Boxing – Special – Promoter Don King’s Salute to the Marines

DOG COMMENTARY: Many things have been said and written about one of the most famous professional boxing promoters of all time….Don King….from his globally identifiable hair style…..to his rocky relationship with many well known fighters…..to his style of hyping and selling his fights….to his career long rivalry with boxing promoter Bob Arum…..and to many other…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Jack Dempsey – The Manassa Mauler

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole Sportsphile Chiweenie’s opinion…..Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano were the only super great heavyweight champions in the era of boxing from 1922 to 1964.  The Manassa Mauler was a dominating boxer who to the action to his opponent in virtually every fight.   William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey (June 24,…

Boxing – Best Fights Of Year 1982 & Pre-fight To Hagler VS Sibson Title Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: HBO’s Barry Tompkins and Sugar Ray Leonard hosts this wonderful look at boxing in 1982….a significant year during the golden age of boxing…with such major fights of boxers like Salvador Sanchez, Larry Holmes, Marvin Hagler, Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Aaron Pryor, Alexis Arguello, Tony Ayala (El Toroito went to jail shortly after winning…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Rocky Marciano – Boxing’s Best Special

DOG COMMENTARY: If there were ever a certifiable “Great White Hope” in the heavyweight division of professional boxing….it was the original Rocky….not a some cinematic “Italian Stallion” of the big screen…..but a true undefeated heavyweight champion boxer that ruled the heavyweight division from September 1952 to when he retired from boxing in April of 1956.…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Jack Johnson – Boxings Best Part 1

  DOG COMMENTARY: The life and times of Jack Johnson was a storied history that spanned the globe in the early 1900’s…..as this professional boxer from Galveston, TX provided the background that allowed him to become the most universally known African-American in the world…..who early in his boxing career beat former black heavyweight champ Frank Childs…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Jack Johnson – Boxings Best Special

DOG COMMENTARY: John Arthur “Jack” Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946) was an American boxer nicknamed the Galveston Giant….who at the height of the Jim Crow era of boxing….became the first American black world heavyweight boxing champion….holding the title for 7 years from 1908  to 1915…..but Johnson’s biggest fight was not in the ring….as he…

Boxing – Middleweight Title – Tony Zale VS Rocky Graziano & Featherweight Title – Willie Pep VS Sandy Saddler

DOG COMMENTARY: I really get great joy in bringing these video clips from HBO’s boxing special “Boxing’s Best Grudge Fights”….for in addition to the rare footage…Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant of HBO….really gives the boxing fans so great insight and video highlights of the scintillating grudge fight from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Thomas Rocco Barbella better known…

Boxing – Middleweight Title Fights – Sugar Ray Robinson vs Gene Fullmer & Robinson VS Carmen Basillo

DOG COMMENTARY: This video clip is a continuation of HBO’s boxing special “Boxing’s Best Grudge Fights”….which features the notorious middleweight boxing battles between Sugar Ray Robinson vs Gene Fullmer……and the ring wars between middleweights Sugar Ray Robinson vs Carmen Basillo….as Robinson takes on two rugged middleweight champions in what turned out to be some of the…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Jack Dempsey – HBO Special – Boxing Best

DOG COMMENTARY: This HBO special of “Boxing’s Best covering the exploits of “The Manassa Mauler” Jack Dempsey’s career….from the historic second fight between heavyweight champ Gene Tunney at Soldiers Field in Chicago before 194,934 fans is just awesome footage….followed by additional highlights of Dempsey’s career….including his last professional bout where he knocks Cowboy Luttrell completely out of…