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SHOWTIME CARD TOPPED BY SHAWN PORTER

August 15th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

“SHOWTIME” RETURNS TO SHOWTIME

Shawn Porter (r)

Shawn Porter (r)


Los Angeles, CA- IBF welterweight (147) champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter (24-0-1, 15 KO) defends his belt against England’s Kell “Special K” Brook (32-0, 22 KO) on Saturday night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA. Of course, you can catch Showtime on the Showtime network, which puts on the best cards in boxing at the moment. This is a great fight for the fans, and either guy has a chance to pick up a nice W and put themselves in position for some big paydays down the line. That being said, expect Porter to serve up a “Special KO”.

“MUM” MAY NOT RECOGNIZE KELL AFTER

Brits, with the exception of Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KO), normally have crumpets for chins, and I expect Kell to learn this the hard way on Saturday night. Porter is coming off a 12-round walloping of Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KO) for the IBF strap and a 4-round demolition of veteran Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KO) that was by far the worst beating of the Brooklynite’s storied career.

PORTER SIZE & STRENGTH TRUMPS TALENT OF BROOK

Brook has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his career, and has given most of his opposition “a good pasting”, if I may borrow some Brit slang. Porter, until recently, was just a fairly above-average welterweight. He seems to have turned a corner now, and would match up well with anyone in the world at his weight. The fact that Adrien “The Problem” Broner (28-1, 22 KO) was unable to put a dent in Malignaggi, and lost their fight in some fans eyes, speaks volumes about how strong Porter truly is.

CO-MAIN ALSO A TITLE FIGHT

Sakio Bika (32-5-3, 21 KO) has done a nice job of keeping Andre Ward’s (27-0, 14 KO) WBC super middleweight (168) belt warm for him these last few fights. Ward of course dominated Bika a few years back, but was stripped of his belt because boxing loves to shoot itself in the foot every chance it gets. Regardless, Bika will defend Ward’s belt against the very talented Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KO).

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LEAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR RINGTALK RADIO!

August 14th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

BOXING’S LONGEST RUNNING PROGRAM ALMOST REACHES 30

Leave questions or comments for our host Pedro Fernandez to read and answer on our show! Do you have something you want to say about the current state of boxing or MMA? You have a question for our host? Leave them below in the comments section. Ringtalk radio airs every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST.

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IS KELL BROOK ANOTHER DONALD CURRY?

August 12th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

KELL BROOK “MAKE OR BREAK” VS. SHAWN PORTER

Kell Brook

Kell Brook


San Francisco, CA- First off, if your name was Ezekiel Brinsly, you might want to change it to Kell Brook. The #1 ranked IBF 147 lb. contender, I’ve watched develop on European TV. Fighting out of Sheffield, UK, Kell has shown a few flashes of potential greatness.

SHOWTIME FROM STUB HUB CENTER IN CARSON, CA

This is an “acid” test of sorts for the 32-0 with 22 KOs Brook who has fought the usual pedestrian suspects like Lovemore N’Dou and Carson Jones twice. His standout performance is a TKO 4 over Viacheslav Senchenko (37-2-24 KOs) in 2013.

CURRY TURNED OUT TO BE OVERRATED

As for mentioning former 147 & 154 lb champ Donald Curry (34-6, 25 KOs) and Kell in the same sentence, I do that because the Brit’s think Kell has “the goods,” much like the Yanks thought Curry would deliver in the 1980s. He didn’t and Curry was thwarted by Lloyd Honeyghan at 147 and was put to sleep by Mike McCallum in 1987 by a single left hook.

KELL & PORTER BOTH HAVE LOTS TO PROVE READ MORE…

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LOCAL GUY ROBIN WILLIAMS SUICIDE

August 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

WATCHED ROBIN WILLIAMS IN THE EARLY DAYS

Robin Williams

Robin Williams


San Francisco, CA- Iconic actor and comedian Robin Williams hung himself today in his Marin County home. An Oscar winning actor, Williams broke in as an Alien named Mork in the ABC show Mork & Mindy. Back in the day, it could be the Holy City Zoo, Other Cafe, the old Cobb’s Comedy Club in the Marina District, you never knew where and when a “buzzed” Robin Williams would drop in.

