December 2nd, 2013 By Zak Attack
REFEREE DID NOT SAVE MAYNARD FROM UNDUE PUNISHMENT!
The stoppage looked a bit late to me, as Maynard was clearly out on his feet as the last few punches of Diaz landed and collapsed after what was to many, not just myself, a very tardy stoppage. Diaz takes a 2-1 lead in his fights with Maynard, previously scoring a third round submission and losing a controversial split decision to Maynard aka “The Bully.”
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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 18th, 2013 By Kevin Perry
ST PIERRE GETS GIFT OVER HENDRICKS
San Francisco, CA- Host Pedro Fernandez talks with MMA fighter Kyle Kingsbury about UFC 167. Georges St. Pierre gets gift decision over Johny Hendricks! We also talk the Bellator Fighting Championships, the big UFC 168 event, and of course, the not so well received scorecards that kept George St Pierre the UFC welterweight champion. We also talk declining UFC numbers on this the Sunday, November 17, 2013 edition of “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years. Listen by hitting the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.
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.
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November 6th, 2013 By Kevin Perry
GLOVES PROTECT HANDS BUT NOT HEADS
Las Vegas, NV- Much can be learned from the recent events in boxing in the last month. A fortnight ago journeyman Frankie Leal (20-8-3, 13 KOs) died from injuries sustained in a featherweight (126 lb.) bout in Mexico. Saturday night, heavyweight prospect Magomed Abdusalamov (18-1, 18 KOs) waged a vicious battle and lost a decision (UD 10) to Mike Perez (20-0, 12 KOs) on HBO.
MAGO FIGHT LATEST TRAGEDY
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October 28th, 2013 By Zak Attack
Los Angeles, CA- The middleweight (185 lb.) division of the UFC just got a shot of adrenaline. Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (20-4, 12-4 UFC), who has mainly campaigned at light heavyweight (205), just made an explosive entrance with a first round destruction of Mark Munoz (13-4, 9-4 UFC) just 3:10 into the opening round. For the second time in three fights, “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” got wrecked.
MACHIDA TO FIGHT WEIDMAN AFTER WEIDMAN-ANDERSON SILVA II?
It was a very shrewd move on Machida’s part to cut to 185. Though he gave current light heavyweight titlist Jon Jones (19-1, 13-1 UFC) one of his tougher fights, Machida was unlikely to reclaim the belt he held for just two fights during 2009 and 2010. He was on the “small” side for fighting at 205. Now, Machida is on the fast track to the middleweight title, and matches up quite welll against current champ Chris Weidman (10-0, 6-0 UFC).
SHOULD SILVA WIN IT’LL BE SILVA-MACHIDA?
Lyoto has always performed well against wrestlers, and has elite level striking that could keep Weidman guessing. If Anderson Silva (33-5, 16-1 UFC) is able to reclaim his belt this December, this would set up the biggest MMA match in Brazilian history. Any fan of mixed martial arts should be salivating at a bout between two of the greatest technical strikers in the history of mixed martial arts. The atmosphere of that fight fight at a giant soccer stadium in Brazil would be indescribable.
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October 21st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA-OK, if you have been under a rock for a few days and missed UFC 166, not only did you not see heavyweight (-265 lbs.) champion Cain Velasquez do a number on ex-champ Junior Dos Santos, but the fight you really missed, the fight of fights, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez in a lightweight (155) scrap that had you on your feet, whether you were part of the live audience in Houston, TX at the Toyota Center, or you were at home watching on Pay Per View in each and every round.
GREATEST MMA FIGHT EVER? DEFINITELY RANKS UP THERE!
In the 20 years the Ultimate Fighting Championships have been in existence, few fights live up to the excitement of the UFC version of Marvin Hagler-Tommy “Hit Man” Hearns, three complete five minute rounds of MMA mayhem, with Melendez, the former Strikeforce champion, getting the better of Sanchez for the most part. UFC light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury, our unofficial MMA “house” expert spent most of the “Ring Talk” MMA hour with me offering his wit and insight.
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October 20th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- I will preface each article this evening, on both the UFC 166 presentation and the boxing card on HBO, with it was indeed a great night to be a fight fan. In a lightweight (155 lb.) contest, Gilbert Melendez, the reigning Strikeforce champion when the company was swallowed up by the UFC, and Diego Sanchez put on three of the best rounds I’ve seen in the UFC’s 20-year history.
WILL ADMIT TO SCORING SIN!
Although I scored the fight 30-28 Melendez, the crowd was mixed on the nod, but Sanchez who dropped a unanimous decision 30-27 & 29-28 twice, let it be known that he thought he won! Gilbert, who lost controversially to then champion Benson Henderson earlier this year on an April UFC On Fox card, was electrifying.
BOTH MELENDEZ & SANCHEZ GOT $60 K BONUSES!
Sanchez, although he had moments in this “give and take battle,” I thought he “took a lot more than he gave,” as my scoring on that and Melendez’s punches really meaning something. A single right uppercut that dropped Gilbert in round three compelled me to do the unforgivable, that being scoring a round even.
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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 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
WLADIMIR KLITSCHO WINS IN MOSCOW
San Francisco, CA- With nothing “climactic” this past weekend coming from heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko, we can see the WBO champion is above average with maybe a below average chin. That aspect alone, Wlad will never be a George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes. However wonderful the younger Klitschko is, the one that won a Gold Medal for Ukraine in the 1996 Olympics and outside of his elder brother Vitali, is the best heavyweight and has been for years. My only real gripe is that he wants to fight in the 2016 Olympics, which in my mind is criminal!
