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LISTEN RING TALK BOXING HOUR & PACQUIAO-BRADLEY REVIEW!

April 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao

Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured a Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley review with writer Kevin Perry who had picked Manny to beat Bradley.

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”

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VIDEO: MANNY PACQUIAO-TIM BRADLEY FACE OFF!

April 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

MANNY PACQUIAO & TIM BRADLEY CLASH SATURDAY

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ROY JONES FIGHTS ON 26 YEARS LATER

April 10th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

The Roy Jones Of Today!

ROY JONES STILL ACTIVE FIGHTER

San Francisco, CA- Defeating WBA heavyweight title claimant Johnny “Louise” Ruiz via UD 12 in 2004 was probably the peak of the Roy Jones era. From that point forward, it’s been down hill, sometimes face down for Roy who paid dearly for an undeserved decision over Antonio Tarver. In the rematch, Tarver knocked Roy the blank out in two rounds. Then came the one-punch KO by Glen Johnson which was followed by another loss to Tarver. At this point and time, Jones could have retired and everybody who knows or cares about him would have agreed.

“GENTLEMAN JOE” NOT SUCH A GENTLEMAN

Instead he continued and in 2008 lost by wide scores to Joe Calzaghe. The Welshman retired after this fight at 45-0. Getting two wins over Omar Sheika and Jeff Lacy weren’t enough to restart the Roy Jones fan club, they being a bunch of writers that thought like Roy that he was a boxing God. Then came more three straight losses, a KO 1 by Danny Green, UD 12 loss to Bernard Hopkins, and a “sick” KO loss in his May 2011 fight against Denis Lebedev.

SMOGER ALLOWED UGLIEST OF ENDINGS! READ MORE…

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LISTEN: LARRY MERCHANT ON RING TALK RADIO!

April 9th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

Mayweather vs Merchant

Mayweather vs Merchant

BROADCAST LEGEND MERCHANT DOES RING TALK

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured Hall of Fame journalist Larry Merchant. The ex-HBO Godfather talks about Deontay Wilder and how alik Scott was “Iffy.” Larry also answered this, “Is Bernard Hopkins having a title at 49, is that an indictment of the talent in boxing today? Listen and hear the great one’s response.

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 Larry Merchant and this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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SERGEY KOVALOV-ADONIS STEVENSON IS ABOUT RACE

April 8th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RACIAL SUPREMACY ALWAYS PART OF BOXING

Stevenson_Kovalov Split Fans!

Stevenson_Kovalov Split Fans!


San Francisco, CA- Going into this offering, I realize this will piss some people off. But like my first mentor, the incomparable Anthony Peligrino, my high school journalism teacher told me when I wanted to “out” our Principal for two DUI’s in six months on the cover of the South San Francisco Warrior, of which I was Editor in Chief, “Give it some thought, prepare well and go with your heart,” so said the great one.

STEVENSON-KOVALOV BRING OUT “RACE CARD”

That being said, I can’t help but think the Sergey Kovalov-Adonis Stevenson potential match is a fight that is drawn along racial lines. This is Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney-like divisions between ethnic groups. And while I know that was 1982, some 32 years ago, you have never seen a country divided along lines of color over a sporting event as they were for a fight that was even billed in some areas as “Cooney-Holmes.” In a show of disrespect, ring announcer Chuck Hull introduced Cooney second, all the while Larry was reigning and unbeaten champion.

PEOPLE WANT TO IGNORE RACE FACTOR READ MORE…

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IF PACQUIAO BEATS BRADLEY, IS FLOYD NEXT?

April 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

INTERESTING VIDEO FROM A FEW YEARS BACK

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DOES SERGEY KOVALOV HAVE THE GOODS?

