Boxing – WBC Light Heavyweight Title – Dwight Muhhamad Quawi VS Jerry Martin

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Muhammad Qawi born Dwight Braxton is an American former professional boxer….who won world titles at light heavyweight and cruiserweight….was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004…..and lands on my list of great boxers in the golden age of boxing. Qawi, then known as Dwight Braxton, was born in Baltimore, Maryland….growing up in…

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Boxing – WBC Light Heavyweight Title – Marvin Pops Johnson VS Mathew Franklin

DOG COMMENTARY: The light heavyweight division of boxing during the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995 had two legendary light heavyweight champions in Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns….along with two definitely super great almost legendary fighters in Evander Holyfield and Michael Spinks…..and several great to super great boxers….of which Marvin Pops Johnson…

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Boxing – IBF Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Bobby Czyz VS Jim MacDonald

DOG ASIDE: Robert Edward Czyz is a retired American boxer and commentator….who was both a former world light heavyweight and world cruiserweight champion…nicknamed the “Matinee Idol”….as Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team whose other members died in the 1980 plane crash. Because of an auto accident one week before the fatal trip….Czyz was…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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