TYSON FURY NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

LONGEST WBO CHAMP IN HISTORY BEATEN BY FURY

Fury Bigger Than Klitschko

Fury Bigger Than Klitschko


San Francisco, CA– In one of the last major cards of the year, Tyson Fury (25-0) has taken the WBO and assorted title belts away from longtime World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. And while it cannot be confused with the Larry Holmes-Ken Norton fight of 1978 for intensity, like Holmes at the end of 15 rounds, one knew when the 12th round was over, Tyson Fury deserved to be the victor.

EXCUSES NOT NEEDED, YADA, YADA, YADA!

People will say being 39, the many injuries, the increased mileage on the Klitschko boxing odometer, that these all came home to roost on Wlad in one fight. That’s not the case. Wladimir Klitschko has for years gotten by because he was “the bigger” guy. The one time that is not the case and Wlad looks like an amateur who can’t pull the trigger or get proper range. The difference in size was just something Wlad had never had to face in “real time,” as physically imposing brother Vitali was never looking to behead Wlad in sparring.

FURY NOT LARRY HOLMES ON HIS FEET…BUT…

There were also cries of Fury being another Nikolai Valeuv, a lummox (I’m being kind) who at 7’1 and 300+ lbs. held a belt a decade ago. But Fury, whom I’ve interviewed on “Ring Talk,” while he’s not quite a category #4 lummox like Valeuv, nor is he Cassius Clay afoot. That being said, there was the near 6’10 Fury, an Irish born Gypsy Fury doing what he ever could to win the fight. Wladimir on the other hand found out one thing. Father Time eventually beats everybody and fighting bigger guys is NO FUN!

WEMBLEY STADIUM REMATCH IN MAY?

While there is a “rematch” clause that mandates Fury defend against Wladimir, but only should the money be right and Wlad want it. That being said, I always think guys should go out with as much pride and dignity as one can muster. Truth be told, Wladimir Klitschko is a credit to the human race. The younger of the Klitschko bros. resurrected his “drain circling” career when late trainer Emanuel Steward took him over in 2004 after his last loss to Lamon (Don’t call him Lamont) Brewster.

NEITHER KLITSCHKO EVER S*IT ON BOXING

Embarking on a 11 year unbeaten run that came to an end Saturday, Wlad has been a positive element of the not always positive fight game. In closing, we salute both Klitschko’s for their dedication to not only the game of boxing, but as classy human beings who have never brought any blight to boxing. An exceptional, if not ultra entertaining duo, historians have to give them their deserved accolades.

LATER IN THE WEEK..

We will explore Tyson Fury’s options, etc.

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TYSON FURY NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

HOLLY HOLM MANAGER LENNY FRESQUEZ TALKS!

HOLLY HOLM’S “LENNY” TALKS ROUSEY REMATCH

UFC Queen Holly Holm & Lenny Fresquez

UFC Queen Holly Holm & Lenny Fresquez


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 31+ years “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez interviews the accomplished manager of UFC queen Holly Holm, Albuquerque restaranteur Lenny Fresquez talks Ronda Rousey, late great champion Bob Foster and how he credits iconic promoter Don Chargin for his success.

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WHERE IS BOXING 2015 IN SPORTS WORLD?

OTHER SPORTS FLAT OUT “KICKED ASS”

Steph Curry

Steph Curry

San Francisco, CA- Having watched Tom Brady take the Patriots to another Superbowl, forget Deflate-gate, the dominance of New England is obvious. Those Golden State Warriors, they beat up Labron James, this before going on a tear and breaking the most games won at the start (16-0) of a season. The World Series romp by Kansas City, clearly proved the Royals are the best team in baseball.

$64,000 QUESTION TO FIGHT FANS

Mayweather-Pacquiao Did Not Deliver

Mayweather-Pacquiao Did Not Deliver

That being said boxing fans, what was the “high” point of the 2015 boxing season. Where was the “orgasmic” moment in 2015 boxing? Truth be told, it didn’t exist. Floyd Mayweather pushed his log to 49-0 with points wins over Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto. If a Martian or somebody from another planet that had never seen a fight, sneaked into see the Mayweather-Pacquiao event, he probably would not have came back for the Berto affair.

