Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Johnny Bumphus + Lou Duva On TKO Controversy In Hatcher Fite

Dubbed “Bump City”….Johnny Bumphus began his professional career as a hot prospect by winning his first 22 fights….including the vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title….with a decision win over Lorenzo Luis Garcia in 1984…..then Bumphus lost the belt to Gene Hatcher in June 1984 in Buffalo, New York….in which Hatcher scored an 11th-round TKO that had Hatcher knocking Bumphus down….then…

Boxing – 1982 – Barry Tompkins + Sugar Ray Leonard + Larry Merchant Final Wrapup Arguello Vs Pryor

On November 12, 1982, Pryor defended his title with a 14th-round TKO of Alexis Arguello before a crowd of 23,800 at Miami’s Orange Bowl and a live HBO audience….from which the video seen herewith was recorded some 27 years ago.  The fight dubbed The Battle of The Champions by promoter Bob Arum….which was eventually named the Fight of the Decade by The Ring. Pryor made $1.6 million while Arguello…

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 – 1985 – Tim Ryan PreFight Show – WBA Super Ltwt Title Fight – Ubaldo Sacco Vs Gene Hatcher

DOG ASIDE: Gene Hatcher (born June 28, 1959) is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  After winning his 1st two fights….Hatcher faced WBA light welterweight champion Johnny Bumphus on June 1, 1984 in what Ring magazine called its “Upset of the Year,” ….when Hatcher scored an eleventh-round technical knockout over Bumphus. When Hatcher knocked Bumphus down….he slipped…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy + Sugar Ray Leonard On Super Lightwt Title Sacco Vs Hatcher

DOG ASIDE:  Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939) is a retired Canadian-born American sportscaster….who was a lead boxing announcer during the 1970’s and 1980’s for Mutual Radio, NBC, CBS, and fights shown on Closed-circuit television….with notable fights Ryan called including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier….Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena….Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson….Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard….Marvin Haglervs. Sugar Ray Leonard… and Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim.  His…