SANTA CRUZ HANDLES MARES OVER 12 HEATS
San Francisco, CA
Leo Santa Cruz
– What are the chances of Leo “The Earthquake” Santa Cruz
becoming the next Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez
? None! But that doesn’t mean he isn’t the best 122 lb. boxer going today. The battle of Mexican born Southern Californian’s was highlighted by the flashy fisted Santa Cruz, a professional since 2006 who now sports a 31-0-1 (17 KOs) record after winning a Majority Decision 12 over Abner Mares
(29-2-1, 15 KOs) Saturday night on ESPN from The Staples Center. Scores were 117-111 twice & 114-114. No knockdowns, but lotsa’ head butts and over 2,000 punches were thrown.
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DANNY GARCIA PUNCHES “HOLES” IN PAULIE
San Francisco, CA
Danny “Swift” Garcia
– It wasn’t a beat-down as one-sided as Larry Holmes-Muhammad Ali
, or the more recent Manny Pacquiao-Oscar De La Hoya
clash, but the “drip, drip, drip
” whipping ascending World 140 lb. king Danny Garcia
(31-0, 18 KOs) put on Paulie Malignaggi
was as predictable as the sun coming up tomorrow. Throwing home runs and imposing his size advantage from the get-go, Danny was never threatened.
HOMETOWN GUY THROTTLED…SHOULD RETIRE
Sans any real punching power, a superlative boxer at 135 & 140, Malignaggi was the “opponent” even though the ESPN televised event took place on Paulie’s hometown turf at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Paulie, who has come a long way since the US Golden Gloves title, needs to concentrate on his TV work and retire from boxing at 33-7, 7 KOs.
JACOBS GETS WIN AFTER “SNAP, CRACKLE, POP”
Thought to be long past his prime, TV’s Contender champ Sergio Mora and Cancer survivor Danny Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) exchanged clean knockdowns in round one before Mora suffered a broken ankle after a tussle in which Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs) was going down for the second time. Interesting for as long as it lasted, and Mora wants a rematch, that’s not happening.
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DON KING ON FIRE, HIS 40 YEARS & MUCH MORE
San Francisco, CA
Don “Unplugged” King
– “Ring Talk Worldwide
,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured the “World’s Greatest Promoter” Mr. Don King himself. Don was incredible in this totally “Unplugged
” as he talked Sivern-Arreola, Affordable Health Care, Women, Civil Rights
and some more boxing.
SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS
This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network which has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.
29 YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
To listen to promoter Don King and this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Vera Lighting Up Chavez
ESPN EMANATES FROM TORNADO-JUNCTION
Hammond, IN- Horseshoe Casino (ESPN 2) Raymond Gatica (13-2, 8 KOs) vs Sena Agbeko (15-0, 15 KOs) (160 lb.) Odds/Predictions: Have never seen either. Pass.
Donatas Bondorovas (18-4 -1, 6 KOs) vs Willie Monroe Jr. (15-1, 6 KOs) (160). Odds/Predictions: Monroe 7-5. Son of Willie Sr. who beat a pre-middleweight champ Marvin Hagler before losing rematch gets a light nod here. Call it nostalgia.
CANNOT BUY A BEER IN “DRY” SHOWTIME ARENA
Verona, NY, Turning Stone Resort & Casino– Vladine Biosse (15-2, 7 KOs) vs J’Leon Love (16-0, 9 KOs) (168) Odds/Predictions: This looks close, too much to make a pick.
Mickey Bey Jr. (19-1, 9 KOs) vs Alan Herrera (32-5, 21 KOs) (135) Odds/Predictions: Bey 11-5. They are trying to make Bey something, thus he wins here. $110 to win $160.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
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Lucas "The Avoided One" Matthysse
SHOWTIME HAS SHOWS FRIDAY & SATURDAY!
Friday, January 27, 2013
Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY– (ESPN2) Southpaw Serhiy Dzinziruk (37-1-1, 24 KOs) vs. Brian Vera (21-6, 12 KOs) Odds/Prediction: 6-5′ pick ’em. Can see this fight going either way. Depends on Vera coming with an intent to win!
Tony Luis (15-0, 7 KOs) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (13-6-1, 5 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Cannuck will win here, but he ain’t much!
Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY– (Showtime) Demetrius Andrade (18-0, 13 KOs) vs. Freddie Hernandez (30-3, 20 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Andrade 4-1. Will lay $400 to win $100.
Raymond Serrano (18-1, 8 KOs) vs. Emmanuel Taylor (15-1, 10 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Serrano 8-5. Two fighters destined for the “club circuit.”
Saturday, January 28, 2013
Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV-(Showtime) Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30 KOs) vs. Mike Dallas (19-2, 8 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Read more
DAN GOOSSEN’S TWO TV CARDS THIS WEEKEND!
Main Event: Mike Dallas Jr vs Javier Castro
Los Angeles, CA– Summer is finally upon us and as a special treat to boxing fans in the Southern California area there are two local cards, one on Friday and one Saturday night, both presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions. ESPN Friday Night Fights broadcasts live from the San Jacinto, Ca at Soboba Casino, featuring talented prospect Mike Dallas Jr.(18-2-1, 7KOs) of Bakersfield, CA, trained by Virgil Hunter, against 31 fight veteran Javier Castro(27-4, 22 KOs) of Juarez, Mexico in a clash for the interim WBO Latino light welterweight (140 lb) title.
DALLAS HAS REBOUNDED WELL!
The Bakersfield native rebounded from a two fight losing streak to pound out a unanimous decision on ESPN in February over Miguel Gonzalez (20-3, 15 KOs). The talented boxer with a great amateur pedigree, lost a highly controversial decision loss to Mauricio Herrera(18-2, 7 KOs) in June of 2011. Castro is a big puncher who should test the whiskers of Dallas Jr., who was stopped in his first defeat to world ranked Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs). Both are eager to make a statement and advance their careers in this ten round scheduled attraction. Undefeated former amateur star Brandon Gonzales (15-0-1, 10 KOs) of Sacramento, CA should be totally dominant in the co-feature against unheralded Elie Augustama (AKA Willie Standup) (6-4 3 KOs).
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#1: Which Ritter is this?
NOT TOO MANY TWINS IN BOXING
#2: Which Ritter is this?
San Francisco, CA– Having went to junior high school with identical twins, I soon figured out how to read the difference in mannerisms between the pair. That being said, if you watch the ESPN card tonight from Tulsa, OK topped by Juan Carlos Burgos (25-1, 18 KOs) vs. Frankie Archuleta (27-7, 14 KOs) in a bout set at 128 lbs, there will be identical twins in the main and semi main and main event, Are you confused yet? Let me relieve that, the twins are referee’s Gerald and Gary Ritter. The semi-main involves unbeaten Ukrainian Maxim Vlasov (19-0, 10 KOs) taking on Isaac Chilemba (15-1, 8 KOs).
WELL, THEY DON’T SOUND ALIKE
Take a look at the two pictures here? Before or after the Friday Night Fights tonight, you can weigh in as to which one is Gary and which one is Gerald? Both have worked numerous title bouts worldwide. OK folks, Read more
Saturday, March 6, 2010
HBO AIRS DON KING CARD FROM MOHEGAN SUN
Uncasville, CT– Devon Alexander, 139.25, St. Louis, MO TKO 8 Juan Urango, 139.75, Cooper City, FL. (WBC/IBF 140 lb. titles) Alexander, (20-0, 13 KOs) unifies the titles, after seemingly outboxing Urango (22-3-1, 17 KOs) the 1st seven rounds, an easy decision seemed forthcoming. However a right dropped Urango in the eighth round and a follow up flurry from Alexander ended it at 1:12 of the said round. Alexander retains WBC belt and picks up IBF trinket.
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New York, NY– In what has been a relatively silent start to 2010 for major cable network boxing, pugilist action finally returns this weekend when the sport’s two biggest cable outlets HBO and Showtime go head to head featuring two world championship contests. Kicking off the weekend, the “go to” network for boxing enthusiasts; ESPN 2 will continue its coverage of the fight game and look to deliver another great night at the fights.
LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDERS TOP ESPN FIGHT NIGHT FIGHTS
WBO contenders wage war for the right to fight for supremacy in the lightweight division (135) when Martin Honorio (27-4-1, 14 KOs) squares off against Wilton Hilario (12-0-1, 9 KOs) over 10 scheduled rounds at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA, live, Friday night on ESPN 2 at 10 PM ET.
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