Boxing – 1987 – Highlights – The Year In Boxing In Review With Leonard Vs Hagler + Hearns Vs Roldan

This NBC Sports special featuring a review of the year 1987 in the world of boxing…..as Bill Macatee provides highlights of the highly anticipated WBC Middleweight championship of the world between Sugar Ray Leonard verses Marvelous Marvin Hagler…..and the WBA Middleweight title fight with Thomas Hitman Hearns taking on Juan Roldan for the vacant title…..as Macatee also…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Rnd Wrld Middlewt Title – Thomas Hearns Vs Marvin Hagler – Best 3 Rnds In Boxing

During the mid-1980’s, ESPN began airing outstanding boxing matches through the history of the sports under the marquee heading of SuperBouts ….and one of their hand picked title fights was the April 15, 1985 undisputed world Middleweight championship between Thomas Hitman Hearns verses Marvelous Marvin Hagler.  This video brings back very special memories for us at ImaSportsphile….as our Bone Daddy, the…

Boxing – 1987 – Tim Ryan + Thomas Hearns + Hugh McIlvanney + Arthur Mercante Talk Leonard Vs Hagler

This video features a “round table” type discussion involving CBS Sport boxing broadcast team of Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy, renowned boxing referee Arthur Mercante Sr., sports journalist Hugh McIlvanney from The London Times and then light heavyweight champion Thomas Hearns….wherein the discussion is all things Sugar Ray Leonard verses Marvelous Marvin Hagler, for the undisputed world Middleweight…

Boxing – 1982 – ABCs Keith Jackson Profiles Career Of Marvin Hagler Prior To Caveman Lee Title Fight

ABC sportscasting legend Keith Jackson hosts this prefight show prior to the 1982 world middleweight title fight between Champ Marvin Hagler verses William Caveman Lee….who became the challenger in this fight when the original challenger, Mickey Goodwin, was scheduled to fight Hagler in San Remo, Italy….but Goodwin hurt his left hand in training….so, since Caveman boxed out…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd World Middleweight Title Fight – Caveman Lee Vs Marvin Hagler

Once Marvin Hagler took the middleweight crown….he proved to be a busy world champion…..defeating future world champion Fulgencio Obelmejias of Venezuela by a knockout in eight rounds….then came former world champ Vito Antuofermo in a rematch by TKO in four rounds….as both matches were fought at the Boston Garden near Hagler’s hometown….which endeared him to Boston fight fans. Syrian born Mustafa Hamsho….who…

Boxing – 1984 – Sugar Ray Leonard Talks About His Career And Marvin Hagler For Sportsman Of Year

DOG ASIDE: This video is an excerpt of the 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show….in which host Merlin Olsen introduces 1981 winner of the coveted Sports Illustrated award….who speaks about his career….and specifically about the challenges of retiring from the ring and then returning to the ring.  Sugar Ray Leonard is without question,…

Boxing – 1987 – Larry Merchant Claims Judge Joe Guerra Saw A Fight Nobody Else Saw Leonard Vs Hagler

DOG ASIDE: Sugar Ray Leonard was awarded a controversial split-decision when he fought Marvin Hagler for the Middleweight Championship of the World…..when Judge Dave Moretti scored it 115–113 for Leonard…. while judge Lou Filippo had it 115–113 for Hagler….and Judge José Guerra scored the fight 118–110 for Leonard. Many felt that Hagler deserved the decision…

Boxing – 1987 – HBOs Larry Merchant Reviews Rounds 9 Thru 12 Of Leonard Vs Hagler Title Fight

DOG ASIDE: Round nine of the Sugar Ray Leonard Vs Marvin Hagler undisputed middleweight championship fight  was the most exciting round of the fight….as Hagler hurt Leonard with a left cross and pinned him in a corner….where Leonard looked to be in trouble….but he furiously fought his way out of the corner. The action see-sawed…