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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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“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) 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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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

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

SAN FRANCISCO BOXING LEGEND AL CITRINO

Al Citrino

“BIG AL” NOT A GUY TO MESS WITH
San Francisco, CA- Growing up in Herman-Newman’s Gym in the Tenderloin section of this City by The Bay, I ran met some individuals with unique and unequaled personalities. Today, we look back at at the career of Amadeo “Al” Citrino. Born here of Italian decent, Al was a “positive” fixture of San Francisco boxing from his professional debut in 1930 until he passed away in 1993.

BEAT ONE WORLD CHAMP, LOST TO ANOTHER

Not the tallest featherweight (126 lbs) by any means, Al stood about 5’6 and like a man he would later fight, the greater than great Henry Armstrong, lost his first professional fight which took place on May 7, 1930 at National Hall here. He would go unbeaten in 16 fights, that included two draws before losing again in 1931 at another San Francisco fight venue in Dreamland.

BOXING HAD “HOME COOKING” EVEN IN THE 1930’S

Al would engage in 15 more fights, again with a couple of draws before he lost two successive six round decisions to unheralded Pastor Galope and Joe Calder, both in the state of Washington, the only place Al fought in 13 years outside of California. Both fighters were from Washington, which made the wins losses via the result of “home cooking.” Al and Calder fought again here in 1935 and Al stopped him in two.

CLASH WITH HENRY ARMSTRONG SHOWED AL’S GRIT Read more

NO VALENTINES LOVE FOR FLOYD OR MANNY

LEGENDARY FIGHTERS NEED TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

Las Vegas, NV- Neither Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao deserve any love from sports fans at this point of their careers. Negotiations for the one fight that basically every person who has the slightest interest in boxing wants to see has appeared to hit a brick wall. Currently the vacationing Mayweather claims that he is fighting on May 2nd at MGM Grand in Las Vegas regardless of the opponent. Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, has been giving increasingly contradictory comments to the press. The fighters claim they want to fight one another, but so far “No Cigar.”

The networks Showtime and HBO, who are to supposed to be partners in this deal have also given conflicting information. The public, while losing faith that this fight will come to fruition is also losing patience. Both sides just need to sit down and iron out a deal. One has to wonder if ego’s from both sides is what is preventing this deal from being worked out.

 

TIME TO FOCUS ON UPCOMING FIGHTS Read more

SHOULD CONTACT SPORTS BE BANNED?

Arturo Gatti "Post Fight(s)

LIKE MUHAMMAD ALI ISN’T DAMAGED

San Francisco, CA-There have been many studies on the head trauma caused by boxing, as well as other “contact” sports in general. Bottom line is that if you get hit in the head “”right”” and often, unless you’re a freak of nature, you will indeed suffer from the residual effects of being struck. Every time I bring up the two-world ranked Quarry brothers, Jerry and Mike, both of whom were diagnosed with Pugilistic Dementia, of which Jerry died from, people in the business try and counter with ”Carmen Basilio and George Chuvalo took a lot of punches, and they’re fine today.” But, much like George Foreman winning the heavyweight championship at 45, they are the exception to the rule.

RECENT STUDY SAYS THREE STRIKES AND…..

An National Football League study says, ”Our research shows that three concussions may be the threshold for lasting damage.” Most high school gridiron participants are thought to have suffered three concussions before even graduating. I only had one concussion (I believe) in 19 years of off and on boxing. I can recall acting somewhat bizarre, if not outright foolish after a National Golden Gloves bout at the Showboat in Las Vegas.

NFL, BOXERS, MMA, PRO WRESTLING TOO! Read more

RING TALK LISTEN NOW: “GGG,” LENNY & “THE GHOST”

“RING TALK” WITH GOLOVKIN, “THE GHOST” & LENNY!

Gennady Golovkin "Body & Fender" Work

Gennady Golovkin “Body & Fender” Work


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez spoke with World middleweight king Gennady Golovkin, who defends in February. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, taking on Keith Thurman on NBC March 7. And Lenny williams, “Mr. Smooth” talked about Joe Louis and Ali ad what they meant to both history.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) 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.

CLICK TO LISTEN NOW

To listen to this particular program click with “GGG,” Robert Guerrero and Lenny Williams click on the black arrow in the gray box above to hit the play button.

BOXING PROMOTER CEDRIC KUSHNER DEAD

“WALRUS OF BOXING” CHECKS OUT

Cedric Kushner

Cedric Kushner


San Francisco, CA- Cedric Kushner died today in a New York City hospital. The South African who made his way to the United States cleaning up feces of wild animals on a ship circa 1970, was a well known Music Promoter before going into boxing full time. I remember his first fighter was Teddy Mann. Then a newcomer to the fight game, Mann was working Cedric constantly for money until Kushner had more in the fighter than he could possibly ever make back. “Lesson learned,” said the Kush.

REFERRED TO IN FBI STING TAPES AS “FATMAN”

His promotional run was really in the early to mid 1990s when he had an incestuous relationship with IBF President Bob Lee, who Cedric paid off with large sums of money to get the right opponents, his guys rated, optional title defenses, Lee who went to prison for this was an old school guy that he did the time instead of snitching off his confederates.

