May 8th, 2011 By Edwin Ayala
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
SHOWTIME PPV MAIN WAS A DANCE WITH ONLY ONE DANCER
Las Vegas, NV- Manny Pacquiao (145 lbs), General Santos City, Philippines UD 12 Shane Mosley (147), Pomona, CA. (WBO 147 lb. title) Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) continues his amazing run as he dominated the seemingly ancient Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs) over 12 rounds. Pacquiao knocked Mosley in round four (more of a trip) and Mosley returned the favor in round ten in what was more of a push and a gaff by referee Kenny Bayless. That’s about the only drama in this one. Scores were 120-108, 120-107, and 119-108.
ARCE STOLE THE SHOW WITH GRIT & WILL
Jorge Arce (122), Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico TKO 12 Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (122), Caguas, Puerto Rico (WBO 122 lb title) Arce (57-6-2, 44 KOs) upsets “green” Vazquez Jr. (20-1-1, 17 KOs) in a fast paced nail-biter of a fight. Vazquez Jr. stunned Arce at the end of round four with a left hook knockdown, but Arce got up unfazed. He had enough left in the tank in round 12 to begin a nonstop fuselage of punches causing the corner of Vazquez to throw in the towel at :55.
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February 9th, 2011 By RingTalk
North Ossetia, Russia- WBC youth super-middleweight (168 lbs.) champion Khetag Kozayev has been shot dead in the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus Region. The Republican Interior Ministry reported on Sunday that Kozayev was killed by several gunshots at the Mirage nightclub in Vladikavkaz on Saturday night. “The suspect has been identified. He is likely to be detained during the day,” a spokesman for the ministry said. The 20 year-old had a perfect 10-0 record including 9 KOs.
January 27th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez
New York, NY – In a rare occurrence, weekend action is highlighted with a meaningful scrapbetween two young undefeated champions who are commendably stepping up their level of previously protected opposition to unify titles in one of boxing’s most talented weight classes.
SOMEBODY’S O HAS GOTTA GO
WBC belt holder Devon Alexander (21-0, 13 KOs) squares off against WBO strap carrier Timothy Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs) over 12 scheduled light welterweight (140) rounds at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, Saturday at 10 PM ET on HBO.
WORKING AT PERFECTION
Unblemished against decent opposition, Devon Alexander has done everything asked of him and continues at his quest to impress. Throughout his seven-year career, Devon has virtually dominated every foe that has welcomed his challenge. Originally READ MORE…
January 4th, 2011 By Sin City Richey
MEET THE UNDISPUTED CHAMP OF BOXING HISTORIANS IN 2011!
1903: Joe Gans DQ 11 Gus Gardner, New Connecticut. Retains world lightweight title.
1907: Joe Gans KO 8 Kid Herman, Tonopah, NV. Retains world lightweight title.
1908: Abe Attell Draw 25 Owen Moran, Colma, CA. Retained world featherweight title.
1914: Waldemar Holberg W 20 Ray Bronson, Melbourne. Wins vacant world welterweight title. Holberg takes over Bronson’s World Welterweight title claim. Bronson had recently arrived in Australia with Eddie McGoorty and Young Saylor. Nov. 18, 1913 Tacoma Daily News.
Johnny Dundee ND 10 Freddie Welsh, New Orleans. “Dundee was accredited with having the best of the first two rounds, Welsh showed superiority in the fourth, eighth and tenth rounds, and the others were even.” (Atlanta Constitution).
1915: Legend has it, that on this day Battling Levinsky fought two 10 rounders & one 12 rounder in three different locations,
all no-decisions. When asked why he fought such a demanding schedule, Levinsky answered, “I like money.” For the entire “Historical Month in Boxing,” click here READ MORE…
December 27th, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez
TOCCO PRESENT WHEN EX-CHAMP LISTON WAS FOUND DEADSan Francisco, CA- Say what you want, but there are probably more dead people that I can respect than there are living. That being said, as 2011 nears I think about some of the people in boxing that are no longer with us. We will start in Las Vegas, where Johnny Tocco ran the “Ringside Gym” on the corner of Charleston & Main from the mid 50′s to the late 90′s.
LISTON, HE DIED IN HIS OWN HAND(S)?
He was a prince of a man who along with another “Sin City” alumni in the late Davey Pearl, were handling former heavyweight champ Sonny Liston at the time of his death. Reports had Liston dying from a Heroin overdose, folklore has him being murdered by the Mafia for refusing to throw the fight (his last) with Chuck Wepner, the same Wepner that Sylvester Stalone developed the Rocky movie character from. Truth be told, and I’m not trying to be funny here, but Liston was found on top of his made bed in his Las Vegas home with his underwear down around his ankles. More than likely Sonny Liston died from a Stroke he suffered while stroking it!
