August 26th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
2014 CALENDAR HAS BEEN LESS THAN STELLAR
Las Vegas, NV-Looking back at the first 8 months of the year and it’s hard to even think of any fights that were truly memorable. There were a few good ones, such as John Molina’s brave effort in a 11th round knockout loss to Lucas Matthysse, and Terrence Crawfords 9th round knockout win over Yuri Gamboa in defense of his WBO lightweight title. Besides those, especially at the elite level most fights have been somewhat dull as the favored fighter has generally won in fights he was highly favored in. The difficulty of getting the best out there to fight the best has hurt the sport. Even then that doesn’t always guarantee an action packed contest. There are a few big fights on the horizon, one that stands out, the others with somewhat predictable outcomes.
Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana 2
WBA and WBC welterweight championship
September 13th, Showtime PPV
For the 70 plus dollar price tag, and the fact that all the entertainment value comes from the B side (Maidana) it just isn’t worth the purchase. Add to the fact that it only took Floyd six rounds to figure out the Argentine the last time. This fight should be one-sided and unless Maidana can pull off something dramatic, expect a technical but unexciting performance from Floyd. Not to say Floyd isn’t brilliant at what he does, it just isn’t entertaining.
Gennady Golovkin vs Marco Antonio Rubio
WBA middleweight championship
October 18th, HBO World Championship boxing
Since it’s tough for the power punching Golovkin to get big fights he gets a pass here. Rubio is a good and durable opponnent with height and power. Unfortunately he won’t be all that hard to find and will have to withstand a furious onslaught from the opening bell. Rubio will be such a heavy underdog who no one expects to win, so can’t give this a high grade. The B is mainly because “GGG” generates excitement in most of his fights as they rarely go the distance.
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August 24th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
GOLOVKIN & KLITSCHKO PROMOTER TALKS “BIG FIGHTS”
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August 21st, 2014 By Kevin Perry
DOES ANDRE WARD STILL DESERVE TO BE ON THE LIST?
1. Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs)
WBC and WBA welterweight champion
Not on the top of his game anymore as evidenced by his majority win last time out against Marcos Maidana. Still he is the best fighter in the game until he gets beat.
2. Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs)
WBA supermiddleweight champion
Ward at this stage is semi-retired. He currently is consumed with on-going litigation with his promoter Dan Goossen. Ward has also filed a federal lawsuit against Gooosen claiming he violated the Muhammed Ali Act by not providing financial disclosure for some of his earlier fights. Goossen is firing back with a 10 million dollar defamation suit. As this thing gets uglier don’t expect to see Ward in any significant fights anytime soon. I added him here, but he has no fights scheduled this year.
3. Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs)
WBO and WBA super bantamweight champion
Technically gifted and great all around talent. Now that his contract with Top Rank is over, a significant fight with WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz looms on the horizen. Many claim of the Cubans boring style, but against the right opponent such as Santa Cruz should make for an entertaining affair.
4. Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs)
WBO welterweight champion
Has slipped a little in the last few years but has still picked up some notable wins since being stopped by Juan Manuel Marquez. Beat an undefeated Tim Bradley by a wide margin to get back his WBO welterweight title, and the fight before that he shut out Brandon Rios. The Filipino congressman faces WBO junior welterweight belt-holder Chris Algieri in November in Macau, China.
5. Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs)
WBA middleweight champion READ MORE…
August 14th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
BOXING’S LONGEST RUNNING PROGRAM ALMOST REACHES 30
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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.
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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.
July 31st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
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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…
July 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry
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July 21st, 2014 By Kevin Perry
VIDEO OF HBO PROGRAM FEATURING GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN AND DANIEL GEALE WHO FACE EACH OTHER ON HBO SATURDAY
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.
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.
July 15th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
REVIEW OF THE WEEKENDS ACTION!
We go over Canelo’s victory over Erislandy Lara as well as the current state of the sport of boxing on boxings longest running radio program. 29 plus years and going strong! To listen use the link below or browser above.
July 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
FIGHTERS SQUARE OFF FOR WEIGN-IN AT MGM GRAND
July 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
HOST PEDRO FERNANDEZ INTERVIEW BOXING LEGEND SUGAR RAY LEONARD
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July 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
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June 30th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
GAMBOA CAREER AN INDICTMENT OF 50 CENT
WEIGH IN WAS “TELLING” IN MY MIND
Upon my gazing at the weigh in, I at once noticed the size advantage not only in height, but in body mass. When you look at Gamboa he had the smaller in the arms, chest, shoulders, Crawford (whose spectacular we’ll get to in a second) was at least one weight division, if not two weight classes bigger than Yuri Gamboa.
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST NEVER BEFORE “UNDERDOG”
While the odds were on the side of Crawford, there were “wise guys” who thought Yuri was the better fighter and I know one that backed him with an envelope of cash. Never before in a fight, be it amateur or professional, was the Olympic Gold medalist ever an underdog.
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