FAKE COCAINE STAND UP ACT WAS STOLEN

This was the case before and after Mork & Mindy made him a star. One night in nearby San Carlos at the razed Circle Star Theater, Williams opened for a musical act and as he left the circular stage, he was physically attacked by fellow comedian Steve Pearl and got punched a few times. You won’t read this anywhere else, but Pearl was livid that Robin went on TV with Johnny Carson and stole the high point of Pearl’s act, a powdered face ending.

NOT ONLY COMIC THAT STOLE JOKES

Not that Williams would need to steal material, but he did and the way Pearl’s career went up in flames after beating Robin up is something I can’t forget. READ MORE…

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LISTEN T RINGTALK BOXING HOUR-AUGUST 10TH

August 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

HOUR 1 FROM SUNDAY IS BOXING!

Boxing’s longest running radio program! We talk Showtimes card full of mismatches and Danny Gracia’s destruction of Rod Salka.
Ringtalk radio airs live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. Two hours on Sunday. Hour 1 is boxing. To listen use browser above or link below.
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BOXING PROMOTER HAS SEX CHANGE

August 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MALE BOXING PROMOTER NOW A WOMAN!

Frank Maloney

Frank Maloney


San Francisco, CA- Within the last year or so, boxing historian Ron Marshall brought up UK boxing promoter Frank Maloney. Having been on the front lines of the boxing business for some 20 years, Maloney had disappeared. Said Marshall, “I think he’s retired seeing (heavyweight) David Price got exposed.” Speaking of exposed, this week Frank introduced us to Kellie Maloney.

SEX CHANGE STUNS BOXING WORLD

Kellie Maloney

Kellie Maloney


Some were shocked when these pictures began flowing from England. BoxRec.com was the first boxing website to pull it up, and I have to say it was a shock. But then I got to thinking, that Maloney although he represented World heavyweight champion, Frank now Kellie, was a somewhat timid guy when he wasn’t on camera or stage.

LENNOX LEWIS WAS “THOUGHT TO BE” GAY

For years there were rumors flying about former undisputed World heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and his allegedly being Gay. Reporters took pot shots at Lewis because he was never seen with women. And that some even thought he spoke in a non mucho-macho tone. Kronk Gym Goldfather Emanuel Steward told me over drinks in Big Bear, CA that LL was straight. Then I interviewed a hooker who had been with Lennox and Mike Tyson, and she said he was quite the ladies man.

LENNOX TALKS ABOUT KELLIE ON FACEBOOK

I was just as shocked as anyone at the news about my former promoter and my initial thought was that it was a wind up. The great thing about life, and boxing, is that, day to day, you never know what to expect. This world we live in isn’t always cut and dried or black and white, and coming from the boxing fraternity, I can only imagine what a difficult decision this must be for Kellie (formerly Frank Maloney). However, having taken some time to read Kellie’s statements, I understand better what she, and others in similar situations, are going through. I think that ALL people should be allowed to live their lives in a way that brings them harmony and inner peace. I respect Kellie’s decision and say that if this is what brings about true happiness in her life, than so be it. (Lennox Lewis)

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HEAVYWEIGHT HEIST, DANNY GARCIA TOP WEEKEND

August 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

GARCIA ROMPS IN EASY NON-TITLE MATCH

Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia


San Francisco, CA- On a Showtime) card emanating from Brooklyn, NY, World champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) took out prohibitive underdog Rod Salka (19-2, 3 KOs) in round two. The World 140 lb. champ, fighting in a non-title tiff against a vastly over matched foe at 142, did what he was supposed to do, end things quickly.

