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WILL TIM BRADLEY END MANNY PACQUIAO ERA?

April 11th, 2014 By Jarrad Woods

BRADLEY-PACQUIAO REMATCH NOT TOO TOUGH TO CALL

Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley

Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley


New York, NY- This weekend features the WBO welterweight (147 lb.) rematch bout between ex-champ Manny Pacquaio (53-5-2 38 KOs) and titleholder Timothy Bradley. Bradley is facing Pacquiao primarily because the majority of fans did not believe he deserved the nod in their controversial 2012 first bout. Since then, Bradley has gone on to defeat Juan Manuel Marquez and Ruslan Provodnikov, while Pacquiao was knocked out by Marquez and rebounded by defeating Brandon Rios in Macau, China. Putting the controversial first bout aside, it does appear that Manny is on the decline and Bradley is peaking, but this is boxing and anything can happen. Let’s explore who’s is more likely going to be a winner on Saturday night.

BRADLEY TO WIN AT ALL COSTS

Over the course of Tim Bradley’s career, I’ve been one to pick against him. I’ve seen him dropped and hurt on occasions by ESPN level talent on more than one occasion, and at times thought he was out on his feet. I didn’t think Bradley would beat Devon Alexander and I didn’t see him beating Manny the first time or even Marquez when they fought. The Provodnikov fight was one Bradley was “hurt” often. But Tim won all of the aforementioned bouts and has consistently done what needed to be done to win his contests. Simply put, Tim Bradley is a proven champion.

Marquez "Owned" By Bradley

Marquez “Owned” By Bradley

PACQUIAO & PROVODNIKOV FIGHTS ONLY SCRATCHES

But if there is a blemish on Bradley’s resume, it is the controversial bout he won against Manny Pacquiao. While most would say Pacquiao won, Bradley himself believes that he won the fight, 8-4 in rounds. He also feels he beat Ruslan Provodnikov. Although I agree that Tim should not have won the Pacquiao fight, I can see that Manny was not as effective against Bradley as many generally believe. And Bradley also suffered injuries to both feet in the bout. But with public opinion against his favor, it’s up to Bradley to prove he can do what he hasn’t done, to beat Manny Pacqauio definitively.

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VIDEO: MANNY PACQUIAO-TIM BRADLEY FACE OFF!

April 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

MANNY PACQUIAO & TIM BRADLEY CLASH SATURDAY

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ROY JONES FIGHTS ON 26 YEARS LATER

April 10th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

The Roy Jones Of Today!

ROY JONES STILL ACTIVE FIGHTER

San Francisco, CA- Defeating WBA heavyweight title claimant Johnny “Louise” Ruiz via UD 12 in 2004 was probably the peak of the Roy Jones era. From that point forward, it’s been down hill, sometimes face down for Roy who paid dearly for an undeserved decision over Antonio Tarver. In the rematch, Tarver knocked Roy the blank out in two rounds. Then came the one-punch KO by Glen Johnson which was followed by another loss to Tarver. At this point and time, Jones could have retired and everybody who knows or cares about him would have agreed.

“GENTLEMAN JOE” NOT SUCH A GENTLEMAN

Instead he continued and in 2008 lost by wide scores to Joe Calzaghe. The Welshman retired after this fight at 45-0. Getting two wins over Omar Sheika and Jeff Lacy weren’t enough to restart the Roy Jones fan club, they being a bunch of writers that thought like Roy that he was a boxing God. Then came more three straight losses, a KO 1 by Danny Green, UD 12 loss to Bernard Hopkins, and a “sick” KO loss in his May 2011 fight against Denis Lebedev.

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“ULTIMATE WARRIOR” DEATH A WWE TRICK?

April 9th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

“ULTIMATE WARRIOR” RAISED HELL FOR A MINUTE!

"Ultimate Warrior"

“Ultimate Warrior”


San Francisco, CA- Not being a fan of Vince McMahon or his World Wrestling Entertainment empire, I haven’t watched it in years. That being said, I sought out the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony this past Friday night because I wanted to see what the man born Jim Hellwig aka “The Ultimate Warrior” looked like at 54. Being the final inductee of the evening, Warrior came out with his children and drew a great response.

HOGAN AGREED TO HAND WARRIOR BELT

Although he would legally change his name to Warrior in order to escape the fact that McMahon owned his image, Hellwig/Warrior was never a great wrestler. His run to the ring was more memorable than anything else and when Hulk Hogan handed him the WWE belt, it was for the good of the business. Truth be told, Warrior might not have known a wrist lock from a Master lock. But he excited live crowds and sold lots of memorabilia.

