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LISTEN TO RINGTALK INTERVIEW WITH RAY LEONARD!

July 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

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HOST PEDRO FERNANDEZ INTERVIEW BOXING LEGEND SUGAR RAY LEONARD
Ringtalk is boxings longest running radio program. To listen to this interview use player above or this link below.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK SUNDAY MMA HOUR!

July 3rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK RADIO GIOES LIVE FOR 2 HOURS EVERY SUNDAY AT 11AM
Pedro Fernandez and guests talk the world of MMA and UFC. Ringtalk radio worldwide is boxings longest running radio program and is live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. You can also follow and or subscribe to our show on iheart radio with this link. http://www.iheart.com/talk/show/Ring-Talk-Radio/
To listen to the show use the browser above or the link below if you are on a mobile device.
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TERENCE CRAWFORD-YURI GAMBOA “POST MORTEM”

June 30th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

GAMBOA CAREER AN INDICTMENT OF 50 CENT

Photo Illustrates Size Difference

Photo Illustrates Size Difference


San Francisco, CA- There is nothing like a boxing match between two undefeated world class fighters and this past Saturday HBO offered up Terence Crawford-Yuri Gamboa in a WBO lightweight (135 lb.) affair emanating from Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford, the hometown hero had a better than 3-inch height advantage over Cuban national Gamboa.

WEIGH IN WAS “TELLING” IN MY MIND

Upon my gazing at the weigh in, I at once noticed the size advantage not only in height, but in body mass. When you look at Gamboa he had the smaller in the arms, chest, shoulders, Crawford (whose spectacular we’ll get to in a second) was at least one weight division, if not two weight classes bigger than Yuri Gamboa.

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST NEVER BEFORE “UNDERDOG”

While the odds were on the side of Crawford, there were “wise guys” who thought Yuri was the better fighter and I know one that backed him with an envelope of cash. Never before in a fight, be it amateur or professional, was the Olympic Gold medalist ever an underdog.

CRAWFORD HAD YURI ON STRING LIKE “YO YO” READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR

June 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

WEEKEND REVIEW OF BOXING ACTION

We discuss Vasiyl Lomechenko’s dominant win overt Gary Russell. In our 29th year of radio, listen and see why “Ring Talk is often imitated, but never duplicated.” CLICK on the black arrow in the silver box above or hit the play button.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR!

June 17th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

SUNDAYS SHOW LOOKS AT HBO CARD

Writer and webmaster Kevin Perry is our guest. Mr, Perry and Host Pedro Fernandez discuss the weekends action,including Chris Algieri’s upset win over Ruslan Provodnikov. Ringtalk radio worldwide is boxings longest running radio program. To listen use browser above.Or click this link.

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WAS RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV SIMPLY OVERRATED?

June 16th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

ONE DIMENSIONAL RUSLAN EXPOSED SOMEWHAT

Rocky's Claim To Fame Losing to Bradley

Rocky Losing to Bradley


San Francisco, CA- For the second week in a row, one of the “thought to be” best boxers in the world was dethroned as Ruslan Provodnikov dropped a split decision and the WBO 140 lb. trinket to upstart Chris Algieri. Now while we must give props to Long Island’s Algieri, unbeaten now in 20 contests with 8 KOs, but truth be told were we giving Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) too much credit?

CLAIM TO FAME A LOSS TO BRADLEY

I mean outside of losing to Tim Bradley and besting a weight drained Mike Alvarado, what has Ruslan done that enamored him with both boxing fans and the media. Answer? Nothing! Whomever was doing the public relations for Provodnikov needs some credit here because when you look at his resume it is full of guys like the 37-18 DeMarcus Corley , that and he lost to Mauricio Herrera.

