LA ESQUINA RADIO PRESENTS GATO FIGUEROA PUERTO RICAN BOXER MARCH 27TH 2010

Posted: March 25, 2010 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in Uncategorized
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SATURDAY MARCH 27TH LA ESQUINA RADIO PRESENTS SPECIAL GUEST FRANCISCO “GATO” FIGUEROA Jr. PUERTO RICAN BOXER LIVE ON THE SHOW.

WE WILL INTERVIEW HIM TO FIND OUT HIS PERSONAL STORY OF HOW HE BECAME A PROFESSIONAL BOXER ALONG WITH THE SUCCESS AND REALITY OF THE GAME. HE WILL DISCUSS HIS UPCOMING FIGHT WITH RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV SCHEDULED FOR LAREDO TX MAY 21ST. HE WILL ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS PERSONAL, OR POLITICAL.

PHONE LINES AND INTERNET COMMUNICATION WILL BE OPEN FOR FANS TO ASK QUESTIONS AND GET FEEDBACK …NO HOLDING BACK!!!
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LEARN ABOUT GATO:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Figueroa

GATO’S BOXING RECORD:

http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=149713&cat=boxer

NEXT UP.. THE FEEDBACK FROM SHOW…


FUNNY VIDEO CLIP BEHIND THE SCENES:

AUDIO LINK –> http://www.sendspace.com/file/2yj1m2

JDM= JACKIE DA MODEL
TD=TONY DELAVORA
GF=GATO FIGUEROA

THE FOLLOWING IS THE INTERVIEW IN ITS ENTIRETY.. COMEDY AND ALL! ENJOY
_____________________________

—-INTRO FOR GATO—-
TD= IN THE STUDIO RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FORMER LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD-SOON TO BE THE NEXT LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, PUERTO RICAN BOXER GATO FIGUEROA IN THE BUILDING

TD= SO GATO LETS GET RIGHT INTO IT, YOU HAVE A FIGHT COMING UP.. IM GOING TO LET JACKIE LEAD OFF RIGHT NOW JACKIE LETS GO!..

JDM= WE KNOW GATO BUT THE PUBLIC DOESNT KNOW HIM PERSONALLY..GATO TELL THEM ABOUT YOU, YOUR BACKROUND, WHERE YOU COME FROM.

GF= I WAS BORN IN MANHATTAN RAISED IN THE BRONX, THE BOOGIE DOWN BRONX. PEOPLE SAY BROOKLYN IS THE BOROUGH, I DOUBT THAT. ITS DEFINITELY THE BOOGIE DOWN BRONX.

JDM= OH SO WE ABOUT TO FIGHT WHEN THE SHOWS OVER? -LOL-(IM FROM BROOKLYN)

GF= WE DONT DANCE WE BOOGIE IN THE BRONX

JDM= OH OK YOU DO THE ROCKAWAY I GOT YOU ..

GF= YEA SO YOU KNOW I WAS RAISED IN THE BRONX AND IVE BEEN AN ATHLETE ALL AROUND SINCE THE DAY I WAS BORN.

JDM= ON THE INTERNET IT SAYS YOU WERE BORN IN SANTURCE, PR..WHY IS THAT

GF= ON BOX REC IF YOU LOOK UP MY RECORDS, THEY PUT THAT THERE..BUT I DONT KNOW HOW. MY FATHER IS FROM THERE MAYBE THAT’S WHY.

TD= SO YOU GREW UP IN THE BRONX BASICALLY? WHERE IN THE BRONX?

GF= BY THE GUNHILL SECTION, WEST GATE KEY WAS POPPIN.

TD= I USED TO PLAY BASKETBALL FOR GUNHILL ROAD BACK IN THE DAYS OUR COLORS WERE THAT MUSTARD YELLOW.

GF= I WAS OUT THERE WHEN SKATE KINGS WAS POPPIN.

TD= OH YOU TOOK IT BACK TO SKATE KINGS

–BRIEF INTERLUDE INTRODUCTION TO IAN FIGUEROA III HIS SON WHO WAS WITH HIM–

JDM= HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO START BOXING?, WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BOXING?

GF= I NEVER LIKED BOXING I WAS ALWAYS A WRESTLER. WRESTLING WAS ALWAYS MY THING, BUT NOT THAT WWE/ WWF TYPE WRESTLING. I SAW THE TITO TRINIDAD AND DE LA HOYA FIGHT AND BEING PUERTO RICAN AND FROM THE BRONX I WAS LIKE DAMN.. I GOT INSPIRED WATCHING HIM. I SAID “DAMN IM AN ATHLETE I CAN TAKE A HIT AND I CAN GIVE A HIT IM FAST ENOUGH I GOT THE COJONES TO DO IT”

JDM= SO YOU JUST STARTED BEATING PEOPLE UP??

