Look my wrestling flock, if “BRJ” says it, it’s so! I am not into all that shake and bake they do now in speedos in the “War Circle” as we used to call the wrestling ring. Years back, my road dog, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka told me, “Buddy, in 20, the WWE will be something that will turn many off”. I agree to a certain point and my main man down to the ground Mick Foley, has been heard to say he is going to stop watching the WWE. I feel my wrestling brother, I really do. Vinnie Mac, take wrestling back to the days when we just didn’t chase our tails like they do today for a treat. Here is my wrestling rap to ignite the flame!
Look my wrestling flock, don’t be fooled by these fake storylines. Sure Lana is some nice eye candy and if ole Vinnie Mac wants to leave her in my stocking for Christmas, who am I am to go ruff ruff? But she doesn’t hold a candle to my dear friend MS Elizabeth we lost some years back!
“BRJ” has left the building – Ruff Ruff…
Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR. never one to shy away from shocking comments recently talked about the Canelo Alvarez – Miguel Cotto. Is he already wnting to make a comeback to boxing? read the story HERE.
PBC on FOX debuts Saturday, January 23 (8:00 PM ET) with an action-packed two-hour show headlined by one of the most exciting undefeated fighters in boxing, Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs), facing former three-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs), live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. That bout, along with others to be announced, airs on the broadcast network and in Spanish on FOX Deportes, The January 23 event is the first of three PBC cards scheduled to appear on FOX in primetime during 2016.
Wladimir Klitschko – Tyson Fury Press Conference ERUPTS – “I’m Knocking Out Wlad and than COMING FOR VITALI NEXT!”
Tyson Fury needs to tell the boxing world, “I’m knocking out Wlad and coming for Vitali next!”–Jude Shankster, Coffeyville, KS, (President of the Tyson Fury Rules Fan Club – 1,098,245 members and growing daily)
WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and unbeaten challenger Tyson Fury faced off at the final press conference before their clash Saturday night in Dusseldorf, Germany.
By Chris “Man of Few Words” Benedict
Zora Folley’s pubescent metamorphosis from easy pickings for neighborhood ruffians to teenage baseball star was swift and startling and helped him finally ease his 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame into firm acceptance of the transplantation from Texas to Arizona he experienced at the age of ten. He was well thought-of by the community of Chandler, would be during his prizefighting career, and remains so to this day.
Boasting wins in the Seattle Golden Gloves and Pacific Northwest championships, boxing appeared on Zora’s radar even before he was conscripted into the U.S. Army in 1948, his impressive physical stature no doubt assisting in the subterfuge of convincing recruiters that he was of legal age and not a greenhorn of 16. Stationed in Fort Ord, California, Folley’s unexpected re-introduction to the boxing ring came as a voluntary last-second replacement for his injured platoon sergeant who was due to defend his heavyweight title against a serviceman by the name of Lucius Tate.
ISIS has consumed the news lately and even hit my beloved sport of wrestling when there were rumors of a planned terrorist attack, but the WWE continued on with its “Survivor Series” event in Atlanta this past Sunday, and it was a sellout. My colors are Red, White and Blue my wrestling flock. We will defeat these insane nuts and come off the top rope to do it. The WWE showed them along with their great fans you can post your threats, we will not live in fear. God Bless America and God Bless my wrestling brothers both in the ring and out.
“BRJ” has left the building – Ruff Ruff…
Super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) and former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs) took part in a press conference Monday afternoon in Miami as they near their PBC on ESPN showdown taking place Wednesday night from Hialeah Park Racing & Casino.
In the TV opener, undefeated bantamweight prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs) goes against Eliver Aquino (17-1-1, 11 KOs).
Chicago boxing fans have a big night of boxing to kick off the holiday weekend this Wednesday at the Horseshoe Hammond, when Hitz Boxing presents a special Thanksgiving Eve edition of its long-running series, Fight Night at the Horseshoe. The card features the return of Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (18-1, 12 KOs) against Thomas Awimbono (25-4-1, 21 KOs) in a ten round bout for the NABA and WBC Continental Americas super middleweight titles. It’s Jimenez’s first fight in his hometown of Chicago since facing Jesse Hart on the Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard, and going “down under” to defeat Francisco Benitez for the UBF All America belt in June.