POWER BROKERS & EGOS “HOLDING” BOXING BACK

There are enough exciting boxers today to put forth a successful program consisting of boxing’s many ethnic groups that could catch on mainstream to an extent. But fans, that means warring factions must come together to make the best fights. Right now, Premier Boxing Champions czar Al Heyman has a good number of fighters under contract. But will his upcoming battles in court with promoters Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya, will that “short circuit” Heyman’s power grab?

LARRY MERCHANT WEIGHS IN ON AL HEYMAN Read more

CHAMPION BOB FOSTER, CAREER, DEATH OF AN ICON

BOXING ICON FOSTER NOT QUITE RODNEY DANGERFIELD

World Champion Bob Foster

World Champion Bob Foster


San Francisco, CA– The recent passing of former light heavyweight champion Bob Foster got it’s share of media attention. Few penning a column today had the chance to spend time with “The Sheriff” of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who was probably the greatest light heavyweight champion in history. The few who did get to know the historically shortchanged Foster include myself.

THERE STOOD THE “GREAT” BOB FOSTER

When I first met Bob Foster, it was in Albuquerque, NM in the 80s, he was still refereeing an occasional fight and held a position as an Albuquerque Deputy Sheriff. Being me, I chased Foster around until I saw a spot where I can get his undivided attention. Once the champion sat down, he fired up a cigarette. “OK, you got me. What do you want to know?” If you approached Bob and he felt “good vibes.” Foster was accessible. So from that point forward, he would call me, “Pablo.”

NEW MEXICO BOXING/COMBAT SPORTS HAS HAD GOOD RUNS!

There were some good times in Albuquerque in the 90s and early part of this century as Frankie Archuleta did well, while Danny Romero and more notably Johnny Tapia soared to great heights wearing boxing gloves, while another Albuquerque boxing champion, Holly Holm just plastered MMA’s biggest star Ronda Rousey in less than six minutes of fighting a fortnight ago. With all this, still in the background of the New Mexico boxing scene was this iconic champion unbeaten in 15 title fights and retiring as champion after a Draw over 15 rounds with Jorge Victor Ahumeda (40-5) in 1974. Foster won the belt when he defanged the great Dick Tiger of Nigeria in a 1968 upset.

COULD NOT MATCH THE HEAVYWEIGHT MUSCLE MASS

“The big guys, both Ali, (Joe) Frazier, were just too big across the back for me. I was 6’3, taller than them. Nobody lifted weights back then. (Michael) Spinks did it. I would have knocked out Michael Spinks. He couldn’t pull that bull s*it on me. I’da walked him down and punished him. I know he was the only light heavy to win a heavyweight championship, but again, I’da ran his ass out of the ring. The fights I lost in and around my prime were to Ali and Frazier and they were both people say were in their prime.”

FOSTER “STRUGGLED” TO WEIGH 175

“I had problems with the weight….I used to have to drink a beer every night in training to keep near weight or I’da dropped more weight. Some of those fights when I was ’75. I was really 70, 71, 72. Back to Spinks, he showed what he was made of with (Mike) Tyson. He quit, didn’t even even get hit. I never laid down. I think they will look at us years from now and realize Spinks couldn’t beat me ever. Against Ali, I had him hurt and cut. I just was too damn’ skinny to fight heavyweight.”

THE JOHNNY TAPIA RUN IN ALBUQUERQUE Read more

JFK ASSASSINATION NOTES 52 YEARS LATER

ANNIVERSARY #52 & “SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM” HEAD DIES!

Figure in Dallas PD Uniform On Grassy Knoll

Figure in Dallas PD Uniform On Grassy Knoll


San Francisco, CA– When the curator (see face) of the Sixth Floor JFK Assassination Museum in Dallas, TX died some months ago, Gary Mack’s death got him and the JFK assassination both national and international mainstream press. But as they say, the devil is in the details as the media attention the Kennedy Assassination received with Mack’s passing was simply a regurgitation of the “Oswald did it” sandwich, something mainstream media devours time and again.

Before I go any further, it was November 22, 1963, sitting in Miss Benedict’s class in SF’s Alvarado elementary school, the principal enters the room just prior to lunch and told the thought to be iron-willed Benedict something that shook her to the core. She went from a blackboard exercise to sitting at her desk as the a administrator told us, “President Kennedy has died.” Although things got quiet with Ms. Benedict in tears, I asked how did he die? “He died in Texas,” was all she said and left the room.

