LISTEN RING TALK BOXING 3-15

THE RETURN OF THE BOXING GAME

"Big Al" Haymon

“Big Al” Haymon


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez discussed the boxing debut on NBC & Spike TV. We also covered some of the “controversy” involving Mayweather-Pacquiao, the week in review and Andre Ward’s future as well.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

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LARRY HOLMES RIPS FOREMAN, KLITSCHKO’S

HOLMES CALLS FOREMAN “SICK” IN “LARRY UNPLUGGED”

Ex-Champ Larry Holmes Cracks Ray Mercer

Ex-Champ Larry Holmes Cracks Ray Mercer


Ring Talk (RT) – The Godfather of Easton, Pennsylvania is on the phone, we’re talking to Larry Holmes somewhere on the east coast.  How goes it Larry?
Larry Holmes (LH) – Let me make it clear I don’t own Easton, I own businesses.  I don’t want everybody calling me cause taxes keep going up. (laughing)

RT– 69-6 with 44 KOs, the heavyweight champion of the world who went 48-0 before losing to Michael Spinks.  His accomplishments are definite Hall of fame material, no question about it.  First off let’s get to some questions off the Internet.  The George Foreman fight, when Harold Smith and another guy tried to put it together in the 90’s, were you close.  How close did the fight come to reality?
LH– Very close, in fact one guy gave Foreman a million dollars and me half a million.  We took the money and signed an agreement.  But for one reason or another, the guy pulled out or George didn’t want to fight.  I wanted to fight but it never came off.  If there was ever a fight I wanted it’s that one. Read more

MANNY PACQUIAO DRUG TESTED ALREADY

LET THE DRUG TESTS BEGIN!

Drawn Urine For Testing

Drawn Urine For Testing


San Francisco, CA- The impediment in making the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in 2010 was Manny’s refusal to adhere to random testing of his blood and urine, something he agreed to in order to make the May 2 fight with Mayweather happen.

DOPE POLICE CORNER MANNY

On Saturday, representatives of the U.S. Anti Doping Assn. arrived unannounced. At the time, Manny had both blood drawn and supplied urine for testing. Mayweather will be randomly tested as well.

LOOKIN’ FOR STEROIDS, EPO & HGH

The substances the US Anti Doping officials are looking for include Anabolic Steroids (Testosterone), Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Erythropoietin (EPO) and other banned substances.

WHAT DO HGH & EPO DO EXACTLY? Read more

DOS ANJOS UPSETS PETTIS AT UFC 185

NEW LIGHTWEIGHT (155) CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

New Lightweight Champion

New Lightweight Champion

Los Angeles, CA- Two new champions were crowned at UFC 185 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.  In the main event, Rafael dos Anjos (24-7) dominated Anthony Pettis (18-3) to become the new UFC lightweight champion.  The Brazilian employed a strategy of taking Pettis down as many times as he could and keeping him there.  He won by scores of 50-45 on all three cards after 5 rounds.  Pettis had shown vulnerability to grappling in the past, but was the favorite going in.  It was not the type of fight that needs no immediate rematch.  Dos Anjos was the vastly superior fighter on the night, and Pettis will have to earn his way back up.

WHO IS NEXT IN LINE?

Up next for the new champ will likely be the winner of the upcoming UFC 187 bout between Donald Cerrone (26-7, 1 NC) and Khabib Numagomedov (22-0).  Dos Anjos has already beaten Cerrone, and I think Khabib will likely take a will over the American as well.  In a potential matchup with dos Anjos, I would also favor the Russian.  Khabib is one of the best kept secrets in the UFC.  Despite an impressive undefeated record, “Nurmy” has flown under the radars of many fans.  With grappling that looks better than dos Anjos on paper, Khabib looks like a real threat to the belt. Read more

RENZO GRACIE “EVERYBODY IN UFC ON STEROIDS”

GRACIE DROPS STEROID BOMB ON ANDERSON SILVA

Hector "Caught Cheating" Lombard

Hector “Caught Cheating” Lombard


San Francisco, CA- When you mention the name “Gracie,” you’re either talking a 1950s TV sitcom, or the family that spawned Gracie Jiu Jitsu and from that came the form of competition we know today as the Ultimate Fighting Championships. That being said, former UFC fighter and now trainer/manager told the Japanese news service Tatame, “Everybody is taking (steroids). The difference is that Anderson (Silva) probably lost control of when the substance would be out of his body.”

RENZO ON USING & NOT USING STEROIDS

“Fighters who don’t use (PEDs) can’t compete in this sport. There are some exceptional guys, like Frankie Edgar and Chris Weidman. Those two never took anything. I watch them closely. Everybody takes (steroids), except them. But they are rare cases.”

GRACIE RISKING WRATH OF UFC? Read more

RING TALK MMA PREVIEWS UFC 185

PREVIEW OF UFC 185 & MORE
Anthony "Mr. Amazing" Pettis
San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and Zack Young went over Saturday’s UFC 185 featuring lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, in addition to UFC and MMA news.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

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GREATEST EVER HENRY ARMSTRONG REMEMBERED

HAMMERIN HANK OBITUARY

Henry Armstrong Haeld 126, 135 & 147 belts at same time.

Henry Armstrong Held 126, 135 & 147 belts at same time.