Packy’s World: Canelo Alvarez – Miguel Cotto Let Down Number II in 2015, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sean Connery, My Pal Al & The Chutzpah Award Goes to Colin Powell
Oy Vay are you going to hear it today… As most of the US freezes their tuckus off, it was a warm 75 here earlier today on the Biscayne Bay. Sadie had the old bippies over and they played their Monday afternoon poker game as I sat and watched some old fight films of Tony Zale.
Canelo Alvarez – Miguel Cotto PPV…. As I watched Tony, it made me more disgusted at that PPV between these two fighters as I am sure many were out there. Sure Cotto was once great, and I changed my prediction from Alvarez to Cotto at the last minute, but I have to admit, Kellerman got it right when he said in Cotto’s last three fights, “he was matched well”. He’s shot at the elite level and should retire now before he gets hurt. No doubt in my mind, he goes into the IBHOF the first year eligible.
By Luca “MamaLuke” Balossino
Javier Castillejo was once asked, if he believed that he had received all the recognition based on his boxing record? His response was very straight forward: “Boxing in this country (Spain) is not well known, but as the saying goes, nobody is a prophet in his own land. When one goes abroad you get respect and admiration, I was born in the wrong country to be a boxer”.His record was 62-8-1, 43 KO’s and he sported a nickname of “El Lince de Parla” (The Lynx of Parla) He was born in Parla, Madrid in 1968. Ladies and Gentleman… this man, Javier Castillejo is the Spanish boxer with more world titles in history and is also the only one who has won in two different weight classes. Nobody can take this away from him, whether he is from Spain, China or Apple Valley (Minnesota). As an amateur he piled up a record of 30 fights with 25 wins. That´s when he decided to become a professional since he needed the money, making 75USD per bout was not paying the bills. He lied to his mother that he was a boxer until one day, he got cut, his dear mother saw his bloody bandages inside his bag and told Javier that boxing will make him a fool by absorbing punches, the response of Javier to his mother was very clear “If you don’t allow me to box I will become a bull fighter instead”.
By Buddy “BRJ” Ruffin, JR.
Listen up and listen good wrestling fans you deserve the truth my flock. John Cena couldn’t hold Hulk Hogan’s Jock Strap on a Saturday night at ‘”B” Movie drive in with a loose blond I’ll tell you that. Cena even tried to follow in Hulkster’s acting footsteps and let me help you say what you are thinking right now! H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E ACTOR period! Now I will give Cena this, he can stir a crowd up, but he can’t fill a Speedo like the Hulkster can as in packing a house, moving the wrestling world forward and even when he puts his wrestling boot in his mouth as my old buddy Hulk has done many times, the wrestling world still forgives him.
Wrestling Legend Buddy “BRJ” Ruffin, JR Signs Two Year Exclusive Writing Deal with Ringside Report – Breaking News
RSR Press Release
Buddy “BRJ” Ruffin, JR. is a legend who came out of NYC and made his bones on the indie wrestling circuit during the late 70’s to the mid 80’s until he suffered a career ending injury when he faced “The La Bamba Twins”, Jude and Simba La Bamba in a no holds barred steel cage match in Independence, KS. “BRJ’s” signature pinning move was called “The Shtizu” named after his favorite Shtizu, Santino. For years, he has kept his wrestling mask in the drawer, but when the CEO/Publisher of Ringside Report “Bad” Brad Berkwitt met him at a boxing match in Miami, Oklahoma recently and they hit it off. From that meeting, Ruffin, JR., decided it was time to make his triumphant return to the ring, but this time, the writing ring. Look for his unfiltered column with over 45 years of wrestling knowledge under his mask! We welcome “BRJ” to the RSR team!
By Dave “Mythical” Siderski
Our next mythical matchup features a battle of two exciting and popular Lightweights from the 1980’s as Boom Boom squares off against the Pazmanian Devil.
