December 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) UD 12 Devon Alexander (26-3, 14 KOs). Although nobody went down or was seriously hurt, Amir boxed circles around Alexander in what was an easily predictable outcome. Khan now readies for an all UK battle with IBF welterweight (147 lb.) guy Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) in mid 2015 in the biggest fights possibly in British history. Scores: 119-109 twice & 120-108.
THURMAN DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE GOODS
Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) UD 12 Leonard Bundu (31-1-2, 11 KOs). It looked like it might end early as Thurman dropped the 40-year-old 30 seconds in with a left hook. After that he ran a lot. Scores were 120-107 three times. (WBA 147 lb. title) Expert says, running like shoplifter chased by security guard makes Stock drop with win. It was the most boring shutout in recent memory
ORTIZ SNAGS FIRST WIN IN AGES
Victor Ortiz (30-5-1, 22 KOs) TKO 3 Manuel Perez (22-1-1, 4KOs) (147) Rout of game but vastly overmatched foe puts Ortiz in winner’s circle for first time in three years.
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November 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry
AMERICAN FAILED TO WIN A ROUND
LAS VEGAS, NV- Undefeated Chris Algieri’s (20-1, 8 KOs) strategy backfired from the first round on versus WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). Pacquaio, a multi-division champion, used feints and effective aggression to score six knockdowns, the most significant was a straight left in round 9. The Filipino star didn’t get the stoppage but won a one-sided 12 round decision.
UNSUCCESSFUL STRATEGY FROM THE YANKEE
Based on what Chris Algieri stated in the post fight interview, he was hoping to coast early and take it to Manny in the later rounds. Unfortunately with only 8 KOs on his ledger that outlook was ill-advised. The American appeared more intent on defense early in the fight, and as rounds went on he was in a hole on the scorecards. When he decided to open up after a clear deficit, thats when he began to get caught with punches. While some of the knockdowns weren’t severe, they scored. As the rounds pursued it was somewhat anti-climatic. Algieri possessed heart making to the final bell, but not much else.
BANGING THE DRUMS FOR FLOYD VS MANNY
So the real question here is will Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOS) and Manny Pacquaio finally engage in 2015? This bout is long overdue, but till this day there are obstacles to overcome. READ MORE…
November 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
HOPKINS FACES FIGHTER 18 YEARS HIS JUNIOR
BERNARD HOPKINS, WBA and IBF Light-heavyweight champion
RECORD-55-6-2, 32 KOs
SERGEY KOVALEV, WBO Light-heavyweight champion
RECORD-25-0-1, 23 KOs
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
The signifigant factor here in favor of Hopkins is his jab. He has an almost 3 inch reach advantage. If he can control Kovalev with his jab from the outside and smother the Russian on the inside he has a chance. Kovalev just needs to fight like the younger man to win. He has the skill,athleticism and power to beat the 49 year old. Got to go with the younger man here. Must side with logic. Even though Kovalev has never gone past 8 rounds, not sure if Bernard has the reflexes to take him into deep water with out taking too much punishment early in the fight. A stubborn Hopkins is in a fight he didn’t need to take. He won’t get too much credit for beating Kovalev if he wins. People will cry that he was overrated. Bernard has a great chin, but just don’t see him making the distance here.
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November 5th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- It was 1996, “Irish Pat” Lawlor and I were in a downtown gym when the subject of his recent fight with Joe Calzaghe came up. “Joe hit me the hardest I’ve ever been hit in my life.” Outside of the weekly British Boxing News, the media had not yet realized the potential of the man who would become the longest reining WBO and 168 lb. champion in history, but Pat Lawlor did.
RAN ROUGHSHOD OVR AMATEUR COMPETITION
After a stellar amateur run of British titles and a 110-10 record, the left handed fighter who would become the athletic pride of his native Wales turned professional with little fanfare in October 1993 with Paul Hanlon becoming the first name affixed to a professional boxing resume that would go unblemished for 15+ years.
CALZAGHE BUILT “BRICK BY BRICK”
It wasn’t a meteoric rise to stardom for the man who would not only become WBO king at 168 lbs., but the uncrowned King of Wales, as Team Calzaghe took the “old school” approach and slowly built a boxing dynasty that is unequaled in recent times.
