Boxing – 1985 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Highlight Edwin Rosario And Frankie Randell Careers

Frankie Billy Randall (born September 25, 1961) is an American former professional boxer from 1983 to 2005….who was a three-time light welterweight world champion….having held the WBA, WBC and lineal titles between 1994 and 1997. Randall is best known for being the first boxer to defeat Julio César Chávez….whose record at the time of their 1994 fight stood at 89 wins and a draw.   He…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Drivers Start Your Engines + The Pace Lap Before The Start

        This video starts out with with ABC’s always eloquent and elegant legendary sportscaster Jim McKay…..as he introduces the start of the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Race….when Mary Hulman, Chairman of the Board at Indianapolis Motor Speedway makes the famous call….“Drivers start your engines”.…to which 33 different race car drivers enter their cars…

MLB – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Award – Stan Musial Introduces Baseball Nominees

Each year Sports Illustrated Magazine presents its Sports Person of the Year  award show with candidates from nearly every genre of sports highlighted by category…..baseball, football, boxing, baseball etc.  This 1984 version of the awards show was produced by HBO and features host Merlin Olsen….who introduces famous stars and past winners of the award that turn…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Cover The Rain Delay And Set Up The Race

The 1986 Indy 500 was delayed for an entire week for the 1st time in the history of the race….as ABC’s race day team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey do a great job of covering the time during the delay…..and then providing an inside look at how the major race teams dealt…

Boxing – 1982 – ABCs Keith Jackson Profiles Career Of Marvin Hagler Prior To Caveman Lee Title Fight

ABC sportscasting legend Keith Jackson hosts this prefight show prior to the 1982 world middleweight title fight between Champ Marvin Hagler verses William Caveman Lee….who became the challenger in this fight when the original challenger, Mickey Goodwin, was scheduled to fight Hagler in San Remo, Italy….but Goodwin hurt his left hand in training….so, since Caveman boxed out…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Special Film – Countdown To The Indy 500 – Rick Mears Wins His 1st Indy 500

This is an awesome video account and highlights of the 1979 Indy 500…..which speaks vividly to how much technology of filming the classic race has come in the past 41 years…..while providing a wonderful view of how far racing technology has come too….evidenced by the skills and timing of the pit crews back in the…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd World Middleweight Title Fight – Caveman Lee Vs Marvin Hagler

Once Marvin Hagler took the middleweight crown….he proved to be a busy world champion…..defeating future world champion Fulgencio Obelmejias of Venezuela by a knockout in eight rounds….then came former world champ Vito Antuofermo in a rematch by TKO in four rounds….as both matches were fought at the Boston Garden near Hagler’s hometown….which endeared him to Boston fight fans. Syrian born Mustafa Hamsho….who…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant Provide Judges Review Of 1st Spinks Vs Holmes

This video simply “puts a burr in our ass” here at ImaSportsphile…..because it highlights one of the great “shams” of boxing history…..as the unanimous decision in favor of Spinks….could just as easily and more correctly gone the other way…..had Holmes not been fighting to tie the immortal Rocky Marciano.  Yeah, Spinks probably out-boxed the champ by…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – Entrance To The Ring + Introduction Of Jr Welterwt Bout – McGirt Vs Warren

James Walter “Buddy” McGirt (born January 17, 1964) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1997, and has since worked as a boxing trainer. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the IBF junior welterweight title in 1988….and the WBC and lineal welterweight titles from 1991 to 1993.  As a trainer he has worked with multiple world champions….including Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Hasim Rahman, Paulie Malignaggi, and Sergey Kovalev. …