Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell InStudio With Welterwt Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After Duran II Fight

The rematch took place November 25, 1980, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Leonard used his superior speed and movement to outbox and befuddle Durán…..saying “The whole fight, I was moving, I was moving….and Voom! I snapped his head back with a jab. Voom! I snapped it back again. He tried to get me against the ropes….when I’d pivot,…

Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Sugar Ray Leonard + Larry Merchant PreFight Show For Tyson Vs Bruno

After the long time HBO Boxing broadcasting team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant broke-up in late 1987 due to the departure of Barry Tompkins….HBO turned the host reigns that Tompkins held over the years to highly experienced ABC sportscaster Jim Lampley….who seamlessly joined Sugar and Larry to bring HBO Boxing events…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Destroys Duran

After 60+ years as a Sportsphile….I have seen many things that world class athletes have used to stimulate themselves just prior taking “center stage”…..be it a moment of silent prayer with the All Mighty….even a “mental psyche job” from a coach or trainer like Bundini Brown did for Muhammad Ali prior to him entering the ring for a…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd WBC Heavywt Title Fight – Trevor Berbick Vs Larry Holmes – With HBO Broadcast

Trevor Berbick was a Jamaican Canadian heavyweight professional boxer…..who competed from 1976 to 2000….and won the WBC heavyweight title in 1986 by defeating Pinklon Thomas….then he lost it in his first defense in the same year to Mike Tyson…..and was also the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali…. defeating him in 1981…..when The Greatest was sadly way past his prime. Larry Holmes is an American former professional heavyweight…

Boxing – 1982 – Jr Welterwt Title Fight – Alexis Arguello Vs Aaron Pryor – Fight 1 – Rnds 13 + 14

The Battle of the Champions was the term used by promoter Bob Arum regarding the junior welterweight boxing title fight between Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Argüello on November 12, 1982….. as Arguello had previously won three boxing titles including the Featherweight title….the Junior Lightweight title….and the Lightweight title…..and he hoped to become the first boxer ever to win world titles in four divisions by…

Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell In Studio With Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After His NO MAS Duran Fight II

Sugar Ray Leonard makes it crystal clear to Howard Cosell that he will not sign to fight Roberto Duran for a third bout between the two champions…..especially after Manos de Piedras declared NO MAS….NO MAS!!!….towards the end of the eighth round of their 2nd fight….cuz Sugar Ray was embarrassing what was a truly great boxing champion….after Duran had…

Music – November 25th 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful -Sung At Duran Vs Leonard Welterwt Title Fite II

For our money at ImaSportsphile…..music legend Ray Charles performs the most inspiring rendition of the song America The Beautiful that has ever been recorded….for it inspired Howard Cosell to say “If that rendition didn’t touch you….if it didn’t send a chill up your spine….I suppose nothing ever will.”…..and all the viewer has to do is watch the demeanor, the…