December 4th, 2013 By Jarrad Woods
New York, NY-This weekend in a bout dubbed ‘The Battle For Brooklyn,’ Paulie ‘The Magic Man’ Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs) and Zab ‘Super’ Judah (42-8, 29 KOs) will square off in a welterweight (147 lb) bout at the Barclay’s Center in the heart of the borough. Golden Boy, who promotes both Judah and Malignaggi has created a new boxing mecca of sorts, hosting a number of solid and great bouts there the past few years.
IS PAULIE-ZAB MATCH SIGNIFICANT BEYOND BROOKLYN?
This match up will certainly spark the interest of local Brooklynites and hard core fans alike, but is not significant in the division. This combined with respective twilight phases rapidly approaching in each fighters’ careers could signal the end for the loser on Saturday night and it’s very tough one to call.
MIGUEL COTTO OR AMIR KHAN COULD PICK A WINNER
Both Judah and Malignaggi have losses to Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan. Judah was stopped by both Cotto and Khan and Malignaggi was only stopped by Khan. Paulie fought Cotto to a decision loss with a broken Orbital bone while Judah complained of low blows against Cotto and Khan on READ MORE…
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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December 1st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev were victorious in defending the WBC and WBO light heavyweight (175 lb.) titles respectively in what is supposed to set up a bout between the two in 2014. Both fights on the HBO presentation delivered and if these guys go at each other in March or April of next year, boxing fans should celebrate because this is what the game is all about, or supposed to be about, the best fighting the best.
SERGEY YET ANOTHER RUSSIAN KILLER!
Kovalev is the real deal, a true representation of the beast that he is. Now 23–0-1, 21 K0s, this after his second-round knockout of Ismayl Sillakh (21-2, 17KOs). Sillakh tried to box in the opening round but looked more like Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis than a prizefighter.
EX-CHAMP NATHAN CLEVERLY ON SERGEY: “HE HITS HARD”
The fight would not last long into round number two, 52 seconds only as Kovalev knocked him down twice. Stunned that Sillakh could even beat the count the first time, the WBO champion Kovalev smelled blood and went for the kill. After dropping Ismayl again, the champion stood over his fallen foe and mocked him.
MAX KELLERBOY NOT A BOXER! READ MORE…
November 27th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA– With Macau being the backdrop for the Manny Pacquiao rout of Brandon Rios, there were obviously stories to tell. One involves Manny Pacquiao’s (55–5, 38 KOs) next opponent, while another is talk about the seemingly impossible, I’m talking about the “Thrilla’ in Manila II,” Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines!
SOURCE USED TO WORK FOR HBO (WINK-WINK)
My source goes on to tell me that there are some businessmen, near billionaires, they want to do Mayweather-Manny in Manila next year. Now the first thing you are thinking is that Floyd won’t fight any further than a few miles from his house in Las Vegas. Not a road warrior by any means, Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) has always has always fought on American soil. Texas, Michigan, Atlantic City, California, Mississippi with Florida being the furthest he has ever fought as a pro from home.
FLOYD AIN’T GOING NOWHERE YOU SAY
So if you’re scratching your head at this point trying to figure out the direction in which I am going, if there’s one thing that impresses Floyd Mayweather it is money. Literally, “Money” is his middle name. So if some Filipino banker is willing to offer him a $100 million guarantee, this in addition the pay-per-view revenues, meaning Mayweather can make over $150 million for one fight, I think Floyd should take it with conditions.
MANILA COULD BE LIKE ALI IN ZAIRE FOR FLOYD READ MORE…
November 27th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
ERIC MARTIN STORY FROM THE ARCHIVES!South San Francisco, CA- Six years ago this week or last, I literally ran into Eric “The Prince” Martin for the last time. Running through the streets of this little city, a community a few miles south of The City by The Bay, Eric turned the corner at Grand & Maple. He was leaving the Physique Magnifique boxing gym. We talked, nothing major, exchanged holiday wishes and the next thing I know “The Prince” is dead. One of the worst eaters I ever knew, especially from an athletic point of view, Eric preferred McDonald’s over a filet, and in the end that would lead to his death. A type 2 Diabetic, that and complications from a tooth extraction brought Eric’s life to an end December 23, 2007 at the age of 48.
CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF GREAT BOXER SANS CONNECTIONS
Eric’s record is less than impressive. At the same time, he fought seven world champions, none of whom could stop the former San Francisco Police Dept. recruit, who left the academy to fight professionally. On any given night, he could be the best “boxer” in the world. The problem with Eric was two-fold. 1. He was a a great boxer who lacked the ability (punch or mean spirit) to finish guys. 2. That being said, he couldn’t sell tickets and his manager, the late Bill Mateo was about as straight as San Francisco’s Lombard St. Loyal to an ignorant fault, Martin wouldn’t listen to those of us (he was (8-2) that knew the game and cared, thus he stayed with Mateo and instantly became an underpaid opponent.
DIDN’T CRY WHEN BILL DIED
I mentioned Eric had fought seven guys who claimed world titles. Eric made the boxing world take note when he all but bi*ch slapped future World champ Lupe Aquino (22-1, 16 KOs) on the Larry Holmes-Marvis Frazier card in 1983 that resulted in an absurd draw. Not impressive physically, but always in shape, Eric needed four rounds to make the “house” judges realize he was in the fight, let alone winning it! Mateo, who died in 2005 from a heart attack, really had little regard for Eric, and like a guy in love with a crack addict, Martin put up with Mateo to a point where I might have wanted to end the manager’s life.
SEVEN CHAMPS FROM 140-160 & NONE COULD DROP/STOP ERIC READ MORE…
November 21st, 2013 By Jarrad Woods
“PERFECT” PAC FOE RIOS IS PRIMED FOR SATURDAY READ MORE…
November 21st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA– Fresh off his shutout win over Edwin Rodriguez, world super middleweight champion Andre Ward will appear this Saturday on the longest-running fight showing history, 29+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” at 11 AM PT. You can join us live on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network, I Heart Radio Network, American Forces Network or you can come to RingTalk.com and listen to the show live BY clicking here
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November 12th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Although I was one of the voters in the recent poll that called for IBF 175 lb. champion Bernard Hopkins to retire, let me state my case and then explain my about face on the subject. Bernard Hopkins has been in boxing since the the President of the United States was Ronald Reagan seeing Hopkins’ pro dubut, a four round Majority Decision loss occurred on October 11, 1988 to fellow debutante Clinton Mitchell.
TAKING “EXPOSURE” FROM YOUNG FIGHTERS
My argument that Bernard Hopkins has been “stealing the play” away from younger and more “deserving” fighters. That slick matchmaking in my mind and less than stellar, yet supposedly world class opposition, I thought Hopkins was doing boxing an disservice by sticking around. And let’s be honest, Bernard Hopkins has not been in “epic” battles that fight fans will clamor for in 100 years.
SOME HOPKINS HISTORY OF NOTE
Now 48, Hopkins won hist first world title in 1995, this after looking lackluster vs Roy Jones Jr. in 1993. 18 years ago, Bernard’s foray into the upper echelon of boxing began with a Draw 12 before a rematch and win the second time around with a pedestrian fighter from Ecquador Segundo Mercado. Currently, Bernard is 54-6-2 (32 KOs) and has captured professional gold at 160 & 175 lbs. His loss to Joe Calzaghe at 175, Hopkins put Joe down in the opening round and then went into a shell before dropping a Decision 12 to the UK fighter.
BOXING IS A “YOUNG MAN’S” SPORT READ MORE…
November 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- There were a few good fights that over the weekend, topped by the come from behind KO win for Nonito Donaire over Vic Darchinyan. Coming off a decisive points loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux six months ago that was followed by shoulder surgery, I thought it might have..well you can listen. With the win, the “Filipino Flash” didn’t flash much and an argument is made as for why? Mikey Garcia, psssst, are there whisker problems with the WBO champ? Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios come up as I give you a little history lesson nightlife on Macau.
MUHAMMAD ALI TALKS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JOE FRAZIER & GEORGE FOREMAN
Oh, and Muhammad Ali makes an appearance on the “Ring Talk” talking about the difference between Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button to listen to this particular show.
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November 9th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, had UFC star Josh Koscheck talking up his UFC 167 fight and how the UFC, MMA for that matter, has evolved in 20 years of existence. Josh even talked about “legal” steroids in combat sports. Having seen Koscheck on the TMZ TV show, Koscheck, I asked him about that as well. We then go into the boxing weekend in this Saturday hour of Ring Talk that combines boxing and MMA. Listen to this PARTICULAR program by clicking on the black arrow in the gray box or the play button above.