April 1st, 2014 By Jarrad Woods

KOVALOV HYPE TRAIN REACHING PRE-BOARDING CAPACITY

Sergey Kovalov Out Classes Cedric Agnew

Sergey Kovalov-Cedric Agnew


New York, NY- WBO king Sergey Kovalev (24-0 22 KOs) did what was expected over the weekend and stopped a game but limited Cedric Agnew (26-1 13 KOs) in 7 rounds. This victory has lead to speculation by some that Kovalev is primed to go on a rampage through the light heavyweight (175 lb) division without taking names. Although Kovalev is a great puncher and a solid fighter, it’s likely that anyone on his bandwagon might only be on for a short ride for he still has more to prove.

RESUME OF RUSSIAN LACKING THUS FAR

By taking a close look at Kovalev resume, there isn’t much, besides KO power to suggest that he’s the best fighter at 175. The UBF’s ancient Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2 32 KOs), WBA guy Beibut Shumanov (14-1 9 KOs) and WBC (linear) champ Adonis Stevenson (23-1 20 KOs) are all threats who possess arguably better talent and with the exception of Shumanov, certainly have better resumes. So although Kovalev is a likeable and entertaining fighter, he’s currently more hype than substance considering whom he’s actually beaten. If guys like Tavoris Cloud, Chad Dawson, Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal are available, defeating the likes of a couple of them will add REAL credence to Kovalev’s record.

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LISTEN NOW TO RING TALK SATURDAY SHOW

March 31st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RING TALK SATURDAY BOXING/MMA REVIEW & PREVIEW

Featured Fight: Pacquiao-Bradley II

Featured Fight: Pacquiao-Bradley II


San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured a look at the Saturday night fights, recent results, and the upcoming 2014 boxing season and Manny Pacquiao getting a chance to right a wrong with Tim Bradley This Saturday 11 AM PT show is a one hour presentation that covers boxing and MMA. The Sunday 11 AM PT program is two hours with the first covering boxing and the second hour is all MMA.

SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the Saturday show at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network. The Saturday program is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA. The two-hour Saturday edition of Ring Talk which starts also at 11 AM PT has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA.

29 YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

To listen to writer Kevin Perry and some fight clips contained in this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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KARIM MAYFIELD CRAVES HBO KNOCKOUT

March 26th, 2014 By Jason B. Nava

DAY OF RECKONING COMES SATURDAY

Karim Mayfield Hammers Mauricio Herrera

Karim Mayfield Hammers Mauricio Herrera


San Francisco, CA- “Mo Betta, Mo Chedda!” That’s the phrase often chanted by jr. welterweight contender Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield and those within his circle comprised mostly of fellow natives of San Francisco’s historic Fillmore district. Mayfield came up in boxing the hard way. The former high school football player didn’t step into a boxing gym until he was 20 years old. His amateur tenure was respectable, seeing him notch 40 victories against 5 losses and a couple San Francisco Golden Gloves trophies.

SHANE MOSLEY “FIRED” KARIM

However, given his late entry into the sport, he didn’t grab any of the decorated accomplishments such as an Olympic berth or medal from an international tournament that gets the big name promoters and managers leaving voicemails. Never one to be discouraged, Mayfield did what he had to do and turned professional five years after his first amateur bout at the advanced age of 25. 

Since then he has made a name for himself on the west coast boxing scene by serving as a sparring partner for big names such as Manny Pacquiao, Zab Judah, Paulie Malignaggi, Antonio Margarito, Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley (who fired Mayfield for sparring too hard) and Sergio Mora.

HONED SKILLS AGAINST SOME OF THE BEST! READ MORE…

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#1 LIGHT HEAVY ADONIS STEVENSON SNATCHED FROM HBO!

March 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

WBC CHAMP WITH SIGNS WITH AL HAYMON!

Las Vegas, NV- HBO’s boxing woes continue as yet another one of the signature fighters Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) on the network has brokered a deal to fight his next bout on a May 24th Showtime broadcast vs. Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs).

