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June 30th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

SUNDAYS SHOW LOOKS AT HBO CARD

Review of Terrence Crawford’s outstanding win in his hometown of Omaha vs Yuri Gamboa. Ringtalk radio worldwide is boxings longest running radio program. To listen use browser above.Or click this link.

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KP BREAKS DOWN CRAWFORD VS GAMBOA

June 27th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

2004 GOLD MEDAL WINNER YURI GAMBOA FACES TERENCE CRAWFORD IN HIS HOMETOWN

Las Vegas, NV- Gaps of inactivity have hampered the ascension and career of former 126lb champion Yuriorkis Gamboa ( 23-0, 16 KOs). Now promoted by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, a superstar rapper and business entrepreneur, Gamboa faces his biggest test at 135lbs, WBO champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday.

Yuri Gamboa

Yuri Gamboa

Both have identical records but took completely different paths to achieve success. Crawford is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, where the bout will take place live on HBO. The naturally bigger man has tested the waters at 140lbs in one of his biggest victories, a one-sided rout over tough journeyman Breidis Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs). He earned the title in his last effort, a decisive victory over Ricky Burns (23-3-1, 11 KOs), beating him in Burn’s home country of Scotland. Gamboa on the other hand has only had 2 fights in the two previous years .

IS GAMBOA STILL A GREAT TALENT?

Question marks remain as the Cuban amateur star was a monster at 126lbs. Ultra explosive, fast, dynamic and powerful are a few words to describe how he chose to go about his business. After stopping Jorge Solis (41-2-2 at the time) in 4 one sided rounds in 2011, Solis declared that Gamboa was the hardest puncher he had ever faced. That’s remarkable when you consider that he was stopped by Manny Pacquiao almost four years earlier when Manny was on his tear through the same division. If Gamboa can still crack at 135lbs, this bout becomes even more interesting.

SLIGHT EDGE GOES TO CRAWFORD READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR!

June 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

AN OVERVIEW OF THE PAST WEEKS ACTION IN MMA

In our 29th year of radio, listen and see why “Ring Talk is often imitated, but never duplicated.” CLICK on the black arrow in the silver box above or hit the play button.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR

June 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

WEEKEND REVIEW OF BOXING ACTION

We discuss Vasiyl Lomechenko’s dominant win overt Gary Russell. In our 29th year of radio, listen and see why “Ring Talk is often imitated, but never duplicated.” CLICK on the black arrow in the silver box above or hit the play button.

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RING TALK RADIO & TONY “THE TIGER” LOPEZ

June 21st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

LOPEZ A CHAMP IN LIFE & RING

Tony-Lopez (2014)

Tony-Lopez (2014)


San Francisco, CA- For three time and two division champion Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, life is truly an evolving experience. His time after boxing has been good as he got into the now nationwide Tony “The Tiger” Bail Bonds of Sacramento, CA. Having done well in getting folks out of the slam and then catching them when they go “on the run,” El Tigre” has been in three Hollywood flicks and is poised for his biggest role yet late this year.

“THE TIGER” ON “PUNCH DRINK” QUESTION

One of the best interviews period, Lopez, 51, is blunt and direct in answering questions, including those about “punch drunk” fighters and why he escaped boxing with all of his faculties. We cover an array of subjects on boxing, life in general, his popularity in South Africa and time spent with Nelson Mandela and lots more. In our 29th year of radio, listen and see why “Ring Talk is often imitated, but never duplicated.” CLICK on the black arrow in the silver box above or hit the play button.

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SHOWTIME SATURDAY: VASYL LOMACHENKO VS GARY RUSSELL

June 20th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

LOTS OF WEEKEND MATCHES ONLY ONE FIGHT!

Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko


San Francisco, CA- Although Gary Russell is with boxing’s most powerful agent/adviser/promoter Al Haymon, he is not a Seth Mitchell, nor is he the next coming of “Sugar Ray” Leonard. But you might think that if you listened to the HBO cheerleaders, most notably Max Kellerman who claimed aloud, “He has the fastest hands in boxing,” this after the unbeaten Russell launched a series of shots against a semi-stiff who just stood there because he didn’t know how to do anything else.

RUSSELL HAS FAST HANDS & AL HAYMON

Looking at the Russell resume through 24 fights and 14 KOs, the best guy he probably beat was the shot (seven years ago) ex-flyweight champ from Colombia Mauricio Pastrana. He went six and to the cards in 2011 against Adollo Landeros (21-18 at time), the same Mexican fodder that World 122 lb. champ Guillermo Rigondeaux knocked out in less than a minute a year earlier.

