Sausalito, CA– “Ring Talk,” the longest running fight show in history, 33 years, heard from boxing’s Anthony Joshua, fresh off the win over Wladimir Klitschko, as well as Wlad in humble defeat. The guests in this one hour show were the trainer of champs Aaron Snowell and historian “Sin City” Richey.
Sausalito, CA– If you’ve been like myself, looking at the current boxing landscape you haven’t been all that excited. In some cases you might have had to take Viagra to get up for some of these so-called big fights that promoters have been putting forth.
COMPETITIVE FIGHT HAD “FIREWORKS”
But the Anthony Joshua win over Wladimir Klitschko, it was a boxing match that gave boxing a “Jump Start” as the sport in the minds of some has had a dead battery. And if this heavyweight shootout wasn’t your cup of tea, we are just five days from the Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. showdown.
SNOWELL THINKS WLAD SHOULD CONTINUE
As Wladimir (64-5, 54 KOs) contemplates retirement, the trainer of several world heavyweight champs, the great Aaron Snowell thinks Wlad should call out the much-avoided (27-0, 23 KOs) Luis “King Kong” Perez.
HERE IS “THE KEY” TO BEATING JOSHUA, ET AL
Any matchup involving Cuba’s Ortiz brings intrigue because he is short and throws “nuclear” uppercuts, AKA the unconventional shot. And if you’re going to beat these big guys, you MUST hit them with punches they can’t see, meaning Hooks & Uppercuts.
AARON NOT DOING WLAD ANY FAVORS
Stopped four times, each Klitschko loss outside of the Tyson Fury fight which was a UD 12, was preceded by his getting hit with something the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist didn’t see incoming.
NOBODY SINCE DEMPSEY & JACK JOHNSON
With 90,000 people buying tickets for the Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) Klitschko Wembley Stadium event, I had to ask trainer Aaron Snowell when was the last time an American drew 90,000? Aaron brought up Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey doing around 100,000 paid in the early parts of the 20th century.
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On the Sunday edition of “Ring Talk,” we heard from Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua, in addition to historian “Sin City” Richey and the trainer of champs, Aaron Snowell.
TALK WITH BOXING ICON LARRY MERCHANT LIVE @ 2:05 PM ET
San Francisco, CA At 2:05 PM ET / 11:05 AM PT, “Ring Talk” is LIVE as host Pedro Fernandez and Hall of Fame journalist Larry Merchant will spend the better part of the first of two hours talking past, present and future of boxing. All the boxing news you can digest!
AMANDA NUNES & TYRON WOODLEY ON MMA HOUR
We’ll hear from World bantamweight UFC champ Amanda Nunes as she challenges Valentina Schevenchenko on FOX TV Saturday night. Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley chimes in on race, bias and his fighting Stephan Thompson again. Tito Ortiz retires and a preview of the Bruce Lee “Special” with MMA legend Leo Fong and Malcolm Boutwell.
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We will probably go with a late sub as today’s guests are SUPPOSED to include Peter McNeely who was a victim of Mike Tyson in 1995. Mr. Party, we will see if he shows! The 2nd hour will be MMA as we go one on one with Bruce Lee’s training partner Leo Fong and wrap the UFC weekend.
HBO aired Wladimir Klitschko-Bryant Jennings, this in addition to Spike TV going with the Badou Jack nwin over Anthony Dirrell, the Mayweather-Pacquiao clash six days away, thus it’s a good time to talk fights! 11 AM PT!
Los Angeles, CA– As he prepares to defend his WBA middleweight (160 lb.) title for the 16th time, Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) has made it clear he simply wants to fight the best fighters available. He’s issued challenges to Miguel Cotto, “Canelo” Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather and Andre Ward to no avail. Entering his 35th professional fight, Golovkin has yet to meet the type of opponent who offers the career defining challenge he is in dire need of.
DESTROYED EVERYBODY WHO DARE FIGHT HIM
The highlight reel for Golovkin includes methodical beat downs of Gabriel Rosado and David Lemieux; quick knockouts of Matthew Macklin, Daniel Geale and Marco Antonio Rubio. Of these highlights the biggest should have been his previous outing against Lemieux, his only pay-per-view fight to date. Despite the big time atmosphere in New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, the event did a measly 150,000 buys, not exactly superstar numbers.
