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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Boxing – Lightweight Title – Rosario VS Bramble Recap & Highlights Lt Heavyweight Title – Carlos DeLeon VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with HBO’s recap of the lightweight title fight between Edwin Rosario vs Livingstone Bramble with Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant…..then shifts to ABC’s Al Michaels and highlights of the WBC / IBF Cruiserweight & WBA Jr Heavyweight Title Fight between Carlos DeLeon vs Evander Holyfield….as the…

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Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Alexis Arguello vs Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

DOG ASIDE: Alexis Argüello was known by the ring name El Flaco Explosivo (The Explosive Thin-Man )….was a Nicaraguan professional boxer and politician. As a boxer he was a three-weight world champion….having held the WBA featherweight title….the WBC super featherweight title & WBA junior lightweight title….and WBC lightweight title. He has regularly been cited as one of the greatest…

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Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Bobby Chacon

DOG ASIDE: On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old Mancini met 27-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim. Kim had struggled to make the 135lb weight limit….and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout was at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas….and was televised live at 1pm PST on CBS Sports.  It was…

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Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Ernesto Espana

DOG ASIDE: On April 30, 1980….Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini defeated Bobby Sparks with a knockout at 1:28 in the first round for the regional Ohio State Lightweight title. Over a year later on May 16, 1981, Mancini won his first major title by defeating Jorge Morales for the NABF Lightweight championship….when the referee determined that…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Howard Cosell Pre Spinks 2nd Fight Interviews

DOG ASIDE: This video clip provides fight fans with ABC boxing analyst Howard Cosell’s interviews with Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks prior to their 2nd fight at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA…..a fight that Bone Daddy saw live. For all those of us who are Muhammad Ali loyalists….this is rare and valid footage of…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Sonny Liston VS Cassius Clay – NBC Special On Pre Fight & Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: This NBC Special about the February 25, 1964 World Heavyweight Championship between Sonny “The Bear” Liston vs Cassius Clay in Miami Beach, Florida…..gives we the fans of Muhammad Ali an incredibly detailed look at this historic event that changed the world of sports forever….cuz NBC brought all the players around the sights and…

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Boxing Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali VS Joe Frazier – Fight 1

DOG ASIDE: Super Fight II was a non-title boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier….both ex-champion heavyweights….for this was the second of the three Ali–Frazier bouts….which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 28, 1974. Ali was a slight favorite to win going into the fight….which was held in…

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