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JC CHAVEZ-MELDRICK TAYLOR FIGHT 24 YEARS LATER

March 27th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

ONE SCARY NIGHT IN NORTH LAS VEGAS

Chavez-Taylor I

Chavez-Taylor I


San Francisco, CA- Having found there to be a shortage of Mexicans the night prior to Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor I, I ventured to North Las Vegas for Chavez fans on Friday night March 16, 1990. Even though this match was sold out, the fact there wasn’t a Chavez following in the lobby of the host hotel, the Las Vegas Hilton, was to me unusual. The trip to North Las Vegas was one that I’ll always remember. Upon entering this bar the cabby dropped me off at, I noticed fresh blood just outside the front door.

DON’T SAY CHAVEZ HAD ONE LOSS COVERED UP!

After conversing in broken Spanglish, I bought a couple of guys a beer as we discussed Julio Cesar Chavez, the so-called greatest Mexican fighter in history. Going through the Chavez resume, which at the time stood at 68 & ZIP was easy. But there was the fight in JC’s hometown of Culican, Mexico, a city controlled by Coke traffickers in which Chavez was disqualified and I’m told and the commission is said to have changed the result the next day. Remembering that puddle of blood at the bar’s entrance, I let my hosts tell Chavez history in their own way before backing out of the joint.

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NOW LISTEN: THURSDAY EDITION OF “RING TALK RADIO” WITH GENARO HERNANDEZ & MORE

May 20th, 2011 By RingTalk

PACMAN BLASTED ON-AIR FOR ENDANGERING LIVES!

San Francisco, CA- With the exception of a few people like tennis star Arthur Ashe who got it from a bad blood transfusion, and people who shoot up drugs with tainted needles, AIDS is a Sexually Transmitted Disease. One of the easiest ways to prevent infection is to use a condom. That being said, the newly proclaimed God of both the Philippines and boxing, whose birth name was Manny Pacquiao, the welterweight champion and Philippine Congressman, yesterday announced that, “The use of condoms is sinful.”

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SERGIO MARTINEZ PASSES MANNY PACQUIAO?

March 14th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

San Francisco, CA- Even before this past weekend, if you follow boxing then you knew that World middleweight (160 lbs.) champion Sergio Martinez was “the real deal.” Having lost two fights, one to Antonio Margarito some nine years ago, and the disputed call with Paul Williams in their initial encounter, Martinez should probably be hailed as the “new” king of boxing.

Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez

PAC SEEING MARTINEZ ROCKET PAST HIM?

Some writers, the ever so capable Ted Sares for one, have the (47-2-2, 26 KOs) Argentine living in Oxnard, CA, “numero uno” on the ‘pound for pound’ list. In his last three fights, Sergio busted up middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik, knocked Paul Williams, the man that Pavlik was ducking, into another time zone, this before besting an unbeaten Sergy Dzinziruk Saturday night.

SERGY LOSES FISTIC VIRGINITY

Dzinziruk claimed he had never been knocked down either as an amateur or pro, but Sergy (37-1, 23 KOs) went down five times, thrice in the final round at the hands of Martinez.

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TUESDAY MORNING BOXING NOTEBOOK

February 21st, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

PACQUIAO NOT WITH VICTOR CONTE!

San Francisco, CA-A lot of folks are misinformed regarding the non-relationship between boxing king Manny Pacquiao and Victor Conte of BALCO Labs fame. There is no relationship, never was period!

FILIPINO FIGHTERS HAD GOOD WEEKEND

Mercito Gesta

Mercito Gesta

The night prior to Nonito Donaire’s one-punch near decapitation of Fernando Montiel, Philippine born lightweight Mercito Gesta (21-0, 11 KOs) showed good moves against ham & egg’er Genaro Trazancos in this City by The Bay (TKO end of 3). If southpaw Gesta can learn to keep his hands up, especially the right as he sometimes walks in unprotected on that side, he will be a force to be reckoned with. With an impressive array of punches that flow and have sting, after a half dozen more fights, he could be the next Filipino star to capture a belt worthy of mention.

EMANUEL COULD TEACH “MEANEST” HOW TO PUNCH

Hot ticket seller Eloy ‘Meanest From Salinas’ Perez (20-0, 5 KOs) is a strong rugged kid with nice skills. But his fundamentals are lame as READ MORE…

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JOE DIAZ WINS ROUND IN ARIZONA SCANDAL

February 3rd, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

“FAT ASS” MARY ROSE WILCOX IS BOTH POLITICAL & BOXING TRASH!

Mary The Skunk Wilcox

Mary "The Skunk" Wilcox

San Francisco, CA- If I have ever said anything good about ex-Arizona Boxing Commissioner and currently indicted Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ) Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, it was that she had a big fat ass! Her derrière is so large that one of her constituents took aim at Wilcox with a gun and hit her dead center in the butt! The reason why I can make light of this shooting is three fold. 1. Mary Rose survived. 2. The wound was not life threatening. 3. She escaped serious injury because the bullet couldn’t go through the abundance of junk (fat) she has in her trunk.