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MANNY PACQUIAO-TIM BRADLEY II DANGEROUS FOR BOTH

April 9th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao

Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao

PACQUIAO & BRADLEY PUT CAREERS ON LINE

San Francisco, CA- He wasn’t rich and reportedly had just a single sweat suit to his name. But this kid that could barely speak English who was sitting outside this Potrero Hill district gym on a bench waiting for a ride in 2001 was none other than Manny Pacquiao. The upstart IBF 122 lb. claimant who had upset Ledwa Ledwaba for the strap was set to battle the Ric Flair of boxing, the late Dominican Agapito Sanchez who was the “dirtiest player in the game.”

HALL OF FAME REFEREE DENKIN MADE RIGHT MOVES

In other words, “anything goes” was alright with Sanchez who met a violent demise in his homeland a few years back. But he gave Manny Pacquiao the toughest test he has ever had as both a man and a boxer. Slick low blows, an occasional elbow and some well placed head butts had Manny bleeding and looking for a way out. Because of his many decades near the top of refereeing, Marty Denkin kept things in check and the fight that could have went either way was ruled a Technical Draw.

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LISTEN: LARRY MERCHANT ON RING TALK RADIO!

April 9th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

Mayweather vs Merchant

Mayweather vs Merchant

BROADCAST LEGEND MERCHANT DOES RING TALK

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured Hall of Fame journalist Larry Merchant. The ex-HBO Godfather talks about Deontay Wilder and how alik Scott was “Iffy.” Larry also answered this, “Is Bernard Hopkins having a title at 49, is that an indictment of the talent in boxing today? Listen and hear the great one’s response.

SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network which has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.

29 YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

To listen to Larry Merchant and this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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SERGEY KOVALOV-ADONIS STEVENSON IS ABOUT RACE

April 8th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RACIAL SUPREMACY ALWAYS PART OF BOXING

Stevenson_Kovalov Split Fans!

Stevenson_Kovalov Split Fans!


San Francisco, CA- Going into this offering, I realize this will piss some people off. But like my first mentor, the incomparable Anthony Peligrino, my high school journalism teacher told me when I wanted to “out” our Principal for two DUI’s in six months on the cover of the South San Francisco Warrior, of which I was Editor in Chief, “Give it some thought, prepare well and go with your heart,” so said the great one.

STEVENSON-KOVALOV BRING OUT “RACE CARD”

That being said, I can’t help but think the Sergey Kovalov-Adonis Stevenson potential match is a fight that is drawn along racial lines. This is Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney-like divisions between ethnic groups. And while I know that was 1982, some 32 years ago, you have never seen a country divided along lines of color over a sporting event as they were for a fight that was even billed in some areas as “Cooney-Holmes.” In a show of disrespect, ring announcer Chuck Hull introduced Cooney second, all the while Larry was reigning and unbeaten champion.

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EARNIE SHAVERS: THE HARDEST PUNCHER IN HISTORY!

April 7th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

VIDEOS PROVE CASE BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT

San Francisco, CA- Having been around the boxing block a time or two, opinions are rarely unanimous when it comes to prizefighting. One notion that is never dismissed and discounted is that Earnie Shavers was the hardest puncher in boxing history! Now 69 years old, “The Acorn” as Muhammad Ali nicknamed him prior to their 1977 15-round war in New York’s Madison Square Garden. At one point and time, Shavers who went 74-14-1, 68 KOs, scored 44 KOs in his first 47 fights. Shavers, a gentleman the three times I met and interviewed him, signed early on with then “manager” Don King and the Donald’s connections propelled Earnie’s rise in the heavyweight ratings.

BEFORE WE CONTINUE HERE IS ROUND 15 & SHAVERS POUNDING ALI

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IF PACQUIAO BEATS BRADLEY, IS FLOYD NEXT?

April 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

INTERESTING VIDEO FROM A FEW YEARS BACK

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DON KING 40 YEARS AFTER RUMBLE IN JUNGLE

April 7th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Don King & Ali

Don King & Ali

KING STILL STANDING FOUR DECADES AFTER “RUMBLE”

San Francisco, CA- The English language could explain this no simpler. Ether you like Don King or you don’t. Having always found a way to pierce his shield, I used to love to challenge the guy his peeps used to refer to simply as “DK.” Now in his 82 turn of the Roman Calender, I simply call him Don. The Donald has been promoting fights since 1974 and the “Rumble In The Jungle” aka Muhammad Ali-George Foreman.

