“BOXING IS BACK” AFTER JOSHUA-KLITSCHKO

BOXING BECAME “EXCITING” AGAIN

Klitschko Eats "Fatal" Uppercut

Klitschko Eats “Fatal” Uppercut


Sausalito, CA– If you’ve been like myself, looking at the current boxing landscape you haven’t been all that excited. In some cases you might have had to take Viagra to get up for some of these so-called big fights that promoters have been putting forth.

COMPETITIVE FIGHT HAD “FIREWORKS”

But the Anthony Joshua win over Wladimir Klitschko, it was a boxing match that gave boxing a “Jump Start” as the sport in the minds of some has had a dead battery. And if this heavyweight shootout wasn’t your cup of tea, we are just five days from the Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. showdown.

SNOWELL THINKS WLAD SHOULD CONTINUE

As Wladimir (64-5, 54 KOs) contemplates retirement, the trainer of several world heavyweight champs, the great Aaron Snowell thinks Wlad should call out the much-avoided (27-0, 23 KOs) Luis “King Kong” Perez.

HERE IS “THE KEY” TO BEATING JOSHUA, ET AL

Any matchup involving Cuba’s Ortiz brings intrigue because he is short and throws “nuclear” uppercuts, AKA the unconventional shot. And if you’re going to beat these big guys, you MUST hit them with punches they can’t see, meaning Hooks & Uppercuts.

AARON NOT DOING WLAD ANY FAVORS

Stopped four times, each Klitschko loss outside of the Tyson Fury fight which was a UD 12, was preceded by his getting hit with something the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist didn’t see incoming.

NOBODY SINCE DEMPSEY & JACK JOHNSON

With 90,000 people buying tickets for the Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) Klitschko Wembley Stadium event, I had to ask trainer Aaron Snowell when was the last time an American drew 90,000? Aaron brought up Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey doing around 100,000 paid in the early parts of the 20th century.

LISTEN TO SUNDAY RING TALK RIGHT NOW!

On the Sunday edition of “Ring Talk,” we heard from Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua, in addition to historian “Sin City” Richey and the trainer of champs, Aaron Snowell.

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Pedro Fernandez

RING ANNOUNCER ED DERIAN DIES

DID A LOT OF BLUE HORIZON SHOWS IN PHILLY

Legendary Ed Derian At Caesars Atlantic City

Legendary Ed Derian At Caesars Atlantic City


San Francisco, CA– There was a time when Ed Derian would sometimes appear weekly in the homes of fight fans across America as the ring announcer for the USA Cable Tuesday Night Fights. A warm guy who sometimes wore cheesy tuxedoes, at almost every event the classy native of North Philadelphia would bring Mrs. Derian.

DERIAN WAS VERY MUCH UNDERRATED & APPRECIATED

Derian had his own style that mimicked some of the old time announcers in that he repeated the last name of the fighter, “Introducing Frank ‘The Animal” Fletcher………Fletcher.” Having not seen Ed since the 90s when he and Atlantic City were synonymous with Network TV boxing, I remember him being surprised when fans would ask for an autograph. Rest in peace, Ed.

Pedro Fernandez