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JOSE ALDO & UFC 179 RESULTS

October 31st, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

Jose "Scarface" Aldo Gets A Few More Scars

Jose “Scarface” Aldo (25-1)Gets A Few More Scars

UFC 179 MAIN EVENT A THRILLER

The rematch between UFC featherweight (145) champ Jose Aldo and Chad “Money” Mendez (16-2) was much more competitive the first, which ended in a first round knee-to-the-face knockout of Mendez by Aldo.  This one went the full five rounds.  Mendez managed to drop Jose in the first round, but was also dropped twice himself in the same stanza.  The second knockdown Mendez suffered was just after the bell, which is a bit of a gray area.  Still, it looked as though Aldo won the first round, the next two, and maybe gave up the last two to Mendez.  In the end, it was the 18th straight win for the Brazilian.  I personally scored it 49-46 for Aldo, which was the same as all three judges.

CO-MAIN EVENT MORE OF A SNOOZER 

The co-main was essentially a wrestling exhibition for light heavyweight contender Phil Davis (13-2, 1 NC), who repeatedly took down Glover Teixeira (22-4) en route to a unanimous decision win.  It was far from entertaining, and I give Phil Davis absolutely no chance of beating champion Jon Jones (20-1).  He deserves a title shot, but he would be thoroughly outclassed in every aspect of fighting by Jones.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK RADIO BOXING HOUR

October 30th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK BOXING HOUR

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez and Kevin Perry who discussed the current state of boxing.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

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EVER WANT TO BE A BOXING JUDGE?

October 30th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

WORLD BOXING  ORGANIZATION SCORES KNOCKOUT WITH JUDGING SEMINAR

Las Vegas, NV- Top boxing officials headed to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this week for  the World Boxing Organization 27th annual convention. I was intrigued by the judging seminar of which I attended Wednesday. At the end of the seminar was a multiple choice test for potential or current officials who hadn’t taken the test within the last two years. It was hosted by the Association of Boxing Commissions who have developed a universal set of rules for boxing throughout the 50 states. The speaker was well respected judge Duane Ford, best known for judging numerous world championship fights.

 

VARYING DEGREES OF WINNING A ROUND

WBO Boxing Convention

WBO Boxing Convention

One of the most informative aspects of the seminar was the discussion of how to score a round.  Pro boxing in the US utilizes a 10 point must system, where the winner gets 10 points, the loser  9 or less, depending on various circumstances. Mr Ford discussed the varying degrees a fighter can win  a round. “Boxer A” can win a round by a “close” margin, “moderate,” “decisively” or in an “excessive decisive manner.” If “Boxer A” wins a round in what a judge perceives as “excessive decisive”, the judge may score that particular round as a 10-8 round. A round where a knockdown occurs generally is scored 10-8, but there are some circumstances where that is not the case.

 

SEMINAR A TOOL TO SHARPEN SKILLS OF OFFICIALS

Much of the half day seminar consisted of watching a round from various fights and scoring it. Of the several rounds observed, many consisted of various ebbs and flows in the action, as well as knockdowns and infractions. An infraction can occur from a foul, such as a low blow, or a headbutt. If a judge deems the low blow excessive, or the head butt intentional he or she can decide on an infraction, or point deduction. The amount of points is within his or her discretion, but generally one-point for the first infraction.
FOCUS IMPORTANT ASSET OF JUDGING
One of the important things emphasized was focus. A judge must focus every second on the action and what is going on during those three minutes. A judge needs to be confident with what he or she is observing. The most important feature that a judge must look at is whether or not a punch is “effective.” The main scoring criteria in professional boxing is “Clean Effective Punching.” A judges main goal is to determine which fighter is doing more damage in each round.
CONVENTION ATTENDED BY A NUMBER OF TOP OFFICIALS

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LISTEN RING TALK MMA ON UFC

October 27th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

ALDO RETAINS TITLE AT UFC 179

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez and MMA writer Zak “Attack” Young who discussed UFC 179, the results, and the upcoming UFC schedule including UFC 180.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

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NO JUDGES NEEDED FOR GOLOVKIN FIGHTS

October 27th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

NO DOUBTING THE GREATNESS OF GENNADY GOLOVKIN

Gennady Golovkin "Body & Fender" Work

Gennady Golovkin “Body & Fender” Work


San Francisco, CA- Having recently discussed the fact that there are few people left that refuse to fight WBA middleweight (160 lb.) kingpin Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs), let’s look at the middleweight (160 lb.) top 15 of BoxRec.com from GGG on down.