FACING ONE OF GREATEST AMATEURS EVER

Vasyl Lomachenko got hoodwinked in March by Orlando Salido. The then WBO 126 lb. guy, Salido came in purposely I felt overweight and refused to even attempt to shed the two pounds and change. But that was a tactic to walk into the ring near 140 lbs. and manhandle Vasyl Lomachenko, the two time Olympic champ. Salido did and he would up a Split Decision 12 winner over the favored Ukrainian.

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DID MIKE TYSON BULLY DANA WHITE?

June 18th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MIKE TYSON-DANA WHITE VIDEO TRENDING ONLINE

Dana White & Mike Tyson

Dana White & Mike Tyson


San Francisco, CA- One of the hottest stories at Yahoo.com right now is a video with former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and UFC President Dana White. The article and accompanying video are insinuating that this was real when it wasn’t.

FIRST HINT UFC PRIVATE PLANE

The UFC’s parent company Zuffa Sports are owned primarily by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who also own the Station Casinos in Nevada. Dana White has 10% of the UFC and the country of Dubai has 12%. They have a fleet of private jets. The video was shot on Dana’s plane.

SECOND HINT PEOPLE LAUGHING

In the background you see a guy laughing. This was a “worked” stunt much professional wrestling. It’s good to see Tyson hanging with Dana and having fun. But it was an act!

CAN’T GET MIKE PISSED OFF SO EASY READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR!

June 17th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

SUNDAYS SHOW LOOKS AT HBO CARD

Writer and webmaster Kevin Perry is our guest. Mr, Perry and Host Pedro Fernandez discuss the weekends action,including Chris Algieri’s upset win over Ruslan Provodnikov. Ringtalk radio worldwide is boxings longest running radio program. To listen use browser above.Or click this link.

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WAS RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV SIMPLY OVERRATED?

June 16th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

ONE DIMENSIONAL RUSLAN EXPOSED SOMEWHAT

Rocky's Claim To Fame Losing to Bradley

Rocky Losing to Bradley


San Francisco, CA- For the second week in a row, one of the “thought to be” best boxers in the world was dethroned as Ruslan Provodnikov dropped a split decision and the WBO 140 lb. trinket to upstart Chris Algieri. Now while we must give props to Long Island’s Algieri, unbeaten now in 20 contests with 8 KOs, but truth be told were we giving Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) too much credit?

CLAIM TO FAME A LOSS TO BRADLEY

I mean outside of losing to Tim Bradley and besting a weight drained Mike Alvarado, what has Ruslan done that enamored him with both boxing fans and the media. Answer? Nothing! Whomever was doing the public relations for Provodnikov needs some credit here because when you look at his resume it is full of guys like the 37-18 DeMarcus Corley , that and he lost to Mauricio Herrera.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERTO DURAN “GREATEST” EVER!

June 16th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

BIRTHDAY BOY BELONGS ON BOXING’S MT. RUSHMORE

Roberto Duran "Prime" July 1980

Roberto Duran “Prime” July 1980

Las Vegas, NV-Having been put on the spot time and again, there is little doubt in my mind that Roberto Duran, who turned 64 today was the greatest fighter I ever saw. And looking at the history of boxing, at least in the past 50 years, there has never been a fighter that can approach the accomplishments of “Manos Di Piedra.” Turning professional at 118 lbs. in February 1968, Duran, then 16 years old, would answer the bell 119 times. He would never officially retire, instead an auto accident made his July 2001 fight with Hector Camacho his last.

MINISTER OF RING MAYHEM

When he beat Ken Buchanan for the lightweight (135) title, the end was punctuated by an obvious low blow that some say referee Tony LoBianco simply ignored. And since this is a story on the career of “Hands of Stone” that is running on his 64rd birthday, there is curiosity as to why he never afforded Ken a rematch. Mad for decades, Buchanan and Duran have made up of sorts. At least that was the PR push being made when Roberto toured Scotland a five or so years ago.

KENNY HAD LEGIT BBEF FOR REMATCH

When I last talked with Buchanan circa 2003, the fiery Scot was to put it mildly still angry when the subject of Roberto came up. We were in the lobby of the Days Inn of Cantestota, NY, literally a stones throw from the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He had voiced the opinion that his being World champion in his native land meant a whole lot more than here in the U.S. “As for Duran, I saw a picture of the low blow here today, that I never saw before. The referee knew Duran fouled me. Still, he was the greatest fighter I ever fought, and of all-time as well. They (people) don’t realize that he moved way up in weight and unlike other people, he kept winning.

