Special – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports With Barry Tompkins Takes A Look At The NCAA Student Athlete

A subject that has been covered in specials and commentary throughout the years…..which was discussed by HBO’s Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant in this 1980 episode of Inside Sports ….and is still today discussed by many sports pundits and other potential Sportsphiles…..has been the at the core of “What is truly Amatuer Sports?”…..and how it relates to…

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…