April 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured a Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley review with writer Kevin Perry who had picked Manny to beat Bradley.
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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March 27th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
ONE SCARY NIGHT IN NORTH LAS VEGAS
DON’T SAY CHAVEZ HAD ONE LOSS COVERED UP!
After conversing in broken Spanglish, I bought a couple of guys a beer as we discussed Julio Cesar Chavez, the so-called greatest Mexican fighter in history. Going through the Chavez resume, which at the time stood at 68 & ZIP was easy. But there was the fight in JC’s hometown of Culican, Mexico, a city controlled by Coke traffickers in which Chavez was disqualified and I’m told and the commission is said to have changed the result the next day. Remembering that puddle of blood at the bar’s entrance, I let my hosts tell Chavez history in their own way before backing out of the joint.
TYSON HAD JUST BEEN BEATEN BY BUSTER READ MORE…
March 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- We have talked about how Larry Holmes had a hard road to hoe in following Muhammad Ali. That being said, if there was ever a main event that could not live up to the semi-main, it was Thomas Hearns & Wilfred Benitez having to enter the ring after Wilfredo Gomez and Lupe Pintor. The exact date was December 3, 1982, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, with the wirehaired wonder Don King promoting this card at the Louisiana Superdome.
MEET LUPE PINTOR FOLKS
Before we get to the fight, let’s water the plant first. Lupe Pintor was a “rugged” Mexican fighter who went 12-1, 9 KOs in Mexico before coming to the Great Western Forum and meeting Albert Davila in February 1976. In a battle of bantamweights that would both go on to win World titles, Davila prevailed via unanimous decision.
INTER STABLE FIGHT WITH ZARATE
Losing a couple of decisions along the way, Pintor was matched with the great Carlos Zarate (54-1, 53 KOs, only loss to Gomez) in Las Vegas on June 3, 1978. I believe they were both managed by Cuyo Hernandez, and Zarate a top five P4P guy at the time was not going to re-sign with Hernandez. After 15 rounds, judges Harold Buck and Art Lurie both saw it 143-142 Pintor, while Bob Martin scored the fight, are you ready, 145-133 for Zarate. That’s 12-3 in rounds! Feeling he had been screwed, Carlos would retire and not fight again for seven years.
BEAT THE SUPERFLY & KILLED THE BRIT READ MORE…
April 11th, 2013 By Zak Attack
122 LB. CHAMPS CLASH FOR UNIVERSAL SUPREMACY
Sacramento, CA- After months of back-and-forth social media insults and accusations of “ducking,” Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KOs) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KOs) have finally agreed to face each other at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The two super bantamweight (122 lbs.) titleholders will compete for super bantamweight supremacy on April 13th, 2013. One man will end up with his hand raised at the end of the night, but which man will that be?
DONAIRE BACKERS CLAIM RIGO DOESN’T TAKE WELL!
Donaire supporters say that Rigondeaux is not seasoned enough as a professional to compete with the “Filipino Flash.” They also point to Rigo’s apparent lack of punch resistance after being wobbled multiple times by Robert Marroquin (22-2, 15 KO) in his last fight. Specifically, they point to the punch that rocked Guillermo; the left hook.
POWER OF NONITO SECOND TO NONE TODAY? READ MORE…
February 19th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
ALEXIS ARGUELLO, ROBERTO DURAN, FLASH ELORDE..WHO ELSE?
San Francisco, CA- In addition to Roberto Duran, Alexis Arguello and Filipino icon “Flash” Elorde, there are several other ring greats here. Can you name them all?
