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Aaron Snowell, Pedro Fernandez

Aaron Snowell, Pedro Fernandez


Sausalito, CA– “Ring Talk,” the longest running fight show in history, 33 years, heard from boxing’s Anthony Joshua, fresh off the win over Wladimir Klitschko, as well as Wlad in humble defeat. The guests in this one hour show were the trainer of champs Aaron Snowell and historian “Sin City” Richey.

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SPORTS RADIO WITH LAUGHS & ATTITUDES!

Pedro Fernandez & Don  King, Budapest, Hungary 2013

Pedro Fernandez & Don King, Budapest, Hungary 2013


San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CASports Overnight America, aka Johnny Taco & his All Stars talk combine sports A-Z with humor and current events. Host Johnny Taco and his co-hosts Zack Young and Dominic Jiminez are not afraid to kick somebody in the balls on the radio! Charles Jay of PlaysByJay.com is the “Genius of Genius'” on sports numbers. College football championship game January 11. Boxing & MMA, UFC 194 results, NFL and a special tribute to Harlem Globetrotters great Meadowlark Lemon AND in his own words!

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JACOBS CHILLIN’ QUILLIN NOTES & PODCASTS

AFTER BEATING DEATH, HUMANS NOT THAT IMPOSING

Danny "KO" Jacobs

Danny “KO” Jacobs


San Francisco, CA– Although knocking out previously unbeaten Peter Quillin was quite an accomplishment, it only added to the real story that had Danny Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOS) not KO’d the champion of evil, Cancer, there would have been no Quillin fight!

CANCER KILLER LEFT “NO DOUBT” IN MY MIND

Jacobs, a product of Brownsville now residing in Brooklyn, needed just 85 seconds to take the 12-5 betting favorite out. And while some will “squawk” about the referee’s stoppage, you didn’t hear a peep from Quillin. Never ultra-impressive, I felt Peter (32-1-1, 23 KOs) was smothered with undeserved accolades since day one. Larry Merchant had a “problem” with him not attempting to make weight vs. Andy Lee (Draw 12) two fights back. “The real Kid Chocolate is rolling over,” said Larry.

LEE-SAUNDERS VICTOR & BLACKS DISS GOLOVKIN

Jacobs has indicated he will seek the winner of the December 19th Andy Lee-Billy Joe Sanders WBO 160 lb. tilt in Manchester, UK. Interestingly enough, I didn’t see Jacobs calling out the people’s champion Gennady Golovkin. An overwhelming majority of boxing fans think “GGG” is the man. Another tidbit of interest, Black fans, a good number of them they are not yet sold on Golovkin.

WBC, ET AL TO FORCE “GGG” & CANELO? Read more

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WBO PREZ PACO VALCARCEL FIGHTS “STORM”

WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, 11 months, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez and WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel discussed a number of topics in the WBO world, the 2015 WBO Congress in Orlando, FL and the WBO’s Anti-Drug Program.

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BRADLEY BESTS VARGAS ON HBO BOXING

HBO LIVE STUB HUB FIGHT CENTER!

Tim Bradley Wins WBO Belt

Tim Bradley Wins WBO Belt


San Francisco, CA– Although it was “Boxing Light” this weekend, Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas engaged in a spirited battle for 12 fistic frames before Bradley emerged with a Unanimous Decision 12 in a bout for the interim WBO 147 lb. title.

EVEN IN NUMBERS BUT TIM WINNING ROUNDS

Through the first four rounds, the punch output was almost even in spite of Bradley bering up 3-1 in rounds. A 4-1 favorite was Bradley who forced the action as the smaller man. And while they exchanged some heavy blows, don’t forget they only had 21 KOs between going in, Bradley 12, Vargas 9, thus there wasn’t a lot of damage.

BRADLEY BEGAN “BANKING OF ROUNDS” EARLY

An uneventful, but again “spirited” battle moved into the 12th and final round. Vargas pulled some out some lightning that had Bradley wobbling and prepping for a Mexican hat dance with about 10 seconds to go. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 115-112, all for Bradley who is 32-1-1, 12 KOs. Vargas declines to 26-0, 9 KOs.