TWO LOCAL JUDGES WENT LOCAL READ MORE…

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MIGUEL COTTO NEW MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION

June 8th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MIGUEL COTTO HAS 10-6 OPENING ROUND

Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez

Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez


San Francisco, CA- On paper the fight looked close. At the end of the night it was one of the biggest routs in recent middleweight history as Miguel Cotto (39-4, 31 KOs) of Puerto Rico played Congas on Sergio Martinez for almost every second of recorded battle. In my mind and that of both combatants, the fight was over in the first round really as Cotto decked Martinez of Argentina three times, the second of which was “face planter,” all set up by a left hook that wobbled Martinez. I scored the round 10-6 because of the three knockdowns.

PUERTO RICAN MAKES ARGENTINA CRY WITH BLITZKRIEG

Cotto was a jr. welterweight (140), welterweight (147) and super welterweight (154) champion and is thought to be in the twilight of a wonderful career when he goes and mugs Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) with another knockdown in round nine. What turned out to be a mismatch was halted six seconds into round 10 when Martinez decided to stay on his stool after being beaten on like a drum for 27 minutes.

DON’T BE FOOLED BY MIGUEL’S NEW DRESS

Now they will say this was all because of trainer Freddie Roach, fine. But I still say Cotto is on the downside regardless of what he did in New York Saturday night. He’s still nearly 34, going on 39 because he has been in many wars and pummeled by both Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao.

GREAT WIN YET STILL FEEL COTTO SHOULD QUIT

The linear (recognized world title) middleweight championship has changed hands and is now in the hands of Cotto and promoter Bob Arum. Cotto’s only fight going forward should be with WBA kingpin Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) and I as a media member, win or lose, hope that Miguel who is now retire. Cotto has the money, the legacy, a family, and have you seen Wilfred Benitez lately?

THREE DIVISION CHAMP CAN’T WIPE HIS…MOUTH READ MORE…

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REFEREE MARTY DENKIN ON “WALL OF FAME”

May 15th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

HALL OF FAME REFEREE A “GO TO” GUY

Father & Son Referee's David & Marty Denkin

Father & Son Referee’s David & Marty Denkin


San Francisco, CA- When it comes to West Covina, CA, if you have a pot hole in your street, a street light that flickers at night, a howling dog at 4 AM, don’t call the Police or City Council. If you want something done, call the great facilitator Marty Denkin.

NOT TO MANY PLACES DENKIN HASN’T BEEN

Boxing referee and now judge Denkin has been to just about every country in the world that has boxing as either a referee, judge, or some instances a promoter. The lead official on a 1994 card promoted by Harold Smith in Macau, this before it became “Las Vegas on Steroids,” Denkin had the task of trying to keep everything calm seeing the Police had whisked away promoter Smith from the 5 star Oriental Mandarin hotel because of a riot that broke out at the fight arena.

MARTY HAS “ANOINTED” PROTEGES

There were other times when Denkin would reach out, but he tutored Jack Reiss, the ex-Fireman and now full time referee who got caught in an exchange between World 168 lb. champ Andre Ward and Edwin Rodriguez, he also did both Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola fights, the last Saturday. In the Ward-Rodriguez skirmish, Reiss, for the first time I ever witnessed, gave himself a Standing 8 Count of sorts after getting clipped by a punch.

RUSSELL AN “UPPER ECHELON” OFFICIAL

Denkin also mentored Pat Russell, the ex-DA Investigator from San Diego. Russell, I can first recall doing the debut of HBO Boxing After Dark main event in Summer 1996 at the L.A. Forum when Marco Antonio Barrera and Kennedy McKinney put on a thriller that was eventually won by Barrera. As far their personal health, if I had fighters, I’d feel safe putting my guy in with any of these three aforementioned referees.

MARTY CAN BE A HAM FOR THE CAMERAS! READ MORE…

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OSCAR DE LA HOYA TO LOSE GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS?

May 4th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

OSCAR DE LA HOYA EMPIRE TO IMPLODE?

