Boxing photographer Cynthia “Cindy Lou” Saldaña has joined Ringside Report full-time to accompany her husband, Anthony “Stacks” Saldana, to all the fights and snap shots of the action in the ring. We welcome her aboard.
“Bad” Brad Berkwitt will be the Ring Announcer for Team Rouse Kick Boxing Event Saturday January 30th in Dewey Oklahoma
Our very own CEO/Publisher “Bad” Brad Berkwitt will be the celebrity ring announcer this Saturday on the Team Rouse Kickboxing Event in Dewey, Oklahoma. The local online paper Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise had a great story by writer Mike Tupa on Randy Rouse the promoter, the card and “Bad” Brad doing the ring announcing. Read Here.
Yep. That Miami good life ruins a lot of those Cuban cats man. It’s understandable though. Brought up dirt poor and training like demons from a real young age with the dream of making the national team so they can get an extra free meal. SMH. Medal at the world championships or the Olympics, go back home and you’re still no better off than the ragged family next door. F*** THAT!!! DEFECT!!! You end up in Miami – via river canoe through Europe – and comparatively the streets are paved with MF GOLD! Nightlife. Women. Fast cars. For the first time in your life you’ve got money in your pocket. And lots of it. Man, suddenly you don’t want to train so hard anymore.
David Haye is back in the news. Read HERE.
George Foreman, James “Quick” Tillis, Earnie Shavers, Aaron Pryor, Murray Sutherland, & Yaqui Lopez All in One Boxing Book!
RSR Press Release
There are artists that live in the hearts of their fans. When an artist nears the end of their long and illustrious career, they find the time to sit down and reflect, telling intimate stories, recalling the moments that defined their careers and giving insight to those that hope to one day make their way to the position attained by the star.
In BOXING INTERVIEWS OF A LIFETIME, Author “Bad” Brad Berkwitt sits down with many of the stars of the past and present, using his skills as an interviewer to get the inside stories that are seen nowhere else. Stars like Buddy Hackett, Joey Bishop, Al Martino, Jerry Vale and Vanessa Del Rio, along with many of the biggest stars of pugilism to ever lace up the gloves.
BOXING INTERVIEWS OF A LIFETIME is a book that has something for everyone, particularly those with an interest in how Hollywood operates and the strange and funny stories that have gone on behind the scenes. Celebrities of the big screen, TV, sports and more have gathered in one remarkable book, which is now available for purchase.
Once again Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions brings fight fans the LA Fight Club Series. On Friday January 29th undefeated prospect Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez, 15-0, 8 KO’s will headline a 10 round featherweight bout on Boxeo Estelaron on Estrella TV. Ramirez takes on Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin, 28-6-3, 9 KO’s of Chula Vista, California in a 10-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Youth Featherweight Title. Julian is the nephew of the late world-champion boxer Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez and is a local So. Cal favorite. Ramirez last fought in October at the Stubhub Center on the Lucas Matthysse, Viktor Postol undercard. Julian came away with a convincing unanimous decision over Hugo Partida. “El Cameron” is a powerful, come forward fighter who can use this fight against Martin as a major stepping stone in his young career.His opponent, Christopher Martin, has been in the ring with former world title challengers Chris Avalos, Miguel Marriaga, and current WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr., so this fight will be a big measuring stick for Ramirez and his team.
By Andrew “Drew The Picture” Hames
Heading into what may very well be the final game, and even more likely the final Super Bowl in which we ever see the legendary 5-time NFL MVP, multiple milestone-manager and perhaps first “Quarterback/ offensive coordinator”, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning heads into Super Bowl 50 carrying with him perhaps more of a legacy in an improbable Super Bowl birth than any field general the game of football has ever seen. In a season which showed the 39-year-old Manning experience far more struggles, turnovers, borderline blasphemous media criticism and even his first official benching of his career, the former pinnacle piece on the chessboard of Fantasy Football finds himself in what he reportedly was caught on audio telling New England Patriots head coach and long-time Manning rival Bill Belichick may be his “last rodeo”.
Packy’s World: The Real Muhammad Ali, Alexis Arguello, Sergey Kovalev is The Real Deal, Jimmy Durante, My Pal Al, & The Chutzpah Award Goes to the Late Senator Claude Pepper
Oy Vay are you going to hear it today… A warm 80 degrees here today on Key Biscayne, but my heart does go out to all my friends on the east coast who got so much snow. Sadie is on a cleaning spree and already is making plans for my 86th birthday party in April. Oy Vay to the 3rd power! Sadie will have all the yentas over and they will sing out of tune happy birthday, pass gas, blame the broad next to them and have a POLIDENT SMILE. But I endure it because my Sadie means well even if the party is a true bagel breaker!
Look my wrestling flock, if “BRJ” says it, it’s so. RR called me late last night and said this video was shocking. Well, put the kids to sleep, lock your grandma up and turn the volume down, you are about to be shocked by my “Brother in a Speedo” Roman Reigns.
