Boxing – 1982 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview Of Aaron Pryor After TKO Of Alexis Arguello To Retain Light Welterwt Title

Alexis Arguello successfully defended his lightweight title four times….when after defeating James ‘Bubba’ Busceme by a sixth round TKO…..that is when he decided to move up in weight class again….and on November 12, 1982, he tried to become the first world champion in 4 different categories….while meeting a heavier and future Hall-of-Fame boxer Aaron Pryor….in what…

Boxing – 1989 – Larry Merchant Interview Former Mike Tyson Trainer Kevin Rooney After Being Replaced

After the death of Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson’s trainer and mentor, Cus D’Amato…and from that day of November 4, 1985, Iron Mike’s life spun out of control…..as he got into drugs and married actress Robin Givens….while making more money than imaginable at the time…..something in the range of $100 million during the 1980’s…..but he had lost…

Boxing – 1982 – World Light Welterwt Title Fight – Alexis Arguello Vs Aaron Pryor – 1st Fight Rnds 13

On November 12, 1982, Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Argüello met in what was ultimately named “The Fight of the 1980’s”….as former three weight world champion Alexis Argüello moved up to challenge for undefeated Aaron Pryor’s Light Welterweight championship. In what would prove to be a brilliant ebb and flow fight, the slicker, smaller puncher, Arguello, was ahead after 12 rounds.…

Music – 1982 – Strippers – Put To Credits Of The HBO Special By The Same Name – Strippers

Gwen Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an American actress and dancer….who won  four Tony Awards for her musical comedy performances…..and served as an uncredited choreographer’s assistant and specialty dance coach for theater and film. With flaming red hair and a quaver in her voice, Verdon was a critically acclaimed performer on Broadway in the 1950s, 1960s, and…

Animation – 1984 – Comedian George Carlin Provides The Latest News In Animation – Live In Concert

George Carlin is nothing short of “pure comedic genius”……with his incomparable mastery of the English language…..along with his distinct ability to find the humorous side of words and language…..who happens to be a pretty darn good “comedic animator”….as evidence by this video herewith…..where he provides the latest news in animation….and interesting and thought provoking concept in…

Music – 1980 – Kennedy Center Presents A Salute To Duke – With Sarah Vaughn + Ella Fitzgerald Et Al

Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra….which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years.  Although Duke was born in Washington, D.C….he lived in New York City from the mid-1920’s until his death….while gaining a national profile through…

Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Sugar Ray Leonard + Larry Merchant PreFight Show For Tyson Vs Bruno

After the long time HBO Boxing broadcasting team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant broke-up in late 1987 due to the departure of Barry Tompkins….HBO turned the host reigns that Tompkins held over the years to highly experienced ABC sportscaster Jim Lampley….who seamlessly joined Sugar and Larry to bring HBO Boxing events…

Boxing – 1989 – Larry Merchant Interviews Prior Mike Tyson Trainer Kevin Rooney After Iron Mike Win

Kevin Rooney is an American former boxer and a current boxing trainer…..who was portrayed by Clark Gregg in the 1995 movie Tyson….and by Aaron Eckhart in the 2016 movie Bleed for This….simply because he had trained world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson from the start of his professional career in 1985 until Tyson’s bout with Michael Spinks in 1988. During the period when Rooney was Tyson’s trainer….Tyson had a record…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd WBC Heavywt Title Fight – Trevor Berbick Vs Larry Holmes – With HBO Broadcast

Trevor Berbick was a Jamaican Canadian heavyweight professional boxer…..who competed from 1976 to 2000….and won the WBC heavyweight title in 1986 by defeating Pinklon Thomas….then he lost it in his first defense in the same year to Mike Tyson…..and was also the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali…. defeating him in 1981…..when The Greatest was sadly way past his prime. Larry Holmes is an American former professional heavyweight…