Richard Schaefer & Oscar De La Hoya

Richard Schaefer & Oscar De La Hoya


San Francisco, CA- When you rely on an underling to build your empire, there’s comes a time when the subordinate wants to become the boss. (Ask LBJ). It could be called the beginning of a palace coup. This is what I think is going on with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. Former boxer, drag queen and excellent recording artist Oscar De La Hoya may be the name and money behind Golden Boy Promotions, but he is NOT the brain that runs the operations as former Swiss banker Richard Schaefer is.

OSCAR IN DRAG & SCHAEFER RAN GOLDEN BOY

"Big Al" Haymon

“Big Al” Haymon

You see while Oscar was trying to sniff up all the cocaine in Colombia, Richard was running everything and this was before advice nurse Al Haymon came into the Golden Boy picture. Word has it that “Big Al’s” boys are not signed to Golden Boy and that the nondescript Haymon would team with Schaefer and bring his stable of talent to a company he and Schaefer would form to fight on Showtime.

OSCAR RUNS TO ARUM FOR ADVICE! READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO THE MMA HOUR OF RINGTALK

April 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

UFC ON FOX IS COVERED

UFC

UFC

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured  writer ZAK YOUNG in the MMA hour. We discussed UFC on Fox discussing Fabricio Verdum’s victory over Travis Browne.

SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network which has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.

29+ YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
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LISTEN TO THE RINGTALK BOXING HOUR!

April 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured  writer Kevin Perry in the boxing hour. We discussed Bernard Hopkins impressive victory Saturday and the state of the light heavyweight division, as well as the other weight classes in boxing.

SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network which has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.

29+ YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

To listen to Hopkins-Shumenov post fight and this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button. If you are on a mobile device, try clicking link here to listen to podcast. If you are having issues please leave a comment.

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CAN SHUMENOV RETIRE BERNARD “POPS” HOPKINS?

April 18th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

TIME FOR HOPKINS TO FIND A NEW VOCATION

Bernard Hopkins needs "Just for Men"

Bernard Hopkins Owns “Just for Men”

Las Vegas, NV- It seems as if Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins has been around the boxing game forever. With multiple championships in the 160 and 175 lb. divisions, the 49-year old current IBF light heavyweight champion (175) faces once beaten WBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs) Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing. The Kazakhstan native’s short resume is deceiving as the current WBA beltholder won his title in his 10th professional fight, a Split Decision 12 over slick southpaw Gabriel Campillo in a rematch in 2010. He has defended that title five times but has had large gaps on inactivity. If Hopkins is truly slipping at 49, Shumenov has the busy punching style to send Bernard reeling into a long overdue retirement.

HOPKINS IS ALMOST 20 YEARS HIS SENIOR

The opinion of our Ringtalk radio host Pedro Fernandez, and HBO godfather Larry Merchant who aired on Ring Talk radio a few weeks ago is that “Popkins”(as he will be referred to here) ability to fight at the elite level at such an advanced age is an indictment on the level of boxing talent today in the division or lack thereof. Shumenov must not only win this bout, but do so in such a decisive manner to rid boxing of the “ancient” Philadelphia native. Hopkins has never been stopped in 64 fights. A definitive and conclusive win will put the Kazakh in the drivers seat for a potential unification showdown with WBC and lineal champion Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs), who must prevail in his Showtime debut May 24th.

IS “POPKINS” A MARVEL OR BAD FOR THE FIGHT GAME? READ MORE…

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ARCHIE MOORE SMARTER THAN MANNY PACQUIAO!