DANNY DID NOT “CARRY” 50-1 FOE

After a feeling out round one, Garcia caught Salka with a left hook that rattled his cage badly. Displaying weird facial expressions and on unsteady pins, Danny went for it with an overhand right that knocked Salka down hard. Beating the count, Salka got up and Danny knew what to do. Throwing both punches to the body and head, Selka was again hurt and took a knee in order to get a reprieve from punishment.

MISMATCH LASTED AS LONG AS GARCIA LET IT

Garcia stalked his opponent around the ring and threw hard shots to the head and body. Many punches landed. Another right hand hurt Salka, a smart guy in and out of the ring, and he decided to take a knee to regroup. After a continued beating, a left hook sealed the deal as the ref stopped it after Salka went down that third time at 2:31 of round two.

PAPER CHAMP PETERSON PREVAILS & LOOKS GOOD!

strong>Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) TKO 10 Edgar Santana (29-5, 20 KOs) (IBF 140 lb. title) In a fight that featured two-way give and take action, Lamont Peterson was the far better fighter as he beat on Santana until it was called at 2:48 of round ten. No knockdowns involved, but the ringside Dr. had seen enough.

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WORLD CHAMP DANNY GARCIA TOPS CHALK!

August 9th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia

Saturday, August 9, 2014 Odds/Prediction:

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY- (Showtime) World champion Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) vs Rod Salka (19-1`, 3 KOs) (World 140 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: 50-1! If Salka beats Danny I’ll eat a sheet of paper on my radio show, “Ring Talk” on the IHeart Radio Network.

strong>Lamont Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KOs) vs Edgar Santana (29-4, 20 KOs) (140 lb.) Odds/Prediction: 20-1 Peterson. Not a Lamont fan, but he looks near certain here.
Daniel Jacobs (27-1, 24 KOs) vs Jarrod Fletcher (18-1, 10 KOs) (160) Odds/Prediction: Danny 9-1.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

August 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

HOUR 2 FROM SUNDAY IS MMA!
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GGG, SAUL, WARD, SERGEY DESTINED TO LOSE

August 6th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

San Francisco, CA- The headline is no tease, it’s reality based on boxing history. You remember the old adage, “a good big man beats a good little man.” With the exception of the few and far between, Henry Armstrong and Roberto Duran were two of the exceptions to this golden rule of boxing.

Are Canelo, GGG, Ward and Kovalev good enough to defy size and history? Let’s look at the 154 lb. champ Saul Alvarez who is 44-1-1, 31 KO’s and a youngster at 24. How would he match up with Gennady Golovkin, the people’s (and WBA) World middleweight (160) champion?

Ring Magazine recognizes Puerto Rican (39-4, 32 KOs) Miguel Cotto, who recently thrashed linear champ Sergio Martinez. Cotto-Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) is a mismatch, one in which Cotto would be punished in a manner near criminal.

Back to the fight at hand, Saul vs. GGG looks like a rout as Alvarez would be dismayed by the power and speed of Golovkin displaying what some say a style that has a lot of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez about it. (What do you think about that?) The brute force of GGG beating Canelo to the punch ends this one early for the Mexican mauler.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR-AUGUST 3RD

August 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK BOXING HOUR AIRED AT 11AM SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD

Ringtalk airs live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. Boxing scribe Kevin Perry is our guest. We go over the weekend boxing action. Kovalev’s easy win over Caparello, and the controversial DQ in the Rios vs Chavez fight on HBO.Kovalev secured a fall fight with Bernard Hopkins with the win.To listen to the show use the browser above or link below. Follow and subscribe to the show on iheart radio. All of our shows can be heard there on delay.

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SERGEY KOVALEV STEALS HBO SHOW, JUDGES STEAL FIGHT!

