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LISTEN TO RING TALK RADIO WITH PACO VALCARCEL!

December 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

WBO PRESIDENT IS OUR FEATURED GUEST

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide 

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Paco Valcarcel, president of the WBO. They discuss the weekends fights, including WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford’s big victory on HBO.

SHOW “OFTEN 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

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

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

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UFC 181 PREVIEW “TWO” TITLE FIGHTS!

December 2nd, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

Will Hendricks (16-2) Keep His Belt?

Will Hendricks (16-2) Keep His Belt?

WELTERWEIGHT (170) TITLE REMATCH IN MAIN EVENT

Johny Hendricks will square off with Robbie Lawler (24-10, 1 NC) once again for the UFC welterweight title on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Their first fight back in March was a close decision that went in favor of Hendricks.  It was a technical war, with both men showing off their grit and versatility.  The rematch should match the intensity of the first fight, and a finish is not out of the question.

WILL INACTIVITY HURT HENDRICKS?

The champion has not fought since the first Lawler bout about 8 and a half months ago, and has said this is his longest layoff ever.  This is a bit misleading, as he went 8 months from March 16, 2013 when he fought Carlos Condit (29-8) to November 16, 2013 when he fought then champion Georges St. Pierre (25-2).  Hendricks may have lost the GSP fight on the scorecards, but the majority of observers felt “Bigg Rigg” should have gotten the nod that night, and it was one of his most impressive performances yet.

LAWLER HAS QUESTIONS SINCE FALLING TO BIGG RIGG

Ruthless” scored a TKO3 of Jake Ellenberger (29-9) back in May and ended Matt Brown’s (19-12) 7-fight win-streak in July with a UD5 over the surging contender. He has been much more active than Hendricks, but I still expect the champ to keep his strap.

LIGHTWEIGHT (155) CHAMP PETTIS (17-2) FINALLY RETURNS  READ MORE…

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LARRY MERCHANT & LENNY DO “RING TALK”

November 30th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MERCHANT STILL THROWING GOOD COMBINATIONS

Mayweather vs Merchant

Mayweather vs Merchant

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Hall of Famer Larry Merchant and platinum recording artist Lenny Williams in an hour that covered a vast array of subjects.

LENNY WILLIAMS ON MAYWEATHER & MORE

Larry Merchant is the ex-Philadelphia Daily News Sports Editor. Platinum recording artist Lenny Wiliams shined as his vast boxing acumen is evident whenever he speaks on the game and it’s history as he talked about Joe Louis, as did Merchant, and his difficult time being a Black champion.

SHOW “OFTEN 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

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

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

CLICK TO LISTEN NOW

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GLOBAL BOXING RESULTS & FIXED FIGHT!

November 30th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

CRAWFORD MAKING BELIEVERS OF DOUBTERS

Crawford Smacks Beltran

Crawford Smacks Beltran

San Francisco, CA- Having just viewed the WBO lightweight (135 lb.) title scrap between unbeaten champion Terence Crawford and Ray Beltran, the scores were a clear indication of the lack of competition involved as the judges had 11-1, 11-1 (or 119-109 x 2) & 12 zip (120-108) in rounds for the only “Franchise” in Nebraska professional sports, native son Crawford.

BELTRAN MAY HAVE BOXING AILMENT

Beltran (29-7-1, 17 KOs) sprung to life as Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner many years ago. He had a previous WBO title bid against Ricky Burns (who lost to Crawford) and seemed to get the better of the UK lad at home. You’ve heard of the “Sparring Partner Syndrome” this is possibly what afflicts Beltran. He had Burns all busted up, literally with a broken jaw that required a titanium plate to mend. This was the overachiever’s chance at a professional championship and Ray let it get away.

“ON FIRE” OF LATE CRAWFORD NEXT FOR PACQUIAO?

Last time out Crawford (25-0, 16 KOs) thrashed Cuban sensation Yuri Gamboa. Dropping and stopping the former World amateur champion and professional WBA titleholder at 126, people started to open their eyes and realize like the bookies who favored him over Gamboa, that this kid from Omaha may indeed be something special. Boxing from both sides of the plate, Terence makes the crossover from right handed to southpaw looked effortless it was so fluid. There are whispers of a possible Crawford match with Manny Pacquiao at 140 lbs. in early 2015.