GF= NAH WHEN TRINIDAD WON, I WAS EXCITED!..AND THEN MY BEST FRIEND CAME OVER ON A SUNDAY AND HE SAID “YOU WANNA BOX”? I SAID “YEA I GUESS LETS DO IT”..SO MONDAY CAME WE JOINED UP, AND THE TRAINER WAS LIKE “ARE YOU READY FOR THIS”?!. HE LOOKED LIKE MICKEY FROM ROCKY TOO, HE WAS 78 YRS OLD. I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO THE NEXT DAY TUESDAY, BUT I DIDNT GO UNTIL A WEEK LATER. THEN WE STARTED TRAINING AND 7 MONTHS LATER I WON THE TITLE OF NEW YORK CITY GOLDEN GLOVES.

JDM & TD= IN 7 MONTHS??!!

GF = YEP 7 MONTHS.

JDM= THATS HAVING NEVER BOXED BEFORE THAT 7 MONTHS AT ALL?

GF= BEFORE THAT 7 MONTHS I ONLY WRESTLED, DID KARATE AND JUST ALL AROUND SPORTS STUFF.

JDM= THATS IMPRESSIVE, SO YOU KNOW KARATE ALSO? IS IT TRUE THAT ITS ILLEGAL WHEN YOU GET INTO A FIGHT? LIKE LETS JUST SAY A RANDOM BAR FIGHT OR SOMETHING WOULD YOU GET IN TROUBLE LEGALLY FOR FIGHTING PROFESSIONAL?

GF= WELL ALOT OF PEOPLE SAY THAT, AND I DOUBT THAT. THE REASON I DOUBT THAT IS BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE STREET FIGHT AND YOUR JUST NOT GOING TO JAIL UNLESS THEY PRESS CHARGES. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS IF MIKE TYSON HITS YOU AND YOU KNOW HES MIKE TYSON WHATS THE NEXT THING YOUR GONNA DO?

JDM= SUE

TD= GO TO THE HOSPITAL

JDM= YEA THAT TOO TONY LOL

GF= YOUR GONNA SUE, I THINK ITS MORE AN EFFECT OF.. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO’S LICENSED OR WHAT NOT..IT’S MORE ABOUT WHO HAS MORE MONEY THAN THE OTHER.

JDM & TD= RIGHT -AGREED-

GF= I COULD FIGHT ANYBODY, YOU COULD FIGHT ANYBODY AND THEY WONT PRESS CHARGES..

TD= IM SCARED TO FIGHT

JDM= LOL

TD= BECAUSE NOWADAYS YOU GET SUED FOR EVERYTHING

JDM= THATS TRUE

TD= LIKE IF THE GUY HAD A BLACK EYE HE WILL SUE YOU FOR MALPRACTICE OF THE EYE OR SCRATCHING LOL..ITS TOO MUCH FIGHTS ARENT EVEN WORTH IT ANYMORE

JDM= ID GET SUED FOR MY ATTITUDE..

JDM= WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON PAULIE MALIGNAGGI WHEN HE LOST THAT FIGHT IN TEXAS BECAUSE OF THE HOMETOWN JUDGE?

GF= THATS JUST HOW BOXING IS MA, THERE IS NO ORGANIZED SANCTIONED BODY THERE IS NO VIEWING.. PEOPLE STILL GO OVER THE CALLS. PAULIE GOT A BAD BREAK.. BUT HE CAME BACK AND ENDED UP SHOWING HIS TRUE COLORS AGAIN AND HES DOING A GREAT JOB, AND IM PROUD OF HIM BEING FROM BROOKLYN NEW YORK. I ALWAYS GO FOR MY NY FIGHTERS AND ALWAYS FOR TEAM USA

TD= NOW THAT YOU MENTION THAT, DECISIVELY JUST KNOCK EM OUT.

GF= ITS NOT AS EASY AS IT GOES, THATS DEFINITELY A HARD BALL GAME..IF YOU HAVE A GUY WITH A HARD CHIN YOU’LL BE THERE ALL DAY.

—BRIEF PAUSE.. TD=WE GOT A MESSAGE THAT SAYS “YEA BABY I GREW UP IN GUNHILL PROJECTS” THAT WAS RICH FROM CORRIENTE LATINA.. TD+JDM+GF= JEA JEAAA JEAAA YEA BABAAYYYY!—

TD= SO WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT RECORD?

GF= 20 WINS, 3 LOSSES AND 13 KNOCKOUTS..

TD= AND ONE DRAW

GF= I DONT COUNT THE DRAW

TD= MY BAD!! DIDNT MEAN TO THROW SALT IN THAT WOUND “I DONT COUNT THE DRAW” LOL..

