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SHOWTIME FRIDAY: LARA DOMINATES SMITH

December 13th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

WBA CHAMP ERISLANDY LARA WINS EASY

Las Vegas, NV-In the first defense, Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 1 KOs) won impressively over Contender TV show veteran and former IBF titleholder Ishe Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) live from San Antonio, TX on a Friday night broadcast of Showtime boxing. The Cuban utilized his superior footwork to constantly frustrate Las Vegan Smith over twelve rounds. Easy bout to score as the southpaw from Cuba used that footwork to set traps and land accurate left hands.

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Erislandy Lara

Smith attempted to close the gap as he only appeared to have success when Lara’s back was on the ropes. The Showtime commentators constantly hinted at Lara’s perceived unappealing style of a “boxer/mover.” That being said, it will be tough for the Cuban to get big fights. Scores were 119-109 twice and 117-111. Smith had bruising around both eyes.

FLOYD INTERVIEWED ON SHOWTIME BROADCAST

In a huge disply of bravado, Floyd Mayweather blasted the Pacquiao camp in an interview with Steve Farhood. He made it clear that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao. He generally accused Bob Arum for fooling the public that he doesn’t want to fight, and instead claims that they have been ducking him for years.

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WEEKEND WORLDWIDE BOXING RESULTS

November 23rd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Saturday, November 22 2014

PACMAN DRIBBLES ALGIERI LIKE BASKETBALL

Most Valuable Boxer of Weekend: Heavyweight Anthony Joshua

Most Valuable Boxer of Weekend: Heavyweight Anthony Joshua


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.

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LAS VEGAS 2014 AND THE MAFIA

November 6th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

LAS VEGAS NOT WHAT IT ONCE WAS!

Tony Spilotro & Joe Pesci in Good Fellas'

Tony Spilotro & Joe Pesci as Tony in Casino


Las Vegas, NV- Have you ever gone somewhere that you’ve frequented in the past and well, something just doesn’t smell right? A recent trip to Las Vegas revealed that the Mafia running the town is no more. They may have went corporate as some say, but there are no guys with bent noses working in either the casino pits or offices.

MAFIA DAYS WERE GOOD

And while the majority of you have never spent time in Mob casinos and hotels, they treated you with class. Is Las Vegas better without Mafia influence is the desired topic of this discussion.

WIFE & KIDS IN THE STATION WAGON

The Mafia treated Mr. & Mrs. Visitor so good that repeat customers to my Mob hangout, the Stardust, would drive in from neighboring states, bring their kids, park outside their rooms in pre-21st century Las Vegas and gamble, spend time by the pool and just relax.

BATTLE OF THE BUFFETS

When the last remnants of the Mob were in power some 25 years ago, you were taken care of. Comps, comps, everybody had comps. While the casinos duked it out with prime rib specials well under a dime, the only less than $10 meal were at McDonalds and Panda Express.

AVERAGE GUY FELT LIKE A KING

The Mob guys that were in charge of casinos and the like, again, they had class and realized customer satisfaction was paramount. And still common sense tells me not to name those who ruled before Corporate America, a Mob slicker and more powerful that the Mafia, took aver.

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STORY OF AN ICON OSCAR DE LA HOYA

November 2nd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Oscar &  Millie Corretjer De La Hoya

Oscar & Millie Corretjer De La Hoya

QUARTER CENTURY WITH OSCAR

San Francisco, CA- When I first met Oscar De La Hoya circa 1989, he was a teenager in high school. Having heard nothing but accolades about De La Hoya by some amateur trainers, was he really that good? I got my answer at the Dame’ Boxing Club in the City of Angels when a 16 or 17-year old De La Hoya took apart world ranked lightweight (135 lb.) John Montes. This was greatness at work, at least that’s what I thought as Oscar boxed more like one of history’s greats Alexis Arguello, than a teenager from East Los Angeles.

LATE CECILIA DE LA HOYA USED TO ANSWER PHONE!

When calling for interviews on “Ring Talk” (now on the I Heart Radio Network) Oscar’s mother, the late Cecilia De La Hoya who was a Breast Cancer victim, used to answer the phone. Always polite, Oscar was a kid that would blush when told a dirty joke. The early radio helped De La Hoya get ready for the media blitz that would be his life after winning the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal at 132 lbs.