COTTO WAS THE TV STAR, WLAD MADE THE MONEY!
Miguel Cotto was the “man” this past weekend, and not even a Klitschko fan can say anything to the contrary. Look, it wasn’t the grabbing, clinching, it was the “leaning” on Alexander Povetkin. The referee involved himself ten rounds too late when he “realized” the leaning. I worked with a lot of bigger guys who would try that crap in the gym. When they couldn’t out perform you, leaning can be unbearable and both physically and emotionally, and surprise, it is not good for your back. Still, still, World heavyweight champ, 60-3, 50 KOs, Wladimir Klitschko.
LEFT HOOK TO BODY DELIVERS DELVIN TO DEFEAT
So Miguel Cotto looks spectacular in the minds of some under the tutelage of newly hired trainer Freddie Roach. Being one of the people that believe the Top Rank matchmakers are the best at getting their guys fights they can win. Bruce Trampler, Carl Moretti, two of the best at looking through guys READ MORE…
October 6th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
UFC SCRAPPER JOSH THOMSON TRULY A “SPECIAL” GUEST!
San Francisco, CA- UFC lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson made a strong “Ring Talk” debut this past weekend on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Network. Thomson, who is set to fight UFC 155 lb. champ Anthony Pettis (17-2) on December 14 with live with UFC on FOX 9. An avid boxing fan, the 20-5 Thomson has an incredible personality that was a huge part this week of the longest running fight show in history, 29 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide.” Click on the black arrow above or hit the download button to listen now.
September 23rd, 2013 By Kevin Perry
“RING TALK” MMA HOUR IS DIFFERENT ANIMAL
San Francisco, CA- UFC 165, Jon Jones, were some of the subjects we covered in the “MMA Hour” which follows the boxing hour at Noon PT Sunday. This marks the 20th year that “Ring Talk” has covered MMA, UFC, Pride, etc., but the first UFC show was in 1993. As for the MMA hour, we brought you back with a Fedor Emelianenko fight, quick as a lot of them were, reached back to the call of ex-UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar’s professional debut. The guests were writer Zak Young and UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury. That Podcast is available at the top of this. To listen click here.
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September 22nd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE UFC KIND
San Francisco, CA- Jon Jones was thought to be untouchable, at least when he came to Saturday challenger Alex Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), a Swede who was virtually unknown outside of the UFC & MMA world. All week ong people were asking, “Who’s Jones fighting, Alex who?” Well, the Swede came to fight and in the process took light heavyweight champion (205 lb.) Jones to the edge of the cliff of defeat. The champion was battered, bleeding profusely from a cut over his right eye, Gustafsson may have have even won the first three rounds. That’s when things got real interesting.
ROUND FOUR BEGAN WITH DESPERATE JONES LOOK
Entering the 4th, Jon Jones knew he needed to pull a “game changer” out of the bag and did just that with a spinning back fist, his patented elbow work had Alex rock ‘n rolling. The scoring in that round went 10-8 for the champion. Down a point on my card, Jones comes out and took the 5th and final five-minute round. That being said, I had it even a draw at 47-47. The official tallies read 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 all for Jones.
SWEDE STIFLED THE JONES MYSTIQUE FOR WHILE
Although you’re not supposed to get credit for defense, the 8 to 10-1 underdog Gustafsson, stuffed 10 out of 11 of Jones’ attempts to take him down. Jones himself was taken off his feet for the 1st time in his UFC career. That being said, had the judges given Alex the first 3 rounds, Jones’ monumental rally and close was enough to keep this title. Still, walking back to his dressing room, Jones, it was Jon that had the look of a pretty beaten up man while the Swede was just plain old tired.
JONES GETS WISH & SWEDE HUMBLED
After clamoring to be tested, it was Jones admitting this was his toughest fight ever, the 26-year old champion gave praise to the Swede, who humble as he could be said that, “Fighting Jon Jones was an honor.” Pretty darn good fight and it again proved that in the world of MMA and the top brand, the UFC, anybody can lose in the cage. Jones is 18-1 (10-1 UFC).
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September 19th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
KEN NORTON GOT BADLY NEEDED ASSURANCE
San Francisco, CA- Having just learned of the passing of Ken Norton, or as Howard Cosell referred to him, “Kenny Norton,“ I remember both the “bitter” and the “sweet” about Norton, who was anointed WBC champ in 1978, then lost in his first defense to Larry Holmes. For some of you, this story is part of a prior story I did about Norton, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Larry Holmes and promoter Ross Fields Sr. (Harold Smith).
STIRRING THE POT & GETTING A REACTION!
After a catered meal, it got so quiet with Ali, Larry, George, Ken, me, Harold, that you could have heard a mouse pee on a wad of cotton in the furthest corner of the room. It was then Muhammad says in not of his most powerful oratories, but one of the most significant, while looking Norton in the eye he said. ”That last fight champ, I think you got the better of it.”
ALI CONFESSION WAS HEART-WRENCHING TO KENNY
A tough guy on the exterior, I always thought Ken Norton was a blockhead ex-Marine when he turned out to be a man who because of the aura of Ali never got his propers, Ken’s eyes watered up as he and Ali hugged. This is what Ken Norton had lived for, it was better to him than winning the lottery. He had heard it directly from Ali himself! This remains one of my most poignant boxing memories.
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September 9th, 2013 By Kevin Perry
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