Capitola, CA-Henry Armstrong, the only fighter to hold three weight division titles simultaneously, died of heart failure in Los Angeles (October 23, 1988). The 75-year-old boxing legend has been in a state of deteriorating health over the past year and was afflicted by such ailments as infections, malnutrition, anemia, pneumonia, dehydration and poor vision. He also suffered from dementia according to his physician.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS WILL NEVER BE MATCHED

Between 1937 and 1938, Hammerin Hank Armstrong won three (undisputed) world titles-featherweight (126 lbs.), lightweight (135) and welterweight (147) and holding them all at the same time.

TRIPLE TITLE WIN CHRONOLOGY

The historic triple-crown run began when Armstrong stopped Petey Sarron in six, winning the World featherweight title on October 29, 1937. Next he bypassed the lightweight crown and captured the World welterweight Read more

“KING” ANTHONY PETTIS DEFENDS AT UFC 185

BEST “POUND-FOR-POUND”(?) FIGHTS SATURDAY

Anthony "Showtime" Pettis

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis

Los Angeles, CA- Grab a seat and enjoy “Showtime” on Saturday night, as Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (18-2) defends his UFC lightweight belt against Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) in the main event of UFC 185.  Pettis, the UFC lightweight (155 lb.) champion is one of the best all-around fighters out there, and he will continue to prove that on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX with what I believe will be a decisive win over dos Anjos.  The Brazilian will give his all, but he appears to be no match for the amazing Pettis.

STRAWWEIGHT (115) TITLE ON THE LINE IN CO-MAIN

Carla "Cookie Monster" Esparza

Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza

Strawweight champion Carla Esparza (10-2) will defend her title against tough striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0).  Poland’s Jedrzejczyk could easily take the belt, but I see the versatility of Esparza winning the day.  This bout will be interesting from start to finish, so make sure you tune in.

HENDRICKS ON THE REBOUND

Former welterweight (170) champ Johny Hendricks (16-3) will try to bounce back from losing his title by securing a win over Matt Brown (19-12).  This will be a fun fight for the fans, and one I see Hendricks winning.  Brown is very tough and has improved drastically the last few years, but Hendricks is simply better. Read more

AL HAYMON BIG NBC WIN, NFL & FIGHT NOTES

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS & NBC SCORE RATINGS VICTORIES

“Big Al” Haymon Method Of Paying Fighters


San Francisco, CA- Seeing that opening bout on NBC was a drama drought between Adrien Broner and John Molina, in other words not even remotely Hagler-Hearns, the numbers weren’t bad and the ratings got better as the program proceeded. The Keith Thurman-Robert Guerrero fight peaked at 4.2 million NBC homes.

NBC AIRS FIRST PRIMETIME BOXING IN 30 YEARS

Going prime time for the first time since 1985 and Larry Holmes vs. the late Carl “The Truth” Williams, Haymon had to be all smiles in his confines today which is a bigger secret than ex-VP Dick Cheney’s “Undisclosed Location” on Monday afternoon when he learned that the NBC Network Network numbers were #1 in the 18-49 demographic as well. Premier Boxing Champions gets premier numbers first time out!

UFC FIGHTER ROBBED AT GYM, CATCHES CROOKS AT WALMART

Omaha, Nebraska- Former UFC fighter Ryan Jensen (20-8) had his vehicle broken into by a couple who were caught on videotape outside the gym where he was inside teaching MMA. The crooks, their car, license plate, video of them both were viewed as they cleaned out the car. Anyway Jensen tracks his credit card online and find it’s being used at a nearby Walmart. Jensen drove to the store, found the pair and had to chase the male on foot.

NOT A PUNCH THROWN BY MMA TEACHER Read more

JAY Z, ARUM, COTTO, GOLOVKIN, ALI AND MORE

COTTO HAS ARUM BLOWIN’ HEAD GASKET

Bob "Cotto is not a man" Arum

Bob “Cotto is not a man” Arum


San Francisco, CA- If we were still in the age of newspapers, come Tuesday morning in the San Francisco Chronicle, Hall of Fame writer Jack Fiske would be telling us that he’s hearing Miguel Cotto, the recognized World lineal middleweight champ (39-4, 32 KOs) might “dump his title’ rather than fight the obvious 160 lb. heir apparent and WBA kingpin Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs. Cotto, who reportedly made more in two fights on his own than he did his entire time with Top Rank has again parted ways with Bob Arum and he is furious.

WARD & COTTO NOW WITH JAY Z & ROC NATION SPORTS

Jay Z  Has Arum Fuming!

Jay Z Has Arum Fuming!

Like Andre Ward, Cotto also inked up with Roc Nation Sports this week and will fight June 6 in probably Madison Square Garden, but with a good undercard and right opponent, Cotto could play Yankee Stadium. The only thing we can be sure about the oppoent for June 6 is that it is not Golovkin. Golovkin’s HBO numbers continue to impress and eventually Cotto will have to, “S*it or get off the pot” regarding GGG. Cotto is looking hard at IBF 154 lb. guy Cornelius Bundridge for June, thus forget I even mentioned Yankee Stadium as Bundridge couldn’t sell out his front room. .

ALI-FRAZIER I CAST ALMOST ALL GONE Read more

RING TALK & LARRY MERCHANT ON NBC BOXING

LARRY MERCHANT OFFERS HISTORY LESSON

 "Stunned" Larry Merchant

“Stunned” Larry Merchant


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez spoke with Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant about the boxing debut on NBC TV. Larry also talked Ali-Frazier I some 44 years later, the Civil Rights movement and his working for a newspaper that took a black girl’s picture out of his article and left instead a blank box. Great stories about life and boxing, as time spent with Larry is priceless!

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone and or Tablet.

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