Boxing – Special – Heavyweight Champions – Cassius Clay – From Olympic Gold To Archie Moore

DOG COMMENTARY: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky….as he had a sister and four brothers….and was named for his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr…..who himself was named in honor of the 19th-century Republican politician and staunch abolitionist, Cassius Marcellus Clay….also from the state of Kentucky…. for he was a descendant…

NFL – Greatest Rivalries – New York Giants VS Cleveland Browns

DOG COMMENTARY: When Bone Daddy was growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s out in Midland, Texas…..where the wind comes whipping down the plains…..in a time when the NFL was being watched on black and white television….while using “rabbit-ears” antenna to gain the best reception possible….for that is when the rivalry between the New York…

Boxing – Super Middleweight Title – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Roberto Duran – Fight 3

DOG COMMENTARY: The 3rd and final battle between golden era of boxing legends Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran was as equally epic as the first two….scintillating and riveting….but on this final battlefield, Leonard dominated a tired old Manos de Piedras…..who didn’t have the skills anymore to throw those hands of stone with any sort…

Boxing – WBC Super Middleweight Title – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Thomas Hearns II

DOG COMMENTARY: Following “The Showdown” (Leonard / Hearns Fight 1)….Sugar Ray defended the undisputed world welterweight championship once by knocking out Bruce Finch in the third round….then he retired after having surgery to repair a detached retina in his left eye. Hearns moved up in weight and outpointed Wilfred Benitez to win the WBC light-middleweight title…

Boxing – Special – Sugar Ray Leonard – From Retirement To Comeback

DOG PHILOSOPHY: There were four boxing legends who made major comebacks from retirement/s…..winning additional world titles in the ring after being away from the ring for a significant amount of time…..Muhammad Ali, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman….which conjures up my opinion that at the core of all athletes is their inability to…

Boxing – Welterweight Title – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Thomas Hearns

DOG COMMENTARY: A common thread of gold that ran through the very heart of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) was the number of times that boxing legends fought each other….and this one was as big as it got….WBC welterweight champion Sugar Ray Leonard vs WBA welterweight champion Thomas “Hitman” Hearns….as this war…

Boxing – WBA Jr Middleweight Title – Champ Mike McCallum VS Donald Curry

DOG COMMENTARY: A common theme throughout my Boxing section of our webpage is the fact that so many really outstanding boxers who fought during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) are being forgotten as boxing history is reviewed by boxing fans all over the world in 2016…..now, I am talking about men who…

Boxing – Special – HBOs Inside Boxing With Larry Merchant

DOG COMMENTARY: It is this lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that no network has ever delivered boxing quite like HBO…..as the boxing commentator crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant were as good as it got during the golden age of boxing….yep, there was Gil Clancy and Tim Ryan at CBS…..Marv Albert…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Jack Dempsey – The Manassa Mauler

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole Sportsphile Chiweenie’s opinion…..Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano were the only super great heavyweight champions in the era of boxing from 1922 to 1964.  The Manassa Mauler was a dominating boxer who to the action to his opponent in virtually every fight.   William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey (June 24,…