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San Francisco, CA– Host Johnny Taco & his All Stars are all over the Sports World tonight adding humor and comedy to Sports Overnight America–Saturday Nights LIVE @ 10 PM PT. We’ll do the usual scores, interviews, have lotsa’ laughs, etc. But don’t be surprised if the Tacoman grills somebody’s ass in the process.
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San Francisco, CA At 11 AM PT, “Ring Talk” AIRS LIVE with boxing with the bantamweight icon from Laredo, TX, none other than Orlando Canizales. At 118 lbs., the Mexican-American World champion holds the record for most title defenses, an astonishing feat! Host Pedro Fernandez will go into depth on the danger of Contact Sports, a subject no BOXING/MMA writer wants to touch.
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The MMA hour, or hour #2 will shake the rug in the world of MMA as well as Conor McGregor readies for lightweight king Rafael Dos Anos and UFC guys jumping to Bellator.
San Francisco, CA– When I learned that 1976 Olympic Gold MedalistHoward Davis passed a few days ago from Lung Cancer, I was relieved….for both Howard and his family. Suffice to say there are a lot of ways to check out of this Hotel we call Life. But dying of Lung disorders, I’ve witnessed many, it is a painfully, incredibly horrific way to die.
TALKED VIA FACEBOOK AS GENARO “FACTOR” LOOMED
We clicked a little back and forth since the diagnosis, but I couldn’t push myself to ask for any of his limited time to talk or do radio. This had a lot to do with my interviewing Genaro Hernandez 36 hours or so prior to his being KO’d by guess who, yeah Cancer. I was in tears as Genaro acknowledged death was imminent. Like Howard Davis, Genaro didn’t smoke or drink.
DEATH WAS GONNA BE QUICK
While it was clear that the Grim Reaper had reserved a room for the 56 year old as the Stage 4 Diagnosis meant weeks and then on his last legs just a fortnight ago, I just couldn’t push myself to contact Howard. And much like Genaro and SHO Box announcer Nick Charles, Howard fought Cancer like the greatest of champions, something I’m not so sure this writer is man enough to do.
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Houston, TX– A fortnight ago, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight (160 lb.) title clash between champion Andy Lee and challenger Billy Joe Saunders made me realize how far our beloved sport has declined in quality over the past three decades. Saunders captured the WBO honors in a 12 round sleepwalk at the Manchester Arena in a contest that was “sub par” as far as major fights involving world class competition.
WBO TITLE FIGHT NOT ONE FOR “TIME CAPSULE”
The WBO has historically has recognized some outstanding champions including: Erik Morales, Wladimir Klitschko ,Marco Antonio Barrera, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and many others. And while I’m the first to realize that you can’t blame the sanctioning body. Still, this match was not one the WBO could call one of 2015’s best.
Pedro Fernandez & Don King, Budapest, Hungary 2013
San Francisco, CA– San Francisco, CA– Sports Overnight America, aka Johnny Taco & his All Stars talk combine sports A-Z with humor and current events. Host Johnny Taco and his co-hosts Zack Young and Dominic Jiminez are not afraid to kick somebody in the balls on the radio! Charles Jay of PlaysByJay.com is the “Genius of Genius'” on sports numbers. College football championship game January 11. Boxing & MMA, UFC 194 results, NFL and a special tribute to Harlem Globetrotters great Meadowlark Lemon AND in his own words!
San Francisco, CA– Throughout the decades of prizefighting since the the Marquess of Queensbury rules were applied, because of the various weight limits, boxing was obviously one of the fairest of competitions. But when the “house” fighter shows up 11 lbs., yes Omar Figueroa was 11 lbs. over at the weigh in for Antonio DeMarco, you knew this could only be boxing in Texas, where there really are no rules.
ALL THREE 2015 BOXING PPV BROADCASTS….SUCKED..
The three big Pay Per Vier offerings of the year were the anti-climactic Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao encounter, that Mayweather-Andre Berto yawn and the pedestrian Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto match. There were no knockdowns, nobody got staggered, these 36 stanzas were so lacking that not one round could be used as a “Trailer” to entice people/boxing fans in the same manner movies are introduced.
