Boxing – Light Heavyweight Bout – Michael Spinks VS Yaqui Lopez

DOG ASIDE: Álvaro Yaqui López is a former Mexican boxer and current member of the Boxing Hall of Famr…who was a very popular Mexican fight fans….was a native of Zacatecas, Zacatecas….as López is considered many as one of the greatest Light Heavyweights to never become world champion. The fascinating story of López starts with his birth under a…

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Boxing – Light Heavyweight Title – Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi VS Michael Spinks

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi was raised in New Jersey….where he got involved with crime at a young age….eventually being convicted of armed robbery and spending around five years in prison….where at Rahway State Prison he found his place in life….for the prison had an extensive boxing program and one of its inmates, James Scott, was…

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Boxing – Light Heavyweight Title – Michael Spinks VS David Sears

DOG PHILOSOPHY: World Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion Michael Spinks went into this fight after his wife was tragically killed in a car accident….as this video leads off with a wonderfully introspective view of what his new reality was….and how his dreams had all been changed…..for this is a piece that really touches the heart and…

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Boxing – IBF Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Michael Spinks VS James MacDonald

DOG COMMENTARY: I love this video for several reasons…..cuz if a person is truly a Sportsphile….they have got to love America….as the good ole US of A is the LAND OF SPORTS….and without the development and encouragement of sports in America….Lionel Messi would not be able to make the millions of dollars that he makes…

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Boxing – IBF Junior Welterweight Title – Champ Aaron The Hawk Pryor VS Gary Hinton

DOG ASIDE: Aaron Pryor is a former boxer from Cincinnati, Ohio….who was World Junior Welterweight Champion from 1980 to 1985….and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996. Pryor was voted by the Associated Press as the #1 junior welterweight of the 20th century in 1999. On November 12, 1982, Pryor defended his…

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Boxing – IBF Heavyweight Title – Champ Michael Spinks VS Steffen Tangstad

DOG ASIDE: Steffen Tangstad is a Norwegian retired professional boxer and two time European Heavyweight Champion.  Tangstad fought Michael Spinks for the IBF Heavyweight title on 6 September 1986….losing as a result of a fourth round knock out. He retired with a career record of 24 wins (14 by knockout), 2 losses and 2 draws. Michael Spinks is an…

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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, commentator, and member of Mensa….who was a New Jersey native of Polish descent…..who won both a world light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion. Nicknamed “Matinee Idol”….Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team whose other members died in the 1980 plane crash….but because of…

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

DOG ASIDE: Marvin Johnson is an American former boxer….who was a 3-time light-heavyweight champion of the world. As an amateur, Johnson fought in the 1972 Olympics in Munich….winning a bronze medal….and made his way up the professional ranks in the light heavyweight division soon thereafter. Early in his career, Johnson lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad and Lottie…

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

DOG ASIDE: Ricky Parkey is an American former professional boxer from Morristown, Tennessee….who turned pro in 1981 and won the IBF Cruiserweight Title with a TKO win over Lee Roy Murphy in 1986. He defended the belt once before losing the title to Evander Holyfield via TKO the following year in a title unification bout….retiring in…

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