HOTSHOT MEXICAN FEATHER GETS “NEEDED WORK”

Two time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (17-0, 14 KOs) got ten rounds of good work with veteran Ruben Tamayo (23-6-4, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA under Bradley-Vargas. It was the 1,000 th fight shown on HBO since January 1973 and George Foreman-Joe Frazier I. Scores were 98-90, 98-90, 99-90. Read more

THE HECTOR CAMACHO STORY PART I

Hector “Macho” Camacho

“MACHO MAN” SHOT TO DEATH

San Francisco, CA– Having been hit with a number of deaths of people close to me in 2012, I all but shutdown when Emanuel Steward took the count as Cancer snatched him that October. Now it’s November 25, 2012 and Hector Camacho was declared dead after being shot a few days prior in his native Puerto Rico.

GOLDEN GLOVE WIN NOTED NATIONALLY

With this being a 3 part piece, we will get into the murder of Camacho later. Instead I’ll go into my own memories of the man I first named, “The Harlem Heckler,” a moniker Hector thought was ultra cool. My first glimpse was of Camacho the amateur as he won the New York Golden Gloves championship in impressive fashion. A pure boxer with fast hands and feet with an incredible gift for gab unseen since Muhammad Ali.

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FONFARA TKO CHAVEZ JR. TOPS BOXING RESULTS

CHAVEZ JR. GETS SPANKING FROM “NEW” DADDY

Chavez Whacked By Fonfara

Chavez Whacked By Fonfara

San Francisco, CA– Although Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has some ability, he cannot beat up bigger men as Andrzej Fonfara proved Saturday night when Fonfara from the start until the end, lit Chavez Jr. up like the White House Christmas Tree in a light heavyweight (special weight 172 lb.) contest at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA via Showtime.

“SON OF LEGEND” BEATEN UP BAD

Chavez’s only plus was Fonfara had a point taken for a “shoulder butt” by referee Jerry Cantu in the seventh. The Chavez Jr. low light for his devout Mexican fans was his whining to the referee because his own weight woes put him in with a natural bigger and obviously stronger guy.

LARRY MERCHANT PREDICTED UPSET

On “Ring Talk,” the Saturday edition, Larry Merchant picked Andrzej to upset Chavez Jr., taking into account the natural size (body mass) advantage Fonfara has and that he went the route with linear champ Adonis Stevenson in 2014. Post fight, the Hall of Famer said. “The fight went about the way I thought it would. At 160 he had a size advantage. What I can’t believe is that Jr. turned down a $10 million deal to fight Gennady Golovkin from Top Rank (Bob Arum).

AL HEYMON LOSES WITH CHAVEZ

Having cherry picked opponents for years, Chavez Jr., undisciplined, a middleweight (160) if he were semi-dedicated, had been as high as a rumored 215, before making 171 plus change Friday. Fonfara in the upset threw a wrench at a potential Chavez-Stevenson or any Chavez-Gennady Golovkin fight.

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NETWORK TV KEY TO BOXING GLORY

GARCIA GETS BY LAMONT, BRONER NEXT!

Danny Garcia: Fight @ 140 or strip him!

Danny Garcia: Fight @ 140 or strip him!


San Francisco, CA– There is nothing like watching fights on American Network TV and the two Premier Boxing Champion cards on NBC thus far, as well as the CBS show of last Saturday, people are watching with NBC capturing the major demographics of 18-49 with both prime time shows.

SOME STARS WITH POTENTIAL FOR MORE

The stars have included Keith Thurman, Robert Guerrero, Adonis Stevenson, Andy Lee, Peter Quillin, Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson. Having never been an ardent admirer of Peterson, I thought he performed admirably considering Garcia was supposed smoke Lamont like a Brookyln blunt.

RAZOR THIN MATCH WENT TO DANNY

The fight was so close that it boiled down to one round going in another direction and the decision could have instead of a MD 12 win for Garcia, would have been a draw or a Peterson win.

LEE & “THE COCOA KID” NEED REMATCH SOON
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AL HAYMON IS SUPERMAN

HAYMON CRITICS SEEK “KRYPTONITE”

Al Haymon

Al Haymon


San Francisco, CA– The most often question I get on boxing of late is, “Who is Al Haymon?” Having written for others to read now for some 44 years, I am usually one to respond with a quick spontaneous answer.

