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.
FLOYD LIKE GIRL WHO TEASES SEX READ MORE…
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 12th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
MAYWEATHER AND MAIDANA FIGHT TOMORROW IN A REMATCH
Floyd Mayweather won their first bout by Majority decision in May. Mayweather vows to knock out Maidana this time around. Rapper Rick Ross will be performing.
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.
D’AMATO KNEW FLOYD’S FAULT LINES READ MORE…
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…
September 2nd, 2014 By Kevin Perry
SOLID BOXING CARD EMANATES FROM THE UK
Las Vegas, NV-This weekend the UK beats out the US in quality. Lets take a look at the grades of this weekends bouts. Showtime once again puts on a mediocre card, with a trio of Al Haymon advised fighters in percieved showcase fights.
Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs) vs Carl Frampton (18-0, 13 KOs)
IBF super bantamweight title
TV:AWE Network in United States
Saturday, September 6th: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Fight would garner an A, however Frampton who happens to be the challenger stopped Martinez in their first bout. Martinez, a native of Spain has won 4 in row since then, all by stoppage. Three fights ago he won the vacant IBF title. Frampton packs pop and is a good boxer puncher. Martinez is the typical come forward brawler. He won’t be intimidated by Framptons hometown advantage as he’s fought all over the world. He won His last bout in Japan against former world champion Hozumi Hasegawa. Both have improved since their first encounter. Have to favor the house fighter Frampton who appears to be the only fighter at 122lbs that could make for a competitive matchup with unified champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Frampton is one of the best young fighters in the UK, and looks to make a statement in this highly anticipated rematch.
Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) vs Emmanuel Taylor (18-2, 12 KOs)
Junior Welterweight(140lb) fight
TV:Showtime Championship boxing
Saturday, September 6th: US Bank Arena, Cincinatti, Ohio
Taylor is actually a good test. Decent skills, a little pop as well. However his calculated style means he can be outworked, and Broner can be exciting against the right opponent, just wouldn’t bet on it here. A positive is that this is a homecoming of sorts for Broner, and it will be interesting to see if he can become a ticket seller in his hometown. Undercard features Lucas Matthysse and Andre Berto against subpar opposition. READ MORE…
September 1st, 2014 By Kevin Perry
San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had webmaster Kevin Perry and writer Zak Young!
SUNDAY HOUR ONE IS BOXING!
The Sunday two-hour edition of Ring Talk also starts at 11 AM PT. Hour one is boxing, hour two is all MMA.
RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.
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.
Bernard Hopkins vs Segey Kovalev READ MORE…
August 24th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
GOLOVKIN & KLITSCHKO PROMOTER TALKS “BIG FIGHTS”
SATURDAY ONE-HOUR SHOW COMBINES BOXING & MMA!
This Saturday one-hour program starts at 11 AM PT and combines boxing and MMA. The Sunday two-hour edition of Ring Talk also starts at 11 AM PT. Hour one is boxing, hour two is all MMA.
RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program with Tom Loeffler click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.
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
Leave questions or comments for our host Pedro Fernandez to read and answer on our show! Do you have something you want to say about the current state of boxing or MMA? You have a question for our host? Leave them below in the comments section. Ringtalk radio airs every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST.
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.
Ringtalk radio airs live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. Two hours on Sunday. Hour 1 is boxing. To listen use browser above or link below.