WHERE IS BOXING 2015 IN SPORTS WORLD?

OTHER SPORTS FLAT OUT “KICKED ASS”

Steph Curry

Steph Curry

San Francisco, CA- Having watched Tom Brady take the Patriots to another Superbowl, forget Deflate-gate, the dominance of New England is obvious. Those Golden State Warriors, they beat up Labron James, this before going on a tear and breaking the most games won at the start (16-0) of a season. The World Series romp by Kansas City, clearly proved the Royals are the best team in baseball.

$64,000 QUESTION TO FIGHT FANS

Mayweather-Pacquiao Did Not Deliver

Mayweather-Pacquiao Did Not Deliver

That being said boxing fans, what was the “high” point of the 2015 boxing season. Where was the “orgasmic” moment in 2015 boxing? Truth be told, it didn’t exist. Floyd Mayweather pushed his log to 49-0 with points wins over Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto. If a Martian or somebody from another planet that had never seen a fight, sneaked into see the Mayweather-Pacquiao event, he probably would not have came back for the Berto affair.

POWER BROKERS & EGOS “HOLDING” BOXING BACK

There are enough exciting boxers today to put forth a successful program consisting of boxing’s many ethnic groups that could catch on mainstream to an extent. But fans, that means warring factions must come together to make the best fights. Right now, Premier Boxing Champions czar Al Heyman has a good number of fighters under contract. But will his upcoming battles in court with promoters Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya, will that “short circuit” Heyman’s power grab?

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HOLLY HOLM PUTS RONDA ROUSEY TO SLEEP!

LIKE FRIDAY MOVIE, RONDA GOT “KNOCKED THE **** OUT!

Night, Night Ronda!

Night, Night Ronda!

Los Angeles,CARonda Rousey (12-1) was supposed to be an unstoppable wrecking machine. How ironic it is for her to be knocked out in just over a round by former boxer Holly Holm (33-2-3, 9 KOs as a boxer) at UFC 193. Having dabbled in amateur kickboxing in her youth, Holly’s first love was boxing. Holm had won boxing titles at super lightweight (140lb.), welterweight (147), and super welterweight (154) going into Saturday night, and she now adds a UFC bantamweight (135) belt to her collection.

20-1 UNDERDOG SCHOOLS ROUSEY

From the opening bell, it was clear that Holm was in control. She battered Rousey’s face with straight lefts and right hooks from her southpaw boxing stance, and even managed to take the Olympic judoka down. By the time the second round began, a bloodied Rousey was visibly exhausted. After stuffing another takedown attempt from Rousey, Holm landed a head-kick of doom that concussed the ex-champ. The followup punches were merely a formality. The reign of Rousey was obliterated 59 seconds into round 2 in Australia.

END OF THE HYPE?

The UFC built Rousey into a cash-cow, and her drawing power will likely decrease significantly now. She already seemed to have a foot out the door going into the fight, and rumors of a poor training camp have only stoked that fire. This is a crushing, debilitating loss that will be very difficult to overcome. It was a bit ridiculous for anyone with 12 fights (in a weak division) to be considered on the level of a Tyson to begin with, but that hype has now come to an abrupt halt.

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Pete Fernandez, Al Bernstien, “Judge” Mills Lane


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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Jonathan Guzman A Future Superstar?

Jonathan Guzman A Future Superstar?


Lowell, Mass– (Memorial Auditorium) (NBC Sports Network) Danny O’Connor (26-2, 10KOs) vs Gabriel Bracero (23-2, 4KOs) (147 lbs.) Odds/Prediction: 7-5 O’Connor. Punchless Puerto Rican “opponent” has beaten O’Connor once. So did ancient Vivian Harris in 2013.

UNBEATEN GUZMAN LOOKS FOR 20TH STRAIGHT KO

Danny Aquino (17-2, 10KOs) vs Jonathan Guzman (19-0, 19KOs) (122) Odds/Prediction: Guzman 3-1. 19 whacks in 19 wins, going with Dominican puncher here.

MANCHESTER ARENA HOSTS WBO TITLE TIFFS

Lancashire, UK- (Manchester Arena) Diego Magdaleno (28-1, 11KOs) vs Terry Flanagan (28-0, 10KOs) (WBO 135 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Magdaleno 9-5. Flanagan has fought a lot of “lesser” guys. One, Kristian Laight is 10-206-7, 5 KOs). Outside of fighting at “home,” Terry has no edges I can see. Lean towards Diego, BUT will need to win rounds convincingly to prevail. Read more

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Pedro Fernandez-Doris Companys, Hungary 2013


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ODDS ON FLOYD MAYWEATHER BOXING AGAIN!

