Boxing – Junior Lightweight Bout – Rocky Lockridge VS Dennis Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Dennis Cruz is was an  American professional boxer in the lightweight division during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….who was raised in the Bronx of New York City….retiring after 31 professional fights with a record of 27 – 4 with 22 KO’s….who in this junior lightweight (super featherweight) bout takes on…

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Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker vs Eddie Hatfield

DOG ASIDE: Pernell Whitaker is an American former professional boxer and current boxing trainer….who won a silver medal as a lightweight at the 1982 Amateur World Championships…..a gold at the 1983 Pan American Games and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. In his professional career, Whitaker won world titles in four different weight divisions. During his career he fought…

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Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Jose Luis Rameriz VS Terrance Ali

DOG ASIDE: José Luis Ramírez is a retired Mexican boxer….who was a two-time World Lightweight Champion.  A native of Huatabampo, Sonora and a resident of Culiacán, Ramírez made his professional debut on March 25, 1973 at the age of 15. He climbed slowly but steadily on boxing’s rankings….and in 1978 as a Featherweight….a young Ramírez lost…

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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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