September 16th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
YOU ALL BITCH ABOUT FLOYD AFTER
FLOYD HAS “PIMPED” YOU FANS OFF!
That being said, why is Floyd worth throwing down $70 bucks to watch? Time and again he keeps conning you by promising Marvin Hagler-Tommy Hearns-like excitement in soundbites pre-fight. The lead up is great, it’s after that first bell rings that any pugilistic erection you had goes limp.
LARRY MERCHANT SKIPPED THE CARD
After a couple of rounds, the writing was on the wall and referee Kenny Bayless wasn’t going to let Marcos Maidana fight inside. Tony Weeks reffed the first encounter and allowed them to fight in close.
REFEREE SPLIT THEM TOO FAST
All props to Bayless, but his being so quick to break was predicted prior by both manager Bob Spagnola and TV legend Larry Merchant.
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September 15th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
KEVIN PERRY MET UP WITH UNBEATEN HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER WILDER AT MGM GRAND
September 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
FLOYD SUPERB IN REMATCH
MAYWEATHER-MAIDANA BREAKDOWN QUICKLY
Losing a point for pushing, accused of biting Mayweather’s hand, these are the tactics the Argentine was forced to adopt in order to try and defeat the guy people love to hate Floyd Mayweather. If Mayweather was serious about getting a knockout, he probably would not have ran the final round like he did. With the win in hand, Floyd knew the round was inconsequential when it came to winning the fight. Mayweather is now 47-0, 26 KOs, MM declines to 34-5, 31 KOs. Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao looks likely in 2015 should Manny beat Chris Algieri November 22.
“AVERAGE” ALFREDO ANGULO REDUCED TO THAT
Alfred Angulo was upset Saturday night by James De La Rosa in a 160 lb. bout. The former 154 lb. title challenger is finished after tasting the canvas in round two and eventually losing his third straight fight. Scores were wide at 98-90, 99-89 & 96-92. “AAA” now 23-5, 18 KOs. Upstart De La Rosa ascends to 23-3, 13 whacks.
SANTA CRUZ DISPATCHES STIFF!
When I refer to a fighter being a “stiff” it’s usually because he’s in way over his head with a fighter of greater ability as was the case when Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 15 KOs) drilled hapless Manuel Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs) with a single left hand with a KO 2. Santa Cruz needs to face WBO and linear World champ Guillermo Rigondeaux in what is the best fight at 122 right now. WBA guy Scott Quigg might be waiting in the wings for either. READ MORE…
September 13th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
RINGTALK EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TRAINER STEPHEN EDWARDS
Video shot by Kevin Perry. Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, trainer of 154lb prospect Julian Williams, talks about Maywather vs Maidana and his prediction.
September 12th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
MAYWEATHER AND MAIDANA FIGHT TOMORROW IN A REMATCH
Floyd Mayweather won their first bout by Majority decision in May. Mayweather vows to knock out Maidana this time around. Rapper Rick Ross will be performing.
September 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
UNDEFEATED BOXER FEATURED IN GATORADE DOCUMENTARY
Gatorade is producing a five-part series of digital shorts called “Gatorade Win From Within” The Series.” Each story will feature an athlete who has achieved greatness against all odds to reach seemingly impossible goals and embodies the “Win From Within” spirit, an inner drive to push and improve their performance daily. Boxer Bobby Hornsby is featured in the video below.
September 10th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
MAY NEED VIAGRA TO “GET UP” SATURDAY
FIRST FIGHT CLOSE IN ROUNDS
The 12-round fight this past May was one in which Mayweather gave away a good many early rounds, such that after 12 sessions of battle I had it six-six in rounds meaning the bout I saw was a draw. Floyd got “touched” on occasion and both his detractors and Maidana’s backers were making like Marcos beat him up when he did not!
