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RUSSELL JR TOPS WEEKEND RESULTS

RUSSELL STOPS SHOPWORN JHOHNNY GONZALEZ ON SHOWTIME

LAS VEGAS, NV- Looks like the odds makers were right. Featherweight contender Gary Russell Jr(26-1, 15 KOs) was just too young and too fast for the 33 year-old Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KOs) Saturday night at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Gonzalez looked slow from the opening bell. showtime-logo-240-001Russell knocked the Mexican down in round three with a right hook. It appeared that Jhonny never fully recovered from that shot and was down again twice in round four as Russell claims the WBC featherweight title. Gary somewhat redeems himself from the listless performance last year against WBO championVasyl Lomachenko(3-1, 1 KO) losing a clear decision. While Lomachenko is the superior talent, Russell should be expected to do better in a rematch.

CLOSE BOUT GOES TO HOUSE FIGHTER

In the televised undercard Jermell Charlo (26-0, 11 KOs) defeated Vanes Martirosyan (35-2-1,21 KOs) by unanimous nod. Vanes pressed the action and landed the cleaner blows, yet the Al Haymon managed Charlo was awarded the victory by scores of 96-94 twice and an absurd 97-93.

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TWO SHOWTIME BOXING CARDS SATURDAY

GONZALEZ DEFENDS IN VEGAS, BROOK IN UK

Jhonny "KO" Gonzalez

Jhonny “KO” Gonzalez


Las Vegas, NV- In 2013 former three time world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) silenced any and all critics. Viewed as a shot fighter, certainly past his prime, Johnny knocked out heavily favored WBC 126 lb. champ Abner Mares in what was a huge upset.

CAN JHONNY UPSET AL HAYMON’S GUY (AGAIN)?

Since stopping Mares, he has defended th WBC featherweight (126 lb.) title twice. The 33 year-old faces a formidable challenger on Saturday in former U.S. Olympian Gary Russell Jr.(25-1. 14 KOs), Live from the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

RUSSELL “CODDLED” ON WAY UP

The American, once a hot prospect has received criticism for facing weak opposition in building an undefeated mark. He lost a clear decision last year against two-time Olympic Gold medal winner Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KOs). This time Russell steps in against a veteran with formidable punching power. Ironically, the Mexican champion is the betting underdog here in town.

VANES DUMPS TRAINER AT WRONG TIME? Read more

LISTEN RING TALK MMA & ZACK YOUNG

RONDA ROUSEY READY TO PISS BRAZIL OFF!

Ronda Rousey Mocking Opponents

Ronda Rousey Mocks Opponent

San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez talked UFC/MMA with Sports Overnight America Weekend Edition co-host Zack “Attack” Young who takes us through the world of MMA and the UFC which will include Ronda Rousey going to Brazil August 1 to defend her UFC 135 lb. title.

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BLAME LOU DUVA FOR CHAVEZ-TAYLOR RESULT

ISHE SMITH “POPS OFF” KNOWING ONLY HALF STORY
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San Francisco, CA- Nothing irks me more about the Internet than how people bend history like it’s clay and mold it into a pile of s*it based on nothing but speculation, and sometimes in boxing, racial preference. Case and point, referee Richard Steele asked Meldrick Taylor twice to acknowledge him after getting knoxked down by Julio Cesar Chavez in the waning seconds of a fight some 25 years ago this month at the Las Vegas Hilton. After reading ex-Contender TV guy and IBF champion for a nanosecond, Ishe Smith’s dead wrong account on Facebook made me cringe because it was so contrary to reality!

MR. ISHE SMITH “MONDAY MORNING QB” TYPE

Ishe “Mr. Excitement” Smith says, “It was one of the worst stoppages in boxing history.” Was Mr. Smith there? No, but because he has a keyboard and access to You Tube, he’s thinks he’s a boxing historian when in reality Professor Fernandez is about to hand Ishe an F, and not based on his opinion, but rather his not knowing the facts involving those closing seconds of round 12.

