November 21st, 2013 By Jarrad Woods
“PERFECT” PAC FOE RIOS IS PRIMED FOR SATURDAY READ MORE…
November 17th, 2013 By John Signorella
New York, NY- This Saturday night, the eyes of the combative sports world will be focused on the highly anticipated return of global superstar Manny Pacquiao‘s attempt to prove he’s still got the “goods” in a highly intriguing affair of consequence.
BIG TEST TO SEE WHAT PAC’S GOT LEFT
After being floored in emphatic and dramatic fashion in his last bout (more on that subject later), multidivisional champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) looks for redemption when he faces durable rugged former champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) over 12 or less rounds of welterweight (147) pound at the Cotai Arena Venetian Resort in Macao, China. Televised coverage begins at 9:00 PM ET on HBO PPV.
HURRICANE MANNY’S PATH OF DESTRUCTION READ MORE…
November 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
Corpus Christi, TX- (HBO) Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs) KO 8 Roman Martinez (27-2-2, 16 KOS) (Wins WBO 130 lb. title) Martinez stunned everybody by dropping Mikey in the second, but that appeared to be his zenith as Garcia fought his way back and never let go until the end that was the result of a body shot from Garcia at the :57 second mark. Mikey shined, good mettle, but I wonder about that chin as the light punching Puerto Rican dropped him with a counter right.
TENTATIVE NONITO KO’S DARCHINYAN
Former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KOs) TKO 9 Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs) (126) Twas’ a rematch of July 7, 2007 KO win for Nonito, who looked uneasy and was losing on points before dropping Darchinyan with a left hook, this after he himself had eaten a Darchinyan uppercut. Up and wobbling, Darchinyan was getting battered about the ring until the referee had seen enough. Donaire has peaked and need be careful in selecting foes as he is ready for the taking. Time was 2:06.
ONE JUDGE “LOWLIGHT” OF WBO TITLE SCRAP READ MORE…
November 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- There were a few good fights that over the weekend, topped by the come from behind KO win for Nonito Donaire over Vic Darchinyan. Coming off a decisive points loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux six months ago that was followed by shoulder surgery, I thought it might have..well you can listen. With the win, the “Filipino Flash” didn’t flash much and an argument is made as for why? Mikey Garcia, psssst, are there whisker problems with the WBO champ? Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios come up as I give you a little history lesson nightlife on Macau.
MUHAMMAD ALI TALKS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JOE FRAZIER & GEORGE FOREMAN
Oh, and Muhammad Ali makes an appearance on the “Ring Talk” talking about the difference between Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button to listen to this particular show.
“RING TALK” NEARING 30 YEARS OF RADIO PRESENCE
“RING TALK” is the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, which airs on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network, American Forces & the I Heart Radio Networks, TuneIn.com and here at RingTalk.com Saturday for one hour at 11 AM PT & Sunday for two hours also starting at 11 AM PT covering both boxing and MMA. The most recent shows are in the left margin of the home page here at RingTalk.com, the Radio Archives here at RingTalk.com and at ITunes and TuneIn.com as well!
November 9th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Dan Henderson (29-11, 6-5 UFC) had beaten Vitor Belfort in Japan during a Pride Fighting Championships in 2006. On Saturday night in a battle of Testosterone Replacement Therapy patients, Belfort prevailed with KO kick at :77 seconds of the very first round in UFC Fight Night 32 emanating from Goiania, Brazil. This was Belfort’s third straight KO kick victory with Luke Rockhold (pictured) and Michael Bisping preceding Hendo. Belofort (24-10, 13-6 UFC) will probably get the winner of the UFC 185 lb. title scrap between current champ Chris Weidman and ex-kingpin Anderson Silva, set for UFC 168 on December 28.
UNDERCARD ON FOX SPORTS NETWORK FROM BRAZIL
Brandon Thatch Technical Knockout 1 Paulo Thiago (strikes) Time: 2:10.
Ryan Laflare Unanimous Decision 3 Santiago Ponzinibbio. Scores were 30-27 thrice.
Jeremy Stephens Knockout 1 Rony Jason (kick, punch) Time was :40.
Sam Sicilia TKO 1 Godofredo Pepey (punches) Time was 1:42. READ MORE…
October 23rd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, had boxing historian, agent, matchmaker and authorLindy Lindell who talked Detroit boxing history, Emanuel Steward and a publication he writes for Boxing World Magazine. And there is “No Merit” to the rumor that Lindy is running for Mayor of Detroit, that was the late Emanuel Steward’s goal at one time.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AIR THREE DIFFERENT SHOWS!
