September 29th, 2014 By RingTalk
RING TALK FAMILY OFFERS CONDOLENCES
Las Vegas, NV- RingTalk.com is sad to report that Dan Goossen, head of Goossen-Tutor promotions has passed at the age of 64. Our prayers go out to their family. The Goossen family has been very kind to the Ring Talk staff going back to the days of Ten Goose Boxing and the Reseda Country Club venue where champions Michael Nunn and the Ruelas bros., Rafael & Gabriel, were showcased initially. Mr. Goossen will surely be missed.
Dan guided most recently WBA super-middleweight champion Andre Ward, heavyweight contender Chris Arreola, former welterweight champion Paul Williams, as well as former multi-division champ James Toney.
September 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
6-0 FORMER RUSSIAN AMATEUR STANDOUT ARTUR BETERBIEV STOPS A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION
Beterbiev, a two time Russian Olympian now based out of Montreal, holds amateur wins over Sergei Kovalev, and Ismayl Sillakh. All his pro wins have come by way of stoppage. Tavoris Cloud who has lost three in a row, had never been off his feet as a pro. Cloud was down three times in the bout. With only six fights, Beterebiev makes himself a major player in the light-heavyweight division.
September 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
STEPHEN “BREADMAN” EDWARDS RINGTALK.COM INTERVIEW
Philly’s “Breadman” feels he has “The Goods” in undefeated 154 lb. prospect Julian Williams who was a winner September 11th on a Fox Sports 1 production.
September 24th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
RINGTALK.COM’S KEVIN PERRY & THE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP
September 21st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
FORGET FLOYD, JUST REMOVE HIM FROM THOUGHTS
GOLOVKIN TO “RUB OUT” RUBIO ON HBO
So with another Mayweather “outing” in the rear view mirror, there is time to look at the other fighters from whom Mayweather’s taking press from. WBA middleweight (160 lb.) champ Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) faces Marco Antonio Rubio (59=6-1, 51 KOs) October 18 on HBO from Carson, CA. The old Don King adage applies here. “His (Rubio’s) chances are slim and none and slim just left town.” The big fight at 160 in 2015 will be GGG vs. the winner of the PPV gold mine that is the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez WBC & Ring Magazine middleweight title tiff.
“FILIPINO FLASH” IN WBA BOUT AT 126 UNDER GGG
Multi-division champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) duels Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) of Jamaica is the main support and the HBO co-feature. Last time out in May in Macau, Walters destroyed what was left of Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs). Donaire was wisely steered away from a Guillermo Rigondeaux rematch at 122
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September 18th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
LISTEN TO LARRY MERCHANT ON RINGTALK!
San Francisco, CA- Former HBO analyst Larry Merchant stops by and gives his thoughts on the Mayweather vs Maidana II that took place Saturday night from MGM grand in Las Vegas. Ring Talk airs every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. Sunday 2 hours. Hour one boxing. Hour 2 MMA. We can also be listened to on iheart Radio by downloading the free I Heart Radio app!
September 18th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
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September 18th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
NAPOLES, DURAN, LEONARD, HEARNS ALL GREAT WELTERS
San Francisco, CA- For the life of me, I tried real hard to think of a fighter who was as good as the man who calls himself
“Money” in Floyd Mayweather. Going through the history of the welterweight (147 lb.) division and where to rate Floyd. No Ray Robinson, although unbeaten at 147 at like 48-0 before moving up to 160 (middleweight), that is where people rate the man born Walker Smith.
“THREE AMIGOS” NOT “THREE STOOGES”
Even though Floyd could beat middles today, the only other welterweights I would rate over Mayweather are Roberto Duran, the aforementioned Ray Leonard and Tommy “Hit Man” Hearns. I would say that these 3 men, all fellow opponents in the last golden era of boxing, the 1980s, would beat Floyd.
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September 16th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
YOU ALL BITCH ABOUT FLOYD AFTER
FLOYD HAS “PIMPED” YOU FANS OFF!
That being said, why is Floyd worth throwing down $70 bucks to watch? Time and again he keeps conning you by promising Marvin Hagler-Tommy Hearns-like excitement in soundbites pre-fight. The lead up is great, it’s after that first bell rings that any pugilistic erection you had goes limp.
LARRY MERCHANT SKIPPED THE CARD
After a couple of rounds, the writing was on the wall and referee Kenny Bayless wasn’t going to let Marcos Maidana fight inside. Tony Weeks reffed the first encounter and allowed them to fight in close.
