Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Jack Johnson – Boxings Best Special

DOG COMMENTARY: John Arthur “Jack” Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946) was an American boxer nicknamed the Galveston Giant….who at the height of the Jim Crow era of boxing….became the first American black world heavyweight boxing champion….holding the title for 7 years from 1908  to 1915…..but Johnson’s biggest fight was not in the ring….as he…

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Boxing – Middleweight Title – Tony Zale VS Rocky Graziano & Featherweight Title – Willie Pep VS Sandy Saddler

DOG COMMENTARY: I really get great joy in bringing these video clips from HBO’s boxing special “Boxing’s Best Grudge Fights”….for in addition to the rare footage…Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant of HBO….really gives the boxing fans so great insight and video highlights of the scintillating grudge fight from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Thomas Rocco Barbella better known…

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Boxing – Middleweight Title Fights – Sugar Ray Robinson vs Gene Fullmer & Robinson VS Carmen Basillo

DOG COMMENTARY: This video clip is a continuation of HBO’s boxing special “Boxing’s Best Grudge Fights”….which features the notorious middleweight boxing battles between Sugar Ray Robinson vs Gene Fullmer……and the ring wars between middleweights Sugar Ray Robinson vs Carmen Basillo….as Robinson takes on two rugged middleweight champions in what turned out to be some of the…

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Boxing – Junior Welterweight Title – Hector Macho Camacho VS Ray Boom Boom Mancini

DOG COMMENTARY: This junior welterweight title fight between Hector “Macho” Camacho vs Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini took place on March 6, 1989 for the WBO world junior welterweight title…..as Camacho became the 1st ever title holder in this new WBO division…..after winning a very close split-decision fight in Las Vegas.  This fight featured one of…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Jack Dempsey – HBO Special – Boxing Best

DOG COMMENTARY: This HBO special of “Boxing’s Best covering the exploits of “The Manassa Mauler” Jack Dempsey’s career….from the historic second fight between heavyweight champ Gene Tunney at Soldiers Field in Chicago before 194,934 fans is just awesome footage….followed by additional highlights of Dempsey’s career….including his last professional bout where he knocks Cowboy Luttrell completely out of…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Jack Dempsey VS Gene Tunney & Joe Louis VS Max Schmelling

DOG COMMENTARY: I have to give credit where credit is due…..and regarding the HBO boxing series “Boxing’s Best – Grudge Fights”….this series may be at the top of the heap in my book as the best boxing special series ever produced….as HBO’s Barry Tompkins takes the viewers on a magical mystery tour down memory lane…..showing…

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Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Ezzard Charles VS Joe Walcott & Rocky Marciano vs Jersey Joe Walcott

DOG COMMENTARY: HBO Boxing presented some really outstanding specials on some of the storied fights throughout the history of boxing…..involving fighters who just did not like each other…..who when matched together in a championship bout…..would just bring out the best and toughest sides of so many of these boxers…..as the specials were presented under the…

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Boxing – Middleweight Title – Marvelous Marvin Hagler VS Alan Minter

DOG COMMENTARY: After Marvelous Marvin Hagler finally got a shot at the undisputed world middleweight boxing championship in November 1979 against then champ Vito Antuofermo…whom he fought to a 15 round draw…..even though many boxing pundits at the time said that Hagler won the fight…..but the Marvelous one was fortunate that a second title shot…

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Boxing – Middleweight Title – Vito Antuofermo VS Marvin Hagler – 1st Fight Round 11 – 15

DOG ASIDE: This video is the finish to the 1st world middleweight title fight between champion Vito Antuofermo vs Marvin Hagler…..as it picks up where the first video posted for this particular title fight left off at the end of the 10th round…..and carries the viewer through the 11th to end of the 15th round…..followed…

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