Boxing – 1989 – HBO Larry Merchant Showcases Carl Williams On The Road To Fighting Mike Tyson

Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth”, was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Williams’ first title shot was against Larry Holmes…..which was a fight he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a…

Boxing – 1989 – WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson – Fight Only

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began, and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  The fight would only last 93 seconds….while becoming Tyson’s second quickest title fight after his 91-second victory over Michael…

Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Larry Merchant Wrapup Heavywt Title Fight Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began….and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  Four years earlier, Williams had challenged then-IBF Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes for the title….only to narrowly lose by…

Boxing – 1990 – Jim Lampley + Larry Merchant Preview Heavywts Adilson Rodrigues Vs George Foreman

This June 16, 1990 ten round heavyweight bout between George Foreman verses Adilson Rodrigues at Caesers Palace in Las Vegas….was Big George’ 3rd fight up to that point 1990….after defeating Gerry Cooney by 4th round KO in January….then defeating Mike Jaimeson by a 4th round TKO in April 1990….as Foreman would go on to fight two more time…

Boxing – 1987 – Highlights – The Year In Boxing In Review With Leonard Vs Hagler + Hearns Vs Roldan

This NBC Sports special featuring a review of the year 1987 in the world of boxing…..as Bill Macatee provides highlights of the highly anticipated WBC Middleweight championship of the world between Sugar Ray Leonard verses Marvelous Marvin Hagler…..and the WBA Middleweight title fight with Thomas Hitman Hearns taking on Juan Roldan for the vacant title…..as Macatee also…

Boxing – 1990 – HBOs Jim Lampley Tells The Sorty Of A Kinder And Softer Mike Tyson After 1st Loss

Jim Lampley and Sugar Ray Leonard of HBO Boxing provide a special feature about the Mike Tyson that appears after he lost his title to Buster Douglas….as a “kinder and gentler” Mike Tyson…who takes some personal time to be introspective while traveling back to the home of Cuz D’Amato in the Catskills, New York….where he grew up being…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant + Jim Lampley Preview 12 Rnd WBC Lt Heavywt Title Leonard Vs Lalonde

The first fight in many decades involving titles in two different categories and the WBC world Super Middleweight championship sees Sugar Ray Leonard become boxing’s second four division world champion….and its first five division world champion when he knocks out WBC world Light Heavyweight champion Donnie Lalonde in the ninth round, also winning the WBC’s vacant Super Middleweight championship,…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard Highlight All Things Past And Future For Leonard

On November 7, 1988, Leonard made another comeback, facing Don Lalonde at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. They fought for Lalonde’s WBC Light Heavyweight Championship and the newly created WBC Super Middleweight Championship….which meant that Lalonde had to make 168 lbs. Many were critical of Leonard for stipulating that his opponent, natural 175 pounder, should weigh less than his usual fighting weight….which…

Boxing – 1987 – Larry Merchant Profiles The Problems Of Donald Curry Going Into McCallum Title Fight

After losing to his welterweight crown to Lloyd Honeyghan….Donald Curry moved up to the light middleweight division. Curry then defeated Tony Montgomery to win the USBA light middleweight title on February 7, 1987….as Montgomery was disqualified in the 5th round for intentional headbutts….and that is when Curry’s next opponent, former IBF light middleweight champion Carlos Santos….was also disqualified…