Boxing – 1981 – Don Dunphy PreFight Analysis + Interview With Ernie Singletary Before Hearns Fight

DOG ASIDE Ernie Singletary was a typical Philadelphia fighter…..tough, well trained, always prepared, could take a punch as evidenced by his ability to go the distance with Thomas Hitman Hearns….who fought some mighty fine middleweights in his 26 win 6 loss career such as Murray Sutherland, Jame Hardrock Green, world champ Alan Minter and Frank Animal Fletcher…..as he is interviewed…

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…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Randy Shields

DOG COMMENTARY: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns was 30 – 0 with 27 KO’s when he entered the ring on April 25, 1981….to defend his WBA world welterweight title for the 2nd time against Randy Shields….an accomplished club fighter who had a career of 41 wins 9 losses 1 draw….having fought for a world title on 2…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Jeff McCracken

DOG COMMENTARY: After Thomas “Hitman” Hearns lost to Sugar Ray Leonard in his attempt to unify the world welterweight title….he did two very distinct things…..1st, he moved up in weight to the light middleweight and middleweight divisions….mainly because at his height of 6’2″, it was easier for him to make weight by putting on pounds…

Boxing – WBC Super Middleweight Title – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Thomas Hearns II

DOG COMMENTARY: Following “The Showdown” (Leonard / Hearns Fight 1)….Sugar Ray defended the undisputed world welterweight championship once by knocking out Bruce Finch in the third round….then he retired after having surgery to repair a detached retina in his left eye. Hearns moved up in weight and outpointed Wilfred Benitez to win the WBC light-middleweight title…

Boxing – Welterweight Title – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Thomas Hearns

DOG COMMENTARY: A common thread of gold that ran through the very heart of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) was the number of times that boxing legends fought each other….and this one was as big as it got….WBC welterweight champion Sugar Ray Leonard vs WBA welterweight champion Thomas “Hitman” Hearns….as this war…