Boxing – 1985 – Keith Jackson Interviews Welterwt Mark Breland Before Hedgemon Robertson Fight

DOG ASIDE: Hedgemon Robertson was a pretty good welterweight who came into this fight with Mark Breeland with a record of 21 – 5 – 1 with 19 KO’s in his 21 wins….so, he provided very good competition for the future welterweight champions. Mark Anthony Breland (born May 11, 1963) is an American former world champion boxer….who…

Boxing – 1983 – World Amateur Championship – Welterweight Bout – Mark Breland Vs Sun Yung Bol

DOG ASIDE:  There were a great number of televised amateur boxing competitions (ie: USA vs USSR, etc), championships (AAU, Golden Gloves & World Championships) that were televised on national networks in the USA during the Golden Age of Boxing….from 1964 to 1995….as this was a period where the sport of boxing attracted some really outstanding young…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving + Boxing + Pole Vault + 200m Dash + Basketball Semis

DOG ASIDE: This Wednesday, August 8, 1984 ABC Sports telecast of Day 12 at the Los Angeles Olympics includes some of the outstanding athletes at these games including USA diver Greg Loughanis in the 3m springboard competition…..USA sprinter Carl Lewis in the men’s track 200m finals…..Great Britian’s Daley Thompson in the men’s decathlon competition…..France’s Pierre…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBC World Welterweight Title – Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Johnny Bumphus

DOG COMMENTARY:    Great Britain had not had a world boxing champion since 1950….when middleweight Randy Turpin performed a miracle by defeating undisputed world champion Sugar Ray Robinson….that was until September 26, 1987….when GBR’s Lloyd Honeyghan surprized Donald Curry by taking his title.  Lloyd Honeyghan is a British former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1995….while reigning…

Boxing – 1982 – Special – Highlights Of Year – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY:    It is our opinion at ImaSportsphile that The Golden Age of Boxing ….which covered a period starting in with heavyweight Cassius Clay taking down the mighty Bear, Sonny Liston in February of 1964….and running through Evander Holyfield losing his heavyweight title to Lennox Lewis in March of 1999.    he Golden Age of Boxing….unveiled…

Boxing – Welterweight Bout – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Marcos Geraldo

DOG COMMENTARY: Marcos Geraldo is a retired Mexican boxer….who was Mexican champion at both middleweight and light heavyweight….who fought out of Baja California for much of his career.…whose first professional fight was in September 1970….a points defeat of Albaro Parra.  In 1977 he won the Mexico middleweight title by defeating Emetrio Villanueva by a knockout…..then after two…

Boxing – Welterweight Bout – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Floyd Mayweather

DOG COMMENTARY: On September 9, 1978, Sugar Ray Leonard was an up-and-coming boxer in the welterweight division of professional boxing…..who had KO’d 7 out of 13 prior opponents…..and was facing a seasoned fighter in Floyd Mayweather Sr….who was an American former professional boxer and current boxing trainer….as Floyd Sr. was known for his defensive ability and overall…

Boxing – Welterweight Bout – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Tony Chiavereoini

DOG COMMENTARY: Sugar Ray Leonard entered this fight with Tony Chiaverini at 23 – 0 in his professional welterweight boxing career…..as he was moving up the ladder towards a title fight….as Sugar Ray finally silenced the critics who questioned the former Olympic champion’s punching power….for the 23 year old highly publicized boxer from Palmer Park, MD scored…

Boxing – NABF Welterweight Title – Champ Pete Ranzany VS Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY: Pete Ranzany was a former American boxer….who while fighting as an amateur, represented the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1973….where he defeated future welterweight champion Carlos Palomino at the 1972 Olympic Trials….but lost to eventual gold medalist Sugar Ray Seales in the finals.  Ranzany was a conventional boxer with a solid jab and vicious left hook….which he…