April 15th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

SAW ARCHIE MOORE LETTERS NOW IN HALL OF FAME

Paint On Side Of Pacquiao Bus

Paint On Side Of Pacquiao Bus

San Francisco, CA- In the late 1980s, the late Godfather of boxing writers Jack Fiske showed me a number of handwritten letters from then light heavyweight challenger Archie Moore. “The Old Mongoose” eloquently penned letters to boxing journalists around the world before Joey Maxim was “pressured” by the media to defend against Moore who won the title with a UD 15 in 1952.
Archie Moore

Archie Moore

ARCHIE (MANNY) BEING IGNORED BY MOB (MAYWEATHER)

Had Moore not taken the initiative, he would’ve never gotten the title shot regardless of who was champion. Moore wasn’t keen on the Mob (Blinky Palermo & Frankie Carbo) handling him. Knowing Moore was anti Mafia, Palermo and Carbo for years kept the title away from Moore who everybody knew was the uncrowned light heavyweight World champion. Archie kept winning and his being ignored continued until he got a pen and paper to write to journalists.

DESIGN A BUS WITH FLOYD’S KENTUCKY FRIED EMBLEM

With newspapers all but dead in today’s Internet driven media, that probably would not work for Pacquiao. But like Cassius Clay embarrassed Sonny Liston by driving his personalized bus up to Sonny’s house and throwing a bear trap on his lawn, following Sonny from here to there which annoyed Liston immensely as he had to answer to the media. Manny needs to think outside the box. The media was all over this and this helped Clay, later Ali, get the title fight that nobody thought he had a chance of winning.

LISTON GOT PISSED & THE FIGHT WAS MADE

Sonny was so taken aback and embarrassed that he agreed to fight the upstart loudmouth who called himself “The Greatest,” upset huge odds and the rest is sports history. When Manny Pacquiao said post fight Saturday that “The (telephone) line is open,” that was about as ineffective as a thermometer in hell.

MANNY DID NOT SOUND STRONG READ MORE…

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MANNY PACQUIAO DOMINATES TIM BRADLEY

April 13th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MANNY PACQUIAO SHAKES GHOST OF TIM BRADLEY

Pacquiao Out Punching Bradley

Pacquiao Out Punching Bradley


San Francisco, CA- It was a night where “smoke & mirrors” were at work. First up, we need to recognize Manny Pacquiao dominating Tim Bradley with two 116-112 (8-4 rounds) scorecards and a 118-110 (10-2) tally. In just about every manner of pugilistic measure, Manny Pacquiao was a better fighter than Tim Bradley. Outside of that, it wasn’t Marvin Hagler-Tommy Hearns, but Manny clearly landed more telling punches than Bradley.

WHAT DOES BEATING BRADLEY SET UP?

With a record of 56-5-2, 38 KOs, Congressman Manny Pacquiao appears to be out of super fights unless you consider he and Juan Manuel Marquez for the 19th rime. Speaking of, JMM may have bitten off too much with a May fight with Mike Alvarado (time for a low back injury). Now I realize the brains at Top Rank think this is a winnable fight for Marquez, I’m not so sure he doesn’t get out boxed by the Colorado fighter. Were he to lose, Marquez vs Pacquiao would not have the market value it does would today.

SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT ANOTHER MARQUEZ FIGHT

From a fan’s perspective, should Juan win they need to make the 19th Pacquiao fight while it still smells like Downy treated clothes and not a used sock. As for Bradley, now 31-1, 12 KOs, that thumping Ruslan Provodnikov put on him is telling. Working behind some type of “mental block” Tim failed to really do anything but clown around defensively as if he were Roberto Duran, when the reality is that Tim was only in this fight because he got a gift the first time and beat Provodnikov on the official scorecards, but NOT the Neurological ones.

FORGET MAYWEATHER FIGHT….PLEASE READ MORE…

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LISTEN NOW RING TALK PAC-BRADLEY PREVIEW WITH PACMAN

April 12th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley

Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley

END OF PACQUIAO OR BRADLEY RUN AT HAND?

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured a Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao preview with writer Jarrad Woods backing Bradley and web czar Kevin Perry being of the opinion that Manny wins. We’ve also got some Manny Pacquiao audio.

SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network which has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.

29+ YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

To listen to the Pacquiao-Bradley preview and this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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