November 25th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young
“SIBERIAN ROCKY” KICKS IT OFF FRIDAY IN MOSCOW
Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) will attempt to bounce back after losing his belt to recent Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) heavy bag Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KO). Provo dropped a controversial Split Decision 12 to Algieri and lost his WBO light welterweight (140 lb.) belt in the process. Luckily for the fan favorite who fights with his face a lot, Ruslan is matched extremely soft, as the ancient Stone Age creature known as Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) will crawl into the ring yet again to face the Russian.
CASTILLO LONGER IN TOOTH THAN SABER-TOOTH TIGER
Castillo has been stopped 7 times in his pro career and I would bet on the 8th occurring on Friday night. It is a perplexing fight for Ruslan to take, as he has absolutely nothing to gain and everything to lose. Still, fans of the hyper-aggressive Freddy Roach-trained brawler should tune in for the one-sided savagery that awaits in Moscow.
HEAVYWEIGHT REMATCH ACROSS THE POND
England’s Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) will mix it up with his countryman Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) for a second time. Fury took Chisora’s 0 in their 2011 clash by winning a unanimous decision. Since their initial meeting, Chisora is 6-3 with 4 KOs. Fury is 7-0 with 6 KOs. In Chisora’s defense, he has certainly fought the tougher opposition, but I expect Fury to again prove he is the better heavyweight (200+).
IBF TITLE AT STAKE IN HBO CO-MAIN
In Omaha, NE, Evgeny “The Mexican Russian” Gradovich (19-0, 9 KOs) will make the 5th defense of his IBF featherweight (126) title versus Jayson Velez (22-0, 16 KOs) of Puerto Rico as part of an HBO World Championship Boxing doubleheader. Gradovich should keep his belt, as he has the much better resume and has proven his talent over the last few years.
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November 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
VEGAS SERVICE INDUSTRY MEMBERS DUKE IT OUT ON VETERANS DAY
Las Vegas, NV-Derrick Harmon hosted Vegas Nightlife Fights at the Brooklyn Bowl on November 11, 2014. Vegas Nightlife Fights will held a fundraiser supporting wounded service members through the Wounded Warrior Project™.
From business professionals, bartenders, servers and industry host alike, they are all part of VEGAS. Participants competed in 3/2-minute rounds. Amongst 15 bouts, some highlights include Jack Finn, director for Senator Heller, Steve Cyr, infamous industry host, as well our own Veterans in the ring for this great event.
Video shot and edited by Kevin Perry for Ringtalk.com.
November 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
MERCHANT ON SATURDAYS ONE HOUR PROGRAM
San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez featured Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant, who gives the listeners a perspective that you don’t get anywhere else besides, “Ring Talk.” They discussed Manny Pacquaio and Chris Algieri.
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November 24th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
FEMALE WORLD CHAMPS IN RUBBER MATCH
Las Vegas, NV- Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions hosted a solid card at the off Strip Orleans Hotel & Casino here Friday night. In a super lightweight (140 lb.) contest, two of the all-time best female fighters went toe to toe for the third time. Former multi-division champ Layla Mc Carter (35-13-5, 8 KOs) of Las Vegas won a Unanimous Decision 8 over former another multi-weight class world champion Melissa Hernandez (19-6-3, 6 KOs) from Miami by way of . The fight was generally close in each round as both fighters knew each other well. Mc Carter was busier overall utilizing her size advantage and jab that kept Melissa at bay. When Hernandez was able to close the gap, she was able to connect with some solid right hands but it was clear that the taller and naturally larger Mc Carter dictated the pace in most of the rounds. Scores went 80-72 twice & 79-73.
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November 23rd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
COCAINE, REDD FOXX & THE TYSON CORONATION
SCALPERS DIDN’T HAVE ANY SEATS
It was one of those fights where one thought you could pick up a pair of tickets from a scalper, but that wasn’t the case as Tyson-Berbick tickets were harder to get than a BJ on the moon. This was a special day in fistic history as the 20-year (+four months) Tyson made an indelible mark on the sport of prize fighting in not only being the youngest, but the most dominant champ since George Foreman’s first title run in the 70s.
IS WELTER KING KELL BROOK TYSON-LIKE?
Looking invincible in the ring, the question with Tyson is the same as it was with ex-middleweight king Michael Nunn, how long could he stay out of trouble outside of the ring. Because much like Nunn and his native Davenport, Iowa, the streets of New York presented lots of problems for Mike Tyson. The fight with Mitch Green outside of a 24-hour clothing store in Harlem that sold Superfly-like attire, was yet another instance where Mike was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not as often as the thrice-stabbed IBF welterweight (147) king Kell Brook of the UK, but there were things that got “buried” and never came to the public’s attention.
