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ADULT ENOUGH TO BROACH “NO-NOS”

Floyd Mayweather & Leonard Ellerbe

Floyd Mayweather & Leonard Ellerbe


San Francisco, CA– As somebody that favors himself as an American Constitutionalist and Historian of sorts, few things get past me. The recent Supreme Court rulings that legalized Same Sex marriage and Obamacare would not have been a shock had you studied US history.

SAN FRANCISCO BORN & RAISED

Born in what was then the last real bastion of liberalism, Northern California, I might be queer to some of you. A strange Hetero that has traveled the world extensively, my queerness is that I believe everyone should get food, an education and medical care.

BEING GAY AND PROFESSIONAL BOXING

When I was asked to “out” a professional boxer in the early part of this century, I told his people that the timing was not right. As it turns out, the fighter Orlando Cruz did come out in 2012, or a decade after this was first broached.

EMILE GRIFFITH & TYSON MANAGER? Read more

CBS & NBC WEEKEND BOXING RESULTS

PRETTY GOOD WEEKEND OF NETWORK TV BOXING

Porter Attacks Broner

Porter Attacks Broner


San Francisco, CA– Twas’ an eventful weekend of professional boxing presented by Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions as “Big Al” had fights on both the NBC & CBS TV Networks.

NBC CARD FURTHER EXPOSED BRONER

From the first round on, Adrien Broner was afraid to exchange with Shawn Porter, instead hugging the eventual Unanimous Decision winner as if he were contemplating “an alternative” lifestyle. Round after round, referee Tony Weeks allowed Broner to hold, until finally taking a point in round 11.

BRONER NOT A “THREAT” ANYMORE

Broner, again fighting for a place near the top of the 147 lb. weight class is simply too small to fight at welterweight. He looks chubby, fat is a better term, as it appears that the Broner who fought at 135, just ate himself out of contention.

ADRIEN “SHUTOUT” SAID ONE JUDGE

One jurist, Eric Cheek saw the fight 118-108, this even though Broner scored a 12th round knockdown over Porter who was ahead 115-111 (Dave Moretti) and 114-112 ( Adelaide Byrd) toi move his pro ledger to 26-1-1, 18 whacks! Broner declines to 30-2, 22 KOs.

BEST FIGHTER OF WEEKEND IS SPENCE JR? Read more

LISTEN RING TALK MMA ON UFC 188 & CAIN

DID UFC CHAMP BUY HIMSELF A TACO TRUCK?

Cain "Mr. Carbs" Velasquez

Cain “Mr. Carbs” Velasquez


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez expanded on UFC 188 and the heavyweight title defense by champion Cain Velasquez. Although he has taken off the pounds, this is what he looked like before training camp. YIKES! Challenger Fabrice Werdum is primed and ready. But again is Cain?

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

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Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart Radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone and or Tablet.

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RON LYLE HAD MUHAMMAD ALI BEAT?

QUESTION SHRINK COULD ANSWER & VIDEO AT END

Ron Lyle

Ron Lyle


Emeryville, CA– If you ever awaken from Anestesia induced slumber, have a pen and paper handy or a cell voice voice recorder. Because if you’re anything like myself, you’ll wake up with a myriad of thoughts and memories, some of which I was able to scribble on the bootom of a tissue box.

“THAT’S CASSIUS CLAY” SAID MY FATHER

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali


The effects were reliving a few of my own fights, waking up like they had just occurred. There was the first time I saw Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay in San Francisco’s Herman-Newman’s Gym circa five years of age.

DAD SAID “FOREMAN COULD KILL A MAN”

There was then bully George Foreman, only just 17 and his domination of professional heavyweights in mid 1967, a good year and a half before winning the 1968 Olympic Gold Medal. The admission charge, sometimes in effect was 50 cents.

REMEMBERING ZENITH OF RON LYLE

As is the case with both dreams and going to the amusement park, all you can do is go along for the ride. That being the case, Ron Lyle came to mind. Dont know why as I hadn’t seen the Denver, CO native in a decade or so. But it wasn’t my times with Ron while he was training fighters in Johnny Tocco’s Main Street Gym, this segment of the flashback brought me back to May 1975 and Ron’s challenge of then heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. Read more

BROOK DEFENDS IBF TITLE IN UK SATURDAY

BROOK EXPECTED TO SHINE IN SHOWCASE FIGHT

Las Vegas, NVIBF welterweight (147 lb.) champion Kell Brook(34-0, 23 Kos) isn’t facing the most formidable foe in Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday from the O2 Arena in London. Internet television should be available circa 1 PM PT.

