Boxing – 1981 – Jim Hill Interviews Broadcasters Don Dunphy + Davey Pearl + Randy Shields Before Ali Vs Berbick

DOG ASIDE: In this video clip….USA Network’s Jim Hall introduces the boxing broadcast team for the upcoming Muhammad Ali verses Trevor Berbick fight…..as legendary boxing commentator Don Dunphy is accompanied by equally legendary referee Davey Pearl…..along with well-respected welterweight contender Randy Shields. Don Dunphy (July 5, 1908 – July 22, 1998) was an American television and radio sports announcer….who specialized…

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Randy Shields

DOG COMMENTARY: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns was 30 – 0 with 27 KO’s when he entered the ring on April 25, 1981….to defend his WBA world welterweight title for the 2nd time against Randy Shields….an accomplished club fighter who had a career of 41 wins 9 losses 1 draw….having fought for a world title on 2…

Boxing – Super Middleweight Title – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Roberto Duran – Fight 3

DOG COMMENTARY: The 3rd and final battle between golden era of boxing legends Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran was as equally epic as the first two….scintillating and riveting….but on this final battlefield, Leonard dominated a tired old Manos de Piedras…..who didn’t have the skills anymore to throw those hands of stone with any sort…

Boxing – Welterweight Title – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Thomas Hearns

DOG COMMENTARY: A common thread of gold that ran through the very heart of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) was the number of times that boxing legends fought each other….and this one was as big as it got….WBC welterweight champion Sugar Ray Leonard vs WBA welterweight champion Thomas “Hitman” Hearns….as this war…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Ernie Singletary

DOG COMMENTARY: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns rates as one of my “super great boxers” of the golden age of boxing from 1964 – 1995…..and his opponent Ernie Singletary was a good enough boxer to get shot at the IBF super middleweight title against Champ Murray Sutherland…..as he was no pushover for Hitman in this his 1st…

Boxing – WBA Heavyweight Championship – Champ Greg Page VS Tony “TNT” Tubbs

DOG COMMENTARY: Tony Tubbs is an American former professional boxer who fought as a heavyweight….who won the WBA heavyweight champion….and as an amateur….compiled a record of 240 – 13 primarily in the heavyweight division….who in a 1976 match between the USSR and the United States….lost by knockout in the second round to future Soviet Heavyweight Champion…

Boxing – USBA Heavyweight Championship – Scott LeDoux VS Greg Page

DOG ASIDE: Alan Scott LeDoux, nicknamed “The Fighting Frenchman” was a politician, professional heavyweight boxer, professional wrestler and referee….who began his professional boxing career in 1974….with his first boxing match being a knockout victory over Arthur Pullens….as LeDoux’s final bout in 1983 was a technical knockout loss to Frank Bruno….retiring with a record of 33-13-4…