May 10th, 2013 By Kevin Perry
HISTORY LESSON OF THE BEST BLACK FIGHTERS OF ALL-TIME
Included are great ALI, LOUIS and some more obscure all-time greats from the late 1800′s to early 1900′s.
April 4th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
“THE GREATEST” & PEDRO PART OF CHINESE BOXING HISTORY
LAST TRIP TO CHINA GOT A LITTLE BIT SCARY! READ MORE…
April 4th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
Although the bar was open to the public, the ambiance was such that it made like a private setting. For some reason, only the most fanatical of fans would unknowingly breach the invisible circle of privacy that surrounds celebrities. Joe Frazier was there, as was Ken Norton, Joe Louis at the time in a wheelchair, this less than six months away from his April 1981 death, the “Brown Bomber” was rolled by.
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April 1st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
MUHAMMAD ALI-JOE FRAZIER “GREATEST RIVALS” IN HISTORY
YOU GET TO GO INSIDE JOE’S HEAD
To some Joe Frazier was a great fighter and a good man. In my opinion, an Olympic Gold medal and the World heavyweight championship, combined are enough to be called “great.” But the Joe Frazier I remember was bitter, charged fans for autographs at events where other noted champions were not, and then there was Evander Holyfield-Vaughn Bean, an IBF title tiff in Atlanta back around the turn of the century. Working for Don King on the International TV, I went into Bean’s dressing room and both Frazier and Butch Lewis, Bean’s promoter, were drunk!
MUHAMMAD ALI & JOE FRAZIER IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Besides Ali & Frazier, Robert Guerrero was a “hot” topic as well, and the manager of WBA champ Austin Trout, Bob Spagnola, a favorite on Ring Talk the guest list, Bob and I, we had a blast talking old school and new!
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March 21st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
“HANDS OF STONE” ONE OF TEN BEST EVER!
San Francisco, CA- If you look at history and the careers of the fighters that you could truly call great, Roberto Duran is right there with Ray Robinson, Henry Armstrong, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and a select few others. Without going into depth, which in this instance is not the intent, the picture is supposed to speak a thousand words or so they say. From my estimations, this is July 1980 and Duran was at one of many pinnacles in his boxing life having just beaten Ray Leonard.
DURAN DETRACTORS CITE SECOND LEONARD FIGHT
The November 25, 1980 “rushed” rematch between Roberto Duran and “Sugar Ray” Leonard ended when Duran said, F*** it” and quit. Well, actually he said, “No Mas” and quit. I asked the aforementioned Ray “Sugar Ray” Robinson after the Tommy Hearns KO of Duran in June 1984 about Duran’s place in history. Said Robinson, “Duran is a great fighter. Hearns maybe great to some seeing he knocked Duran out, but Duran will go down as the greater fighter.”
I LOOK AT PHOTO AND SEE THE BEST!
Having seen most, if not all of the greats of the past 45 years, nobody was a better “Pound for Pound” fighter than Roberto Duran. From his lightweight (135 lb) title win in 1972 until the 1989 clash with Iran Barkely at 160, in between there were flashes of pure pugilistic brilliance that have never been duplicated.
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March 13th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- This is of course the thought to be “fixed” fight (the rematch) between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston of 1965. Between Ali’s legs you will find a stunned HBO Godfather Larry Merchant in what truly was a jaw dropping picture.
March 6th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
BEST ALI CELEBRATION EVER WITH JOE FRAZIER, JOE LOUIS, MORE!
February 13th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
WHO IS IN THIS INTERESTING BUNCH SITTING RINGSIDE?
San Francisco, CA– I’m going to name the obvious people in this picture. As for the not so well known boxing characters seated here, I’ll leave that to people like birthday boy & matchmaker supreme Johnny Bos. Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie (or Veronica?), a younger Bob Arum.
MUSTACHE GIVES APPROXIMATE DATE
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February 12th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
DON KING SPOUSE A RECLUSE FOR DECADESSan Francisco, CA- When she passed away a couple of years ago from Alzheimer’s disease, Henrietta King, wife of boxing promoter and former Cleveland numbers (illegal lottery) Don King, was a truly a woman of mystery. Word has it that Henrietta, the mother of Carl King who is Don’s stepson, was married to one of Don’s competitors. After his passing, King and Henrietta were married. Some have hinted it was a “business” relationship at first that blossomed into their getting married.
HENRIETTA NOT SEEN IN PUBLIC MUCH
Like the “old school” mob guys who avoided media attention, I met Mrs. King once while in her native Cleveland, OH 15 or 20 years ago READ MORE…
February 5th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
AVA KNIGHT DOES HER THING AGAIN!
San Francisco, CA- The boxing hour of the Saturday edition of “Ring Talk Worldwide” featured the female Mexecutioner and undisputed World 112 lb. champ Ava Knight. Fresh off her latest win a fortnight ago in Mexico, Ava has now beaten five straight Mexican boxers on Mexican turf! Not a believer in drinking the water, Ava would be willing to entertain a mixed-sex match with a former male flyweight champion. TO LISTEN NOW READ MORE…
February 4th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
#1 IN “RING TALK” FAMILY OF READERS/LISTENERS!