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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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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.

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“OLD” JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ ON HBO SATURDAY

May 15th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

OVER THE HILL MARQUEZ GETS FOE WITH WEIGHTY ISSUES

Marquez "Owned" By Bradley

Marquez “Owned” By Bradley


San Francisco, CA- Most of you don’t remember the Freddie Norwood-Juan Manuel Marquez fight on HBO in 1999. The match stunk so bad that at the post fight party the HBO hierarchy at the time boldly stated, “Marquez is done on HBO.” Almost 16 years later, JMM is still around and yes appearing on HBO this Saturday night vs. Mike Alvarado at the revamped Los Angeles Forum.

MARQUEZ AN ALMOST .500 FIGHTER OF LATE

Mike "Starved" Alvarado

Mike “Starved” Alvarado


Having gone 5-3 in his last eight fights, he’d be 4-4 had he not hit the “chin lottery” and knocked out Manny Pacquiao in 2012 at a point and time when JMM was getting shellacked. The loss to Tim Bradley in October 2013 was a “pathetic” attempt by JMM to resemble a world class fighter. By the end of 12 rounds, Bradley had dominated the slower, older Mexican mauler whose only claim to fame is losing to and then beating Manny Pacquiao.

WHAT MAKES JMM A “GREAT” FIGHTER?

All of this hyperbole about his being a “great” fighter is just that. Marquez is a good fighter, one that is usually well prepared for battle. But don’t confuse him for a knockout artist, a fighter that spews excitement like Marvin Hagler, no JMM is just a guy that happened to give Manny Pacquiao trouble. Outside of that, what has he done since losing his WBA 126 lb. strap to Chris John in 2006? Even though he bested an old and worn out Marco Antonio Barrera, Joel Casamayor and Juan Diaz, the only real JMM “highlight reel” type of stuff is the Pacquiao fights.

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OSCAR DE LA HOYA TO LOSE GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS?

May 4th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

OSCAR DE LA HOYA EMPIRE TO IMPLODE?

Richard Schaefer & Oscar De La Hoya

Richard Schaefer & Oscar De La Hoya


San Francisco, CA- When you rely on an underling to build your empire, there’s comes a time when the subordinate wants to become the boss. (Ask LBJ). It could be called the beginning of a palace coup. This is what I think is going on with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. Former boxer, drag queen and excellent recording artist Oscar De La Hoya may be the name and money behind Golden Boy Promotions, but he is NOT the brain that runs the operations as former Swiss banker Richard Schaefer is.

OSCAR IN DRAG & SCHAEFER RAN GOLDEN BOY

"Big Al" Haymon

“Big Al” Haymon

You see while Oscar was trying to sniff up all the cocaine in Colombia, Richard was running everything and this was before advice nurse Al Haymon came into the Golden Boy picture. Word has it that “Big Al’s” boys are not signed to Golden Boy and that the nondescript Haymon would team with Schaefer and bring his stable of talent to a company he and Schaefer would form to fight on Showtime.

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WHAT DOES MANNY PACQUIAO VICTORY MEAN?

April 17th, 2014 By Jarrad Woods

MANNY PACQUIAO HAS DECISIONS TO MAKE

Manny "What Do I Do" Pacquiao

Manny “What Do I Do” Pacquiao


New York, NY- Newly crowned WBO welterweight (147 lb.) champ Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) clearly defeated Timothy Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) this past weekend and has placed himself back in the boxing mix. But will this win have significant implications in Manny’s remaining career? It could, but what matters most is what Manny chooses to do next. Although there aren’t any obvious strides in making a Floyd Mayweather bout, now does appear to be the best time for Manny to cash one more large check before he rides into the sunset. Is there really a point to do anything else?

BRADLEY LEFT TOOLS AT HOME

Tim Bradley was not a betting favorite but appeared determined and motivated enough to earn an undisputed victory over his rival. Although it was the right attitude, his methods proved to be flawed as he burnt himself out early looking to land a knockout punch, which is not something Bradley is known for. A better game plan would have been centered around boxing and out landing Manny, as Tim has the better defense and could have avoided additional punishment by playing it smart.

