December 11th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- The relationship between the World Boxing Council and Floyd Mayweather is a bit involved. First up, Mayweather claims to pay no “sanctioning fees” to the Mexico City based group while other WBC titleholders forgo either 2% of their purse or a number stipulated for them to don the green belt. That is something I can understand and yet don’t. If the WBC gives Floyd a “free” belt, why shouldn’t every other champ be afforded a the same?
REAL WBC STANCE ON FLOYD-PAC?
Alright, I can see this ship sailing in different directions. Will Floyd end up telling the WBC to take their belt and shove it? Not just yet as the WBC clarified things in a press release. “The new ratings have been released with Pacquiao at number one, but the welterweight division is now in a voluntary stage and the topic of the mandatory will not be addressed for a few months by the WBC board of governors.”
MANNY #1 BUT FIRST FLOYD GETS “EASY” FIGHT
With Manny Pacquiao slated to fight in March, supposedly in the United States, there is no way he would be ready to go with “Money” who fights in May. And I just don’t think the match up is “right” for right now. What I mean is with Pacquiao notching another impressive victory in early 2014, and Floyd winning in May, September or early November, the table would be fully set and the timing perfect.
MIKE WEAVER-JOHN TATE ENDING ALWAYS POSSIBLE
The only thing that scares me about pushing Mayweather-Pacquiao one more fight down the road is that either man could lose. READ MORE…
December 2nd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
LISTEN NOW SANCHEZ ON GENNADY GOLVKIN & MIKE PEREZ
San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, reviewed the Adonis Stevenson & Sergey Kovalov fights. Guests include John Signorella & and trainer of Gennady Golovkin and heavyweight Mike Perez, Abel Sanchez. was Abel Sanchez, meaning straight and to the point! House scribe John Signorella went over the weekend results and rated the boxing divisions from heavyweight down to 140 lbs. TO LISTEN to this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the Play button.
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November 14th, 2013 By John Signorella
ANDRE WARD IS BACK!
New York, NY- Boxing’s epic 2013 schedule continues this weekend and is highlighted by an eagerly anticipated return of one of the sport’s best “pound for pound” pugs.
BUT DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK
After a yearlong hiatus, WBA super middleweight champ (168) Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) puts his undefeated record and trophy on the line against unbeaten, but untested scrapper Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs) in a proposed 12 rounds of pound at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Televised coverage begins at 10 PM ET on HBO.
As evident in his last several outings, (simply put): Andre Ward has displayed undeniable world-class ring generalship to the masses. Before entering Showtime’s highly acclaimed “Super Six Tournament”, Ward created a “buzz” in the biz when he dominated rugged two-time IBF title challenger Edison Miranda on points. After the drumming of Miranda, Andre captured his first world title in stunning fashion against former WBC belt holder Mikkel Kessler (W TD 11) and followed up that stellar showing with commanding performances resulting in victories over Allan Green (W UD 12) and former “Contender” TV series winner Sakio Biko (W UD 12). Ward then went on to dismantle and expose former titleholders and one-dimensional bullies Arthur Abraham (W UD 12) and Carl Froch (W UD 12) to finally win the “Super Six “ tourney. In the aftermath of being crowned as the best super middleweight pugilist on the planet, Andre was pitted opposite of, and destroyed former light heavyweight (175) belt holder Chad Dawson (W TKO 10). From his recent efforts of acclaim, Andre Ward has garnered mainstream appeal and is currently recognized among the elite “pound for pound” fighters in the world.
WHO THE HELL IS EDWIN RODRIGUEZ? 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 9th, 2013 By Jason B. Nava
San Francisco, CA- After Nonito Donaire nearly decapitated Fernando Montiel back in 2011 in the second greatest performance of his career, HBO began to showcase him as the heir apparent to Manny Pacquiao; a multi-dimensional superstar with speed, intelligence, and two fisted power. Donaire ran through his opponents in dominant fashion but there was one problem: he was boring. The executives at HBO quickly found out that the “Filipino Flash” was more boxer than puncher and unless his opponents were coming straight at him as Montiel, Jorge Arce, or Vic Darchinyan, whom Donaire rematches this evening, his bouts were more likely to put viewers to sleep rather than his opponents.
MATCHMAKER NIGHTMARE IS TWO COUNTERPUNCHERS!
The best example of this came a little over a year ago, during Donaire’s bout against Japanese legend, Toshiaki Nishioka. Both men are counterpunchers by nature who wait for their foe to take the initiative before striking. Their reluctance to engage one another resulted in a staring match between the two fighters, drawing boos and catcalls from the fans at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca. What made their dance with one another even more agonizing to watch was that they were following a Fight of the Year candidate in Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 1, a barnburner that saw neither men shy away from war.