TYSON FURY OVER CHISORA IN UK HEAVYWEIGHT ENCOUNTER

Tyson Fury, the 6’9 Gypsy (23-0, 17 KOs) heavyweight boxer from the United Kingdom beat Derrick Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) in an all British heavyweight main event put forth by promoter Frank Warren. The rematch was a rout as the giant Gypsy took batting-like practice on Chisora before nabbing the TKO 10 win. Fury may be the next for World champion Wladimir Klitschko. This is exactly what the division needs, Klitschko in a fight he will probably need to “get down and dirty’ to win.

GIANT GYPSY NEXT FOR WLADIMIR? READ MORE…

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TERENCE CRAWFORD TOPS BIG FIGHT WEEK

November 25th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

Will Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO) Elevate His Star Status?

Will Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO) Elevate His Star Status?

“SIBERIAN ROCKY” KICKS IT OFF FRIDAY IN MOSCOW

Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) will attempt to bounce back after losing his belt to recent Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) heavy bag Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KO).  Provo dropped a controversial Split Decision 12 to Algieri and lost his WBO light welterweight (140 lb.) belt in the process.  Luckily for the fan favorite who fights with his face a lot, Ruslan is matched extremely soft, as the ancient Stone Age creature known as Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) will crawl into the ring yet again to face the Russian.

CASTILLO LONGER IN TOOTH THAN SABER-TOOTH TIGER

Castillo has been stopped 7 times in his pro career and I would bet on the 8th occurring on Friday night.  It is a perplexing fight for Ruslan to take, as he has absolutely nothing to gain and everything to lose.  Still, fans of the hyper-aggressive Freddy Roach-trained brawler should tune in for the one-sided savagery that awaits in Moscow.

HEAVYWEIGHT REMATCH ACROSS THE POND

England’s Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) will mix it up with his countryman Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) for a second time.  Fury took Chisora’s 0 in their 2011 clash by winning a unanimous decision.  Since their initial meeting, Chisora is 6-3 with 4 KOs.  Fury is 7-0 with 6 KOs.  In Chisora’s defense, he has certainly fought the tougher opposition, but I expect Fury to again prove he is the better heavyweight (200+).

IBF TITLE AT STAKE IN HBO CO-MAIN 

In Omaha, NE, Evgeny “The Mexican Russian” Gradovich (19-0, 9 KOs) will make the 5th defense of his IBF featherweight (126) title versus Jayson Velez (22-0, 16 KOs) of Puerto Rico as part of an HBO World Championship Boxing doubleheader.  Gradovich should keep his belt, as he has the much better resume and has proven his talent over the last few years.

OMAHA’S CRAWFORD IN THE SPOTLIGHT READ MORE…

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VEGAS NIGHTLIFE FIGHTS-POST FIGHT VIDEO

November 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

VEGAS SERVICE INDUSTRY MEMBERS DUKE IT OUT ON VETERANS DAY

Las Vegas, NV-Derrick Harmon hosted Vegas Nightlife Fights at the Brooklyn Bowl on November 11, 2014. Vegas Nightlife Fights will held a fundraiser supporting wounded service members through the Wounded Warrior Project™.

From business professionals, bartenders, servers and industry host alike, they are all part of VEGAS. Participants competed in 3/2-minute rounds. 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.

Video shot and edited by Kevin Perry for Ringtalk.com.

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MC CARTER OVER HERNANDEZ IN VEGAS

November 24th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

FEMALE WORLD CHAMPS IN RUBBER MATCH

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Mc Carter vs Hernandez

Las Vegas, NV- Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions hosted a solid card at the off Strip Orleans Hotel & Casino here Friday night. In a super lightweight (140 lb.) contest, two of the all-time best female fighters went toe to toe for the third time. Former multi-division champ Layla Mc Carter (35-13-5, 8 KOs) of Las Vegas won a Unanimous Decision 8 over former another multi-weight class world champion Melissa Hernandez (19-6-3, 6 KOs) from Miami by way of . The fight was generally close in each round as both fighters knew each other well. Mc Carter was busier overall utilizing her size advantage and jab that kept Melissa at bay. When Hernandez was able to close the gap, she was able to connect with some solid right hands but it was clear that the taller and naturally larger Mc Carter dictated the pace in most of the rounds.  Scores went 80-72 twice & 79-73.

