Boxing – 1987 – CBS Sports – Boxing Year In Review – Hosts Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG COMMENTARY:    CBS Sports lead televised boxing analyst team during the 1970’s and 1980’s were Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy….who were certainly rivaled by the other networks that carried significant fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as NBC’s team consisted of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco….when HBO’s team had a trifecta in…

Boxing – Great Grudge Fights – Ali-Frazier & Robinson-Fullmer & Louis-Schmeling & Dempsey-Tunney

DOG COMMENTARY:    This HBO Boxing Special with Hosts Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant….in which they review all of The Greatest Grudge Fights throughout the history of boxing is without a doubt one of the true treasures within our ImaSportsphile boxing library…..cuz within the four corners of the ring….where the “sweet science of boxing” of boxing is exhibited….there lies…

Boxing – 1987 – HBO PreFight Special – Middleweight Title – Marvin Hagler VS Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG ASIDE: During the years from 1964 to 1995….the sports world….and especially the boxing universe….was blessed with legendary heavyweight champions like Muhammad Ali, Smokin Joe Frazier and Big George Foreman in the 1960s and 1970s….plus heavyweights Iron Mike Tyson, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and Lennox Lewis in the 1980s and 1990s….along with featherweights /…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Jeff McCracken

DOG COMMENTARY: After Thomas “Hitman” Hearns lost to Sugar Ray Leonard in his attempt to unify the world welterweight title….he did two very distinct things…..1st, he moved up in weight to the light middleweight and middleweight divisions….mainly because at his height of 6’2″, it was easier for him to make weight by putting on pounds…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Kevin Howard

DOG COMMENTARY: In November 1979, Sugar Ray Leonard defeated a super great boxer of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) in Wilfred Benitez to win his first title….which he held until he lost his first fight in June 1980 with Roberto Duran….another boxing legend during the golden age….a title which he regained in…

Boxing – Best Fights Of Year 1982 & Pre-fight To Hagler VS Sibson Title Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: HBO’s Barry Tompkins and Sugar Ray Leonard hosts this wonderful look at boxing in 1982….a significant year during the golden age of boxing…with such major fights of boxers like Salvador Sanchez, Larry Holmes, Marvin Hagler, Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Aaron Pryor, Alexis Arguello, Tony Ayala (El Toroito went to jail shortly after winning…

Boxing – Middleweight Title – Tony Zale VS Rocky Graziano & Featherweight Title – Willie Pep VS Sandy Saddler

DOG COMMENTARY: I really get great joy in bringing these video clips from HBO’s boxing special “Boxing’s Best Grudge Fights”….for in addition to the rare footage…Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant of HBO….really gives the boxing fans so great insight and video highlights of the scintillating grudge fight from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Thomas Rocco Barbella better known…

Boxing – Middleweight Title – Marvelous Marvin Hagler VS Alan Minter

DOG COMMENTARY: After Marvelous Marvin Hagler finally got a shot at the undisputed world middleweight boxing championship in November 1979 against then champ Vito Antuofermo…whom he fought to a 15 round draw…..even though many boxing pundits at the time said that Hagler won the fight…..but the Marvelous one was fortunate that a second title shot…