JOHNNY TACO 10 PM PT WILLIE MAYS & “BUSTER”

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“SAY HEY” KID & “TYSON KILLER” BUSTER DOUGLAS

Willie Mays "The Catch"

Willie Mays “The Catch”

San Francisco, CA– At 10 PM PT, the alter ego of ??…………??, Johnny Taco takes to the SportsByline & I Heart Radio airwaves with a hard look at the greatest baseball player of all time, talk about Willie Mays and his “control” over the Giants, things you’re not going to hear anywhere else. We will hear from Mays, in addition to six Hall of Fame baseball announcers break down #24, the “Say Hey Kid.”

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MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

FANS NOT ALLOWED AT PRESS CONFERENCE!

In the first and only press conference, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao faced off for the first time in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday. Unfortunately the press conference was not open to the public. A possible miscalculation by the events organizers? Is the buzz waning for this mega-matchup two weeks after it was signed?

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 17 RESULTS

JAKE SHIELDS CONTINUES WSOF COMEBACK

Jake Shields Adds Another "W" To His Collection

Jake Shields Adds Another “W” To His Collection

 Los Angeles, CA– The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV hosted WSOF17 on Saturday night with former UFC welterweights (170 lbs.) Jake Shields (31-7-1, 1 NC) and Brian Foster (22-7) in the main event.  Shields proved he was the better man by getting the Guillotine choke in 2:51.  After the win, Shields called out another UFC vet who is now the WSOF welterweight champ, Rousimar Palhares (17-6).

CO-MAIN DIFFERENT THAN ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED

Jonathan Nunez (5-1) failed the toughest test of his young career with a third round submission loss to Joe Condon (12-7).  It was a valiant effort by Nunez, but Condon simply had too much octagon savvy on the night.  I feel this may have been too much to ask of Nunez, as his original opponent Bryan Cobb (20-8) withdrew at the last second.  Still, this will be a good learning experience for the young man.  Bulgarian middleweight (185)  Krasimir Mladenov(12-0) took Canadian Brendan Kornberger’s (5-1) 0 with a unanimous win after three rounds.

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PITBULL WIN TOPS BELLATOR 132 RESULTS

PITBULL PULLS OUT WIN IN TOUGH FIGHT

The Champ Retains

The Champ Retains

Los Angeles, CA– At Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA in the main event of Bellator 132  featherweight (145 lbs.) champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (23-2) kept his Bellator belt despit a tough test from Daniel Strauss (22-6).  Strauss was getting the better of Pitbull for three out of four rounds before the champ secured a rear-naked choke and finished the fight at 4:49 of Round 4.  A rematch may be in order after a great display by the challenger, who out-struck Pitbull on the feet throughout the bout.  Pitbull is now 2-0 versus Strauss, as he won a decision over the tough featherweight back in 2011 at Bellator 45, however, so a third fight may not be in the cards.

KARAKHANYAN WINS FEATHERWEIGHT CO-MAIN  

Georgi Karakhanyan (24-4-1) needed only 1:49 to submit Bubba Jenkins (8-2) by Guillotine.  With the win, Karakhanyan continues to make his case for a title shot.

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LAS VEGAS NIGHTLIFE FIGHTS:NOVEMBER 11TH BROOKLYN BOWL

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

KP’S BIG FIGHT WEEKEND NOTEBOOK INCLUDES PACQUIAO VS RIOS!

WILL THIS BE PACQUIAO’S LAST BOUT?

Las Vegas, NV– Sunday, live from Macau, China, Filipino star Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) faces a typical foe in Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) on HBO PPV.  The two will fight Sunday morning to accommodate the American PPV audience, and the fight will air live here Saturday evening at 9pm EST. Rios, who currently resides in Oxnard, Ca is the perfect foil if he follows the script. He marches forward relentlessly, has average footwork, and is limited defensively. Unless Pacman is a shot fighter after his 6th round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) last year, he should gobble up the Mexican American like a power pellet.

 

RIOS EXPOSED BY BOXING

While Rios is a good fighter, his limitations were exposed in his last fight against limited boxer- brawler Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs) in a 12rd unanimous decision loss, and a controversial split decision victory over Richard Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) last year . While no one is comparing Manny’s style to the defensive and technically sound Abril, the Filipino’s advantages in hand and footspeed are apparent, and the oddsmakers have Manny a clear favorite over the somewhat one-dimensional Rios.

Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios

Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios

Rios however is a good puncher, who throws in volume and has a wide array of punches including a stiff jab, left hooks and body shots. It should provide some good entertainment for the PPV audience regardless of the outcome. Manny would be best to not stand right in front of Rios to give him the opportunities he’s predictably looking for. While Manny is coming off of a knockout loss, Brandon has been in two brutal battles in a row against Alvarado in which he appeared hurt a number of times. The wear and tear of Rios should be considered a factor here as well even though at 27 he is several years younger than the 34 year old Filipino congressman.

 

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