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July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
RINGTALK RADIO LONGEST RUNNING BOXING PROGRAM
Review of Gennady “GGG” Golovkins destructive KO over Daniel Geale.There is no doubt that “GGG” is pound for pound one of the best fighters in the sport! To listen use browser above or link below.
July 21st, 2014 By Kevin Perry
VIDEO OF HBO PROGRAM FEATURING GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN AND DANIEL GEALE WHO FACE EACH OTHER ON HBO SATURDAY
July 18th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
POLITICS IN FULL EFFECT SATURDAY ON HBO2
Las Vegas, NV- It’s official. Being a great fighter is not the criteria for getting an appearance on HBO. Should HBO just start showing club fighters on TV? Saturday they have made one step forward in that direction. Two time Olympic champion Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO), who in essence is still fighting at the club level as a pro, faces Luis De La Rosa (23-3-1, 13 KOs) in a flyweight (112lb) bout from Macau, China on Saturday afternoon (5pm ET/PT) on HBO. Rosa is your typical opponent with a decent record built up against the usual suspects.
In his last bout he stopped a foe that boasted a disgraceful 0-20 record. The bout before that the Columbian was kayoed in 2 rounds against Moises Fuentes(19-2, 10 KOs). The 33 year-old Shiming is a superstar in China and is expected to bring more attention and popularity to the sport in the Chinese market. Can he fight? Hard to tell with the level of foes he has faced thus far.
It is clear that the Freddie Roach trained Shiming has a long way to go in perfecting the professional style of boxing. While HBO will be broadcasting this bout, WBA and WBO 122lb champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) fights on the undercard against Sod Kokietgym (63-2-1, 28 KOs). However his fight will be shown later in the evening on Unimas (11pm ET/PT), a spanish language network.
RIGO IN HIS LAST FIGHT UNDER TOP RANK
HBO has shown no interest in broadcasting the Cuban born Rigondeaux’s future fights. Labeled by a percentage of the boxing contingent as “boring”, his promoter Top Rank has had difficulty securing serious opponents for the Cuban. It’s obvious that after embarrassing one of their start clients in Filipino star Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) last year, the promoter wants to have nothing to do with him. He can be exciting against the right opponents, but his bout against Donaire was the definition of a chess match. Casual fans who watch boxing and view it purely as a blood sport, more than likely don’t appreciate the skills of the former two time Olympic Gold medalist.
UNKNOWNS MAKE HBO UNDERCARD
Instead of the pound for pound talent, the HBO undercard will feature Mexico’s Gilberto Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) against New Zealands Junior Talipeau (20-2-1, 7 KOs) in a super middleweight(168lb) contest. Ramirez stopped former middleweight contender Giovanni Lorenzo in 5 rounds in his last outing. With universally recognized super middleweight(168lb) champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) on HBO’s payroll, its possible that Ramirez could become a potential opponent if he is successful on Saturday.
June 30th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
SUNDAYS SHOW LOOKS AT HBO CARD
Review of Terrence Crawford’s outstanding win in his hometown of Omaha vs Yuri Gamboa. Ringtalk radio worldwide is boxings longest running radio program. To listen use browser above.Or click this link.
June 6th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
COTTO CHALLENGES FOR TITLE IN FOURTH WEIGHT CLASS
Las Vegas, NV-Puerto Rican boxing superstar Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs) has produced a remarkable run thus far as a prizefighter. Many were memorable nights at the office, and while not always on the winning end, memorable nonetheless. His epic first battle with Antonio Margarito, was a TKO loss in 11 rounds. A year later in 2009 he was dominated by Manny Pacquiao in another stoppage loss. His biggest victories were triumphs over Shane Mosely , and Margarito in their rematch in 2011. He also staged a valiant effort in a loss against Floyd Mayweather in 2012. Cotto has undoubtedly faced the best of his generation.
COTTO FIGHTS AT THE GARDEN
Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on HBO PPV Saturday night, he faces WBC middleweight(160lb) champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs) a bigger, faster, more powerful and mobile fighter than the Puerto Rican.