BRUTAL BATTLE LIKE DIEGO CORRALES-JOSE CASTILLO I

When the 12th round started, Meldrick Taylor was up in the minds of most on the scorecards. Possessing that Philadelphia “gym” mentality, Taylor went to Chavez because cornerman Lou Duva told he needed the round to win, when as I said he was in front, at least on two cards anyway. Taylor gets floored with about 15 seconds left, I’m in row 5 center behind him Taylor as referee Richard Steele issued the 8 count. When he was done counting he TWICE asked Meldrick to acknowledge him (in order to continue).

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JAY Z, ARUM, COTTO, GOLOVKIN, ALI AND MORE

COTTO HAS ARUM BLOWIN’ HEAD GASKET

Bob "Cotto is not a man" Arum

Bob “Cotto is not a man” Arum


San Francisco, CA- If we were still in the age of newspapers, come Tuesday morning in the San Francisco Chronicle, Hall of Fame writer Jack Fiske would be telling us that he’s hearing Miguel Cotto, the recognized World lineal middleweight champ (39-4, 32 KOs) might “dump his title’ rather than fight the obvious 160 lb. heir apparent and WBA kingpin Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs. Cotto, who reportedly made more in two fights on his own than he did his entire time with Top Rank has again parted ways with Bob Arum and he is furious.

WARD & COTTO NOW WITH JAY Z & ROC NATION SPORTS

Jay Z  Has Arum Fuming!

Jay Z Has Arum Fuming!

Like Andre Ward, Cotto also inked up with Roc Nation Sports this week and will fight June 6 in probably Madison Square Garden, but with a good undercard and right opponent, Cotto could play Yankee Stadium. The only thing we can be sure about the oppoent for June 6 is that it is not Golovkin. Golovkin’s HBO numbers continue to impress and eventually Cotto will have to, “S*it or get off the pot” regarding GGG. Cotto is looking hard at IBF 154 lb. guy Cornelius Bundridge for June, thus forget I even mentioned Yankee Stadium as Bundridge couldn’t sell out his front room. .

ALI-FRAZIER I CAST ALMOST ALL GONE Read more

JOHNNY BOS DEATH TWO YEARS LATER

REMEMBERING NOT FORGOTTEN “ALL NIGHT” BOS

Johnny "Fashion Plate" Bos

Johnny “Fashion Plate” Bos


San Francisco, CA- It’s been three years since legendary insomniac (and matchmaker) Johnny Bos checked out of the hotel of life. A natural demise due to heart issues in his Florida home in May 2013, Bos, like Elvis, Madonna & Cher, rarely was he called anything but Bos.

BOS’ ABILITY TO KEEP SECRET ALMOST NILL

Shortly after his death I mused on how Bos might have faked his demise for he was the ultimate joker. The answer to that was also very clear. Unless it had anything to do with jail or taxes, Johnny Bos couldn’t keep a secret if his life depended on it.

Most people, at least since the advent of the Internet by email, social media, etc. But pre Internet, Bos had long distance bills that exceeded $4,000 a month. His diet for five straight years consisted of hamburgers and Cokes. That was it!

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LISTEN RING TALK WITH PACO VALCARCEL

WBO PRESIDENT OUTS “OTHER 3″ SANCTIONING BODIES

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez spent time with WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel.. Just returning from South America where he was doing benevolent matters for the downtrodden, Valcarcel was asked about the WBO’s dedication to youth programs in some 25 countries. Said Paco, “Where are the other three (WBA, WBC, IBF)?”

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TYSON FURY WIN SECURES KLITSCHKO & MORE

“GIANT GYPSY” FURY BEATS LESSER GUY

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury


San Francisco, CA- If you look at this picture, can you believe Tyson Fury is only 26 years old? Forget the hair loss, he looks like a 6’7 bus driver with a midriff. That being said, Fury (24-0, 18 whacks) seemingly “pity patted” his way to a TKO 8 win, this after dropping 15-1 underdog Christian Hammer (17-4, 10 KOs) in round five at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

TYSON FURY CAN’T SING ALL THAT WELL

The #1 ranked WBO heavyweight contender, like the Elvis impersonator Tyson Fury or not, (and most people seemingly don’t) the “King of The Irish Gypsies” is now set to face World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 54 KOs) after Wald takes out American Bryant Jennings in a few weeks. A Philadelphian, as Don King would say, “Jennings has two chances. Slim and none, and Slim just left town.” As for Fury, size is his only attribute for if he wasn’t 6’7. he’d be driving a bus and not fightin’ for the title.

“FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE” IN IBF TITLE TILT

In his native Belfast, Ireland, Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) made an initial defense of the IBF 122 lb. diadem look easy with a TKO 5 over top rated Californian Chris Avalos (25-3, 19 KOs) at the Odyssey Arena. Avalos, who talked as if were King Kong fought like much less as the shorter Frampton worked him over from the start. The referee halted matters with Avalos on unsteady pins in round five at 1:33.

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GOLOVKIN WIN TOPS BOXING RESULTS

GGG REMAINS KING OF MIDDLEWEIGHTS (160)

Triple G

Triple G

Los Angeles, CA- WBA, IBO, and newly crowned WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) brutalized Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) for just over 10 rounds on Saturday’s installment of HBO World Championship Boxing from the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  Murray landed his own shots at times, but did nothing to deter the relentless pressure of the champion.  Golovkin passed his toughest test yet, and rumors have been swirling that he carried Murray to get some rounds in.  If you ask me, I think he did start to carry his foe after knocking him down twice in round 4.  Gennady had Murray in serious trouble but took his foot off the gas to get some more ring time.  After all, his last fight did not even go two full rounds.

COTTO OR JCC JR. NEXT?

Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) won the lineal middleweight championship from a badly faded Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) who had only had one fight in about 18 months prior to facing Cotto.  Knee injuries derailed Martinez’ career, and he was a shell of his former self when he took on the Puerto Rican.  Now, Cotto appears unwilling to defend his title against GGG, who expressed interest in a unification match after stopping Murray.  Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., however, seems like he may be willing to take on the Kazakhstan bruiser. Read more

RING TALK BOXING FEATURES LARRY MERCHANT

FLOYD MANS UP TO CHALLENGE PACMAN
San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez spoke with former HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant about the upcoming super fight Mayweather vs Pacquaio. Also reviewed “GGG” Gennady Golovkins impressive stoppage of Martin Murry.

Larry Merchant Drawing by Gabe McIntosh (2003)

Larry Merchant Drawing by Gabe McIntosh (2003)

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MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO IS ON!

SUPER FIGHT BECOMES REALITY!

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao is on for May 2nd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather opens a near 3-1 favorite. PPV reportedly will be around 100 dollars for the HD broadcast. The debate now begins on who will win this mega-matchup that is considered the biggest fight in boxing history!

Mayweather-Pacquiao

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THE “WHACKY” PEOPLE OF NEWMAN’S GYM

Hall of Fame Writer Jack Fiske

Hall of Fame Writer Jack Fiske

HISTORIC LANDMARK HAD MANY CHARACTERS

San Francisco, CA- The famed Herman-Newman’s boxing gym at 312 Leavenworth St. was located in a neighborhood here known as the Tenderloin. It is an area ripe with cheap hotels, hookers, drag queens, drug dealers and thugs. And yet, in the more than 15 years I made the trek downtown, with the exception of one fighter having had a pound of weed stolen out of his car by another boxer, I can’t recall anybody getting hurt going to or from the boxing shrine.

BILLY NEWMAN’S FAILING HEALTH

In the latter 1970s, Billy Newman, who had bought his partner Herman out, was in failing health. The gym wasn’t making much money, partially because Billy didn’t collect dues diligently. Many youths like myself would end up paying the $10 membership fee maybe once or twice a year. As Newman began to slide health wise, he put one of his employees Henry “Don” Stewart in charge of the oldest standing boxing gym in the United States. Stewart collected dues on a more regular basis, but he wouldn’t know a left hook from a bass hook.

DON’S TOUPEE LIKE HOCKEY HELMET

Don Stewart was a nice guy who slightly deceived people when it came to his abilities as a trainer. We’d watch him bulls*it people coming in for his “white collar” boxing classes. Don, a former employee of the YMCA on Leavenworth & Golden Gate Sts., would tell people he trained the likes of Sonny Liston, George Foreman, neither of which was true. But Stewart had these pictures of him with both men post workout and the easily gullible didn’t realize it was Don, who wore the most hideous wig in boxing, posing for a photo op, so they’d sign up for his class.

LISTON WAS INTIMIDATING TO ME NOT! Read more

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