September 23rd, 2014 By Jarrad Woods
FLOYD HAS NO OTHER FOES & FANS HAVE NO MORE PATIENCE
PACQUIAO NOW A NECESSARY OPTION
Like clockwork, rumblings have resumed regarding a potential mega bout between Mayweather and his omnipresent rival, Manny Pacquiao. This bout has remained a fantasy, but talks have supposedly resumed behind closed doors. However, this info came from Bob Arum (who’s currently promoting Pacquiao) and Floyd has called the allegations false. With a few recent bouts signifying a thawing of tensions between networks and promoters, it is still possible that real negotiations are realistic this time around.
MONEY REALIZES “CHOICES” ARE SLIM
For the first time in a while however, Floyd was asked about facing Pacquiao after his recent bout on Showtime and his response seemed to offer some hope. Floyd responded, “If the Manny Pacquiao fight presents itself, lets make it happen”. This is a different tone than in the past where Floyd has brushed Manny to the side particularly after he recorded two losses, one resulting in being knocked cold out by Juan Manuel Marquez. Manny has since rebounded well, but does mean the fight is actually on the horizon?
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September 21st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
FORGET FLOYD, JUST REMOVE HIM FROM THOUGHTS
GOLOVKIN TO “RUB OUT” RUBIO ON HBO
So with another Mayweather “outing” in the rear view mirror, there is time to look at the other fighters from whom Mayweather’s taking press from. WBA middleweight (160 lb.) champ Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) faces Marco Antonio Rubio (59=6-1, 51 KOs) October 18 on HBO from Carson, CA. The old Don King adage applies here. “His (Rubio’s) chances are slim and none and slim just left town.” The big fight at 160 in 2015 will be GGG vs. the winner of the PPV gold mine that is the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez WBC & Ring Magazine middleweight title tiff.
“FILIPINO FLASH” IN WBA BOUT AT 126 UNDER GGG
Multi-division champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) duels Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) of Jamaica is the main support and the HBO co-feature. Last time out in May in Macau, Walters destroyed what was left of Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs). Donaire was wisely steered away from a Guillermo Rigondeaux rematch at 122
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September 18th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
LISTEN TO LARRY MERCHANT ON RINGTALK!
San Francisco, CA- Former HBO analyst Larry Merchant stops by and gives his thoughts on the Mayweather vs Maidana II that took place Saturday night from MGM grand in Las Vegas. Ring Talk airs every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. Sunday 2 hours. Hour one boxing. Hour 2 MMA. We can also be listened to on iheart Radio by downloading the free I Heart Radio app!
September 18th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
NAPOLES, DURAN, LEONARD, HEARNS ALL GREAT WELTERS
San Francisco, CA- For the life of me, I tried real hard to think of a fighter who was as good as the man who calls himself
“Money” in Floyd Mayweather. Going through the history of the welterweight (147 lb.) division and where to rate Floyd. No Ray Robinson, although unbeaten at 147 at like 48-0 before moving up to 160 (middleweight), that is where people rate the man born Walker Smith.
“THREE AMIGOS” NOT “THREE STOOGES”
Even though Floyd could beat middles today, the only other welterweights I would rate over Mayweather are Roberto Duran, the aforementioned Ray Leonard and Tommy “Hit Man” Hearns. I would say that these 3 men, all fellow opponents in the last golden era of boxing, the 1980s, would beat Floyd.
OLD SCHOOL UPSET AT THIS POINT READ MORE…
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.
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September 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
FLOYD SUPERB IN REMATCH
MAYWEATHER-MAIDANA BREAKDOWN QUICKLY
Losing a point for pushing, accused of biting Mayweather’s hand, these are the tactics the Argentine was forced to adopt in order to try and defeat the guy people love to hate Floyd Mayweather. If Mayweather was serious about getting a knockout, he probably would not have ran the final round like he did. With the win in hand, Floyd knew the round was inconsequential when it came to winning the fight. Mayweather is now 47-0, 26 KOs, MM declines to 34-5, 31 KOs. Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao looks likely in 2015 should Manny beat Chris Algieri November 22.
“AVERAGE” ALFREDO ANGULO REDUCED TO THAT
Alfred Angulo was upset Saturday night by James De La Rosa in a 160 lb. bout. The former 154 lb. title challenger is finished after tasting the canvas in round two and eventually losing his third straight fight. Scores were wide at 98-90, 99-89 & 96-92. “AAA” now 23-5, 18 KOs. Upstart De La Rosa ascends to 23-3, 13 whacks.
SANTA CRUZ DISPATCHES STIFF!
When I refer to a fighter being a “stiff” it’s usually because he’s in way over his head with a fighter of greater ability as was the case when Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 15 KOs) drilled hapless Manuel Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs) with a single left hand with a KO 2. Santa Cruz needs to face WBO and linear World champ Guillermo Rigondeaux in what is the best fight at 122 right now. WBA guy Scott Quigg might be waiting in the wings for either. READ MORE…
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 10th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
MAY NEED VIAGRA TO “GET UP” SATURDAY
FIRST FIGHT CLOSE IN ROUNDS
The 12-round fight this past May was one in which Mayweather gave away a good many early rounds, such that after 12 sessions of battle I had it six-six in rounds meaning the bout I saw was a draw. Floyd got “touched” on occasion and both his detractors and Maidana’s backers were making like Marcos beat him up when he did not!