WHEN WILL MAYWEATHER ANNOUNCE THE UN-RETIREMENT?

Floyd "Money" Mayweather

Floyd “Money” Mayweather


San Francisco, CA– While some felt that the retirement speel of Floyd Mayweather was “sincere.” Others were of the opinion that Floyd after making a fortune many times over, enough cash for tens of Mayweather generations to live incredibly well into the 23rd century, that, “enough is enough” and that Floyd will walk away.

FLOYD “USED” THE MEDIA AS A TOOL

The majority of pundits, most of us, including myself, some unwittingly, some not, have been used by Mayweather, because whether you like him or not, Floyd is the “ultimate” shot caller in the fight game. Having used Muhammad Ali-like antics at times, Floyd has done a few Mike Tyson impressions as well during his 18 year tenure in the professional fight game.

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FLOYD PROMISED TO QUIT AFTER #49…BUT…

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao


San Francisco, CA– If Saturday actually was to be the end of the Floyd Mayweather era, it might be worth watching and or celebrating. Fresh off a record payday and his 12-round May spanking of Manny Pacquiao, the 48-0 champion has for the longest said he was getting out after #49. That appears not to be the case as Mayweather is looking at complete “free agency” as the Showtime/CBS deal comes to an end.

MADE SHOWTIME/CBS LOTSA’ MONEY

Initially, Mayweather’s boxing might have been a “loss leader” for the Showtime PPV folks. But the money made on the Mayweather-Pacquiao mismatch was beyond profound, so they are looking at the Mayweather time with them as plus and would love to resign him. HBO PPV, they too, if Floyd is a free agent would probably be interested. And there is the possibility that Floyd going all by himself (Mayweather Promotions) with advisor Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.

BERTO “BIGGER UNDERDOG” THAN BUSTER DOUGLAS

When this match was first announced, the Las Vegas MGM Grand, site of Floyd’s last 12 fights, put Mayweather up at 40-1 over Berto. That means, you bet $4,000 in order to win $100. In the biggest upset in the history of boxing, Mike Tyson was a 38-1 favorite of James “Buster” Douglas. Currently, the Floyd number has dropped to 30-1 and if you want to go with Berto, I’ve seen odds anywhere between 15 & 19-1.

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AL HAYMON BOXING NOT YET ANSWERING “DREAMS”

AL HAYMON BOXING” STILL NOT ONE YEAR OLD!
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San Francisco, CA– When Hall of Fame journalist Larry Merchant and I were last year discussing Premier Boxing Champions’ Al Haymon getting into boxing, I think we both looked at it as possibly a gift from the boxing Gods. Here was a Harvard educated man with a great reputation in music, willing to carve out a new niche out for himself by putting boxing on FREE TV again. What could be better for the “die hard” fight fans and the fledgling sport itself?

IT IS “BIG AL’S” WORLD RIGHT NOW

With Haymon becoming numero uno, I thought things would be different, when little has changed really. We thought, here is a supposedly honest man who has an affliction for fighters and boxing, as “Big Al,” who got into the game managing the late Vernon Forrest, was going to bring in lots of new people, he hasn’t.

PBC HAS WENT WITH “ESTABLISHMENT” TYPES

No, instead of “Big Al” bringing in new people to the game, he has instead hired publicists, et al, that have been tools of the “Boxing Establishment” for decades. How loyal will they be at the end of the day? In addition, PBC seemingly accepts associations with people that are not a credit to humanity, let alone boxing. When this subject is broached to Haymon’s right hand Sam Watson, he puts his hands over his ears.

AL HAYMON COULD BE ANDY GRIFFITH OF BOXING

So while I was hoping Al Haymon could step in and be the Sheriff Andy Taylor of boxing,, you know the guy that gets everything done without involving negative people. And while I still have hope, that just hasn’t yet panned out.

BOXING NEEDS TO BE “WASHED”

Al has the power, the money, and the influence to control boxing, but does the Harvard grad have the intestinal fortitude and wherewithal to clean it up as well? And does he want to? The jury is still out!

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AL HAYMON BOXING NOT YET ANSWERING “DREAMS”

MMA NOTES INCLUDE ROUSEY-MAYWEATHER FEUD

FORBES SAYS RONDA “MAKES MORE” THAN FLOYD!