With my father grilled to the TV and reading “special edition” newspapers, something he never did before or after, my 6th birthday party set for November 24th was nixed and I was sitting on the couch at his side when gangster Jack Ruby shot a man NOT born Lee Harvey Oswald*. At this my dad just went crazy. Screaming while running up and down the hall of our Castro St. flat, a neighbor Dayton Brooks had to come over and calm him down. He kept saying, “They shot him, they shot him.” They? Read more

RING TALK – ICONIC MMA SCRIBE DAVE MELTZER

DAVE MELTZER #1 MMA MEDIA GUY PERIOD!

Dave "MMA Genius" Meltzer

Dave “MMA Genius” Meltzer


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 31+ years “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez and iconic MMA scribe Dave Meltzer talked about the heavy fall of Ronda Rousey by Holly Holm and a lot more “inside stuff” regarding the world of MMA.

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CANELO ALVAREZ BEATS MIGUEL COTTO NOTES

CANELO-COTTO CLOSES OUT 2015 BOXING

Canelo Hooking Cotto

Canelo Hooking Cotto


San Francisco, CACanelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) further cemented his role as Mexico’s #1 prizefighter with a decent workmanlike performance against defending linear middleweight (160 lb.) champion Miguel Cotto. And while the scores of 119-109, 118-110 & 117-111 may have seemed wide to some, the match went according to script as Alvarez was bigger, younger and stronger.

PUERTO RICAN “NOTHING LEFT TO PROVE”

And while Cotto is a great talent, I don’t think we should mention he and Roberto Duran in the same breath, even though they both won titles in four different weight classes. If I sound like I’m writing what amounts to the pugilistic obituary of (40-5, 32 KOs) Miguel Cotto, I do so for two reasons, his health and family. Miguel is set financially and there is no need for him to put another round on his body.

COTTO CARRIED LAND OF BORICUA POST TRINIDAD

A Puerto Rican of iconic status on the island, Cotto falls behind fellow Puerto Rican’s Wilfredo Gomez and Tito Trinidad in popularity. The name missing from thE great Boricua boxing cast is Wilfredo Benitez. He is so damaged by boxing that brushing his teeth has for years been challenging. Cotto was obviously disturbed when discussing Benitez’s health.

Wilfredo Benitez

Wilfredo Benitez


HANGIN’ IN THE BIG APPLE CIRCA 2004

When I interviewed Cotto in New York City in the early days, his English wasn’t great, I asked him about his being so relaxed in the ring, like a Bill Cosby date. His response, “I try not to get too excited.” When we talked retirement in Colombia some years ago, this after the Manny Pacquiao loss and prior to the Martinez win, Cotto kept it real. “I love my family too much, I do this for them.” He admitted in Cartagena that he wasn’t looking to engage in anything remotely like the “tainted” loss to Antonio Margarito, and the equally punishing Manny Pacquiao encounter.

RIGHT MOVES BY COTTO OF LATE

That being said, the Canelo fight was the right choice. Better to lose a rout on scorecards against Alvarez, then risking all your marbles with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. If Cotto retires, or if he continues, there will always be that HUGE Yankee Stadium (see death) match with Gennady should greed in time trump common sense.

DAVID RUFFIN TELLS COTTO “WALK AWAY FROM A LOVE” Read more

MIGUEL COTTO-CANELO ALVAREZ PPV GOLD

COTTO VS. CANELO “EASY” TO GET UP FOR

Cotto-Alvarez

Cotto-Alvarez


San Francisco, CA– Having been held HOSTAGE for months, guess what boxing fans, the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez is a great fight sans any need for Cialis. Everybody I know is “juiced” about the fight, with one exception. That being the World Boxing Council and it’s leader by inheritance Mauricio Sulaiman. Seems Cotto backed out of a supposedly agreed upon sanctioning fee for his wearing the “green” belt.

MARTINEZ WAS SUPPOSED TO LICK COTTO

Before we go any further, reports have it the WBC wants Cotto, a surprising middleweight (160 lb.) champion who hels titles at 140, 147 & 154 lbs. Surprising because undSergio Martinez was supposed to beat him. Instead Sergio entered the ring wearing two “steel” knee braces. Had you bet any money on the Argentine, you knew you were screwed. ON unsteady pins, (legs) Martinez should have been on crutches.

