BRONER-PORTER ON NBC SATURDAY NIGHT

PEACOCK NETWORK AIRS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS
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San Francisco, CAAl Haymon and his Premier Boxing Champions have fueled a renaissance of boxing here in the United States, something the “Boxing Establishment” is aghast over. But at the end of the day, did any of the elite promoters, outside of Kathy Duva, try and place professional boxing back on Network TV? No, there were instead making zillions on PPV. Case closed, out with the old and in with the new and that means NBC boxing Saturday prime time with a five star main event.

GREAT MATCHUP LIVE NBC SATURDAY NIGHT

Adrien Broner ( 30-1, 22 KOs) of Cincinnati, OH is considered one of the game’s better technicians and was headed for a mega pay day with Floyd Mayweather before Marcos Maidana canceled his ticket by upsetting Broner. Standing across and looking to get a piece of Broner is also once beaten (25-1-1, 16 KOs) Sean Porter, who dropped his “0” and the IBF 147 lb. diadem to Kell Brook (34-0, 24 KOs) on points in 2014.

HAYMON MATCHES HIS GUYS VS. ONE ANOTHER

Both Broner and Porter are clients of advisor Al Haymon, the Harvard guy that put together $400 million with the sole intent of making boxing more mainstream, a feat he has accomplished by putting a number of cards on NBC, CBS, Tru TV, Spike TV and soon ESPN. Haymon purchases airtime from the networks and hopes to become chummy with the Nielsen ratings, and in time have networks and advertisers giving him airtime and advertising dollars.

BOLD MOVE TOOK BRAINS, GUTS AND $400 MILLION

Main Event’s Kathy Duva tried buying some NBC airtime years ago. Unfortunately her stable was a little light when it came to pugilistic thoroughbreds, thus she couldn’t make a go of it. Why the “Boxing Establishment” put a “Hit” out on “Big Al” and his Premier Boxing Champions in the form of the Assn. of Boxing Commissions asking the Justice Dept. to look under Big Al’s skirt.

BOXING ESTABLISHMENT MAD AS AL PAYS FIGHTERS MORE!

They claim that he is violation of the Muhammad Ali Act in that he is acting both as a promote and a manager, something the law that was watered down by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, says this is not allowed. There must be two different parties in the roles of “promoter and manager.” Haymon says he is an advisor, and yet Premier Boxing Champions walks, talks and operates like a promoter. The ABC is asking the “G” to go along with their assertions and dismantle PBC for violating Federal law.

CONGRESS HEARING IS HAYMON’S “VICTORY” PARTY

When the ABC brings Haymon to trial or before Congress for a hearing, Al will have every fighter he’s got testify that they are making more money with Al, way more, than they could have elsewhere. Haymon can call Bob Arum of Top Rank as a “hostile” character witness and Arum will be asked, “Did you say that Haymon is paying his fighter’s ridiculous purses,” or something to that effect. Arum would squirm and twist, but eventually he’s have to say that he did!

ARUM COULD BE “BIG AL’S” BEST WITNESS

Haymon takes a flat 10% from his clients as an “advisor.” If you were with Arum, you might be giving up 33% to a manager and have the promoter taking his cut, all the while still having to pay your trainer and taxes. If this gets to Congress, all of these fighters that Haymon is appeasing with fat purses, the boxers and people like Arum will illustrate that the fistic Laborers are happier and getting paid more with Haymon. Case closed, again.

BACK TO THE BRONER-PORTER SKIRMISH

Although Porter has fought as a jr. middle (154), Broner was “chubby” previously at welterweight (147). Cross state rival Porter, who hails from Cleveland can be exploited by speed and combination punching as Brook illustrated, Broner will look to (and need to) stay off of the ropes as Shawn will be looking to “work both hands” up and down vs. a stationary target. And instead of admiring his flashy fists, Broner needs to make this all about his left jab. If he can’t, decision Porter.

SPENCE IN “TOUGH ON PAPER” UNDERNEATH

Errol Spence Jr. is a slick southpaw who most fighters would like to avoid. At 16-0, 13 whacks, Spence is supposed to be tested Saturday by the far more experienced Roberto Garcia (37-3, 23 stops). As was Broner-Porter, Spence-Garcia is a Texas rivalry pitting Dallas vs. Houston. Garcia matches up well in every department except age (35 to 25) and speed. And as we know the vast majority of the time, “Speed” kills in boxing and I’m going with the speed and the pedigree of Spence to prevail.

Pedro Fernandez

Note: Mr. Fernandez is an award-winning writer, TV commentator, radio talk show host, former San Francisco Policeman and four-time Golden Gloves champion. Comments regarding this submission can be left below under the advertising.

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BRONER-PORTER ON NBC SATURDAY NIGHT

LARRY MERCHANT LISTEN NOW ON RING TALK

GODFATHER ON AL HAYMON & JABS AT PACMAN

Larry Merchant

Larry Merchant

San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez was joined by Larry Merchant who expanded on the “con” that was Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather, this in addition to me giving him the “Al Haymon” quiz.

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LISTEN NOW RING TALK PACO VALCARCEL & SIG!

PACO TALKS WBO & “JOHNNY SIG” TALKS FIGHTS

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

WBO President Francisco Valcarcel

San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” Pedro Fernandez talked with WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel on the organization and Floyd Mayweather. Staff writer Johhny Sig broke down the weekend fights.

