Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview New Champ Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva After Beating Mancini

On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old world champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini met 23-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim….who had struggled to make the 135 lb weight limit…. and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was televised live on CBS Sports. It was, according to many observers, a fight…

Boxing – 1982 – Dick Enberg Profiles The Life & Career Of Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1978 to 1998…..and was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983….along with the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.  Braxton / Qawi  went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights….but then reeled off 14 straight victories to move…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Livingstone Bramble Prior WBA Lightwt Title With Ray Mancini

Livingstone Bramble is a former professional lightweight boxer….who was raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands that became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis….and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….and constantly hints that he wishes to fight on. His current record stands at 40–26–3 (25…

Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan Profile Careers Welterwts Marlon Starling + Kevin Howard Before USBA Title

Marlon “Magic Man” Starling is a retired American world champion professional boxer….who held the WBA, WBC, and Lineal Welterweight World Championship belts…..as he got his start in boxing with help from coach, Johnny Duke, who helped him train for the national Junior Olympics championship. He turned professional in 1979…..and after 25 straight wins to start his professional career….he lost his first fight….which was…

NFL – 1969 – Legendary Curt Gowdy Highlights His Most Memorable Call – Super Bowl III Jets Vs Colts

Curt Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster….who was well known as the longtime “voice” of the Boston Red Sox….and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports and ABC Sports in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  His accomplishments include coining the nickname “The Granddaddy of Them All” for the Rose Bowl Game….while taking the moniker…

Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan PostFight Interview Of Winner Hector Camacho After His 1st Rnd KO Of Montes

What can you say about a fight that lasts 1:32….I mean, one minute 32 seconds…..except to say…. the challenger John Montes Jr. got KLOCKED !!!…..nothing more….he simply ran into a mack trruck in the form of Hector Macho Camacho’s left hook…..and Montes went down like a sack of bricks.   Macho Camacho is a real favorite here at ImaSportsphile…..as we…

Boxing – 1983 – Heavywt Joe Bugner Interview With Tim Ryan Prior To 10 Rnd Bout With Marvis Frazier

Joe Bugner is a Hungarian-born British-Australian former heavyweight boxer and actor….who  holds triple nationality….while being a citizen of Hungary and a naturalized citizen of both Australia and the United Kingdom.   As an actor, he is best known for his role in the 1994 action film Street Fighter, alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia. Standing at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) with a prime weight of around 220 pounds (100 kg), Bugner twice held the British and British Commonwealth heavyweight titles….and was a three-time…

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 – 1983 – Tim Ryan Interviews Joe Frazier & Son Marvis About Who Is Marvis Really Fighting For

Marvis Frazir is the son of former heavyweight champion and Hall of Fame boxer, Joe Frazier…..as Marvis was at ringside for all of his father’s fights after the second Oscar Bonavena bout in December 1968….which included the great battles with Muhammad Ali.  Marvis had a four round exhibition with his father in Rochester, New York, on December 3, 1976….and staged another…