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LISTEN RING TALK BOXING AARON SNOWELL

MIKE TYSON TRAINER DEEP IN KNOWLEDGE & HISTORY

Aaron Snowell

Aaron Snowell


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez and boxing trainer turned community leader Aaron Snowell talked the game in a way the RT family can relate to. Mike Tyson’s trainer at the time of the Tokyo meltdown with Buster Douglas, Snowell has paid his dues.

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.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT RETURN OF CARLOS CONDIT

“NATURAL BORN KILLER” OR “NATURAL BORN OUT-POINTER”?

Natural Born Killer

Natural Born Killer

Los Angeles, CA-Welterweight (170 lb.) contender Carlos Condit (29-8) features in the starring role of UFC Fight Night:  Condit vs. Alves.  Condit is back for the first time since losing by knee injury to Tyron Woodley (15-3).  Across the cage from him will be Thiago Alves (21-9).  Alves is a solid fighter, but I do not think home country advantage at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil will be enough to defeat one of the best welterweights in the world.  Condit has been a point-fighter in recent years, but I think he will go back to his killer ways on Saturday night.

REST OF CARD NOT-SO WORTHY Read more

CORMIER WIN TOPS UFC 187 RESULTS

CORMIER CRUSHES RUMBLE

DC

DC

Los Angeles, CADaniel “DC” Cormier (16-1) became the new UFC light heavyweight (205 lb.) champion by out-grappling Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (19-5) in the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.  Cormier was abe to survive a first-round knockdown to dominate “Rumble” on the ground.  After more than two rounds of vicious “ground and pound” that left Johnson visibly woozy, Cormier was able to secure a rear-naked choke that ended things in the third round (2:39).  Cormier has already been beaten by the real champion, Jon Jones (21-1), but Jones’ out of the cage struggles will keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future.

WEIDMAN POUNDS OUT BELFORT

Middleweight (185) champion Chris Weidman (13-0) suffered a cut early in his bout with Vitor Belfort (24-11), but quickly took Belfort down and battered his face until referee Herb Dean called a stop to the contest at 2:53 of the opening round.  It was an easy night for the champ, aside from the cut.

COWBOY BREAKS FOE’S JAW Read more

UFC 187 SATURDAY PITS CORMIER VS JOHNSON

VACANT LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON LINE

Rumble, Young Man, Rumble

Rumble, Young Man, Rumble.

Los Angeles, CA– A new UFC light heavyweight (205 lb.) champion will be crowned on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV as Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (19-4) will take on Daniel Cormier (15-1) for the title left vacant by the stupidity of former champion Jon Jones (21-1).  For those who don’t know, the UFC stripped Jon Jones of his belt after Jones hit-and-ran a pregnant woman after he smashed into her in a rental SUV. The woman ended up with a broken arm and Jones ended up charged with a Felony and title-less.

WHICH CORMIER WILL SHOW UP?

Daniel Cormier is coming off his first loss as a professional fighter.  It was a fairly wide points loss to Jones that saw the former Olympian unable to out-wrestle the champion.  It was a demoralizing defeat in a high profile fight that had been hyped by the media for months.  There was a disdain shared for one another by the fighters.

WILL JONES LOSS AFFECT OLYMPIAN?

This animosity apparently started when Jon Jones said something to the effect of “Olympian, huh?  I bet I could take you down.”  Cormier, a man who has dedicated his life to wrestling, was offended at this notion.  He vowed to destroy Jones.  When his opportunity came, he was unable to capitalize.  Jones was the first to take Cormier down as a pro, and he left Cormier crying in the post-fight press conference following the event.  Cormier appeared a broken man.

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LISTEN NOW RING TALK GOLOVKIN, FRAZIER-FOREMAN

FRAZIER-FOREMAN TITLE CHANGE AS IT HAPPENED

Foreman Fells Frazier by Howard Cosell

Foreman Fells Frazier by Howard Cosell


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez takes you back to 1973 and Howard Cosell calling the George Foreman-Joe Frazier I massacre. Also, Gennady Golovkin’s win Saturday was front and center with Kevin Perry as were a host of items and boxing news bites that you aren’t going to get anywhere else.

