Boxing 1983 Highlights 12 Rnd NABF Welterweight Title Fight Tommy Ayers Vs Marlon Starling

DOG ASIDE: There were so many “legends of boxing” that came out of the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1995….plus there were also a plethora of “really good to truly great“ boxers that also fought during this historical era of the sport of boxing….and the truth be known, many of the fighters in that group of…

Boxing – 1985 – The Story Of Trainer Eddie Futch Being In Both Larry Holmes & Michael Spinks Corner

DOG ASIDE: Eddie Futch (August 9, 1911 – October 10, 2001) was a boxing trainer…..who among his credentials included training four of the five boxers who defeated Muhammad Ali…including Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick….as Futch also trained  Riddick Bowe and Montell Griffin….when they handed future Hall of Fame fighters Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones, Jr., their first professional defeats. In Baltimore, Maryland,…

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 – 1980 – Highlights – Best Fights In 1980 – Leonard Vs Duran Ali Vs Holmes Cuevas Vs Hearns

DOG ASIDE: This video is really something special…..as it captures the entire year of 1980 in boxing….which was a really dramatic year in the sport…..as four legends in boxing faced off against each other…..when Surgar Ray Leonard went toe to toe with Nabis de Piedra (hands of stone) Roberto Duran in the first fight…..and ended the…

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 – 1986 – Alex Wallau Interviews Sugar Ray Leonard On Comeback From Eye Surgery To Fite Hagler

DOG ASIDE:  This interview by ABC’s Alex Wallau with Sugar Ray Leonard took place right after Mike Tyson had defeated Trevor Berbick for the WBC Heavyweight Title on November 22, 1986….as Wallau talks to Sugar Ray about why he is returning to the ring….and what his concerns were about his eye if he returned.  Alex…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Hector Camacho After Defeating Edwin Rosario

DOG ASIDE: The first three rounds were swept by Camacho on all three judges’ scorecards….while keeping Rosario away with his jab and out circling the pursuing challenger….when in the fourth, Rosario began to turn things around by landing an uppercut in the final seconds….which earned him the round….then in round five, Rosario connected with a left to…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy + Sugar Ray Leonard On Super Lightwt Title Sacco Vs Hatcher

DOG ASIDE:  Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939) is a retired Canadian-born American sportscaster….who was a lead boxing announcer during the 1970’s and 1980’s for Mutual Radio, NBC, CBS, and fights shown on Closed-circuit television….with notable fights Ryan called including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier….Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena….Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson….Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard….Marvin Haglervs. Sugar Ray Leonard… and Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim.  His…