REFEREE SPLIT THEM TOO FAST
All props to Bayless, but his being so quick to break was predicted prior by both manager Bob Spagnola and TV legend Larry Merchant.
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September 15th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
KEVIN PERRY MET UP WITH UNBEATEN HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER WILDER AT MGM GRAND
September 13th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
RINGTALK EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TRAINER STEPHEN EDWARDS
Video shot by Kevin Perry. Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, trainer of 154lb prospect Julian Williams, talks about Maywather vs Maidana and his prediction.
September 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
UNDEFEATED BOXER FEATURED IN GATORADE DOCUMENTARY
Gatorade is producing a five-part series of digital shorts called “Gatorade Win From Within” The Series.” Each story will feature an athlete who has achieved greatness against all odds to reach seemingly impossible goals and embodies the “Win From Within” spirit, an inner drive to push and improve their performance daily. Boxer Bobby Hornsby is featured in the video below.
September 10th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- It was an early summer morning in 1972, Eddie Machen, once the #1 ranked heavyweight contender was found dead lying in the driveway of the apartment building he lived in on the 3300 block of Mission St. here in The City. Right next to the greasy spoon that still is the Nulite Kitchen, Eddie had been living here since his 1967 retirement brought about by his losing to unheralded Boone Kirkman.
EDDIE LIKED BOOZE & PHARMACY DRUGS
After boxing, Eddie got a job with the Teamsters and worked odd jobs for local businesses. Among other things, Eddie drank a lot at the four bars and the bowling alley that were all within 200 feet of his front door.
CUS KEPT FLOYD AWAY FROM THREE GUYS
Unlike a lot of older fighters, Machen who was born in Redding, CA, a city around 100 miles north of San Francisco, didn’t show any obvious signs (at least to me) from the residual effects of over 60 fights. Truth be told, then champion Floyd Patterson’s manager Cus D’Amato, kept Floyd away from Eddie, Zora Folley, and Sonny Liston. Sonny would get Patterson after Floyd, no longer able to face the public’s constant clamoring for him to face Sonny, that Floyd finally told Cus to make the fight. D’Amato’s reluctance to fight Machen and Foley was based on Cus’s belief that both Machen and Zora were too cute and would box circles around Floyd.
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September 10th, 2014 By RingTalk
SMALL TOWN AMERICAN WITH BIG ASPIRATIONSWhen someone speaks of small town America, it is presumed that this is a small Midwest community that brings visions of hard working people and family owned businesses. These folks have a higher propensity to lookout for the best interest of their community. All is true in this situation except for the fact that this community also exists beyond the contiguous US.
Prichard’s hometown Orocovis is located in the center of Puerto Rico, commonly referred to as Corazón de Puerto Rico (Heart of Puerto Rico). It has a population of 23,000 and is landlocked by surrounding counties. There is limited access to a well-equipped gym and boxing resources. Despite these obstacles Prichard and his team (Team Colon) are driven for success.
Team Colon includes his father Richard who trains him & older brother Ricardo who also helps. Richard and Ricardo have both served our country, Richard served in the US Army and Ricardo served in the Air force. They also serve their community by working with the youth of Orocovis, Puerto Rico.
Currently Team Colon spends their time training with the youngsters of Orocovis by teaching them about discipline, self-respect and give them an opportunity to be active. Richard asks that the parents of these youngsters to meet with him at least once every six months so that they can promote involvement in their kids’ lives. Richard understands that when parents are involved, the kids will have a higher chance at success in life. Richard influence on the kids in the community has grown year after year. Through the success of his efforts and others in the community, they have persuaded the town of Orocovis City Council to build a gym.
September 4th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
BROOK STABBED AGAIN ON VACATION
JUST BEAT “HOUSE GUY” ON SHOWTIME
The 28-year old Brook bested previously unbeaten Shawn Porter (25-1, 15 KOs) a fortnight ago in what was a upset to some. Not I, as this writer is of the opinion Kell Brook has untapped talent as well as possibly unlimited pugilistic potential.
NOT FIRST TIME BROOK HAS BEEN KNIFED
Last month former British and European champion Jamie Moore was shot in both legs while in Marbella, Spain training middleweight (160) Matthew Macklin. And THIS is the second time Brook has been been a stabbing victim. READ MORE…