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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 Saturday 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). Just three bouts removed from his exhilarating war against fierce scrapper Marcos Maidana in which Britain’s Amir Khan appeared to have proved his “nay sayers” wrong in regard to his “heart” and chin; Khan returned to the spotlight for a sixth attempted title defense against Danny Garcia. That night proved to be another disastrous set back in the career of Khan as he was devastatingly knocked out by a sharper and stronger foe in Garcia (KO 4). Since the huge disappointing loss to Garcia, Khan has fought only 4 times in the past 3 years.  Albeit, Khan has looked solid in winning all contests during that span, in the eyes of most experts he was facing frivolous opposition. Hence; questions loom as to what his future holds a dominate force at welterweight.

Algeiri after his win against Provodnikov

Algeiri after his win against Provodnikov

ALGEIRI KNOWN FOR BEING BOUNCED AROUND BY PACMAN

We last saw Long Islander Chris Algieri getting hammered from pillar to post by a solid version of Manny Pacquiao (L UD 12). However before his “bad night” in China, Chris rose to prominence by dethroning some very high profile combatants which had been highlighted by (narrowly) out pointing rough and tough pug Ruslan Provodnikov (W SD 12). In a life and death struggle against Ruslan, Algieri displayed unyielding will by not succumbing to a couple of early knockdowns administered by Provodnikov. Such poise accompanied by a fundamentally sound fighting style led Chris to be triumphant on that evening in emphatic fashion. In addition to his nod over Provodnikov, Algieri has some solid wins over formidable foes such as Mike Arnaoutis (W UD 10) and Emmanuel Taylor (W UD 10). Since the setback against Manny, Algieri surveyed his inventory and removed long time trainer Tim “gonna let him out the cage” Lane and upped his game by acquiring highly decorated trainer John David Jackson (trained Shane Mosley, Bernard Hopkins, and currently trains Sergey Kovalev) in hopes to complete his bid at world supremacy.

Sig’s Pick: I love this fight. It’s a crossroads type “pick ‘em” affair. Khan has the speed, power and experience while Algieri has the size, slickness and heart. Both guys are likable and are a good representation of the sport…so my pick??? I have Algieri stopping Khan late. My belief is that the time off Chris has had since the Pacquiao fight, coupled with the tutelage he is gaining from John David Jackson will come together in perfect harmony and have him out box, out hustle and batter Khan into submission somewhere around the 11th round or before.  Look for Khan to drop his hands in heated exchanges (as he so often does) and get drilled by his taller counterpart and flattened.

John Signorella

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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BOXER ERIC MARTIN TAKES ON SICILIAN MAFIA

ERIC MARTIN STORY FROM THE ARCHIVES!

Engels Pedroza-Carlos Padilla-Eric Martin

Engels Pedroza-Carlos Padilla-Eric Martin

South San Francisco, CA– While jogging weeks before his death, I literally ran into Eric “The Prince” Martin for the last time. Running through the streets of this little city, a community a few miles south of The City by The Bay, Eric turned the corner at Grand & Maple. He was leaving the Physique Magnifique boxing gym where he was the “House” trainer. We talked, nothing major, exchanged wishes and the next thing I know “The Prince” is dead.

“SUPER SIZE ME” DIET KILLED “THE PRINCE”

One of the worst eaters I ever knew, especially from an athletic point of view, Eric preferred McDonald’s hands down over a filet, and in the end that would lead to his death. A type 2 Diabetic, that and complications from a tooth extraction brought Eric’s life to an end December 23, 2007 at the age of 48.

CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF GREAT BOXER SANS CONNECTIONS

Uncrowned Champ Eric Martin

Uncrowned Champ Eric Martin

Eric’s record is less than impressive. At the same time, he fought seven world champions, none of whom could stop or drop the former San Francisco Police Dept. recruit who left the academy to fight professionally. On any given night, he could be and or beat the best “boxer” in the world. The problem with Eric was two-fold. 1. He was a great boxer who lacked the ability (punch or mean spirit) to finish guys. 2. That being said, Eric couldn’t sell tickets and his manager, the late Bill Mateo was about as straight as San Francisco’s Lombard St.

ERIC WAS PIMPED BY THEN MANAGER

Loyal to an ignorant fault, Martin wouldn’t listen to those of us that knew the game and cared, thus he stayed with Mateo and instantly became an underpaid opponent who would go anywhere and fight.

