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RING TALK: ART DAVIE PUT UFC ON TV!

October 12th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

LISTEN AS UFC 1 WAS MADNESS BEHIND THE SCENES

At Amazon.com

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San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had the man that had the balls to put the UFC on TV way back in 1993, UFC 1, the man that could see the future, promoter Art Davie talks about his new book, “Is This Legal?”.” Art also expands on the “nervous breakdown” Royce Gracie had during UFC 1, that he didn’t have a TV deal until 90 minutes before the first match. What a guest!

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs 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 Channel 93 at 5 PM PT.

To listen to this particular program with Art Davie, click on the black arrow in the gray box above to hit the play button.

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FELIX VERDEJO NEXT PUERTO RICAN KING?

October 10th, 2014 By Jason B. Nava

PROSPECT HAS PEOPLE TALKING

San Francisco, CA- Lightweight Felix Verdejo is being groomed as boxing’s next Puerto Rican superstar and the call is no short order. Puerto Rican fight fans have long been some of the most passionate on the planet and with good reason.

KINGS FROM THE LAND OF BORICUA

From the careers of World champions Carlos Ortiz (135 lbs.) and Jose Torres (175) in the 60s, to the multi-division reigns of the Wilfreds (Benitez and Gomez) in the 70s and 80s, to Felix Trinidad’s gargantuan-like run at 147, 154, this before losing to then 160 lb. king Bernard Hopkins.

AND THEM CAME THE MAN NAMED COTTO!

Most recently the island country is basking in the outstanding career of linear World champ Miguel Cotto,

Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto

who carved out a reputation for his willingness to step in the ring with anyone. The picture is clear, historically Puerto Rico has birthed some of the best and most exciting fighters. Verdejo has a great cloud of witnesses who have paved the way for his career.

JUAN MA “CRASHED & BURNED”

But these are no easy shoes to fill. Just ask Juan Manuel Lopez who was himself being billed as the next face of Puerto Rican boxing before twice being starched by Orlando Salido (in addition to two other men including Mikey Garcia). Simply put at just 31 years old Juan Ma is already a shot fighter. With Miguel Cotto’s career coming to a close, now is the perfect time for Verdejo to begin establishing himself as the one to carry the torch for his nation.

OLYMPIAN DID NOT MEDAL READ MORE…

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LISTEN NOW: LARRY HOLMES ON RING TALK!

October 10th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

LARRY HOLMES JUST BEING LARRY!
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San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with ex-Worldheavyweight champion Larry Holmes. A conversation with Larry is never dull!

SEE WHY THIS SHOW IS OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED!

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday & Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE and at 5 PM PT on Monday via the Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 93. To listen to this particular program with Larry Holmes, click on the black arrow in the gray box above to hit the play button.

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TAYLOR FACES SOLIMAN TONIGHT FOR MIDDLEWEIGHT BELT

October 8th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

TAYLOR GETS UNWORTHY SHOT AT IBF TITLE

Las Vegas, NV- Being with influential manager/adviser Al Haymon sure does have it’s perks right? Tonight live from the Beau Rivage Casino is Biloxi, Mississippi, former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (32-4, 20 KOs) gets another crack at glory when he faces IBF 160lb titlist Sam Soliman (40-11, 18 KOs) of Australia.

Jermain Taylor Horizontal

Jermain Taylor Horizontal

The fight will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 6pm PST. Its clear that a well past prime Taylor didn’t earn this shot as he hasn’t had a meaningful win in over five years. He was stopped brutally in consecutive fights in 2009, the latter versus Arthur Abraham in which he was diagnosed as having a brain bleed after the bout.  Taylor  won the middleweight crown from the almost now 50 year old Bernard Hopkins in 2005. Hopkins will fight Sergey Kovalev in a light heavyweight unification bout November 8th. Ironically, Hopkins is still able to be successful at the world class level, Taylor however is a shell of his former self at just 36 years old.

TAYLOR CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONIES AFTER SHOOTING COUSIN

A few weeks ago Taylor was arrested and charged in an incident at his home where he allegedly shot his cousin in a dispute. Surprisingly Taylor was released and the fight will still take place tonight. Jermain has been through much adversity inside and outside the ring. Soliman while no spring chicken at 40 years of age appears to be the more dedicated fighter and should be favored.

