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SERGEY KOVALEV TOPS WEEKEND ODDS/PREDICTIONS

July 31st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sergey Kovalev Steps Over Another Corpse

Sergey Kovalev Steps Over Another Corpse


Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, WA- (ESPN2)- Gabriel Campillo (23-6, 10 KOs) vs Thomas Williams Jr. (17-0, 12KOs) (175 lb.) Odds/Prediction: Williams 12-5. If Williams can’t beat aged Campillo, he’s not a worthy of being a contender. Putting down $120 to win $170.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (HBO)- Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KOs) vs Diego Gabriel Chavez (23-1, 19 KOs) (147) Odds/Prediction: Rios 5-2. Rios in spot where he needs to re-prove self. Dropping $500 to win $700 as I’m feeling Alex Arizza and Robert Garcia (combined) can improve Rios a tad.
Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs) vs Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs) (WBA 140) Odds/Prediction: Vargas 3-1. “House” guy is supposed to win. BUT Anton is unbeaten as well. Time to rate Vargas will be after the fight. PASS!

Revel Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey - (HBO) Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) vs Blake Caparello (19-0, 1D 6KOs) (WBO 175 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Kovalev 5-1. READ MORE…

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PEDRO FERNANDEZ BOXING AGAIN!

July 30th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RESTED AFTER NEARLY 3 DECADES STRAIGHT

Pedro "Pete" Fernandez. 4-Time Northern Calif Golden Glove Champion, US PAL Champion, Silver World PAL Tourney

Pedro “Pete” Fernandez. 4-Time Northern Calif Golden Glove Champion, US PAL Champion, Silver World PAL Tourney


San Francisco, CA- Okay, so you didn’t miss me. But this past two months of not writing allowed me to focus on a new job and my radio show “Ring Talk Worldwide.” Having written about boxing steady since 1986, for some reason I just couldn’t stomach it, nor could I edit anything. Apologize to my crew and NO I haven’t even penned on Tower Of Power of late either.

“KILLER” KOVALEV PREVIEW IN THE MAKING

Maybe I needed a cleansing of the soul, a purge of thoughts, emotions. That being said, I’m back as you’ll see for yourself beginning with my Sergey Kovalev WBO title defense preview. I’ll go Friday on Sergey, Andre Ward, Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, what they share besides being champions.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

REVIEW OF THE UFC ON FOX CARD FROM SATURDAY
Ringtalk airs live every Saturday at 11am PST. To listen to the show use the browser above or link below. Follow and subscribe to the show in iheart radio.
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LISTEN TO RINGTALK RADIO BOXING HOUR

July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK RADIO LONGEST RUNNING BOXING PROGRAM
Review of Gennady “GGG” Golovkins destructive KO over Daniel Geale.There is no doubt that “GGG” is pound for pound one of the best fighters in the sport! To listen use browser above or link below.
http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_072714.mp3

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RING TALK RADIO LIVE AT 11 AM PT

July 26th, 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.

Click here to LISTEN LIVE

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GOLOVKIN VS GEALE ODDS AND POLL

July 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

PREDICTIONS AND POLL ON HBO FIGHTS ON SATURDAY!

Saturday, July 26th, Madison Square Garden

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) vs Daniel Geale(30-2, 16 KOs).
For Golovkins WBA middleweight title.

Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin

ODDs-Golovkin 4-1 favorite.

Golovkin’s toughest test thus far. Former champion Geale is formidable, but lacks punching power, and defense is average. Would be surprised at a Geale win or a close fight. Aussie might be able to win a couple of rounds on grit and experience, but may get stopped late. “GGG” is looking for his 17th stoppage win in a row.

WHO WINS GOLOVKIN VS GEALE?

GOLOVKIN
GEALE
DRAW

HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECTS CLASH IN 50/50 AFFAIR

Bryant Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs) vs Mike Perez (20-0-1, 12 KOs)

Heavyweights

ODDs- Jennings 7-5 favorite

Close fight but lean towards Jennings. Perez an unpredictable commodity after ending the career of Magomed Abdusalamov last year. READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGALK MMA HOUR!

July 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

ONE HOUR MMA EVERY SUNDAY AT 12PM
Ringtalk airs every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. 2 hours on Sunday. We cover the sport of MMA and the UFC. To listen to Sundays show use browser above.
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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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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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