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MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO A “SUPER” SNOOZER

FIVE YEARS FOR BOUT SANS DRAMA

Las Vegas, NV-Saturday night Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) notched what many will consider the most important victory of his career, keeping his undefeated record intact. Unfortunately the fight itself wasn’t memorable.

MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO

MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO

Both fighters will take their share of the blame. Predictably after the fight Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOS),a Filipino congressman and superstar, had excuses. “I hurt my shoulder”, said Pacquiao, in the post fight press conference, referring the an injury that he had suffered in training. Pacquiao also suggested that he thought he won the fight. Although he fought well in spots, judges Bert Clements and Dave Moretti appeared to have the correct scores of 116-112 or 8-4 in favor of Mayweather.

MAYWEATHER CLAIMED INJURIES AS WELL

MANNY HITS FLOYD

MANNY HITS FLOYD

Floyd Mayweather himself stated that he had hurt arms and injured hands going into the bout. It was clear that both fighters were closer to filing for Social Security than being near their prime. The fight showed the slippage in both fighters. In some cases that slippage can make for a great fight, here it made for one that was lackluster.

FLOYD CONTENT TO BOX, MANNY CONTENT TO WATCH

For all of Floyd Sr’s bravado before the fight that his son was going for a knockout was obviously just talk. While Floyd had trouble with Manny in a few rounds, he was mostly  controlling the action from the outside. When they got inside, he tied Manny up. Pacquiao came forward for the majority of the bout and with some early success but overall he couldn’t cut the ring off. In the later rounds when trying to mount an attack and trap Floyd on the ropes, Floyd was normally able to find the escape route back to the center of the ring. Mayweather, being the consummate defensive wizard, was content on just using his jab to control the action, but at no point in the fight did he attempt to sit down on his shots. What most people saw was an overpriced sparring match.

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MAYWEATHER GREED HAS GONE TOO FAR

FANS HAVE TO PAY FOR MAYWEATHER VS PAC WEIGH-IN

Las Vegas, NV-In an unprecedented move,  it is rumored that “all” fans will have to pony up ten George Washington’s to see the fighters step on the scale. That’s right 10 bucks! As per tradition, weigh-ins have always been free to the public and media. In this case, the fans who don’t possess the exorbitant amount of dollars to pay for tickets to go to the fight (more on that later), this is their only chance to see the fighters first hand.

Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. guilty of greed?

Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. guilty of greed?

This trend first began when Floyd last fought Marcos Maidana. Tickets were sold and given away on the radio for some of the seats in the arena. The seats at the very top were free to the public. It’s possible that this money will be used for a charitable cause, but don’t bet on it!

TICKETS NOT YET ON SALE

The fight is less than three weeks away and tickets are still not available. This appears to be a ploy to drive up their market value. Rumors are that only a small number of these tickets will go on sale to the general public. The majority of the remaining tickets will be given to Floyd and his respective team (which includes adviser Al Haymon) to go and sell on the secondary market for big bucks.

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LARRY MERCHANT PREDICTS FONFARA WIN

Floyd-Pac 2 Weeks Away

Floyd-Pac 2 Weeks Away

On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez had Larry Merchant front and center with writer Kevin Perry reporting the fights on both HBO/Showtime. Mr.Perry also attended Floyd Mayweather’s media day as well.Former HBO analyst Larry Merchant was also one of our guests on Saturdays boxing hour.

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MEDIA DAY WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE BY RINGTALK

Las Vegas, NV-Yesterday an enthusiastic crowd of not only media, but a litany of fans awaited Floyd Mayweather’s arrival at Mayweather Boxing Club in the Chinatown section of Las Vegas. Zab Judah, David Hasselhoff and rapper Lil’ Kim also were in attendance.

Mayweather Media day

Mayweather Media day

Floyd’s grand arrival was roughly minutes after 4pm. He initially fielded questions for boxing writers in the outside tent on what was an extremely windy day in Sin City.

