The well known CBS Boxing broadcast team of Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy brought many live fights for CBS Sports during the Golden Age of Boxing….especially during the decades of the 1970’s and 1980’s…..as many were featured on their Sports Saturday and Sports Sunday program slots. This 10-round middleweight bout between Milt McCrory verses Doug DeWitt featured two really good fighters during this great era of boxing….with both having won world champion titles.
Milton McCrory trained under the legendary trainer Emanuel Steward in the famous Detroit Kronk Gym program…..as he was known as “Ice Man”,….who won his first 20 bouts after turning pro in 1980…. which established him as the unified # 1 contender for the welterweight title at the time of Sugar Ray Leonard retiring. He won the vacant WBC belt….thus becaming the first Kronk Detroit-born champion after winning against Colin Jones in a rematch following fighting Jones to a draw in their initial fight. He defended the title four times before losing the belt via KO in a unification match with Donald Curry in 1985. He later moved up to Light Middleweight and challenged Mike McCallum for his WBA Light Middleweight title in 1987….but lost via 10th-round TKO…..and would retire in 1991 after losing 2 of his last 4 fights. Milton Ice Man McCrory retired with a career record of 35 wins 4 losses and 1 draw.
His deserving opponent in this fight seen herewith, Doug DeWitt….known as “Cobra” DeWitt….started boxing at the age of 15…..while turning pro by the time he was 18….and would end up winning three middleweight titles….including the WBO Middleweight Title…. during a 12-year career that included 33 wins 8 losses and 5 draws with 19 KO’s. This bout took place on July 13, 1986 in Las Vegas at The Showboat Hotel and Casino….as Ice Man would freeze the Cobra with a unanimous decision….in what was a really good fight to watch.