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“RING TALK” SETS HISTORY IN SEPTEMBER

September 30th, 2014 By RingTalk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

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San Francisco, CA- What started as a 15-minute show between a Filipino program and a Christian show has morphed into the longest running show in boxing and MMA history as “Ring Talk Worldwide” celebrated 30 years of radio presence September 15.

For “Ring Talk” host Pedro Fernandez, a four-time Golden Gloves champ and the reigning, defending, undisputed heavyweight champion of the radio airwaves, September 2014 has been a roller coaster of sorts. First the completion of three decades of radio and then Sirius XM Satellite Radio asks to air a two-hour edition of “Ring Talk.”

No sooner had the ink dried on the Sirius deal when I Heart Radio, which has been carrying Pedro on a delayed basis, will now carry “Ring Talk” live every Saturday for an hour and Sunday for two hours, both at 11 AM PT, thus I Heart now carry three hours of “Ring Talk” LIVE as well as their continuing to air Pedro 24-7 on a delayed basis.

Beginning Monday at 5 PM PT, “Ring Talk” debuts on Sirius XM Radio Channel 83 for two hours. In all, “Ring Talk” a Sports Byline Network Production airs on Sports Byline, I Heart, Sirius XM Satellite #83, the American Forces Network, in addition to 20+ Internet platforms that include ITunes, Stitcher and TuneIn.com

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RING ANNOUNCER ED DERIAN DIES

September 29th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

DID A LOT OF BLUE HORIZON SHOWS IN PHILLY

Legendary Ed Derian At Caesars Atlantic City

Legendary Ed Derian At Caesars Atlantic City


San Francisco, CA- There was a time when Ed Derian would sometimes appear weekly in the homes of fight fans across America as the ring announcer for the USA Cable Tuesday Night Fights. A warm guy who sometimes wore cheesy tuxedoes, at almost every event the classy native of North Philadelphia would bring Mrs. Derian.

DERIAN WAS VERY MUCH UNDERRATED & APPRECIATED

Derian had his own style that mimicked some of the old time announcers in that he repeated the last name of the fighter, “Introducing Frank ‘The Animal” Fletcher………Fletcher.” Having not seen Ed since the 90s when he and Atlantic City were synonymous with Network TV boxing, I remember him being surprised when fans would ask for an autograph. Rest in peace, Ed.

Pedro Fernandez

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CANCER TAKES PROMOTER DAN GOOSSEN

September 29th, 2014 By RingTalk

RING TALK FAMILY OFFERS CONDOLENCES

Promoter Dan Goossen

Promoter Dan Goossen

Las Vegas, NV- RingTalk.com is sad to report that Dan Goossen, head of Goossen-Tutor promotions has passed at the age of 64. Our prayers go out to their family. The Goossen family has been very kind to the Ring Talk staff going back to the days of Ten Goose Boxing and the Reseda Country Club venue where champions Michael Nunn and the Ruelas bros., Rafael & Gabriel, were showcased initially. Mr. Goossen will surely be missed.

Dan guided most recently WBA super-middleweight champion Andre Ward, heavyweight contender Chris Arreola, former welterweight champion Paul Williams, as well as former multi-division champ James Toney.

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DIVERSE MONDAY BOXING NOTES

September 28th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

SCORING WAY TOO WIDE IN ABRAHAM-SMITH

Story Of Breasts Below

Story Of Breasts Below


San Francisco, CA- Although more folks thought Paul Smith beat Arthur Abraham Saturday in Deutschland than the other way around, the scores were off in this WBO 168 lb. affair. Spain’s Fernando Laguna gave Smith just one round and a 119-109 score. Hungarian Zoltan Enyedi and American Waleska Roldan saw it 117-111 for AA. Scoring boxing is not difficult except when a big fight involving one of the principals. Think Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Sturm. Speaking of Sturm, AA is set to dance with the winner of Sturm-Robert Steiglitz.

YOU THOUGHT BOXING REALITY SHOWS WERE REAL!

The advent and proliferation of quasi-reality shows like the 24-7 HBO series and the All Access production of cable counterpart Showtime have led some of you to think the show’s were spontaneous. Floyd Mayweather said this week that his shows are for the most part staged. In other words, nothing’s real except you really being fooled!

FEEL LIKE A PPS (PAY PER SCREW) VICTIM?