PACQUIAO BACK NEAR TOP OF ‘POUND FOR POUND’ LIST?

Some are speculating that Manny has now placed himself near the top of the ‘pound for pound’ lists. The Bradley win coupled with Andre Ward and Sergio Marinez’ inactivity, could conceivably place Manny at a top three to five slot in the minds of some. But given Martinez vs Miguel Cotto in June, the landscape could easily shift again shortly. For now, Manny can at the very least benefit from the perception that he’s still viable against the best in the division.

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JC CHAVEZ-MELDRICK TAYLOR FIGHT 24 YEARS LATER

March 27th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

ONE SCARY NIGHT IN NORTH LAS VEGAS

Chavez-Taylor I

Chavez-Taylor I


San Francisco, CA- Having found there to be a shortage of Mexicans the night prior to Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor I, I ventured to North Las Vegas for Chavez fans on Friday night March 16, 1990. Even though this match was sold out, the fact there wasn’t a Chavez following in the lobby of the host hotel, the Las Vegas Hilton, was to me unusual. The trip to North Las Vegas was one that I’ll always remember. Upon entering this bar the cabby dropped me off at, I noticed fresh blood just outside the front door.

DON’T SAY CHAVEZ HAD ONE LOSS COVERED UP!

After conversing in broken Spanglish, I bought a couple of guys a beer as we discussed Julio Cesar Chavez, the so-called greatest Mexican fighter in history. Going through the Chavez resume, which at the time stood at 68 & ZIP was easy. But there was the fight in JC’s hometown of Culican, Mexico, a city controlled by Coke traffickers in which Chavez was disqualified and I’m told and the commission is said to have changed the result the next day. Remembering that puddle of blood at the bar’s entrance, I let my hosts tell Chavez history in their own way before backing out of the joint.

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WILFREDO GOMEZ-LUPE PINTOR BEST FIGHT EVER? PART III

March 13th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

VIDEOTAPE OF “GREAT” FIGHT FOR YOU

Wilfredo Gomez-Lupe Pintor Now

Wilfredo Gomez-Lupe Pintor Now

San Francisco, CA- The stage was set. The grudge filled rivalry that is Mexico vs. Puerto Rico was in play here. In Lupe Pintor’s corner you will see WBC President Jose Sulaiman. Across the ring with champion Wilfredo Gomez was the great late Yamil Charde. Simply put, Yamil Charde was the Godfather of Puerto Rican boxing. The referee was the iconic Arthur Mercante Sr.

AMERICA’S VOICE OF BOXING, TV, MORE!

Introducing the fighters was the late Jimmy Lennon Sr. Being March 3, 1982, this was “old school” boxing at it’s best with Don King in his prime. Lennon Sr., a household face who appeared on countless television shows and feature films, his voice was pure Americana. Mr. Lennon, that’s what I called him, to everybody else he was just Jimmy, passed in 1992.

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WILFREDO GOMEZ-LUPE PINTOR GREATEST FIGHT PART II

March 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

benitezhearnsccposter0206San Francisco, CA- We have talked about how Larry Holmes had a hard road to hoe in following Muhammad Ali. That being said, if there was ever a main event that could not live up to the semi-main, it was Thomas Hearns & Wilfred Benitez having to enter the ring after Wilfredo Gomez and Lupe Pintor. The exact date was December 3, 1982, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, with the wirehaired wonder Don King promoting this card at the Louisiana Superdome.
MEET LUPE PINTOR FOLKS

Before we get to the fight, let’s water the plant first. Lupe Pintor was a “rugged” Mexican fighter who went 12-1, 9 KOs in Mexico before coming to the Great Western Forum and meeting Albert Davila in February 1976. In a battle of bantamweights that would both go on to win World titles, Davila prevailed via unanimous decision.

INTER STABLE FIGHT WITH ZARATE

Losing a couple of decisions along the way, Pintor was matched with the great Carlos Zarate (54-1, 53 KOs, only loss to Gomez) in Las Vegas on June 3, 1978. I believe they were both managed by Cuyo Hernandez, and Zarate a top five P4P guy at the time was not going to re-sign with Hernandez. After 15 rounds, judges Harold Buck and Art Lurie both saw it 143-142 Pintor, while Bob Martin scored the fight, are you ready, 145-133 for Zarate. That’s 12-3 in rounds! Feeling he had been screwed, Carlos would retire and not fight again for seven years.

