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 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 – 1985 – Tim Ryan Interview With Gene Hatcher After Super Lightwt Title Loss To Sacco

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Hatcher Jr. (born June 28, 1959), better known as Gene Hatcher….is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  Hatcher’s first defense was against Uby Sacco in December of 1985….in which he won a fifteen-round decision…..but in their rematch in July 1985….Sacco won with a ninth round TKO in Italy….as the fight was stopped…

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 – 1985 – Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy + Sugar Ray Leonard On Super Lightwt Title Sacco Vs Hatcher

DOG ASIDE:  Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939) is a retired Canadian-born American sportscaster….who was a lead boxing announcer during the 1970’s and 1980’s for Mutual Radio, NBC, CBS, and fights shown on Closed-circuit television….with notable fights Ryan called including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier….Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena….Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson….Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard….Marvin Haglervs. Sugar Ray Leonard… and Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim.  His…

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 – 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…