COTTO HAS IMPROVED SOME WITH ROACH

Trainer Freddie Roach and Cotto have “molded” together well, this was illustrated in his resounding win over Daniel Geale last time out. A genius at taking guys to “another” level, Roach should be respected for his tenure and success. Although his real accomplishments are at lower weights, Cotto was hammered into submission by Manny “Flinstone Vitamins” Pacquiao and Antonio Marga-Cheato, although we can toss out the Margarito setback seeing he was caught loading his gloves with “plaster blocks” in his wraps before his NEXT fight with Shane Mosley.

CANELO NEVER “PUNISHED” IN CAREER Read more

COTTO-ALVAREZ FIGHT ODDS AND PREDICTIONS

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cotto-Canelo

Cotto-Canelo


Las Vegas, NV– (HBO PPV) World linear middleweight (160 lb.) Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33KOs) vs Saul Alvarez (45-1-1, 32KOs) Catchweight @ 155 lbs. Odds/Prediction: Canelo 9-5. Favorite las LEAD feet. Unless he can pin Cotto on the ropes and keep him there, it’s a good fight, one that Cotto could win. That being said, “PASS” on pick.

Champion Takashi Miura (29-2-2, 22KOs) vs Francisco Vargas (22-0-1, 16KOs) (WBC 130 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Vargas 13-5. Miura can fight, but they (promoters) aren’t bringing him to Vegas to win.

Champion Lee Haskins (32-3, 14KOs) vs Randy Caballero (22-0, 3KOs) (IBF 118 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Randy 9-5. California kid (house fighter) poised to grab title from gritty Brit.

Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10KOs) vs Drian Francisco (28-3-1, 22KOs) (122 lbs.) Odds/Prediction: Rigondeaux 3-1. Cuban National needs “work” fight to make 126 lb. clash with WBO 126 lb. guy Vasyl Lomachenko (5-1) in a clash of Olympic champions.

Lancashire, UKAnthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11KOs) vs Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20KOs) (WBA 135 lb. title)

Niedersachsen, Germany– Champion Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29KOs) vs Martin Murray (31-2, 1D 14KOs) (WBO 168 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: AA 12-5. Murray is NO BUM and this is a toss up with AA getting home court advantage and size.

COTTO-ALVAREZ FIGHT ODDS AND PREDICTIONS

LISTEN DON KING & LARRY MERCHANT ON “RING TALK”

KING DON & LARRY MERCHANT “UNPLUGGED”

Pedro Fernandez & Don  King, Budapest, Hungary 2013

Pedro Fernandez & Don King, Budapest, Hungary 2013


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 31 years, 3 months, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez engages two Hall of Famers, promoter Don King and iconic journalist Larry Merchant.

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HOLLY HOLM-RONDA ROUSEY KO LIKE TYSON LOSS

MAJOR UPSET IN FRONT OF 55,000 AUSSIE FANS

New UFC Champ Holly Holm

New UFC Champ Holly Holm

San Francisco, CA– A few months ago, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson compared Ronda Rousey to himself when he said, “she’s a natural born killer.” When it came down to the meltdown of the then undefeated Mike Tyson, there was Buster Douglas. In this case, Holly Holm will forever be Ronda’s Buster Douglas after “HH” secured a TKO :59 seconds into round two.

BOXING LESSONS PAY OFF FOR MMA FIGHTERS

As has been the case of late in the world of MMA, those with a balanced arsenal of mixed martial arts, this means a ground game and stand up abilities, those able to excel vertically (boxing) are excelling. Case in point Chris Weidman knocking out legendary Anderson Silva. Another example, bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw dismantling long time champion Renan Barao.

ROUSEY PERFORMED LIKE “FACE FIGHTER”

Although she has been training intensely in the boxing ring, Ronda, like the aforementioned Tyson was completely frustrated as “Double H” beat “Double R” to the punch from the very start of round one. In a nutshell, it was boxing domination per se and yet it was only Boxing 101. The taller Holm, used her height and reach advantage, fighting out of the southpaw stance, flat out kicked the snot out of the “rushing in” Rousey.