SHOWTIME NABS ANOTHER STAR FROM HBO

HBO Boxing In 2014

HBO Boxing In 2014

In 2012, Home Box Office fell asleep and almost dared Floyd Mayweather to look elsewhere. Failing to match a $100 + million offer by Viacom/CBS/Showtime, they eventually would lose his services. According to various reports this situation was similar as HBO had the right to match whatever offer Showtime made. However with no contract in place and Stevenson now being advised by the most powerful man in boxing, Al Haymon, Stevenson, Big Al & Showtime have agreed on a deal that HBO didn’t feel it could match.

HBO NODS OUT & GETS JACKED!

The reality here though is while HBO had recently invested in both Stevenson, a Haitian living in Montreal, Canada and WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) who fights this Saturday on HBO, the Haitian was more interested in fighting Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs) who fights exclusively on Showtime. Hopkins, while an experienced professional is almost 50 years old and appears to be an easier fight for more money. Stevenson and Kovalev both fought together on a doubleheader at the end of last year in an effort to build towards a light heavyweight unification bout in 2014 if both guys were successful in their bouts. Both won impressively.

“SUIT JOBS” IN JEOPARDY AT HBO? READ MORE…

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BOXING NOT FAIR WITH CURRENT WEIGH INS

March 19th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Floyd Mayweather Is a TRUE Welterweight

Floyd Mayweather Is a TRUE Welterweight

WEIGHTY PROBLEMS IGNORED

San Francisco, CA- This article is the first in what will be a series on some much needed improvements regarding the safety of boxing. This first installment looks at the current system of weighing fighters in the day prior to a fight.

THE NOW “FAKE” WEIGHT CLASSES

Having myself been a big jr. welter (140 lbs), while at the same time an undersized welter (147), nobody was more concerned at most of my weigh ins than yours truly. Once I weighed 143 and change for a welterweight bout in Las Vegas at the Showboat Hotel. Having hit the scale early in the week for the Golden Glove National Regionals, when I looked across the ring five days later at a 165 lb. Ernie Chavez, I thought, “That must be his brother.” After almost beheading me, southpaw Ernie would later rock Meldrick Taylor’s world before losing and then retiring soon thereafter.

ALMOST EVERYBODY NOW DOING WHAT ERNIE DID

With the exception of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and maybe Grandpa Nard’ Hopkins, just about every professional fighting today at the championship level (except heavyweights) is fighting at least one weight class lighter than what he should be. Example: Jorge Arce was under 112 lbs. for a flyweight title at the weigh in. Time and again Jorge would weigh over 125, sometimes as much as 128 + stepping into the ring. At the same time his foes were coming into the ring circa 115-118. Can you imagine what a ten pound advantage is at that weight?

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WILFREDO GOMEZ-LUPE PINTOR BEST FIGHT EVER? PART III

March 13th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

VIDEOTAPE OF “GREAT” FIGHT FOR YOU

Wilfredo Gomez-Lupe Pintor Now

Wilfredo Gomez-Lupe Pintor Now

San Francisco, CA- The stage was set. The grudge filled rivalry that is Mexico vs. Puerto Rico was in play here. In Lupe Pintor’s corner you will see WBC President Jose Sulaiman. Across the ring with champion Wilfredo Gomez was the great late Yamil Charde. Simply put, Yamil Charde was the Godfather of Puerto Rican boxing. The referee was the iconic Arthur Mercante Sr.

AMERICA’S VOICE OF BOXING, TV, MORE!

Introducing the fighters was the late Jimmy Lennon Sr. Being March 3, 1982, this was “old school” boxing at it’s best with Don King in his prime. Lennon Sr., a household face who appeared on countless television shows and feature films, his voice was pure Americana. Mr. Lennon, that’s what I called him, to everybody else he was just Jimmy, passed in 1992.

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WEEKEND BOXING ODDS AND PREDICTIONS

February 21st, 2014 By Kevin Perry

Las Vegas, NV-Here’s a look at this weekends action.