He then went inside the gym and did video and audio interviews with the various media outlets. As much criticism as the brash sports star gets, he obviously loves the media attention but made sure to try his best to give as many one on one interviews as time allowed. He also got down on the pads and did mitt work and well as other various exercises. Mayweather faces Manny Pacquiao in the biggest money fight in boxing history on May 2nd.

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RUSSELL JR TOPS WEEKEND RESULTS

RUSSELL STOPS SHOPWORN JHOHNNY GONZALEZ ON SHOWTIME

LAS VEGAS, NV– Looks like the odds makers were right. Featherweight contender Gary Russell Jr(26-1, 15 KOs) was just too young and too fast for the 33 year-old Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KOs) Saturday night at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Gonzalez looked slow from the opening bell. showtime-logo-240-001Russell knocked the Mexican down in round three with a right hook. It appeared that Jhonny never fully recovered from that shot and was down again twice in round four as Russell claims the WBC featherweight title. Gary somewhat redeems himself from the listless performance last year against WBO championVasyl Lomachenko(3-1, 1 KO) losing a clear decision. While Lomachenko is the superior talent, Russell should be expected to do better in a rematch.

CLOSE BOUT GOES TO HOUSE FIGHTER

In the televised undercard Jermell Charlo (26-0, 11 KOs) defeated Vanes Martirosyan (35-2-1,21 KOs) by unanimous nod. Vanes pressed the action and landed the cleaner blows, yet the Al Haymon managed Charlo was awarded the victory by scores of 96-94 twice and an absurd 97-93.

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GONZALEZ DEFENDS IN VEGAS, BROOK IN UK

Jhonny "KO" Gonzalez

Jhonny “KO” Gonzalez


Las Vegas, NV– In 2013 former three time world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) silenced any and all critics. Viewed as a shot fighter, certainly past his prime, Johnny knocked out heavily favored WBC 126 lb. champ Abner Mares in what was a huge upset.

CAN JHONNY UPSET AL HAYMON’S GUY (AGAIN)?

Since stopping Mares, he has defended th WBC featherweight (126 lb.) title twice. The 33 year-old faces a formidable challenger on Saturday in former U.S. Olympian Gary Russell Jr.(25-1. 14 KOs), Live from the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

RUSSELL “CODDLED” ON WAY UP

The American, once a hot prospect has received criticism for facing weak opposition in building an undefeated mark. He lost a clear decision last year against two-time Olympic Gold medal winner Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KOs). This time Russell steps in against a veteran with formidable punching power. Ironically, the Mexican champion is the betting underdog here in town.

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MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO IS ON!

SUPER FIGHT BECOMES REALITY!

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao is on for May 2nd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather opens a near 3-1 favorite. PPV reportedly will be around 100 dollars for the HD broadcast. The debate now begins on who will win this mega-matchup that is considered the biggest fight in boxing history!

Mayweather-Pacquiao

Mayweather-Pacquiao

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NO VALENTINES LOVE FOR FLOYD OR MANNY

LEGENDARY FIGHTERS NEED TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

Las Vegas, NV– Neither Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao deserve any love from sports fans at this point of their careers. Negotiations for the one fight that basically every person who has the slightest interest in boxing wants to see has appeared to hit a brick wall. Currently the vacationing Mayweather claims that he is fighting on May 2nd at MGM Grand in Las Vegas regardless of the opponent. Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao’s promoter, has been giving increasingly contradictory comments to the press. The fighters claim they want to fight one another, but so far “No Cigar.”

The networks Showtime and HBO, who are to supposed to be partners in this deal have also given conflicting information. The public, while losing faith that this fight will come to fruition is also losing patience. Both sides just need to sit down and iron out a deal. One has to wonder if ego’s from both sides is what is preventing this deal from being worked out.