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MIKE TYSON TITLE RUN 28 YEARS LATER

November 23rd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

COCAINE, REDD FOXX & THE TYSON CORONATION

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson


San Francisco, CA- The date of November 22nd to me is a daunting one for in real life back in 1963, President Kennedy was murdered and our system of Government has never been the same. On the positive side, November 22nd is also the date of the Mike Tyson heavyweight championship coronation in 1986 the Las Vegas Hilton promoted by Don King.
Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx

SCALPERS DIDN’T HAVE ANY SEATS

It was one of those fights where one thought you could pick up a pair of tickets from a scalper, but that wasn’t the case as Tyson-Berbick tickets were harder to get than a BJ on the moon. This was a special day in fistic history as the 20-year (+four months) Tyson made an indelible mark on the sport of prize fighting in not only being the youngest, but the most dominant champ since George Foreman’s first title run in the 70s.

IS WELTER KING KELL BROOK TYSON-LIKE?

Looking invincible in the ring, the question with Tyson is the same as it was with ex-middleweight king Michael Nunn, how long could he stay out of trouble outside of the ring. Because much like Nunn and his native Davenport, Iowa, the streets of New York presented lots of problems for Mike Tyson. The fight with Mitch Green outside of a 24-hour clothing store in Harlem that sold Superfly-like attire, was yet another instance where Mike was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not as often as the thrice-stabbed IBF welterweight (147) king Kell Brook of the UK, but there were things that got “buried” and never came to the public’s attention.

TYSON MADE FOES **** ON THEMSELVES READ MORE…

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FRANKIE EDGAR WIN TOPS UFC FIGHT NIGHT

November 23rd, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

EDGAR SUBMITS SWANSON IN UFC FIGHT NIGHT 57 MAIN EVENT

Frankie Edgar-Cub Swanson

Frankie Edgar-Cub Swanson

Los Angeles, CA- Former UFC lightweight (155) champion and current featherweight (145) contender Frankie Edgar dominated Cub Swanson.  Edgar should change his nickname to “Bear” after the way he made Cub his son in the octagon.  It was nowhere near close by the time Edgar submitted Swanson with a neck crank with just 4 seconds left in the 5th and final round.  Swanson was nearing a title shot against Jose Aldo (25-1), and Edgar may just get his second shot at Aldo’s belt.  Their first fight was competitive, and Edgar may be able to pull off the W in a rematch.

BARBOZA DECISIONS GREEN IN CO-HEADLINER

Lightweight (155) contender Edson Barboza (15-2) out-struck Bobby Green (23-6)  and earned a unanimous decision nod.  Green employed a poor game plan of hanging around the outside against an excellent striker who prefers space.  It was a recipe for disaster, and Barboza inches closer to a title shot against Anthony Pettis (17-2) with the win.

HO-HUM UNDERCARD FOR THIS FIGHT NIGHT

Bantamweight (135) Chico Camus (15-5) took a split decision over Brad Pickett (24-10).  Joseph Benavidez (21-4) continued his solid career with a unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz (14-4) at flyweight (125). Lightweight Matt Wiman (16-7) was a UD3 winner versus Isaac Valle-Flagg (14-6-1).  The main highlight of the undercard was heavyweight (265 limit) Alexey “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik (50-9-1), who knocked out Jared Rosholt (11-2) in just 3:21.

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WEEKEND WORLDWIDE BOXING RESULTS

November 23rd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Saturday, November 22 2014

PACMAN DRIBBLES ALGIERI LIKE BASKETBALL

Most Valuable Boxer of Weekend: Heavyweight Anthony Joshua

Most Valuable Boxer of Weekend: Heavyweight Anthony Joshua


Venetian Resort, Macao, China- Manny Pacquiao UD 12 Chris Algieri (WBO 147 lb. title). Manny (57-5-2, 38 KOs) knocks down New Yorker Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) six times for win. Scores: 119-103 twice & 120-102.

OLYMPIC CHAMPS UNDERNEAH THE “MANNY SHOW”

Former Olympic champ (2x) WBO 126 lb. champ Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO) UD 12 Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-2, 33 KOs) One knockdown in 12 rounds of domination. Scores were 120-107 thrice!

KING OF CHINA STILL UNBEATEN

Two-time Olympic champ Zou Shiming (6-0, 1 KO) UD 12 Kwanpichit 13 Rien Express (27-1-2, 12 KOS) of Thailand. (WBO 112 lb. eliminator) Four knockdowns by power short Zou who wins with scores of 119-106 twice & 120-103.

