L E’s Stories – “Viva El Flaco Explosivo” – Tribute To Boxer Alexis Arguello

I find that writing this story about El Flaco Explosivo brings me great joy….cuz this lil chiweenie Sportsphile just loves boxing….aaaaahhhh the art of pugilism….as boxing is truly an art of footwork, body position, jabs, combinations and protection….with each area having its own art form…..and Alexis Argüello was truly an artist while on the canvas called the…

Music – 1984 – Rolando Biscotti – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Bramble Vs Mancini Ltwt Title Fight

“The Star-Spangled Banner“ is the national anthem of the United States of America….whereas the lyrics come from the Defence of Fort M’Henry….which was a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the then 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key…..after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812….as Key was inspired by…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview New Champ Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva After Beating Mancini

On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old world champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini met 23-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim….who had struggled to make the 135 lb weight limit…. and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was televised live on CBS Sports. It was, according to many observers, a fight…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Livingstone Bramble Prior WBA Lightwt Title With Ray Mancini

Livingstone Bramble is a former professional lightweight boxer….who was raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands that became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis….and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….and constantly hints that he wishes to fight on. His current record stands at 40–26–3 (25…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview With Winner Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva

Livingstone Bramble was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World…..who became the first world champion from the Virgin Islands…..and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….while constantly hinting that he wishes to fight on…..whereas his record stands at 40 wins…26 losses and 3 draws….with 25 KO’s. Lou Duva (May…

Boxing – 1984 – Interview Of Challenger Livingstone Bramble Prior To Mancini WBA Lightwt Title Fight

Ray Boom Boom Mancini and Livingstone Bramble fought two action filled ferocious battles for the WBA Lightweight Title…..which we at ImaSportsphile consider to be “grudge fights”…..with the 1st being on June 1, 1984, in a war that ended up in a 14th round TKO…..while the 2nd took place on February 16, 1985….and it ended in a unanimous decision…