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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR

July 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

BOXINGS LONGEST RUNNING RADIO PROGRAM
We go over the current state in the sport of boxing.Pedro Fernandez is our host every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST! To listen use browser above or link below!
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VIDEO:ROAD TO GOLOVKIN VS GEALE

July 21st, 2014 By Kevin Perry

VIDEO OF HBO PROGRAM FEATURING GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN AND DANIEL GEALE WHO FACE EACH OTHER ON HBO SATURDAY

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RING TALK RADIO LIVE AT 11 AM PT

July 19th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RINGTALK RADIO GOES LIVE AT 11AM TODAY!
San Francisco, CA- Ringtalk is boxings longest running radio program airing every Saturday and Sunday at 11am.

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SHIMING TO SHINE ON HBO. RIGO RELEGATED TO UNIMAS

July 18th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

POLITICS IN FULL EFFECT SATURDAY ON HBO2

Las Vegas, NV- It’s official. Being a great fighter is not the criteria for getting an appearance on HBO. Should HBO just start showing club fighters on TV? Saturday they have made one step forward in that direction. Two time Olympic champion Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO), who in essence is still fighting at the club level as a pro, faces Luis De La Rosa (23-3-1, 13 KOs) in a flyweight (112lb) bout from Macau, China on Saturday afternoon (5pm ET/PT) on HBO. Rosa is your typical opponent with a decent record built up against the usual suspects.

Guillermo Rigondeaux

Guillermo Rigondeaux

In his last bout he stopped a foe that boasted a disgraceful 0-20 record. The bout before that the Columbian was kayoed in 2 rounds against Moises Fuentes(19-2, 10 KOs). The 33 year-old Shiming is a superstar in China and is expected to bring more attention and popularity to the sport in the Chinese market. Can he fight? Hard to tell with the level of foes he has faced thus far.

It is clear that the Freddie Roach trained Shiming has a long way to go in perfecting the professional style of boxing.  While HBO will be broadcasting this bout, WBA and WBO 122lb champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) fights on the undercard against Sod Kokietgym (63-2-1, 28 KOs). However his fight will be shown later in the evening on Unimas (11pm ET/PT), a spanish language network.

RIGO IN HIS LAST FIGHT UNDER TOP RANK

HBO has shown no interest in broadcasting the Cuban born Rigondeaux’s future fights. Labeled by a percentage of the boxing contingent as “boring”, his promoter Top Rank has had difficulty securing serious opponents for the Cuban. It’s obvious that after embarrassing one of their start clients in Filipino star Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) last year, the promoter wants to have nothing to do with him. He can be exciting against the right opponents, but his bout against Donaire was the definition of a chess match. Casual fans who watch boxing and view it purely as a blood sport, more than likely don’t appreciate the skills of the former two time Olympic Gold medalist.

UNKNOWNS MAKE HBO UNDERCARD

Instead of the pound for pound talent, the HBO undercard will feature  Mexico’s Gilberto Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) against New Zealands Junior Talipeau (20-2-1, 7 KOs) in a super middleweight(168lb) contest.  Ramirez stopped former middleweight contender Giovanni Lorenzo in 5 rounds in his last outing. With universally recognized super middleweight(168lb) champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) on HBO’s payroll, its possible that Ramirez could become a potential opponent if he is successful on Saturday.

-Kevin Perry

 

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

July 17th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

A LOOK AT THE WEEK IN MMA

UFC 173 Live Tonight!

UFC 173 Live Tonight!

We talk MMA and UFC on boxings longest running radio program. 29 plus years. We are on live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am. Sunday is 2 hours. Use browser above to listen or the link below. We can also have radio archives on iheart radio.
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LISTEN TO RINGTALK RADIO BOXING HOUR!

July 15th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

REVIEW OF THE WEEKENDS ACTION!
We go over Canelo’s victory over Erislandy Lara as well as the current state of the sport of boxing on boxings longest running radio program. 29 plus years and going strong! To listen use the link below or browser above.