SOLIMAN NOT A BIG HITTER BUT THERE IS STILL DANGER

While the Aussie only sports 18 KO’s in over 50 contests, he throws a lot of punches. Taylor was knocked down and seriously hurt three fights ago against the unheralded Caleb Truax. READ MORE…

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THE NIGHT “ALI THE FIGHTER” DIED IN VEGAS

October 2nd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

10/2/1980 FIGHT A RING DEATH TO MANY

Ali Training For Larry Holmes

Muhammad Ali Training For Larry Holmes

San Francisco, CA- The overweight man you see with a mustache here is Muhammad Ali in the late summer of 1980. After a two year hiatus from boxing, this after besting Leon Spinks in a 1978 rematch, promoter Don King (only eight years into promoting) convinced Muhammad to come back and fight unbeaten World heavyweight champion Larry Holmes on October 2, 1980, 34 years ago today. Actually, Ali didn’t need much convincing as DK was offering him $8 million reasons to fight again.

CHAMPION WAS SECOND FIDDLE HERE

A former sparring partner of Ali, Larry can be seen beating Ali up in a Deer Lake, PA training session in the movie, “Ali: Brains, Skill, & Guts,” taped in 1974 as Ali prepped for his “Rumble in The Jungle” with George Foreman. Holmes, AKA “The Easton Assassin” was 31 years young and 35-0, 26 KOs.

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“RING TALK” SETS HISTORY IN SEPTEMBER

September 30th, 2014 By RingTalk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

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San Francisco, CA- What started as a 15-minute show between a Filipino program and a Christian show has morphed into the longest running show in boxing and MMA history as “Ring Talk Worldwide” celebrated 30 years of radio presence September 15.

For “Ring Talk” host Pedro Fernandez, a four-time Golden Gloves champ and the reigning, defending, undisputed heavyweight champion of the radio airwaves, September 2014 has been a roller coaster of sorts. First the completion of three decades of radio and then Sirius XM Satellite Radio asks to air a two-hour edition of “Ring Talk.”

No sooner had the ink dried on the Sirius deal when I Heart Radio, which has been carrying Pedro on a delayed basis, will now carry “Ring Talk” live every Saturday for an hour and Sunday for two hours, both at 11 AM PT, thus I Heart now carry three hours of “Ring Talk” LIVE as well as their continuing to air Pedro 24-7 on a delayed basis.

Beginning Monday at 5 PM PT, “Ring Talk” debuts on Sirius XM Radio Channel 83 for two hours. In all, “Ring Talk” a Sports Byline Network Production airs on Sports Byline, I Heart, Sirius XM Satellite #93, the American Forces Network, in addition to 20+ Internet platforms that include ITunes, Stitcher and TuneIn.com

PEDRO HAS NEW & DIFFERENT SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW! READ MORE…

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RING ANNOUNCER ED DERIAN DIES

September 29th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

DID A LOT OF BLUE HORIZON SHOWS IN PHILLY

Legendary Ed Derian At Caesars Atlantic City

Legendary Ed Derian At Caesars Atlantic City


San Francisco, CA- There was a time when Ed Derian would sometimes appear weekly in the homes of fight fans across America as the ring announcer for the USA Cable Tuesday Night Fights. A warm guy who sometimes wore cheesy tuxedoes, at almost every event the classy native of North Philadelphia would bring Mrs. Derian.

DERIAN WAS VERY MUCH UNDERRATED & APPRECIATED

Derian had his own style that mimicked some of the old time announcers in that he repeated the last name of the fighter, “Introducing Frank ‘The Animal” Fletcher………Fletcher.” Having not seen Ed since the 90s when he and Atlantic City were synonymous with Network TV boxing, I remember him being surprised when fans would ask for an autograph. Rest in peace, Ed.

Pedro Fernandez

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CANCER TAKES PROMOTER DAN GOOSSEN

September 29th, 2014 By RingTalk

RING TALK FAMILY OFFERS CONDOLENCES

Promoter Dan Goossen

Promoter Dan Goossen

Las Vegas, NV- RingTalk.com is sad to report that Dan Goossen, head of Goossen-Tutor promotions has passed at the age of 64. Our prayers go out to their family. The Goossen family has been very kind to the Ring Talk staff going back to the days of Ten Goose Boxing and the Reseda Country Club venue where champions Michael Nunn and the Ruelas bros., Rafael & Gabriel, were showcased initially. Mr. Goossen will surely be missed.

Dan guided most recently WBA super-middleweight champion Andre Ward, heavyweight contender Chris Arreola, former welterweight champion Paul Williams, as well as former multi-division champ James Toney.

