L E’s Stories – Friday Night Gillette Cavalcade Of Sports + “The Mongoose” = Pops And Los Tres Hermanos Around The TV” – A Tribute To Boxing Legend Archie Moore

The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports was an American radio-turned-television program by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) that ran from 1942 to 1960……as the program included broadcasts of a variety of sports….albeit is primarily remembered for its focus on boxing matches…..which was a program that was “must see TV” for Pops and his three boys, Lil Wally, Bone Daddy and Runt during the decade of the 1950’s…..cuz you could…

Music – 1985 – Marine Corp Band – Star Spangled Banner – Boxing Promoter Don King Tribute To D-Day

As I always do…..I watched this video before I wrote this post….and during the telecast, I found tears running down my face….as the images of the US soldiers going into battle on D-Day, June 6, 1944…..while thinking about Pops, my Dad….and I found myself having tears free falling down my face by the memories of…

Music – 1985 – Marine Band & Color Guard Present Colors – At D Day Dynamite World Lt Heavywt Title

There is truly nothing quite like the combination of the US Marine Corp Marking Band and Color Guard performing at a major sporting event….cuz the minute the Marines enter the arena…..the intensity and excitement of the crowd just goes off the charts….as seen in this video herewith….when the Marine Corp Band and Color Guard enter…

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 – 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 – 1982 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco Interviews Ref Tony Perez On Why Didnt Stop Qawi vs Martin Fight

Tony Perez is an American boxing referee and judge of Puerto Rican descent…..who during his career, he refereed many major boxing fights and participated in a number of boxing related documentaries.  Perez was active as a boxing referee during five decades….as he oversaw fights between 1968 and 2005….and was both acclaimed and criticized among boxing’s connoisseurs…. after he refereed…

Boxing – 1982 – Marv Albert PostFight Interview Of Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi After Win

On December 19, 1981 Dwight Braxton faced Mathew Saad Muhammad in Atlantic City…..when the ex-convict Braxton was the underdog against Saad,….who was one of the most popular fighters of his generation and a fellow Hall of Famer….but Braxton defeated him on a 10th-round TKO….and became a world champion for the first time…..and It was shortly after…

Boxing – 1982 – Dick Enberg Profiles The Life & Career Of Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1978 to 1998….while becoming a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983….and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.

Qawi was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.