OSCAR DE LA HOYA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

RINGTALK INTERVIEW WITH GOLDENBOY CEO

Pedro Fernandez, host of Ringtalk radio worldwide interviews Oscar De La Hoya after the WBO convention dinner. The former world champion boxer was honored at the dinner. Pedro had the opportunity to pick the brain of the head of Golden Boy Promotions.They discussed some of the Golden Boy’s past, and also the future of his promotional company that is currently in a lawsuit against former CEO Richard Schaefer. First half of the video in Oscars speech after reciving the award, part two is the interview.Video by Kevin Perry

JOE CALZAGHE HONORED BY WBO

WBO CONVENTION FEATURED UNBEATEN CHAMP

Las Vegas, NV- Retired and unbeaten Welshman Joe Calzaghe who went a remarkable 46-0, gave a speech after receiving an award from the World Boxing Organization at Caesar’s Palace last Thursday. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014. He defended the WBO 168 lb. title a record 21 times. Video by Kevin Perry.

JOE CORTEZ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

PEDRO HOOKS UP WITH REFEREE JOE CORTEZ AT WBO CONVENTION

Las Vegas, NV-Former Referee Joe Cortez has been a fixture in the boxing game for decades. He is one of the most experienced and respected in the sport of boxing. Now retired, he has become a mentor for upcoming boxing officials. Ringtalk got the chance to pick the brain of the Hall of Fame referee at the WBO convention that took place last week in Las Vegas at Caesars palace. The two discuss a number topics in regards to officiating. Video by Kevin Perry.

WALTERS CHOPS DOWN DONAIRE

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.

BETERBIEV STOPS CLOUD IN 2

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.

GATORADE DOES FEATURE ON BOXER BOBBY HORNSBY

UNDEFEATED BOXER FEATURED IN GATORADE DOCUMENTARY

Gatorade is producing a five-part series of digital shorts called “Gatorade Win From Within” The Series.” Each story will feature an athlete who has achieved greatness against all odds to reach seemingly impossible goals and embodies the “Win From Within” spirit, an inner drive to push and improve their performance daily. Boxer Bobby Hornsby is featured in the video below.

KP CHIMES IN ON COTTO, MARTINEZ AND MORE

COTTO AS WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION IS GOOD FOR BOXING

Las Vegas, NV– Renewed life has been breathed into the boxing game as Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) accomplished what many perceived as the unthinkable. Not only did he snatch the WBC middleweight (160lb) title from long reigning champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) Saturday, he did so in such a decisive manner that the 33 year-old Cotto appears to have options galore. Many of those options include winnable fights. Moving forward he should have considerable confidence and leverage at the negotiating table.

ALVAREZ NEEDS TO GET BY LARA FOR SUPERFIGHT WITH COTTO

The most logical bout for the new champion would be former 154lb titlist and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs). It promises to be a mega-fight that would pit the most popular Puerto Rican fighter against Mexico’s top draw. Unfortunately  to make that bout the most lucrative, Canelo must first dispatch of tricky southpaw and Cuban amateur standout Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) July 12th.

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez

The bout with Cotto could still be negotiated and waged even with a loss, as losing to the Cuban wouldn’t necessarily be shameful, but obviously some of the overall luster would be diminished. Now that CEO Richard Schaefer has resigned from GoldenBoy Promotions, a co-promotion between Canelo whose handled by GoldenBoy, and Cotto, who is handled by Top Rank, becomes a reality.

OSCAR BACK AT THE HELM

Richard had stated numerous times in the press his unwillingness to do business with Top Rank. Founder Oscar De La Hoya is looking to break the stalemate between the rivaling promotional outfits and this should be a step in the right direction if the fight can get signed.

PROVODNIKOV, AKA GGG JR, RETURNS TO HBO SATURDAY

One of boxings most exciting and promising upcoming fighters headlines Saturday on HBO at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ruslan “the Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-2,16 KOs), now known by his other moniker “GGG Jr”, in reference to middleweight destroyer and WBA middleweight king Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs), faces novice Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs).

Algieri is a good fighter, but this is perceived as a tune-up to a possible showdown with Manny Pacquiao later this year. He defends his WBO junior welterweight (140lb) title for the first time after putting  a substantial beating on Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) by 10th round TKO in October.

VIDEO:ANDY LEE SCORES ONE PUNCH KO ON COTTO MARTINEZ UNDERCARD

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