August 3rd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

HBO FIGHTS IN LAS VEGAS & ATLANTIC CITY

Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev


San Francisco, CA- Even though WBO 175 lb. king Sergey Kovalev was officially knocked down by Blake Caparello in the opening round, it wasn’t a real knockdown as the Australian stepped on the champ’s foot while throwing a punch. Outside of that, Caparello (19-1, 6 KOs) who is promoted by Lou Di Bella, was never in the fight outside of being introduced at the Revell Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

“KRUSHER” LIVES UP TO MONIKER

The second round saw the champion live up to his “Krusher” nickname as the Russian native walked right through Capeello with crushing blows from both sides, dropping the previously unbeaten fighter with a right to the body. What looked like a glancing blow took the wind out of the Aussie fighter who was dropped again before the referee waved off the mismatch emanating from the rumored to be in money-trouble Revell Casino. Time was 1:42.

BERNARD HOPKINS LOOKS LIKE “LUNCH MEAT”

Sergey (25-0-1, 22 KOs) and legendary champion Bernard Hopkins have agreed to fight on HBO in November, this as HBO is looking to make Kovalev a superstar by retiring the near 50-year old pug known as B-Hop in the blogosphere.

HBO AIRS TWO FROM SIN CITY

Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (HBO)- Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) Disqualification Winner 9 Diego Gabriel Chavez (23-2, 19 KOs). A bad night for the game of boxing in Sin City had referee Vic Drakulich lose control of the fight and DQ’d the Argentine in a move that showed shortcomings of the referee. Decision should be overturned in the minds of some.

JUDGES STEAL FIGHT & MAKE FALSE HISTORY READ MORE…

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SERGEY KOVALEV TOPS WEEKEND ODDS/PREDICTIONS

July 31st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sergey Kovalev Steps Over Another Corpse

Sergey Kovalev Steps Over Another Corpse


Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, WA- (ESPN2)- Gabriel Campillo (23-6, 10 KOs) vs Thomas Williams Jr. (17-0, 12KOs) (175 lb.) Odds/Prediction: Williams 12-5. If Williams can’t beat aged Campillo, he’s not a worthy of being a contender. Putting down $120 to win $170.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (HBO)- Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KOs) vs Diego Gabriel Chavez (23-1, 19 KOs) (147) Odds/Prediction: Rios 5-2. Rios in spot where he needs to re-prove self. Dropping $500 to win $700 as I’m feeling Alex Arizza and Robert Garcia (combined) can improve Rios a tad.
Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs) vs Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs) (WBA 140) Odds/Prediction: Vargas 3-1. “House” guy is supposed to win. BUT Anton is unbeaten as well. Time to rate Vargas will be after the fight. PASS!

Revel Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey - (HBO) Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) vs Blake Caparello (19-0, 1D 6KOs) (WBO 175 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Kovalev 5-1. READ MORE…

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PEDRO FERNANDEZ BOXING AGAIN!

July 30th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RESTED AFTER NEARLY 3 DECADES STRAIGHT

Pedro "Pete" Fernandez. 4-Time Northern Calif Golden Glove Champion, US PAL Champion, Silver World PAL Tourney

Pedro “Pete” Fernandez. 4-Time Northern Calif Golden Glove Champion, US PAL Champion, Silver World PAL Tourney


San Francisco, CA- Okay, so you didn’t miss me. But this past two months of not writing allowed me to focus on a new job and my radio show “Ring Talk Worldwide.” Having written about boxing steady since 1986, for some reason I just couldn’t stomach it, nor could I edit anything. Apologize to my crew and NO I haven’t even penned on Tower Of Power of late either.

“KILLER” KOVALEV PREVIEW IN THE MAKING

Maybe I needed a cleansing of the soul, a purge of thoughts, emotions. That being said, I’m back as you’ll see for yourself beginning with my Sergey Kovalev WBO title defense preview. I’ll go Friday on Sergey, Andre Ward, Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, what they share besides being champions.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

REVIEW OF THE UFC ON FOX CARD FROM SATURDAY
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