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Boxing – WBA Heavyweight Title – Champ Tony Tubbs VS Tim Witherspoon


The professional heavyweight boxing division throughout the golden age of boxing (Chiweenie dog sportsphile’s opinion)….from the mid-1960’s to the mid-1990’s….for this was a time in boxing history when there were a plethera of masters of the are of pugilism….who ranged from really good fighters from Chuck Webner, Scott LeDoux, Francesco Damiani, Angel Evangelista, Tex Cobb, John Tate, Tommy Morrison, Michael Bentt, Oliver McCall and Herbie Hide …to great fighters like Earnie Shavers, Gerrie Coetzee, Pinklon Thomas, Ernie Terrell, Jimmie Ellis, James “Quick” Tillis, Tony Tubbs, Michael Dokes, Mike Weaver, Tim Witherspoon, Leon Spinks, James “Bonecrusher” Smith, Trevor Berbick, Buster Douglas, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer and Michael Moorer,….to super great boxers (Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Michael Spinks, Lennox Lewis, Gerry Cooney (cuz he was the great white hope of this era), Ken Norton, Sonny Liston….to legendary boxing masters like Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson…..and when you add up all the money that these men made in the ring…..I think it will punctuate my opinion about the time that these men fought was the golden age of boxing.

What is wonderful about all of these heavyweight boxers is that they all fought each other throughout their careers….they didn’t do the “Mayweather Dodge”….they got in the ring and laid it out on the mat….and cuz Bone Daddy’s video boxing library is so vast….you will get to watch many of the fights matching up these fighters mentioned….Iike in this one with two great heavyweight fighters and heavyweight world champions….Tony Tubbs (22 – 0,15 KO’s)  and Terrible Tim Witherspoon (23 – 2, 16 KO).

Regretfully, I haven’t found the rest of the fight….as I only have the 1st three rounds on this video clip….so I will post the whole fight again when I run across the balance of the fight….for this video is still a good watch because of the profiles of Tubbs and Witherspoon….which give a history and highlights of each fighter’s career. 

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