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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May 4th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
MAYWEATHER PUSHES UNBEATEN MARK TO 46-0
TASMANIAN DEVIL OFFENSE GETS MAIDANA EARLY LEAD
Working behind a buzz saw offense being thrown from non traditional angles, Marcos would take it to Floyd for the first 4 rounds, if not 5. Only Brian Kenny of the Showtime crew saw the Argentine winning a good portion of the early rounds as Al Bernstein and Paul Malignaggi had Floyd up after six. It would appear the two Nevada judges Bert Clements (117-111) and Dave Moretti (116-112) didn’t give Maidana enough early credit. You could have made a case for Marcos being up 6-0. Judge Michael Pernick had things even at 114-114.
MAYWEATHER STRONG IN SECOND HALF
In the end it was a battle of conditioning and will as Mayweather edged Maidana. You can argue about some rounds from five on, but Floyd came back winning with flashier punches and superior ring generalship. The last criteria was the one Mayweather was the far superior in. Maidana was crudely effective when he was throwing those shots from everywhere and landing on Floyd, a tactic that should have earned him a big early lead.
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May 3rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry
RAPPER 2CHAINS PERFORMS AT PACKED MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA WEIGH-IN
Mayweather, Maidana, Broner, Khan, Collazo, Molina, Periban and Love weigh-in.
Video shot and edited by Kevin Perry
April 26th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
SHOWTIME CARD WILL “GET YOU UP”
KEITH HAS ANSWERED EVERY QUESTION THUS FAR
Although Keith is being put in fights he’s supposed to win, which is the formula for netting experience for a contender on the way up, the manner in which Keith takes care of business in the squared circle has been impressive. Tonight he meets Joel Diaz, a not exactly shopworn fighter, but one with a pulse and a name in Showtime’s main event.
THURMAN IS FISTIC VIAGRA READ MORE…
April 17th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
DON’T DISMISS ALEX ARIZA WHEN HE SPEAKS
Ariza has had his share of red flags working behind the scenes and in the corner. It has been alleged Manny Pacquiao was on Steroids and because of Ariza’s position in the camp, fingers were pointed at him. During the Maidana upset win over Adrien Broner, it appeared to some that Ariza gave Maidana “smelling salts” to revive him between rounds. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. came up dirty, Brandon Rios tested positive in China last year with Ariza on hand. While this is not a pretty picture, so what. My feeling is that Ariza knows his stuff and that you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.
PACLAND FANATICS NOT KIND TO ALEX READ MORE…
April 17th, 2014 By Jarrad Woods
MANNY PACQUIAO HAS DECISIONS TO MAKE
BRADLEY LEFT TOOLS AT HOME
Tim Bradley was not a betting favorite but appeared determined and motivated enough to earn an undisputed victory over his rival. Although it was the right attitude, his methods proved to be flawed as he burnt himself out early looking to land a knockout punch, which is not something Bradley is known for. A better game plan would have been centered around boxing and out landing Manny, as Tim has the better defense and could have avoided additional punishment by playing it smart.
PACQUIAO BACK NEAR TOP OF ‘POUND FOR POUND’ LIST?
Some are speculating that Manny has now placed himself near the top of the ‘pound for pound’ lists. The Bradley win coupled with Andre Ward and Sergio Marinez’ inactivity, could conceivably place Manny at a top three to five slot in the minds of some. But given Martinez vs Miguel Cotto in June, the landscape could easily shift again shortly. For now, Manny can at the very least benefit from the perception that he’s still viable against the best in the division.
NOTHING BUT RERUNS & MARKS IN TOP RANK CLOSET READ MORE…
April 15th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
SAW ARCHIE MOORE LETTERS NOW IN HALL OF FAMESan Francisco, CA- In the late 1980s, the late Godfather of boxing writers Jack Fiske showed me a number of handwritten letters from then light heavyweight challenger Archie Moore. “The Old Mongoose” eloquently penned letters to boxing journalists around the world before Joey Maxim was “pressured” by the media to defend against Moore who won the title with a UD 15 in 1952.
ARCHIE (MANNY) BEING IGNORED BY MOB (MAYWEATHER)
Had Moore not taken the initiative, he would’ve never gotten the title shot regardless of who was champion. Moore wasn’t keen on the Mob (Blinky Palermo & Frankie Carbo) handling him. Knowing Moore was anti Mafia, Palermo and Carbo for years kept the title away from Moore who everybody knew was the uncrowned light heavyweight World champion. Archie kept winning and his being ignored continued until he got a pen and paper to write to journalists.
DESIGN A BUS WITH FLOYD’S KENTUCKY FRIED EMBLEM
With newspapers all but dead in today’s Internet driven media, that probably would not work for Pacquiao. But like Cassius Clay embarrassed Sonny Liston by driving his personalized bus up to Sonny’s house and throwing a bear trap on his lawn, following Sonny from here to there which annoyed Liston immensely as he had to answer to the media. Manny needs to think outside the box. The media was all over this and this helped Clay, later Ali, get the title fight that nobody thought he had a chance of winning.
