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…

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.…

Boxing – 1982 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco Interviews Ref Tony Perez On Why Didnt Stop Qawi vs Martin Fight

Tony Perez is an American boxing referee and judge of Puerto Rican descent…..who during his career, he refereed many major boxing fights and participated in a number of boxing related documentaries.  Perez was active as a boxing referee during five decades….as he oversaw fights between 1968 and 2005….and was both acclaimed and criticized among boxing’s connoisseurs…. after he refereed…

Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan Profiles Training Of Super Featherwt Hector Camacho While Preparing For John Montes Fight

After a stellar amateur career, Hector Camacho began to quickly rise through the professional ranks….. first in the featherweight and then in the super featherweight division. He was so confident that he claimed he could beat world featherweight champions Salvador Sánchez and Eusebio Pedroza….however, Sánchez died while Camacho was still coming up in the ranks…..then In the super featherweight…

Boxing – 1978 – Howard Cosell PostFight Interview Of Ken Norton After Losing Title To Larry Holmes

Ken Norton Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American professional boxer….who competed from 1967 to 1981….and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978.  He is best known for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali….in which Norton won the first fight by split decision….and lost the latter two fights by split and unanimous decision, respectively.  Norton also fought a…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Teams – Featuring Packers + Dolphins + Steelers With John Facenda

John Facenda (August 8, 1913 – September 26, 1984) was an American broadcaster and sports announcer…..who was a fixture on Philadelphia radio and television for decades….and achieved national fame as a narrator for NFL Films and Football Follies. Through his work with NFL Films, Facenda was known by many National Football League fans as “The Voice of God.” One night in 1965, Facenda went to a local tavern, the RDA Club, which happened to…

Boxing – 1978 – Muhammad Ali Post Fight Assessment Of Larry Holmes Vs Ken Norton With Frank Gifford

In this 1978 interview of Muhammad Ali by Frank Gifford on ABC’s Wide World of Sports…..Ali assesses the fight between challenger Larry Holmes verses WBC Champ Ken Norton….which was a tough, competitive fight…..when after fourteen rounds…..each of the three judges scored the fight dead even at seven rounds each…..as Holmes rallied late in the fifteenth to win…