 

SHOBOX RETURNS AND ESPN TOURNEY BEGINS!

Friday February 21st

 

SHOBOX(SHOWTIME NETWORK)

7:45PM PST

Angelo Santana (14-1, 11KOs) vs. Hank Lundy(23-1-1, 11 KOs) 135lbs

Odds:9-5 Lundy

Inconsistency is the standard for Lundy. Looked great in his last fight against once beaten Olusegun Ajose(31-2). That fight was at 140lbs and he seemed rejuvnated. Not sure if the same Lundy shows up at 135. Santana coming off a stoppage loss, and Lundy appears to be the more experienced and better boxer of the two. Would pass on any bet here, as although Santana can punch,he was exposed in his last bout by a relative novice and now 15-1 Bahodir Mamadjonov, and Lundy just doesn’t always show up in proper condition.

Amir Iman (12-0, 11 KOs) vs Jared Robinson(14-0, 6 KOs) 140lbs

Odds:3-1 Imam

Don’t know know much about either fighter, but Iman’s KO record stands out. Hype machine should win against non puncher. Both have fought nothing but cream puffs and is a step up for both. Robinson has faced only three fighters with a winning record, building up a glossy record fighting in the south. Betting 20 dollars to win 60.

 

ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS(ESPN2) 

6PM PST

Boxino Tournament

Edgewater Casino, Laughlin Nevada

A who’s who of “who” splattered with foreign fighters, who have yet to receive any American exposure. If you can find a line on any of these fights or have even seen any of these guys fight, more power to you! A worthy watch to see if any real talent can develop or emerge from this tournament structure.

Fighters on the broadcast:

Yakubu Amidu 135 vs. Chris Rudd 135.5
Fedor Papazov 135 vs. Petr Petrov 134.5
Miguel Gonzalez 134 vs. Miguel Angel Mendoza 135
Fernando Carcamo 135.5 vs. Samuel Neequaye 135

ZOU SHIMING BACK ON HBO2

Saturday, February 22nd

Macau, China 

5PM EST/5PM PST

 

MAIN EVENT

Miguel Vasquez (33-3 13 KOs) vs Denis Shafikov (33-0-1 18 KOs)-IBF lightweight (135lb) championship.

Odds: Even

Vasquez is the typical spoiler. Can move well and box. Shafikov is left-handed that in itself make this an interesting fight. It is assumed that the Russian has a good amateur pedigree, but expect the taller and longer Vasquez to control the fight from the outside and win a decision here. Don’t expect fireworks unless the Russian can get on the inside and impose his will. Vasquez is trademark for having a negative boxing style that makes for boring fights.

Co-Main

Zou Shiming (3-0, 0 KOs) vs. Yokthong Kokietgym (15-3, 11 KOs)

Odds:Shiming 2.5-1

Not impressed much with Shiming, however he will be fighting in front of thousands of fans and hundreds of millions possibly on television in China. The 2 time Olympic Gold medalist and national hero is on the fast track to a world title, but does he have the ability to learn the pro game at age 31? I will give him this much; his slap and move style is somewhat entertaining to watch and while he has no power, he does throw a lot of punches. I don’t expect this to be a tough opponent, but his 11KO’s is eye opening and Shiming isn’t Floyd Mayweather when it comes to defense. Pass on the bet!Top Rank matchmakers rarely make a miscalculation, but just don’t think high enough of Zou to lay a wager, even considering the quality of opponnent.

-Kevin Perry

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NOT SURE FLOYD MAYWEATHER BEATS MANNY PACQUIAO

January 22nd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

Is Maywether Chicken?

Is Maywether Chicken?

SAME OLD ARGUMENT…AGAIN

Las Vegas, NV- Seeing Manny Pacquiao beat Brandon Rios with ease in November, all the while looking better than he has in years, the same question arises. When will he face Floyd Mayweather? Who will win? After watching Floyd’s victory over Canelo Alvarez, although I believe he’ll be the betting favorite, I came to the conclusion that based on what I saw Floyd loses the “hypothetical” bout with Pacquiao.