HOUSE WAS LOCKED FROM THE INSIDE
Sonny’s house was locked from the inside, no windows were open or unlocked, this according to his wife, who discovered the body on January 5, 1971 and a LVPD investigation that some say was a “cover up.” Because of the newspapers left on the stoop, it was estimated that Liston died on December 30 or 31, 1970. At the time of his death, Sonny was 50-4 with 39 KOs. Having beaten Wepner in June 1970, Sonny was trying to redeem himself after a brutal one-punch KO loss to Leotis Martin in 1969. Liston’s age was always suspect, as his death certificate stated he was 38. There are many who think Sonny was at least five years older.
JOHNNY’S GENETICS SOLD HIM A LIL’ SHORT
When Johnny Tocco died in 1997, he had just five days prior appeared with me on “Ring Talk Worldwide.” Having had a foot amputated due to Diabetic issues, Johnny was sad and feared he would never get back to the gym, even though he had sold it. READ MORE…
November 28th, 2010 By Edwin Ayala
November 27, 2010
Las Vegas, NV – Juan Manuel Marquez (134 lbs), Mexico City, MX TKO 9 Michael Katsidis (135), Toowoomba, Australia. (WBC 135 lb. title) Marquez (52-5-1, 37 KOs) retains recognized World champion retained his title in an exciting give and take battle with the always willing Katsidis (27-3, 22 KOs). MK wanted to draw Marquez into a war and the Mexican mauler was than happy to oblige. Katsidis shocked Marquez (dropping him) in the third with a left hook to the chin. Marquez as he usually does, recovered quickly and controlled the remainder of the action packed bout. After taking to much punishment the fight was stopped at 2:14 of the ninth by referee Kenny Bayless.
BEROTO BATS FREDDY LIKE MEXICAN PINATA
Andre Berto (145), Winter Haven, FL TKO 1 Freddy Hernandez (147), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (WBC 147 lb. title) Berto (27-0, 21 KOs) completely destroyed an unworthy opponent in Hernandez (29-2, 20 KOs) in the first round. After an explosive right hand floored Hernandez, referee Russell Mora called it at 2:07.
LITZAU FINALLY WORTHY OF HYPE?
Jason Litzau (130) Saint Paul, MN SD 10 Celestino Caballero (131.5), Panama City, Panama. In a surprising upset, 13-1 underdog, Litzau (28-2, 21 KOs) earned a hard fought win over highly respected WBA/IBF super bantamweight champion Caballero (34-3, 23 KOs) Fought at a good pace, Litzau’s scores were 97-93 and 96-94, while Caballero was credited with a 96-94 score.
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November 26th, 2010 By RingTalk
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November 24th, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Every now and then, I rate each division in boxing from heavy to 105 lbs. Seeing the super middleweight (168 lbs) championship is on the line twice technically this weekend with World & WBA champ Andre Ward defending vs. Sakio Bika in Oakland, while Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham vie for the WBC diadem in Finland with Showtime televising both.
EVERYBODY BUT JERMAIN TAYLOR & KESSLER HAD AN “0″
Mikkell Kessler lost UD 12 to ex-champ Joe Calzaghe. With Andre Ward, Arthur Abraham, Carl Froch, as well as Andre Dirrell, (who recently left the Super Six 168 lb. tourney with medical issues) all of these men entered the round robin form of fighting unbeaten. Only Ward at 22-0, 13 KOs, is still in possession of an “0.” Having been the best already in Kessler, Ward is sans any doubt numero uno at 168. Not underestimating Bika, the improving champ will be looking for the stop. If only Lucien Bute of Canada, the IBF belt bearer, if he can remain unbeaten there is fruit for the winner of the Super Six after it is over.
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November 9th, 2010 By Kevin Perry
Los Angeles, CA- This coming Saturday marks what is expected to be the most important prizefight of 2010 when Filipino icon and congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio (51-3-2, 38 KOs) defends not only his pound for pound crown, he looks to gain a world title in an eighth weight division, albeit at a catch weight. His foe is the shamed cheater Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs) whose trainer at the time, Javier Capetillo was caught loading his handwraps with a “plaster” like substance before his fight with “Sugar Shane Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs) in January 2009.
NOBODY BUT SHEEP BELIEVE THE ” I DIDN’T KNOW” BULL SPIT
Margarito maintains his innocence, that he did not know what was being inserted into his wraps. Whether you believe his story or not, the accused honored the one year revocation of his boxing license by the California State Athletic Commission, but was denied reinstatement. The nice guys that they are in Texas, their commission decided to grant Antonio a boxing license (ching, ching) and as a consequence this Saturday the two will fight for the vacant WBC junior middleweight (154 lb) title at Cowboys Stadium in front of a crowd said to exceed 50,000. While this bout is being waged at a catch weight of 150, a weight that on the surface seems to give the Mexican an advantage as Margarito reportedly started his seven week training camp weighing close to 160.
CONTRARY REPORTS ABOUND ON MARGARITO
Antonio reportedly has looked great in camp, however by possibly overtraining that success might not translate to the ring on fight night. Especially when fighting a buzz-saw in the likes of Pacquiao. At the same time, there are reports that Antonio is a walking dead man trying to make weight.
A BUM TO MANY, STILL TONY’S A BIG BUM READ MORE…
November 8th, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez
HEY MANNY, JFK DIDN’T THINK DALLAS WAS DANGEROUS!