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ROBERTO DURAN VIDEO: BEYOND THE GLORY

June 16th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

GREAT LOOK AT ROBERTO DURAN, FIGHTER & LATIN ICON

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JOE LOUIS VS MUHAMMAD ALI DEBATE NEVER DIES

June 16th, 2014 By Brian Gorman

#1 DREAM MATCH IN FISTIC HISTORY

Ali, Ray Robinson, Joe Louis

Ali, Ray Robinson, Joe Louis

New York, NY- Back when the New England Patriots undefeated Super Bowl march drawing comparisons to the all-time greatest teams, my mind turned to an my all-time dream fight between the two greatest heavyweights of them all, Joe Louis (69-3, 55 KOs) and Muhammad Ali (56-5, 37 KOs). Perhaps boxing’s two most important historical figures when it comes to African-American history, the end and beginning of their careers were separated by less than a decade (you wouldn’t know it from this circa 1963 photo). Changes among heavyweight champs over time have made certain fantasy matchups impossible to even consider such as Rocky Marciano (5’10, 185 lbs., 49-0, 43 KOs) vs Lennox Lewis (6’5, 245, 41-2-1, 32 KOs). However, only about an inch and ten pounds separated Louis and Ali thus the dream showdown is a worthy discussion. BROWN BOMBER VS. THE GREATEST

Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali I was billed as The Fight of the Century in large part because of the greatness of the combatants, but also due to the excitement and buildup as Ali had missed over three years of his prime from age 25 to 28 while “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier (32-4-1, 27 KOs) became the preeminent heavyweight. (Remember, Louis also lost an astonishing four years of his prime between ages 28 and 32 due to World War II. Note: I don’t do politics or religion, just boxing.) Imagine the pre-fight theatrics involved with Louis-Ali, with the “Louisville Lip” unsuccessfully trying to shake Louis’ quiet confidence. The self-proclaimed G.O.A.T. would undoubtedly in this fight be the, well goat.

FIGHT ALI USED TO DREAM ABOUT

I write this knowing full well that most would not agree with my winner here. The popular and easy pick would obviously be Louis, the most accomplished and record-holding champion in any division. The appropriately-named Brown Bomber’s knockout victims were KO’d so violently and quickly that it almost appeared as if his gloves were laced with ether or that they were faking. (Go ahead and watch back the knockouts of Billy Conn (64-12-1, 15 KOs) or Max Baer (68-13, 52 KOs), to name just two.) He patiently stalked his opponents, his right hand cocked as though it was holding a weapon and America waited for them to fall. READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO GENARO HERNANDEZ’S LAST INTERVIEW

June 11th, 2014 By RingTalk

LISTEN TO GENARO’S FINAL WORDS & LEARN SOMETHING

San Francisco, CA- Genaro Hernandez’s last interview with host Pedro Fernandez on “RING TALK WORLDWIDE” took place on June 4, 2011. . Mr. Hernandez, a great champion as both a boxer and human being, passed on Tuesday June 7, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with a rare form of bone cancer. Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones. Listen to his final interview by clicking READ MORE…

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KP CHIMES IN ON COTTO, MARTINEZ AND MORE

June 10th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

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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BOXING COLD WAR TO END?

June 9th, 2014 By Jason B. Nava

COLD WAR MAY NOT BE AS OVER AS WE THINK

Richard Schaefer

Richard Schaefer


San Francisco, CA- The reluctance of rival promoters, Golden Boy (Oscar De La Hoya) and Bob Arum’s Top Rank has been a source of agitation for boxing fans for over four years now. It has been an impediment to several significant fights being made such as featherweights Nonito Donaire vs. Abner Mares, Timothy Bradley vs. Amir Khan, and most notably Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. It’s no secret that Oscar’s attempt to mend fences with Bob Arum is said to be the initial point of contention between himself and his CEO Richard Schaefer who resigned last week, surely means the Berlin Wall of boxing will come down now right? Maybe not!

DON’T BE CONFUSED BY THE HYPE!

The issue at heart here was never Arum vs. De La Hoya & Schaefer. Bob Arum’s real adversary is the powerful and mysterious boxing advisor Al Haymon. Many of the men we have been watching fight under the Golden Boy banner are not even signed to the promotional company but are advised by Haymon who has been using Golden Boy to display his stable on TV. The most famous example of this is Floyd Mayweather, who although not contractually tied to Golden Boy has been had his last nine fights (all against Golden Boy fighters) the lead promoter. Other fighters who fall into this category are Adrien Broner, Ishe Smith, Deontay Wilder and others.

HAYMON & SCHAEFER “BETWEEN THE SHEETS”

There are other fighters who are both signed to Golden Boy and advised by Al Haymon. Although I believe that we will see a joint promotion between Golden Boy and Top Rank for the first time in a few years, my money says it will not include any Golden Boy fighters who are managed by Haymon. Included in this category are Amir Khan, Robert Guerrero, Paulie Malignaggi, Peter Quillin, and Marcos Maidana to name a few. The actual amount of Golden Boy fighters who are not backed by Haymon, such as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Abner Mares are few. This leads us to point number two.

WHAT DOES FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY MEAN? READ MORE…

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