Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round Heavyweight Title Fight – Larry Holmes VS Michael Spinks – 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: It has always been this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that the only way that a world champion boxer should lose his crown….is by being soundly defeated by the challenger for the title….either by KO, TKO  or a fight that went the distance where the Champ was either knocked down 2 or 3…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Round Undisputed Light Heavywt Title – Michael Spinks VS Jim MacDonald

DOG COMMENTARY: Spinks fought only once in 1984 when he retained his light heavyweight crown with a twelve-round majority decision over Eddie Davis….as he and Dwight Muhammad Qawi were only a couple of weeks away from fighting a rematch in September of that year… but that fight got called off when Qawi was injured during…

Boxing – 1986 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavyweight Title – Michael “Jinx” Spinks VS Steffen Tangstad

DOG ASIDE: After Michael Spinks defended his IBF Heavyweight Title in his rematch with Larry Holmes….he took on two time European Heavyweight Champ Steffen Tangstad in his 2nd title defense on September 6, 1986 at the Las Vegas Hilton….as “Jinx” Spinks would win his 30th fight of his career without a loss….when he pulmetted Tangstad…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round Undisputed Light Heavyweight Championship – Michael Spinks VS David Sears

DOG ASIDE: Michael Spinks was a super great professional boxer during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)…..who dominated the light heavyweight division from 1983 – 1985…..and then holding the lineal heavyweight title from 1985 – 1988….who went undefeated in his first 31 professional fights….while beating such opponents as Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad,…

Boxing – 1980 – 10 Round Light Heavyweight Bout – Michael “Jinx” Spinks VS Yaqui Lopez

DOG COMMENTARY: Michael “Jinx” Spinks turned professional with a win over Eddie Benson….who he knocked out in one round on April 17, 1977 in Las Vegas….which began a 31 fight winning streak that would almost extend to the end of his career. After four more wins, Spinks finished 1977 with the first fight that began…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Bout – Michael Spinks VS Yaqui Lopez

DOG ASIDE: Álvaro Yaqui López is a former Mexican boxer and current member of the Boxing Hall of Famr…who was a very popular Mexican fight fans….was a native of Zacatecas, Zacatecas….as López is considered many as one of the greatest Light Heavyweights to never become world champion. The fascinating story of López starts with his birth under a…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Title – Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi VS Michael Spinks

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi was raised in New Jersey….where he got involved with crime at a young age….eventually being convicted of armed robbery and spending around five years in prison….where at Rahway State Prison he found his place in life….for the prison had an extensive boxing program and one of its inmates, James Scott, was…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Title – Michael Spinks VS David Sears

DOG PHILOSOPHY: World Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion Michael Spinks went into this fight after his wife was tragically killed in a car accident….as this video leads off with a wonderfully introspective view of what his new reality was….and how his dreams had all been changed…..for this is a piece that really touches the heart and…