DON’S INITIAL PROMOTIONAL FORAY WAS BIG!Ali In Zaire

King who had had a piece of Earnie Shavers after doing his first wooing of a fighter when he wooed the hardest puncher in boxing history away from fellow Cleveland native Don Elbaum. But as a promoter, that cherry was popped with Ali-Foreman in Zaire, Africa. Don had gotten a reported $10 million for a site fee from President Mabutu who had great hopes of his country becoming the next French Riviera in tourism and that this fight would bring it priceless worldwide media exposure.

ZAIRE WAS A JUNGLE FOR SURE

But it wasn’t peaches and cream in Zaire leading up to the September 1974 match for a 24-year old Foreman as George was hated by the locals. His having a number of German Shepard dogs, a trait locals could only tie to the slave owners started George down the path of being the heel (bad guy) in this promotion.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY ON BRAIN INJURIES IN MMA HAS HOLES

April 2nd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

INDEPENDENT STUDY ALLEGES THAT BRAIN INJURY RISK EXCEEDS THAT OF BOXING.

http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/10690370/study-shows-mma-brain-injury-risk-higher-boxing

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DOES SERGEY KOVALOV HAVE THE GOODS?

April 1st, 2014 By Jarrad Woods

KOVALOV HYPE TRAIN REACHING PRE-BOARDING CAPACITY

Sergey Kovalov Out Classes Cedric Agnew

Sergey Kovalov-Cedric Agnew


New York, NY- WBO king Sergey Kovalev (24-0 22 KOs) did what was expected over the weekend and stopped a game but limited Cedric Agnew (26-1 13 KOs) in 7 rounds. This victory has lead to speculation by some that Kovalev is primed to go on a rampage through the light heavyweight (175 lb) division without taking names. Although Kovalev is a great puncher and a solid fighter, it’s likely that anyone on his bandwagon might only be on for a short ride for he still has more to prove.

RESUME OF RUSSIAN LACKING THUS FAR

By taking a close look at Kovalev resume, there isn’t much, besides KO power to suggest that he’s the best fighter at 175. The UBF’s ancient Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2 32 KOs), WBA guy Beibut Shumanov (14-1 9 KOs) and WBC (linear) champ Adonis Stevenson (23-1 20 KOs) are all threats who possess arguably better talent and with the exception of Shumanov, certainly have better resumes. So although Kovalev is a likeable and entertaining fighter, he’s currently more hype than substance considering whom he’s actually beaten. If guys like Tavoris Cloud, Chad Dawson, Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal are available, defeating the likes of a couple of them will add REAL credence to Kovalev’s record.

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LISTEN TO PROMOTER DON KING “UNPLUGGED” ON RING TALK

April 1st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

DON KING ON FIRE, HIS 40 YEARS & MUCH MORE

Don "Unplugged" King

Don “Unplugged” King

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured the “World’s Greatest Promoter” Mr. Don King himself. Don was incredible in this totally “Unplugged” as he talked Sivern-Arreola, Affordable Health Care, Women, Civil Rights and some more boxing.

SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network which has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.

29 YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

To listen to promoter Don King and this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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LISTEN UFC CHAMP RONDA ROUSEY ROCKS ON RING TALK

April 1st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RONDA DUMPS ON KIM KARDASHIAN, MICHAEL PHELPS

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey


San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured UFC bantamweight (135 lb.) champion Ronda Rousey and writer Zak Young. Ronda ripped on “porn star” Kim Kardashian and fellow 2008 Olympic medalist Michael Phelps.

SATURDAY ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT and has an hour of boxing and the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.

29 YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

To listen to UFC champ Ronda Rousey and this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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LISTEN NOW TO RING TALK SATURDAY SHOW

March 31st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RING TALK SATURDAY BOXING/MMA REVIEW & PREVIEW

Featured Fight: Pacquiao-Bradley II

Featured Fight: Pacquiao-Bradley II


San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured a look at the Saturday night fights, recent results, and the upcoming 2014 boxing season and Manny Pacquiao getting a chance to right a wrong with Tim Bradley This Saturday 11 AM PT show is a one hour presentation that covers boxing and MMA. The Sunday 11 AM PT program is two hours with the first covering boxing and the second hour is all MMA.

SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the Saturday show at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network. The Saturday program is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA. The two-hour Saturday edition of Ring Talk which starts also at 11 AM PT has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA.

29 YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

To listen to writer Kevin Perry and some fight clips contained in this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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