Boxing – 1986 – Special – What It Is Like To Be A Mike Tyson Sparring Partner -With Barry Tompkins

There is so much HBO Boxing content in our ImaSportsphile library….in which Barry Thompkins is the lead fight commentator along side of Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant during the entire production of so many memorable fights….when some of the best of Barry Tompkins would show up when he would narrate a career profile of…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Mike Tyson After Defeating Mitch Blood Green

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round heavyweight bout between Mitch Blood Greem verses Iron Mike Tyson was billed as essentially a “New York turf war” between the two rival heavyweight boxing powerhouses from The Big Apple….and although Blood made it through 10 rounds with Iron Mike….it was only because for most of the fight…..Blood ran in the opposite direction of “turf war”…..and contact with Iron Mike for…

Boxing – 1990 – Larry Merchant Explores ReMatch Possibility Of Tyson Vs Douglas After Tyson Was KOd

DOG ASIDE:  HBO’s Larry Merchant explores the possibility of a Buster Douglas verses Mike Tyson re-match after Douglas’ devastating knockout of Mike Tyson in the 10th round of their 12 round undisputed heavyweight championship fight on February 11, 1990 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.   The knockout was so unexpected….since Iron Mike seemed to be invincible…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Barry Tompkins Introduction To Heavyweight Bout With Mitch Green Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:  In this video herewith….HBO’s Barry Tompkins provides the introduction for the 10 round heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden between two legends of boxing in and around New York City in the mid-1980’s which featured Iron Mike Tyson verses Mitch Blood Green  . Barry David Tompkins (born May 2, 1940) is an American sportscaster…who is best known…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant In Ring Interview Of Champ Mike Tyson After Unifying Title Vs Spinks

DOG ASIDE: In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….Michael Spinks was a legendary light heavyweight champion….who should have NEVER been a heavyweight champion…..cuz he did not KO, TKO or seriously restructure Larry Holmes in either of their two fights…as Jinx Spinkx was not a viable heavyweight….evidenced by his short exit (1st round KO) in this fight against…

Boxing – 1990 – HBOs Larry Merchant Interviews With Buster Douglas + Mike Tyson On Possible Long Count

DOG ASIDE: Going into this fight….Mike Tyson was the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world….holding the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles.  Despite the several controversies that marked Tyson’s profile at the time….such as his “fiery” relationship with Robin Givens….added to the contractual battles with longtime manager Bill Cayton….whom Tyson didn’t care for…..especially after the death of father-like Jim Jacobs….and then there…

Boxing – 1990 – Special – HBOs Larry Merchant Proves Referee 10 Count Is Not What Is Thought To Be

DOG ASIDE: After watching so many of HBO’s renowned boxing commentary specialist Larry Merchant perform so many different interviews of fighters…..along with fight wrap-up commentaries….which I have seen in posting our incredible boxing library here at ImaSportsphile….I still can’t figure out if I like the guy for his insight into the artistry of pugilism….or think…

Boxing – 1988 – HBO Larry Merchant Studio Review Of Mike Tyson Vs Michael Spinks Heavywt Title Fight

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks was a boxing match which took place on Monday June 27, 1988…..when both men were undefeated and each had a claim to being the legitimate heavyweight champion. At the time, Tyson held the belts of all three of the major sanctioning organizations of the WBC (World Boxing Council)…the WBA (World Boxing Association)….and IBF (International…