Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Johnny Bumphus + Lou Duva On TKO Controversy In Hatcher Fite

Dubbed “Bump City”….Johnny Bumphus began his professional career as a hot prospect by winning his first 22 fights….including the vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title….with a decision win over Lorenzo Luis Garcia in 1984…..then Bumphus lost the belt to Gene Hatcher in June 1984 in Buffalo, New York….in which Hatcher scored an 11th-round TKO that had Hatcher knocking Bumphus down….then…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview New Champ Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva After Beating Mancini

On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old world champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini met 23-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim….who had struggled to make the 135 lb weight limit…. and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was televised live on CBS Sports. It was, according to many observers, a fight…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Livingstone Bramble Prior WBA Lightwt Title With Ray Mancini

Livingstone Bramble is a former professional lightweight boxer….who was raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands that became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis….and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….and constantly hints that he wishes to fight on. His current record stands at 40–26–3 (25…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview With Winner Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva

Livingstone Bramble was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World…..who became the first world champion from the Virgin Islands…..and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….while constantly hinting that he wishes to fight on…..whereas his record stands at 40 wins…26 losses and 3 draws….with 25 KO’s. Lou Duva (May…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Johnny Bumphus + Trainer Lou Duva On Controversial TKO Call

Johnny Bumphus is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….who began his professional career as a hot prospect after winning his first 22 fights….including the vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title with a decision win over Lorenzo Luis Garcia in 1984…..but lost his title to Gene Hatcher in June 1984….as Hatcher scored an 11th-round TKO that had Hatcher knocking Bumphus…

Boxing – 1984 – Interview Of Challenger Livingstone Bramble Prior To Mancini WBA Lightwt Title Fight

Ray Boom Boom Mancini and Livingstone Bramble fought two action filled ferocious battles for the WBA Lightweight Title…..which we at ImaSportsphile consider to be “grudge fights”…..with the 1st being on June 1, 1984, in a war that ended up in a 14th round TKO…..while the 2nd took place on February 16, 1985….and it ended in a unanimous decision…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Light Heavyweight Bout – Rick Myers Vs Evander Holyfield – With Al Albert

Evander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in…

Boxing – 1983 – 10 Round Welterweight Bout – J C Kim Vs Robin Blake – With Al Bernstein + Sam Rosen

Rockin Robin Blake was a really good professional boxer out of Leveland, Texas….who fought from 1981 to 1990….while establishing a career record of 33 wins with 21 by KO and 8 losses….in which he fought and won the USA Texas State Welterweight Title on two separate occasions….when in 1986 he beat Ezzard Charles Adams in a…