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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.

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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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PROMOTER BOB ARUM MAKES “WALL OF SHAME”

ARUM ON “WALL OF SHAME” SECOND TIME WITH PAC

Bob "Always Truthful" Arum

Bob “Always Truthful” Arum

Las Vegas, NVBob Arum is the most powerful man in boxing! As the man behind the Top Rank promotional firm, Arum, a Harvard graduate in the late 1950s, became a United States Attorney under then Attorney General Robert Kennedy. While collecting tax money from a Sonny Liston heavyweight title defense circa 1962, Arum was bitten by the boxing bug. After the assassination of President John Kennedy, Arum felt the need to resign his position with the “G” and became a boxing promoter.

THIS “QUOTE” ON ARUM’S TOMBSTONE!

With Muhammad Ali his first client, Arum has been involved in big fights since the mid 1960s. His most famous quote is, “Yesterday I was lying, but today I’m telling the truth.”

MET WITH & SENT BRIBE MONEY TO LEE

In the mid 1990s, Arum committed a host of Felonies when he admittedly gave then IBF President Bob Lee over $100,000 as a “bribe” to allow George Foreman, then heavyweight champ, to fight Axel Schultz instead of a top contender. He accomplished this by laundering the money through Europe with then booking agent Stan Hoffman. Shortly thereafter, Arum admitted such in a US Dept. of Justice affidavit that was published here at RingTalk.com. The fallout saw Arum fined in a number of states, while unable to promote in Arizona.

BOB NOW GETTING SUED WITH MANNY PACQUIAO Read more

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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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.

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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

VOTE: WILL FLOYD-PAC BE GREAT?

FIGHT WEEK IS HERE!

How good will Floyd-Pac be?

Floyd-Pac A Classic?

Las Vegas, NV– It’s just five days away. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally meet. All the hoopla about ticket prices, Mayweather’s convictions of Domestic Violence, all this outside of the ring stuff is getting more attention than the event. For the exorbitant ticket prices and $100 dollar PPV, it can’t just be good, it needs to be great. So that begs the question you are asked to vote on. Read more

MONDAY AM BOXING NOTEBOOK

WHO IS BADOU JACK ONE ASKS?

Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather

San Francisco, CA– With “The Fight” days away, the weekend prior to the mega event offered up one surprise in that Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) took the WBC 168 lb. strap from Anthony “Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) via Majority Decision 12. Simply put, the relatively unknown to some, a Black Swede forced the fight from the start until the end. Scores at ringside Hubert Minn 116-112, Rey Danseco 115-113 and Robert Hecko 114-114. As for Jack, a “work in progress,” he wants George Groves in the UK.

KLITSCHKO WINS AGAIN

Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) defended the World heavyweight title for the 19th time with a UD 12 over Bryant Jennings (19-1-1. 12 KOs) with the cards reading Max DeLuca 118-109, Steve Weisfeld 116-111, Robin Taylor 116-111. Giant Gypsy Tyson Fury is next as the fight goes to purse bids within 180 days…

CANCER KILLER PREVAILS

Now 29-1, 26 KOs, Daniel Jacobs, who has beaten Cancer, TKO 12 Caleb Truax (25-2-2, 15 KOs) in a WBA middleweight (160 lb.) contest (You thought “Triple G” was champ, right?)

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YOU FEELING MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO YET?

BIGGEST FIGHT IN HISTORY (SIGH) 8 DAYS AWAYFloyd-Mayweather-vs.-Manny-Pacquiao-fight

San Francisco, CA– After a jaunt around the Bay Area to talk boxing with purists, there is little chance of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao doing anything other than breaking a number of financial records. Because at the end of the day this isn’t Ray Leonard-Roberto Duran I.

WHY IS THERE NO REAL FLOYD-MANNY BUZZ

Nobody seemed to be overly excited, not even slightly animated and on a scale of 1-10 the fight of the century (thus far) has not got the public striving for every word on the fight. Does that bode well for a anticipated 3.5 million PPV buys?

RESPONSE TO FIGHT IS QUEER

A lot of this has to do with Mayweather-Pacquiao being an event like the Grammy and Oscar awards rather than that of a recognized superfight. If you wanted to go, 500 tickets went on sale this week and reportedly were gone in 60 seconds.

MANNY PACQUIAO GIVES MGM “MIDDLE” FINGER Read more

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