 

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THE NIGHT “ALI THE FIGHTER” DIED IN VEGAS

10/2/1980 FIGHT A RING DEATH TO MANY

Ali Training For Larry Holmes

Muhammad Ali Training For Larry Holmes

San Francisco, CA– The overweight man you see with a mustache here is Muhammad Ali in the late summer of 1980. After a two year hiatus from boxing, this after besting Leon Spinks in a 1978 rematch, promoter Don King (only eight years into promoting) convinced Muhammad to come back and fight unbeaten World heavyweight champion Larry Holmes on October 2, 1980, 34 years ago today. Actually, Ali didn’t need much convincing as DK was offering him $8 million reasons to fight again.

CHAMPION WAS SECOND FIDDLE HERE

A former sparring partner of Ali, Larry can be seen beating Ali up in a Deer Lake, PA training session in the movie, “Ali: Brains, Skill, & Guts,” taped in 1974 as Ali prepped for his “Rumble in The Jungle” with George Foreman. Holmes, AKA “The Easton Assassin” was 31 years young and 35-0, 26 KOs.

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HEAVYWEIGHT HEIST, DANNY GARCIA TOP WEEKEND

GARCIA ROMPS IN EASY NON-TITLE MATCH

Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia


San Francisco, CA– On a Showtime) card emanating from Brooklyn, NY, World champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) took out prohibitive underdog Rod Salka (19-2, 3 KOs) in round two. The World 140 lb. champ, fighting in a non-title tiff against a vastly over matched foe at 142, did what he was supposed to do, end things quickly.

DANNY DID NOT “CARRY” 50-1 FOE

After a feeling out round one, Garcia caught Salka with a left hook that rattled his cage badly. Displaying weird facial expressions and on unsteady pins, Danny went for it with an overhand right that knocked Salka down hard. Beating the count, Salka got up and Danny knew what to do. Throwing both punches to the body and head, Selka was again hurt and took a knee in order to get a reprieve from punishment.

MISMATCH LASTED AS LONG AS GARCIA LET IT

Garcia stalked his opponent around the ring and threw hard shots to the head and body. Many punches landed. Another right hand hurt Salka, a smart guy in and out of the ring, and he decided to take a knee to regroup. After a continued beating, a left hook sealed the deal as the ref stopped it after Salka went down that third time at 2:31 of round two.

PAPER CHAMP PETERSON PREVAILS & LOOKS GOOD!

strong>Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) TKO 10 Edgar Santana (29-5, 20 KOs) (IBF 140 lb. title) In a fight that featured two-way give and take action, Lamont Peterson was the far better fighter as he beat on Santana until it was called at 2:48 of round ten. No knockdowns involved, but the ringside Dr. had seen enough.

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GOLDENBOY CEO RICHARD SCHAEFER RESIGNS!

MAJOR SHAKEUP IN BOXING WORLD SHOULD EFFECT FUTURE OF SPORT

Las Vegas, NV-Schaefer made the announcement this morning, and according to ESPN.com Mayweather promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe also made a statement that Mayweathers promotional company will no longer do business with Golden Boy promotions.

Shaefer and Goldenboy Split.

Schaefer and Goldenboy Split.

Mayweather already made a recent announcement that he will be fighting in September, and it’s now official that GoldenBoy, whose president is Oscar De La Hoya, will not be involved in that promotion. It will be interesting to see what role Schaefer takes on in the boxing business moving forward. Further developments in the coming weeks in regards to Golden Boy’s relationship with influential boxing  manager Al Haymon, who advises the majority of the top stock in the boxing business should have a major effect on the boxing  in not just the near but long term future. This should also effect Goldenboy’s perceived incestuous relationship with Showtime and it’s Vice President Steven Espinoza. One question is legally can Richard start up another boxing entity with Haymon while still having a financial stake in Golden Boy?(Shaefer is rumored to own a piece of the private company). More analysis and developments to come in the proceeding days.

-Kevin Perry

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