Boxing – 1987 – Larry Merchant Profiles The Problems Of Donald Curry Going Into McCallum Title Fight

After losing to his welterweight crown to Lloyd Honeyghan….Donald Curry moved up to the light middleweight division. Curry then defeated Tony Montgomery to win the USBA light middleweight title on February 7, 1987….as Montgomery was disqualified in the 5th round for intentional headbutts….and that is when Curry’s next opponent, former IBF light middleweight champion Carlos Santos….was also disqualified…

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Boxing – 1986 – WBC Lightwt Title PreFight Introduction + Tale Of The Tape – Boza Edwards Vs Camacho

Hector “Macho“ Camacho was a Puerto Rican professional boxer and entertainer….who was known for his quickness in the ring and flamboyant style in a professional career that lasted 30 years from 1980 to 2010….while compiling a career record of 79 wins 6 losses and 3 draws….and was a world champion in three different weight classes….wherein he held the WBC super featherweight title from 1983…

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Comedy – 1970 – M A S H Movie Special Excerpt – The Dismantling Of Major Frank Burns

M*A*S*H 4077th surgeon Major Frank Burns was played flawlessly by actor Robert Duvall in the 1970 movie smash hit M*A*S*H…..which is American black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner Jr.,…which was based on Richard Hooker’s novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The picture is the only theatrically released feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise….and it became one of the biggest…

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Boxing – 1990 – Lampley + Merchant + Leonard Chronicle Mike Tyson In Japan Prior To Douglas Fight

During the time leading up to the 1990 world heavyweight championship fight between Mike Tyson vs Buster Dougleas….Tyson’s problems outside the ring were also starting to emerge. His marriage to Robin Givens was heading for divorce….while his future contract was being fought over by Don King and Bill Cayton….when in late 1988, Tyson parted with manager Bill Cayton….and fired longtime trainer Kevin…

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Boxing – 1986 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Preview WBA Lightweight Title Fight – Crawley Vs Bramble

In 1984, Livingstone Bramble dethroned Ray Mancini to take the WBA lightweight title. Crawley was the #1 contender, and accepted $150,000 to step aside and allow Bramble and Mancini to engage in a rematch. Bramble defeated Mancini in their rematch on February 16, 1985. Crawley won the USBA lightweight title in June 1985 with a twelve-round decision over crosstown…

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Music – 1976 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down – From The Last Waltz Concert

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson and originally recorded by the Canadian roots rock group The Band in 1969….and released on their second album….with Levon Helm providing the lead vocals. The song is a first-person narrative relating the economic and social distress experienced by the protagonist….who was a poor white Southerner during the last year…

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Comedy – 1981 – Smothers Brothers Young Comedians Show – Featuring Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson (October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, and magician….who is best known for the lead role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–1992 television series Night Court….and later starred in the sitcom Dave’s World from 1993 to 1997. In addition to eight appearances on Saturday Night Live between 1981 and 1985….Anderson had a recurring guest role…

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Boxing – 1989 – HBOs WBC Super Middlewt Title PreFight Show – Thomas Hearns Vs Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns are considered to be two of the best boxers of all-time….who fought twice….with Leonard winning in 1981 for the WBC Welterweight Title…..and a draw in 1989 bout for the WBC Super Middleweight Title….to which this pre-fight video seen herewith is from….as both fights are considered to be classics.    After almost eight years, the…

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Music – 1986 – Natalie Cole – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 4 With Mets Vs Red Sox

Natalie Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress….who was the daughter of renowned American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole….who  rose to success in the mid-1970’s as an R&B singer with the hits “This Will Be” and “Inseparable” in 1975…. and “Our Love” in 1977. She returned as a pop singer on the…

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