MOST UNCOMPETITIVE EVEN FIGHT EVER
When the world woke up the day after the initial Mayweather-Maidana encounter, people were saying that it looked like Floyd (46-0, 26 KOs) might “have slipped a bit” as the Argentine “touched” him facially more than anyone had in years, if ever! READ MORE…
September 10th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- It was an early summer morning in 1972, Eddie Machen, once the #1 ranked heavyweight contender was found dead lying in the driveway of the apartment building he lived in on the 3300 block of Mission St. here in The City. Right next to the greasy spoon that still is the Nulite Kitchen, Eddie had been living here since his 1967 retirement brought about by his losing to unheralded Boone Kirkman.
EDDIE LIKED BOOZE & PHARMACY DRUGS
After boxing, Eddie got a job with the Teamsters and worked odd jobs for local businesses. Among other things, Eddie drank a lot at the four bars and the bowling alley that were all within 200 feet of his front door.
CUS KEPT FLOYD AWAY FROM THREE GUYS
Unlike a lot of older fighters, Machen who was born in Redding, CA, a city around 100 miles north of San Francisco, didn’t show any obvious signs (at least to me) from the residual effects of over 60 fights. Truth be told, then champion Floyd Patterson’s manager Cus D’Amato, kept Floyd away from Eddie, Zora Folley, and Sonny Liston. Sonny would get Patterson after Floyd, no longer able to face the public’s constant clamoring for him to face Sonny, that Floyd finally told Cus to make the fight. D’Amato’s reluctance to fight Machen and Foley was based on Cus’s belief that both Machen and Zora were too cute and would box circles around Floyd.
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September 10th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
MAYWEATHER VS MAIDANA FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE:LIVE AT 1PM PST
September 10th, 2014 By RingTalk
SMALL TOWN AMERICAN WITH BIG ASPIRATIONSWhen someone speaks of small town America, it is presumed that this is a small Midwest community that brings visions of hard working people and family owned businesses. These folks have a higher propensity to lookout for the best interest of their community. All is true in this situation except for the fact that this community also exists beyond the contiguous US.
Prichard’s hometown Orocovis is located in the center of Puerto Rico, commonly referred to as Corazón de Puerto Rico (Heart of Puerto Rico). It has a population of 23,000 and is landlocked by surrounding counties. There is limited access to a well-equipped gym and boxing resources. Despite these obstacles Prichard and his team (Team Colon) are driven for success.
Team Colon includes his father Richard who trains him & older brother Ricardo who also helps. Richard and Ricardo have both served our country, Richard served in the US Army and Ricardo served in the Air force. They also serve their community by working with the youth of Orocovis, Puerto Rico.
Currently Team Colon spends their time training with the youngsters of Orocovis by teaching them about discipline, self-respect and give them an opportunity to be active. Richard asks that the parents of these youngsters to meet with him at least once every six months so that they can promote involvement in their kids’ lives. Richard understands that when parents are involved, the kids will have a higher chance at success in life. Richard influence on the kids in the community has grown year after year. Through the success of his efforts and others in the community, they have persuaded the town of Orocovis City Council to build a gym.
September 8th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
BOXING NEEDS QUALITY NOT QUANTITY
BODY SHOT HURLED FROM ARGENTINA
That being said, the highlight of the night was that body shot Matthysse put on Roberto Ortiz. Down and not real eager to continue, Ortiz apparently gambled with the human clock and was counted out by referee Benjie Estivez at 2:45 of round two.
MATTHYSSE VICTIM AN UNBEATEN SORRY SORT
Whether he gaffed with the count or not, Ortiz (31-1-1, 24 KOs) looked less than ordinary and I’m being nice. We will discuss Matthysse’s (36-3, 34 KO’s) next bout a little later.
BERTO WINS “CLAIMING RACE” IN CINCY
Andre Berto returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in since 2011 after being drubbed by Robert Guerrero (L UD 12) and Jesus Soto Karass (L TKO 12) but seeing he faced a guy in Steve Chambers (24-4-1, 6 KOs) that could not punch his way out of a paper bag, don’t break out the champagne just yet Andre.