JDM= BACK UP TONY BACK UP LOL

GF= LOL ..NAH BUT I DONT COUNT THE LOSS

TD= DONT YELL AT ME YOU AINT MY DADDY LOL JK

GF = IM ABOUT TO GET THE HAND WRAPS RIGHT NOW

LOL

—BRIEF MOMENT ADJUSTING MICS – CRACKIN JOKES WE WERE LAUGHING BECAUSE DURING THE MUSIC BREAK GATO GOT ALL RNB ON US DANCING AND LIP SINGING AND WE HAVE VIDEO TO PROVE IT!! —

GF= WHEN I SAY CANT STOP YOU SAY WONT STOP!!!!! (((LIKE AN EMCEE)))

GF= CANT STOP!
TD & JDM= WONT STOP!!

TD= SO GATO IS GONNA BE THE ONLY BOXER IN HISTORY TO DO HIS OWN THEME SONG, PERFORM HIS OWN THEME SONG, PERFORM IT.. AND THEN FIGHT!!

GF= AND DANCE!!

JDM= SO NOW A COUPLE OF RECORD LABELS HAVE HIT ME UP ON MY TEXT .. HAHA JK

TD= LOL I WAS GONNA SAY WHAT THE…

TD= SO YOUR FIGHTING MAY 21ST?

GF= YES MAY 21ST ON ESPN 2 AT 9:00

TD= ESPN DOS… I ONCE HAD A GUY ASK ME IF ESPN 2 WAS SPANISH

JDM= JUST BECAUSE ITS 2?

TD= YEA LIKE ITS MTV2 LOL

TD= SO WHOS THE GUY YOUR FIGHTING?

GF= HIS NAME IS RUSLAN PROVIDNIKOV .. RUSSIAN CAT

TD= WHAT?..POP PO WHO??

JDM= PROVIDNIKOV ! LOL

GF= LOL

JDM= SHTODOKOY??

TD= ARE YOU OBLIGATED TO KNOW YOUR OPPONENTS NAME LIKE THAT? HOW DO YOU EVEN SAY POOK KLAK PO ,, WHAT!.. HOW DO YOU EVEN SPELL THAT??

GF= IM A GOOD SPELLER IM VERY INTELLIGENT

TD= AND YOUR PUERTO RICAN?

GF= YES A SMART PUERTO RICAN

TD= I CONSIDER MYSELF A SMART PUERTO RICAN I DONT KNOW IF I CAN SPELL PRO POK PO WHATEVER

JDM= THE ONLY REASON I CAN PRONOUNCE IT IS BECAUSE OF WORKING IN HEALTHCARE

—–MORE JOKES ON THE NAME…. BACK TO INTERVIEW —-

TD= SO YOU HELD 2 BELTS?

GF= THREE

TD= YOUVE HELD 3 BELTS IN A SHORT SPAN OF HOW MANY YEARS?

GF= 4 YEARS..3 OR 4 ONE OF THOSE TWO

TD= YOUR AVERAGING LIKE A BELT A YEAR

GF= YOUR RIGHT IVE ONLY HAD 16 AMATEUR FIGHTS AND I TURNED PRO AT 25

JDM= YOUR SON IS SHAKING HIS HEAD NO .. LIKE YOU LIAR!.. LOL

GF= I DID .. THE FIRST BELT WAS NYC STATE TITLE, THE SECOND WAS WBC LATIN AMERICAN MUNDO HISPANO, THE THIRD WAS NABF NORTH AMERICAN BOXING FEDERATION TITLE..

TD= NOW THIS FIGHT IS SPECIAL BECAUSE?..

GF= THIS ONE IS SPECIAL BECAUSE IM FIGHTING FOR TWO BELTS SO FOR TWO RANKINGS. THE 2 BELTS ARE AN NABA TITLE WHICH IS IN THE IBF DIVISION, AND IM FIGHTING FOR THE WBO ASIA PACIFIC TITLE WHICH IS WBO ORGANIZATION AND WINNING THESE BELTS WILL PUT ME IN A TOP 5 IN THE IBF AND ALSO IN THE WBO. SO FOR ME ITS MORE ABOUT THE RANKINGS THAN THE BELT. THE BELT IS JUST AN AWARD FOR COMPLETING A TASK.

TD= ABSOLUTELY, IM GOING TO ASK YOU A SERIOUS QUESTION.. BOXING IS NOTORIOUS FOR NOT GETTING THE FIGHTS THAT PEOPLE WANT TO SEE, THIS IS SOMETHING THATS EFFECTED ME .. YOU NEVER SEE PEOPLE FIGHTING IN THEIR PRIME.. WHATS THE BIG MOUTHS NAME??

