MLB – 1987 ALCS – Game 1 – The Metrodome – Detroit Tigers VS Minnesota Twins

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 American League Championship Series pitted the American League West champions Minnesota Twins against the Detroit Tigers….the American League East champions….who finished the 1987 regular season with the best record in all of baseball, at 98–64 (.605)….as they won the American League East by two games in thrilling fashion over the Toronto Blue…

Boxing – 1987 IBF Lightweight Title – Champ Greg Haugen VS Vinny Pazienza

DOG COMMENTARY: As you will find often throughout the boxing section of Imasportsphile…..which pretty much covers the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995….there are many fights between many great fighters who have long since been forgotten….cuz history in the year 2017 only covers the many legendary boxers of this era….but the truth remains…

Boxing – WBA Junior Welterweight Title – Champ Johnny Bumphus VS Lorenzo Garcia

DOG COMMENTARY: Johnny “Bump City” Bumphus is a former American boxer….who was the WBA world light welterweight champion in 1984.  Bumphus began boxing as an amateur at the age of eight out of the Tacoma Boy’s Club Boxing Club….finishing his amateur career with a record of 341-16….and he was one of four world champions to begin…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Bobby Czyz VS Rick Noggle

DOG COMMENTARY: Rick Noggle was better than a club fighter during the golden age of boxing (1964 – `995)….for he was pretty good with power in both hands……but I think he saw the writing on the wall in regards to his future as a boxer…..cuz he ended his career after only 21 fights…..with a 15…

Boxing – IBF Junior Middleweight Title – Champ Carlos Santos VS Louis Acaries

DOG COMMENTARY: Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco bring us this fight for the IBF junior welterweight title fight between Champ Carlos Santos vs Louis Acaries on NBC Sportsworld….a fight that turns out to be a really good action fight between a boxer and a puncher.  Carlos Santos was another one of the “really good…

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 – 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 – WBA Lightweight Title – Champ Hilmer Kenty VS Ernesto Espana

DOG ASIDE: James Kenty, also known as Hilmer Kenty is a former American boxer who was born in Austin, TX….Bone Daddy and my home town…..keep Austin weird, baby…..who was a former WBA professional boxing champion in the lightweight (135lb) division.  Kenty won the National AAU Lightweight championship in 1974 and 1976….beating Aaron “The Hawk”  Pryor in…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Edwin Rosario VS Frankie Randall

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Billy Randall is a three-time world champion boxer….being the first to defeat Julio César Chávez in a professional match….who had turned pro in 1981 after a career as an amateur boxer. He won his pro debut in June of that year, but was inactive in 1982 and did not fight again until February 1983….when Randall…