Boxing – 1986 – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant Wrap Up Of Witherspoon Vs Tubbs Heavywt Title Fight

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 2006….while holding the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986….after on April 29, 1985, Tubbs challenged Greg Page for the WBA Heavyweight Championship…..which Tubbs won by a fifteen-round unanimous decision. On January 17, 1986, Tubbs made his first title defense against former WBC Heavyweight Champion Tim Witherspoon….a fight…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides The Story And Career Highlights Of Champ Tony Tubbs

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2006….and held the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986.  Tubbs made his professional debut on June 14, 1980 with a first-round knockout of Bruce Scott….then after 11 fights, he fought fellow undefeated prospect Clarence Hill on August 7, 1982 by winning a ten-round unanimous decision….after…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides The Story And Career Highlights Of Champ Tony Tubbs

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1997…. and 2002 to 2006….while having held the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986.  On April 29, 1985, Tubbs challenged Greg Page for the WBA Heavyweight Championship…..as Page and Tubbs had fought seven times as amateurs….with Page winning six of them….but for their only meeting…

Boxing – 1979 – Amateur Boxing – USA Vs East Germany – With Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY:  How could any fan of the art of pugilism not want to hear Howard   Cosell describing all the action as Team USA did battle with Team DDR (East Germany) within the confines of the four posts….just one year before they were to most likely going to see each other again in the ring at the…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO Prefight – WBA Heavyweight Title – Tim Witherwspoon Vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE: This HBO Boxing PreFight Show telecast of the impending WBA Heavyweight Title Fight between  Terrible Tim Witherspoon verses Tony TNT Tubbs starts out with Barry Tompkins narrating a indepth personal profile of Tony Tubbs….which is followed by a Larry Merchant analysis of the upcoming fight, as he provides commentary on Tim Witherspoon’s personal profile and relationship…

Boxing 1986 – HBO Prefight Special – WBA Heavywt Title – Champ Tim Witherwspoon vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE:   On January 17, 1986 at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, WBA heavyweight champion Tony “TNT” Tubbs, from Cincinnati, Ohio, fought “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in defense of the title he won from Greg Page seven months earlier. Tubbs was undefeated at 21-0…and Witherspoon came into the fight with a record of…

Boxing – 1988 – 12 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Tony Tubbs VS Iron Mike Tyson

DOG COMMENTARY: This 12 round WBC World Heavyweight Championship Fight took place on March 21, 1988 in Tokyo, Japan….which featured two outstanding heavyweights during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….with the truly legendary Iron Mike Tyson vs Tony Tubbs…. who was a great heavyweight in his own right…..but who unfortunately fought during the…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Rnd WBA Heavyweight Title Tony Tubbs VS Greg Page

DOG ASIDE: Can you imagine if Tony Tubbs or Greg Page had fought in the heavyweight boxing era of Jersey Joe Walcott, Ezzard Charles or Lee Savold (1949 – 1952)….or the heavyweight boxing era of Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johannson (1956 – 1961)….instead of fighting during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….which was…

Boxing – WBA Heavyweight Title – Champ Tony Tubbs VS Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Tony Tubbs was a professional boxing match contested on March 21, 1988 for the WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight Championships….as Tyson was only two months removed from an impressive victory over ex-Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. Shortly after his victory, Tyson’s promoter Don King was able to work out a blockbuster deal…