I’M SURE YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS CRAP!

Mary Rose Wilcox’s husband, Earl Wilcox, who as an aide to then Governor Janet Napolitano (now head of Homeland Security) walked into the chambers of Judge Carlos Mendoza with boxing promoter Peter McKinn. Not only did Peter McKinn have an outstanding arrest warrant issued by Mendoza’s court. Wilcox, according to Mendoza, intimidated him, threatened his court’s budget, and all but told him if he READ MORE…

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THE GOOD & BAD” OF ALEXANDER VS BRADLEY

January 28th, 2011 By Kevin Perry

Devon Alexander

Devon Alexander

Los Angeles, CA- Saturday’s Devon Alexander-Tim Bradley fight is the type of fistic encounter the boxing community has been clamoring for. Two undefeated fighters who quite possibly are in their primes squaring off for all the marbles. WBO 140 lb. champion Tim Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs) of Palm Springs, CA and St Louis, MO native and WBC 140 lb. titleholder Devon Alexander (23-0, 13 KOs) will battle in of all places Pontiac, Michigan on HBO.

IS DEVON TOO GREEN FOR BRADLEY?

Alexander is only 23, and while some believe this fight is happening a bit two soon, I beg to ask the question. If not now, then when? Stars are built in the ring in challenging fights where the winner isn’t already known before the bell rings. That is where the intrigue is. If both guys go in and produce a better than expected performance that is how they can establish themselves as stars and be able to pull future fans to the gate at their fights. It’s hard to build fans, especially for African American fighters if they don’t have a fan friendly style or if they aren’t engaging in the types of fights that get the attention of the general sports media.

LOOKING AT TWO GUYS WITH ALL THE TOOLS! READ MORE…

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UFC TOPS STRIKEFORCE WITH BROCK LESNAR!

January 16th, 2011 By Sammy Perez

Brock-Lesnar23Bethlehem, PA- 2011 is barely two weeks old, yet it’s making “big” waves as far as MMA news is concerned. One of the biggest, (no pun intended), news stories so far has been the upcoming/impending Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament. This tourney features eight of the world’s best heavyweight fighters, including two of the top five in champion Alistair Overeem and former number one pound for pound fighter Fedor Emelianenko.

LESNAR & SANTOS READY FOR TV FACE OFF
 
To counter this heavyweight bonanza, the UFC dropped a gargantuan bombshell themselves this past week. They announced that the coaches for the upcoming season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter‘ reality series would be number one heavyweight contender Junior Dos Santos and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Not only that, but they also stated the two will fight at the season finale and that the winner will get the next title shot against current champion Cain Velasquez.

SANTOS TO BATTLE BROCK FOR CAIN FIGHT!

While this move may make sense for a couple of reasons, business wise that is, it doesn’t make sense as far as the heavyweight title picture is concerned. Then again, when has common sense ever been a factor where dollars and cents are involved? The fact that Dos Santos (12-1, 8 KO’s, 3 subs) is riding a seven fight win streak, the last six in the UFC, and Lesnar (5-2, 2 KO’s, 2 subs) just lost his last fight against Velasquez means nothing when it comes to money; not to mention that Dos Santos has won as many fights in a row that Lesnar has in his MMA life.

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POLL: DID EVANDER HOLYFIELD USE STEROIDS?

November 30th, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez

BOXINGWEB ROOKIE ADAMANT VANDER IS/WAS CLEAN

San Francisco, CA- Having gotten in a pissing contest with a blogger, I figured the best thing to do would be to take it to you, the people that make up the boxing fan base. Most of you know of Evander Holyfield’s 178 lb. Olympic 1984 finale, when he was disqualified for hitting Kevin Berry as the ref called for a break. The punch was already in motion when the official made the call, so disqualifying Evander, to me anyway, was just another chickens*it move made on the Yanks by the Olympic Committee.

RECEIVED & SIGNED FOR MANY STEROID ORDERS! READ MORE…

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BOXING RESULTS FROM USA & FINLAND!

November 28th, 2010 By Edwin Ayala

November 27, 2010

Las Vegas, NV – Juan Manuel Marquez (134 lbs), Mexico City, MX TKO 9 Michael Katsidis (135), Toowoomba, Australia. (WBC 135 lb. title) Marquez (52-5-1, 37 KOs) retains recognized World champion retained his title in an exciting give and take battle with the always willing Katsidis (27-3, 22 KOs).  MK wanted to draw Marquez into a war and the Mexican mauler was than happy to oblige. Katsidis shocked Marquez (dropping him) in the third with a left hook to the chin. Marquez as he usually does, recovered quickly and controlled the remainder of the action packed bout. After taking to much punishment the fight was stopped at 2:14 of the ninth by referee Kenny Bayless.