LISTON GOT PISSED & THE FIGHT WAS MADE
Sonny was so taken aback and embarrassed that he agreed to fight the upstart loudmouth who called himself “The Greatest,” upset huge odds and the rest is sports history. When Manny Pacquiao said post fight Saturday that “The (telephone) line is open,” that was about as ineffective as a thermometer in hell.
MANNY DID NOT SOUND STRONG READ MORE…
April 13th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
MANNY PACQUIAO SHAKES GHOST OF TIM BRADLEY
WHAT DOES BEATING BRADLEY SET UP?
With a record of 56-5-2, 38 KOs, Congressman Manny Pacquiao appears to be out of super fights unless you consider he and Juan Manuel Marquez for the 19th rime. Speaking of, JMM may have bitten off too much with a May fight with Mike Alvarado (time for a low back injury). Now I realize the brains at Top Rank think this is a winnable fight for Marquez, I’m not so sure he doesn’t get out boxed by the Colorado fighter. Were he to lose, Marquez vs Pacquiao would not have the market value it does would today.
SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT ANOTHER MARQUEZ FIGHT
From a fan’s perspective, should Juan win they need to make the 19th Pacquiao fight while it still smells like Downy treated clothes and not a used sock. As for Bradley, now 31-1, 12 KOs, that thumping Ruslan Provodnikov put on him is telling. Working behind some type of “mental block” Tim failed to really do anything but clown around defensively as if he were Roberto Duran, when the reality is that Tim was only in this fight because he got a gift the first time and beat Provodnikov on the official scorecards, but NOT the Neurological ones.
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April 11th, 2014 By Jarrad Woods
BRADLEY-PACQUIAO REMATCH NOT TOO TOUGH TO CALL
BRADLEY TO WIN AT ALL COSTS
Over the course of Tim Bradley’s career, I’ve been one to pick against him. I’ve seen him dropped and hurt on occasions by ESPN level talent on more than one occasion, and at times thought he was out on his feet. I didn’t think Bradley would beat Devon Alexander and I didn’t see him beating Manny the first time or even Marquez when they fought. The Provodnikov fight was one Bradley was “hurt” often. But Tim won all of the aforementioned bouts and has consistently done what needed to be done to win his contests. Simply put, Tim Bradley is a proven champion.
PACQUIAO & PROVODNIKOV FIGHTS ONLY SCRATCHES
But if there is a blemish on Bradley’s resume, it is the controversial bout he won against Manny Pacquiao. While most would say Pacquiao won, Bradley himself believes that he won the fight, 8-4 in rounds. He also feels he beat Ruslan Provodnikov. Although I agree that Tim should not have won the Pacquiao fight, I can see that Manny was not as effective against Bradley as many generally believe. And Bradley also suffered injuries to both feet in the bout. But with public opinion against his favor, it’s up to Bradley to prove he can do what he hasn’t done, to beat Manny Pacqauio definitively.
IS IT FIRE OR FUMES REIGNITE PACQUIAO?
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April 9th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- He wasn’t rich and reportedly had just a single sweat suit to his name. But this kid that could barely speak English who was sitting outside this Potrero Hill district gym on a bench waiting for a ride in 2001 was none other than Manny Pacquiao. The upstart IBF 122 lb. claimant who had upset Ledwa Ledwaba for the strap was set to battle the Ric Flair of boxing, the late Dominican Agapito Sanchez who was the “dirtiest player in the game.”
HALL OF FAME REFEREE DENKIN MADE RIGHT MOVES
In other words, “anything goes” was alright with Sanchez who met a violent demise in his homeland a few years back. But he gave Manny Pacquiao the toughest test he has ever had as both a man and a boxer. Slick low blows, an occasional elbow and some well placed head butts had Manny bleeding and looking for a way out. Because of his many decades near the top of refereeing, Marty Denkin kept things in check and the fight that could have went either way was ruled a Technical Draw.
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March 20th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Raimundo Ortiz of SportsWorldNews.com wrote the following after talking with Las Vegas Police on Floyd Mayweather and his alleged direction of a beatdown of two men. “So I’ve been trying to put this rumor to rest all week,” Laura Meltzer, a Las Vegas Police Department public information officer said. “We’ve had a variety of reports that have come out stating this event occurred. We have not had a victim come forward and make a report like what is being alleged. So if this event occurred, it’s something where the victim has not come forward to the police to make an official complaint.”
POINTED ALLEGATIONS NUMBERED
1) Floyd is said to have believed that two guys who had worked at the boxing king’s palace had fleeced him out of some of bling. 2) A meeting was set up where Mayweather’s alleged Godfather-like behavior was in plqy as his crew worked these guys over breaking a number of bones in different parts of the body.
3) The men are alleged to have been hospitalized and lawyered up for an anticipated truck full of cash.
4) The Las Vegas Police are mum until now as has been the Las Vegas Media. 5) Floyd has not Tweeted a word about anything related. All of this came from TMZ Sports, not exactly the New York Times.
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