Figure Skating – 1961 To 1986 – ABC Wide World Of Sports – 25 Yrs Of Figure Skating With Jim McKay

Anytime a true Sportsphile gets to see any event that has broadcaster Jim McKay behind the mike…..they know that that video is well worth the price of admission…..and will take the time to watch it…..as is the case with this video seen herewith…..as the legendary “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay takes us on a special 25 years…

Boxing – 1982 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco PostFight Interview With Mustafa Hamsho After Defeating Bobby Czyz

Mustafa Hamsho is a retired Syrian boxer….who never won a world title….but fought some big names in his career….and though he was not a winner in all of those fights, he did some things to make every one of his fights interesting and controversial in some regard. The Syrian Slugger racked up a winning record in the late…

Boxing – 1982 – Marv Albert PostFight Interview Lt Hvywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi After Davis Win

Marv Albert is an American sportscaster….who is honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame….as he is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball”…..when from 1967 to 2004, he was also known as “the voice of the New York Knicks“.  Albert currently (2019) works for Turner Sports, serving as lead announcer for NBA games on TNT. In addition to calling both…

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 – 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 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…