DIDN’T CRY WHEN BILL DIED

I mentioned Martin had fought seven guys who claimed world titles. Eric made the boxing world take note when he all but bi*ch slapped future World champ Lupe Aquino (22-1, 16 KOs) on the Larry Holmes-Marvis Frazier card in 1983, resulting in an absurd draw. Not impressive physically, but always in shape, Eric needed four rounds to make the “house” judges realize he was in the fight, let alone winning it! Mateo, who died in 2005 from a heart attack really had little regard for Eric, and like a guy in love with a crack addict, Martin put up with Mateo to a point where I might have wanted to end the manager’s role, if not his life.

SEVEN CHAMPS FROM 140-160 & NONE COULD DROP/STOP ERIC Read more

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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LISTEN LENNY WILLIAMS ON RING TALK BOX/MMA

LENNY WILLIAMS ON RING TALK

Lenny "Professor" Williams

Lenny “Professor” Williams


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” platinum recording artist and boxing historian of sorts, Lenny Williams and host Pedro Fernandez went back and forth on Mayweather-Pacquiao and Lenny has something to say about today’s fighters vs. those of the 1980s. UFC 187 and MMA headlines were also part of this Saturday one hour show.

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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LISTEN RING TALK BOXING AFTER FLOYD-PACQUIAO

LOOKING AT MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO THE DAY AFTER

Mayweather-Pacquiao

Mayweather-Pacquiao


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and staff writer Kevin Pery went back and forth on the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao 12-round ripoff! We also covered the vaunted 147 lb. weight class from #1 to 10.

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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WRITER STEVE KIM TALKS FIGHTS ON RING TALK

STEVE KIM HAS FEW PEERS IN FIGHT GAME

Steve Kim

Steve Kim


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and writer Steve Kim covered a vast array of subjects including, “Is Floyd Mayweather a turd?” An exclusive as this is Kim’s only interview prior to Mayweather-Pacquiao. Ace Sin City photog Mary Ann Owen talked about how the locals took in Mayweather-Pacquiao.

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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MANNY PACQUIAO DECEIVED BOTH GOD AND FANS

PACQUIAO DUPED MILLIONS OF FANS

Is Manny Pacquiao the Devil?

Is Manny Pacquiao the Devil?


San Francisco, CA– A trainer or owner would not have entered a three-legged horse in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. And yet, in boxing’s version of the Kentucky Derby, Manny Pacquiao was just that a three-legged horse and the fact trainer Freddie Roach and company kept this under wraps after a Los Angles MRI seven days prior revealed such, to me this is nothing short of “Fight Fixing” and “Fraud.”

GOD’S CHILD PACQUIAO DECEIVED THE WORLD

Stephane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran are the first of what could be thousands of plaintiffs, conceivably millions of people were duped into thinking Pacquiao was going to fight Mayweather in good physical condition. The plaintiffs feel that anyone who bought tickets, forked out pay per view fees or bet on the fight were deceived as the defendants “knew and had full knowledge and information that defendant Pacquiao had been seriously injured and was suffering from a torn rotator cuff.”

CONSPIRACY & FIGHT FIXING CHARGES APPLICABLE?

There were a group of individuals that knew Pacquiao had a “severe” injury to the jab and hooking arm, his right. Having had a slight tear, I know I had problems picking up a soda before I rehabbed the shoulder sans surgery. But the tear to Manny’s shoulder is so severe that surgery will keep him on the shelf for a year.

GREED MUCKS UP BOXING COMEBACK Read more

MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO JUST LIKE ALI FRAZIER

FIGHTS OF 20TH & 21ST CENTURIES MIRROR ONE ANOTHER

Manny Pacquiao- v. Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao- v. Floyd Mayweather


San Francisco, CA– If you want to picture the Manny PacquiaoFloyd Mayweather, look at the “Fight of The Century” between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali on March 8, 1971. The reason I make this comparison is that unless Pacquiao can duplicate “Smokin’ Joe’s” work rate, there’s little chance of him winning Saturday night.
Pacquiao Smacks Floyd

Pacquiao Smacks Floyd


ALI BLUFFED BY FRAZIER’S FOLKS

When the Frazier-Ali I bout was proposed, Yank Durham, Joe Frazier’s shot caller, bluffed Ali’s manager Herbert Muhammad and told him that unless Ali agreed to a March 1971 fight, Joe was going to make him wait until 1973. Wanting again to be undisputed, the still WBC and Ring Magazine champ, Ali didn’t dislike Joe per se, but Frazier had what Ali felt was taken from him.

