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LISTEN RING TALK BOXING AARON SNOWELL

MIKE TYSON TRAINER DEEP IN KNOWLEDGE & HISTORY

Aaron Snowell

Aaron Snowell


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez and boxing trainer turned community leader Aaron Snowell talked the game in a way the RT family can relate to. Mike Tyson’s trainer at the time of the Tokyo meltdown with Buster Douglas, Snowell has paid his dues.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

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BOXING REBIRTH ON FREE TV THREATENED

“BOXING ESTABLISHMENT” PICKED YOUR POCKET

Al Haymon

Al Haymon


San Francisco, CA– The sport of boxing has been missing from the TV Guide of the American masses for almost a quarter century. While there are a plethora of reasons why boxing could not get on Network TV, the bottom line is the “Boxing Establishment,” which can easily be described as the games’s top 2% greatly flourished in a time when it’s audience was significantly shrinking.

NO NETWORK TV “INTENTIONAL” BY ARUM, ET AL?

Stop scratching your head and I’ll take you down the road of greed that kept the sport from Network TV and why people like promoters Bob Arum, Don King, et al, really didn’t care whether they had Network TV or not because they were pocketing millions on Pay Per View.

ARUM DIDN’T GET BOXING BACK ON FREE TV

Again, if you’re making hundreds of millions of dollars serving a minuscule percentage of the US population, why would Arum and company need to reach out to the masses? They didn’t need to and apparently didn’t want to put boxing on Network TV because “the boxing establishment” was getting fatter than the late Cedric Kushner in the 1980s sans any Network or free TV.

HAYMON & ARUM HAVE BITTER DIFFERENCES

Al Haymon and Bob Arum are Harvard graduates. That is where the comparisons stop. Haymon is a Black entrepreneur who made money promoting musical acts. Arum is a White ex-US Attorney General and admitted Felon who made his money in boxing and wedlock.

CROCODILE TEARS REPLACED BY TEARS OF JOY/GREED Read more

BOXER ERIC MARTIN TAKES ON SICILIAN MAFIA

ERIC MARTIN STORY FROM THE ARCHIVES!

Engels Pedroza-Carlos Padilla-Eric Martin

Engels Pedroza-Carlos Padilla-Eric Martin

South San Francisco, CA– While jogging weeks before his death, 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 where he was the “House” trainer. We talked, nothing major, exchanged wishes and the next thing I know “The Prince” is dead.

“SUPER SIZE ME” DIET KILLED “THE PRINCE”

One of the worst eaters I ever knew, especially from an athletic point of view, Eric preferred McDonald’s hands down 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

Uncrowned Champ Eric Martin

Uncrowned Champ Eric Martin

Eric’s record is less than impressive. At the same time, he fought seven world champions, none of whom could stop or drop the former San Francisco Police Dept. recruit who left the academy to fight professionally. On any given night, he could be and or beat the best “boxer” in the world. The problem with Eric was two-fold. 1. He was a great boxer who lacked the ability (punch or mean spirit) to finish guys. 2. That being said, Eric couldn’t sell tickets and his manager, the late Bill Mateo was about as straight as San Francisco’s Lombard St.

ERIC WAS PIMPED BY THEN MANAGER

Loyal to an ignorant fault, Martin wouldn’t listen to those of us that knew the game and cared, thus he stayed with Mateo and instantly became an underpaid opponent who would go anywhere and fight.

DIDN’T CRY WHEN BILL DIED

I mentioned Martin 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, resulting 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 role, if not his life.

SEVEN CHAMPS FROM 140-160 & NONE COULD DROP/STOP ERIC Read more

LISTEN NOW RING TALK GOLOVKIN, FRAZIER-FOREMAN

FRAZIER-FOREMAN TITLE CHANGE AS IT HAPPENED

Foreman Fells Frazier by Howard Cosell

Foreman Fells Frazier by Howard Cosell


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez takes you back to 1973 and Howard Cosell calling the George Foreman-Joe Frazier I massacre. Also, Gennady Golovkin’s win Saturday was front and center with Kevin Perry as were a host of items and boxing news bites that you aren’t going to get anywhere else.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart Radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone and or Tablet.

CLICK TO LISTEN NOW

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UNSOLVED MURDER OF ARTURO GATTI 2015

MORAL OF STORY? DON’T MARRY “SKANK” STRIPPER

Arturo Gatti Death Scene

Arturo Gatti Death Scene


San Francisco, CA– When I presented evidence of a murder case against the then 23-year old ex-stripper that retired boxing legend Arturo Gatti married, Amanda Rodrigues Gatti, the case was about as solid, clear and simple as anyone could imagine in 2009.

WIFE LIED FROM THE START!

Amanda Gatti first claimed that somebody broke into the villa they were staying at near Recifee, Brazil. Then the hotel released the “electronic key” records to the hotel room that proved her to be a liar. Secondly, Gatti was dead at least 10-12 hours before any authorities were notified or called. I mean, this wasn’t TV’s The Addams Family mansion of 75 rooms, it was a hotel suite and incredibly Amanda said she was in the room with the dead Gatti and didn’t know it.

