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MAYWEATHER WINS 2014 TURD AWARD

December 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

“TURD OF THE YEAR” CHOICE UNANIMOUS

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather


San Francisco, CA- Unbeaten and nearly 38 years of age, Floyd Mayweather continues to be a dick! His pissing on Manny Pacquiao in the press over his financial dilemma and taunting him with a May 2 date on Showtime PPV with a reported 80-20 split, all I can say is that’s Floyd who says, “I offered him $40 million before he lost twice, he can’t expect the same money now.”

AND YOU KEEP BUYING FLOYD’S BULL SPIT

If Floyd’s dissing Manny isn’t enough to make him boxing’s #1 turd ‘pound for pound,’ promising a great effort on his part and then running like a purse snatcher in the final round of Mayweather-Maidana II, a rematch we could have done without, that should convince you of Floyd’s being worthy od this award.

ROOKIE OF 2014 A GOLDEN HEAVYWEIGHT

Anthony Joshua snagged an Olympic Gold medal in 2012. As a professional with only ten fights (and ten KO’s), I haven’t seen a fighter with his skills, demeanor and fluidity in the heavyweight class in decades. Joshua appears to be the heir apparent to Wladimir Klitschko.

PROSPECT OF 2015 ON SHOWTIME THIS SATURDAY

154 lber. Julian Williams (19-0-1, 19 KOs) of Philly will be featured Saturday on Showtime vs. Edgar Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs). Handled by Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, Williams has shown good skills, an unchecked chin and superior ring generalship with everybody he’s been in with thus far.

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UFC ON FOX 13 RESULTS

December 14th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

JDS (17-3) Wins, But Looks Lackluster

JDS (17-3) Wins, But Looks Lackluster

DOS SANTOS WINS UGLY

Los Angeles, CA- Junior Dos Santos, who held the UFC heavyweight (265 lb. limit) for one fight back in 2012, handed Stipe Miocic (12-2) the second loss of his career in the main event of UFC on Fox 13 from the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.  Dos Santos was bloodied and rocked throughout the fight, but overcame a stiff test and escaped with another addition to his win column.  Now let’s just hope he stays far away from another whooping at the hands of champ Cain Velasquez (13-1).

DOS ANJOS DOMINATES DIAZ 

Lightweight (155) Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) thoroughly outclassed Nate Diaz (17-10) in the fight before the headliner.  Dos Anjos caused serious damage to Diaz lead leg with vicious kicks, and took the Stockton, CA native down repeatedly to make a statement tonight.  He has earned a shot (poor guy) at Anthony “Showtime” Pettis’ (18-2) belt.

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AMIR KHAN WIN TOPS BOXING RESULTS

December 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Amir Khan

Amir Khan


ALEXANDER NOT AT KHAN’S LEVEL

Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) UD 12 Devon Alexander (26-3, 14 KOs). Although nobody went down or was seriously hurt, Amir boxed circles around Alexander in what was an easily predictable outcome. Khan now readies for an all UK battle with IBF welterweight (147 lb.) guy Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) in mid 2015 in the biggest fights possibly in British history. Scores: 119-109 twice & 120-108.

THURMAN DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE GOODS

Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) UD 12 Leonard Bundu (31-1-2, 11 KOs). It looked like it might end early as Thurman dropped the 40-year-old 30 seconds in with a left hook. After that he ran a lot. Scores were 120-107 three times. (WBA 147 lb. title) Expert says, running like shoplifter chased by security guard makes Stock drop with win. It was the most boring shutout in recent memory

ORTIZ SNAGS FIRST WIN IN AGES

Victor Ortiz (30-5-1, 22 KOs) TKO 3 Manuel Perez (22-1-1, 4KOs) (147) Rout of game but vastly overmatched foe puts Ortiz in winner’s circle for first time in three years.

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TONIGHT UFC ON FOX WITH DOS SANTOS

December 13th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

BIG FOX NETWORK FEATURES EX-UFC CHAMP

 Junior Dos Santos

Junior Dos Santos


Los Angeles, CA- Although ex-UFC titleholder (heavyweight- 265 lb. limit) Junior Dos Santos is coming off two horrendous beatings at the hands of champion Cain Velaquez (13-1), he should still have enough left to beat the limited Stipe Miocic (12-1) in the main event of UFC on Fox 13 from the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, December 13.  If he does not, do not be surprised if Dos Santos is cut by the UFC for his own good.

YOUNGER DIAZ RETURNS   

Lightweight (155) Nate Diaz (17-9), the brother of the infamous Nick Diaz (26-9, 1 NC), returns to fight Rafael dos Anjos (22-7).  Nate may be able to win with his high volume, but he will need to be careful of the dos Anjos counters that stopped  former champ Ben Henderson (21-4).