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CANELO VS LARA:THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SCORING

July 13th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

FIGHT ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF INEFFECTIVE AGGRESSION BEING REWARDED BY JUDGES

Las Vegas, NV-This morning heated debates about last nights fight were all over the blogosphere. Last night Canelo Alvarez(44-1, 31 KOs) won a split decision over Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) on Showtime PPV. The bout was relatively close, however New Mexico judge Levi Martinez’s 117-111 score(9-3 in rounds) needs to be called into question. Peoples perception of what was the proper outcome was divided.

Erislandy Lara loses questionable decision to Alvarez

Erislandy Lara loses questionable decision to Alvarez

If you were a Canelo supporter you felt that the Mexican won the fight with effective body shots and that Lara just ran the whole fight. Your argument was that Lara just refused to engage. A case for that at times could be reasonably made. If you thought the Cuban(Lara) deserved the nod, generally you felt his superior ring generalship and cleaner punching carried weight in most of the rounds. You also recognized that Alvarez missed with most of his punches, and his aggression while rewarded by the judges was overall ineffective. Both sides have a valid case that their man deserved to have their hand raised.

SCORING RULES UNCLEAR TO MAJORITY OF FIGHT VIEWERS

Whether a fighters style is exciting or appealing has no bearing on whether or not he or she deserves to win a bout. Generally what one person perceives as excitement can be two totally different things. In the blogosphere many comments complained of Lara’s running. These claims were used to back their view that Canelo won the fight. It has become clear that most fans of the sport have little to no clue on how a bout is to be properly scored. Judges like Levi Martinez who obviously rewarded the Mexican’s ineffective aggression need their scorecards reviewed by the commission.

BOXING IS ABOUT CLEAN PUNCHING

It is obvious that perception nowadays has become reality. Generally casual fans and many judges for that matter reward fighters for coming forward and pressing the fight as the aggressor. However if a fighter marches forward but rarely lands punches and is getting hit in the process, who deserves to win the round? The most important part of the scoring criteria is clean punching.

LARA NOT REWARDED FOR SUPERIOR BETTER BOXING

The assessment is that Lara landed the cleaner scoring blows in the majority of the rounds.If you were going to give Alvarez rounds, it would have to be for his body work. However the work that he did, many of those shots hit Lara’s hip, his back and the scoring shots were not consistent. As for effective head shots, they were almost nonexistent. READ MORE…

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CANELO VS LARA: LIVE WEIGH-IN-6PM/3PM PST

July 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

FIGHTERS SQUARE OFF FOR WEIGN-IN AT MGM GRAND

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MEXICO VS CUBA:CANELO VS LARA ON SATURDAY!

July 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

TOP 154LBERS FACE EACH OTHER SATURDAY NIGHT ON SHOWTIME PPV

Las Vegas, NV- Even though Saturdays mega match up on Showtime PPV between Cuban master boxer Erislandy Lara(19-1-2, 12 KOS) and Mexican Star Canelo Alvarez (43-1-30, KOs) isn’t for a alphabet world title, the consensus believes these practitioners to be the two best at 154lbs. The bout has been contracted at a catchweight of 155lbs as Alvarez reportedly struggles to make 154lbs. This is more likely a psychological edge for the Mexican. Lara who has been chasing this fight for the last two years was obviously willing to make any concession to make the bout become a reality.

Saul "Cinnamon" Alvarez

Saul “Cinnamon” Alvarez

Alvarez was completely outboxed by the smaller yet more gifted Floyd Mayweather last year, and many perceive Lara as a difficult opponent who’s style will create significant problems for the Mexican as did Mayweather.

LARA CAN’T STAND IN FRONT OF ALVAREZ

For the Cuban to cruise his way to victory he must box and move, then box and move some more. The Mexican’s only shot is for Lara to stand still so Canelo can land his volleys. While Mayweather and Lara’s styles differ, it’s clear that Alvarez, a natural counterpuncher, struggles when having to look for openings. It will be interesting to see in this bout who can make the other fighter take the lead. Both are counterpunchers who look for accuracy more than volume.  Who delivers the better shot and who can take the better shot? This is the major factor in who will win this fight on Saturday.