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November 23rd, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young
EDGAR SUBMITS SWANSON IN UFC FIGHT NIGHT 57 MAIN EVENT
BARBOZA DECISIONS GREEN IN CO-HEADLINER
Lightweight (155) contender Edson Barboza (15-2) out-struck Bobby Green (23-6) and earned a unanimous decision nod. Green employed a poor game plan of hanging around the outside against an excellent striker who prefers space. It was a recipe for disaster, and Barboza inches closer to a title shot against Anthony Pettis (17-2) with the win.
HO-HUM UNDERCARD FOR THIS FIGHT NIGHT
Bantamweight (135) Chico Camus (15-5) took a split decision over Brad Pickett (24-10). Joseph Benavidez (21-4) continued his solid career with a unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz (14-4) at flyweight (125). Lightweight Matt Wiman (16-7) was a UD3 winner versus Isaac Valle-Flagg (14-6-1). The main highlight of the undercard was heavyweight (265 limit) Alexey “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik (50-9-1), who knocked out Jared Rosholt (11-2) in just 3:21.
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November 23rd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
Saturday, November 22 2014
PACMAN DRIBBLES ALGIERI LIKE BASKETBALL
OLYMPIC CHAMPS UNDERNEAH THE “MANNY SHOW”
Former Olympic champ (2x) WBO 126 lb. champ Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO) UD 12 Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-2, 33 KOs) One knockdown in 12 rounds of domination. Scores were 120-107 thrice!
KING OF CHINA STILL UNBEATEN
Two-time Olympic champ Zou Shiming (6-0, 1 KO) UD 12 Kwanpichit 13 Rien Express (27-1-2, 12 KOS) of Thailand. (WBO 112 lb. eliminator) Four knockdowns by power short Zou who wins with scores of 119-106 twice & 120-103.
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November 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry
AMERICAN FAILED TO WIN A ROUND
LAS VEGAS, NV- Undefeated Chris Algieri’s (20-1, 8 KOs) strategy backfired from the first round on versus WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). Pacquaio, a multi-division champion, used feints and effective aggression to score six knockdowns, the most significant was a straight left in round 9. The Filipino star didn’t get the stoppage but won a one-sided 12 round decision.
UNSUCCESSFUL STRATEGY FROM THE YANKEE
Based on what Chris Algieri stated in the post fight interview, he was hoping to coast early and take it to Manny in the later rounds. Unfortunately with only 8 KOs on his ledger that outlook was ill-advised. The American appeared more intent on defense early in the fight, and as rounds went on he was in a hole on the scorecards. When he decided to open up after a clear deficit, thats when he began to get caught with punches. While some of the knockdowns weren’t severe, they scored. As the rounds pursued it was somewhat anti-climatic. Algieri possessed heart making to the final bell, but not much else.
BANGING THE DRUMS FOR FLOYD VS MANNY
So the real question here is will Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOS) and Manny Pacquaio finally engage in 2015? This bout is long overdue, but till this day there are obstacles to overcome. READ MORE…
November 21st, 2014 By Kevin Perry
MELISSA HERNANDEZ FIGHTS LAYLA MC CARTER AT ORLEANS CASINO TONIGHT
Ringtalk.com reporter Kevin Perry conducts this exclusive interview video with former world champion Melissa Hernandez (19-5-3, 6 KOs). The Puerto Rican, originally from the Bronx, now living in Miami faces Layla Mc Carter (35-15-5, 8 KOs) for the third time. They both fought at the Orleans twice in 2007, both gaining a victory a piece.
November 20th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
PEDRO GETS DOWN WITH PROMOTER OF GENNADY GOLOVKIN
K2 Promotions Managing Director Tom Loeffler gives Pedro the scoop on the company that he runs in this interview. K2 is owned by the Klitschko bothers Vitali and Wladimir. Pedro gets down to it the only way he knows how; with style!
November 20th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
Friday Night Fights, 1984 Olympic Boxing Team Reunion to come to Orleans Casino beginning November 21
LAS VEGAS – Presented by Platinum Entertainment in association with Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing, “Friday Night Fights” will be held at the Orleans Hotel & Casino on Friday, November 21. The main event will feature two former female World Champions: Layla “Amazing” McCarter of Las Vegas will square off against Miami’s Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez.
Next on the card is Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing’s own undefeated prospect, Eric “Baby Face” Johnson, of Baton Rouge, La. taking on Kenton Sippio-Cook of Austin. In addition to these high-octane fights, the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team will be honored at the event in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Olympic Games when they brought home an unprecedented 11 Olympic Boxing Medals (9 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze). Additional exciting bouts on the fight card will be announced closer to date.
