#32:A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT 1960-06-20,WABC53 min.
Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Eddie Fisher, Rocky Marciano, Gabe Pressman
Rematch with pre and post-fight interviews. Les Keiter calls the fight and Howard Cosell does the color commentary. Preceding the fight, Eddie Fisher sings the National Anthem. Rocky Marciano also comments. There is an interview with Floyd Patterson's mother. Also, we hear Gabe Pressman interview both Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson the day after the fight at a Press conference.
#73:A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE FLOYD PATTERSON VS INGEMAR JOHANSSON HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT 1961-03-13,WABC63 min.
Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, Arthur Mercante, Jack McCarthy, Mickey Allen, Cus Damato, Billy Regan, Cus D'Amato
Howard Cosell and Les Keiter are on hand to bring the third match between Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson from Miami Beach, Florida. Commentary from Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, and Referee Arthur Mercante. At ringside, announcer Jack McCarthy is heard. Mickey Allen sings the National Anthem. Memorable first round with Patterson being knocked down twice and Johansson sent to the canvas once. Post-fight interviews with champ Floyd Patterson, manager Cus D'Amato, referee Billy Regan and Joe Louis.
#270:A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE FLOYD PATTERSON VS. SONNY LISTON FIRST WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT 1962-09-25,WABC65 min.
Chris Schenkel, Floyd Patterson, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Gene Fullmer, Joe Louis, Mickey Allen, Sonny Liston, Barney Ross, James Braddock, Jack Drees
Howard Cosell and Rocky Marciano broadcast live radio network coverage. Pre-fight interviews with Sonny Liston, Barney Ross, Joe Louis, James Braddock, Gene Fullmer and Floyd Patterson. Predictions are heard on the outcome of the fight from many sports columnists at ring side in Comiskey Park in Chicago. Jack Drees calls the fight round by round. Mickey Allen sings the National Anthem prior to the 2 minutes, 6 seconds first round knockout of Patterson by the new Heavyweight Champion, Sonny Liston. Post-fight comments from all, including Floyd Patterson's mother. There is a TRIG Deodorant commercial by Chris Schenkel and from Liston's dressing room, Sonny comments regarding a return match.
#486:A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE SONNY LISTON VS. FLOYD PATTERSON REMATCH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT 1963-07-22,WABC24 min.
Floyd Patterson, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Jack McCarthy, Mickey Allen, Cassius Clay, Cus D'Amato
A first round KO of Floyd Patterson broadcast over ABC Radio. Howard Cosell is at ringside along with Les Keiter who does the blow-by-blow reporting with commentary from Rocky Marciano. Jack McCarthy announces the fighters. Mickey Allen sings the National Anthem. Number 2 contender Cassius Clay mocks Sonny Liston at ringside and in the ring. The three knockdown first round is broadcast. Howard Cosell interviews Patterson, Cus D'Amato and Liston after the fight.
#496:ABC NEWS SPORTS WITH HOWARD COSELL 1963-09-11,WABC5 min.
Duke Snider, Howard Cosell
Howard Cosell interviews Duke Snider, who talks about his career and tomorrow's "Duke Snider Day" at the Polo Grounds.
#515:ABC LOCAL NEWS WITH BILL BEUTEL 1963-10-03,WABC3 min.
Howard Cosell, Jimmy Piersall
Sportscaster Howard Cosell interviews Jimmy Piersall who discusses the N.Y. Yankees first two losses to the L.A. Dodgers in the 1963 World Series.
#616:A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE SONNY LISTON VS. CASSIUS CLAY FIRST HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT 1964-02-25,WABC73 min.
Walter "Red" Smith, Jack Cutty, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Sonny Liston, Jim Brown, Cy Burick, Charles McCabe, Cassius Clay, Frank Gifford, Arthur Daly, Frank Gibbons, John Carmichael, Alexander Robbins, Cus D'Amato, Angelo Dundee, Leo Peterson, Marty Marshall, Shirley Povich, Dick Young, Mel Durslag, Jack Hand, Lyle Smith, Murray Kempton
Live radio network coverage of Cassius Clay's 6th round defeat of Champion Sonny Liston is broadcast. There are pre-fight interviews and color commentary by Howard Cosell. The outcome predictions of the fight are heard from a dozen sports columnists, all but one, predicting a Liston slaughter. They include Walter Red Smith, Mel Durslag, Charles McCabe, Lyle Smith, Frank Gibbons, Cy Burick, Hal Abrams, Shirley Povich, Murray Kempton, Jack Cutty, Jack Hand, Arthur Daly and John Carmichael. The legend of Liston's invincibility is also expressed by former champ Joe Louis to Howard Cosell. Also, comments from heavyweight Liston opponent Marty Marshall, trainer Cus D'Amato and from Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay, who states to Cosell that he will KO Liston in round eight. We hear from blow-by-blow commentator Les Keiter at ringside, along with Cosell, former heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano and Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns. After the upset Clay victory, Cosell interviews Clay and Liston in the ring. Keiter interviews Sugar Ray Robinson and Joe Louis. Howard Cosell recaps the fight; he interviews Dick Young of the Daily News and Clay's trainer Angelo Dundee. Cassius Clay is heard live at the News Press Conference in its entirety. There is a wrap-up with Les Keiter and comments from UPI sports editor Leo Peterson. In addition, on the following day, CBS Sports With Frank Gifford is heard. Frank Gifford recounts the fight. There is a brief interview with fight physician Alexander Robbins, who stopped the fight giving Cassius Clay his first championship.
#645:POLO GROUNDS: REQUIEM FOR AN ARENA, THE 1964-04-15,WABC52 min.
Floyd Patterson, Jack Dempsey, Howard Cosell, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, Leo Durocher, Bobby Thompson, Ralph Branca, Ken Strong, Arthur Daly, Frankie Frisch, Carl Hubbel, Horace McMahon
Horace McMahon narrates this special review of the history of the Polo Grounds. Bobby Thompson, Ralph Branca, Willie Mays, Joe Louis, Floyd Patterson, Ken Strong, Arthur Daly, Frankie Frisch, Leo Durocher, Jack Dempsey and Carl Hubbel review the fabulous past of the Polo Grounds, a great arena where everything but Polo was played. Produced by Howard Cosell.
#741:MICKEY MANTLE: A SELF PORTRAIT 1965-08-19,WABC25 min.
Howard Cosell, Mickey Mantle
The New York Yankee’s Mickey Mantle is interviewed by Howard Cosell. Mickey discusses his career and the many physical injuries that have threatened it.
#748:A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE MUHAMMAD ALI VS. FLOYD PATTERSON WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT 1965-11-22,WABC70 min.
Floyd Patterson, Howard Cosell, Eddie Fisher, Joe Louis, Sonny Liston, Cus D'Amato, Angelo Dundee, Solomon McTier, Eddie Machen, Muhammad Ali
Live from Las Vegas, Nevada, Howard Cosell hears predictions on the fight from Joe Louis, Sonny Liston and Eddie Machen. Comments are heard from Angelo Dundee, Cus D'Amato and Solomon McTier. A humble and sincere Muhammad Ali talks about his opponent and his prediction about the fight. Floyd Patterson talks to Cosell about the champ and how he feels he can win. At ringside, Chris Schenkel tells the tale of the tape. Rocky Marciano does the "color" commentary. Eddie Fisher sings the National Anthem. Ring introductions, the fight, and the bout is stopped at 2 min. 18 sec. in the 12th round. Cosell talks to Patterson in the ring. Marciano analyzes the fight. Cosell talks to Ali in the ring.