San Francisco, CA- There was a time when renowned sports attorney Sydney Hall was calling me on the phone and talking up this fighter from the Philippines, a guy named Manny Pacquiao. Having heard about Pacquiao from different people, they all said he had peaked at 112 lbs. in winning the WBC flyweight title. Now with Pacquiao fighting at 122, Hall told me that he had enough confidence in Manny that he’d put him in with anybody!
AFRICAN CHAMP STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
With two weeks notice, Pacquiao steps in to face and destroy Lehlohonolo Ledwaba in Las Vegas in June 2001. With no fanfare, Pacquiao wins his second title in impressive fashion. The only time Pac looked less than stellar at 122 was against the “dirtiest player in the game,” the late Agapito Sanchez.
LEDWABA NOT EXACTLY DURAN
Ah, the African nicknamed “Hands of Stone” wasn’t the second coming of Roberto Duran, thus people reserved judgment on Pac. The November 2003 blitzing of Marco Antonio Barrera, that fight put Manny under the bright lights where he still stands today, only bigger than ever!
ON DECADE LONG TEAR READ MORE…
September 18th, 2010 By Jarrad Woods
CAN MOSLEY SURVIVE A SNAKE BITE?
New York, NY- After dropping his last bout to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Shane Mosley (46-6 39 KOs) will make his return to the ring tonight on HBO PPV. He will also return to the jr. middleweight (154 lbs) division to face Sergio ‘The Latin Snake’ Mora (22-1-1 6 KOs), who is best known for winning the television show, The Contender. To some boxing fans he is also known for once defeating the late former champion Vernon Forest. Coincidentally, Forrest was also the first man to defeat Mosley in his professional career, which makes this bout a little more interesting. On paper, it READ MORE…
August 27th, 2010 By Sammy Perez
New York, NY- An historical fight will take place at UFC 118 this Saturday between five-time UFC champion and MMA legend Randy Couture and multiple division boxing champion James Toney. Thus, the stage is set for an epic showdown. So why are boxing and MMA still fighting for respect?
FIGHTING’S BEEN AROUND SINCE CAVEMEN
Combat sports have probably been around since the dawn of mankind. There are ancient artifacts and historical data that dictate hand to hand combat and certain forms of self-defense have been practiced in one form or another for thousands of years.
PRIZE FIGHTING KOSHER OR BARBARIC? READ MORE…
August 18th, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez
WILL “LONE STAR” STATE “GET” MARGARITO LICENSED?
San Francisco, CA- Forget all the posturing regarding Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fighting on November 13, by hook or crook, and I mean that figuratively, the Filipino icon looks locked into a fight with Antonio Margarito. As of the weekend, people involved with the Texas Commission and Jerry Jones, the guy that owns the stadium where the fight would take place and the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, they are working feverishly to get the fight.
YOU THINK ROOKIE DODD WILL ROLL OVER?
I know that there are people that work for the California State Athletic Commission, as well as a commission member or two, they are outraged that Margarito, whose license was taken away in 2009, this after he was caught with a “loaded” hand wrap before lacing up the gloves with Shane Mosley, first went to Nevada for a license instead of California where his privilege to box was taken away. Like a license to drive, it is not a “right,” to have a boxing license is a “privilege.”
NOW, HE’S IN TEXAS ASKING FOR LICENSE
After being denied in Nevada, a place where promoter Bob Arum carries a lot of weight, Margarito READ MORE…
May 12th, 2010 By Matthew Grizzle
MONEY SAYS KIMBO GETS ONE MORE UFC SHOT
Oklahoma City- UFC president Dana White has stated that Kimbo Slice (4-2, 2 KOs, 1 SUB) is ‘probably’ out of the UFC. I can see Dana giving him one more shot against a low ranking light heavyweight at a catch weight as he still can probably draw numbers. Numbers equal profits and making money is what White and the UFC is all about.
SUCKER PUNCH COST DALEY CONTRACT
Paul Daley’s (23-9-2, 18 KOs, 1 SUB) loss to Josh Koscheck (15-4, 4 KOs, 5 SUBs) will be his last bout in UFC as he has been booted from the organization for his post fight punch he landed on Koscheck-one of the only strikes he landed all night. It probably didn’t help his case that Koscheck claimed Daley also used eye gouges and was covered in grease. READ MORE…
May 9th, 2010 By RingTalk
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS & LOW-LIGHTS OF WEEK
San Francisco, CA- If you have never listened to, and or watched “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, then you are doing yourself an injustice. “Often imitated ,never duplicated” best describes the show as host Pedro Fernandez takes you on a one hour journey into boxing and MMA.
MARGARITO, CINTRON & KIMBO SLICE VIDEOS
Just after the show starts, we roll video as we go through the results of the big fights which included Antonio Margarito’s win over Danny Garcia and Paul Williams-Kermit Cintron, as well as the clock cleaning that Kimbo Slice got in a UFC fight. That and guests Paulie Malignaggi, Frances “The Fight Chick” Martel, and ex-MMA fighter Matt “All Meat” Grizzle.
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