Boxing – 1985 – Marv Albert + Dr Pacheco Highlight The Humor In Boxing As Everybody Has A Dream

DOG ASIDE: In this video, NBC/s boxing broadcast team of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco showcase the lighter side of boxing with humorous highlights from various training camps and bouts that produced “chuckles and belly laughs”.  Comedian Jackie Mason kicks off this segment with his “one-five punch”….which is followed by comedian Hennie Youngman dropping a really…

Boxing – 1985 – CBS Sports Almanac Highlights The Year 1985 In Boxing In Review – With Tim Ryan

DOG ASIDE: In this video, CBS boxing analyst Tim Ryan features highlights of the greatest fights in 1985….including the April 15 fight known as “The War” in which Marvelous Marvin Hagler knocks out Thomas Hitman Hearns in three rounds to retain the world’s Middleweight title…..along with the August 10th WBC world Lightweight title when Hector Macho Camacho defeats Jose…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Larry Phelps Vs Henry Tillman – With Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG ASIDE: Henry Durand Tillman (born August 1, 1960) is an American former boxer…..who twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateur….while winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win the heavyweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Witt….and turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight….but had a…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Michael Spinks Transformation From Lt Heavywt To Heavywt

DOG ASIDE:  Michael Jinx Spinks was the undisputed light heavyweight champions…..and basically had beaten every top light heavyweight or cruiserweight boxer in the world…..so, it was time to move up to the heavyweight division….and what better way to do that than schedule a fight with WBC heavyweight champion and undefeated at 48 – 0 Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes….but…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Middlewt Bout – David Barrow V Frank Tate – W/ Randy Gordon + Termite Watkins

DOG ASIDE:  Frank Tate was an American professional boxer…. who was a National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion….anh won the light middleweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Tate began his professional career in December 1984…..when he won the vacant IBF middleweight title by beating Michael Olajide over fifteen rounds at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan PreFight Show – WBA Super Ltwt Title Fight – Ubaldo Sacco Vs Gene Hatcher

DOG ASIDE: Gene Hatcher (born June 28, 1959) is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  After winning his 1st two fights….Hatcher faced WBA light welterweight champion Johnny Bumphus on June 1, 1984 in what Ring magazine called its “Upset of the Year,” ….when Hatcher scored an eleventh-round technical knockout over Bumphus. When Hatcher knocked Bumphus down….he slipped…

Boxing 1983 Highlights 12 Rnd NABF Welterweight Title Fight Tommy Ayers Vs Marlon Starling

DOG ASIDE: There were so many “legends of boxing” that came out of the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1995….plus there were also a plethora of “really good to truly great“ boxers that also fought during this historical era of the sport of boxing….and the truth be known, many of the fighters in that group of…

Boxing – 1985 – The Story Of Trainer Eddie Futch Being In Both Larry Holmes & Michael Spinks Corner

DOG ASIDE: Eddie Futch (August 9, 1911 – October 10, 2001) was a boxing trainer…..who among his credentials included training four of the five boxers who defeated Muhammad Ali…including Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick….as Futch also trained  Riddick Bowe and Montell Griffin….when they handed future Hall of Fame fighters Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones, Jr., their first professional defeats. In Baltimore, Maryland,…

Boxing – 1984 – Sugar Ray Leonard Talks About His Career And Marvin Hagler For Sportsman Of Year

DOG ASIDE: This video is an excerpt of the 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show….in which host Merlin Olsen introduces 1981 winner of the coveted Sports Illustrated award….who speaks about his career….and specifically about the challenges of retiring from the ring and then returning to the ring.  Sugar Ray Leonard is without question,…