Boxing – Lightweight Title – Ray Boom Boom Mancini VS Alexis Arguello

DOG COMMENTARY: This world lightweight title fight features two really outstanding fighters…..as Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini comes into this fight with a 20 – 0 record with 15 KO’s….who is getting his first chance at fighting for the title that his father, Lenny Mancini, had taken away from him by entering World War II in…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Jim Watt VS Alexis Arguello

DOG ASIDE: Jim Watt is a Scottish former boxer and commentator….who became world champion in the lightweight division when Roberto Durán left the title vacant in 1979….as the WBC had him fight Alfredo Pitalua for the vacant title…..knocking out Pitalua in twelve rounds.  Watt beat such notables as future world champion Sean O’Grady, former world champion, Perico Fernandez,…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Hector Macho Camacho VS Johnny Sato

DOG ASIDE: Héctor Luís Camacho Matías was known as Macho Camacho….who was a Puerto Rican professional boxer and singer. Known for his quickness in the ring and flamboyant style….he held major championships in the WBC super featherweight (1983)….the WBC lightweight (1985)….and WBO junior welterweight (1989 and 1991) divisions. After earning minor titles in four additional weight classes….Camacho became the first boxer to…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Hector Camacho VS Cubanito Perez

DOG COMMENTARY: This was a really good that this lil ole Sportsphile thinks that Cubanito Perez could have easily gotten the decision over Macho Camacho…..but Camacho was so cute with his spit-curl and glittery trunks….plus he was really quick on his feet and fast with his hands……and really marketable at the time.  Heck, you even…

Boxing – WBA Lightweight Title – Champ Hilmer Kenty VS Ernesto Espana

DOG ASIDE: James Kenty, also known as Hilmer Kenty is a former American boxer who was born in Austin, TX….Bone Daddy and my home town…..keep Austin weird, baby…..who was a former WBA professional boxing champion in the lightweight (135lb) division.  Kenty won the National AAU Lightweight championship in 1974 and 1976….beating Aaron “The Hawk”  Pryor in…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Edwin Rosario VS Frankie Randall

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Billy Randall is a three-time world champion boxer….being the first to defeat Julio César Chávez in a professional match….who had turned pro in 1981 after a career as an amateur boxer. He won his pro debut in June of that year, but was inactive in 1982 and did not fight again until February 1983….when Randall…

Boxing – Lightweight Title – Champ Greg Haugen VS Vinny Pazienza

DOG ASIDE: Greg Lee Haugen is a retired American boxer….who was world champion at both the Lightweight and Light-welterweight classes. Haugen turned pro in 1982 and won his first 17 fights before challenging for a world title on December 5, 1986….when he captured the IBF (International Boxing Federation) lightweight title with a majority decision over reigning champion…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Rodolfo Gato Gonzalez VS Andy Ganigan

DOG ASIDE: This lightweight fight features the # 1 rated contender Gato Gonzalez from Mexico verses # 4 rated Andy Ganigan from Hawaii…and like nearly all lightweight fights that I have seen….it is an action fight from start to finish. Rodolfo González was a Mexican boxer and former WBC Lightweight Champion….also known as El Gato….who started his…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Jose Luis Rameriz VS Terrance Ali

DOG ASIDE: José Luis Ramírez is a retired Mexican boxer….who was a two-time World Lightweight Champion.  A native of Huatabampo, Sonora and a resident of Culiacán, Ramírez made his professional debut on March 25, 1973 at the age of 15. He climbed slowly but steadily on boxing’s rankings….and in 1978 as a Featherweight….a young Ramírez lost…