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TERENCE CRAWFORD TOPS BIG FIGHT WEEK

November 25th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

Will Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO) Elevate His Star Status?

Will Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO) Elevate His Star Status?

“SIBERIAN ROCKY” KICKS IT OFF FRIDAY IN MOSCOW

Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) will attempt to bounce back after losing his belt to recent Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) heavy bag Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KO).  Provo dropped a controversial Split Decision 12 to Algieri and lost his WBO light welterweight (140 lb.) belt in the process.  Luckily for the fan favorite who fights with his face a lot, Ruslan is matched extremely soft, as the ancient Stone Age creature known as Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) will crawl into the ring yet again to face the Russian.

CASTILLO LONGER IN TOOTH THAN SABER-TOOTH TIGER

Castillo has been stopped 7 times in his pro career and I would bet on the 8th occurring on Friday night.  It is a perplexing fight for Ruslan to take, as he has absolutely nothing to gain and everything to lose.  Still, fans of the hyper-aggressive Freddy Roach-trained brawler should tune in for the one-sided savagery that awaits in Moscow.

HEAVYWEIGHT REMATCH ACROSS THE POND

England’s Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) will mix it up with his countryman Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) for a second time.  Fury took Chisora’s 0 in their 2011 clash by winning a unanimous decision.  Since their initial meeting, Chisora is 6-3 with 4 KOs.  Fury is 7-0 with 6 KOs.  In Chisora’s defense, he has certainly fought the tougher opposition, but I expect Fury to again prove he is the better heavyweight (200+).

IBF TITLE AT STAKE IN HBO CO-MAIN 

In Omaha, NE, Evgeny “The Mexican Russian” Gradovich (19-0, 9 KOs) will make the 5th defense of his IBF featherweight (126) title versus Jayson Velez (22-0, 16 KOs) of Puerto Rico as part of an HBO World Championship Boxing doubleheader.  Gradovich should keep his belt, as he has the much better resume and has proven his talent over the last few years.

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FRANKIE EDGAR WIN TOPS UFC FIGHT NIGHT

November 23rd, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

EDGAR SUBMITS SWANSON IN UFC FIGHT NIGHT 57 MAIN EVENT

Frankie Edgar-Cub Swanson

Frankie Edgar-Cub Swanson

Los Angeles, CA- Former UFC lightweight (155) champion and current featherweight (145) contender Frankie Edgar dominated Cub Swanson.  Edgar should change his nickname to “Bear” after the way he made Cub his son in the octagon.  It was nowhere near close by the time Edgar submitted Swanson with a neck crank with just 4 seconds left in the 5th and final round.  Swanson was nearing a title shot against Jose Aldo (25-1), and Edgar may just get his second shot at Aldo’s belt.  Their first fight was competitive, and Edgar may be able to pull off the W in a rematch.

BARBOZA DECISIONS GREEN IN CO-HEADLINER

Lightweight (155) contender Edson Barboza (15-2) out-struck Bobby Green (23-6)  and earned a unanimous decision nod.  Green employed a poor game plan of hanging around the outside against an excellent striker who prefers space.  It was a recipe for disaster, and Barboza inches closer to a title shot against Anthony Pettis (17-2) with the win.

HO-HUM UNDERCARD FOR THIS FIGHT NIGHT

Bantamweight (135) Chico Camus (15-5) took a split decision over Brad Pickett (24-10).  Joseph Benavidez (21-4) continued his solid career with a unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz (14-4) at flyweight (125). Lightweight Matt Wiman (16-7) was a UD3 winner versus Isaac Valle-Flagg (14-6-1).  The main highlight of the undercard was heavyweight (265 limit) Alexey “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik (50-9-1), who knocked out Jared Rosholt (11-2) in just 3:21.

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CALZAGHE, MERCHANT & CORTEZ ON RING TALK

November 9th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

JoeCortez_stills009HALL OF FAME REFEREE TALKS SUICIDE

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Hall of Famers Joe Calzaghe, Larry Merchant and Joe Cortez in an hour that covered a vast array of subjects.

MERCHANT ON ALI-LISTON FIXED & HURRICANE CARTER

Unbeaten Calzaghe talked about his career and being WBO champion. Merchant expanded on the allegedly fixed fights between Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston. The ex-Philadelphia newspaper editor also opined on the Rubin “Hurricane” Carter situation. Did he do it? Joe Cortez was asked about three Las Vegas boxing referees who committed suicide in Richard Green, Mitch Halpern and Toby Gibson.

SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

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LAS VEGAS 2014 AND THE MAFIA

November 6th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

LAS VEGAS NOT WHAT IT ONCE WAS!

Tony Spilotro & Joe Pesci in Good Fellas'

Tony Spilotro & Joe Pesci as Tony in Casino


Las Vegas, NV- Have you ever gone somewhere that you’ve frequented in the past and well, something just doesn’t smell right? A recent trip to Las Vegas revealed that the Mafia running the town is no more. They may have went corporate as some say, but there are no guys with bent noses working in either the casino pits or offices.

MAFIA DAYS WERE GOOD

And while the majority of you have never spent time in Mob casinos and hotels, they treated you with class. Is Las Vegas better without Mafia influence is the desired topic of this discussion.

WIFE & KIDS IN THE STATION WAGON

The Mafia treated Mr. & Mrs. Visitor so good that repeat customers to my Mob hangout, the Stardust, would drive in from neighboring states, bring their kids, park outside their rooms in pre-21st century Las Vegas and gamble, spend time by the pool and just relax.

BATTLE OF THE BUFFETS

When the last remnants of the Mob were in power some 25 years ago, you were taken care of. Comps, comps, everybody had comps. While the casinos duked it out with prime rib specials well under a dime, the only less than $10 meal were at McDonalds and Panda Express.

AVERAGE GUY FELT LIKE A KING

The Mob guys that were in charge of casinos and the like, again, they had class and realized customer satisfaction was paramount. And still common sense tells me not to name those who ruled before Corporate America, a Mob slicker and more powerful that the Mafia, took aver.

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LARRY MERCHANT ON RING TALK BOXING

November 2nd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

NOBODY LIKE LARRY MERCHANT!

A "Stunned" Larry Merchant

A “Stunned” Larry Merchant


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with writerKevin Perry, who talked about his taking the Assn. of Boxing Commissions test to judge boxing in the USA.

GODFATHER OF SPORTS NEWS STARTED IN PHILLY

This show also marked the return after a short hiatus of Hall of Famer Larry Merchant, who gives the listeners a perspective that you don’t get anywhere lese besides, “Ring Talk.”

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JOSE ALDO & UFC 179 RESULTS

October 31st, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

UFC 179 MAIN EVENT A THRILLER

Jose "Scarface" Aldo

Jose “Scarface” Aldo

Los Angeles, CA- The rematch between UFC featherweight (145) champ Jose Aldo and Chad “Money” Mendez (16-2) was much more competitive the first, which ended in a first round knee-to-the-face knockout of Mendez by Aldo.  This one went the full five rounds.  Mendez managed to drop Jose in the first round, but was also dropped twice himself in the same stanza.  The second knockdown Mendez suffered was just after the bell, which is a bit of a gray area.  Still, it looked as though Aldo won the first round, the next two, and maybe gave up the last two to Mendez.  In the end, it was the 18th straight win for the Brazilian.  I personally scored it 49-46 for Aldo, which was the same as all three judges.

CO-MAIN EVENT MORE OF A SNOOZER 

The co-main was essentially a wrestling exhibition for light heavyweight contender Phil Davis (13-2, 1 NC), who repeatedly took down Glover Teixeira (22-4) en route to a unanimous decision win.  It was far from entertaining, and I give Phil Davis absolutely no chance of beating champion Jon Jones (20-1).  He deserves a title shot, but he would be thoroughly outclassed in every aspect of fighting by Jones.

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NO JUDGES NEEDED FOR GOLOVKIN FIGHTS

October 27th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

NO DOUBTING THE GREATNESS OF GENNADY GOLOVKIN

Gennady Golovkin "Body & Fender" Work

Gennady Golovkin “Body & Fender” Work


San Francisco, CA- Having recently discussed the fact that there are few people left that refuse to fight WBA middleweight (160 lb.) kingpin Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs), let’s look at the middleweight (160 lb.) top 15 of BoxRec.com from GGG on down.

COTTO HAS “REAL” TITLE

WBC & linear champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) is a fighter that might just be undefeated if things were always on the “up & up” in the squared circle of combat. That initial fight with Antonio Margarito will always be suspect seeing he was caught trying to load his gloves with plaster of Paris blocks for Shane Mosley. There were also whispers about Manny Pacquiao’s alleged use of vitamins. Still, Cotto doesn’t have a lot left and he is not one to fight “to the death,” for family and faculties comes first. Turning 34 next week, Cotto will fight Canelo Alvarez and likely lose there. His ticket is punched One Way to retirement after the Alvarez encounter.