To add to the difficulty of a potential Cotto victory is Martinez is a southpaw. Cotto has a history of struggling against not only southpaws, but fighters with quicker hands. At 140lbs he was rocked and almost stopped against lefty De Marcus Corley, not known as a big puncher, as well as murderous puncher Ricardo Torres.
At a 154lbs against a much taller and rangier southpaw Austin Trout, Cotto was not just outboxed, but outfought. It is difficult to imagine even at 38 years of age and coming off a string of injuries Martinez succumbing to Cotto, a much smaller man with little to no advantages in this bout besides big fight experience. He looks to make history as the first Puerto Rican to win titles in 4 different weight divisions. It’s a challenge that most don’t expect him to be successful at.
WILL FREDDIE ROACH BE COTTOS SECRET TO SUCCESS?
Much has been made of Cotto’s switch to offensive minded trainer Freddie Roach. Some experts believe that Cotto, a notorious body puncher, has abandoned that part of his attack in recent years and that has partially led to his decline. READ MORE…
May 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry
WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ADONIS STEVENSON MAKES SHOWTIME DEBUT SUNDAY
Las Vegas, NV- Much controversy has arisen over 175lb champion Adonis Stevenson’s sudden move from HBO to Showtime. Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs), Haitain born, but now based in Montreal, had fought his last three fights on HBO, the first being his title winning effort over first round knockout victim and former WBC champ Chad Dawson (31-3, 17 KOs).
Coinciding with that rise to stardom, was another light heavyweight making his own mark. Russian born WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev (22-0-1, 20 KOs) has appeared to just bludgeon his way through recent competition, stopping his last 8 opponents. Adonis has done so to his last 10. It appeared inevitable that the two would meet in a super fight considering both appeared in their last fight on an HBO doubleheader. Proceeding the bout however Stevenson decided to hook up with influential boxing adviser/promoter/manager, Al Haymon.
It’s extremely difficult to figure out at this point specifically what role Haymon plays in a fighters career as it appears he wears many hats. Either way his ability to get fighters the easiest fights for the most money from the networks has led to the Haitians title defense Saturday on Showtime against the capable but perceived as limited Andres Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs). Haymon’s alleged interference in a potential title unification between Stevenson and Kovalev has led the Russians promoter Main Events, headed by outspoken CEO Kathy Duva, to file a lawsuit against Haymon, Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Goldenboy Promotions among others filed in the suit. Haymon’s allegiance with Showtime has led to Stevenson basically turning his back on HBO to run to the other side of the street.
STEVENSON UNDER A LOT OF HEAT FROM FANS AND MEDIA
Fonfara is a heavy underdog on Saturday, and the perception from many fans and media is that he used Haymon as a means to avoid challenging the dangerous Russian. However there are two sides to the coin here. While criticism of the Hatian born fighter may be warranted, he merely went with the more lucrative offer. There are reports that the money he would be receiving to fight Fonfara was actually more than what was offered to fight a much more dangerous opponent in Kovalev. READ MORE…
May 18th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
LARRY MERCHANT HAPPY ‘BOUT RECENT BOXING
San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez spends time with former HBO Godfather Larry Merchant. Larry goes down the list from heavyweights Stiverne-Wilder-Klitschko and is “Unplugged” as we went from subject to subject. Interesting listening…always.
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”
“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.
May 15th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
OVER THE HILL MARQUEZ GETS FOE WITH WEIGHTY ISSUES
MARQUEZ AN ALMOST .500 FIGHTER OF LATE
WHAT MAKES JMM A “GREAT” FIGHTER?
All of this hyperbole about his being a “great” fighter is just that. Marquez is a good fighter, one that is usually well prepared for battle. But don’t confuse him for a knockout artist, a fighter that spews excitement like Marvin Hagler, no JMM is just a guy that happened to give Manny Pacquiao trouble. Outside of that, what has he done since losing his WBA 126 lb. strap to Chris John in 2006? Even though he bested an old and worn out Marco Antonio Barrera, Joel Casamayor and Juan Diaz, the only real JMM “highlight reel” type of stuff is the Pacquiao fights.
HOW GOOD IS MIKE ALVARADO? READ MORE…
April 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
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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April 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
MANNY PACQUIAO & TIM BRADLEY CLASH SATURDAY
April 10th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
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…