PROMOTER BARRY HEARNS HAS MARATHON CARD READ MORE…

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PACQUAIO DOMINATES ALGIERI

November 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

AMERICAN FAILED TO WIN A ROUND

LAS VEGAS, NV- Undefeated Chris Algieri’s (20-1, 8 KOs) strategy backfired from the first round on versus WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). Pacquaio, a multi-division champion, used feints and effective aggression to score six knockdowns, the most significant was a straight left in round 9. The Filipino star didn’t get the stoppage but won a one-sided 12 round decision.

UNSUCCESSFUL STRATEGY FROM THE YANKEE

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Pacquaio vs Mayweather 2015

Based on what Chris Algieri stated in the post fight interview, he was hoping to coast early and take it to Manny in the later rounds. Unfortunately with only 8 KOs on his ledger that outlook was ill-advised. The American appeared more intent on defense early in the fight, and as rounds went on he was in a hole on the scorecards. When he decided to open up after a clear deficit, thats when he began to get caught with punches. While some of the knockdowns weren’t severe, they scored. As the rounds pursued it was somewhat anti-climatic. Algieri possessed heart making to the final bell, but not much else.

BANGING THE DRUMS FOR FLOYD VS MANNY

So the real question here is will Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOS) and Manny Pacquaio finally engage in 2015? This bout is long overdue, but till this day there are obstacles to overcome. READ MORE…

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INTERVIEW WITH MELISSA HERNANDEZ

November 21st, 2014 By Kevin Perry

MELISSA HERNANDEZ FIGHTS LAYLA MC CARTER AT ORLEANS CASINO TONIGHT

Ringtalk.com reporter Kevin Perry conducts this exclusive interview video with former world champion Melissa Hernandez (19-5-3, 6 KOs). The Puerto Rican, originally from the Bronx, now living in Miami faces Layla Mc Carter (35-15-5, 8 KOs) for the third time. They both fought at the Orleans twice in 2007, both gaining a victory a piece.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TOM LOEFFLER

November 20th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

PEDRO GETS DOWN WITH PROMOTER OF GENNADY GOLOVKIN

K2 Promotions Managing Director Tom Loeffler gives Pedro the scoop on the company that he runs in this interview. K2 is owned by the Klitschko bothers Vitali and Wladimir. Pedro gets down to it the only way he knows how; with style!

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FIRDAY NIGHT FIGHTS-ORLEANS CASINO LAS VEGAS

November 20th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

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Roy Jones hosts boxing card on Friday

PRESS RELEASE:
Friday Night Fights, 1984 Olympic Boxing Team Reunion to come to Orleans Casino beginning November 21

LAS VEGAS – Presented by Platinum Entertainment in association with Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing, “Friday Night Fights” will be held at the Orleans Hotel & Casino on Friday, November 21. The main event will feature two former female World Champions: Layla “Amazing” McCarter of Las Vegas will square off against Miami’s Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez.

Next on the card is Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing’s own undefeated prospect, Eric “Baby Face” Johnson, of Baton Rouge, La. taking on Kenton Sippio-Cook of Austin. In addition to these high-octane fights, the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team will be honored at the event in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Olympic Games when they brought home an unprecedented 11 Olympic Boxing Medals (9 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze). Additional exciting bouts on the fight card will be announced closer to date.

Several lead-up events will be held on Thursday, November 20, in Salon G including the official Press Conference and a question & answer session for the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team at 4 p.m., and weigh-in for all fighters at 6 p.m. Both events are open to the public.

Friday Night Fights will be held in the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 21, and the first bell is at 7 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $25, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting http://www.orleanscasino.com/. READ MORE…

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MANNY PACQUIAO MEETS CHRIS ALGIERI

November 19th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

PACQUIAO-ALGIERI ON HBO PPV FROM MACAO

Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri

Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri


San Francisco, CA- 13 Roman calendars have hit the trash since meeting a young and incredibly humble and oh yeah, naïve 22 year old Manny Pacquiao. A few days later, Manny would duel the “dirtiest player in the game” in 2001, the late Agapito Sanchez.

QUITE AN HISTORICAL RUN FOR PACMAN

Pacquiao has gone 24-3-1 after the Technical Draw with Sanchez in 2001. With alphabet titles at 112, 122, 126, 130, 135, 140, 147 & a catchweight clash for a 154 lb. belt. Simply put, Manny is the greatest fighter Asia has ever produced.

MANNY HAS BEEN AROUND

For the man born Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao on December 7, 1978, it is November 2014 and Manny is readying for Chris Algieri on Saturday in what is his 64th bout in a career that kicked off at 107 lbs. back in January 1995.

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