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November 7th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
HISTORIAN LIKES WHAT HE SEES IN MIKEY
According to historian Ron Marshall of Alameda, CA, Mikey is just a couple of fights away from being a boxing superstar. “I think eventually he will be supreme at 135 and possibly 140,” said Marshall who has a good point when he says that the Mexican-American fighting out of Oxnard, CA, has gotten better each time out. Across the ring Saturday night will be Roman Martinez, Puerto Rico’s only titleholder of significance, the WBO 130 belt bearer. Nobody gives the Puerto Rican (27-1-2, 17 KOs) a shot here as I was on the phone all week asking who wins, Garcia or Martinez and nobody was taking the Boricua born champion to retain.
MARTINEZ NOT GIVING AWAY WBO BELT! READ MORE…
November 7th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
Corpus Christi, TX- (HBO) Champion Roman Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOS) vs Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) (WBO 130 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Garcia 14-5. Few people outside of Team Martinez are giving him a shot. Worthy champion and a quality fighter vs. next boxing superstar? Mikey Garcia is looking to impress, Roman to defend and leave champion. That being said, going with Garcia to be 33-0 come Sunday morning.
BATTLE OF UNBEATEN GO AFTER WBO 154 LB. TITLE
Vanes Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) vs Demetrius Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) (WBO 154 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Vanos 3-1. One pundit considers this a mismatch with Vanes the easy to bet on favorite. In this battle of undefeated fighters, I’m going to sit on the fence (can go either way) with a ever-so slight lean towards Vanes.
NONITO DONAIRE RETURNS WITH VIC DARCHINYAN REMATCH READ MORE…
November 5th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, Zahir Raheem talks about his TKO 2 Saturday of Tim Coleman, this after Coleman first weighed in at 158+ for a 143 lb, fight or 15 lbs. over. Writer Kevin Perry and myself discuss Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) and who is next after his dismantling of Curtis Stevens. In addition, the upcoming Saturday card on a three bout HBO card topped by Mikey Garcia’s (32-0, 27 KOs) attempt at a 130 lb. power grab vs WBO champ Roman Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs). You can’t fit this much boxing into an hour, yet we do. See why this show is, “often imitated, but never duplicated,” yourself. To listen to this particular program NOW click on the black arrow or hit play at the top of this article.
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November 5th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
ROBERTO DURAN PUNISHES FIRST WELTERWEIGHT OF NOTE
“HANDS OF STONE” DURAN
Palamino retired and came back in 1997 & 1998, almost 20 years later and went 4-1 before losing to Wilfredo Rivera. Duran would have three more wins before defeating Leonard in one of the greatest battles of pugilistic will ever via Unanimous Decision 15 on June 20, 1980. READ MORE…
October 30th, 2013 By Zak Attack
Los Angeles, CA- At its best, a boxing match can be a thrilling event that at times is unparallelled in the world of sports. At its worst, a “fight” can make watching paint dry look like Marvin Hagler-Tommy Hearns. It takes true talent to be a spoiler, and I feel it is only right we recognize the men who manage to make this possible.
The Great Grandaddy (literally) of Goodnight. The Sultan of Slumber. The Executioner of Entertainment. ‘Nard (54-6-2, 32 KOs) is a defensive wunderkind who is a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer. That being said, the man fights OLD. At 48, it is impressive to see B Hop easily outpoint men young enough to be his children. It is also incredibly yawn-inducing.
‘NARD LOOKED A LITTLE DIFFERENT SATURDAY
Though he looked to be truly going for the stoppage in his last fight against Karo Murat (25-2-1, 15 KO), he did not secure it and his KO% dropped to an even 50. Fun fact: a 1999 fight against Robert Allen (39-5, 27 KO) was declared a No Contest after a fed up referee Mills Lane aggressively broke up one of the many clinches and sent Hopkins flying out of the ring. Mills deserves credit for adding some excitement to an otherwise dull event and putting the audience out of its misery.
The German people have always admired efficiency. This is the only explanation for 60,000 of them packing stadiums every few months to see one of the most overly-cautious champions in history of the sport jab-n-grab his way to victory over flabby, over matched opponents. Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO) has a high knockout percentage of just under 80%. Perhaps more impressively, Wladimir puts 100% of non-German audiences to sleep after about three rounds of “action”.
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