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DIVERSE MONDAY BOXING NOTES

September 28th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

SCORING WAY TOO WIDE IN ABRAHAM-SMITH

Story Of Breasts Below

Story Of Breasts Below


San Francisco, CA- Although more folks thought Paul Smith beat Arthur Abraham Saturday in Deutschland than the other way around, the scores were off in this WBO 168 lb. affair. Spain’s Fernando Laguna gave Smith just one round and a 119-109 score. Hungarian Zoltan Enyedi and American Waleska Roldan saw it 117-111 for AA. Scoring boxing is not difficult except when a big fight involving one of the principals. Think Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Sturm. Speaking of Sturm, AA is set to dance with the winner of Sturm-Robert Steiglitz.

YOU THOUGHT BOXING REALITY SHOWS WERE REAL!

The advent and proliferation of quasi-reality shows like the 24-7 HBO series and the All Access production of cable counterpart Showtime have led some of you to think the show’s were spontaneous. Floyd Mayweather said this week that his shows are for the most part staged. In other words, nothing’s real except you really being fooled!

FEEL LIKE A PPS (PAY PER SCREW) VICTIM?

1. Floyd promises you an exciting fight ending in knockout. 2. Runs like Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis the entire final round against B+ rated Marcos Maidana. 3. Afterwards says he could have stopped MM and didn’t. 4. Are you feeling “worked” yet? You, the PPV customer adding to the Mayweather wealth by continuing to believe his lying ass time and again. We must invoke the “FLOYDCOTT”.

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RING TALK MMA & UFC CHAMP JOSH BARNETT

September 28th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

BARNETT READY FOR UFC RETURN

Ex-UFC Heavyweight Champ Josh Barnett

Ex-UFC Heavyweight Champ Josh Barnett


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez was graced with the presence of ex-UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett. Never one to mince words, although he is more PC than in years gone by, still one of the best interviews in MMA, Josh Barnett rocks on “Ring Talk MMA.”

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program with Josh Barnett, click on the black arrow in the gray box above to hit the play button.

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RING TALK BOXING & BOB SPAGNOLA

September 28th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MANAGER OF MANY CHAMPS “PULLS NO PUNCHES”

Austin Trout & Bob Spagnola

Austin Trout & Bob Spagnola

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had the opinionated manager of champions Bob Spagnola and his “No Holds Barred” look at the fight game.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program with Bob Spagnola, George Foreman & Hector Camacho click on the black arrow in the gray box above to hit the play button.

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BELLATOR AND UFC RESULTS

September 28th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

Conor McGregor (16-2) Becomes A Bit More "Notorious"

Conor McGregor (16-2) Becomes A Bit More “Notorious”

MAIN EVENT OF UFC 178 A DUD

Flyweight (125) champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (21-2-1) submitted Chris Cariaso (17-6) in the second round by kimura in the main event of UFC 178 to retain his title.  It was a fight that was just as non-competitive in action as it was on paper, and provided the lone blemish on an otherwise solid card.  The average viewer simply does not care about the flyweight division, and this bout will do little to change that.  Official time of the stoppage was 2:29.

AN MMA STAR IS BORN AT UFC 178

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor (16-2) managed to garner a great deal of the headlines on a card featuring the flyweight championship of the world and the return of former bantamweight (135 lb.) champion Dominick Cruz (20-1).  The featherweight (145) is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in the UFC, and 10% of ticket sales to UFC 178 in Vegas came from Ireland.  The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV was packed with Irish fans who made the long trek across the pond in support of their fighting Irishman.  McGregor did not disappoint, as he destroyed Dustin Poirier (16-4) in 1:46.  McGregor ran his mouth a lot in the buildup to this fight, and backed up all of his trash talk with an impressive performance.  The sky is the limit for McGregor, who has been calling for a fight with champion Jose Aldo (24-1) for a while now.

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BETERBIEV STOPS CLOUD IN 2

September 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

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.

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NOTED TRAINER TALKS UP JULIAN WILLIAMS

September 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

STEPHEN “BREADMAN” EDWARDS RINGTALK.COM INTERVIEW
Philly’s “Breadman” feels he has “The Goods” in undefeated 154 lb. prospect Julian Williams who was a winner September 11th on a Fox Sports 1 production.

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WBC CHAMP BERMANE STIVERNE VIDEO

September 24th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK.COM’S KEVIN PERRY & THE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP

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