1. Floyd promises you an exciting fight ending in knockout. 2. Runs like Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis the entire final round against B+ rated Marcos Maidana. 3. Afterwards says he could have stopped MM and didn’t. 4. Are you feeling “worked” yet? You, the PPV customer adding to the Mayweather wealth by continuing to believe his lying ass time and again. We must invoke the “FLOYDCOTT”.

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RING TALK MMA & UFC CHAMP JOSH BARNETT

September 28th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

BARNETT READY FOR UFC RETURN

Ex-UFC Heavyweight Champ Josh Barnett

Ex-UFC Heavyweight Champ Josh Barnett


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez was graced with the presence of ex-UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett. Never one to mince words, although he is more PC than in years gone by, still one of the best interviews in MMA, Josh Barnett rocks on “Ring Talk MMA.”

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program with Josh Barnett, click on the black arrow in the gray box above to hit the play button.

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RING TALK BOXING & BOB SPAGNOLA

September 28th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MANAGER OF MANY CHAMPS “PULLS NO PUNCHES”

Austin Trout & Bob Spagnola

Austin Trout & Bob Spagnola

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had the opinionated manager of champions Bob Spagnola and his “No Holds Barred” look at the fight game.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program with Bob Spagnola, George Foreman & Hector Camacho click on the black arrow in the gray box above to hit the play button.

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BELLATOR AND UFC RESULTS

September 28th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

Conor McGregor (16-2) Becomes A Bit More "Notorious"

Conor McGregor (16-2) Becomes A Bit More “Notorious”

MAIN EVENT OF UFC 178 A DUD

Flyweight (125) champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (21-2-1) submitted Chris Cariaso (17-6) in the second round by kimura in the main event of UFC 178 to retain his title.  It was a fight that was just as non-competitive in action as it was on paper, and provided the lone blemish on an otherwise solid card.  The average viewer simply does not care about the flyweight division, and this bout will do little to change that.  Official time of the stoppage was 2:29.

AN MMA STAR IS BORN AT UFC 178

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor (16-2) managed to garner a great deal of the headlines on a card featuring the flyweight championship of the world and the return of former bantamweight (135 lb.) champion Dominick Cruz (20-1).  The featherweight (145) is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in the UFC, and 10% of ticket sales to UFC 178 in Vegas came from Ireland.  The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV was packed with Irish fans who made the long trek across the pond in support of their fighting Irishman.  McGregor did not disappoint, as he destroyed Dustin Poirier (16-4) in 1:46.  McGregor ran his mouth a lot in the buildup to this fight, and backed up all of his trash talk with an impressive performance.  The sky is the limit for McGregor, who has been calling for a fight with champion Jose Aldo (24-1) for a while now.

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BETERBIEV STOPS CLOUD IN 2

September 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

6-0 FORMER RUSSIAN AMATEUR STANDOUT ARTUR BETERBIEV STOPS A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION

Beterbiev, a two time Russian Olympian now based out of Montreal, holds amateur wins over Sergei Kovalev, and Ismayl Sillakh. All his pro wins have come by way of stoppage. Tavoris Cloud who has lost three in a row, had never been off his feet as a pro. Cloud was down three times in the bout. With only six fights, Beterebiev makes himself a major player in the light-heavyweight division.

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NOTED TRAINER TALKS UP JULIAN WILLIAMS

September 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

STEPHEN “BREADMAN” EDWARDS RINGTALK.COM INTERVIEW
Philly’s “Breadman” feels he has “The Goods” in undefeated 154 lb. prospect Julian Williams who was a winner September 11th on a Fox Sports 1 production.

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WBC CHAMP BERMANE STIVERNE VIDEO

September 24th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK.COM’S KEVIN PERRY & THE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP

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GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX MOVIE & BOOK

September 23rd, 2014 By Jason B. Nava

LINEAR WORLD CHAMPION HAS UNIQUE STORY

World Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux

World Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux


San Francisco, CA- Despite the accolades, unbeaten WBO and linear World 122 lb. champion Guillermo Rigondeaux has failed to connect with the American audience. There are boxing purists that love him and hate him. The bottom line is the two-time Olympic champion isn’t exactly the casual, bloodthirsty fan’s cup of tea.

RIGO FIRST DEFECTION NOT SO GOOD!