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.

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DIEGO CORRALES DEATH 8 YEARS LATER

Diego "Chico" Corrales

FROM THE “RING TALK” ARCHIVES”

San Francisco, CA– I always have a tough time associating the word anniversary with the loss of life, but it’s been eight years since an inebriated Diego Corrales was killed driving his motorcycle in Las Vegas in May 2007. Although he had a great mother, Olga who was always there when he would let her be, “Chico” as he was known to friends like a lot of people had great pluses and destructive minuses. When it came to boxing, a career that started outside of California, even though his family was then living in Sacramento, CA, Corrales was at one point #1 at 130 lbs. and was even in the top ten “pound for pound” lists of some pundits.

HAD HIGH IQ THAT FEW PUGILISTS POSSESS

Although alcohol precipitated his death, Diego was a complex guy who while realizing his boxing career was over, and that he had little money left to live on was very depressed on this day according to promoter Gary Shaw, which is eight turns of the Roman calendar ago, May 7, 2007. Involved in another marriage that was according to Shaw was failing, again his boxing days were over, even though he was only three months or so shy of his 30th birthday. Said to be a “mean drunk” when he got boozed up, there were Felony Domestic Violence charges that landed him a stint in a California Prison Work Farm in 2001.

FLOYD FIGHT WAS TO PAY OFF EX-WIFE & BILLS! Read more

HISTORY OF FIGHTING, BOXING, MMA

START OF FIGHTING UNKNOWN TO MANY
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San Francisco, CA– The murals on the tomb of Beni Hasan along the Nile go back to the time of 3,000 BC. The murals show hand to hand fighting techniques mostly from wrestling, but includes other fighting arts.

START OF “MAN TO MAN” FIGHTING

In 643 BC, Greek Pankration was introduced to the Olympic games. This art included kicks, punches, takedowns, chokes and joint locks. The only rule to Pankration competition was no biting or eye gouging. The term Pankration is based on two Greek words, Pan – means “all” and Kratos – means “powers.”

ALEXANDER THE GREAT WAS A FIGHT FAN

Pankration was taken to India through Alexander The Great’s Army, where it became the ancestor of Asian Martial Arts. Ancient times in India had a glorious history of wrestling, including such legendary wrestlers as Hanuman. A Buddhist monk from India named Bodhidharma, ventured into China to where the first Shaolin Temple was formed 495 AD and introduced what would evolve into Kung Fu to other monks.

GENE LE BELL “KING OF CHOKE HOLDS” Read more

UFC CHAMP JON JONES OUT ON BAIL

MONDAY EVENING JONES MUGSHOT

Jon Jones Booking Pic 4/27/15

Jon Jones Booking Pic 4/27/15

San Francisco, CAUFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones is out on bail after being booked Monday evening by New Mexico authorites with Felony “Hit & Run” as a woman broke her arm in what was a three car crash caused by Jones running a red light.

UFC 187 MAIN EVENT WILL HAPPEN

And on second thought, I don’t think this will get Jones bounced from defending next month in Las Vegas against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Why? Too much money would be lost by the UFC and casinos.

UFC JON JONES FELONY CHARGE UPDATE

JON JONES IN WORLD OF TROUBLE

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

San Francisco, CA– The story of UFC light heavyweight (205 lb.) champion Jon Jones fleeing from the scene of an early Sunday morning car wreck has evolved as the Albuquerque Police say they are seeking a Felony “Hit and Run” warrant. The Felony is applied because the other party suffered a broken arm, this could mean prison time.

JONES FLED, RETURNED, FLED AGAIN

Jones has a residence in Albuquerque and the APD say they have went to his home, called his attorney, the UFC, nobody is giving up Jones, his whereabouts, nada. After the crash, Jones ran away, came back to supposedly stash some cash in his drawers, and then fled again. This according to wittnesses, said to include an off duty cop.