CAN THIS PURSE STRAP HOLD 180 LBS?

Can a 180 lb. man hang himself with this?

Can a 180 lb. man hang himself with this?

After a wild night of partying, drinking, and arguing, it was the opinion of this former San Francisco Policeman and Licensed Private Investigator, that Gatti did indeed die by way of the purse strap, but from what I pulled from Brazilian authorities and news agencies it looked to me that Arturo had NOT hung himself.

GATTI STRANGLED BY WIFE? Read more

DIEGO CORRALES DEATH 8 YEARS LATER

Diego "Chico" Corrales

FROM THE “RING TALK” ARCHIVES”

San Francisco, CA– I always have a tough time associating the word anniversary with the loss of life, but it’s been eight years since an inebriated Diego Corrales was killed driving his motorcycle in Las Vegas in May 2007. Although he had a great mother, Olga who was always there when he would let her be, “Chico” as he was known to friends like a lot of people had great pluses and destructive minuses. When it came to boxing, a career that started outside of California, even though his family was then living in Sacramento, CA, Corrales was at one point #1 at 130 lbs. and was even in the top ten “pound for pound” lists of some pundits.

HAD HIGH IQ THAT FEW PUGILISTS POSSESS

Although alcohol precipitated his death, Diego was a complex guy who while realizing his boxing career was over, and that he had little money left to live on was very depressed on this day according to promoter Gary Shaw, which is eight turns of the Roman calendar ago, May 7, 2007. Involved in another marriage that was according to Shaw was failing, again his boxing days were over, even though he was only three months or so shy of his 30th birthday. Said to be a “mean drunk” when he got boozed up, there were Felony Domestic Violence charges that landed him a stint in a California Prison Work Farm in 2001.

FLOYD FIGHT WAS TO PAY OFF EX-WIFE & BILLS! Read more

MARK WAHLBERG JUST ONE MANNY PACQUIAO VICTIM

PACQUIAO SUED FOR FIGHT “FRAUD” IN TWO STATES!

God knows all, thus he allowed Manny to deceive people?

God allowed Manny Pacquiao to deceive people.


San Francisco, CA– The plot thickens as more people band together to sue Manny Pacquiao over his entering a ring Saturday with Floyd Mayweather with only one arm. His NOT telling anybody, most notably the governing Nevada State Athletic Commission, that he had a severely torn right (shoulder) rotator cuff muscle is criminal in my mind!

CHANCE OF VICTORY “SLIM & NONE”

Going in, most people not drinking the Pinoy’s Kool Aid realized that a finely tuned and in condition Manny Pacquiao, in other words at his absolute best, was in an uphill battle with Mayweather, considered the far more skilled of the pair. Like Don King said, “His chances are Slim & none, and Slim just left town.”

HOOKS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE WITH SHOULDER CUFF TEAR

An MRI taken a fortnight ago revealed to Team Pacquiao (led by Freddie Roach) the severe tear on the (rotator cuff muscle) right shoulder of the Filipino. Pacquiao, a southpaw (left hander) utilizes the right hand to jab and throw hooks, a punch that requires the shoulder to throw an arching roundhouse (sort of) punch.

MANNY PACQUIAO LEFT TWO OF THREE WEAPONS IN LOS ANGELES

Normally, Manny Pacquiao throws double, sometimes triple jabs. His right jab, even if used to set up a left cross or gauge distance, is something Pac did not have. The right hooks that he utilized with skill and power prior were not part of Manny’s arsenal Saturday night.

THAT LEAVES MANNY WITH ONE HAND/WEAPON

All Manny had at 100 % was the left cross. Do you think celeb Mark Wahlberg, who bet $250,000 on Manny Pacquiao with Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy, P Diddy), do you think he would have wagered a quarter of a million dollars if he’d known of Pacquiao’s severely torn Rotator Cuff muscle? Can I get a resounding, “Hell No.”

FILIPINOS NOT ACKNOWLEDGING “SHADY” PACMAN Read more

THE HECTOR CAMACHO STORY PART 5

Hector "Macho Man" Camacho

CAMACHO & FIGHT THAT ALMOST DIDN’T HAPPEN!

San Francisco, CA– Although I will pen an epilog of sorts regarding the great fighter and entertainer Hector “Macho” Camacho who was shot and killed in 2012 in his native Puerto Rico, today I will chronicle the events surrounding a card in Carolina, Puerto Rico in November 1999. While Camacho was long past his peak, Jorge Vaca, as handsome a prizefighter as you could imagine, never really had a peak other than in 1987 beating undisputed World welterweight (147 lbs.) Lloyd Honeyghan in a fluke Lloyd avenged by KO.

HOTEL/CASINO FIRST CLASS & LADY FRIENDLY

We were all staying at a four-star hotel casino in San Juan. I had been there for two prolonged stays and would have two more weeks in San Juan doing the post fight editing and production in tiny but modern studio in San Juan. With taxis taking you everywhere, telling you where the “safe” parties were happening, you needed to know somebody that knows somebody. With beautiful clubs, entertainment both of music and flesh inside the casino, there was really little need to venture outside of these safe confines as everybody was saying that San Juan was dangerous, something I did not find out like Camacho.

