Boxing – 1989 – HBOs WBC Super Middlewt Title PreFight Show – Thomas Hearns Vs Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns are considered to be two of the best boxers of all-time….who fought twice….with Leonard winning in 1981 for the WBC Welterweight Title…..and a draw in 1989 bout for the WBC Super Middleweight Title….to which this pre-fight video seen herewith is from….as both fights are considered to be classics.    After almost eight years, the…

Music – 1986 – Natalie Cole – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 4 With Mets Vs Red Sox

Natalie Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress….who was the daughter of renowned American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole….who  rose to success in the mid-1970’s as an R&B singer with the hits “This Will Be” and “Inseparable” in 1975…. and “Our Love” in 1977. She returned as a pop singer on the…

Music – 1986 – Michael White – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At NLCS Game 1 Of Mets Vs Astros

Michael White was an aspiring opera singer….as seen in this video herewith….when he sings The Star Spangled Banner at Game 1 of the 1986 MLB National League Championship Series between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….who developed into a renowned “breathing coach”. Michael White knows what you’re thinking….a breathing coach? Really? No, thanks. I’ve been doing…

Boxing – 1986 – Marv Albert + Ferdie Pacheco Preview Jr Welterwt Bout Buddy McGirt Vs Frankie Warren

NBC Boxing fight crew of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco showcase the upcoming junior welterweight fight between James “Buddy” McGirt verses Frankie “Panchito” Warren…..who would both become world champions….as both were outstanding boxers during The Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1995.   James “Buddy” McGirt (born January 17, 1964) is an American former professional boxer from Brentwood, New York….who competed from 1982…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides An Upclose & Personal Look At Heavyweight Jose Ribalta

Jose Ribalta was a good heavyweight boxer out of Rodigo, Cuba…..who had a professional boxing career that spanned 17 years from 1982 to 1999….with a career record of 38 wins with 27 KO’s and 17 losses with 1 draw….in which he fought an impressive array of Heavyweight Champions to include James Bonecrusher Smith, Mike Tyson, Leon Spinks,…

Comedy – 1970 – M A S H Special – The Pros From Dover Hawkeye + Trapper Save The Son Of Congressman

In the midst of the Korean war, Army surgeons Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre are called back to Seoul away from their front line M*A*S*H 4077th Unit to perform surgery on a US Congressman’s son who was injured in battle….as the “Pro’s From Dover” hit town with their golf clubs and “ready for bear” and one heck of…

Music – 1985 – Smokey Robinson + Linda Ronstadt Duet – Oh Baby Baby & Tracks Of My Tears

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American popular music singer….who was known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, light opera and Latin. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award….along with many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in…

Comedy – 1986 – Special – HBO Robert Klein Showcases Great Stand Up Comedians And Their Rhythm

We at ImaSportsphile cannot begin to express how much we appreciate our entire collection of HBO’s On Location….which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein….for within the footage of this series lies rare material of some of stand up comedy’s greatest geniuses….including Richard Pryor,  Robin Williams,  George Carlin, Steve Martin, Redd Foxx, Billy Crystal, Lily…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Larry Merchant Profiles New York Born + Raised Heavywt Boxer Mitch Blood Green

Mitch Blood Green (born January 13, 1957) is an American former professional boxer….whose professional career covered from 1980 to 2005….who is best known for facing a then-undefeated Mike Tyson in 1986….and then for his later street brawl with Tyson in 1988.   As a professional, Green was one of NBC’s “Tomorrow’s Champions” ….and was ranked as high as # 7 by the World Boxing…