Kell Brook

Kell Brook

Gavin is a pretty good domestic fighter of UK ilk. A former amateur world champion, Britain’s first, unfortunately Gavin hasn’t fought the level of Brook as a professional. If Brook is to become the superstar outside of the UK, he needs to win impressively. Considering his rival countryman Amir Khan beat Chris Algieri Friday night on Spike TV and a potential domestic super fight looms in the near future, Kell can’t afford to slip here. This will be the Brit’s second fight since a knife attack in Spain last year left his leg severely injured.

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SIGNORELLA PREVIEWS KHAN/ALGIERI TILT!

PBC on SPIKE

PBC on SPIKE

Las Vegas, NV – Boxing’s super busy schedule trudges forward this weekend with another installment of Al Haymon’s successful network time share fight series “Premiere Boxing Champions”.  This week’s card will be typified by an intriguing welterweight (147 lb.) scrap between two charismatic and world elite combatants when former two-time jr. welterweight (140) belt holder Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) faces former jr. welterweight strap carrier Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 12 or less rounds of throw down.  Live televised coverage begins FRIDAY at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York on Spike TV.

Khan (left) smashing an opponent with a deadly left hook

Khan (left) smashing an opponent with a deadly left hook

 

AMIR KHAN OR A MERE CON?

Going into his 19th professional bout against (at the time) unbeaten contender Breidis Prescott, the buzz was high for Amir to rise to the top of the game. Khan, however got starched by a right hand from Prescott and lasted just 54 seconds in the bout (L KO 1). Removed from the embarrassment against Prescott, Amir went on to win eight straight (3 KOs) and managed to pick up the WBA and IBF straps. That win streak was highlighted with victories over Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera (W TD 5), Paulie Malignaggi (W TKO 11), Zab Judah (KO 5) and Marcos Maidana (W UD 12). Read more

LISTEN RING TALK BOXING AARON SNOWELL

MIKE TYSON TRAINER DEEP IN KNOWLEDGE & HISTORY

Aaron Snowell

Aaron Snowell


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez and boxing trainer turned community leader Aaron Snowell talked the game in a way the RT family can relate to. Mike Tyson’s trainer at the time of the Tokyo meltdown with Buster Douglas, Snowell has paid his dues.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart Radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone and or Tablet.

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KHAN FACES ALGIERI FRIDAY ON SPIKE TV

A WIN FOR KHAN PUTS HIM IN MAYWEATHER SWEEPSTAKES

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has one fight left on his legendary six fight contract with Showtime. That last bout is rumored to take place in September. One of the frontrunners to face the megastar is former 140lb world champion Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) of the United Kingdom.

Khan (left)

Khan (left)

Khan, a former Olympic silver medalist is fast and rangy with good power. His achilles heel is his chin or lack of ability in taking a punch. He has been knocked out twice in his three losses, and been hurt on multiple occasions in bouts. Friday night he makes his debut on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV versus the light punching Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs), live from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York.

KHAN IN “MUST” AND “SHOULD” WIN SPOT

Algieri is coming off a one-sided defeat to Manny Pacquiao last year where he was knocked down six times. Algieri is the perfect opponent at this stage of Khan’s career and the odds reflect such. Odds at William Hill have Khan as a 14-1 favorite. Algieri shouldn’t be able to hurt Khan, and if the Brit can eclipse Pacquiao’s dominant performance over Algieri with a stoppage win, he could become the front runner to face Mayweather.

CAN ALGIERI PULL OFF THE UPSET?
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LISTEN RING TALK BOXING AND JOHN SIGNORELLA

SIGNORELLA ON BOXING RETURNITH
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San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez welcomed back transplanted (NY to Vegas) staff writer

John Signorella

John Signorella

John Signorella. Never one to shy away from controversy, Mr. Tell It Like It Is meets Mr. Tell It Like It Is as Pedro and Johnny engage in some great radio going through the NBC fight results, Al Haymon and more!

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart Radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone and or Tablet.

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BOXING REBIRTH ON FREE TV THREATENED

“BOXING ESTABLISHMENT” PICKED YOUR POCKET

Al Haymon

Al Haymon


San Francisco, CA– The sport of boxing has been missing from the TV Guide of the American masses for almost a quarter century. While there are a plethora of reasons why boxing could not get on Network TV, the bottom line is the “Boxing Establishment,” which can easily be described as the games’s top 2% greatly flourished in a time when it’s audience was significantly shrinking.