July 25th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
CONSERVATIVES LOOKING TO NOMINATE MANNY PACQUIAO IN 2016
San Francisco, CA- Although there is a plethora of anticipation that iconic Filipino boxer and current Congressman Manny Pacquiao will run for the Presidency of the Philippines in 2016, he has plenty of Filipino American political detractors. Some have even speculated that Pacquiao’s recent metamorphosis from being a pussy bandit with an illegitimate kid and a gambling problem that was said to crossover with his over consumption of alcoholic beverages, to that of a Born Again Christianity is window dressing for a run at an office once held by the late and infamous Ferdinand Marcos. In recent months, when the subject of Manny Pacquiao the boxer comes up with Filipino Americans, I also broach his alleged political aspirations.
NURSE WAS BEYOND BLUNT
My aunt has a Filipino nurse come and see her once a week. Never before have we discussed Manny Pacquiao. That changed Wednesday when she brought up Pacquiao during a conversation. Educated with two college degrees, the woman took a deep breathe as she sat down. “Manny Pacquiao will never be president of the Philippines.” Being the pushy type, I wouldn’t let her end on that note so I prodded some more and asked her why she feels that way? “Pacquiao has no real education, he says stupid things, some of which he wishes he could take back.” She was referring to the comments attributed to Pacquiao that, “All Gay men should be killed.” When the US Media and Gay groups got wind of something that had been in the press for a few days, that and his being banned from a Los Angeles shopping mall, Team Pacquiao went into “Damage Control” and the writer implied that Manny was taken out of context.
HE WAS JUST “MANNY PACQUIAO” BEFORE FAME & RICHES
Having first met Pacquiao in late 2001 in San Francisco as he completed final workouts for what turned out to be one of his most disappointing ring performances when he all but quit in a fight with the late Agapito Sanchez, then the dirtiest fighter in the game of boxing. Although his English was limited, it was apparent that Pacquiao was not a future Rhode Scholar. Nice, cordial, respectful, this was at a point in Pacquiao’s life where he didn’t have millions of dollars in the bank, luxurious mansions, his own team of bodyguards that mirror the United States Secret Service protection bestowed upon President Barack Obama. READ MORE…
May 23rd, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
RECENT UPROAR OVER MANNY PACQUIAO STATEMENTS
San Francisco, CA- By now, we’ve all heard about the anti-Gay marriage stance of Manny Pacquiao. We have also read that he was thought to have said, “All Gay Men Should Be Killed.” The writer, either he misquoted Pacquiao or was “forced” to fall on his sword and take one for the Pacquiao team as the negative publicity brought about by the article in a Los Angeles, CA web publication, has gotten the ire of Gay people, as well as those who believe Lesbians, Bisexuals, Gay men and those of the Transgender persuasion, should not be discriminated upon and be allowed to pursue happiness regardless of their sexual orientation.
When I was a San Francisco Policeman, I gave a Filipino woman, who had a California issued identification card, a “citation” for shoplifting ay Macy’s. Even my Field Training Officer, as I was still in the “Field Training” program, who had to approve everything I did, signed off on the citation for a charge of 488 PC (Petty Theft). We both commented later on the thought to be female’s good looks and curves. Three days later, I was working the transport van, known in some circles as the “paddy wagon,” when I saw this same individual linked together with handcuffs to a string of eight or so men. That’s when Sgt. Perini called both Field Training Officer Dan Ferretti and myself aside and told us the “chick” we had cited three days prior was actually a male. Everybody was laughing, except the person being transported to City Prison.
WHY ARE PINOY GAYS TRASHED WHEN THEY ARE SO PREVALENT? READ MORE…
May 13th, 2012 By Edwin Ayala
Saturday, May 12th, 2012PAY PER VIEW FROM THE PHILIPPINES
Pasig City, Philippines- Brian Viloria, (112 lbs), Wiapuha, Hawaii TKO 9 Omar Romero, (112), Guadalajara, Mexico
(WBO 112 lb. title). Viloria (31-3, 17 KOs) was all over Romero (31-5-2, 13 KOs), punching him at will, thus causing the corner to stop in at 2:07.