YESTERDAY A MISDEMEANOR, TODAY A FELONY

Thought to still be in New Mexico, the police have changed the allegations as yesterday they were saying it was a Misdemeanor. Today, they’ve changed their tune and are seeking the aforementioned Felony warrant on Jones, the UFC’s premier male fighter.

JON HAS LOTS OF ISSUES

In the last five months, Jones has failed a drug test (Cocaine) and at the same time and test had the Testosterone level of an 85-year old man. Does he look 85 to you? There was also the 24-hour stint in rehab after the Coke admmission.

FORGET ABOUT JONES-JOHNSON @ UFC 187 Read more

NEW ROCKY 7 MOVIE WITH ANDRE WARD

ANDRE WARD & STALLONE IN ROCKY 7

Sly Stallone

Sly Stallone

San Francisco, CA– Just when we thought the “Rocky” franchise was over and had finally ran it’s course with the sixth installment titled “Rocky Balboa,” a film which featured an old Rocky that was panned, you thought wrong.

FAST & FURIOUS HAS DONE SEVEN FLICKS

No, the Rocky franchise is much like the “Fast & Furious” as it keeps it going without the greatest of twisting and turning plots. Nor do these Rocky flicks have the hot young chicks or screeching hotrods either.

ROCKY 6 NOT INTRIGUING AS ALI-MARCIANO MOVIE

The plot of Rocky Balboa looked to be somewhat inspired by an actual exhibition that had occurred between Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali, that was then ran through a computer along with film footage of other heavyweight legends.

MARCIANO WAS IN “INCREDIBLE” SHAPE

This actual exhibition was actually an interesting story with Marciano losing 50 lbs. He trained harder for this 1969 movie than anytime previous in his life, wearing a hair piece, the Rock of a that generation had his unfortunate passing in a plane crash occur not long afterwards at age 46.  Muhammad was trying to make a buck during the Vietnam War when he couldn’t work at his trade.

ROCKY 7 TO BE CALLED “CREED” Read more

UFC FIGHT NIGHT POLAND RESULTS

CRO COP EVENS THE SCORE

Gabriel Gonzaga Takes a Nap Courtesy of Mirko Cro Cop

Gabriel Gonzaga Taking a Nap Courtesy of Cro Cop

Los Angeles, CA– At the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland, and live on UFC Fight PassUFC Fight Night featured the return of heavyweight (265 lb. limit) Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (31-11-2, 1 NC). Cro Cop successfully avenged his 2007 first-round KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga (16-10) in the main event with a third round TKO victory.

TRILOGY?

While this fight was not the worst, it was not necessarily entertaining enough to warrant a rematch.  Cro Cop will likely fight on, though it is difficult to see him beating the elites. Read more

UFC FIGHT NIGHT MIRKO CRO COP RETURNS

FIGHT NIGHT ON UFC FIGHT PASS SATURDAY

Cro Cop Taking a Nap Coutesy of Gabriel Gonzaga

Cro Cop Taking a Nap Courtesy of Gabriel Gonzaga

Los Angeles, CA– For the large number of fans who will miss Saturday’s UFC Fight Night, I have good news:  The fights are not very good.  Heavyweight (265 limit) Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (30-11-2, 1 NC) will try to avenge his 2007 first-round KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga (16-9) in the main event at the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland.

WHY IS THERE A REMATCH? 

I think Cro Cop simply got caught in the first fight, and should be able to beat Gonzaga.  Both guys are way past their best, so this fight really has very little value from a legacy perspective. Read more

NEVER FORGET CHUCK MINKER!

CHUCK MINKER WAS BOXING’S FACILITATOR
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San Francisco, CA– This is one of the great people I’ve known during my tenure in combat sports. A respected professional boxing judge, Chuck Minker was the Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission when Lung Cancer (He didn’t smoke) struck in 1992-1993, if my memory serves me correctly. An iconic figure in Nevada, Las Vegas is home of the Chuck Minker Sports Complex that’s located at the corner of Stewart Ave. and Mojave Road. There are people that you don’t ever forget, Chuck was one of those special individuals who bravely went “toe to toe” with the “Big C” and lost.

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