MANAGED “LATE” VERNON FORREST AT FIRST

But when it comes to the subject of the most powerful man in boxing bar none, I stumble, mumble and am somewhat lame in responding. The reason being, we don’t know a whole lot about the Harvard grad as his personal life is guarded like the gold at Fort Knox.

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LARRY MERCHANT UNPLUGGED RADIO

EX-HBO GODFATHER ON “RING TALK”

Mayweather vs Merchant

Mayweather vs Merchant

San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez went deep with Hall of Famer/Larry Merchant. One of the best guests in sport’s history, we can never get enough of Larry!

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WBO PRESIDENT OUTS “OTHER 3” SANCTIONING BODIES

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez spent time with WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel.. Just returning from South America where he was doing benevolent matters for the downtrodden, Valcarcel was asked about the WBO’s dedication to youth programs in some 25 countries. Said Paco, “Where are the other three (WBA, WBC, IBF)?”

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WBO PRESIDENT IS OUR FEATURED GUEST

San Francisco, CA– The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide 

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Paco Valcarcel, president of the WBO. They discuss the weekends fights, including WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford’s big victory on HBO.

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CLASSY WBO PRESIDENT FRANCISCO “PACO” VALCARCEL

WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel

San Francisco, CA– The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez went to Puerto Rico and WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. Paco talked of the results of a panel of judges he put together to look at the decision of a recent WBO 168 lb. fight won by Arthur Abraham, reiterated the need for Instant Replay and the WBO Congress next week in Las Vegas honoring Oscar De La Hoya and Joe Calzaghe.

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WBO HONORS WILFREDO “BAZOOKA” GOMEZ

GOMEZ NEVER LOST AT “PRIME” WEIGHT

Wilfredo Gomez Cracks Lupe Pintor (1982)

Wilfredo Gomez Cracks Lupe Pintor (1982)


San Juan, Puerto Rico– The World Boxing Organization (WBO) honored today former three time world champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame member Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez on the 37th anniversary of Wilfredo winning his first the first world title at 122 lbs.

NOBODY COULD HANDLE GOMEZ AT 122…NOBODY!

“We want to honor the career of one of the best in history, not only of Puerto Rico, but the World, Wilfredo Gomez, and do it with him here today. Today we commemorate 37 years of that fight, when he won his first world championship as a professional boxer and we want to remember that achievement”, WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel said. “But there are other great events in Gomez’ career we want to celebrate this year. We at the WBO always remember and hono our great athletes”.

WILFREDO SILENCED BY BAD COLD

Gomez, who had a throat ailment and couldn’t speak, thanked everyone for the tribute as he shared the stage with a group of former Puerto Rican world champions, world ranked fighters and prospects, who along with Valcarcel, gave him a commemorative WBO belt as part of the celebration.

GOT UP & WENT ON UNBEATEN TITLE RUN

On May 21, 1977, “Bazooka” Gómez, only 20 years old and 15-0-1, 15 KOs, challenged WBC super bantamweight (122) champion Dong-Kyun Yum who was making his second defense with a record of 50-2-6, 21 KOs. The fight was held at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum and before a packed house that saw Gomez get off the canvas in the first round to knock out the Korean in round 12.

GOMEZ ON OLYMPIC TEAM AT JUST 15! Read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WBO PRESIDENT FRANCISCO VALCARCEL

PACO DESERVES ALL THE ACCOLADES

Happy Birthday Paco!

Happy Birthday Paco!

San Francisco, CA– Today, March 15 is the birthday of a great man in WBO President Francisco Valcarcel. A co-founder of the Puerto Rican based sanctioning body, I can honestly say that just about everybody who knows “Paco” appreciates his dedication and service to boxing.

WBO REACHES OUT TO “HIGH RISK” YOUTH

His charitable contributions that are directed mainly at impoverished youth have been heralded by both common folk and politicos. When it comes to being a “regular” guy, the San Juan based barrister is that and more. That being said, we wish great birthday wishes to a truly great man, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel.

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