NO NETWORK TV “INTENTIONAL” BY ARUM, ET AL?

Stop scratching your head and I’ll take you down the road of greed that kept the sport from Network TV and why people like promoters Bob Arum, Don King, et al, really didn’t care whether they had Network TV or not because they were pocketing millions on Pay Per View.

ARUM DIDN’T GET BOXING BACK ON FREE TV

Again, if you’re making hundreds of millions of dollars serving a minuscule percentage of the US population, why would Arum and company need to reach out to the masses? They didn’t need to and apparently didn’t want to put boxing on Network TV because “the boxing establishment” was getting fatter than the late Cedric Kushner in the 1980s sans any Network or free TV.

HAYMON & ARUM HAVE BITTER DIFFERENCES

Al Haymon and Bob Arum are Harvard graduates. That is where the comparisons stop. Haymon is a Black entrepreneur who made money promoting musical acts. Arum is a White ex-US Attorney General and admitted Felon who made his money in boxing and wedlock.

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DIRRELL-DEGALE FOR IBF TITLE ON NBC

MICHIGAN NATIVE FACES BRIT IN BOSTON?

Las Vegas, NV– Influential boxing manager Al Haymon’s “dog and pony show” also known as Premier Boxing Champions goes on the road Saturday, this time making it’s way to the obscure Agganis Arena in Beantown.

DeGale aiming for victory on Saturday

DeGale aiming for victory on Saturday

In the main event Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) of Flint, Michigan, faces 2008 Olympic Gold medalist James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) of London, England for the vacant IBF super-middleweight title. The fight will be broadcast live on NBC at 130 PM PT/430 PM ET.

DIRRELL INACTIVE, DEGALE ON ROLL

DeGale is the fighter that appears to have good momentum going into this match. In his last fight he was impressive in stopping former world title challenger Marco Antonio Perban in three rounds. Prior to that, he stopped Andre Ward’s stablemate Brandon Gonzalez (then 18-0) inside of four frames. Ironically Dirrell has only fought five times in the last five years. The opposition during that span isn’t even worth the mention.

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LISTEN NOW RING TALK GOLOVKIN, FRAZIER-FOREMAN

FRAZIER-FOREMAN TITLE CHANGE AS IT HAPPENED

Foreman Fells Frazier by Howard Cosell

Foreman Fells Frazier by Howard Cosell


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez takes you back to 1973 and Howard Cosell calling the George Foreman-Joe Frazier I massacre. Also, Gennady Golovkin’s win Saturday was front and center with Kevin Perry as were a host of items and boxing news bites that you aren’t going to get anywhere else.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart Radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone and or Tablet.

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GGG STOPS MONROE IN SIX

GOLOVKIN EARNS 20TH STRAIGHT STOPPAGE

Las Vegas, NV
-In another dominant performance WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) increases his status as one of the top fighters in the world.

Gennday "GGG" Golovkin

Gennday “GGG” Golovkin

In front of a raucous crowd Saturday night at the Forum in Los Angeles, it became clear that in stopping middleweight contender Willie Monroe (19-2, 6 KOs), that he not only solidified himself as a great fighter but also a bonafide attraction. The top fighters in or near the division will soon run out of excuses to avoid the fighter originally from Kazakhstan.

MONROE DOWN IN ROUND TWO

Round one was the usual feel out round with Golovkin stalking, but mostly analyzing his opponent. After measuring his foe in the first, Gennady knocked Monroe down twice in round two. He rose both times unsteady but showed tremendous heart in surviving the round.


GOLOVKIN CARRIES MONROE IN MIDDLE ROUNDS

According to Golovkin’s comments in the post fight interview, he carried Monroe in the middle rounds. Monroe landed a significant number of punches, in rounds four and five. Golovkin at times goaded his opponent to keep firing. In the fourth Monroe outlanded the Kazakh 33 to 30. However Monroe had a mere six KO’s and was never a threat to hurt Golovkin. Wanting to give his paying customers more than a three round blowout, he slightly took his foot off the gas.

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CANELO WIN TOPS WEEKEND BOXING RESULTS

CANELO USES KIRKLAND AS HUMAN PIÑATA

Las Vegas, NV– After last weeks “Fight of The Century” failed to live up to even the most minimal of expectations, Saturday was an opportunity for Mexico’s biggest star to make a statement.

