Benny Ricardo

Cornermen’s last bell, a tribute to Ferdie Pacheco and Rafael Garcia

Once again, ex-NFL kicker, sportscaster, writer, stand-up comic, ring announcer, et cetera, etc. Benny Ricardo has written a great article. This one is in tribute to two of the wonderful people he had the good fortune of knowing. One, Rafael Garcia, who grew up in Puebla, Mexico and the other, Fernand Pacheco who was born in […]

Boxing receives another Black Eye, which has become the norm

Excuse the simplistic headline in regards to the Gennady Golovkin vs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Pay-per-View bout of Saturday, September 16th. Nowadays, it’s more likely you’ll see one of those oh-my-gosh, fake headlines, than the real truth. Truth is – the headline from Saturday’s Main Event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas should read: Boxing […]

Could the Kiwi Parker become the next World Heavyweight Champ?

Another “Letter from Benny” comes our way, Monday, February 23, 2015. Off and on, Benny Ricardo, the CBS broadcaster, standup comic, burnt-out NFL field goal kicker and writer has often been a contributor to SportofBoxing.com offering his insights into the world of boxing, the sweet science. Ricardo: “If you will recall, on July 5, 2012 […]

Worst MMA fighters ever

Worst fighters ever, plus the distinction between Guts and Balls

Too often, only the very best fighters get our attention. Think about it. Where would they be without the losers? The journeymen boxer with that “L” stamped on his or her forehead. The fighters who are willing to make the superstar’s life so rewarding, make them popular and of course make them filthy rich.

Letter from Benny: mourns loss of dear friend Robin Williams

Received August 11, 2014 via iPhone from Ring Announcer, TV & Radio color commentator, Stand-up Comedian, Ex-NFL Kicker, Benny Ricardo: “Tonight, I grieve the loss of my friend and comedy mentor Robin Williams. It was so strange as last night on my flight back from Chicago, I was in such a deep sleep, I didn’t […]

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