Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Welterwt Bout – Louis Howard Vs Dwight Williams – With Don Chevrier + A Dundee

This 1985 six round welterweight bout between Louis Howard verses Dwight Williams was aired live on USA Network on March 29th….as a Don King Productions featuring Don Chevrier and Angelo Dundee behind the mike on the call of the fight.  Louis Howard was a welterweight boxer out of St. Louis, Missouri….who had a nine year…

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Wrestling – 1979 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Introduces $1K Pin Match – Andy Kaufman Vs Diana Peckham

We at ImaSportsphile are happy to introduce this highly touted special wrestling match between Andy Kaufman verses Diana Peckham….whereby, if Peckham pins Kaufman in one three-minute round…..she will win $1000 cash….while Kaufman will have to shave his head bald.  This once in a lifetime special match is introduced by world heavyweight wrestling champion Nature Boy Buddy Rogers….who…

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Boxing – 1985 – 12 Rnd Continental Americas Welterweight Title Fight – Davey Hilton Vs Dennis Horne

Davey Hilton Jr. (born December 9, 1963) is a Canadian former boxing world champion….who is a member of the Fighting Hilton Family….who held the WBC super middleweight title briefly after defeating Dingaan Thobela in  2000….but shortly thereafter, the WBC stripped it from him after child molestation charges were leveled against him. Hilton suffered only two losses in his career to fellow Canadians Stephane Ouellett, and Alain Bonnamie…..after compiling…

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Boxing – 1985- 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – James Broad Vs Tim Witherspoon – With Don Chevrier

Tim Witherspoon (born December 27, 1957) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1979 to 2003. He was a two-time world heavyweight champion, having held the WBC title in 1984, and the WBA title in 1986. Witherspoon also worked as a regular sparring partner for Muhammad Ali.   On May 20, 1983, Witherspoon would have his first attempt at earning a world title by taking on…

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Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – Wabash Cannonball – With Highlights Of Cards World Champ Gas House Gang

“The Wabash Cannon Ball” was a fast express train line on the Wabash Railroad. This express train traveled throughout the middle and western United States….and also, on the Great Rock Island Route in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s. “The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball”….is the title of an American folk song…

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Boxing – 1983 – 10 Round Welterweight Bout – J C Kim Vs Robin Blake – With Al Bernstein + Sam Rosen

Rockin Robin Blake was a really good professional boxer out of Leveland, Texas….who fought from 1981 to 1990….while establishing a career record of 33 wins with 21 by KO and 8 losses….in which he fought and won the USA Texas State Welterweight Title on two separate occasions….when in 1986 he beat Ezzard Charles Adams in a…

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Boxing – 1983 – 15 Round Welterweight Title Fight – Colin Jones Vs Donald Curry – With Chris Schenkel

Colin Jones (born 21 March 1959) was a Welsh boxer that became British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion….who before turning professional, he represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He was one of the hardest punching welterweights of his generation….with the ability to knock fighters out with a single shot from either hand….which allowed him the luxury of being a notoriously…

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Comedy – 1983 – HBO On Location Special – America’s Top Comedians Delivering Their Best Punch Lines

One of the best comedy programs on television during the decade of the 1980’s was HBO’s On Location…..which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein.  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by Robert Klein….and the program became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from comedians such as George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich…

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Music – 1947 – Hank Williams Sr – Move It On Over

“Move It On Over“ is a very popular song written and recorded by the American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1947….as this was Williams’ first major hit….afterr reaching # 4 on the Billboard Singles chart. The song is considered one of the earliest examples of rock and roll music. Many others have recorded and performed the song subsequently…..notably the hit versions by George…

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