WBO 154 LB. TITLE STAYS IN UKRAINE
Brovari, Ukraine- Zarubek Baysangurov, (153.75), Achkhoy-Martan, Russia UD 12 Michel Soro, (154), Rhone, France
(WBO 154 lb. title). Baysangurov (27-1, 20 KOs) defeats Soro (18-1, 11 KOs) by scores of 117-110, 115-112, and 116-111.
WBA MIDDLEWEIGHT SCRAP IN GERMANY
Gennady Golovokin, (159.75), Stuttgart, Germany TKO 3 Makoto Fuchigami, (159), Tokyo, Japan (WBA 160 lb title). Golovokin (23-0, 21 KOs) demolished Fuchigami (19-7, 10 KOs) in three destructive rounds, knocking him down in round two. Time was unavailable.
HOMETOWN LAD WINS WITH EASE ON TELEFUTURA READ MORE…
April 25th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Although I must admit that I get more negative “heat” on Floyd Mayweather, at the same time there are plenty of Manny Pacquiao detractors. There are the people that think he used Performance Enhancing Drugs to the reach the heights he has in boxing. Some people feel he is a black belt in hypocrisy. Others think he’s just some dumb Filipino kid from the sticks that promoter Bob Arum “pimps off.” An increasing amount of you just feel he’s got a yellow streak running through him and that has resulted in him not fighting Floyd Mayweather. People of that vein are also of the opinion that Manny, if not Arum’s prize pugilistic whore, is certainly Massa’ Bob’s finger puppet.
LETS LOOK AT THE WHOLE PICTURE FIRST!
Those who ride the back of one-time Filipino fireball, they belabor the fact that Manny has forced guys into taking fights with him only when they are at a disadvantage. They cite Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, Oscar De La Hoya. And while they might be right on the first two, De La Hoya, not having learned the lesson of “Sugar Ray” Leonard and many fighters before him. Leonard agreed to fight Hector Camacho, this in his ring finale, at 160 lbs., a weight he hadn’t made in years. Camacho’s promoter Mike “Spendthrift” Acri, demanded that Ray and Camacho weigh in the morning of the fight, not the day before. De La Hoya, who looked like a guy on Chemotherapy he was so skinny, stated 147 lbs. was not unreasonable for him. Neither Leonard nor De La Hoya won a round against Camacho and Pacquiao.
THE STEROIDS & DRUG ISSUE MANNY ALLOWS TO LINGER ON! READ MORE…
March 8th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
MANNY PACQUIAO IN DEEP TAX TROUBLE!San Francisco, CA- About seven years ago, Manny Pacquiao was up to his ears in tax trouble. American promoter Bob Arum didn’t bail him out, Philippine agent Michael Koncz didn’t lend any help, and at that point, his current co-promoter Oscar De La Hoya wasn’t getting yet a percentage of Pacquiao’s earnings. Word had it, the United States Internal Revenue Service was going to drop the ball on Manny and attach his next purse. Pacquiao, an un-educated Philippine prizefighter, was in deep trouble.
ALONG CAME MR. SHELLY FINKEL
The man that has been boxing’s most successful manager for the past quarter century, Shelly “Sheldon” Finkel, a former rock music promoter who sprang to boxing prominence after signing most of the 1984 United States Olympic team, Finkel stepped in and worked out a deal for Manny with the IRS. What did the ingrate that Manny Pacquiao is do in response to Finkel saving his ass? Pacquiao, whom Finkel didn’t think needed a promoter (like Floyd Mayweather) was canned by the Philippine Congressman.
IS MANNY “DUMB” AS A ROCK? READ MORE…
February 2nd, 2012 By John Signorella
New York, NY- “Big time” boxing makes it’s first appearance of the year when Mexico’s “Son of a Legend” WBC Middleweight (160) Champion Julio Ceasar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31 KOs) squares off against “been there done that, but never did it” hapless challenger Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 36 KOs) over 12 proposed rounds of throw down at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday at 10:00 PM ET on HBO.
IS “JUNIOR” THE GOODS OR JUST HYPE?