Several lead-up events will be held on Thursday, November 20, in Salon G including the official Press Conference and a question & answer session for the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team at 4 p.m., and weigh-in for all fighters at 6 p.m. Both events are open to the public.
Friday Night Fights will be held in the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 21, and the first bell is at 7 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $25, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting http://www.orleanscasino.com/. READ MORE…
November 19th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
PACQUIAO-ALGIERI ON HBO PPV FROM MACAO
QUITE AN HISTORICAL RUN FOR PACMAN
Pacquiao has gone 24-3-1 after the Technical Draw with Sanchez in 2001. With alphabet titles at 112, 122, 126, 130, 135, 140, 147 & a catchweight clash for a 154 lb. belt. Simply put, Manny is the greatest fighter Asia has ever produced.
MANNY HAS BEEN AROUND
For the man born Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao on December 7, 1978, it is November 2014 and Manny is readying for Chris Algieri on Saturday in what is his 64th bout in a career that kicked off at 107 lbs. back in January 1995.
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November 16th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Whether or not you want to admit it or not, the era of Wladimir Klitschko, albeit in it’s final stages and after a somewhat shaky start, has been a run of dominance for a decade now. That’s right, World heavyweight champion Wladimir hasn’t lost a fight since March 2004.
UNEXPECTED LOSSES MADE KLITSCHKO SEARCH FOR REMEDY
When he started his ascent to the heavyweight throne there were lots of naysayers. Wlad had a bad chin, his endurance wasn’t good, he was uncoordinated. An Olympic champ in 1996, people were saying he fought sometimes like an amateur. After three inside the distance losses, running out of gas vs. the pedestrian Ross Purity, this before being hammered by the late Corrie Sanders and Lamon Brewster,
EMANUEL STEWARD MADE THE DIFFERENCE
The late Kronk Gym Goldfather Emanuel Steward is the sole reason Wladmir did not end up in the scrap heap. Steward told me one day, “There’s really no reason Wladimir Klitschko should ever lose a fight.” When I talked with Hall of Fame Larry Merchant hours after the Klitschko-Pulov fight in which Wlad dropped the Bulgarian four times in five rounds, Merchant had this to say. “Look, you’re not giving him his due. When he was coming up he fought like a welterweight because he had the ability to do so. That’s why he ran out of gas, not pacing himself. After getting cracked twice, Klitschko changed his style similar to brother Vitali.”
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November 12th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
RINGTALK INTERVIEW WITH GOLDENBOY CEO
Pedro Fernandez, host of Ringtalk radio worldwide interviews Oscar De La Hoya after the WBO convention dinner. The former world champion boxer was honored at the dinner. Pedro had the opportunity to pick the brain of the head of Golden Boy Promotions.They discussed some of the Golden Boy’s past, and also the future of his promotional company that is currently in a lawsuit against former CEO Richard Schaefer. First half of the video in Oscars speech after reciving the award, part two is the interview.Video by Kevin Perry
November 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
INDUSTRY HOSTS GET IN THE RING FOR A GREAT CAUSE ON VETERAN’S DAY
Tweet it: Industry hosts and #Veterans get in the ring for a great cause: @VNLFights @BBowlVegas on #VeteransDay.
LAS VEGAS: Derrick Harmon to host Vegas Nightlife Fights at the Brooklyn Bowl on November 11, 2014. Vegas Nightlife Fights will hold a fundraiser supporting wounded service members through Wounded Warrior Project™.
From business professionals, bartenders, servers and industry host alike, they are all part of VEGAS. Participants compete in 3/2-minute rounds in which they fight, entertain and most of all bring out the nightlife. Amongst 15 bouts, some highlights include Jack Finn, director for Senator Heller, Steve Cyr, infamous industry host, as well our own Veterans in the ring for this great event.
“Our mission is to create a different realm of nightlife, while bringing executives and industry personnel together (“in the ring”), to develop positive synergy while entertaining and creating memories. Vegas Nightlife Fights is Las Vegas’ premier industry boxing event dedicated to all who keep this city thriving.” -Derrick Harmon, President/CEO of Vegas Nightlife Fights.
Sponsors include Messner Reeves, LLP, Roy Jones Jr.’s Fight Academy, Recovery Solutions, Pinnacle Compounding, Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Harris Associates and The Law Offices of Saggese & Associates.
Free entry for Veterans: Please check for details on LucyVegas.com.
General admission is $27.50 at the door and $22.50 online at Brooklyn Bowl@The Linq. Doors open at 6pm. READ MORE…