COTTO HAS “REAL” TITLE

WBC & linear champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) is a fighter that might just be undefeated if things were always on the “up & up” in the squared circle of combat. That initial fight with Antonio Margarito will always be suspect seeing he was caught trying to load his gloves with plaster of Paris blocks for Shane Mosley. There were also whispers about Manny Pacquiao’s alleged use of vitamins. Still, Cotto doesn’t have a lot left and he is not one to fight “to the death,” for family and faculties comes first. Turning 34 next week, Cotto will fight Canelo Alvarez and likely lose there. His ticket is punched One Way to retirement after the Alvarez encounter.

WBO CHAMP QUILLIN AKA “KID CHOCOLATE

WBO champ Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) is a good boxer who fought twice in 2013 and once this year with nothing pending. Inactivity can be the kiss of death and here’s 31-year old “Kid Chocolate” fighting less this year than Floyd Mayweather. Quillin will be in Las Vegas next week and I’ll be sure to ask why his face is on the side of milk cartons?

MARTINEZ THE CRIPPLE!

Think back, Sergio Gabriel Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) gets in the ring for Cotto fight wearing a steel knee brace on each leg and you knew right there that your bet was dead in the water. Now 38, Sergio should’ve stayed retired after getting in the ring looking like a victim of Polio. He apparently wants to fight again, but after Cotto, who wants to see him?

AN INDICTMENT OF BOXREC.COM RATINGS

Ranking ex-middleweight champ and 2000 Olympic Bronze medalist Jermain Taylor (33-4-1, 20 KOs) next at #5 is an indictment of the BoxRec.com ratings. Sorry guys, but JT has been starched, I mean starched three times in scary knockouts. Jermain is also the guy that paid a hooker $2,500 for Oral Sex. Although I don’t find it even slightly wrong to pay for something you want if you can. But damn Jermain, you jacked up the rate of a blow job in Arkansas and the surrounding states from $20 to $2,500!

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BELLATOR MMA ON SPIKE TV NOTES

October 24th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

BELLATOR LIVE FROM IOWA

Paul Bradley Beats UFC Vet In Bellator 129 Main Event

Paul Bradley (22-6, 1 NC) Beats UFC Vet In Bellator 129 Main Event

Los Angeles, CA- Bellator 129 brought some excitement to the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA last Friday night.  In the main event, welterweight (170) Paul Bradley won a unanimous decision over former UFC contender Josh “The Dentist” Neer (36-14, 1 NC).  Bradley improves on his solid record, which includes a brief stint in the UFC in which he went 0-2.  Bradley is now 2-1 with Bellator, and looks to be worthy of contending for the welterweight title at some point.

DRAW IN CO-MAIN 

Light Heavyweights (205) Houston Alexander (16-10-1, 2 NC) and Virgil Zwicker (12-4-1) battled to a Majority Draw after 3 rounds, with Alexander being ahead on the scorecards until losing a point for head-butting Zwicker from the top position.  It was a clearly intentional foul, which came pout of nowhere in a bout Alexander was winning.

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GENNADY GOLOVKIN, BOXING, BRAVERY

October 22nd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

GENNADY GOLOVKIN “FEARED” BY MANY

WBA 160 lb. king Gennady Golovkin

WBA 160 lb. king Gennady Golovkin

San Francisco, CA- It has been known in boxing circles for quite a while that there are fighters out there that actually fear middleweight terror Gennady Golovkin, and this was before GGG humbled street urchin Marco Antonio Rubio Saturday night on HBO. It was his 28th KO, 18th straight, in an unblemished 31 fight career for the killer from Kazhakstan.

WHEN WILL OR HAS GGG PEAKED?

Although Team GGG will tell you that he hasn’t peaked yet, at 32 he’s somewhere close, if he hasn’t already. While I’m a believer in GGG, the “If” I had to throw in there for the sake of those trying to debunk what we know as fact that WBA middleweight (160 lb.) champion Gennady Golovkin is the most ducked fighter since…..Sonny Liston?

