WHERE IS BOXING 2015 IN SPORTS WORLD?

OTHER SPORTS FLAT OUT “KICKED ASS”

Steph Curry

Steph Curry

San Francisco, CA- Having watched Tom Brady take the Patriots to another Superbowl, forget Deflate-gate, the dominance of New England is obvious. Those Golden State Warriors, they beat up Labron James, this before going on a tear and breaking the most games won at the start (16-0) of a season. The World Series romp by Kansas City, clearly proved the Royals are the best team in baseball.

$64,000 QUESTION TO FIGHT FANS

Mayweather-Pacquiao Did Not Deliver

Mayweather-Pacquiao Did Not Deliver

That being said boxing fans, what was the “high” point of the 2015 boxing season. Where was the “orgasmic” moment in 2015 boxing? Truth be told, it didn’t exist. Floyd Mayweather pushed his log to 49-0 with points wins over Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto. If a Martian or somebody from another planet that had never seen a fight, sneaked into see the Mayweather-Pacquiao event, he probably would not have came back for the Berto affair.

POWER BROKERS & EGOS “HOLDING” BOXING BACK

There are enough exciting boxers today to put forth a successful program consisting of boxing’s many ethnic groups that could catch on mainstream to an extent. But fans, that means warring factions must come together to make the best fights. Right now, Premier Boxing Champions czar Al Heyman has a good number of fighters under contract. But will his upcoming battles in court with promoters Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya, will that “short circuit” Heyman’s power grab?

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“WAKE UP EVERYBODY NO MORE SLEEPIN’ IN BED”

Teddy Pendergrass Addresses "Boxing Establishment"

Teddy Pendergrass Addresses “Boxing Establishment”


San Francisco, CA“Wake up everybody no more sleepin’ in bed. No more backward thinkin’ time for thinkin’ ahead. The (boxing) world has changed so very much from what it used to be, but there’s still so much hatred, war an’ poverty.” 

BEFORE NEAR MAINSTREAM DEATH OF BOXING

When the late Teddy Pendergrass laid those lyrics to vinyl in 1975, boxing was enjoying the last run of Muhammad Ali, fights were on Network TV (ABC, CBS, NBC) and even the most avid and diehard boxing fan might only pay once or twice a year to watch boxing via Closed Circuit TV on big screens in theaters and sports bars. 

PPV MEANS TAX FREE MONEY FOR PROMOTERS

Then for some inexplicable reason, the “Boxing Establishment” seemingly allowed Network TV to get away. Why? As it turned out, the “Establishment” saw that with even small Pay Per View productions, there were piles of incoming cash and in this world, the boxing world, money seemingly trumps all. For example, a minuscule 20,000 PPV buys at $50 per means $1,000,000 for the promotion to split with the TV provider.

RAY LEONARD-TOMMY HEARNS I “FIRST” HOME PPV

By 1990, or nine years after Ray Leonard-Tommy Hearns topped the first ever residential Pay Per View, the “Boxing Establishment,” after having ridiculed the late PPV pioneer Dan Duva by saying, “PPV would kill the boxing business,” these same entities did a 180′ degree turn and have since made millions of shekels forcing sometimes multiple monthly PPV cards on fans.

TV KO STARTED MONTHLY MONEY THEFT FROM FIGHT FANS

Now 25 years after the incarnation of a then monthly Pay Per View series known as TV KO (now HBO PPV) kicked the series off I believe with middleweight king Michael Nunn being throttled by James Toney in what was more than a “mild” upset that went for $19.95. While this form of boxing marketing was profitable, little by little, the average sports fan lost “touch” (outa’ sight, outa’ mind) with boxing sans any free exposure on Network TV. 

AL HAYMON BOXING IS “ELEPHANT” IN THE ROOM

Al Haymon

Al Haymon


Now in 2015 the “Boxing Establishment” watches as an “Elephant” that’s actually not in their room, is bringing boxing to various Networks, some major, some start ups. But having had eight TV dates in September on Network & non-paying Cable TV channels, how can this be construed as nothing but

WBO Prez Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel

a God send for both the fans and fighters?