MOST UNCOMPETITIVE EVEN FIGHT EVER
When the world woke up the day after the initial Mayweather-Maidana encounter, people were saying that it looked like Floyd (46-0, 26 KOs) might “have slipped a bit” as the Argentine “touched” him facially more than anyone had in years, if ever! READ MORE…
September 10th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
MAYWEATHER VS MAIDANA FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE:LIVE AT 1PM PST
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.
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June 9th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
GENARO WAS “STILL” HOPING FOR CURE
ONE HOUR BOXING & ONE HOUR MMA!
This edition of the Sunday MMA hour starts at 11 AM PT. Hour one is boxing, hour two is all MMA. The Saturday one-hour program starts at 11 AM PT and combines boxing and MMA.
RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
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June 6th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
HBO RETURNS TO SUMMER PAY PER VIEW
San Francisco, CA- If this was 2011, World middleweight (160 lb.) champion Sergio Martinez would be a prohibitive, say 3-1 favorite against Miguel Cotto. Now just hours before the pair duel in front of a sold out Madison Square Garden crowd Saturday evening in New York City, the essentially unbeaten since 2003 Martinez is a slight betting choice at 7-5.
MARTINEZ FIGHTING IN CARLOS MONZON SHADOW
The current middleweight kingpin is 55-2-2, 28 KOs really hasn’t lost since a 2000 fight where he was stopped by Antonio Margarito, even though he was declared a Majority Decision 12 loser in a 2008 match with the retired (via motorcycle) Paul Williams that was the robbery of the year indeed. The Argentine is highly regarded at home, but few if anyone rates him higher than the late Carlos Monzon.
REMEMBER MARTINEZ-PAUL WILLIAMS HEIST?
After that, the Argentine native who learned boxing in Spain and now lives in Oxnard, CA, Sergio Martinez upset middleweight king Kelly Pavlik who flat out ran from the now paralyzed Williams and fought Martinez instead in 2009, was handily beaten over 12 rounds. In a rematch, Martinez flattened Paul Williams in round two.
BEAT UP “SO-SO” GUYS BEFORE J.C. CHAVEZ
After the Williams win Sergio went on a roll by defeating Matthew Macklin (TKO 11), Darren Barker (KO 11) and a TKO 8 over Serhiy Dzinziruk, yawn, yawn and yawn, all the while Martinez was being heralded as one of the top ‘pound for pound’ fighters in the world. But in hindsight, considering the fact that Mackin, Dzinziruk and Barker were fringe contenders at best, Martinez was overrated by myself and a majority of boxing pundits as well.
CHAVEZ LOSES 11 ROUNDS & ALMOST WINS
But the bubble burst in his near shutout over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2012 resulting in a leg injury he suffered in round 12, this while getting knocked down by Chavez and falling wrong. The injury brought about an eight month layoff preceded by surgery before a bout with the thought to be limited Martin Murray.
SERGIO NEEDING BOXING VIAGRA NEAR 40? READ MORE…
May 7th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
DE LA HOYA: “I’M FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE”
OSCAR VS SCHAEFER WILL BE “ORGY FOR LAWYERS”
This is likely going to involve a huge lawsuit, one filed by De La Hoya sans any fear of what Schaefer may have on him over the years. There was the alleged Sexual Assault of an American teen in Mexico settled with cash. You don’t remember that? Oh, I guess that’s another story that establishment writers ran with not! Before I go on, the capper was Oscar’s defense. “I’ve had sex with around 250 women (hope he wears raincoats) and I don’t even remember her.” Not exactly a blanket denial.
SHAEFER TO SHACK UP WITH “BIG AL?” READ MORE…
May 6th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
TIME YO OPEN BOXING CLOSET DOOR
SAN FRANCISCO TRULY “CITY OF DIVERSITY”
Living here in San Francisco, being born here, has afforded me the opportunity over the years to engage in conversation with powerful people in politics, business, the arts, law enforcement, be them Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, you’re bound to meet a lot of people working here as a Policeman, Reporter and Radio Talk Show host. Being a person that enjoys meeting interesting people means I could care less what their individual preferences are.
TWO MORE CHICKS FOR ME?
And for you Homophobic Texas types that are still with me, I got hit on by Gay dudes at a far greater clip in Houston, TX, where being Gay is not as tough as being Black and unemployed, than in San Francisco. But with big Gay communities in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, the one-time land of the steers is now shared with the Queers.
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May 5th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
DIDN’T FEEL $70 PPV BUZZ?….YOU’RE NOT ALONE!
San Francisco, CA- Pedro Fernandez, host of the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide talks about Floyd Mayweather’s close victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday. This edition of the Sunday boxing hour starts at 11 AM PT. Hour at 12 PM PT two is all MMA. Special guest is platinum recording artist and former Tower of Power lead singer Lenny Williams .
RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
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