Boxing – IBF Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Bobby Czyz VS Jim MacDonald

DOG ASIDE: Robert Edward Czyz is a retired American boxer and commentator….who was both a former world light heavyweight and world cruiserweight champion…nicknamed the “Matinee Idol”….as Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team whose other members died in the 1980 plane crash. Because of an auto accident one week before the fatal trip….Czyz was…

Boxing – WBA Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Marvin Johnson VS Leslie Stewart

DOG COMMENTRY: ABC’s Wide World of Sports was a leader is sports television…..which brought all kinds of sports from all over the world…..and some of the best profile pieces of athletes and sporting events…..and this video starts off with a great piece on the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons on the…

Boxing – IBF Cruiserweight Title – Champ Ricky Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: Evander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985 he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey….followed by a knockout of Fred Brown in the first…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Bout – Evander Holyfield VS Lionel Byarm

DOG COMMENTARY: This 6 round light heavyweight boxing match between Evander Holyfield vs Lionel Byarm…..was Holyfield’s 1st professional fight….a fight that took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City billed as “A Night of Gold”…..featuring 5 gold medal winning boxers from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics including Mark Breland, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor,…

Boxing – Cruiserweight Bout – Evander Holyfield VS Rick Myers imasportsphile

DOG COMMENTARY: During the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) there were many super great fighters and more than a couple of handfuls of legendary fighters…..and two of the super greats who almost reached legendary status…..as Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and Michael “jinx” Spinks were both great light heavyweight / crusierweight champions…..and both…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Bout – Michael Spinks VS Yaqui Lopez

DOG ASIDE: Álvaro Yaqui López is a former Mexican boxer and current member of the Boxing Hall of Famr…who was a very popular Mexican fight fans….was a native of Zacatecas, Zacatecas….as López is considered many as one of the greatest Light Heavyweights to never become world champion. The fascinating story of López starts with his birth under a…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Title – Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi VS Michael Spinks

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi was raised in New Jersey….where he got involved with crime at a young age….eventually being convicted of armed robbery and spending around five years in prison….where at Rahway State Prison he found his place in life….for the prison had an extensive boxing program and one of its inmates, James Scott, was…

Boxing – Light Heavyweight Title – Michael Spinks VS David Sears

DOG PHILOSOPHY: World Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion Michael Spinks went into this fight after his wife was tragically killed in a car accident….as this video leads off with a wonderfully introspective view of what his new reality was….and how his dreams had all been changed…..for this is a piece that really touches the heart and…

Boxing – IBF Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Bobby Czyz VS Jim MacDonald

DOG ASIDE: Robert Edward Czyz is a retired American boxer, commentator, and member of Mensa….who was a New Jersey native of Polish descent…..who won both a world light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion. Nicknamed “Matinee Idol”….Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team whose other members died in the 1980 plane crash….but because of…