Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Pre Fight On Larry Holmes With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard Cosell interview Muhammad Ali before his attempt to regain the world heavyweight championship for the fourth time against Larry Holmes…..as Ali proclaims that “Holmes behind will be mine in nine”.  Then Cosell shifts to an interview reigning heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes….who literally had worshiped Ali while calling him his…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Pre Fight Rant On Big George Foreman

DOG COMMENTARY: This is another of Ali’s pre-fight banter…..for he was already working on the indestructible George Foreman long before the Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire, Africa…..and if you listen to what he’s telling Big George….who also holds a hallowed spot as one of this lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphiles legendary heavyweight boxers during the…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Cassius Clay – Talking Smack To Sonny Liston

DOG COMMENTARY: What is it about so many of the truly great athletes throughout history….that they all were masters of “TALKING SMACK”….I mean, just think about Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Pete Rose, Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Reggie Jackson, Magic Johnson et al…..cuz all these cats could talk some smack….but none could hold a candle to…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Bout – Muhammad Ali VS Trevor Berbick

DOG COMMENTARY: On December 11, 1981, Muhammad Ali entered the ring for the last time as a heavyweight boxer…..he was 39 years 328 days old….having fought 60 battles against the entire array of heavyweight boxers…from the golden age of boxing….for the better part of 18 years. I guess if you consider the 3 years he…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – ABC Tribute To The Greatest

DOG COMMENTARY: Thanks to ABC’s lead boxing commentator Howard Cosell….they held a very valuable position in regards to their rights to cover Muhammad Ali fights and events….cuz these two men built their truly legendary careers by the very respectful relationship that they built between each other…..as Ali let Cosell see more and more of the…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Going To Jail & Big Cat & & Foley & Bonavena

DOG COMMENTARY: This video is a special clip from HBO’s Boxing’s Best series featuring Muhammad Ali…..as it remembers vividly the time after Cassius Clay took the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston….then announced he was converting to the Islam faith…..following his career from Liston through his fights with Big Cat Williams, Oscar Bonavena and Zora Foley….where…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – HBO Special – Ali VS Frazier – 3 Wars

DOG COMMENTARY: HBO does a tremendous job of presenting an incredible inside look the rivalry and three grudge fights between Muhammad Ali and Smokin’ Joe Frazier….but 1st Barry Tompkins goes on to show the first time each of these two legendary heavyweight champions got knocked down…..Ali by Henry Cooper…..Frazier by Oscar Bonavena…..then we get to…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Special – Boxing’s Best – Muhammad Ali

DOG COMMENTARY: HBO’s Boxing’s Best series was in this lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….the very best boxing special series ever produced…..especially this one on “Muhammad Ali – Boxing’s Best”….for it covers The Greatest from his youth through the end of his career and beyond.  There have been so many great pieces done on Ali….that it…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Pre-Fight Previews – Champ Larry Holmes VS Muhammad Ali

DOG COMMENTARY: When you watch the pre-fight previews as presented herewith….take time to listen to the words of Ali when Howard Cosell asks him about why he is fighting again…..after having one year prior told Cosell he was not going to go out like Joe Louis being beaten when he is so old he couldn’t…

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