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LISTEN: LARRY MERCHANT ON RING TALK BOXING

August 20th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

EX-HBO GODFATHER MERCHANT TRULY IN “RARE FORM”

Floyd Mayweather-Larry Merchant

Floyd Mayweather-Larry Merchant


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Hall of Fame writer and broadcaster Larry Merchant discussing boxing agent/manager/promoter Al Haymon and his possibly bolting from Showtime, this after imploding any bridge to HBO years ago. We also talked 175 lbs. and Floyd Mayweather too!

RINGSIDE WRITERS ON AS WELL!


Kevin Perry
was pit-side at the Big Knockout Boxing card Saturday in Vegas and Zak Young was ringside for Kell Brook-Shawn Porter in Carson, CA.

ONE HOUR BOXING & ONE HOUR MMA!

This edition of the Sunday two-hour edition starts at 11 AM PT. Hour one is boxing, hour two is all MMA. The Saturday one-hour program starts at 11 AM PT and combines boxing and MMA.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM PT LIVE. To listen to this particular program with Larry Merchant click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.

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WBO KING WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO DEFENDS

August 20th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

WBO CHAMP IN TITLE FIGHT # 18

Wladimir Klitschko Not In Lennox Lewis' Shadow

Wladimir Klitschko Not In Lennox Lewis’ Shadow


San Francisco, CA- Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev, Wladimir Klitschko, after a century of the Sweet Science being controlled by American fighters, boxing is now a global phenomenon.

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION

Let’s take a look at World & WBO heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs). Having been in the heavyweight mix since winning a Gold medal in 1996, the Wladimir of 2014 is not the same fighter that lost to Lamon Brewster, Ross Purity and the late Corrie Sanders.

TRUTH AFTER LOSING WAS LEARNING

No, since April 2004 Wladimir has shut everybody down and his critics up. And while he’s 38, Wlad has never ever taken a beating. In the 1998 Puritty fight, Klitschko simply ran out of gas after swinging for the fences for 11 rounds.

RIGHT HOOKS FAR MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE LEFT! READ MORE…

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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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IS KELL BROOK ANOTHER DONALD CURRY?

August 12th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

KELL BROOK “MAKE OR BREAK” VS. SHAWN PORTER

Kell Brook

Kell Brook


San Francisco, CA- First off, if your name was Ezekiel Brinsly, you might want to change it to Kell Brook. The #1 ranked IBF 147 lb. contender, I’ve watched develop on European TV. Fighting out of Sheffield, UK, Kell has shown a few flashes of potential greatness.

SHOWTIME FROM STUB HUB CENTER IN CARSON, CA

This is an “acid” test of sorts for the 32-0 with 22 KOs Brook who has fought the usual pedestrian suspects like Lovemore N’Dou and Carson Jones twice. His standout performance is a TKO 4 over Viacheslav Senchenko (37-2-24 KOs) in 2013.

CURRY TURNED OUT TO BE OVERRATED

As for mentioning former 147 & 154 lb champ Donald Curry (34-6, 25 KOs) and Kell in the same sentence, I do that because the Brit’s think Kell has “the goods,” much like the Yanks thought Curry would deliver in the 1980s. He didn’t and Curry was thwarted by Lloyd Honeyghan at 147 and was put to sleep by Mike McCallum in 1987 by a single left hook.

KELL & PORTER BOTH HAVE LOTS TO PROVE READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR-AUGUST 3RD

August 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK BOXING HOUR AIRED AT 11AM SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD

Ringtalk airs live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. Boxing scribe Kevin Perry is our guest. We go over the weekend boxing action. Kovalev’s easy win over Caparello, and the controversial DQ in the Rios vs Chavez fight on HBO.Kovalev secured a fall fight with Bernard Hopkins with the win.To listen to the show use the browser above or link below. Follow and subscribe to the show on iheart radio. All of our shows can be heard there on delay.

http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_080314.mp3

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SERGEY KOVALEV TOPS WEEKEND ODDS/PREDICTIONS

July 31st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sergey Kovalev Steps Over Another Corpse

Sergey Kovalev Steps Over Another Corpse


Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, WA- (ESPN2)- Gabriel Campillo (23-6, 10 KOs) vs Thomas Williams Jr. (17-0, 12KOs) (175 lb.) Odds/Prediction: Williams 12-5. If Williams can’t beat aged Campillo, he’s not a worthy of being a contender. Putting down $120 to win $170.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (HBO)- Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KOs) vs Diego Gabriel Chavez (23-1, 19 KOs) (147) Odds/Prediction: Rios 5-2. Rios in spot where he needs to re-prove self. Dropping $500 to win $700 as I’m feeling Alex Arizza and Robert Garcia (combined) can improve Rios a tad.
Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs) vs Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs) (WBA 140) Odds/Prediction: Vargas 3-1. “House” guy is supposed to win. BUT Anton is unbeaten as well. Time to rate Vargas will be after the fight. PASS!

Revel Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey - (HBO) Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) vs Blake Caparello (19-0, 1D 6KOs) (WBO 175 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Kovalev 5-1. READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK RADIO BOXING HOUR

July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK RADIO LONGEST RUNNING BOXING PROGRAM
Review of Gennady “GGG” Golovkins destructive KO over Daniel Geale.There is no doubt that “GGG” is pound for pound one of the best fighters in the sport! To listen use browser above or link below.
http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_072714.mp3

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK BOXING HOUR

July 23rd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

BOXINGS LONGEST RUNNING RADIO PROGRAM
We go over the current state in the sport of boxing.Pedro Fernandez is our host every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST! To listen use browser above or link below!
http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_072014.mp3

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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.

http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_1989_Pedro_Sugar_Ray_TV_Interview.wav

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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.
http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_062914.mp3

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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.

http://www.sportsbyline.com/broadcast/RingTalk/RT_061514.mp3

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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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