STEROID CHEAT IN DANGER OF BEING CUT 

Heavyweight Alistair Overeem (37-14), once thought to be a threat to Cain, is now fighting for his job.  He is 2-3 in the UFC, with all three losses coming by knockout and the last two coming in the first round.  Luckily for him, he will be facing Stefan Struve (25-6), who is pretty good at getting knocked out himself.  Five of Struve’s six losses have been knockouts.

MORE HEAVYWEIGHTS ROUND OUR MAIN CARD

Matt Mitrione (8-3) and Gabriel Gonzaga (16-8) will open up the four-fight Big Fox card at 8PM/5PM ETPT by facing each other.  Mitrione is a slight favorite here, but Gonzaga is a very live dog.  As usual, the UFC has put up a good card for Big Fox in the hopes of drawing greater interest in the sport of MMA.  Tune in for a solid event.

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SHOWTIME FRIDAY: LARA DOMINATES SMITH

December 13th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

WBA CHAMP ERISLANDY LARA WINS EASY

Las Vegas, NV-In the first defense, Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 1 KOs) won impressively over Contender TV show veteran and former IBF titleholder Ishe Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) live from San Antonio, TX on a Friday night broadcast of Showtime boxing. The Cuban utilized his superior footwork to constantly frustrate Las Vegan Smith over twelve rounds. Easy bout to score as the southpaw from Cuba used that footwork to set traps and land accurate left hands.

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Erislandy Lara

Smith attempted to close the gap as he only appeared to have success when Lara’s back was on the ropes. The Showtime commentators constantly hinted at Lara’s perceived unappealing style of a “boxer/mover.” That being said, it will be tough for the Cuban to get big fights. Scores were 119-109 twice and 117-111. Smith had bruising around both eyes.

FLOYD INTERVIEWED ON SHOWTIME BROADCAST

In a huge disply of bravado, Floyd Mayweather blasted the Pacquiao camp in an interview with Steve Farhood. He made it clear that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao. He generally accused Bob Arum for fooling the public that he doesn’t want to fight, and instead claims that they have been ducking him for years.

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ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE RESULTS

December 13th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

FEMALE STRAWWEIGHTS TAKE CENTERSTAGE

Carla Esparza  First UFC Strawweight (115 lb.) Champion

Carla Esparza First UFC Strawweight (115 lb.) Champion

Los Angeles, CA- Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza was crowned The Ultimate Fighter tonight at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV, as she defeated Rose Namajunas (2-2) with a rear-naked choke at 1:26 of round number three.  With several strawweights featured on this card, Esparza will have her hands full defending this new belt.

OLVEIRA TOPS STEVENS IN CO-FEATURE

Featherweight (145) Charles Oliveira (19-4, 1 NC) won a unanimous decision after 3 rounds over Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stevens (23-11) in an uneventful scrap.  A lightweight (155) bout between K.J. Noons (13-7, 1 NC) and Daron Cruickshank (16-5, 1 NC) ended in a no-contest after Noons’ repeated eye pokes left Cruickshank unable to continue.  Lightweight Yancy Medeiros (11-2, 1 NC) took just 4:37 to submit Joe Proctor (10-3) with a guillotine in round 1.  Jessica Penne (12-2) defeated Randa Markos (4-2) by split decision in the opening bout of the main card.

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE TONIGHT!

December 12th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

UFC ON FOX SPORTS TONIGHT WITH TUF FINALE

Jessica Penne

Jessica Penne


Los Angeles, CA- The latest incarnation of The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC‘s flagship television series, will conclude this evening from the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The main event on the card will be the coronation of the female 115 lb. strawweight division.  Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2) will square off with Rose Namajunas (2-1) in a fight that seems to favor the far greater experience level of Esparza.

KNOCKOUT ARTIST STEVENS (23-10) RETURNS IN CO-FEATURE

Featherweight Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stevens will take on Charles Oliveira (18-4, 1 NC) in a decent scrap.  Other than that, this card looks devoid of real entertainment value.  K.J. Noons (13-7) will meet Daron Cruickshank (16-5) in a lightweight (155) battle, lightweights Yancy Medeiros (10-2, 1 NC) and Joe Proctor (10-2) will mix it up, and rounding out the main card is a strawweight bout between Jessica Penne (11-2) and Randa Markos (4-1). A lot of up and comers both male and female on this card.

