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 – 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…

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 – ABCs Frank Gifford Highlights Cruiserwt Title Fight – Evander Holyfield Vs Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Muhammad Qawi vs. Evander Holyfield was billed as “Pandemonium“….and was contested on  July 12, 1986 for the WBA cruiserweight championship. After his defeat by Michael Spinks in March 1983 in a bout for the Undisputed Light Heavyweight Championship….Dwight Muhammad Qawi had been set for a rematch with Spinks in September 1984, however, after Qawi was injured three weeks before the fight and had to…

Boxing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Profiles Life And Career Of Evander Holyfield Prior To Qawi Title Fight

Evvander 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….and on March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Alex Wallau Profiles Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Mohammad Qawi Life And Career

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983…. and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.    He went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights, but then reeled off 14 straight…

Boxing – 1985 – Barry Tompkins Provides A History Of Light Heavyweight Champs Vs Heavyweight Champs

Legendary HBO boxing analyst Barry Tompkins provides a wonderful history of light heavyweight boxing champions taking on heavyweight boxing champions….from Tommy Loughran vs Primo Carnera….to Archie Moore vs Floyd Patterson…..to Ezzard Charles vs Jersey Joe Walcott…..to Billy Conn vs Joe Louis….to Bob Foster vs Joe Frazier…..to Gene Tunney vs Jack Dempsey…..and then came the 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 – Special – An Inside Look At Michael Spinks Transformation From Lt Heavywt To Heavywt

DOG ASIDE:  Michael Jinx Spinks was the undisputed light heavyweight champions…..and basically had beaten every top light heavyweight or cruiserweight boxer in the world…..so, it was time to move up to the heavyweight division….and what better way to do that than schedule a fight with WBC heavyweight champion and undefeated at 48 – 0 Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes….but…