At the tender age of just 26 years old, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has already competed in 45 fights without knowing defeat. However, his level of opposition has left much to be desired. Since his professional debut in 2003, Chavez opponents have commonly been comprised of “C” class battlers with losing records. During that span Chavez went “life and death” with two (at best) “B” class fighters and barely crossed the finish line in each. To his credit, Chavez has displayed proven boxing ability; especially in the educated way he varies his punch selection. In addition, by recently hiring Hall of Fame bound boxer/trainer Freddie Roach READ MORE…
February 1st, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- A writer who used to work for Don King, who many think “unofficially” now works for Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum, one Michael “The Menace” Marley, is now reporting that Arum and his company Top Rank will try and go forward with a Floyd Mayweather fight, sooner, rather than later. Reason being, Pacquiao is taking more heat at home in the Philippines by his countryman than he can handle.
NO FIGHT & MANNY WON’T GET ELECTED “DOG CATCHER” READ MORE…
January 29th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
ARUM, OSCAR & KONCZ, ARE THEY MURAD MUHAMMAD TIMES THREE?
San Francisco, CA- The astute Jack Dunne put forth some comments of late that started my intellectual wheels turning. How could Manny Pacquiao end up being beholden to three promoters after his first American promoter Murad Muhammad played him like a Crack whore several years ago? Currently, Pacquiao splits his money up three ways with Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and Michael Koncz of MP Promotions?
THREE PROMOTERS NOT SMART FOR A BUSBOY, LET ALONE A CONGRESSMAN READ MORE…
January 24th, 2012 By Dominic Verdin
Los Angeles, CA- There’s one country where one particular prizefighter can do it all. He’s so accepted and loved by every man, woman and child that when he fights, the crime rate is non-existent. His many occupations include singing, acting, a Congressional seat, many endorsement deals, and did I fail to mention he’s a multi-division boxing champion? His name is Manny Pacquiao, who is 54-3 with 38 KOs. Oh, and if you didn’t know it already, he’s not fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26 KOs) anytime soon, especially after Juan Manuel Marquez exposed Pacman’s limitations in Noveber 2012.
MANNY HAD FLOYD IN 2010 & WOULDN’T TAKE THE TESTS!
In 2010, Manny balked at random Steroid testing and the March 10 date went to to Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey, this after Floyd agreed to Manny’s demands that he pay millions of dollars if he could not make 147 lbs. on the scale. It’s a damn shame with all the talk and so-called negotiations between the two fighters that they simply cannot come to terms on the richest fight in the sport’s history.
IT’S 2012 & WHO’S TO BLAME? READ MORE…
January 9th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
BOXING HAS TOP THREE SLOTS IN U.S. PPV TOP 10
San Francisco, CA-The most popular (per capita- 100,000 people) countries when it comes to boxing and UFC are polar opposites when it comes to geographical location and culture. As far as Pay Per View is concerned, Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez III topped all boxing and UFC events when it did an estimated 1,410,000 buys. Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz came in #2 at 1,250,000 purchases. Coming in at #3 was the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley match which sold 1,100,000. #4 UFC 129: Georges St. Pierre-Jake Shields at 800,000. #5 UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck had 785,000. #6. UFC 126: Anderson Silva-Vitor Belfort checks in at 725,000. #7. WrestleMania @ 679,000 buys. #8: Junior Dos Santos-Shane Carwin had at 670,000. #8-Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito II with 600,000. #9-UFC 133: Jon Jones-Quinton Jackson turned the crank 520,000 times. #10-UFC 128: Jon Jones Mauricio Rua closed the books at 490,000 buys.
BOXING COUNTRIES ON THE LEFT & UFC COUNTRIES ON THE RIGHT!
1. Philippines 1. Brazil
2. Mexico 2. Canada
3. United Kingdom 3. United States
4. Ireland 4. Philippines
5. New Zealand 5. Australia READ MORE…