“KEEPIN’ IT REAL” WITH HAYMON
In his first full year, Al Haymon has put PBC cards on NBC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, BOUNCE TV, TRU TV, el al, and never once asked the fan to pay cash money to view boxing. If you watched the Haymon productions thus far, you could see he’s trying to get boxing back on the minds and in the mouths of Americans queer to the game. But it appears that Al has instead of cultivating new backers, he’s brought boxing fans (who hadn’t watched boxing in years) BACK into the fold by giving them TV on Network and various Cable Networks.
GONNA SINGLE OUT PBC “MATCHMAKING”
There were only two upsets of note in But thus far, it has been “Quantity over Quality” and his matchmaking, that is Al’s most glaring deficiency. I’m not implying he’s matching his “A” guys vs. “B” guys, but whomever is making the matches can’t seem to make “exciting” fights. Most of the time the records are close and rarely does an A fighter meet C- or D class opposition. But the excitement, where is the excitement?
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San Francisco, CA– The stunning upset of Peter Quillin last Saturday by Danny Jacobs was “good” for both the boxing game and promoter Al Heyman’s Premier Boxing Champions. Boxing fans that have watched PBC evolve in 2015 on various Networks, Spike, ESPN, Fox, et al, have witnessed only two notable upsets. Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs) turning out “trick” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and the aforementioned Quillin chillin’ by Mr. Jacobs.
LACK OF SUSPENSE & REAL FIGHTING DESIRED
Although I feel boxing is an entertaining, the “fight” and “suspense” in boxing is what folks want to see. That is hard to bring to play when the “favorites” are winning time and again and in less than Marvin Hagler-Tommy Hearns like form. If unbeaten jr. welterweight (140 lb.) Omar Figueroa wants to separate himself from the “pedestrian” performances of others, the Texan has a willing foe in Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) from South of The Border.
SAN ANTONIO IS A REAL FIGHT TOWN
Fighting at home in San Antonio, Figueroa (25-0-1, 18 KOs) a 25-year old with considerable skills with entertaining contests and will need to “smoke” former 135 lb. titleholder DeMarco like a New York blunt if he wants to get “over” big on TV. PBC needs a barnburner to get people to think about boxing over the holidays in expectation of PBC, et al boxing 2016. DeMarco, the 14-5 underdog looks a tad slower than Omar.
ARREOLA “LAST CHANCE” TO MAKE STATEMENT
Heavyweight “fringe” contender Chris Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KOs) of Southern California will meet once beaten Travis Kaufman (30-1, 22 KOs) of Reading, PN under Figueroa-DeMarco. Should the Mexican mauler fail, he will be a journeyman/name opponent from now on! PBC Boxing on NBC LIVE at 8:30 PM ET – 5:30 PM PT.
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San Francisco, CA– Although knocking out previously unbeaten Peter Quillin was quite an accomplishment, it only added to the real story that had Danny Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOS) not KO’d the champion of evil, Cancer, there would have been no Quillin fight!
CANCER KILLER LEFT “NO DOUBT” IN MY MIND
Jacobs, a product of Brownsville now residing in Brooklyn, needed just 85 seconds to take the 12-5 betting favorite out. And while some will “squawk” about the referee’s stoppage, you didn’t hear a peep from Quillin. Never ultra-impressive, I felt Peter (32-1-1, 23 KOs) was smothered with undeserved accolades since day one. Larry Merchant had a “problem” with him not attempting to make weight vs. Andy Lee (Draw 12) two fights back. “The real Kid Chocolate is rolling over,” said Larry.
LEE-SAUNDERS VICTOR & BLACKS DISS GOLOVKIN
Jacobs has indicated he will seek the winner of the December 19th Andy Lee-Billy Joe Sanders WBO 160 lb. tilt in Manchester, UK. Interestingly enough, I didn’t see Jacobs calling out the people’s champion Gennady Golovkin. An overwhelming majority of boxing fans think “GGG” is the man. Another tidbit of interest, Black fans, a good number of them they are not yet sold on Golovkin.