SAW ARENA FIVE DAYS FROM FIGHT

Carolina, where the Camacho-Vaca fight took place November 27, 1999, is a suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Back at the hotel after having walked the arena, we are five days out. Having been there for a week and having only seen Camacho once or twice and ever so briefly, I wondered if he was prepping for a fight or partying? For a long time a lot of us knew about Colombian Dust (Cocaine) and Camacho’s penchant for the white powder. That being fact, Hector didn’t look right and seeing Vaca was nothing but a punching bag with a catcher mitt face, the fight was the last thing on his mind.

CHICKS DIDN’T STAY THAT LONG Read more

MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO JUST LIKE ALI FRAZIER

FIGHTS OF 20TH & 21ST CENTURIES MIRROR ONE ANOTHER

Manny Pacquiao- v. Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao- v. Floyd Mayweather


San Francisco, CA– If you want to picture the Manny PacquiaoFloyd Mayweather, look at the “Fight of The Century” between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali on March 8, 1971. The reason I make this comparison is that unless Pacquiao can duplicate “Smokin’ Joe’s” work rate, there’s little chance of him winning Saturday night.
Pacquiao Smacks Floyd

Pacquiao Smacks Floyd


ALI BLUFFED BY FRAZIER’S FOLKS

When the Frazier-Ali I bout was proposed, Yank Durham, Joe Frazier’s shot caller, bluffed Ali’s manager Herbert Muhammad and told him that unless Ali agreed to a March 1971 fight, Joe was going to make him wait until 1973. Wanting again to be undisputed, the still WBC and Ring Magazine champ, Ali didn’t dislike Joe per se, but Frazier had what Ali felt was taken from him.

38 YEARS IS “ELDERLY” FOR RING GREATS

Floyd Connects From Long Range

Floyd Connects From Long Range


Seeing that was Frazier-Ali 1 went 15 rounds and this is 12, Pacquiao needs to open up a can of ass whip and test the conditioning and wherewithal of the now 38-year old Mayweather right away. Speaking of Ali, he was 38 like Floyd when Larry Holmes all but destroyed him. Another great Joe Louis, he too was slain at 38 by Rocky Marciano. That being said, Mayweather doesn’t look or box like any 38-year old before him.

WORK FLOYD OVER BY MAKING HIM WORK Read more

A.B.C. WANTS FEDERAL PROBE OF AL HAYMON

AL HAYMON IN CROSSHAIRS OF “ESTABLISHMENT”

Al "Big Al" Haymon

Al “Big Al” Haymon


San Francisco, CA– It was announced today, as parts of Baltimore still smolder and the new US Attorney General Loretta Lynch doesn’t have enough on her plate, the Dept. of Justice has been asked by Assn. of Boxing Commissions President Tim Lueckenhoff to look into boxing’s premier powerbroker Al Haymon.

A.B.C. ADMITS AGENCY IMPOTENTCY?

Quoting from the letter, Lueckenhoff states, “The ABC has no resources or authority to investigate further or to take action with respect to this. However, we can and do request that there is “reasonable cause to believe” that PBC/Heymon “engaged in a violation of this chapter” [15 U.S.C. 6301 et. seq.] and that 15 U.S.C. 6309 gives express authority to the United States Attorney General’s Office to investigate and to take action. We ask that you do so.”

ABC SAYS HAYMON “FLAUNTING ALI ACT”

Leuckenhoff continues, “Haymon and related companies make no attempt to hide that they operate in the dual capacities of promoter and manager. It was the Vice President of Operations “Haymon Boxing” which sat on the dais and participated in the announcement of the PBC series on NBC. No other promoter was present. Frankly Haymon seems to be flouting this breach of the Firewall provision of the Muhammad Ali Act.”

OK TIM, WHAT ABOUT BEFORE HAYMON? Read more

HECTOR CAMACHO STORY PART 3

Hector Camacho-Oscar De La Hoya

LIFE & DEATH OF THE “MACHO MAN”

San Francisco, CA– Looking back at the career of Hector Camacho, you can see that he fought of a lot of fringe contenders. Guys like Freddie Roach, Sal Lopez, Pat Lawlor, names such as that make up the majority of Hector’s prizefighting resume.

TABLOID TV AND THE RAGS ALL OVER HECTOR

With more critics then Carter has pills, Camacho although admired for his skill, was also a favorite of tabloid news outlets. When Camacho showed up the post fight press conference, Hector was in a zone. And I don’t mean a drug zone. The kid from Spanish Harlem had just went 12 rounds without taking a serious punch from Jose Luis Ramirez, who had previously knocked out Puerto Rican rival Edwin Rosario.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN HAD SPLIT HOUSE

It was fitting that the fight take place in the Mecca of boxing Madison Square Garden and in front of a nearly all Puerto Rican crowd that was split down the middle. The younger Puerto Ricans, many of those born here in the United States were for the “Macho Man.” Old-school Puerto Ricans and those living on the island were backing Rosario.

HECTOR’S PEAK LIKE SAND THROUGH THE HOUR GLASS Read more

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