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez


In a live fight that was broadcast on HBO after the replay of Mayweather-Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez put on a thrilling show in front of over 30,000 fans at Minute Maid Park in Houston Texas, home the Houston Astros. Canelo and James Kirkland went tit for tat for three brutal rounds. Fortunately for Canelo and his legions of fans, he was the one doing most of the pitching and the brave Kirkland most of the catching.

MEXICAN SCORES THREE KNOCKDOWNS

Kirkland put the pressure on early, putting Canelo’s back on the ropes. However, the Mexican weathered the storm and started countering James’ attack. A left hook followed by a right hand sent the Houston resident reeling backwards and then to the canvas. Kirkland survived the round and did some work in round two. In round three he soaked up shot after shot, Canelo was able to hit him with everything. An uppercut dropped James and he got up a second time. Canelo chopped him down a third time with a blistering overhand right that appeared to put Kirkland asleep KO 3. Alvarez ups his record to 45-1-1, 32 KOs while Kirkland drops to 32-2, 28 KOs.

 

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HBO, CBS, TRU TV & ESPN ODDS AND PREDICTIONS

CANELO-KIRKLAND BETTER THAN FLOYD-MANNY

Las Vegas, NV-It’s a huge weekend of boxing as prizefighting makes it’s way back on CBS, as well as HBO on Saturday. ESPN and TRU TV also host solid boxing cards on Friday night. Boxing isn’t dead, it’s blossoming and it’s obvious that people are placing too much emphasis on Mayweather vs Pacquiao.

Canelo Alvarez faces James Kirkland Saturday

Canelo Alvarez faces James Kirkland Saturday

Whether you thought the bout lived up to the hype or not, this weekend gives fans something to get excited about. Sometimes certain styles don’t mesh, but on HBO more than likely we will see one of the best fights of the year. Fortunately it will be featured directly after the Mayweather vs Pacquiao replay.

 

HBO Championship Boxing

SATURDAY(9PM ET/PT)

Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) vs James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs)

154 lbs. (Junior Middleweight)

Odds: Canelo 3.5-1 favorite

Fighters have a combined 59 KO’s. Looks like a barnburner on paper. Kirkland has been out of the ring since December 2013, and has switched trainers. Rumors are that Kirkland is taking the bout seriously and is in shape. Alvarez, a good counterpuncher with quick hands won’t have to look for Kirkland. His swarming high volume style should make for some heated exchanges. The question mark here is Kirkland’s chin. If he is able to take the best that Canelo has to offer, expect an upset here. Canelo is the sharper of the two with the better defense, but he may be in for a world of pain from James’ relentless attack. He is not known for posessing great stamina.

 

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS

SATURDAY(4PM ET/1PM PT)

Omar Figueroa (44-1-1, 31 KOs) vs Ricky Burns (32-1, 28 KOs)

140 lbs. (Junior Welterweight)

Odds: Figueroa 2.5-1 favorite

Burns appears to be past it, but Omar has not fought the same level of opposition. Figueroa on the rise, and Burns is not. Good solid test for the Texan in his first fight at 140lbs. Should put on a good show and win a decision against the Brit.

 

TRU TV

FRIDAY(10PM PT/ET)

Glen Tapia (23-1, 15 KOs) vs Michael Soro (25-1-1, 15 KOs)

154 lbs. (Junior Middleweight)

Odds: Tapia 2-1

Soro an unknown commodity, but has a good record and has fought some good opposition. Fought for the WBO title in 2012 against Zaurbek Baysangurov (29-1, 21 KOs) giving a good account of himself for twelve rounds in the champions hometown. Friday he faces Tapia in his hometown of New Jersey. Looks like they are both on the same level. Should be a good fight. Can’t envision the Frenchman winning this bout on the cards. Tapia is a solid boxer puncher who has shown improvement since his lone loss to James Kirkland. Tapia by close decision with the winner becoming a serious contender in the 154lb division.

ESPN2

FRIDAY(9PM ET/6PM PT)

Amir Mansour (21-1, 16 KOs) vs Joey Dawejko (14-3-2, 7 KOs)

201+ lbs. (Heavyweight)

Odds: Mansour 4-1

Haven’t seen Dawejko, but was a good amateur, and at 24 appears to be on the rise. Mansour is 42, but a fresh 42 and is such a hard puncher, got to go with the him. Dawejko’s record is mediocre at best.

Kevin Perry

 

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