CANELO MUST PUNCH WITH LARA

While Lara has a 5 inch reach advantage, Canelo must gamble to win this bout. The Cuban is expected to fight at range, but Canelo needs to bait Lara into throwing punches at a distance where he can counter. That’s the best way for Canelo to be successful. If he gets in a mode where he starts to follow Lara around the ring and gets desperate to land his blows, he will get picked off all night. Rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat.

BOTH ARE BATTLE TESTED AGAINST SIMILAR FOES READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR!

July 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK AIRS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 11AM PST.
We review the huge weekend of MMA including the UFC PPV victories for Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey!
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LISTEN TO RINGTALK INTERVIEW WITH RAY LEONARD!

July 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

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HOST PEDRO FERNANDEZ INTERVIEW BOXING LEGEND SUGAR RAY LEONARD
Ringtalk is boxings longest running radio program. To listen to this interview use player above or this link below.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR!

July 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK RADIO LONGEST RUNNING BOXING RADIO PROGRAM
We go over the sport of boxing for one hour every Sunday starting at 11am.Hour 2 is MMA.
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UFC 175 MAIN EVENT IS A THRILLER!

July 3rd, 2014 By Zak Attack

UFC FAN FEST & UFC 175 IN SIN CITY

 UFC King Chris Weidman

UFC King Chris Weidman


Los Angeles, CA- Former UFC light heavyweight (205 lb.) champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (21-4) takes on current middleweight (185) king Chris “The All-American” Weidman (11-0) in the main event of UFC 175 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV on July 5, 2014 in one of the most highly-anticipated bouts of the year.

DROPPING 20 LBS. HAS WORKED FOR “THE DRAGON”

Machida has made a huge splash at middleweight in only two fights, scoring a KO 1 over “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz (13-5) and pitching a near-shutout in a decision win of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi. Weidman’s resume includes a brutal KO 2 over Munoz and two second-round finishes of the fighter many consider to be the greatest of all time, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-6).

SOME FANS LIVE IN “FOG OF LEGENDS”

Many naysayers still claim that Weidman’s wins over Silva are somehow flukes, and this is a great opportunity for him to silence those critics. I say if you do something twice, that ain’t a fluke. I appreciate Anderson’s career as much as anyone, but Weidman whooped him twice. This is a 51-49 fight in my opinion, meaning that if you put a gun to my head, I’d pick Machida.

RONDA ROUSEY LOOKS TO “DESTROY” ANOTHER FOE

In the co-feature, women’s bantamweight (135) champion Ronda Rousey (9-0) defends READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK SUNDAY MMA HOUR!

July 3rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK RADIO GIOES LIVE FOR 2 HOURS EVERY SUNDAY AT 11AM
Pedro Fernandez and guests talk the world of MMA and UFC. Ringtalk radio worldwide is boxings longest running radio program and is live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. You can also follow and or subscribe to our show on iheart radio with this link. http://www.iheart.com/talk/show/Ring-Talk-Radio/
To listen to the show use the browser above or the link below if you are on a mobile device.
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TERENCE CRAWFORD-YURI GAMBOA “POST MORTEM”

June 30th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

GAMBOA CAREER AN INDICTMENT OF 50 CENT

Photo Illustrates Size Difference

Photo Illustrates Size Difference


San Francisco, CA- There is nothing like a boxing match between two undefeated world class fighters and this past Saturday HBO offered up Terence Crawford-Yuri Gamboa in a WBO lightweight (135 lb.) affair emanating from Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford, the hometown hero had a better than 3-inch height advantage over Cuban national Gamboa.

WEIGH IN WAS “TELLING” IN MY MIND

Upon my gazing at the weigh in, I at once noticed the size advantage not only in height, but in body mass. When you look at Gamboa he had the smaller in the arms, chest, shoulders, Crawford (whose spectacular we’ll get to in a second) was at least one weight division, if not two weight classes bigger than Yuri Gamboa.

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST NEVER BEFORE “UNDERDOG”

While the odds were on the side of Crawford, there were “wise guys” who thought Yuri was the better fighter and I know one that backed him with an envelope of cash. Never before in a fight, be it amateur or professional, was the Olympic Gold medalist ever an underdog.

CRAWFORD HAD YURI ON STRING LIKE “YO YO” READ MORE…

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