CAN HUNT BRING BERTO BACK?
Now 31, Berto (29-3, 22 KOs) is working with trainer Virgil Hunter of Andre Ward fame. Hunt may shore up some leaks, but Berto still doesn’t take well as he looked “bothered” to the body early on against the feather fisted Chambers.
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September 4th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
BROOK STABBED AGAIN ON VACATION
JUST BEAT “HOUSE GUY” ON SHOWTIME
The 28-year old Brook bested previously unbeaten Shawn Porter (25-1, 15 KOs) a fortnight ago in what was a upset to some. Not I, as this writer is of the opinion Kell Brook has untapped talent as well as possibly unlimited pugilistic potential.
NOT FIRST TIME BROOK HAS BEEN KNIFED
Last month former British and European champion Jamie Moore was shot in both legs while in Marbella, Spain training middleweight (160) Matthew Macklin. And THIS is the second time Brook has been been a stabbing victim. READ MORE…
September 4th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
APPARENTLY TALENTED BRONER AT HOME SATURDAY
BRONER NOT IN AARON PRYOR SHADOW
Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Broner was on the fast track to disaster with bar fights in which he admitted biting someone whom he was throwing down with. Burning money on You Tube was nothing compared to his disgraceful behavior in the presence of “boxing groupies/sexual toys” that Broner degrades, again on You Tube. Broner is one of those guys that if he was dating your sister he’d probably be the one getting stabbed and not Kell Brook. (Check Kell Brook story NOW at RingTalk.com)
JUMP TO WELTER AIDED BY AL HAYMON’S JUDGES?
After besting Paulie Malignaggi for the WBA 147 lb. trinket amidst controversy with a Split Decision 12 that a lot people felt was not just, Broner got everything but his head handed to him when he met underdog Marcos Maidana (34-4, 31 KOs) in a December 2013 match. Dropped in rounds two and eight, Broner was never in the fight that was billed as a Floyd Mayweather “Elimination” bout.
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September 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had writer Zak Young!
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September 2nd, 2014 By Kevin Perry
SOLID BOXING CARD EMANATES FROM THE UK
Las Vegas, NV-This weekend the UK beats out the US in quality. Lets take a look at the grades of this weekends bouts. Showtime once again puts on a mediocre card, with a trio of Al Haymon advised fighters in percieved showcase fights.
Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs) vs Carl Frampton (18-0, 13 KOs)
IBF super bantamweight title
TV:AWE Network in United States
Saturday, September 6th: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Fight would garner an A, however Frampton who happens to be the challenger stopped Martinez in their first bout. Martinez, a native of Spain has won 4 in row since then, all by stoppage. Three fights ago he won the vacant IBF title. Frampton packs pop and is a good boxer puncher. Martinez is the typical come forward brawler. He won’t be intimidated by Framptons hometown advantage as he’s fought all over the world. He won His last bout in Japan against former world champion Hozumi Hasegawa. Both have improved since their first encounter. Have to favor the house fighter Frampton who appears to be the only fighter at 122lbs that could make for a competitive matchup with unified champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Frampton is one of the best young fighters in the UK, and looks to make a statement in this highly anticipated rematch.
Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) vs Emmanuel Taylor (18-2, 12 KOs)
Junior Welterweight(140lb) fight
TV:Showtime Championship boxing
Saturday, September 6th: US Bank Arena, Cincinatti, Ohio
Taylor is actually a good test. Decent skills, a little pop as well. However his calculated style means he can be outworked, and Broner can be exciting against the right opponent, just wouldn’t bet on it here. A positive is that this is a homecoming of sorts for Broner, and it will be interesting to see if he can become a ticket seller in his hometown. Undercard features Lucas Matthysse and Andre Berto against subpar opposition. READ MORE…