DONAIRE NO LONGER “VIEWER’S VIAGRA” READ MORE…
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 15th, 2013 By RingTalk
GODFATHER REVIEWS MAYWEATHER SHOW
San Francisco, CA- Although he worded it carefully, Hall of Fame writer and broadcaster Larry Merchant really took a switch to the backside of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his lack of effort against Floyd Mayweather. Larry Merchant “previewed” the card on the Saturday edition of “Ring Talk Worldwide,” and then did his post fight handicapping in typical Merchant fashion. Ah, to know him is to love him,
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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…
February 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
PHILLY’S “BREADMAN” DELIVERS JABS, PUN & HOOKS INSIDE!
San Francisco, CA- The Saturday two-hour edition of “Ring Talk” devotes an hour to boxing and an hour to MMA. In this the boxing hour, Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, trainer, manager and writer at BoxingTalk.com was precise and on point. TO LISTEN NOW READ MORE…
September 8th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
ANDRE WARD NEWS, OPINION, FACTS, FIGHTS, RATINGS & MORE!
San Francisco, CA- The “Ring Talk Boxing” hour, highlighted middleweight champ Sergio Martinez being just seven days away from destroying the myth that is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. We also talked up other upcoming fights, odds, rumors, news, we covered boxing from A to Z. TO LISTEN NOW click on the black arrow READ MORE…
May 26th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
LARRY MERCHANT & “KP” MADE A GREAT SHOW
San Francisco, CA- Writer Kevin “KP” Perry of RingTalk.com spent some time talking the fight game before HBO’s Larry Merchant spoke his mind and ducked one question on prostitution, this after ex-middleweight champ Jermain Taylor had problems with a hooker this week. TO LISTEN NOW READ MORE…
February 25th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
“RING TALK BOXING” HOUR GOES WITH LARRY HOLMES & CHAD DAWSON
San Francisco, CA- In the Saturday boxing hour of Ring Talk Radio,” former heavyweight champ and all time great Larry Holmes echoed my thoughts on both Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko, that they are truly lacking as heavyweight titleholders. Also Chad Dawson talked about how he thinks that Bernard Hopkins is nothing but an Emmy Award winning actor, this as he awaits his April rematch with the “King of Fake” Hopkins. To listen now click on the Podcast in the left magin here on the front page of RingTalk.com
February 19th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
“RING TALK RADIO” HAD HBO JUDGE, UFC FIGHTER & KP
San Francisco, CA- In the wake of yet another weekend in the sport of boxing further it’s own throat, both here in the USA with the Gabriel Campillo-Tavoris Cloud criminal-scoring, and in Germany where Police detained and released Derek Chisora just hours after being defeated by Vitali Klitschko, while looking for another boxer David Haye, both Brit’s. In all it truly was indicative of what a dirty business the sport of boxing really is. On the “special” Sunday edition of “Ring Talk Radio” covering both Boxing & MMA,” we opened with UFC light heavyweight contender Kyle Kingsbury previewing UFC 144. Boxing writer Kevin Perry chimed in, while HBO judge Harold Lederman ripped the judges and the Texas Commission for the Campillo-Cloud scoring. To listen now READ MORE…
February 11th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
WE CELEBRATE LARRY MERCHANT’S BIRTHDAY WITH FEMALES
San Francisco, CA- Larry Merchant, the HBO broadcasting Godfather was humbled when we sung “Happy Birthday” to the 39-year old (wink-wink) legend of sports television. He is actually a tad older than 39, but I’ll let him explain that to you on “Ring Talk Radio.” Ava Grant, the IBF flyweight (112 lb.) female champion talked about her career and womens boxing as a whole.
LISTEN & SEE WHY “RING TALK RADIO” HAS BEEN ON 27 YEARS!
Publicist Mary Ann Owen was kind enough to spend some time discussing the female side of pugilism. We disagreed on Leila Ali and Ann Wolfe, but that’s what talk radio is all about. I take you through the history of female boxing from the 1800s to 1904, when two women fought for a “butter dish” and the first televised female fight featuring Barbara Buttrick. READ MORE…
February 5th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
ANYWHERE BUT RINGTALK.COM “CAN’T TOUCH THIS”
San Francisco, CA- No, this isn’t a MC Hammer quote, it’s the reality of RingTalk.com for Monday AM. Listen NOW: Don Chargin, Hall of Famer talks boxing & UFC’s Kyle Kingsbury appear on “special” Sunday edition of “Ring Talk” radio. JC Chavez on drugs again? If so, this isn’t the first time for he was suspended before. The Nick Diaz-Carlos Condit scoring @ UFC 143 has people boiling. And then there are two hours of “Ring Talk” from Saturday with MMA genius Dave Meltzer & “Trainer of The Year” Virgil Hunter! I’ll finish the last installent on the Mike Tyson story and have it for you Tuesday. What can I say except, “Can’t touch this!”