HOLM FAVORED IN ANY REMATCH

In all, the Holm-Rousey fight lasted just 5:59 seconds, not the norm when it comes to one of Rhonda’s fights as only two opponents get out of the first round. The end came as Rousey was battered and bleeding when Holly landed a flush left kick, dropping Ronda in a heap. “HH” jumped on the prone now ex-champion and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.

TYSON WAS “NEVER THE SAME” AFTER BUSTER

A rematch will happen in 2016 probably in Las Vegas, although Albuquerque, NM would be ideal seeing it’s Holm’s hometown. As for the rematch, what could Rhonda do differently? Like the Tyson-Evander Holyfield fights clearly illustrate, when “somebody” has your number, it’s hard to prevail. Holly Holm dominated Rousey from beginning to end. And although this is MMA, Rhonda got turned out!

HOLLY HOLM-RONDA ROUSEY KO LIKE TYSON LOSS

BOXER YUSAF MACK PUNKED IN MOVIE DEBUT

“FIANCEE” CALLS OFF WEDDING!

Yusef Mack (Pre Hollywood)

Yusef Mack (Pre Porn)


San Francisco, CA- If I told you that professional boxer Yusaf Mack’s life of late involved some “Hard Times” on film, don’t think of the 1970’s boxing cinema classic of that title starring Charles Bronson. For the record, Mack, 35, a father of ten and a one time IBF middleweight (160 lb.) and light heavyweight (175) title challenger, has lost four straight. As a pro, Mack is 31-8-2, 17 KOs. Off 13 months, Yusaf was thought to be all but retired from boxing, so it was no surprise when the Philly fighter made a career change.

“TOUGHER ON SET” THAN IN RING FOR MACK?

What did set people back a bit was that Mack chose the world of Adult Entertainment. If that wasn’t enough to shake the average Evangelical Christian in Iowa to their knees, Mack was featured in a Gay pornographic film with two other men. Without going into detail, this sexual threesome can be likened to two slices of wheat and…the hell with it, it was a sandwich comprised of all dark meat.

WORSE DECISION THAN A DRUNKEN TATTOO

Getting a tattoo after drinking a bottle of Jack Daniels is akin to taking your clothes off for money. In other words, it’s sure to be something you’ll end up being sorry, oh, so sorry you did. Last week, Mack went on the offense after being besieged by people in his Philly hood who had seen his starring role in the DawgPoundUsa.com three-way sex movie.

MACK SAYS “I WAS DRUGGED” HERE AS FACEBOOK CENSORS PHOTO Read more

CAUSE OF BOXING NEAR DEATH NO NETWORK TV

“WAKE UP EVERYBODY NO MORE SLEEPIN’ IN BED”

Teddy Pendergrass Addresses "Boxing Establishment"

Teddy Pendergrass Addresses “Boxing Establishment”


San Francisco, CA“Wake up everybody no more sleepin’ in bed. No more backward thinkin’ time for thinkin’ ahead. The (boxing) world has changed so very much from what it used to be, but there’s still so much hatred, war an’ poverty.” 

BEFORE NEAR MAINSTREAM DEATH OF BOXING

When the late Teddy Pendergrass laid those lyrics to vinyl in 1975, boxing was enjoying the last run of Muhammad Ali, fights were on Network TV (ABC, CBS, NBC) and even the most avid and diehard boxing fan might only pay once or twice a year to watch boxing via Closed Circuit TV on big screens in theaters and sports bars. 

PPV MEANS TAX FREE MONEY FOR PROMOTERS

Then for some inexplicable reason, the “Boxing Establishment” seemingly allowed Network TV to get away. Why? As it turned out, the “Establishment” saw that with even small Pay Per View productions, there were piles of incoming cash and in this world, the boxing world, money seemingly trumps all. For example, a minuscule 20,000 PPV buys at $50 per means $1,000,000 for the promotion to split with the TV provider.

RAY LEONARD-TOMMY HEARNS I “FIRST” HOME PPV

By 1990, or nine years after Ray Leonard-Tommy Hearns topped the first ever residential Pay Per View, the “Boxing Establishment,” after having ridiculed the late PPV pioneer Dan Duva by saying, “PPV would kill the boxing business,” these same entities did a 180′ degree turn and have since made millions of shekels forcing sometimes multiple monthly PPV cards on fans.