GF= MAYWEATHER

JDM= LOL MONEY MAYWEATHER

TD= AND THE SMOKE CIGGARETTE DUDE???

GF= MANNY PACQUIAO

TD= WHOS MAYWEATHER FIGHTING NOW?

GF= SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY

TD= THOSE 2 SHOULD BE FIGHTING (MAYWEATHER AND PACQUIAO) .. MAYWEATHER SHOULD NOT BE FIGHTING SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY THATS NOT THE FIGHT PEOPLE WANT RIGHT NOW.. MAYWEATHER DOESNT HAVE A PROBLEM TELLING PEOPLE HES THE BEST WOULD YOU AGREE GATO?

GF= I AGREE

TD= HE CHANGED THE RULES WITH THIS BLOOD TESTING THING TO FIGHT PACQUIAO .. BC THE SUSPICION IS THAT PACQUIAO HAS BEEN GETTING STRONGER AND KNOCKING PPL OUT SO HE MUST BE ON SOMETHING

BOOGIE (DJ) = HE HIT THE DUDE 1,217 TIMES THERES SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT

TD= SO BASICALLY MAYWEATHER IS SAYING THERES NO WAY YOUR THAT GOOD IN JUST A FEW YEARS..

BOOGIE= TONY THROW 1,217 TIMES AND CONNECT !.

TD= IS IT HIS FAULT OR THE PERSON WHO HE WAS HITTING’S FAULT.. GATO YOUR OPINION??

GF= DEEP SIGH..

WE ALL LAUGH

GF= IM A BIG SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY FAN AND I THINK HES A POUND FOR POUND CHAMPION AND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION REAL FAST .. THE SPORT OF BOXING IS ALL MONEY. THATS WHY EVEN THOUGH THE PEOPLE WANNA SEE A FIGHT.. THE PEOPLES FIGHT SOMETIMES DOESNT INCLUDE MONEY. LETS JUST SAY MAYWEATHER BEATS SUGAR SHANE THEN I WOULD THINK MAYWEATHER IS THE SMARTEST BUSINESS MAN IN ALL OF BOXING HISTORY BC IF HE TURNS DOWN A 40 MILLION DOLLAR GIG.. EVERYONE WOULD SAY HES BUGGIN.. BUT IF MAYWEATHER BEATS SUGAR SHANE IN A GREAT FASHION THAT 40 MILLION WOULD TURN INTO ASTRONOMICAL NUMBERS.. AND THEN WHO WOULD BE THE SMARTEST ONE IN THE GAME.

JDM= WHOA!

TD= SEE ON THIS SHOW WE DONT CUT CORNERS I ASK QUESTIONS AND IF IM WRONG ILL SAY IM WRONG.. NOW IN MY OPINION I THINK HE SHOULD FIGHT PACQUIAO BC HE IS ONE OF THE BEST FIGHTERS ON THE PLANET RIGHT NOW DOIN WHAT HES DOIN

GF= WELL MAYWEATHER AND PACQUIAO ARE DEFINITELY BOTH TICKET SELLERS

TD= WHAT IF ANOTHER 2 YEARS PASSES AND SOMEONE ELSE STEPS IN THE RING TO BEAT PACQUIAO WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE PACQUIAO TO FIGHT MAYWEATHER ? THE FIGHT WONT HAPPEN!.

GF= THEN THAT MEANS MAYWEATHER IS ONE OF THE STUPIDEST BUSINESS MEN IN THE WORLD

TD= OH SO NOW WE HAVE A FLIP SIDE TO THE COIN

GF= YEA THERES ALWAYS TWO SIDES TO THE STORY

TD= SO IF HE DROPS THE BALL HES IN THAT POSITION TO TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR DROPPING THE BALL.

GF= OH YES, EITHER WAY MAYWEATHER WILL ALWAYS HAVE HIS OWN FIGHTING STYLE. NOW ITS JUST A MONEY SITUATION. EITHER HE WINS OR LOSES THE MONEY SITUATION. NOW MOST FIGHTERS WOULD WANT THE MONEY. BEING THAT YOUR NOT IN THE POSITION OF MAYWEATHER AND AS AN AVERAGE AMERICAN YOU JUST WANT TO SEE A GOOD FIGHT. BUT.. IF YOU WERE IN THE POSITION OF MAYWEATHER YOU WOULD BE LIKE DAMN..IF I BEAT SUGAR SHANE I WILL SEE MORE MONEY THAN ANY BOXER IN YEARS TO COME..AND IN THE YEARS THAT PASSED

>>>>THIS ENTIRE INTERVIEW CAN BE HEARD VIA AUDIO LINK ABOVE OR EMAIL JACKIEDAMODEL@GMAIL.COM <<<<

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