Ronda Rousey-Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey-Floyd Mayweather


Los Angeles, CAFloyd Mayweather, challenged by Ronda Rousey to a “male vs. female” full contact fight, shot back and said he makes more money than Ronda. She fired back with, “I don’t know if you saw the Floyd thing; he said ‘You make $300 million a night, then you can give me a call.’ I actually did the math and given the numbers of my last fight, I’m actually the highest paid UFC fighter and I’m a woman. And I think I actually make two to three times more than he does per second. So when he learns to read and write, he can text me.”.

UFC MAIN EVENT HAS FLUKE ENDING

It was billed as an exciting matchup between two of the best young featherweights (145 lb.) in the world.  While the action certainly was not bad, the fight ended abruptly at 1:39 of the very first round.  Max Holloway (14-3) looked to be taking an early advantage over Charles Oliveira (20-5) with his striking before Oliveira crumpled suddenly and was unable to continue.  The officially result is listed as “TKO (Esophagus Injury)”, which was a first for me.  We did not learn too much about either guy that we did not already know.  Holloway is on the rise and Oliveira wilts under pressure.

MAGNY AND COTE WIN ON UNDERCARD

Welterweight (170) Neil Magny (16-4) scored a minor upset over Erick Silva (18-6, 1 NC) in the chief support.  Silva has been touted throughout his UFC career, but has so far failed to separate himself from his peers.  His UFC record stands at 6-5, though to be fair, it should be 7-4.  He was given a dubious disqualification versus Carlo Prater (31-15-1) in what should have been a TKO win.  Still, Silva will look to rebuild yet again after losing to Magny by split decision.  On the undercard, Patrick Cote (22-9) knocked out Josh Burkman (27-12, 1 NC) at 1:26 of round 3 in front of Cote’s home crowd at the Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, 11 months, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez and WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel discussed a number of topics in the WBO world, the 2015 WBO Congress in Orlando, FL and the WBO’s Anti-Drug Program.

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FANS SUING PACQUIAO FOR FRAUD GET COURT DATE!

PACQUIAO MAY HAVE TO ANSWER (PAY?) FOR FIGHT FRAUD

Manny Pacquiao After Surgery & Check Clearing!

Manny Pacquiao After Surgery & Check Clearing!


San Francisco, CA– When Manny Pacquiao arrived at the MGM Grand to face Floyd Mayweather on May 2, it was expected that both he and Mayweather were in good enough health to give their all. At the same time, when people plucked down a record $100 to view the much anticipated scrap on Pay Per View, they too thought they were buying a match involving healthy two-armed fighters.
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UNSOLVED MURDER OF BOXER SHOT IN NIGHT CLUB

WORLD RANKED CONTENDER SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES

Khetag Kozayev

Khetag Kozayev

San Francisco, CAWBC youth super-middleweight (168 lbs.) champion Khetag Kozayev was killed in 2010 in the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus Region.

GUNMAN “TARGETED” BOXER ONLY

This wasn’t a robbery gone awry as the Republican Interior Ministry tried to imply when first reported that Kozayev was killed in a “robbery” at the Mirage nightclub in Vladikavkaz on a Saturday night in June 2010. The unbeaten boxer, just 19 years old and less than two years after turning professional, a guy some were calling a “sure thing.” was dead lying on the floor of a disco.

SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AND THEN….POOF!

“The suspect has been identified. He is likely to be detained during the day,” a spokesman for the ministry said. That was the last “press release” from the Russians on the matter. The suspect was never unveiled or identified to the foreign media. I’ve checked Russian news services and nada!

TOMORROW: “SOLVED” MOB KILLING OF SERGEI KOBOZEV

When Sergei Kobozev vanished like Jimmy Hoffa sans any clues whatsoever, he was 22-1, 17 whacks and the USBA cruiserweight (200 lb.) champion, we all presumed the Russian Mob had did it. Tomorrow at RingTalk.com we bring you some closure on this matter.

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WEEKEND BIG FIGHT RESULTS & ANALYSIS

AL HAYMON HAS FIGHTS ON CBS & SHOWTIME

Frampton On The Deck Early

Frampton On The Deck Early


San Francisco, CA– On the daytime PBC (Premier Boxing Champions ) card in El Paso, TX, IBF 122 lb. champion Carl Frampton won a Unanimous Decision 12 Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. The challenger’s resume was so void of talent he was given nothing but a “puncher’s” chance. That was almost enough to drill Frampton in round one as a left hook put the Brit on the deck for the first time in competition, be it amateur or professional.

