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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!
Ringtalk radio airs live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. Two hours on Sunday. Hour 2 is MMA. To listen use browser above or link below.
http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_080414.mp3

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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
Ringtalk airs live every Saturday at 11am PST. To listen to the show use the browser above or link below. Follow and subscribe to the show in iheart radio.
http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_072814.mp3

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK RADIO BOXING HOUR

July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK RADIO LONGEST RUNNING BOXING PROGRAM
Review of Gennady “GGG” Golovkins destructive KO over Daniel Geale.There is no doubt that “GGG” is pound for pound one of the best fighters in the sport! To listen use browser above or link below.
http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_072714.mp3

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GOLOVKIN VS GEALE ODDS AND POLL

July 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

PREDICTIONS AND POLL ON HBO FIGHTS ON SATURDAY!

Saturday, July 26th, Madison Square Garden

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) vs Daniel Geale(30-2, 16 KOs).
For Golovkins WBA middleweight title.

Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin

ODDs-Golovkin 4-1 favorite.

Golovkin’s toughest test thus far. Former champion Geale is formidable, but lacks punching power, and defense is average. Would be surprised at a Geale win or a close fight. Aussie might be able to win a couple of rounds on grit and experience, but may get stopped late. “GGG” is looking for his 17th stoppage win in a row.

WHO WINS GOLOVKIN VS GEALE?

GOLOVKIN
GEALE
DRAW

HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECTS CLASH IN 50/50 AFFAIR

Bryant Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs) vs Mike Perez (20-0-1, 12 KOs)

Heavyweights

ODDs- Jennings 7-5 favorite

Close fight but lean towards Jennings. Perez an unpredictable commodity after ending the career of Magomed Abdusalamov last year. READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGALK MMA HOUR!

July 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

ONE HOUR MMA EVERY SUNDAY AT 12PM
Ringtalk airs every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am. 2 hours on Sunday. We cover the sport of MMA and the UFC. To listen to Sundays show use browser above.
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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR

July 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

BOXINGS LONGEST RUNNING RADIO PROGRAM
We go over the current state in the sport of boxing.Pedro Fernandez is our host every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST! To listen use browser above or link below!
http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_072014.mp3

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VIDEO:ROAD TO GOLOVKIN VS GEALE

July 21st, 2014 By Kevin Perry

VIDEO OF HBO PROGRAM FEATURING GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN AND DANIEL GEALE WHO FACE EACH OTHER ON HBO SATURDAY

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SHIMING TO SHINE ON HBO. RIGO RELEGATED TO UNIMAS

July 18th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

POLITICS IN FULL EFFECT SATURDAY ON HBO2

Las Vegas, NV- It’s official. Being a great fighter is not the criteria for getting an appearance on HBO. Should HBO just start showing club fighters on TV? Saturday they have made one step forward in that direction. Two time Olympic champion Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO), who in essence is still fighting at the club level as a pro, faces Luis De La Rosa (23-3-1, 13 KOs) in a flyweight (112lb) bout from Macau, China on Saturday afternoon (5pm ET/PT) on HBO. Rosa is your typical opponent with a decent record built up against the usual suspects.

Guillermo Rigondeaux

Guillermo Rigondeaux

In his last bout he stopped a foe that boasted a disgraceful 0-20 record. The bout before that the Columbian was kayoed in 2 rounds against Moises Fuentes(19-2, 10 KOs). The 33 year-old Shiming is a superstar in China and is expected to bring more attention and popularity to the sport in the Chinese market. Can he fight? Hard to tell with the level of foes he has faced thus far.

It is clear that the Freddie Roach trained Shiming has a long way to go in perfecting the professional style of boxing.  While HBO will be broadcasting this bout, WBA and WBO 122lb champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) fights on the undercard against Sod Kokietgym (63-2-1, 28 KOs). However his fight will be shown later in the evening on Unimas (11pm ET/PT), a spanish language network.

RIGO IN HIS LAST FIGHT UNDER TOP RANK

HBO has shown no interest in broadcasting the Cuban born Rigondeaux’s future fights. Labeled by a percentage of the boxing contingent as “boring”, his promoter Top Rank has had difficulty securing serious opponents for the Cuban. It’s obvious that after embarrassing one of their start clients in Filipino star Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) last year, the promoter wants to have nothing to do with him. He can be exciting against the right opponents, but his bout against Donaire was the definition of a chess match. Casual fans who watch boxing and view it purely as a blood sport, more than likely don’t appreciate the skills of the former two time Olympic Gold medalist.

UNKNOWNS MAKE HBO UNDERCARD

Instead of the pound for pound talent, the HBO undercard will feature  Mexico’s Gilberto Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) against New Zealands Junior Talipeau (20-2-1, 7 KOs) in a super middleweight(168lb) contest.  Ramirez stopped former middleweight contender Giovanni Lorenzo in 5 rounds in his last outing. With universally recognized super middleweight(168lb) champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) on HBO’s payroll, its possible that Ramirez could become a potential opponent if he is successful on Saturday.

-Kevin Perry

 

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