Boxing – 1982 – Special – Highlights Of Year – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY:    It is our opinion at ImaSportsphile that The Golden Age of Boxing ….which covered a period starting in with heavyweight Cassius Clay taking down the mighty Bear, Sonny Liston in February of 1964….and running through Evander Holyfield losing his heavyweight title to Lennox Lewis in March of 1999.    he Golden Age of Boxing….unveiled…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Round WBC Championship – Alexis Arguello VS Ray Boom Boom Mancini

DOG COMMENTARY: There were many many super great to legendary boxers during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) that became world lightweight champions to include Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran, Carlos “Teo” Ortiz, Julio Cezar Chavez, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Edwin Rosario, Jose Luis Ramirez, Oscar de la Hoya, Miguel…

Boxing – Junior Welterweight Title – Hector Macho Camacho VS Ray Boom Boom Mancini

DOG COMMENTARY: This junior welterweight title fight between Hector “Macho” Camacho vs Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini took place on March 6, 1989 for the WBO world junior welterweight title…..as Camacho became the 1st ever title holder in this new WBO division…..after winning a very close split-decision fight in Las Vegas.  This fight featured one of…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Champ Livingstone Bramble vs Ray Boom Boom Mancini

DOG ASIDE: Livingstone Bramble was a professional boxer raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands….who became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis.  Bramble began boxing professionally on October 16, 1980 by knocking out Jesus Serrano in round one….whom he would outpoint Serrano in a rematch. In his fourth fight, Bramble faced the more experienced, fringe…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Alexis Arguello

DOG COMMENTARY: This world lightweight title fight features two really outstanding fighters…..as Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini comes into this fight with a 20 – 0 record with 15 KO’s….who is getting his first chance at fighting for the title that his father, Lenny Mancini, had taken away from him by entering World War II in…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Alexis Arguello vs Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

DOG ASIDE: Alexis Argüello was known by the ring name El Flaco Explosivo (The Explosive Thin-Man )….was a Nicaraguan professional boxer and politician. As a boxer he was a three-weight world champion….having held the WBA featherweight title….the WBC super featherweight title & WBA junior lightweight title….and WBC lightweight title. He has regularly been cited as one of the greatest…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Bobby Chacon

DOG ASIDE: On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old Mancini met 27-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim. Kim had struggled to make the 135lb weight limit….and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout was at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas….and was televised live at 1pm PST on CBS Sports.  It was…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Ernesto Espana

DOG ASIDE: On April 30, 1980….Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini defeated Bobby Sparks with a knockout at 1:28 in the first round for the regional Ohio State Lightweight title. Over a year later on May 16, 1981, Mancini won his first major title by defeating Jorge Morales for the NABF Lightweight championship….when the referee determined that…