“PHENOM” FRAMPTON ALMOST BECAME BOXING RUBBLE

Resuming a vertical position, Frampton was then rendered horizontal by a right hand. At this point and time, Carl Frampton was on the verge of morphing from pugilistic phenom to pugilistic rubble. Picking himself up once again, Frampton would escape his hellish stanza and come back and blank the Mexican mauler for the rest of the 12 rounder. Frampton is 21-0, 14 stops. Gonzalez loses for the second time, 25-2-2, 15 KOs. Scores in the CBS TV main event were 115-109, 116-108 & 116-108.

Chris "Slim" Arreola

Chris “Slim” Arreola


ARREOLA CONTINUES “TACO TRUCK” TRAINING

Chris Arreola Draw 10 Fred Kassi. RANK heavyweight Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KOs) missed all day as the pesky Kassi (18-3-1, 10 KOs) pity patted him for the majority of the ten rounds. Scores were 96-94 Arreola and 95-95 twice. Simple answer to all of Arreola’s problems, more tacos and beer!

HAYMON DOES BOTH DAY & NIGHT CARDS

Later in the day, same arena with Showtime beaming, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. UD 10 Marcos Reyes (Catchweight) JC Jr. fought a much smaller man in the 33-4, 22 KOs Reyes. Chavez boasted afterwards to deaf ears here. Reyes said, “Against all odds, the referee, weight, everything. I think I won the fight. It’s OK, I did my best. Chavez (49-2-1, 32 KOs) was a light heavyweight (175) fighting a middleweight (160)” Scores were 97-92, 98-91 & 96-93. Overall feeling post fight? Yawn, yawn Jr., fight Gennady Golovkin at 168.

FELLOW BRIT SCOTT QUIGG “TRUMPS” FRAMPTON

Manchester, UKWBA 122 lb. guy Scott Quigg KO 3 Kiko Martinez. The aforementioned Carl Frampton went the 12 round route in 2014 with Kiko, while Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KOs) takes him out in two rounds. Kiko (32-6, 24 KOs) tried in round one, but Quigg was too much. After two knockdowns, the fight was called at 1:04 of round two.

QUIGG-FRAMPTON THE “ALL-UK” FIGHT NOT BROOK-KHAN

The big fight here is Scott Quigg vs. Carl Frampton in Wembley Stadium. Welterweights Kell Brook-Amir Khan could fill this same venue the very next day!

CONTROVERSY(?) OVER WBA SCORING IN MANCHESTER

Colombian WBA 135 lb. (lightweight) titleholder Darleys Perez (32-2-1, 20 KOs) Draw 12 Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 19 KOs) Judges John Potura (USA) & Jose Roberto Torres (Puerto Rico) had it even at 113-113, while Erkki Meronen of Finland saw it Crolla winning 116-111. Perez of Colombia lost two points for low blows. Crolla promoter Eddie Hearn claims his guy was “…….” you know. WBA to review to scores I’m told.

ABRAHAM STILL WBO SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMP

Halle, GermanyWBO 168 lb. king Arthur Abraham KO 6 Robert Stieglitz. The fourth go around for this pair should be the last as Stieglitz was mugged thoroughly before he just crumbled into a heap at 1:14 of round six. Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) wins 3 of 4 against Stieglitz who declines to 47-4-1, 27 KOs.

BOXING FROM “VEGAS ON STEROIDS” IN CHINA

Il Kang

Ik Yang


Macao, China– In a vacant IBF 140 lb. title tilt, China’s Ik Yang (19-1, 14 KOs) failed to grab a belt as Cesar Rene Cuenca of Argentina remained unbeaten at 48-0 with just 2, yes 2 KOs with a UD 12. Yank was down in the opener and Cuenca in round five. Yang lost a point in round 12. Scores: Ben Keilty @ 117-108, Mike Fitzgerald 116-109 & Ian Scott 115-110.

DONAIRE DRIBBLES FOE LIKE BASKETBALL FOR TKO

Super Bantamweight (122 lb.) contender Nonito Donaire (35-3, 23 KOS) TKO 2 Anthony Settoul. Two droppings of Settoul in round one and the third in round two prompted the stop at 1:41. Settoul is now 20-4, 8 KOs. Mismatch on paper and in ring.

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On Sunday, the MMA hour of “Ring Talk Worldwide” went with a full plate of boxing news, results, commentary and some laughs in hour number one aka the “boxing” hour. In the second hour, the MMA hour went with Jake “Stitch” Duran, the most capable and widely mentioned cutmen both in boxing (Wladimir Klitschko) and the MMA (Cain Velasquez). He is featured in the upcoming movie “Creed.” Hit the links ABOVE & BELOW to listen to any of the three “Ring Talk Worldwide” productions for the weekend of July 18 & 19, 2015.

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