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LAS VEGAS 2014 AND THE MAFIA

November 6th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

LAS VEGAS NOT WHAT IT ONCE WAS!

Tony Spilotro & Joe Pesci in Good Fellas'

Tony Spilotro & Joe Pesci as Tony in Casino


Las Vegas, NV- Have you ever gone somewhere that you’ve frequented in the past and well, something just doesn’t smell right? A recent trip to Las Vegas revealed that the Mafia running the town is no more. They may have went corporate as some say, but there are no guys with bent noses working in either the casino pits or offices.

MAFIA DAYS WERE GOOD

And while the majority of you have never spent time in Mob casinos and hotels, they treated you with class. Is Las Vegas better without Mafia influence is the desired topic of this discussion.

WIFE & KIDS IN THE STATION WAGON

The Mafia treated Mr. & Mrs. Visitor so good that repeat customers to my Mob hangout, the Stardust, would drive in from neighboring states, bring their kids, park outside their rooms in pre-21st century Las Vegas and gamble, spend time by the pool and just relax.

BATTLE OF THE BUFFETS

When the last remnants of the Mob were in power some 25 years ago, you were taken care of. Comps, comps, everybody had comps. While the casinos duked it out with prime rib specials well under a dime, the only less than $10 meal were at McDonalds and Panda Express.

AVERAGE GUY FELT LIKE A KING

The Mob guys that were in charge of casinos and the like, again, they had class and realized customer satisfaction was paramount. And still common sense tells me not to name those who ruled before Corporate America, a Mob slicker and more powerful that the Mafia, took aver.

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LARRY MERCHANT ON RING TALK BOXING

November 2nd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

NOBODY LIKE LARRY MERCHANT!

A "Stunned" Larry Merchant

A “Stunned” Larry Merchant


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with writerKevin Perry, who talked about his taking the Assn. of Boxing Commissions test to judge boxing in the USA.

GODFATHER OF SPORTS NEWS STARTED IN PHILLY

This show also marked the return after a short hiatus of Hall of Famer Larry Merchant, who gives the listeners a perspective that you don’t get anywhere lese besides, “Ring Talk.”

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio

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KYLE KINGSBURY ON RING TALK MMA

November 2nd, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

“KING KYLE” KINGSBURY JUST BEING KYLE

Cris "Needs A Shave" Santos

Cris “Needs A Shave” Santos


San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez got a Envicta Fighting Championships #9 report from MMA writer Zak “Attack” Young. This show also marked the return after several weeks of UFC fighter “King Kyle” Kingsbury who puts forth expert commentary and blunt analysis like nobody else!

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“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio

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JOSE ALDO & UFC 179 RESULTS

October 31st, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

UFC 179 MAIN EVENT A THRILLER

Jose "Scarface" Aldo

Jose “Scarface” Aldo

Los Angeles, CA- The rematch between UFC featherweight (145) champ Jose Aldo and Chad “Money” Mendez (16-2) was much more competitive the first, which ended in a first round knee-to-the-face knockout of Mendez by Aldo.  This one went the full five rounds.  Mendez managed to drop Jose in the first round, but was also dropped twice himself in the same stanza.  The second knockdown Mendez suffered was just after the bell, which is a bit of a gray area.  Still, it looked as though Aldo won the first round, the next two, and maybe gave up the last two to Mendez.  In the end, it was the 18th straight win for the Brazilian.  I personally scored it 49-46 for Aldo, which was the same as all three judges.

CO-MAIN EVENT MORE OF A SNOOZER 

The co-main was essentially a wrestling exhibition for light heavyweight contender Phil Davis (13-2, 1 NC), who repeatedly took down Glover Teixeira (22-4) en route to a unanimous decision win.  It was far from entertaining, and I give Phil Davis absolutely no chance of beating champion Jon Jones (20-1).  He deserves a title shot, but he would be thoroughly outclassed in every aspect of fighting by Jones.

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LISTEN RING TALK & UFC’S CAIN VELASQUEZ!

October 21st, 2014 By RingTalk

UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ON RACE, PRIDE, MORE

UFC 173 Live Tonight!

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San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez were graced with the presence of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. He was injured 36 hours after this taping. And seeing we spent just 30 seconds on the now postponed title defense, 95% of the interview is relevant.

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LISTEN RING TALK & “PACO” VALCARCEL

October 20th, 2014 By RingTalk

CLASSY WBO PRESIDENT FRANCISCO “PACO” VALCARCEL

WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez went to Puerto Rico and WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. Paco talked of the results of a panel of judges he put together to look at the decision of a recent WBO 168 lb. fight won by Arthur Abraham, reiterated the need for Instant Replay and the WBO Congress next week in Las Vegas honoring Oscar De La Hoya and Joe Calzaghe.

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BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER AN ACCOMPLISHED BOXER

October 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Before & After Boston Marathon

MURDERER #1 WAS DECENT BOXER

San Francisco, CA– As most you know by now two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year. When the clock that April day struck 2:50 PM the world as we know it changed, especially for those injured or murdered in what appears to have been another murderous act of terror linked to religious fanaticism.

FROM BOXING & WEED TO MASS MURDER!

Having read a lot about the older of the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan, the 26-year-old murderer, and I’m not going to be P.C. and refer to him as suspect #1 as NBC does, I’m going to give you a closer look at murderer #1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 2010 New England Heavyweight Golden Gloves champion with a few insights gleaned from matchmaker Eric Bottjer.