SONNY MADE PEOPLE S*IT ON THEMSELVES

Everybody that fought the former World heavyweight champion, from 1955 to 1964 and the first Muhammad Ali fight, they knew in advance that they had no chance with Liston, a fighter allegedly controlled by the Mafia. Citing Mob involvement, Patterson’s guru and future Mike Tyson mentor Cus D’Amato pushed this with Floyd and with writers alike to avoid Liston. But at the same time, the primes of both Zora Folley and Eddie Machen were coming and going and they weren’t Mob fighters.

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LISTEN RING TALK & UFC’S CAIN VELASQUEZ!

October 21st, 2014 By RingTalk

UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ON RACE, PRIDE, MORE

UFC 173 Live Tonight!

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San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez were graced with the presence of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. He was injured 36 hours after this taping. And seeing we spent just 30 seconds on the now postponed title defense, 95% of the interview is relevant.

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“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 93 at 5 PM PT.

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LISTEN RING TALK & “PACO” VALCARCEL

October 20th, 2014 By RingTalk

CLASSY WBO PRESIDENT FRANCISCO “PACO” VALCARCEL

WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez went to Puerto Rico and WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. Paco talked of the results of a panel of judges he put together to look at the decision of a recent WBO 168 lb. fight won by Arthur Abraham, reiterated the need for Instant Replay and the WBO Congress next week in Las Vegas honoring Oscar De La Hoya and Joe Calzaghe.

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RINGSIDE: GENNADY GOLOVKIN-MARCO RUBIO

October 19th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

GOLOVKIN INTRODUCES RUBIO TO “MEXICAN STYLE”

Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin


Carson, CA- This L.A. subburb has been a hotbed for good fights in Southern California, and tonight was no different.  In The main event of HBO Championship Boxing , Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin (31-0, 28 KO) picked up his 18th knockout in a row by destroying tough veteran Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KO) in just two rounds.  It was easy work for the fan favorite, who managed to get a Los Angeles crowd to boo a Mexican fighter and chant “Triple G” throughout the evening.

GGG’S STAR STATUS CONFIRMED

I have been to a few cards at the Stub Hub Center, but tonight was special.  I have never seen the place so packed and full of life.  There were Kazakhstan flags and Mexican flags sprinkled throughout the crowd, and GGG was cheered loudly in his first fight in California.  People love knockouts, and Golovkin delivers them in style.  If he can just manage to convince the other middleweight (160) champions to step in the ring with him, we may get somewhere.  After the fight, the champ called out Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO) for a unification fight, though it is highly unlikely that happens any time soon.

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WALTERS CHOPS DOWN DONAIRE

October 19th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

NICHOLAS WALTERS STOPS NONITO DONAIRE IN SIX

A new star is born in the 126lb division. Jamaica’s Nicholas “Axe man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) looks like the man to beat at featherweight after completely dominating and then knocking out then WBA featherweight king Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs) last night from the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA. The Filipino stunned the Jamaican at the end of round 2. Walters dropped Donaire in round 3. In the waning seconds of the sixth, a counter right hand dropped Nonito the final time and the bout was stopped. Walters is a TV action fighter that is a breath of fresh air to the sport of boxing. In the main event of the HBO card Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (31-0 28 KOs) stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in 2 rounds to bring his knockout streak to 18.

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IS EMANUEL AUGUSTUS BRAIN DEAD?

October 15th, 2014 By Jarrad Woods

Emanuel Burton

Emanuel Burton

EX-FIGHTER SHOT “EXECUTION STYLE”

New York, NY- Former light welterweight (140 lb.) boxer Emanuel Augustus (38-34-6 20 KOs), born Emanuel Burton has been shot in the back of the head in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday and is on Life Support. This is unfortunate news as another pugilist has fallen victim to violence. Names like Vernon Forest, Hector Camacho and Arturo Gatti come to mind as fighters who have met their demise due to conflicts outside of the ring. Initially, I was hoping for a full recovery. A report that he is “brain dead” has been unconfirmed and there are no suspects.

ONCE HIT FOE WITH TWO HANDS AT SAME TIME!

Many of Augustus’ fights were unique due to his awkward and weird style in the ring. He often entertained with his jerky and slick style. It was problematic for some, but most solved the puzzle after a few rounds. He was able to land a handful of title shots but lost them all beside a WBO & IBF Intercontinental bout against John Thaxton, which he won by TKO.

