Tyson enter the arena for the feature bout of the night on June 16, 1990….HBO boxing commentators Jim Lampley and Larry Merchant provided analysis and introspective thoughts of the two combatants….as Tyson was starting to rebound his career after losing his title to Buster Douglas….and Tillman was a viable contender…

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…