Boxing – WBA Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Marvin Johnson VS Leslie Stewart

DOG COMMENTRY: ABC’s Wide World of Sports was a leader is sports television…..which brought all kinds of sports from all over the world…..and some of the best profile pieces of athletes and sporting events…..and this video starts off with a great piece on the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons on the…

Boxing – IBF Cruiserweight Title – Champ Ricky Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: Evander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985 he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey….followed by a knockout of Fred Brown in the first…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Bout – Evander Holyfield VS Lionel Byarm

DOG COMMENTARY: This 6 round light heavyweight boxing match between Evander Holyfield vs Lionel Byarm…..was Holyfield’s 1st professional fight….a fight that took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City billed as “A Night of Gold”…..featuring 5 gold medal winning boxers from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics including Mark Breland, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor,…

Boxing – Cruiserweight Bout – Evander Holyfield VS Rick Myers imasportsphile

DOG COMMENTARY: During the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) there were many super great fighters and more than a couple of handfuls of legendary fighters…..and two of the super greats who almost reached legendary status…..as Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and Michael “jinx” Spinks were both great light heavyweight / crusierweight champions…..and both…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Champ Livingstone Bramble vs Ray Boom Boom Mancini

DOG ASIDE: Livingstone Bramble was a professional boxer raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands….who became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis.  Bramble began boxing professionally on October 16, 1980 by knocking out Jesus Serrano in round one….whom he would outpoint Serrano in a rematch. In his fourth fight, Bramble faced the more experienced, fringe…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Alexis Arguello

DOG COMMENTARY: This world lightweight title fight features two really outstanding fighters…..as Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini comes into this fight with a 20 – 0 record with 15 KO’s….who is getting his first chance at fighting for the title that his father, Lenny Mancini, had taken away from him by entering World War II in…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Hector Macho Camacho VS Cornelius Boza Edwards

DOG COMMENTARY: Any time you get two former world champions together in the ring….you typically get an action fight….especially in the lightweight divisions…..and both Hector Camacho and Cornelius Boza Edwards  were known as punchers….but this fight was more of a technical fight by both fighters that went the distance….not overly exciting but still a good…

Boxing – Jr Welterweight Bout – Hector Camacho VS Howard Davis

DOG ASIDE: Howard Edward Davis, Jr. was an American amateur and professional boxer….who grew up on Long Island as the eldest of 10 children….learning boxing from his father. After being inspired by a movie about Muhammad Ali….Davis embarked on his amateur career. He won the 1976 Olympic gold medal one week after his mother died…..being awarded…

Boxing – WBA Super Featherwt Title – Hector Macho Camacho VS Rafael Solis

DOG COMMENTARY: Hector Camacho was a by-product of the streets of New York City….with a toughness that edges on meanness….an simple attitude that if you hit me, I hit you back harder and more often with all I got….plus he  like he has a magic combination of talent, energy and nerve….with the kind of smile…