“BRJ” has left the building – Ruff Ruff…
By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña (At Ringside)
Photo by Cynthia Saldaña (At Ringside)
Saturday night during a knock down drag out fight with Dominic Breazeale, 17-0, 15 KO’s and Amir “Hadcore” Monsour, 22-2-1, 16 KO’s who suffered major damage to his jaw and tongue. In his own words on social media, Mansour explains with graphic detail the mouth injury he suffered.
To all the lefties out there, you know what I’m talking about when I say it’s easy to feel neglected. I was talking to a fellow lefty this weekend when he reminded me of that awkward moment when you first learn a new sport from the coach. All the lefties know exactly how this goes. The coach goes through a demonstration of every mechanical movement in displaying the core fundamentals. Then, at the end, He says “If you’re left handed, just do it with the opposite side.” Thanks Coach! For all the struggle that comes with learning a sport as a southpaw it does come with a world of advantage if done correctly.
It’s 5:00 somewhere and Amir Kahn is on his “I want to get Floyd “Make It Rain” Mayweather, JR in the ring because I need the Benjamins Tour again”. Read his latest Rant on TMZ Sports!
Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, The Rock and John Cena CELEBRATE: Boys & Girls Clubs of America and WWE LAUNCH NEW NATIONAL PARTNERS
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a multi-year, national partnership designed to further enhance youth development at local Clubs across the country. The new partnership focuses on bullying prevention efforts around Be a STAR, WWE’s anti-bullying initiative, and its mission to encourage young people to treat each other with respect through education and grassroots initiatives.
By Roy “Sharpshooter” Bennett
It’s getting late have you seen my mates
Ma tell me when the boys get here
It’s seven o’clock and I want to rock
Want to get a belly full of beer
Don’t give us none of your aggravation
We had it with your discipline
Saturday night’s alright for fighting
Get a little action in.–Elton John
If you close your eyes and listen hard enough you can hear it. The distant sound of a blood thirsty crowd roaring themselves hoarse. It’s instinctual. Primal hardwiring. They can sense a fighter’s spirit sag before his body betrays him. The blood surges in their veins and in the shadows facial features contort with rabid anticipation as the wounded warrior wills himself to fight on.
They want the head. Held up for all to see. Gore and all. For some there is no loyalty. Just the spectacle of two fighters stripped to the waist locked in single combat and the thrill of seeing a man fall under the piston like fists of another. But the truth is most could not make the lonely walk to the ring themselves – a long dark tunnel of doubt – without feeling like a man being led to the gallows. Couldn’t handle their fear undulating like a large snake in the pit of the stomach. As the great Pierce Egan said – they were, “without bottom,” – a 19th century euphemism for not having the necessary courage to fight.
Exclusive Interview By Dave “Mythical” Siderski
“The most important life lesson I’ve learned is to be patient, everything has its time. It may not always come at the time you want it but, if you keep persevering, eventually your time will come.”–Toka Khan Clary
Toka Khan Clary knows all about perseverance. At the tender age of 23, he’s already overcome more adversity than the vast majority of men do in a lifetime. As a child, Toka had to assimilate to a new culture in moving to the United States from Liberia. He lost both of his parents at a very young age. Unlike many kids who succumb to the temptations of the street, Toka became determined to succeed at his passion, boxing. His trainer, Peter Manfredo, SR., and adoptive parents, Andrea Watson and Ron Clary were touched by his story along with his tremendous attitude and work ethic. They became important influences in his life. After an outstanding amateur career, Toka has developed into a promising prospect as a professional in the Super Featherweight division, winning his 17 fights, 11 by knockout. Today he talks with RSR about his unique journey, along with his current and future ambitions.
If this were a boxing match if would have been stopped after the first quarter. Carolina led 17-0 after Cam Newton found Corey Brown for an 86 yard touchdown pass with less than a minute remaining in the period. From there, the outcome was never in doubt but the carnage continued. By the end of the 3rd quarter, the Panthers led 34-7 and the rest of the game was garbage time. The Cardinals offense committed 7 turnovers, while Newton threw for 335 yards and accounted for 4 touchdowns, rushing for two and rushing for two. Carolina’s 49 points for the game represents a Conference Championship record for the Super Bowl era. Don’t look now NFL fans but this Panthers team is for real! They will likely be a double digit favorite over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Get your popcorn ready! Super Bowl 50 comes down to New School vs Old School as Cam Newton and the Panthers square off against Peyton Manning and the Broncos, in what is likely to be Peyton’s final game!
In the end, Brady-Manning XVII wasn’t about either quarterback. It was about the Denver Broncos defense which made the Patriots offensive line look utterly pitiful and effectively kept Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman in check. Given New England’s offensive ineptitude, this game easily could have gotten out of hand were it not for the outstanding play of the Patriots defense. After giving up 17 first half points, New England’s defense completely shut down Manning and the Broncos offense in the second half, holding them to less than 250 yards of total offense for the game. The problem was the Patriots offense could not capitalize on the numerous opportunities it was provided to get back in the game. Tom Brady led a desperation drive in the game’s waning moments, finding Gronkowski for a 4 yard touchdown to narrow the lead to 20-18. However, Bradley Roby intercepted Brady on a 2 point conversion attempt to put an end to New England’s chances.
Denver moves on to the Super Bowl where they will face the winner of tonight’s Panthers-Cardinals game.