Boxing – 1990 – Marv Albert + Dr Pacheco Provide A Look At Career Of IBF Lightwt Champ Greg Haugen

Greg Haugen (born August 31, 1960) is a retired American boxer….who was a world champion at both the lightweight and light welterweight divisions…..wherein he turned pro in 1982….and won his first 17 fights before challenging for a world title.  On December 5, 1986, Haugen captured the International Boxing Federation Lightweight Title with a majority decision over reigning champion Jimmy Paul. He lost his title…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Marv Albert Provides Profile And History Of Frankie Warren Career

Frankie Warren was a super lightweight boxer out of Corpus Christi, Texas….who was the USBA super lightweight champion from in 1986 after defeating Ronnie Shields….then lost his challenge for the vacant IBF world super lightweight title in 1987 against James “Buddy” McGirt…..whom he had beaten by unanimous decision in 1986 for his USBA super lightweight title.  Warren…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan Interview With Gene Hatcher After Super Lightwt Title Loss To Sacco

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Hatcher Jr. (born June 28, 1959), better known as Gene Hatcher….is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  Hatcher’s first defense was against Uby Sacco in December of 1985….in which he won a fifteen-round decision…..but in their rematch in July 1985….Sacco won with a ninth round TKO in Italy….as the fight was stopped…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy + Sugar Ray Leonard On Super Lightwt Title Sacco Vs Hatcher

DOG ASIDE:  Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939) is a retired Canadian-born American sportscaster….who was a lead boxing announcer during the 1970’s and 1980’s for Mutual Radio, NBC, CBS, and fights shown on Closed-circuit television….with notable fights Ryan called including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier….Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena….Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson….Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard….Marvin Haglervs. Sugar Ray Leonard… and Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim.  His…

Boxing – 1987 – 10 Rnd Jr Welterwt Bout With Frankie Warren Vs Gene Hatcher PreFight Show Special

DOG ASIDE: As a huge fan of the art of pugilism….this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile has become a big fan of the PreFight Shows that precede the networks airing of the actual fight….for these buildups to each fight always give insight and typically wonderful highlights of each fighter prior to entering the ring for the fight to…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Junior Welterweight Bout – David Taylor Vs Al Laddie

DOG ASIDE:  This 6-round Junior Welterweight bout took place at the Omni in Atlanta on August 29, 1985 between Al Laddie and David Taylor….early in both fighters careers….as David Talyor, who hailed from Atlanta, GA would end up having 64 professional bouts….while ending his career with a record of 25 – 36 – 3….whereas his…

Boxing – WBA Junior Welterweight Title – Champ Aaron Pryor VS Sang Hyun Kim

DOG COMMENTARY: Aaron Pryor is a former American professional boxer from Cincinnati, Ohio….who held the world junior welterweight champion from 1980 to 1985….and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996…..while being voted by the Associated Press as the #1 junior welterweight of the 20th century in 1999. Nicknamed “The Hawk”….Pryor was a great boxer….who…

Boxing – WBA Junior Welterweight Title – Champ Johnny Bumphus VS Lorenzo Garcia

DOG COMMENTARY: Johnny “Bump City” Bumphus is a former American boxer….who was the WBA world light welterweight champion in 1984.  Bumphus began boxing as an amateur at the age of eight out of the Tacoma Boy’s Club Boxing Club….finishing his amateur career with a record of 341-16….and he was one of four world champions to begin…