STOOD IN WITH SOME TALENT

Augustus shared the ring and dropped bouts a host a names, including contests against Ruslan Provodnikov and Vernon Paris in 2010 & 2011. He also faced Mickey Ward and the late IBF 135 lb. champ Leavander Johnson, who died from brain injuries in a later bout.

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CAN WALTERS BREAK DOWN DONAIRE ON HBO

October 15th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

JAMAICAN & DONAIRE CLASH FOR WBA CROWN SATURDAY

Las Vegas, NV- The co-feature of the middleweight (160 lbs.) title clash between Gennady Golovkin & Marco Antonio Rubio is what many expect to be the best featherweight (126 lb.) clash of the year. The victor would be considered by most as the man to beat in the division. At the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA and live on HBO, Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) defends his WBA “Super” featherweight championship against WBA “Regular” champion Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) of Jamaica.

Walters-photo credit-Boxrec.com

Walters-photo credit-Boxrec.com

To not confuse things any further, the Filipino is the champion by beating Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-3, 16 KOs) who bested longtime champ Christopher John. Walters has a paper title here. That may change after Saturday night. Ironically the challenger is slightly favored in what is perceived as an evenly matched affair.

 

ISLE OF JAMAICA HAD DOMINANT CHAMPS

When it comes to athletes in Jamaica you mainly think of track stars such as multiple Olympic Gold medal champion sprinter Usain Bolt. Jamaica however has had its share of world champions whether being Jamaican born or of Jamaican heritage. Mike McCallum (49-5-1, 36 KOs), a former 154, 160 and 175 lb. champion, “The Body Snatcher” is probably the best in the history of the nation. As well as earning multiple titles, Mike is enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

“BODY SNATCHER” SCARED BIG NAMES OF DECADE

In the 80’s he was probably the most avoided fighter in the sport, never getting the opportunity to fight all-time greats Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Ray Leonard or Marvin Hagler. Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, while not born in the country is of Jamaican descent.

JOHNSON WAS “FIGHTER OF THE YEAR”

Other notable fighters with the Jamaican connection are former 175 lb. king and Boxing Writers of America 2004 Fighter of The Year Glen Johnson, as well as former welterweight (147) champions Simon Brown and Lloyd Honeyghan. Almost in a Honeyghan situation is Walters is in as Donaire is in a Donald Curry-like position when Honeyghan thrashed him at Caesars Atlantic City in 1986.

 

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BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER AN ACCOMPLISHED BOXER

October 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Before & After Boston Marathon

MURDERER #1 WAS DECENT BOXER

San Francisco, CA– As most you know by now two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year. When the clock that April day struck 2:50 PM the world as we know it changed, especially for those injured or murdered in what appears to have been another murderous act of terror linked to religious fanaticism.

FROM BOXING & WEED TO MASS MURDER!

Having read a lot about the older of the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan, the 26-year-old murderer, and I’m not going to be P.C. and refer to him as suspect #1 as NBC does, I’m going to give you a closer look at murderer #1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 2010 New England Heavyweight Golden Gloves champion with a few insights gleaned from matchmaker Eric Bottjer.

BOTTJER HAS 25 YEARS IN GAME NOW

Bottjer, whom I’ve known ever since an August 1988 fight night in San Jose, CA when David Gonzales beat to death the first of two men with his fists, Rico Velasquez, has written for newspapers, magazines, is an author, and worked for just about everybody as a matchmaker, including Don King and the former America Presents.

ERIC ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEXT CHAMP!

That being said, Bottjer is always on the prowl for “new blood.” This brings him annually to the National Golden Glove tourney and the like when his schedule permits. In 2010, Eric made it to the Nationals and that’s where he met Tamerlan Tsarnaev, or the aforemetioned, murderer #1.

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AMIR KHAN & ABEL SANCHEZ ON RING TALK!

October 12th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

AMIR KHAN & “GGG” TRAINER ABEL SANCHEZ

Amir Khan-Paul McCloskey

Amir Khan-Paul McCloskey


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez, spent some quality time with Amir Khan. One of two at 147 (IBF guy Kell Brook the other) with a shot at beating Floyd Mayweather, Khan even answers the question, “Is Floyd Mayweather a little bitch?” Training near San Francisco, Khan is quite a character and makes for a fantastic time. Gennady Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez stepped in for “GGG” who will instead appear Saturday (oCTOBER at 11 AM PT on “Ring Talk.” Sanchez chimes in on Golovkin and Ray Robinson.

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