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DOES AMIR KHAN DESERVE FLOYD MAYWEATHER?

KHAN BEAT ALGIERI…AS EXPECTED

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Amir Khan

Los Angeles, CA- Last Friday on SPIKE TV, English boxing star Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO) scored a unanimous decision win over Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KO) in the main event of the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions on.  The fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and those watching at home witnessed a decent fight between these two welterweights (147 lb.).  Khan won a close but clear 115-113 decision on my card, but did not look overly impressive.  In fact, he did not look nearly as good as I expected him too against the determined but light-punching Algieri.

JOHN DAVID JACKSON MAKES ALGIERI BETTER

The credit for Algieri’s solid performance should at least partly go to John David Jackson (36-4, 20 KO), a former super welterweight (154) and middleweight (160) champion who also trains current light heavyweight titlist (175) Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KO).  Algieri did a decent job as a pressure fighter, and was able to land some solid blows on Khan. Considering it was their first fight together, Algieri’s performance was quite impressive.  It appears Algieri  will be a tough guy to look good against for anyone in the future.  Unfortunately for the New York native, the quick hands and combination punching of the Brit proved to be too much to overcome. Read more

BOB FOSTER THE BEST AT 175 LBS. “UNPLUGGED”

BOB FOSTER THE GREATEST LIGHT HEAVY PERIOD!
Bob-Foster
Canastota, NY– When it comes to rating the greats who have fought at light heavyweight, you cannot omit the name of former World champion Bob Foster. There are boxing fans and historians alike who say Bob Foster was the best 175-pounder of all time.

EPIC KNOCKOUTS OF TIGER & QUARRY

The highlight of the Foster reign, in my view, was his chilling one-punch knockout of Mike Quarry in 1972. There was an almost deadly hush as the prone Quarry lay lifeless for more than five minutes. Others say the zenith of the “Albuquerque Thin Man’s” career was the left hook that defanged Dick Tiger in May 1968 and capturing the world light heavyweight championship in the process.

COULD NOT BEAT THE BEST HEAVYWEIGHT ERA

As a heavyweight, Foster proved too frail and failed to match the strength to match the behemoths like Ali, Frazier, etc., losing six times to bigger foes. Overall, Foster posted a log of 56-8, with 46 KOs including 14 title defenses with 11 challengers failing to go the 15-round distance. Standing close to 6’4 and wearing his age well, Foster still had the aura of a man brimming with self-confidence when I conducted this interview.

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KELL BROOK TOPS WEEKEND BOXING RESULTS

BROOK TAKES GLAVIN OUT IN SIX

Brook Drills Glavin

Brook Drills Glavin


San Francisco, CA– It was a great weekend of boxing as Kell Brook, the IBF titleholder eliminated 16-1 underdog Frankie Glavin inside of six rounds. After mastering the once beaten Glavin through five, Brook landed a right hand near the end of the sixth round that was followed by two uppercuts, prompting the referee to halt the beat down and save Gavin from further punishment.

BROOK BEST WELTERWEIGHT IN 2015?

Not a lot to write about in Brook-Gavin, but should any other 147 lb. fighter want to “walk the walk” with Brook, it might be off a plank as he looks to be the best in the weight division that features none other than Floyd Mayweather.

BATTLE OF BRITAIN NOT IMINENT

Promoter Eddie Hearn said that the proposed “Battle of Britain,” Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan doesn’t look likely as Khan seems intent on milking the PPV cash cow that only a Mayweather bout would provide. Funny, even though Brook has the title and the unbeaten record, it seems to the Pakistani-Brit, Khan who is in the drivers seat here.

KHAN HAS “WORK” FIGHT ON SPIKE TV FRIDAY

Amir won a 12 round unanimous nod over the always “game” Chris Algieri on Spike TV for Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions on Friday in Brooklyn, NY. No drama here, just Khan pitching a lot and Algieri catching.

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2015 MOST CRITICAL TIME IN BOXING HISTORY

CHANGE IS THE ENEMY OF “BOXING ESTABLISHMENT”

San Francisco, CAPremier Boxing Champions and their leader Al Haymon continue to change boxing as we’ve known it since the Mafia lost it’s stranglehold with the jailing of Blinky Palermo and Frankie Carbo in the 60s. Within a few years boxing went from Mob control to that of a former United States Attorney and Harvard grad in promoter Bob Arum.

SINCE 1965 ARUM #1, 2 OR 3!

Bob Arum and his Top Rank firm promoted epic events, too many to list. With no real competition until the promotional birth of Don King in 1974, Arum and King have both worked together, sued one another, even had a physical altercation at Ray Leonard-Marvin

Smug Face of Boxing Establishment Bob Arum

Face of Boxing Establishment Bob Arum

Hagler as I witnessed Bob deny Don access to the ring prior to the decision being announced.

AFTER 50 YEARS BOXING NEEDS “FACE LIFT”

Sans going into a screed on the pros and cons of Mr. Arum who has: 1) Admitted to Felonies, including Conspiracy, Bribery, Money Laundering. 2) Told Media, “Yesterday I was lying, today I’m telling the truth.” 3) In the biggest fight in history, co-promioter Arum was aware of the fact that an MRI taken a fortnight before Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao REVEALED that his guy Pacquiao had a “SEVERELY torn right rotator cuff muscle.” Suffice to say these actions are indicative of the need to change the smug face of the Boxing Establishment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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