Mancini was one of the most popular fighters of the early 1980’s, a swarming, high volume puncher who engaged in numerous wars over the course of his career. He emerged into public consciousness, battling gamely against the legendary Alexis Arguello before losing by a 14th round TKO in October 1981. In May 1982, Boom Boom captured the WBA version of the crown, rebounding from early trouble to stop Arturo Frias in the first round. After the fight with Frias, the 21 year old Mancini enters the ring tonight with a record of 23-1, 18 KOs.
“I feel terrific after the fight,” said Guillermo Rigondeaux. “He threw heavy but his style has nothing on mine. My style outmatched his. It’s been 11 months since I’ve been in the ring and I definitely felt some cobwebs but I d like to see some other fighters be out 11 months and come back with a win. I definitely wanted to give the fans a better fight so I need to get back in to the gym, get more active to give a better performance. I promise that with the tools I have now after signing with Roc Nation that next time I’ll be explosive. Thank you to my team for helping me get this win.”
“I have a lot of respect for Miguel. He is a great champion and a great fighter. We knew going into this fight that it would be a difficult journey, but I feel that I was the faster and stronger fighter tonight. I wasn’t hurt by his punches. I want to thank my trainers, they are like my family and the best people I know and I couldn’t have done this without them.”
Canelo Alvarez if you really want to fight “GGG”, you should say, “bring me the head of Gennady Golovkin right now!”–Royce Jackson, Pembroke Pines, FL
In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) and Canelo Álvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) thrilled fans from start to finish with high-intensity action just as promised, but it was Canelo that persevered and was crowned the new WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion with a unanimous decision win after 12-rounds.
Entertainment and sports figures including JAY Z, Beyonce, Mark Wahlberg, Nicey Nash, Mario Lopez, Paulina Rubio, Kate del Castillo, Michael B. Jordan, Sammy Hagar, UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm, Kelly Rowland, Charles Barkley, Erick Aybar, Angie Martinez and former and current fighters Evander Holyfield, Andre Ward, Zab Judah, were all in attendance to catch the excitement live in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Vincent Feigenbutz (21-1, 19 KOs) will defend his interim WBA World Super Middleweight title on January 9 in a rematch with Giovanni De Carolis (23-6, 11 KOs) at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany.
Feigenbutz won a closely contested points decision against De Carolis in their first fight on October 17 in Karlsruhe, but this time, the 20 year-old has promised an improved performance as he intends to leave the decision in no doubt.
George Groves will begin his assault on a fourth World title shot at the top of a stacked Matchroom Boxing and Team Sauerland card at the Copper Box in London on Saturday, January 30, live on Sky Sports.
The Hammersmith man lost out in a split decision to Badou Jack for the WBC Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas in September but has ambitions to land his dream World title in 2016.
Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba Gunning for Adonis “I Don’t Want to Fight Anyone with a Pulse” Stevenson – Breaking Boxing News
This Saturday, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs) will take on Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs) for the mandatory position in the WBC at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec; the winner will challenge Adonis “Superman” Stevenson for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Title in 2016.
Chilemba, 28, was born in Blantyre, Malawi one of the poorest regions in the world. He moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2004 to pursue a professional boxing career. Over the last ten years since his professional debut, Isaac has very quietly climbed the ranks of the light heavyweight division. Earlier this year, he defeated fellow Main Events’ stablemate Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin in the opening bout of the Kovalev-Pascal telecast on HBO World Championship Boxing to become the WBC’s #1 ranked light heavyweight.
Chris Algieri vs. Erick Bone – 10 Round Welterweight Bout
Marcus Browne vs. Francisco Sierra – Eight Round Light Heavyweight Bout
The card is promoted by Rising Boxing Promotions in association with Vincent M Ponte’s Gulf Stream Promotions.
The fight card will also be in conjunction with Ray McCline of The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.
LaManna (18-1, 7 KO’s) of nearby Millville, New Jersey & Vasquez (12-10-2, 8 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua will take part in a 8-round welterweight bout.