HAYMON & WBO SHOULD TRY TO “WORK IT OUT”

The only transparent sanctioning body in boxing is the World Boxing Organization. Outgoing Assn. of Boxing Commissions chieftain Tim Lueckenhoff stated just that anytime the subject was broached. I think Premier Boxing Champions’ czar Al Haymon should realize such and recognize that he needs to surround himself with an organization led by a man with the stellar stature of Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel.

AT THE END OF THE DAY FIGHT FANS…

No Network TV Meant Zaillions for Bob Arum

No Network TV Meant Zillions for Bob Arum

The bottom line is the once brilliant minds that encompass the “Boxing Establishment,” milked fans dry for decades and in the minds of many are only getting their comeuppance. And instead of these multi-millionaires bitching and moaning about the “Elephant” Al Haymon squeezing them out, Bob Arum, et al, should instead take parts of the “Elephant” methodology and work equally hard to air their boxing on Network/Cable TV and not Pay Per View.

Pedro Fernandez

Note: Mr. Fernandez is an award-winning writer, TV commentator, radio talk show host, former San Francisco Policeman, licensed California Private Investigator and four-time Golden Gloves boxing champion, who also pens feature stories for the R & B band Tower of Power. Comments regarding this submission can be left below.

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Pedro Fernandez-Doris Companys, Hungary 2013


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, 11 months, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez examined some trends in boxing in addition to going through the boxing & MMA schedules. High school class mate Bob Landucci joined Pedro to talk “old times.”

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WBO PREZ PACO VALCARCEL FIGHTS “STORM”

WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, 11 months, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez and WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel discussed a number of topics in the WBO world, the 2015 WBO Congress in Orlando, FL and the WBO’s Anti-Drug Program.

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TELEVISED BOXING SCHEDULE FOR JUNE “HOT”

Bradley v Vargas appears to be the "featured fight of the month"

Bradley-Vargas appears fight of the month choice


Friday, June 12th (Spike TV): Erislandy Lara vs. Delvin Rodriguez/Artur Beterbiev vs. Doudou Ngumbu

Saturday, June 13th (HBO): Nicholas Walters vs. Miguel Marriaga

Saturday, June 13th (Showtime): Deontay Wilder vs. Eric Molina

Saturday, June 20th (NBC): Shawn Porter vs. Adrien Broner

Saturday, June 20th (BET): Andre Ward vs. Paul Smith

Saturday, June 20th (Fox Sports): Hassan N’Dam vs. David Lemieux

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WBO PREZ FRANCISCO VALCARCEL ON BOXING

WBO LEADER WANTS “INSTANT REPLAY” IN BOXING

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel


San Francisco, CA– The longest running fight show in history, 30 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide with host Pedro Fernandez had one of boxing’s powerbrokers in World Boxing Organization President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. Among some changes Paco will make in 2014 is the implementation of Instant Replay in WBO title fights.

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“THE PROBLEM” ADRIAN BRONER HAS MANY

APPARENTLY TALENTED BRONER AT HOME SATURDAY

Adrien "Got Problems" Broner

Adrien “Got Problems” Broner


San Francisco, CA– In the minds of those who are supposed to know Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) has got some talent. It is his dedication, conditioning, and oh yeah his ticker, those are just some of the problems I see. The now 25-year old who appeared on “Ring Talk Worldwide” while getting a haircut a couple of calendar turns ago, meets the hand picked but dangerous Emanuel Taylor in a Showtime Championship Boxing main event.

BRONER NOT IN AARON PRYOR SHADOW

Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Broner was on the fast track to disaster with bar fights in which he admitted biting someone whom he was throwing down with. Burning money on You Tube was nothing compared to his disgraceful behavior in the presence of “boxing groupies/sexual toys” that Broner degrades, again on You Tube. Broner is one of those guys that if he was dating your sister he’d probably be the one getting stabbed and not Kell Brook. (Check Kell Brook story NOW at RingTalk.com)

JUMP TO WELTER AIDED BY AL HAYMON’S JUDGES?

After besting Paulie Malignaggi for the WBA 147 lb. trinket amidst controversy with a Split Decision 12 that a lot people felt was not just, Broner got everything but his head handed to him when he met underdog Marcos Maidana (34-4, 31 KOs) in a December 2013 match. Dropped in rounds two and eight, Broner was never in the fight that was billed as a Floyd MayweatherElimination” bout.

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