Boxing – 1978 – Curt Gowdy + Larry Merchant Highlight 1978 In Boxing – With Ali + Spinks + Holmes

The boxing video library at ImaSportsphile consists of some 630 world championship fights from The Golden Age of Boxing …..an era that began in 1964 , when Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny The Bear Liston….and ran until around 1999, when Evander Holyfield fought Lennox Lewis twice….and this video provides “a thumbprint” of when this awesome era of boxing…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBA Heavyweight Title Fight – Leon Spinks Vs Muhammad Ali – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY: Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks was the World Boxing Council (WBC) professional boxing match contested on February 15, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship.  After his unanimous decision victory against Earnie Shavers….Muhammad Ali decided to face 1976 Olympic Gold medalist Leon Spinks….knowing that he’d have to face Ken Norton for the 4th time or lose his WBC belt after the # 1…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – Greatest USA Olympic Boxers In History – Host Al Albert + Randy Gordon

DOG ASIDE:   USA Network was an active player in live televised boxing during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….especially with their Saturday Night At The Fights program….featuring their boxing broadcast team of Al Albert (brother of legendary sportscaster Marv Albert) and Randy Gordon….who grew up around the fight game in New York City.    This USA Boxing Special…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Howard Cosell Pre Spinks 2nd Fight Interviews

DOG ASIDE: This video clip provides fight fans with ABC boxing analyst Howard Cosell’s interviews with Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks prior to their 2nd fight at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA…..a fight that Bone Daddy saw live. For all those of us who are Muhammad Ali loyalists….this is rare and valid footage of…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Muhammad Ali vs Leon Spinks – Fight 1 Round 15

DOG COMMENTARY: I have no idea why Bone Daddy did not have this fight all on one tape….but he didn’t….as he has the pre-fight and first 14 rounds on another post….and only has the 15th round of what turned out to be one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history on this post.  Regardless,…

Boxing – Heavyweight Title – Champ Muhammad Ali vs Leon Spinks – 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: On February 15, 1978….Muhammad Ali entered the ring like he typically did with fights that he did not take his opponent serious….throughout his training and preparing for his fight with Leon Spinks….who had only had eight (8) professional fights…..as Ali tipped the scales at 224 1/2 lbs…..which was really heavy for The Greatest….who…

Boxing – Elimination Heavyweight Title – Gerrie Coetzee VS Leon Spinks

DOG ASIDE: As with a few other videos in Bone Daddy’s video collection…..the tracking is a bit wobbly….but it clears up and our viewers get to see South African Gerri Coetzee give Leon Spinks a significant beating for a one round fight….as Coetzee is known as one of the all time hardest hitting heavyweight fighters….landed…

1979 Heavyweight Champion Elimination Bout With Gerrie Coetzee VS Leon Spinks

DOG ASIDE: HUMANS have the incredible ability to complicate so many things…..which is usually driven by money….and the world of professional boxing had become very convoluted and complicated with three major governing bodies….WBC, WBA and IBC…..so, in 1979 the powers that be of boxing came up with a solution to all the confusion….have a heavyweight…