WBO CHAMP QUILLIN AKA “KID CHOCOLATE

WBO champ Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) is a good boxer who fought twice in 2013 and once this year with nothing pending. Inactivity can be the kiss of death and here’s 31-year old “Kid Chocolate” fighting less this year than Floyd Mayweather. Quillin will be in Las Vegas next week and I’ll be sure to ask why his face is on the side of milk cartons?

MARTINEZ THE CRIPPLE!

Think back, Sergio Gabriel Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) gets in the ring for Cotto fight wearing a steel knee brace on each leg and you knew right there that your bet was dead in the water. Now 38, Sergio should’ve stayed retired after getting in the ring looking like a victim of Polio. He apparently wants to fight again, but after Cotto, who wants to see him?

AN INDICTMENT OF BOXREC.COM RATINGS

Ranking ex-middleweight champ and 2000 Olympic Bronze medalist Jermain Taylor (33-4-1, 20 KOs) next at #5 is an indictment of the BoxRec.com ratings. Sorry guys, but JT has been starched, I mean starched three times in scary knockouts. Jermain is also the guy that paid a hooker $2,500 for Oral Sex. Although I don’t find it even slightly wrong to pay for something you want if you can. But damn Jermain, you jacked up the rate of a blow job in Arkansas and the surrounding states from $20 to $2,500!

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LISTEN RING TALK & UFC’S CAIN VELASQUEZ!

October 21st, 2014 By RingTalk

UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ON RACE, PRIDE, MORE

UFC 173 Live Tonight!

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San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez were graced with the presence of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. He was injured 36 hours after this taping. And seeing we spent just 30 seconds on the now postponed title defense, 95% of the interview is relevant.

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BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER AN ACCOMPLISHED BOXER

October 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Before & After Boston Marathon

MURDERER #1 WAS DECENT BOXER

San Francisco, CA– As most you know by now two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year. When the clock that April day struck 2:50 PM the world as we know it changed, especially for those injured or murdered in what appears to have been another murderous act of terror linked to religious fanaticism.

FROM BOXING & WEED TO MASS MURDER!

Having read a lot about the older of the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan, the 26-year-old murderer, and I’m not going to be P.C. and refer to him as suspect #1 as NBC does, I’m going to give you a closer look at murderer #1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 2010 New England Heavyweight Golden Gloves champion with a few insights gleaned from matchmaker Eric Bottjer.

BOTTJER HAS 25 YEARS IN GAME NOW

Bottjer, whom I’ve known ever since an August 1988 fight night in San Jose, CA when David Gonzales beat to death the first of two men with his fists, Rico Velasquez, has written for newspapers, magazines, is an author, and worked for just about everybody as a matchmaker, including Don King and the former America Presents.

ERIC ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEXT CHAMP!

That being said, Bottjer is always on the prowl for “new blood.” This brings him annually to the National Golden Glove tourney and the like when his schedule permits. In 2010, Eric made it to the Nationals and that’s where he met Tamerlan Tsarnaev, or the aforemetioned, murderer #1.

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RING TALK: ART DAVIE PUT UFC ON TV!

October 12th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

LISTEN AS UFC 1 WAS MADNESS BEHIND THE SCENES

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At Amazon.com

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had the man that had the balls to put the UFC on TV way back in 1993, UFC 1, the man that could see the future, promoter Art Davie talks about his new book, “Is This Legal?”.” Art also expands on the “nervous breakdown” Royce Gracie had during UFC 1, that he didn’t have a TV deal until 90 minutes before the first match. What a guest!

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA AND BOXING HOUR

October 6th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

SLOW MMA WEEK, SO WE TALKED BOXING AS WELL!

Kevin Perry was our special guest on hour 2 of our Sunday show.Ringtalk radio is in it’s 30th year. Now can be heard live or on delay on iheart radio and Sirius radio.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR!

September 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had writer Zak Young!

SUNDAY HOUR 2 IS MMA!

The Sunday two-hour edition of Ring Talk also starts at 11 AM PT. Hour one is boxing, hour two is all MMA.

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LEAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR RINGTALK RADIO!

August 14th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

BOXING’S LONGEST RUNNING PROGRAM ALMOST REACHES 30

Leave questions or comments for our host Pedro Fernandez to read and answer on our show! Do you have something you want to say about the current state of boxing or MMA? You have a question for our host? Leave them below in the comments section. Ringtalk radio airs every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

August 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

HOUR 2 FROM SUNDAY IS MMA!
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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

REVIEW OF THE UFC ON FOX CARD FROM SATURDAY
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