San Francisco, CA- Having been on the air longer than most of you have been alive, I try and give some props to a reader/listener here annually at RingTalk.com This year it wasn’t even tough as Ronald Wong, a Bay Area resident who has been with me for decades is the “Ring Talk Reader/Listener of 2012.” As a bit of a prize, Ron who (sadly) likes betting boxing’s underdogs, is one of those genius types that works for Genentech, which is on the cutting edge of medical breakthroughs and vaccines. With a lovely wife and family, I am presenting Ron with some boxing books. The first by Paul Gallender is on the Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston fights. The second is the book on Ray “Boom-Boom” Mancini entitled “The Good Son” by Mark Kriegal. The last book is a surprise! Hey Ron, thanks for all the years of support!
January 7th, 2013 By Sin City Richey
JOHNNY TAPIA IN BOXING HISTORY TODAY!
January 8,1968: Keith Mullings born.
1975: Miguel Canto W15 Shoji Oguma, Sendai, Japan. Retains WBC flyweight title.
1995: The Legendary (King) Carlos Monzon is killed in an automobile accident while returning to prison after a furlough for good behavior.
2000: Johnny Tapia W 12 Jorge Julio, Albuquerque. Tapia shines in his first fight since losing to Ayala.
2011: Beibut Shumenov KO 6 William Joppy, Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Retains WBA Light Heavyweight Title. For the entire month in boxing history READ MORE…
January 3rd, 2013 By Frances Martel
But it’s a tattered sport, one that has contributed so much to the cultural makeup of this country that we insist on caring for its health, possibly nursing it back to prior greatness. But what can those who love boxing—those who buy fight tickets as much as those who sell them— do to make 2013 less like 2013 and more like 1997? With the Australian Open on the horizon for tennis fans and absolutely nothing interesting for us boxing fans in the coming months– unless Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KOs) is a name that means something to you in the year 2013— maybe its time to look at our racquet-equipped competitive cousins for some tips on how to make one-on-one sport exciting again.
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December 11th, 2012 By Sin City Richey
31 YEARS AGO TODAY WAS LAST MUHAMMAD ALI FIGHT IN BAHAMAS!
1981: Trevor Berbick W 10 Muhammad Ali, Nassau. The final fight in Ali’s illustrious career.
30 YEARS SINCE TRULY ONE OF HISTORY’S GREATEST WARS!
1982: Bobby Chacon W 15 Bazooka Limon, Sacramento. Wins WBC Super Featherweight Title. Referee: Isaac Herrera | judge: Angel L. Guzman 142-141 | judge: Carlos Padilla 143-141 | judge: Tamotsu Tomihara 141-140. In a vicious slugfest, a last round knockdown seals the victory for Chacon. Chacon was down in the 4th & 10th. The fourth fight between these two. Chacon wins the series 2-1-1.
1995: Luisito Espinosa W 12 Manuel Medina, Tokyo. Wins WBC Featherweight Title.
1999: Vitali Klitschko KO 9 Obed Sullivan, Hamburg, Germany.
2004: Vitali Klitschko KO 8 Danny Williams, Las Vegas. Retains World Heavyweight Title.
2008: Tomasz Adamek W 12 Steve Cunningham, Newark, New Jersey Wins vacant World Cruiserweight Title. For ENTIRE month of boxing history click here READ MORE…
November 2nd, 2012 By Sin City Richey
1886: George Dixon KO 3 Young Johnson, Halifax, N.S. Dixon’s pro debut.
1907: Frank Mantell KO 15 Honey Melody, Dayton, OH. Wins World Welterweight Title.
1908: Georges Carpentier WF 13 Ed Salmon, Mais-Laffitte, France. Carpentier’s pro debut.
1922: Mickey Walker W 15 Jack Britton, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title.
1933: Davey Moore born.
1938: Solly Krieger W 15 Al Hostak, Seattle. Wins NBA Middleweight Title.
1940: Ken Overlin W 15 Steve Belloise, NYC. Retains World Middleweight Title.
1948: Duilio Loi W 6 Nino Frangioni, Genoa, Italy. Loi’s pro debut.
1951: Dado Marino W 15 Terry Allen, Honolulu. Retains World Flyweight Title.
1965: Ernie Terrell W 15 George Chuvalo, Toronto. Retains WBA Heavyweight Title.
1973: Bruno Acari KO 5 Jorgen Hansen, Copenhagen. Retains WBC Super Lightweight Title.
1976: Oscar Larios born.
1980: Jim Watt KO 12 Sean O’Grady, Glasgow. Retains WBC Lightweight Title. Referee: Referee: Raymond Baldeyrou 109-105 | Judge Harry Gibbs 108-104 | Judge: Arthur Mercante 104-103 all for O’Grady. O’Grady received death threats towards himself and his family during the days leading up to the fight.
1986: Khaosai Galaxy KO 5 Israel Contreras, Willemstad, Curacao. Retains WBA Super Flyweight Title.
1996: Danny Romero KO 12 Hipolito Saucedo, Indio, CA. Retains IBF Super Flyweight Title.
2002: Oscar Larios KO 1 Willie Jorrin, Sacramento, CA. Wins WBC Super Bantamweight Title. Time: 1:28
2003: Floyd Mayweather KO 7 Phillip Ndou, Grand Rapids, MI. Retains World Lightweight Title.
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