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“YORY BOY” CAMPAS CASE VS TOP RANK BOXING MOVES ON

March 2nd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Bob Arum's Undercover Tape Problem

Bob Arum’s Undercover Tape Problem

MORIARITY WAS READY FOR V-DAY “TOP RANK” MASSACRE

San Francisco, CA- Attorney Edward Moriarity may have been thinking “St. Valentines Day Massacre of Top Rank,” as the United States 9th District Court of Appeals in this California city was set to hear oral arguments in the case of “Yory Boy” Campas and Joe Diaz vs. Top Rank, et al on Valentines Day 2014. The Top Rank side of the ledger apparently decided against the Oral Arguments and both sides will now submit Written Briefs.

CAMPAS & DIAZ ESQUIRE “WON” BEFORE US SUPREME COURT

The attorney representing Diaz and Campas again is Edward Moriarity, who has won before the US Supreme Court and is considered one of the country’s “Super lawyers.” Moriarity, through the Freedom of Information Act and others, has documents that clearly illustrate that there truly was the “Ongoing Criminal Enterprise” that I said there was in the peak if the Operation Matchbox investigation.

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND THE “KHAN” GAME CONTINUES

February 6th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

MAYWEATHER SENDS OUT TWEET AND ASKS FANS TO PICK HIS NEXT FIGHT

This week amidst bad publicity about a potential fight with former 140lb champion Amir Khan(28-3, 19 KOs), a fighter with no credentials whatsoever in the welterweight (147lb) division, WBC welterweight king and pound for pound superstar Floyd Mayweather asked his fans via twitter “Who should I fight? Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana (35-3, 30 KOs)?” Maidana is clearly the better opponent when you consider he’s actually had his last 5 bouts at welterweight.

Floyd "Money" Mayweather playing the "Khan" game

Floyd “Money” Mayweather playing the “Khan” game

However when you look closer, while Maidana certainly has earned the fight on the surface, he’s really no world beater to a certain extent. To put it mildly, he has no shot at beating Floyd. He will try, and that makes for what in essence would be a slaughter. Certainly a fighter who will fall right into the supreme counter punchers hands and make him look good. As effective as he was against Mayweather clone, or should I say “wannabe” Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) in a 12 round decision victory in December, Floyd won’t just be standing there to get hit. When he chooses to stay in the pocket against Maidana, expect the Argentiniean to be on the receiving end of hooks and right crosses.

MAYWEATHER POLL MISSING HIS OBVIOUS NEMESIS

If both Floyd and Manny Pacquiao(55-5-2, 38 KOs) win their next bouts, and thats no certainty (Manny must defeat Tim Bradley(31-0, 12 KOs) in their rematch in April), they certainly at the least need to enter some sort of negotiation. For as much as Goldenboy Promotions and Top Rank don’t appear to want to do any business together, Bob Arum and Don King could put their differences aside to negotiate a superfight if need be.

VIDEO:MANNY SAYS HIS LINES ARE OPEN 24/7!

 

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FILIPINO IRS SAYS BOB ARUM SCREWED MANNY PACQUIAO

December 30th, 2013 By RingTalk

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

FILIPINO TAX EXPERTS FINGER BOB ARUM!
Bob Arum

Bob Arum

Manila, Philippines – Tax experts and veteran officials from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) opined yesterday that it is not the duty of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to file and pay income tax in the United States out of his earnings from boxing there. They said that responsibility lies with his promoter, Top Rank Promotions owned by Bob Arum, under the US withholding tax system upon which the withholding tax system provision in the Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of the Philippines was copied.

The tax experts said that under the scheme, Pacquiao gets his cash prize net of tax and that the same formula is applied when Pacquiao receives his pay for endorsing commercial products and his share from the pay-per view proceeds of his boxing fights. In case of deficits in the payment of the final withholding tax, they said Bob Arum’s obligation is to remit the deficiency to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the US and later he should ask Pacquiao to reimburse it because he is considered a non-resident alien. READ MORE…

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