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AMIR KHAN TO DEVOUR DEVON ALEXANDER

December 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

ONLY ONE BOUT LOOKS GOOD ON SHOWTIME

Marcos Maidana-Amir-Khan

Marcos Maidana-Amir-Khan


San Francisco, CA- There only appears to be one “competitive” fight on this Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing card emanating from Las Vegas. And that one match, the Amir Khan-Devon Alexander clash, it maybe competitive on paper, but in the ring it looks like a rout in the ring.

NOTHING GREAT ABOUT DEVON

Devon Alexander is dubbed “Alexander The Great” and not for a reason unassociated with his boxing skills that are a tad better than mediocre. Granted, he lost a Technical Decision 10 to Tim Bradley and had the IBF 147 lb. trinket he won afterwards taken away from Shawn Porter, who lost the belt to Kell Brook. Truth be told, Bradley has been less than stellar ever since they away his third arm, AKA his head!

KHAN LOOKS LIKE EASY PICK

Although some will point to his chin, I’d be willing to say that Amir Khan does everything better than Devon Alexander. At this point, I can actually hear some of you yelling, “What about his chin?” To that I think Khan’s chin was put in peril by his struggle to make 140 lbs. Now fighting at 147 with a new trainer in Virgil Hunter, the Alexander fight is an excellent opportunity to make a statement at welterweight.

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THE FIGHT EMANUEL STEWARD GAFFED!

December 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

"Goldfather" Emanuel Steward

“Goldfather” Emanuel Steward

EMANUEL, PEDRO & COGNAC

San Francisco, CA- One night in early 1993, Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward and I got buzzed in his Motown mansion. After a short stint on the back porch, we threw a couple back in the kitchen before moving in to the front room.

GOLDFATHER QUITE AN EDUCATOR

Besides espousing some political points of view that swung more Left than Right, but some Right, the 1962 US AAU bantamweight (118 lb.) champion who passed in October 2012 left an indelible mark on both boxing and myself.

BURNED BY LEONARD & DUNDEE IN 1981

After a couple of hours of back and forth chat, the Kronk Gym Goldfather whose first champion was WBA lightweight guy Hilmer Kenty in March 1980 said, “Pedro Fernandez, you ask me anything you want.”

“SECOND SET OF EYES IN CORNER”

With both of us being kept warm by spirits and the furnace as it was snowing which was queer to a native San Franciscan. As we made our way around the room talking about posted pictures of Emanuel with everybody but Jesus Christ and Mahatma Ghandi, we came to a picture of Tommy Hearns and Ray Leonard.

PUTTING STEWARD ON SPOT

Looking at this September 1981 photograph of his charge Tommy Hearns and Ray Charles Leonard clashing for undisputed welterweight supremacy, I blurted out, “You mucked up there.” All of a sudden, as ex-Mike Tyson trainer Aaron Snowell says, “It got so quiet you could hear a mouse piss on a wad of cotton behind the piano.”

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ANYBODY SEEN ANDRE WARD?

December 8th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

OLYMPIC & 168 LB. KING DISAPPEARED

Andre Ward

Andre Ward


San Francisco, CA- When Andre Ward won the 2004 Olympic Gold medal in Greece, it was truly the realization of a dream and the culmination of a lot of hard work sans any real financial backing. Truly going against the odds, Ward decided to compete in the Olympics at 178 and not at 165 lbs. This had to do with good friend Andre Dirrell fighting at 165.

POISED TO MOVE FLOYD OUT 3 YEARS AGO?

After dominating Carl Froch (now the hottest fighter at 168) and winning the Super Six Tourney in 2011, Ward seemed to in a position to make some superstar moves. But it didn’t happen and whether you want to blame his late promoter Dan Goossen or not, the injuries and time off because of such had a lot to do with Ward’s thwarted ascension to the the mythical ‘pound of pound’ crown said to be held by Floyd Mayweather.

ANDRE WARD KNOCKED DOWN IN COURT

Having been dropped a couple of times in court and by the California State Athletic Commission, Ward has been trying to leave Goossen-Tutor Promotions for a couple of years. The latest legal setback was this past August. Supposedly this is all about Goossen allegedly “cutting out” Antonio Leonard, a Texas based promoter who is tight with Ward’s management team headed by ex-music mogul James Prince.

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ROBBIE LAWLER WIN TOPS UFC 181

December 8th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

LAWLER BEATS HENDRICKS BY SPLIT DUKE IN REMATCH 

Robbie Lawler

Robbie Lawler


Robbie Lawler (24-10, 1 NC) scored a win over Johny Hendricks (16-3) on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Their first fight back in March was a close decision that went in favor of Hendricks, and the second was more of the same, with many observers feeling Hendricks did enough to keep his belt.  The bout could have gone either way, as the  48-47 cards in favor of each man showed.   What was inexcuseable was the 49-46 card for Lawler turned in by Glen Trowbridge.  Giving Hendricks only one round is inexcusable.