38 YEARS IS “ELDERLY” FOR RING GREATS

Floyd Connects From Long Range

Floyd Connects From Long Range


Seeing that was Frazier-Ali 1 went 15 rounds and this is 12, Pacquiao needs to open up a can of ass whip and test the conditioning and wherewithal of the now 38-year old Mayweather right away. Speaking of Ali, he was 38 like Floyd when Larry Holmes all but destroyed him. Another great Joe Louis, he too was slain at 38 by Rocky Marciano. That being said, Mayweather doesn’t look or box like any 38-year old before him.

WORK FLOYD OVER BY MAKING HIM WORK Read more

LEGACY ON LINE FOR BOTH MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO

MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO WHO WANTS IT MORE?
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New York, NY– As the proverbial hourglass deposits the final grains of sand in anticipation of the Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) versus Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) mega match, both fighters face off in what is the most significant match of their lives.

SAMPLE OF HBO FLOYD HATE

When asking Oscar De La Hoya about his 12 rounds with Mayweather, HBO commentator Jim Lampley casually asked Oscar on The Legebds show, “Did you ever think…this son a bitch won’t fight me?” Had the HBO brass not agreed with Jim, that would have ended up on the editing room floor.

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WHEN MAYWEATHER FIRST MET PACQUIAO

WATCHING MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO IN CHINA

Floyd Mayweather 2001

Floyd Mayweather 2001


Beijing, China– April of 2001 and I was a pencil-necked 15 year old high school freshman, I walked into World Gym in the Potrero Hill district of San Francisco with my brothers and father as was our daily post-school ritual at the time.

MANNY PACQUIAO A “BLEACHED BLOND”

On this day however, something was different. Training in the ring was a young unknown 22 year old Filipino fighter with dyed blond hair by the name of Manny Pacquiao who had yet to get with trainer Freddie Roach. “Killing it” on the mitts where his rapid hand speed and intensity were on display.

MANNY WANTED SOME SPARRING

Little brother and I frightfully, and now regrettably, declined. My dad, always the prankster convinced our elder brother that Manny was expecting to jump into the ring with my sibling who was visibly spooked and kept looking over at Manny and saying, “I don’t know if that’s a good idea.”

PACQUIAO PULLS OFF LAST MINUTE UPSET

A couple months later we were watching the undercard of an Oscar De La Hoya fight and the last minute replacement to fight the IBF 122 lb. champ from South Africa, Lehlo Ledwaba, entered the ring and we all said, “Holy Sheet! That’s the guy from the gym!”

HBO COULD NOT EVEN SAY “PACQUIAO” Read more

A.B.C. WANTS FEDERAL PROBE OF AL HAYMON

AL HAYMON IN CROSSHAIRS OF “ESTABLISHMENT”

Al "Big Al" Haymon

Al “Big Al” Haymon


San Francisco, CA– It was announced today, as parts of Baltimore still smolder and the new US Attorney General Loretta Lynch doesn’t have enough on her plate, the Dept. of Justice has been asked by Assn. of Boxing Commissions President Tim Lueckenhoff to look into boxing’s premier powerbroker Al Haymon.

A.B.C. ADMITS AGENCY IMPOTENTCY?

Quoting from the letter, Lueckenhoff states, “The ABC has no resources or authority to investigate further or to take action with respect to this. However, we can and do request that there is “reasonable cause to believe” that PBC/Heymon “engaged in a violation of this chapter” [15 U.S.C. 6301 et. seq.] and that 15 U.S.C. 6309 gives express authority to the United States Attorney General’s Office to investigate and to take action. We ask that you do so.”

ABC SAYS HAYMON “FLAUNTING ALI ACT”

Leuckenhoff continues, “Haymon and related companies make no attempt to hide that they operate in the dual capacities of promoter and manager. It was the Vice President of Operations “Haymon Boxing” which sat on the dais and participated in the announcement of the PBC series on NBC. No other promoter was present. Frankly Haymon seems to be flouting this breach of the Firewall provision of the Muhammad Ali Act.”

OK TIM, WHAT ABOUT BEFORE HAYMON? Read more

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