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UFC ON FOX 13 RESULTS

December 14th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

JDS (17-3) Wins, But Looks Lackluster

JDS (17-3) Wins, But Looks Lackluster

DOS SANTOS WINS UGLY

Los Angeles, CA- Junior Dos Santos, who held the UFC heavyweight (265 lb. limit) for one fight back in 2012, handed Stipe Miocic (12-2) the second loss of his career in the main event of UFC on Fox 13 from the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.  Dos Santos was bloodied and rocked throughout the fight, but overcame a stiff test and escaped with another addition to his win column.  Now let’s just hope he stays far away from another whooping at the hands of champ Cain Velasquez (13-1).

DOS ANJOS DOMINATES DIAZ 

Lightweight (155) Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) thoroughly outclassed Nate Diaz (17-10) in the fight before the headliner.  Dos Anjos caused serious damage to Diaz lead leg with vicious kicks, and took the Stockton, CA native down repeatedly to make a statement tonight.  He has earned a shot (poor guy) at Anthony “Showtime” Pettis’ (18-2) belt.

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ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE RESULTS

December 13th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

FEMALE STRAWWEIGHTS TAKE CENTERSTAGE

Carla Esparza  First UFC Strawweight (115 lb.) Champion

Carla Esparza First UFC Strawweight (115 lb.) Champion

Los Angeles, CA- Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza was crowned The Ultimate Fighter tonight at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV, as she defeated Rose Namajunas (2-2) with a rear-naked choke at 1:26 of round number three.  With several strawweights featured on this card, Esparza will have her hands full defending this new belt.

OLVEIRA TOPS STEVENS IN CO-FEATURE

Featherweight (145) Charles Oliveira (19-4, 1 NC) won a unanimous decision after 3 rounds over Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stevens (23-11) in an uneventful scrap.  A lightweight (155) bout between K.J. Noons (13-7, 1 NC) and Daron Cruickshank (16-5, 1 NC) ended in a no-contest after Noons’ repeated eye pokes left Cruickshank unable to continue.  Lightweight Yancy Medeiros (11-2, 1 NC) took just 4:37 to submit Joe Proctor (10-3) with a guillotine in round 1.  Jessica Penne (12-2) defeated Randa Markos (4-2) by split decision in the opening bout of the main card.

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE TONIGHT!

December 12th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

UFC ON FOX SPORTS TONIGHT WITH TUF FINALE

Jessica Penne

Jessica Penne


Los Angeles, CA- The latest incarnation of The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC‘s flagship television series, will conclude this evening from the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The main event on the card will be the coronation of the female 115 lb. strawweight division.  Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2) will square off with Rose Namajunas (2-1) in a fight that seems to favor the far greater experience level of Esparza.

KNOCKOUT ARTIST STEVENS (23-10) RETURNS IN CO-FEATURE

Featherweight Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stevens will take on Charles Oliveira (18-4, 1 NC) in a decent scrap.  Other than that, this card looks devoid of real entertainment value.  K.J. Noons (13-7) will meet Daron Cruickshank (16-5) in a lightweight (155) battle, lightweights Yancy Medeiros (10-2, 1 NC) and Joe Proctor (10-2) will mix it up, and rounding out the main card is a strawweight bout between Jessica Penne (11-2) and Randa Markos (4-1). A lot of up and comers both male and female on this card.

THE STRAWWEIGHT PRELIMS

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LARRY MERCHANT & LENNY DO “RING TALK”

November 30th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

MERCHANT STILL THROWING GOOD COMBINATIONS

Mayweather vs Merchant

Mayweather vs Merchant

San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez spent time with Hall of Famer Larry Merchant and platinum recording artist Lenny Williams in an hour that covered a vast array of subjects.

LENNY WILLIAMS ON MAYWEATHER & MORE

Larry Merchant is the ex-Philadelphia Daily News Sports Editor. Platinum recording artist Lenny Wiliams shined as his vast boxing acumen is evident whenever he speaks on the game and it’s history as he talked about Joe Louis, as did Merchant, and his difficult time being a Black champion.