BOTTJER HAS 25 YEARS IN GAME NOW

Bottjer, whom I’ve known ever since an August 1988 fight night in San Jose, CA when David Gonzales beat to death the first of two men with his fists, Rico Velasquez, has written for newspapers, magazines, is an author, and worked for just about everybody as a matchmaker, including Don King and the former America Presents.

ERIC ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEXT CHAMP!

That being said, Bottjer is always on the prowl for “new blood.” This brings him annually to the National Golden Glove tourney and the like when his schedule permits. In 2010, Eric made it to the Nationals and that’s where he met Tamerlan Tsarnaev, or the aforemetioned, murderer #1.

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER WIN TOPS RESULTS

September 14th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

FLOYD SUPERB IN REMATCH

Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao Likely In 2015?

Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao Likely In 2015?


San Francisco, CA- A rematch of a May fight wasn’t worthy of regurgitating it a second time unless you had nothing to do Saturday night and felt the need to throw away some $60 clams, then you watched the Floyd Mayweather spanking of Marcos Maidana on Showtime Pay Per View. With some decent punches landing in round three, towards the end, Maidana probably enjoyed his best moment in 12 rounds.

MAYWEATHER-MAIDANA BREAKDOWN QUICKLY

Losing a point for pushing, accused of biting Mayweather’s hand, these are the tactics the Argentine was forced to adopt in order to try and defeat the guy people love to hate Floyd Mayweather. If Mayweather was serious about getting a knockout, he probably would not have ran the final round like he did. With the win in hand, Floyd knew the round was inconsequential when it came to winning the fight. Mayweather is now 47-0, 26 KOs, MM declines to 34-5, 31 KOs. Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao looks likely in 2015 should Manny beat Chris Algieri November 22.

“AVERAGE” ALFREDO ANGULO REDUCED TO THAT

Alfred Angulo was upset Saturday night by James De La Rosa in a 160 lb. bout. The former 154 lb. title challenger is finished after tasting the canvas in round two and eventually losing his third straight fight. Scores were wide at 98-90, 99-89 & 96-92. “AAA” now 23-5, 18 KOs. Upstart De La Rosa ascends to 23-3, 13 whacks.

SANTA CRUZ DISPATCHES STIFF!

When I refer to a fighter being a “stiff” it’s usually because he’s in way over his head with a fighter of greater ability as was the case when Leo Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 15 KOs) drilled hapless Manuel Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs) with a single left hand with a KO 2. Santa Cruz needs to face WBO and linear World champ Guillermo Rigondeaux in what is the best fight at 122 right now. WBA guy Scott Quigg might be waiting in the wings for either. READ MORE…

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR!

September 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had writer Zak Young!

SUNDAY HOUR 2 IS MMA!

The Sunday two-hour edition of Ring Talk also starts at 11 AM PT. Hour one is boxing, hour two is all MMA.

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UFC TONIGHT ON FOX SPORTS FROM MAINE

August 16th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

UFC VET RYAN BADER IN “REAL” TOUGH

Los Angeles, CA- Light heavyweight (205) Ryan Bader (17-4) will go up against Ovince St. Preux (16-5) in main event of the UFC‘s very first card in the state of Maine.  UFC Fight Night:  Bader vs. St. Preux takes place on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, MN.  Both men are near the top of the division but have lost when they faced the elite fighters of the division.  I am leaning towards Bader coming out on top but a win for St. Preux would not surprise me.  Main card will kick off at 7:00PM Pacific Time.

Will Bader Get The W?

Will Bader Get The W?

CO-MAIN EVENT “DO OR DIE” FOR GRAY MAYNARD

In the co-main event, Ross Pearson (15-7-0-1) takes on Gray Maynard (11-3-1-1) at lightweight (155).  Maynard is 1-3-1 in his last 5 fights and is coming off back-to-back TKO losses.  In his spare time, Gray is known to give incredibly thrilling interviews to our own Pedro Fernandez.  Pearson is 2-2-0-1, with one of those losses being a controversial split decision to Diego Sanchez (25-7).  Maynard seems to be on the decline, and I think Pearson has a bit more left in the tank at this point.  I’d favor Pearson to take the W.

UNDERCARD COULD INCLUDE ANOTHER “BOETSCH” UPSET 

Middleweights (185) Brad Tavares (12-2) and Tim Boetsch (17-7) will share the octagon in a solid match between mid-tier challengers.  It is never wise to completely write Boetsch off, as he has a history of pulling off upsets.  In this case, I think Tavares should win.  Rounding out the rest of the card are a welterweight (170) clash between Seth Baczynski (19-11) and Alan Jouban (9-2) and a heavyweight (265 limit) bout featuring Shawn Jordan (15-6) and Jack May (7-1).  Featherweight (145) Thiago Tavares (18 – 5 – 1)  will go against Robbie ‘Problems’ Peralta (18 – 4 ) in the opening bout of the main card.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

August 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

HOUR 2 FROM SUNDAY IS MMA!
Ringtalk radio airs live every Saturday and Sunday at 11am PST. Two hours on Sunday. Hour 2 is MMA. To listen use browser above or link below.
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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

July 28th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

REVIEW OF THE UFC ON FOX CARD FROM SATURDAY
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LISTEN TO RINGALK MMA HOUR!

July 25th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

ONE HOUR MMA EVERY SUNDAY AT 12PM
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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR

July 17th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

A LOOK AT THE WEEK IN MMA

UFC 173 Live Tonight!

UFC 173 Live Tonight!

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR!

July 7th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

RINGTALK AIRS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 11AM PST.
We review the huge weekend of MMA including the UFC PPV victories for Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey!
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