Boxing – 1984 Junior Lightweight Bout – Rocky Lockridge VS Dennis Cruz

DOG COMMENTARY: Rick “Rocky” Lockridge (born January 30, 1959) is an American former professional boxer….who is known for handing world champion super featherweight champion Roger Mayweather his first defeat….which was a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds….earning him the WBA and Lineal super featherweight titles.  Rocky later won the IBF super featherweight title from Barry Michael.…

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Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker vs Teddy Hatfield

DOG COMMENTARY: Pernell Whitaker (born January 2, 1964) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001….and currently works as a boxing trainer. He is a four-weight world champion….having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight….as well as the undisputed lightweight title and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.…

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Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Jose Luis Rameriz VS Terrence Alli

DOG COMMENTARY: Jose Luis Ramirez is a retired Mexican boxer….who was a two time World Lightweight Champion….compiling a professional record of 102 wins and 9 losses with 82 knockouts….who was a native of Huatabampo, Sonora and a resident of Culiacán,  Ramírez made his professional debut on March 25, 1973 at the age of 15….who climbed slowly…

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NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The Boston Celtics made the 1985 NBA Finals but lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers….as the series exposed some of Boston’s weaknesses….such as the lack of bench scoring….which was exploited after Kevin McHale moved to the starting lineup with Cedric Maxwell bothered by knee injuries. In addition, Larry Bird played through…

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Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Orlando Canizales VS John Camaro & Joe Loving VS Victor Davis

DOG COMMENTARY: Orlando Canizales is an American boxer who won the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title and defended it for a record sixteen consecutive times….as Canizales turned professional in 1984 and was undefeated in twelve fights before meeting the 1984 Olympic gold medalist Paul Gonzalez in 1986. Gonzalez defeated him over twelve rounds….but Canizales rebounded from that…

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Boxing – Special – Championship Titles – How There Became Multiple Champions in WBA, WBC & IBF

DOG COMMENTARY: Having in excess of 600 world championship title fights in my vintage video library to post here at Imasportsphile…I have come to realize that from 1964 to 1995 was truly the golden age of boxing….for there were more great boxers, super great boxers and legendary boxers than at any other time in boxing…

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Boxing – Special – Heavyweight Champions – Cassius Clay – From Olympic Gold To Archie Moore

DOG COMMENTARY: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky….as he had a sister and four brothers….and was named for his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr…..who himself was named in honor of the 19th-century Republican politician and staunch abolitionist, Cassius Marcellus Clay….also from the state of Kentucky…. for he was a descendant…

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NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 2

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1985–86 NBA season ….which pitted the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics against the Western Conference champion Houston Rockets in a rematch of the 1981 Finals….where only Allen Leavell and Robert Reid remained from the Rockets’ 1981 team. The Celtics defeated the Rockets four games…

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NBA – Special – Great Sports Legends – Wilt Chamberlain

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout sports history….there have been exceptional athletes….and then, there have been exceptional exceptional athletes….and Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain was one of the latter…..cuz when you stand 7′ 2″ tall….it is really difficult to be an exceptional exceptional athlete…..but Wilt was….having set numerous all-time NBA records that still stand….but being “exceptional exceptional”….Wilt the Stilt…

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