Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Bouts – Frank Tate Vs Prejean + Orlando Canizales Vs Camaro + Loving Vs Davis

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 fight card featured five 6 rounds bouts including  middleweights Frank Tate vs Calvin Prejean, bantamweights Orlando Canizales vs John Camoro, light heavyweights Joe Loving vs Victor Davis, super middleweights Pancho Carter vs Keith Vinning and super lightweights Mike Goudeau vs Allen Gay….as these fights took place on September 4, 1985 at…

Boxing – 1983 – World Amateur Championship – Welterweight Bout – Mark Breland Vs Sun Yung Bol

DOG ASIDE:  There were a great number of televised amateur boxing competitions (ie: USA vs USSR, etc), championships (AAU, Golden Gloves & World Championships) that were televised on national networks in the USA during the Golden Age of Boxing….from 1964 to 1995….as this was a period where the sport of boxing attracted some really outstanding young…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – Greatest USA Olympic Boxers In History – Host Al Albert + Randy Gordon

DOG ASIDE:   USA Network was an active player in live televised boxing during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….especially with their Saturday Night At The Fights program….featuring their boxing broadcast team of Al Albert (brother of legendary sportscaster Marv Albert) and Randy Gordon….who grew up around the fight game in New York City.    This USA Boxing Special…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Lightweight Bout – Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker VS Teddy Hatfield

DOG COMMENTARY:  Pernell Whitaker is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001….while compiling a 40 wins 4 losses and 1 draw career….who was a four-weight world champion…. having won world titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight….after facing all the legends and super greats of during his time in the ring to include Greg Haugen, Jose Luis Ramirez, Azumah…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Heavyweight Bout – Tyrell Biggs VS Sterling Benjamin

DOG ASIDE: After the success of the US Olympic Boxing Team at the 1984 L A Olympics….Pernell Whitaker, Evander Holyfield, Virgil Hill, Frank Tate, Mark Breland, and Meldrick Tayler all went on to the professional ranks to become world champions….but the one gold medal winner who was touted as the next heavyweight champion of the…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Cruiserweight Bout – Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield VS Rick Myers

DOG ASIDE: Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield started out his professional boxing career as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey….followed by a March…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker vs Teddy Hatfield

DOG COMMENTARY: Pernell Whitaker (born January 2, 1964) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001….and currently works as a boxing trainer. He is a four-weight world champion….having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight….as well as the undisputed lightweight title and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Ernie Singletary

DOG COMMENTARY: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns rates as one of my “super great boxers” of the golden age of boxing from 1964 – 1995…..and his opponent Ernie Singletary was a good enough boxer to get shot at the IBF super middleweight title against Champ Murray Sutherland…..as he was no pushover for Hitman in this his 1st…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Bout – Evander Holyfield VS Lionel Byarm

DOG COMMENTARY: This 6 round light heavyweight boxing match between Evander Holyfield vs Lionel Byarm…..was Holyfield’s 1st professional fight….a fight that took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City billed as “A Night of Gold”…..featuring 5 gold medal winning boxers from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics including Mark Breland, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor,…