BEROTO BATS FREDDY LIKE MEXICAN PINATA

Andre Berto (145), Winter Haven, FL TKO 1 Freddy Hernandez (147), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (WBC 147 lb. title) Berto (27-0, 21 KOs) completely destroyed an unworthy opponent in Hernandez (29-2, 20 KOs) in the first round. After an explosive right hand floored Hernandez, referee Russell Mora called it at 2:07.

LITZAU FINALLY WORTHY OF HYPE?

Jason Litzau (130) Saint Paul, MN SD 10 Celestino Caballero (131.5), Panama City, Panama. In a surprising upset, 13-1 underdog, Litzau (28-2, 21 KOs) earned a hard fought win over highly respected WBA/IBF super bantamweight champion Caballero (34-3, 23 KOs) Fought at a good pace, Litzau’s scores were 97-93 and 96-94, while Caballero was credited with a 96-94 score.

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SIGNORELLA ON MARTINEZ-WILLIAMS MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE TIFF!

November 18th, 2010 By John Signorella

New York, NY – The hits keep on coming this weekend when HBO delivers it’s third and possible best match up of a four card month. In reprise of their 2009 artistic display of  battery, WBC and WBO middleweight (160 lbs) champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KOs) will attempt to defend his crown against former welterweight (147) belt holder Paul “Punisher” Williams (39-1, 27 KOs) over 12 rounds or less at a “catch weight” of 158 pounds from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, live, Saturday on HBO at 10 PM ET.

2009 FIGHT OF THE YEAR FOR SURE! READ MORE…

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MANNY PACQUIAO SHOULD RETIRE NOW!

November 17th, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez

ASKING TOO MUCH OF EVEN SUPERMAN

Pacquiao Throwing, Margarito Catching

Pacquiao Throwing, Margarito Catching

San Francisco, CA- Having fought professionally now since President Bill Clinton’s first term, 15 years, Manny Pacquiao has went from rags to riches, from preliminary fighter to bring World champion in more weight classes than anyone else can claim, the fiery Filipino has done it all! And before you Pacnuts start swearing in Tagalog, did you hear Manny talking about how he was hurting after the fight?

ONE CAN’T FATHOM THE TRAINING

These grueling training camps both in Los Angeles and the Philippines in which Manny prepares for battle, you don’t see the pain, the sweat, the heart that goes into getting in the absolute best shape you can, this takes a lot out of you. The average fan watches three minutes of Manny training on TV and doesn’t realize it’s not as easy as it looks in the video clip.

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“GHOST” GUERRERO NEEDS TO DRILL HBO FOE!

November 5th, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez

TRULY GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR “THE GHOST”

Robert The Ghost Guerrero

Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero

San Francisco, CA- There has always been a little bit of Tommy Hearns in top ranked lightweight (135 lbs.) contender Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. When he is possessed, totally entrenched in boxing, the skinny (5’10) kid from Gilroy, CA, the Garlic capital of the world, can take world class foes out in Hitman-like mode. The flip side of that record, a not so totally focused Guerrero still wins, but sans any fireworks.

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October 4th, 2010 By RingTalk


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SIGNORELLA PREVIEWS SCARCE BOXING WEEKEND

October 1st, 2010 By John Signorella

New York, NY- One week removed from a card stacked summer, Boxing begins the Football/Baseball crazed fall season in a somewhat of a slumber. However, no worries fight fans, soon it will be a November to remember (more on that topic at a later point), for now, let’s delve into a light, but meaningful weekend in the ring.

SHOBOX RETURNS IN EMPHATIC FASHION

Fresh off an impressive win over once promising scrapper Mike Arnaoutis (W SD 12), slick and savvy light welterweight (140) prospect Tim Coleman (17-1-1, 4 KOs) throws hands with southpaw slugger Patrick Lopez (20-2, 12 KOs) over 12 rounds or less at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. Live coverage begins tonight on Showtime at 11 PM ET.

STAKES ARE HIGH FOR BOTH PROMISING PUGS READ MORE…

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UFC & MMA MID-WEEK NOTEBOOK

September 15th, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez

“REAL DEAL” CHAEL SONNAN GETS SILVA REMATCH

San Francisco, CA- Remember the old adage, “It ain’t over ’till the fat lady sings.” At the August UFC PPV, the fat lady was about two minutes away from singing for underdog Chael Sonnan in his UFC middleweight (185 lbs) duel with champion Anderson Silva of Brazil. Dominating Silva up to the point (almost 23 minutes of battle) where “The Spider” got a choke hold on Chael, Sonnan of Portland, OR gets Silva again February 5, 2011 in “Sin City.”

UFC HURTING “LIVE” PRODUCT WITH CURRENT CAGE

Unless you’ve got an elevated seat or are in the first row, watching a UFC even live at an arena means watching it on the big screen. READ MORE…

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