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 – 1983 – 10 Rnd Lightweight Bout – Hector Macho Camacho VS Cubanito Perez

DOG ASIDE: When Hector “Macho” Camacho fought Irleis “El Cubanito” Perez on April 3, 1983 in Phoenix, AZ….both fighters game into this lightweight match undefeated….as Macho was 20 – 0….and El Cubanito was 25 – 0….which had all the earmarks of a really good fight that could go the distance….which it did….as Camacho won a…

Gymnastics – 1984 McDonalds USGF American Cup – Indianapolis IN – Mary Lou Retton & Tim Daggett

DOG ASIDE: The part of this video depicting the 1984 McDonald’s USGF American Cup was a competition that transpired prior to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..in which the USA Men’s Gymnastics Team won the Olympic gold medal in Team Competition….so, therefore the interviews with team members Tim Daggett, Scott Johnson, Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar…

NBA – Special -NBA Ref Jess Thompson Helps 7 Yr Old Natalie Ross Sing Nathional Anthem

DOG COMMENTARY: By the time this wonderful video of NBA referee Jess Thompson helping 7 year old Natalie Ross sing the National Anthem prior to a Philadelphia 76’ers game in the 1980’s is truly one of the best “nuggets of gold” in the Imasportsphile treasure chest of vintage content….for it shows the “better side” of…

NBA – 1984 All Star Game – Denver McNichols Arena – Dick Stockton & Tom Heinsohm & Brett Musberger

DOG ASIDE: The 34th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on January 29, 1984 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado….the home of the Denver Nuggets…..with the East squad being coached by Boston Celtics K. C. Jones….and the West squad was coached by Utah Jazz Frank Layden.  Starters for the East were the Celtics…

NBA – Special – CBS 1987 All Star Game Preview – Hosts Pat O’Brien & Rick Berry & Gary Neale

DOG COMMENTARY: The 37th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 8, 1987 at Seattle’s Kingdome in Seattle, Washington…..as the Seattle SuperSonics power forward Tom Chambers was the game’s MVP. The Eastern Conference team consisted of the Washington Bullets’ Moses Malone and Jeff Malone….the Philadelphia 76ers’ Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks and Charles Barkley….the Boston…

Boxing – 1981 Lightweight Bout – Rodolfo Gato Gonzalez VS Andy Ganigan imasportsphile.com

DOG COMMENTARY: This is a great lightweight boxing match between Gato Gonzales vs. Andy Ganigan….a fight that features two boxers who were voted to The Ring Magazine’s 100 hardest punchers list…..and these two guys were lightweights….for this fight is well worth the watch. Rodolfo González was born December 16, 1945 in Guadalajara, Jalisco was a Mexican boxer…

Boxing – Highlights – 1980 Lightweight Bout – Aaron Pryor VS Julio Valdez – Exciting 4th Round TKO

DOG ASIDE: On March 16, 1980, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor entered the ring against Julio Valdez of Puerto Rico with a 22 – 0 record….as he made short order of Valdez with a 4th round TKO victory….as the 4th round highlights seen in this video herewith showed why many boxing affectionardos at the time felt…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Jose Luis Rameriz VS Terrence Alli

DOG COMMENTARY: Jose Luis Ramirez is a retired Mexican boxer….who was a two time World Lightweight Champion….compiling a professional record of 102 wins and 9 losses with 82 knockouts….who was a native of Huatabampo, Sonora and a resident of Culiacán,  Ramírez made his professional debut on March 25, 1973 at the age of 15….who climbed slowly…