Sausalito, CA– “Ring Talk,” the longest running fight show in history, 33 years, heard from boxing’s Anthony Joshua, fresh off the win over Wladimir Klitschko, as well as Wlad in humble defeat. The guests in this one hour show were the trainer of champs Aaron Snowell and historian “Sin City” Richey.
Sausalito, CA– If you’ve been like myself, looking at the current boxing landscape you haven’t been all that excited. In some cases you might have had to take Viagra to get up for some of these so-called big fights that promoters have been putting forth.
COMPETITIVE FIGHT HAD “FIREWORKS”
But the Anthony Joshua win over Wladimir Klitschko, it was a boxing match that gave boxing a “Jump Start” as the sport in the minds of some has had a dead battery. And if this heavyweight shootout wasn’t your cup of tea, we are just five days from the Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. showdown.
SNOWELL THINKS WLAD SHOULD CONTINUE
As Wladimir (64-5, 54 KOs) contemplates retirement, the trainer of several world heavyweight champs, the great Aaron Snowell thinks Wlad should call out the much-avoided (27-0, 23 KOs) Luis “King Kong” Perez.
HERE IS “THE KEY” TO BEATING JOSHUA, ET AL
Any matchup involving Cuba’s Ortiz brings intrigue because he is short and throws “nuclear” uppercuts, AKA the unconventional shot. And if you’re going to beat these big guys, you MUST hit them with punches they can’t see, meaning Hooks & Uppercuts.
AARON NOT DOING WLAD ANY FAVORS
Stopped four times, each Klitschko loss outside of the Tyson Fury fight which was a UD 12, was preceded by his getting hit with something the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist didn’t see incoming.
NOBODY SINCE DEMPSEY & JACK JOHNSON
With 90,000 people buying tickets for the Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) Klitschko Wembley Stadium event, I had to ask trainer Aaron Snowell when was the last time an American drew 90,000? Aaron brought up Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey doing around 100,000 paid in the early parts of the 20th century.
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On the Sunday edition of “Ring Talk,” we heard from Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua, in addition to historian “Sin City” Richey and the trainer of champs, Aaron Snowell.
San Francisco, CA– Throughout the decades of prizefighting since the the Marquess of Queensbury rules were applied, because of the various weight limits, boxing was obviously one of the fairest of competitions. But when the “house” fighter shows up 11 lbs., yes Omar Figueroa was 11 lbs. over at the weigh in for Antonio DeMarco, you knew this could only be boxing in Texas, where there really are no rules.
ALL THREE 2015 BOXING PPV BROADCASTS….SUCKED..
The three big Pay Per Vier offerings of the year were the anti-climactic Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao encounter, that Mayweather-Andre Berto yawn and the pedestrian Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto match. There were no knockdowns, nobody got staggered, these 36 stanzas were so lacking that not one round could be used as a “Trailer” to entice people/boxing fans in the same manner movies are introduced.
“KEEPIN’ IT REAL” WITH HAYMON
In his first full year, Al Haymon has put PBC cards on NBC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, BOUNCE TV, TRU TV, el al, and never once asked the fan to pay cash money to view boxing. If you watched the Haymon productions thus far, you could see he’s trying to get boxing back on the minds and in the mouths of Americans queer to the game. But it appears that Al has instead of cultivating new backers, he’s brought boxing fans (who hadn’t watched boxing in years) BACK into the fold by giving them TV on Network and various Cable Networks.
GONNA SINGLE OUT PBC “MATCHMAKING”
There were only two upsets of note in But thus far, it has been “Quantity over Quality” and his matchmaking, that is Al’s most glaring deficiency. I’m not implying he’s matching his “A” guys vs. “B” guys, but whomever is making the matches can’t seem to make “exciting” fights. Most of the time the records are close and rarely does an A fighter meet C- or D class opposition. But the excitement, where is the excitement?
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San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez spent time with unbeaten heavyweight contender Joseph Parker. We also discussed the Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor encounter at UFC 189.
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San Francisco, CA– Promoter Don King cut his promotional teeth on the “Rumble in The Jungle” in 1974. With Muhammad Ali thought to be far past his prime, going against a man that destroyed Ali’s arch rival Joe Frazier, world heavyweight champion George Foreman. Now when you see King on TV, quite often it’s in the corner of a guy given little or no chance.
TEENAGE GEORGE FOREMAN “MONSTER” IN SPARRING
Having watched Foreman in the teenage years, his learning how to box at Newman’s Gym here at 312 Leavenworth St., to the Golden Gloves, winning the 1968 Olympics, and two professional careers that were separated by more than a decade, my vantage point was one that few people alive today saw as this product of Houston, TX’s roughest Ward, grew from that of a pugilistic seedling to a two-time world heavyweight champion.
BACK TO DON KING
Leading a crowd that included Hungarian President Yanos Adler at the 2013 World Boxing Organization Congress in singing the Donald a “Happy Birthday,” I had some laughs with a man who over the years has
Don “Unplugged” King
proven incredibly brilliant and resilient too. Obviously tired and looking a lot like the “Keep (Bob) Hope Alive“ character skit on the In Living Color TV show. But I had seem him wane before, lose his mojo and come back.
ENOUGH TALENT TO GO AROUND?
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San Francisco, CA– It was a great weekend of boxing as Kell Brook, the IBF titleholder eliminated 16-1 underdog Frankie Glavin inside of six rounds. After mastering the once beaten Glavin through five, Brook landed a right hand near the end of the sixth round that was followed by two uppercuts, prompting the referee to halt the beat down and save Gavin from further punishment.
BROOK BEST WELTERWEIGHT IN 2015?
Not a lot to write about in Brook-Gavin, but should any other 147 lb. fighter want to “walk the walk” with Brook, it might be off a plank as he looks to be the best in the weight division that features none other than Floyd Mayweather.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN NOT IMINENT
Promoter Eddie Hearn said that the proposed “Battle of Britain,” Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan doesn’t look likely as Khan seems intent on milking the PPV cash cow that only a Mayweather bout would provide. Funny, even though Brook has the title and the unbeaten record, it seems to the Pakistani-Brit, Khan who is in the drivers seat here.
KHAN HAS “WORK” FIGHT ON SPIKE TV FRIDAY
Amir won a 12 round unanimous nod over the always “game” Chris Algieri on Spike TV for Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions on Friday in Brooklyn, NY. No drama here, just Khan pitching a lot and Algieri catching.
Las Vegas, NV– IBF welterweight (147 lb.) champion Kell Brook(34-0, 23 Kos) isn’t facing the most formidable foe in Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday from the O2 Arena in London. Internet television should be available circa 1 PM PT.
Gavin is a pretty good domestic fighter of UK ilk. A former amateur world champion, Britain’s first, unfortunately Gavin hasn’t fought the level of Brook as a professional. If Brook is to become the superstar outside of the UK, he needs to win impressively. Considering his rival countryman Amir Khan beat Chris Algieri Friday night on Spike TV and a potential domestic super fight looms in the near future, Kell can’t afford to slip here. This will be the Brit’s second fight since a knife attack in Spain last year left his leg severely injured.
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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.