November 20th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
PEDRO GETS DOWN WITH PROMOTER OF GENNADY GOLOVKIN
K2 Promotions Managing Director Tom Loeffler gives Pedro the scoop on the company that he runs in this interview. K2 is owned by the Klitschko bothers Vitali and Wladimir. Pedro gets down to it the only way he knows how; with style!
November 20th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
Friday Night Fights, 1984 Olympic Boxing Team Reunion to come to Orleans Casino beginning November 21
LAS VEGAS – Presented by Platinum Entertainment in association with Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing, “Friday Night Fights” will be held at the Orleans Hotel & Casino on Friday, November 21. The main event will feature two former female World Champions: Layla “Amazing” McCarter of Las Vegas will square off against Miami’s Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez.
Next on the card is Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing’s own undefeated prospect, Eric “Baby Face” Johnson, of Baton Rouge, La. taking on Kenton Sippio-Cook of Austin. In addition to these high-octane fights, the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team will be honored at the event in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Olympic Games when they brought home an unprecedented 11 Olympic Boxing Medals (9 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze). Additional exciting bouts on the fight card will be announced closer to date.
Several lead-up events will be held on Thursday, November 20, in Salon G including the official Press Conference and a question & answer session for the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team at 4 p.m., and weigh-in for all fighters at 6 p.m. Both events are open to the public.
Friday Night Fights will be held in the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 21, and the first bell is at 7 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $25, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting http://www.orleanscasino.com/. READ MORE…
November 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
PEDRO HOOKS UP WITH REFEREE JOE CORTEZ AT WBO CONVENTION
Las Vegas, NV-Former Referee Joe Cortez has been a fixture in the boxing game for decades. He is one of the most experienced and respected in the sport of boxing. Now retired, he has become a mentor for upcoming boxing officials. Ringtalk got the chance to pick the brain of the Hall of Fame referee at the WBO convention that took place last week in Las Vegas at Caesars palace. The two discuss a number topics in regards to officiating. Video by Kevin Perry.
October 21st, 2014 By RingTalk
UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ON RACE, PRIDE, MORE
RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
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September 24th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
RINGTALK.COM’S KEVIN PERRY & THE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP
July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
REVIEW OF THE UFC ON FOX CARD FROM SATURDAY
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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.
July 17th, 2014 By Kevin Perry
A LOOK AT THE WEEK IN MMA
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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
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29+ YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
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March 19th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- This article is the first in what will be a series on some much needed improvements regarding the safety of boxing. This first installment looks at the current system of weighing fighters in the day prior to a fight.
THE NOW “FAKE” WEIGHT CLASSES
Having myself been a big jr. welter (140 lbs), while at the same time an undersized welter (147), nobody was more concerned at most of my weigh ins than yours truly. Once I weighed 143 and change for a welterweight bout in Las Vegas at the Showboat Hotel. Having hit the scale early in the week for the Golden Glove National Regionals, when I looked across the ring five days later at a 165 lb. Ernie Chavez, I thought, “That must be his brother.” After almost beheading me, southpaw Ernie would later rock Meldrick Taylor’s world before losing and then retiring soon thereafter.
ALMOST EVERYBODY NOW DOING WHAT ERNIE DID
With the exception of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and maybe Grandpa Nard’ Hopkins, just about every professional fighting today at the championship level (except heavyweights) is fighting at least one weight class lighter than what he should be. Example: Jorge Arce was under 112 lbs. for a flyweight title at the weigh in. Time and again Jorge would weigh over 125, sometimes as much as 128 + stepping into the ring. At the same time his foes were coming into the ring circa 115-118. Can you imagine what a ten pound advantage is at that weight?
LIST IS TOO LONG TO PRINT READ MORE…
October 20th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- There is nothing quite like the “obvious talent” in sports. And to boxing purists everywhere, undefeated middleweight (160 lb.) & WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin is all that and more made his “Ring Talk” debut Sunday and took questions from readers.
“GGG” WILL FIGHT FLOYD MAYWEATHER AT 154 LBS!
“THE RING WARS” TV SHOW UPDATE
Sir Marcus Valentine, the man behind the reality boxing TV show “The Ring Wars” gave us an update on the program, what it entails, etc. The Ring Wars website banner is in the left margin here at RingTalk.com
Among other things, Gennady, 27-0, 24 KOs, defends his title November 2 on HBO in New York City’s Madison Square Garden vs. Curtis Stevens, said he will drop to 154 and beat the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, whenever Floyd puts his name on the dotted line!
HIT BLACK ARROW IN BOX ABOVE TO LISTEN NOW!
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…
April 24th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
HOUR ONE IS ALL ABOUT BOXING!
San Francisco, CA- We had fun on the Saturday boxing hour of “Ring Talk Worldwide” with Austin Trout’s manager Bob Spagnola. In addition, my local boxing “wise guy” Jason Nava chimed in on previewing the weekend’s fights. TO LISTEN NOW CLICK ON THE BLACK ARROW READ MORE…
April 22nd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
GOLDFATHER, HITMAN & THE MARVELOUS ONE!
San Francisco, CA- Even though the late Emanuel Steward once told me that, “Losing to Marvin Hagler was emotionally devastating,” here is the Kronk Gym Goldfather Emanuel Steward between his charge Tommy Hearns and “Marvelous Marvin” Hagler.
28 TURNS OF ROMAN CALENDAR SINCE “THE WAR”
Last week, April 15, 2013, marked the 28th anniversary of Hagler-Hearns, said to be the greatest three rounds in boxing history. This photo is taken at the new site of the famed Kronk Gym, the UK version.
September 7th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez
BENOIT STORY OFF ‘TILL MONDAY! THURSDAY NIGHT ALL ABOUT GATTI!
San Francisco, CA- Part 6 & 7 of the Chris Benoit: Double Murderer & Suicide have been pushed to next week. Today, we have Professor Marbry on “Bare Knuckle Boxing,” the Steroid Scandal and North Korea’s Government, and MMA star Allistair Overeem fighting Brock Lesnar in December. Late today, I’ll give you what investigators said about the 2009 murder of Arturo Gatti. Only at RingTalk.com!