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Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight Interview – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Mitch Green


During the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995….HBO with their boxing broadcast crew featuring Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….brought literally hundreds of world championship title fights to a boxing fan base that literally loved everyone of their telecasts….for many different reasons….like no commercials, indepth insight into the combatants and post fight interviews….just to name a few.

This May 20, 1986 10 round heavyweight bout from Madison Square Garden between Iron Mike Tyson….who entered the right with a record of 21 – 0 and on his way to a legendary boxing career….verses Mitch Blood Green….who came out of the Bronx in New York City….where as an amateur he won the New York Golden Gloves heavyweight title in 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1980….who had compiled a 20 – 1 professional record as he entered the ring against the formidable young Tyson….for what proved to be a very good heavyweight bout between two “bulls in the ring” 

This HBO post fight interview with Larry Merchant and Mike Tyson is well worth the watch by any boxing fan.

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