Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks VS Holmes Fight 2

DOG ASIDE:   The fight was billed as “Vindication in Vegas”….as Larry Holmes was a 7.5 to 5 betting favorite going into the fight….wherein Spinks’ purse was $2 million and Holmes’ was $1.125 million….and tickets were priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50.  There was a crowd of 8,328….as the fight was televised live on HBO….…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – HBO PreFight – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes VS Spinks – Fight 1

DOG ASIDE:   This HBO prefight video provides a very good insight into the potential “influences beyond the ring” that surrounded this first fight between Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes vs. Michael “Jinx” Spinks….cuz if there ever were a fight that had more reasons for The Champ to lose to the challenger….it was this fight, which…

Boxing – 1986 – Post Fight Interviews – Heavyweight Title – Michael Spinks VS Larry Holmes – Rematch

DOG ASIDE: It has been my contention for quite some time that the best post-fight boxing interviews during the golden age of boxing were conducted by HBO Boxing’s broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant…..with the latter being the one who was in the ring right after the fight to get…

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…