TV KO STARTED MONTHLY MONEY THEFT FROM FIGHT FANS

Now 25 years after the incarnation of a then monthly Pay Per View series known as TV KO (now HBO PPV) kicked the series off I believe with middleweight king Michael Nunn being throttled by James Toney in what was more than a “mild” upset that went for $19.95. While this form of boxing marketing was profitable, little by little, the average sports fan lost “touch” (outa’ sight, outa’ mind) with boxing sans any free exposure on Network TV. 

AL HAYMON BOXING IS “ELEPHANT” IN THE ROOM

Al Haymon

Al Haymon


Now in 2015 the “Boxing Establishment” watches as an “Elephant” that’s actually not in their room, is bringing boxing to various Networks, some major, some start ups. But having had eight TV dates in September on Network & non-paying Cable TV channels, how can this be construed as nothing but

WBO Prez Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel

a God send for both the fans and fighters?

HAYMON & WBO SHOULD TRY TO “WORK IT OUT”

The only transparent sanctioning body in boxing is the World Boxing Organization. Outgoing Assn. of Boxing Commissions chieftain Tim Lueckenhoff stated just that anytime the subject was broached. I think Premier Boxing Champions’ czar Al Haymon should realize such and recognize that he needs to surround himself with an organization led by a man with the stellar stature of Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel.

AT THE END OF THE DAY FIGHT FANS…

No Network TV Meant Zaillions for Bob Arum

No Network TV Meant Zillions for Bob Arum

The bottom line is the once brilliant minds that encompass the “Boxing Establishment,” milked fans dry for decades and in the minds of many are only getting their comeuppance. And instead of these multi-millionaires bitching and moaning about the “Elephant” Al Haymon squeezing them out, Bob Arum, et al, should instead take parts of the “Elephant” methodology and work equally hard to air their boxing on Network/Cable TV and not Pay Per View.

Pedro Fernandez

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CAUSE OF BOXING NEAR DEATH NO NETWORK TV

AMIR KHAN TO APPEAR ON “RING TALK”

PAKASTANNI-BRIT TO TALK FLOYD MAYWEATHER & MORE

San Francisco, CA– It appears Amir Khan will get the next fight with Floyd Mayweather. Training with Virgil Hunter of Andre Ward fame in the SF Bay Area, Khan has amazing skills for it was he whom many Brits felt would go on a Oscar De la Hoya-like run. After winning and losing championships at 140, Khan is now a welterweight and will fight Mayweather at 147 lbs.

FEW HAVE THE HANDS OF AMIR KHAN

People crack on Khan and say he has a bad chin. The same could have been said of Wladimir Kitschko, whom a lot of people wrote off after 3 chin-checking losses. But in came the late Emanuel Steward as trainer and Wlad hasn’t lost since early 2004. I was of the opinion that Khan was weight drained at 140 and that 147 and Hunter’s guidance give him a better shot of beating Floyd Mayweather than any of the guys he has fought in a long time.

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AL HAYMON BOXING TOP ODDS & PREDICTIONS

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Jonathan Guzman A Future Superstar?

Jonathan Guzman A Future Superstar?


Lowell, Mass– (Memorial Auditorium) (NBC Sports Network) Danny O’Connor (26-2, 10KOs) vs Gabriel Bracero (23-2, 4KOs) (147 lbs.) Odds/Prediction: 7-5 O’Connor. Punchless Puerto Rican “opponent” has beaten O’Connor once. So did ancient Vivian Harris in 2013.

UNBEATEN GUZMAN LOOKS FOR 20TH STRAIGHT KO

Danny Aquino (17-2, 10KOs) vs Jonathan Guzman (19-0, 19KOs) (122) Odds/Prediction: Guzman 3-1. 19 whacks in 19 wins, going with Dominican puncher here.

MANCHESTER ARENA HOSTS WBO TITLE TIFFS

Lancashire, UK- (Manchester Arena) Diego Magdaleno (28-1, 11KOs) vs Terry Flanagan (28-0, 10KOs) (WBO 135 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Magdaleno 9-5. Flanagan has fought a lot of “lesser” guys. One, Kristian Laight is 10-206-7, 5 KOs). Outside of fighting at “home,” Terry has no edges I can see. Lean towards Diego, BUT will need to win rounds convincingly to prevail. Read more

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