KUSHNER, ARUM, KING, ALL BRIBED LEE!

Arum even admitted in a US Dept of Justice affidavit. He thought if Lee got popped, Bob would give up Don King. Instead, only Arum was penalized for the Bribery. It was through his relationship with Lee that Cedric was able to prosper.

CEDRIC & MYSELF EARLY AM IN MINOT, ND

In the early 90s, I did a lot of TV for Cedric through the defunct Sportschannel and a number of other cable entities. It was 5:30 AM the night after a Virgil Hill fight in Minot, ND and we are waiting to board a jet for Minneapolis, Minn. At 6 AM the only eatery open at the airport was an ice cream stand. Cedric ordered and ate a half gallon of Pistachio ice cream before we boarded the flight. He was so big that he needed a seat belt extender for the large and rotund.

POST SURGERY WALRUS WAS A GREYHOUND Read more

RING TALK LISTEN NOW: “GGG,” LENNY & “THE GHOST

“RING TALK” WITH GOLOVKIN, “THE GHOST” & LENNY!

Gennady Golovkin "Body & Fender" Work

Gennady Golovkin “Body & Fender” Work


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez spoke with World middleweight king Gennady Golovkin, who defends in February. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, taking on Keith Thurman on NBC March 7. And Lenny williams, “Mr. Smooth” talked about Joe Louis and Ali ad what they meant to both history.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) 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.

CLICK TO LISTEN NOW

To listen to this particular program click with “GGG,” Robert Guerrero and Lenny Williams click on the black arrow in the gray box above to hit the play button.

MANNY PACQUIAO SECOND TO MUHAMMAD ALI

LOOKING AT THE “BIG PICTURE” FOLKS

Pacquiao Hammers Rios

Pacquiao Hammers Brandon Rios

San Francisco, CA– I was thinking about it over the weekend.  Who has had a greater impact on the world stage than undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO)? Only one boxer:  Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO).

LIKE THE BEATLES FLOYD “CAN’T BUY ME LOVE”

Granted, Floyd may have a zillion times the amount of money Manny Pacquiao possesses, but it hasn’t bought or garnered Mayweather the international respect that has been bestowed on Pacquiao as both a boxer and a man. Especially not the latter.

LET ME BLOW FLOYD’S HORN, PLEASE

People don’t know that Floyd does charitable work that he doesn’t seek credit for. But being an elected Philippine Congressman is hard for anybody to top, let alone the native of Grand Rapids, MI, Mayweather. Even with that undefeated mark and a thousand championship belts, a lot of people scorn Mayweather and I don’t think the Pope would see him but he probably would make himself available for Manny.

“WATER COOLER” TALK CREDITS PACMAN

Manny had a string of fights, win, lose, or draw, that in the eyes of a good number of fans were more entertaining, and in two cases more damaging, than Mayweather’s wins.  Manny destroyed both Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley, while Floyd won decisions.

PACQUIAO HAS ALL THE DEMOGRAPHICS Read more

DEONTAY WILDER WIN IS GREAT FOR BOXING

WILDER IS THE NEW CHAMP

Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder

Many questioned the chin of Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KO) before Saturday night.  Wilder answered those questions by taking some flush shots from one of the hardest punchers in the division in Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 22 KO).  Many questioned the stamina of Wilder before the Stiverne bout.  He had not gone past 4 rounds.  He went all twelve with Bermane, and won virtually every round.  Wilder captured the WBC heavyweight (200+) belt in the process.

WIDE DECISION WIN BETTER THAN A KNOCKOUT?

Wilder had a 100% knockout ratio before the contest, but saw it drop to about 96.96% versus the Haitian.  The scorecards were 118-108, 119-108, and 120-107 in favor of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama native.  He had Stiverne hurt on several occasions, but Bermane was tough and fought until the end.  Stiverne has never been knocked down, and the one stoppage loss on his record was highly questionable.  A quick knockout would have added to the legend of Wilder’s power, but a boxing lesson is even more impressive.  Stiverne was coming off back-to-back wins over Chris Arreola (35-4, 31 KO), who was long considered America’s heavyweight hope.  Wilder has now taken that title from Arreola by defeating his conqueror.

LOUD-MOUTH FURY NEXT? Read more

THE MIKE TYSON STORY CONTINUES MONDAY

SERIES ON “IRON MIKE” RETURNITH MONDAY

Don King & Mike Tyson (1988)

Don King & Mike Tyson (1988)


San Francisco, CA- We will go back and conclude our multifaceted look at former World heavyweight champ Mike Tyson on Monday. Parts 1 through 5 are posted in link form here if you didn’t catch 1-5.
READ FIRST 5 SEGMENTS OF THE MIKE TYSON STORY

Mike Tyson Part 1: Mike Tyson Part 1

Mike Tyson Part 2: Mike Tyson Part 2

Mike Tyson Part 3: Cus D’Amato Mike Tyson Part 3

Mike Tyson Part 4: Mike Tyson Part 4

Mike Tyson Part 5: Mike Tyson Story Part 5

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