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

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

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TERENCE CRAWFORD TOPS BIG FIGHT WEEK

November 25th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

Will Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO) Elevate His Star Status?

Will Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO) Elevate His Star Status?

“SIBERIAN ROCKY” KICKS IT OFF FRIDAY IN MOSCOW

Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) will attempt to bounce back after losing his belt to recent Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) heavy bag Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KO).  Provo dropped a controversial Split Decision 12 to Algieri and lost his WBO light welterweight (140 lb.) belt in the process.  Luckily for the fan favorite who fights with his face a lot, Ruslan is matched extremely soft, as the ancient Stone Age creature known as Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) will crawl into the ring yet again to face the Russian.

CASTILLO LONGER IN TOOTH THAN SABER-TOOTH TIGER

Castillo has been stopped 7 times in his pro career and I would bet on the 8th occurring on Friday night.  It is a perplexing fight for Ruslan to take, as he has absolutely nothing to gain and everything to lose.  Still, fans of the hyper-aggressive Freddy Roach-trained brawler should tune in for the one-sided savagery that awaits in Moscow.

HEAVYWEIGHT REMATCH ACROSS THE POND

England’s Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) will mix it up with his countryman Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) for a second time.  Fury took Chisora’s 0 in their 2011 clash by winning a unanimous decision.  Since their initial meeting, Chisora is 6-3 with 4 KOs.  Fury is 7-0 with 6 KOs.  In Chisora’s defense, he has certainly fought the tougher opposition, but I expect Fury to again prove he is the better heavyweight (200+).

IBF TITLE AT STAKE IN HBO CO-MAIN 

In Omaha, NE, Evgeny “The Mexican Russian” Gradovich (19-0, 9 KOs) will make the 5th defense of his IBF featherweight (126) title versus Jayson Velez (22-0, 16 KOs) of Puerto Rico as part of an HBO World Championship Boxing doubleheader.  Gradovich should keep his belt, as he has the much better resume and has proven his talent over the last few years.

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FRANKIE EDGAR WIN TOPS UFC FIGHT NIGHT

November 23rd, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

EDGAR SUBMITS SWANSON IN UFC FIGHT NIGHT 57 MAIN EVENT

Frankie Edgar-Cub Swanson

Frankie Edgar-Cub Swanson

Los Angeles, CA- Former UFC lightweight (155) champion and current featherweight (145) contender Frankie Edgar dominated Cub Swanson.  Edgar should change his nickname to “Bear” after the way he made Cub his son in the octagon.  It was nowhere near close by the time Edgar submitted Swanson with a neck crank with just 4 seconds left in the 5th and final round.  Swanson was nearing a title shot against Jose Aldo (25-1), and Edgar may just get his second shot at Aldo’s belt.  Their first fight was competitive, and Edgar may be able to pull off the W in a rematch.

BARBOZA DECISIONS GREEN IN CO-HEADLINER

Lightweight (155) contender Edson Barboza (15-2) out-struck Bobby Green (23-6)  and earned a unanimous decision nod.  Green employed a poor game plan of hanging around the outside against an excellent striker who prefers space.  It was a recipe for disaster, and Barboza inches closer to a title shot against Anthony Pettis (17-2) with the win.

HO-HUM UNDERCARD FOR THIS FIGHT NIGHT

Bantamweight (135) Chico Camus (15-5) took a split decision over Brad Pickett (24-10).  Joseph Benavidez (21-4) continued his solid career with a unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz (14-4) at flyweight (125). Lightweight Matt Wiman (16-7) was a UD3 winner versus Isaac Valle-Flagg (14-6-1).  The main highlight of the undercard was heavyweight (265 limit) Alexey “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik (50-9-1), who knocked out Jared Rosholt (11-2) in just 3:21.

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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

FREE I HEART RADIO AP TO LISTEN ONLINE OR ON THE GO!

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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!

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

FREE I HEART RADIO AP TO LISTEN ONLINE OR ON THE GO!

You can go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart radio ap and take Ring Talk anywhere you go on your Smartphone or Tablet.

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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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“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 Channel 93 at 5 PM PT.

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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.

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 Channel 93 at 5 PM PT.

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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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