TRILOGY IN ORDER? 

With the score tied 1-1 in fights, it seems a third fight is inevitable.  I think Rory MacDonald will likely be next for the new champ, with Carlos Condit (29-8) and Tyron Woodley (14-3) looming large in the background.  If Hendricks keeps winning, he will get another crack at the strap in the near future.

LIGHTWEIGHT (155) CHAMP PETTIS AMAZING

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis choked out Gilbert Melendez (22-4) in the second round of their championship battle.  Time was 1:53.  After a competitive first round that saw Melendez pursue effectively and saw Pettis land some solid strikes, the champion took over in the second and finished Melendez with a Guillotine choke.  Pettis continues to prove he is a great athlete and a mixed martial arts star.

TWO HEAVYWEIGHT KNOCKOUTS UNDERNEATH

Travis Browne (17-2-1) knocked out Brendan Schaub (10-5) with just ten seconds left in the very first round. It was a fairly competitive round, but the superior striking and chin of Browne was too lethal a combination for Schaub in the end.  Rounding out the main card was a Todd Duffee (9-2) knockout of Anthony Hamilton (13-4) in just 33 seconds and a lightweight SUB2 (4:19) by Tony Ferguson (18-3) of Abel Trujillo (12-6, 1 NC).

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HBO TRIPLEHEADER BOXING RESULTS

December 7th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Saturday, December 6, 2014

KO KING STOPS GAME ROSADO

Brooklyn, NY- Barclays Center (HBO) David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) TKO 10 Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) (160 lbs.) Target practice was all it was for the twice beaten Lemieux who after round two took control landing 47& of his power shots against the always agressive Gabe Rosado. It went the way it was suposed to on paper as guys are on apparently different levels. But the damage Rosado took, especial

CENTENO SHOWS POP ON HBO

Hugo Centeno Jr (22-0, 12 KOs) KO 3 James De La Rosa (23-3, 13KOs) (154). When you consider a jab dropped De La Rosa in the opening round and one big punch and it was “Good night Irene” for De La Rosa in round five, well either Centeno has “Hands of Stone” or De La Rosa might have a “Glass Jaw.” Time was 2:26.

DULORME A BIT BETTER THAN LUNDY

Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) SD 10 Henry Lundy (25W 3L 1D 12KOs) (140) Lundy down in round one, Dulorme controled the action more often than not and deserved win. Scores were 96-93, 97-92 Dulorme, 96-93 Lundy.

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RINGTALK RADIO LIVE AT 11AM

December 6th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk , the longest running fight show in history airs live with different shows every Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT & Monday ON Sirius XM Radio. .

BOTH BOXING & UFC ON THE PLATE

To listen to boxings longest running radio program,
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LISTEN TO RING TALK RADIO WITH PACO VALCARCEL!

December 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

WBO PRESIDENT IS OUR FEATURED GUEST

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide 

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Paco Valcarcel, president of the WBO. They discuss the weekends fights, including WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford’s big victory on HBO.

SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

You can go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart radio ap and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone or Tablet.

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UFC 181 PREVIEW “TWO” TITLE FIGHTS!

December 2nd, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

Will Hendricks (16-2) Keep His Belt?

Will Hendricks (16-2) Keep His Belt?

WELTERWEIGHT (170) TITLE REMATCH IN MAIN EVENT

Johny Hendricks will square off with Robbie Lawler (24-10, 1 NC) once again for the UFC welterweight title on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Their first fight back in March was a close decision that went in favor of Hendricks.  It was a technical war, with both men showing off their grit and versatility.  The rematch should match the intensity of the first fight, and a finish is not out of the question.

WILL INACTIVITY HURT HENDRICKS?

The champion has not fought since the first Lawler bout about 8 and a half months ago, and has said this is his longest layoff ever.  This is a bit misleading, as he went 8 months from March 16, 2013 when he fought Carlos Condit (29-8) to November 16, 2013 when he fought then champion Georges St. Pierre (25-2).  Hendricks may have lost the GSP fight on the scorecards, but the majority of observers felt “Bigg Rigg” should have gotten the nod that night, and it was one of his most impressive performances yet.

LAWLER HAS QUESTIONS SINCE FALLING TO BIGG RIGG

Ruthless” scored a TKO3 of Jake Ellenberger (29-9) back in May and ended Matt Brown’s (19-12) 7-fight win-streak in July with a UD5 over the surging contender. He has been much more active than Hendricks, but I still expect the champ to keep his strap.

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