However, one can not deny the fascination of his story outside of the ring. Born and raised in communist Cuba, where he is viewed as a living legend, Rigondeaux attempted to defect in 2007 in Brazil but was taken into custody and sent back to Cuba after being abandoned by sponsors and running up a huge hotel bill.

SHUNNED UPON RETURN TO CUBA

Upon his return he was labeled a traitor by Fidel Castro, prohibited from participating in the sport he excelled at was considered an outcast in his own homeland. Left with few alternatives, Rigondeaux defected again in 2009, this time successfully. He turned professional a few months later in search of the American Dream only to find that quest to be an evasive one.

AUTHOR BLOWN AWAY BY RIGONDEAUX READ MORE…

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POLITICS OF MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO FIGHT

September 23rd, 2014 By Jarrad Woods

FLOYD HAS NO OTHER FOES & FANS HAVE NO MORE PATIENCE

Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao


New York, NY- Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 27 KOs) has only two bouts left on his Showtime contract, which should conclude in September of next year. After a rematch victory against the solid but outmatched Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) last week, there remains less than a handful of obvious opponents left to face Floyd. So the networks, fans and promoters are beginning to shift the narrative back to a certain guy from General Santos City.

PACQUIAO NOW A NECESSARY OPTION

Like clockwork, rumblings have resumed regarding a potential mega bout between Mayweather and his omnipresent rival, Manny Pacquiao. This bout has remained a fantasy, but talks have supposedly resumed behind closed doors. However, this info came from Bob Arum (who’s currently promoting Pacquiao) and Floyd has called the allegations false. With a few recent bouts signifying a thawing of tensions between networks and promoters, it is still possible that real negotiations are realistic this time around.

MONEY REALIZES “CHOICES” ARE SLIM

For the first time in a while however, Floyd was asked about facing Pacquiao after his recent bout on Showtime and his response seemed to offer some hope. Floyd responded, “If the Manny Pacquiao fight presents itself, lets make it happen”. This is a different tone than in the past where Floyd has brushed Manny to the side particularly after he recorded two losses, one resulting in being knocked cold out by Juan Manuel Marquez. Manny has since rebounded well, but does mean the fight is actually on the horizon?

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BOXING NOTES HAVE FLOYD IN REAR VIEW

September 21st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

FORGET FLOYD, JUST REMOVE HIM FROM THOUGHTS

Gennady Golovkin "Body & Fender" Work

Gennady Golovkin “Body & Fender” Work


San Francisco, CA- There was no need to get “nasty” over my appraisal of Floyd Mayweather through 47 professional outings. The Mayweather posse was rabid in responding to my feelings that Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran and Ray Leonard, all super champions of the 80′s, would have licked Floyd like a postage stamp.

GOLOVKIN TO “RUB OUT” RUBIO ON HBO

So with another Mayweather “outing” in the rear view mirror, there is time to look at the other fighters from whom Mayweather’s taking press from. WBA middleweight (160 lb.) champ Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) faces Marco Antonio Rubio (59=6-1, 51 KOs) October 18 on HBO from Carson, CA. The old Don King adage applies here. “His (Rubio’s) chances are slim and none and slim just left town.” The big fight at 160 in 2015 will be GGG vs. the winner of the PPV gold mine that is the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez WBC & Ring Magazine middleweight title tiff.

“FILIPINO FLASH” IN WBA BOUT AT 126 UNDER GGG

Multi-division champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) duels Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) of Jamaica is the main support and the HBO co-feature. Last time out in May in Macau, Walters destroyed what was left of Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs). Donaire was wisely steered away from a Guillermo Rigondeaux rematch at 122

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WBO PREZ FRANCISCO VALCARCEL ON BOXING

September 21st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

WBO LEADER WANTS “INSTANT REPLAY” IN BOXING

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had one of boxing’s powerbrokers in World Boxing Organization President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. Among some changes Paco will make in 2014 is the implementation of Instant Replay in WBO title fights.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program with Francisco Valcarcel click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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SCOTT COKER TALKS BELLATOR MMA

September 21st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RING TALK MMA HAS ICONIC MMA FIGURE

Bellator Chief Scott Coker

Bellator Chief Scott Coker


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had one of MMA’s powerbrokers in ex-Strikeforce founder and current Bellator President Scott Coker. Subjects included the Bellator roster, the Spike TV deal and more!

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program with Scott Coker click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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