Boxing – 1987 – 10 Rnd Jr Welterwt Bout With Frankie Warren Vs Gene Hatcher PreFight Show Special

DOG ASIDE: As a huge fan of the art of pugilism….this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile has become a big fan of the PreFight Shows that precede the networks airing of the actual fight….for these buildups to each fight always give insight and typically wonderful highlights of each fighter prior to entering the ring for the fight to…

Boxing – 1988 – HBO Larry Merchant Studio Review Of Mike Tyson Vs Michael Spinks Heavywt Title Fight

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks was a boxing match which took place on Monday June 27, 1988…..when both men were undefeated and each had a claim to being the legitimate heavyweight champion. At the time, Tyson held the belts of all three of the major sanctioning organizations of the WBC (World Boxing Council)…the WBA (World Boxing Association)….and IBF (International…

Boxing – 1987 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco PostFight Interview Of Frankie Warren After Beating Gene Hatcher

DOG ASIDE: We have often written about what we call The Golden Age of Boxing here at ImaSportsphile…..a period that started in 1964 with Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight championship….. and ran through 1999 when Evander Holyfield lost the title to Lennox Lewis…..for during this 35 year era… there were more “legends of boxing” to…

Boxing – 1989 – HBOs Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Carl Williams After Loss To Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE: Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth” was an American boxer….who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….while having fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s…..and is perhaps best known for having fought and lost to Mike Tyson in a battle for the undisputed heavyweight championship. The first round knockout…

Boxing – 1981 – Jim Hill Interviews Broadcasters Don Dunphy + Davey Pearl + Randy Shields Before Ali Vs Berbick

DOG ASIDE: In this video clip….USA Network’s Jim Hall introduces the boxing broadcast team for the upcoming Muhammad Ali verses Trevor Berbick fight…..as legendary boxing commentator Don Dunphy is accompanied by equally legendary referee Davey Pearl…..along with well-respected welterweight contender Randy Shields. Don Dunphy (July 5, 1908 – July 22, 1998) was an American television and radio sports announcer….who specialized…

Boxing – 1980 – Lt Welterweight Bout – Aaron Pryor Vs Julio Valdez – Round 4 – With Dick Stockton

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round light welterweight bout between Aaron The Hawk Pryor verses Julion Valdez took place at Casino Miami…which was formerly known as Miami Jai-Alai Fronton….is a 6,500 seat indoor arena and casino in Miami, Florida on March 16, 1980.   Aaron Pryor was a rising star in boxing….who in his last fight of 1979 was pitted for the first time ever against a…

Special – 1954 To 1979 – James Caan Hosts Sports Illustrated 25 Yr Anniversary – Hilites Of 1970s

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation….which was first published in August 1954….and today in 2018 has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is…

Boxing – 1974 – Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Cornermen Archie Moore + Dr Pacheco Remember

DOG ASIDE: This fight is still probably the most watch live audience of all time….and if not….at least during the 20th Century….as well over a billion viewers worldwide watched this historic fight live from the city of Zaire in the Republic of the Congo on October 1, 1974.  Ali verses Foreman….just think about those two…

Boxing – 1974 – The Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Marv Albert Interviews Angelo Dundee

DOG ASIDE: The Rumble in the Jungle featuring the World Heavyweight Title Fight between Muhammad Ali verses George Foreman was broadcast to a live pay-per-view on closed-circuit television audience…which was also known as theater television to venues across the world. The fight had a record estimated 50 million viewers on closed-circuit television worldwide….while grossing an estimated $100 million (inflation-adjusted $500 million) in revenue.  In the United States,…