This all starts at 11 AM PT Saturday on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Networks with an hour of boxing and mixed martial arts combined. On Sunday, again at 11 AM PT, we air a two hour show, the Ring Talk boxing hour, the second hour is the Ring Talk MMA hour. Saturday & Sunday’s at 11 AM PT, this is where you’ll be able to find out why this program is, “Often imitated, but never duplicated.”
October 17th, 2013 By RingTalk
San Francisco, CA- When you are as intense as UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, nothing, and I mean nothing comes before training. A gym rat of sorts, the cardio of Velasquez is superior to every heavyweight of stature in the world of MMA. On Saturday, Cain looks to break Junior Dos Santos’ neck, while the Brazilian ex-champ would love nothing better than to KO Velasquez like he did in their initial encounter. Myself and cage fighting freak Zak Young go over the card ad the rest of the 2013 UFC schedule. Hit the silver arrow in the box above to listen now.
October 12th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
Las Vegas, NV- Everybody knew that two-time Olympic champion Vasyl Lomachenko could fight. After a 395-1 record, multiple world titles, “playing pro” in the World Series of Boxing, those 5 x 3 minute rounds sans boxing helmets (headgear), all that and some didn’t believe it when he turned professional Saturday night in a scheduled 10 rounder against WBO International champ Jose Ramirez who came in at 25-3 with 15 early wins.
GOOD TECHNICAL FIGHTER, DECENT POWER & IMAGINATION
If the opening round is an indication of what is to come, Vasyl landed a beautiful right hand to the left side of Ramirez’s body from the southpaw stance and dropped the Mexican. Up in time to continue, Jose survived that opening round and was “owned” until another body shot ended matters at 2:59 of round four. Right hooks, straight lefts, left leads, combinations, smooth footwork, it was like watching a boxing scientist toy with a novice.
WORLD TITLE SHOT NEXT……YES & SALIDO WILL BE TOAST!
Although Martinez was 25-3, his claim to fame is a Split Decision 12 over favored Rey Bautista in the Philippines. If you take the Bautista fight out of the mix, Martinez faced a lot of guys whom you will never, ever, hear of! Let’s leave it at that, but to want to fight WBO 126 lb. champ Orlando Salido next, I say Vasyl devours Salido with ease like he did Martinez.
RIGONDEAUX IS A FIGHT THEY’RE TALKING TOO! READ MORE…
October 8th, 2013 By Zak Attack
WBO TITLE & MORE ON LINE FOR BRADLEY-MARQUEZ
October 1st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
SECOND AND FINAL INSTALLMENT
San Francisco, CA- In Part I, I took you through the maze of bull s*it that led up to the October 2, 1980 match between unbeaten heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali. The morning of the fight, the Godfather of all boxing writers, Jack Fiske is milling about the lobby of Caesars Palace. Also working the circular bar in the lobby (fight headquarters in those days) was press legend Dick Young when Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis (and two very unassuming bodyguards) approached the Big Apple columnist.
CAESARS PALACE LOBBY BAR WAS PLACE TO BE
Although the bar was open to the public, the ambiance was such that it made like a private setting. For some reason, only the most fanatical of fans would unknowingly breach the invisible circle of privacy that surrounds celebrities. Joe Frazier was there, as was Ken Norton, Joe Louis in a wheelchair, (all three have now passed) this less than six months away from the April 1981 death of the “Brown Bomber.”
SQUARES AFFECTED THE BETTING LINE BIG! READ MORE…
September 18th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
KEITH KIZER’S STATEMENT, READ IT CLOSELY!
Las Vegas, NV- Keith Kizer, the main guy at the Nevada Athletic Commission said the following after the resignation of female boxing judge C.J. Ross. This was after he defended her during the media frenzy that accompanied her even score of the Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez rout. .
“DOUBLE K” SOUNDS LIKE A NEVADA POLITICIAN
“To her credit, she does not want to take away from the story, being what a dominant performance by Floyd Mayweather. So, she has asked us if she can take some time off. We’ve agreed.” Wait a second Keith, she scored it even, you backed her up and Saturday night and now you say, “It shows the type of person she is. Commission chair Bill Brady was very understanding and supportive. He agreed that that was a great avenue to take.” Only because she embarrassed the state, incompetency, that is what’s going on here. That’s why it was a, “great avenue to take.”
ONE MORE TIME PLEASE! READ MORE…
September 18th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
NAPOLES, DURAN, LEONARD HEARNS ALL GREAT WELTERS
San Francisco, CA- For the life of me, I tried real hard to think of a fighter who was as good as the man they call
“Money” in Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Going back today through the history of the welterweight (147 lb.) division and where to rate Floyd, and no Ray Robinson, although unbeaten at 147 at like 48-0 before moving up to 160 (middleweight), that is where people rate the man born Walker Smith.