NOTHING DIFFERENT FROM MAYWEATHER IN CANELO CLASH

Floyd was effective doing what he normally does. Intending no disrespect to Mayweather’s phenomenal skills, the performance was nothing all that special. He threw one and two punches at a time, some flutties, but mainly a right hand that had some snap although lacked power. Whenever he has been hit with anything resembling substance, Floyd went back looking to counter off the ropes. That he maybe staring to slip or one, I mean the guy’s been boxing since the early the first President George Bush was in office. Couple that with his back to the ropes would be a recipe for disaster against the Filipino superstar.

FLOYD NOW SHOWING SIGNS OF OLD AGE! READ MORE…

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STATUS OF FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND BOXING IN 2014

January 6th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

2013 HAD MANY UPS AND DOWNS

Las Vegas, NV- First of all much props to Floyd Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) for fighting twice in 2013 and giving boxing fans the two biggest events of the year; both wins against highly regarded fighters Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs). Big thumbs down to judge CJ Ross for scoring the bout with Alvarez 114-114, as if boxing didn’t need anymore negative publicity. In the eyes of most, the 23 year-old Mexican failed to win more than one round. Praying that we will see none of Ms. Ross in 2014, at least not in a boxing or MMA arena.

HAVANA’S MIKE PEREZ LOOKS LIKE THE GOODS

Congratulations to Cuban heavyweight prospect Mike Perez (20-0, 12 KOS) who put on a breakthrough performance over Magomed Abdulsalamov (18-1, 18 KOs) in the latter half of the year. It’s unfortunate that his victory was overshadowed by the tragedy theat ensued afterward with Abdusalamov fighting for his life. Thankfully he is out of a medically induced coma and is reportedly in ICU and beginning to recover from those injuries. Ringtalk wishes both fighters the best in 2014.

FIGHTERS WHO CHEAT NEED TO BE DISQUALIFIED!

In 2013 you saw fighters such as Mickey Bey Jr. (19-1, 10 KOs) and J’ Leon Love (16-0, 9 KOs) test positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs in wins. Both wins became no contests in record books. Both fighters were undefeated at the time. Both should have received a loss in my view in the record books. I wrote an article in 2013 where I stated that that was my opinion and I stand by it. I think something in the rule books needs to be changed. If a fighter is caught cheating he or she needs to be punished accordingly. I think a blemish in the rule books will move us one step forward to doing something about this problem. Hopefully commissions take notice in 2014 and do something about this. I will to my best to keep beating the horse on this issue.

OTHER SPORTS TRYING TO GET IT RIGHT

In other sports, mainly in Olympic competition if a competitor is caught cheating(using Peformance Enhancing Drugs) not only do they lose their medal and are DQ’d, the person or persons they beat are elevated in rank. Thus if you win a gold medal and you are caught, the silver medalist is elevated to the gold medal winner and so on. The punishments that have been dished out in boxing are joke. Only proper punishment can deter fighters from cheating;excessive penalties need to be dealt out. Whether that be excessive fines and or suspensions. Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KOs), who lost a wide decision to Manny Pacquaio (55-5-2, 38 KOs) in November in Macau, China, tested positive for a banned substance after his bout. He was levied a 5 month suspension by the Chinese commission.

Brandon Rios (r) recieved only a 5 month suspension

Brandon Rios (r) recieved only a 5 month suspension

Considering no one would expect Rios to return to the ring in that time span considering the beating he took, the fine has no effect on the boxers career whatsoever. Why even have testing if the fighters know they have nothing to lose as a result? The aforementioned Bey, was only punished for 3 months after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. If boxing is even attempting to gain lost respect from the mainstream media it needs to get it’s act together in that regard.You are more likely to see a boxing headline when something negative happens in the sport than anytime there is positive news.

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