Boxing – 1980 – 10 Round Light Heavyweight Bout – Michael “Jinx” Spinks VS Yaqui Lopez

DOG COMMENTARY: Michael “Jinx” Spinks turned professional with a win over Eddie Benson….who he knocked out in one round on April 17, 1977 in Las Vegas….which began a 31 fight winning streak that would almost extend to the end of his career. After four more wins, Spinks finished 1977 with the first fight that began…

Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Jack Dempsey – The Manassa Mauler

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole Sportsphile Chiweenie’s opinion…..Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano were the only super great heavyweight champions in the era of boxing from 1922 to 1964.  The Manassa Mauler was a dominating boxer who to the action to his opponent in virtually every fight.   William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey (June 24,…

Boxing – WBC Junior Heavyweight Title – Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi VS Evander Holyfield

DOG COMMENTARY: The simple sentence on the T-shirt that Evander Holyfield wore Friday before his lightweight title fight with Dwight Muhammad Qawi read: ”I’m going to win!”….and that is what he did when he entered the ring at The Omni in his hometown of Atlanta….when he won the World Boxing Association junior-heavyweight title from the…

Boxing – WBC Cruiserweight Title – Champ Carlos DeLeon VS Alfonzo Ratliff

DOG COMMENTARY: This WBC cruiserweight title fight was a really good fight between one great fighter (DeLeon) and a really good boxer (Ratliff) of the golden age of boxing…..as this championship battle was full of action throughout the entire fight…..ending in a split decision. Carlos “Sugar” de León is a Puerto Rican former boxer who made…

Boxing – WBA Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Monte Parloff VS Marvin Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY This WBA light heavyweight title fight between Champ Monte Parloff vs Marvin “Pops” Johnson took place in Marsala, Sicily…..the island off the coast of Italy….for this was a fight that had generated a great deal of interest with the locals on the Isle of Sicily…..who like the Italians, just love boxing…..however, there was…

Boxing – NABF Cruiserweight Title – Henry Tillman VS Bert Cooper

DOG COMMENTARY: This NABF cruiserweight title fight between Champ Henry Tillman vs Bert Cooper was a huge action fight…..with both fighters throwing many bombs which when landed almost knocked the other down…..as at least 50% of the bout is fought on wobbly legs by both.  This video just shows rounds 2, 3, 7 and 12…..as…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Bout – Dwight Muhammad Qawi VS Ossie Ocasio

DOG COMMENTARY: I do not really understand where the first 9 rounds of the 10 round light heavyweight bout between Dwight Muhammad Qawi and Ossie Ocasio…..but that is all I have on this fight…..however, what is interesting about this fight is the majority decision that went for Ocasio….who apparently was on his bicycle the entire…

Boxing – WBC Light Heavyweight Title – Dwight Muhhamad Quawi VS Jerry Martin

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Muhammad Qawi born Dwight Braxton is an American former professional boxer….who won world titles at light heavyweight and cruiserweight….was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004…..and lands on my list of great boxers in the golden age of boxing. Qawi, then known as Dwight Braxton, was born in Baltimore, Maryland….growing up in…

Boxing – WBC Light Heavyweight Title – Marvin Pops Johnson VS Mathew Franklin

DOG COMMENTARY: The light heavyweight division of boxing during the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995 had two legendary light heavyweight champions in Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns….along with two definitely super great almost legendary fighters in Evander Holyfield and Michael Spinks…..and several great to super great boxers….of which Marvin Pops Johnson…