“THREE AMIGOS” NOT “THREE STOOGES”
Even though Floyd could possibly beat middleweights today, the only other best welterweights I would rate over Mayweather are Roberto Duran, the aforementioned Ray Leonard and Tommy “Hit Man” Hearns. I would say that these 3 men, all fellow opponents in the last golden era of boxing, the 1980s, would beat Floyd, and I give Duran, Hearns and Leonard, in that order, an edge over Floyd Mayweather.
THOSE WITH TENURE UPSET AT THIS POINT READ MORE…
September 13th, 2013 By Jason B. Nava
BOXING MIND & GUT OFTEN DIFFER
San Francisco, CA- Every once in awhile I get caught in the middle of a debate between my heart and my mind. My heart speaks from what I desire to see. My mind speaks from I actually see. My heart speaks from it’s “gut” feelings and emotions. My mind speaks from it’s logic.
PEOPLE SAY CANELO IS “LUNCH MEAT”
This weekend I am stuck in yet another sharp disagreement between my heart and mind. My heart is telling me that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) has been predestined by the boxing gods to be the “Savior of Mexican” boxing in Mexico. He will unseat the all-evil, undefeated, Floyd “Money” Mayweather of 44 victories (26 by knockout) and return Mexican boxing to it’s glory.
FIRST FEELINGS OF THE HEART
“Canelo is 22 to Floyd’s 36” my heart repeats to me in a rather excited manner. “This is his time.” He is smart AND he is tough! And he hits hard! Do you remember the last two times Floyd fought over 147 lbs. in the jr. middleweight (154) division? It was against Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya and he looked a tad vulnerable both times and neither of those guys are natural 54′ pounders.
SOMETIMES SIZE & WILL CAN PREVAIL READ MORE…
September 12th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
DANNY GARCIA WENT WHERE “THE MONEY” WAS!
World 140 lb. champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KOS) vs. Lucas Martin Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Lucas 9-5. Garcia is pretty tough, but I think he’s scared as SHOULD every fighter be, unless he’s fighting Willie Standup. Fear works two ways, it either inspires you to another level, at least individually, or it can turn help turn you into boxing rubble.
GARCIA FACES 2013 MARVIN HAGLER TYPE
Philly kid Garcia not a big talker, his father Angel Garcia is “his mouth.” Strange in that Puerto Rican fans have not yet flocked to Garcia. If he were to win, that might change. Lucas on the other hand sort of reminds me a bit of Marvin Hagler, in that if given the opportunity to fight the two guys who hold wins over him, Hagler beat Bobby Watts and Willie Monroe by KO in rematches, Lucas would destroy Devon Alexander and Zab Judah.
COULD THIS BE MARVIN HAGLER-ALAN MINTER II? READ MORE…
September 10th, 2013 By Jason B. Nava
GARCIA-MATTHYSEE NEAR “CINCH” TO STEAL FLOYD MAYWEATHER SHOW
San Francisco CA- For all of the hype concerning the upcoming bout with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez challenging Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s ‘pound for pound’ crown, what seems to get lost in most people’s minds is that this fight, although heavily anticipated, will more than likely not even be the most exciting bout on the card this Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. That distinction belongs to the battle between two hard-hitting jr. welters (140), Philadelphia native Danny “Swift” Garcia 26-0 (16 KOs) against Argentinean Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse (34-2 (32 KOs).
TWO PUNCHERS THAT “CATCH” WELL TOO!
We have two men who pack a powerful punch and both possess a solid pair of whiskers, neither having tasted the canvas yet as a professional. That is almost guaranteed to change this Saturday evening. What is just as interesting though is the fact that many believe this bout was staged as the chief undercard to Mayweather in order to be groomed as a future opponent for the ‘pound for pound’ king.
RECORDS DON’T REFLECT WHAT LUCAS HAS LEARNED
Although Danny Garcia is undefeated, his opponent this Saturday could just as easily bare that mark if it were not for two close, controversial, decision losses to fighters in their backyards. Matthysse burst onto the scene of the American boxing public in November of 2010 in his tough loss to Brooklynite Zab Judah in New Jersey. The next year his poor luck struck again when he dropped another close decision to Devon Alexander in St. Louis in a fight most observers felt he won. It should be noted that Matthysse managed to put both fighters on their backs in his “losses” to them, something they couldn’t do in return. Since his loss to Alexander, he has recorded six-straight victories, his recent one being his most impressive. Just four months ago the Argentinean tough-guy brutally stopped Lamont Peterson, something even Tim Bradley, Amir Khan, and Victor Ortiz couldn’t do.
GARCIA FOUGHT HIS WAY UP! READ MORE…