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A highlight from The 'Boxing on a Corner while being Robbed in the Matrix with your Bud and a Big Fish' Episode feat. Swerve Strickland
"Here. What up, everybody? Welcome to another episode of the Corner Podcast. Kel Dansby here with the old man, Andreas Hale. So is it a wrestling week here in Vegas, A -W -W, double or nothing, coming to town this weekend. But today is all about boxing. We have to recap Devin Haney versus Vasily Lomachenko. That happened over the weekend. Dre was right next to me. We both seen it. We've seen the fight. We're going to give our opinions. People calling it a robbery. We're going to break down that entire fight. Good fight card as well. Under that, we'll talk the entire environment over this past weekend in boxing. But right before we start recording the show, breaking news broke for most of the people in the world. Breaking news broke. Terrence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr. finally, finally signed the deal. Errol Spence went into camp yesterday morning. People now know why. July 29th, Las Vegas T -Mobile Arena, Spence versus Crawford. Undisputed fight at 147 pounds. Got to love undisputed champions. Just saw undisputed fight last weekend. Two of them. Two, yes. We got to talk Katie Taylor. I mean, there was three undisputed champions if you want to get technical in that one weekend. And then now we have another one signed for this upcoming July. Man, no one can say boxing is dead. How about that? Let's start there. Yeah, no, not at all. I mean, look, so we had Tank and Ryan, Chancel Cameron, Katie Taylor just happened. Clear Shields fights next week. This weekend, we had Devin Haney and Lomachenko. Then we got a few weeks off, kind of. We had Plan Benavidez before then. Yeah, we had Plan Benavidez. We had a Canelo fight in Guadalajara. We might get Canelo and David Benavidez in September. That'd be amazing. Got Jake Paul and Nate Diaz for all of you YouTubers out there and social media influencers. It counts. Fuck y 'all. And now we have Errol Spence and Terrence Crawford. They didn't want to be left out. That's what it feels like to be. They were like, hey, man, everybody's fighting but us. Everybody's making money. You saw Jake and Tommy go. That was this year. Yeah. They went to Saudi, got the bag. Everybody out here making money. You look and the whole pay -per -view is dying. There's so many people streaming it. There's so much of this going on. We can't sell pay -per -views. Ryan and Tango are like, really? Because we're going to do a mill plus and cash out. And they're like, wait. If I just give fights that people want, we can probably get the money we need. This is a huge fight. So the first question, is it the biggest fight of the year? No. And the year's not over yet. It's not. And in terms of success and buzz and build or on paper? Pay -per -view buys gate. Is it going to be the biggest fight of the year? No. Ryan and Tango have that lot. I agree. I've seen people say, well, this would be the biggest. It's the most anticipated fight of the year. Yes. But I was just doing before I was late coming here because as the news broke, I had to write these three burning questions. And one of the questions is, is it bigger? And I said, it's tricky. Most anticipated? Yes. Sure. It all depends on the marketing heading into the fight and how big this fight does pay -per -view wise. But it's very much like Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. It's a big fight. But neither Spence nor Crawford have over a million Instagram followers. Neither of them have over half a million Twitter followers. Whereas Ryan Garcia and Tank Davis were crushing on social media numbers. Oh, insane. And they tapped into the younger demographic. Crawford's 35, Spence's 33. They're not very active on social media. This is a fighter's fight. This is a fight fan's dream. A little more transcendent than that. But it will reach out to other people. I'm sure, because Nelly's fucking talking about Haney and Lomachenko, I'm sure he'll watch this fight. I'm sure there'll be last minute buys. There'll be fight parties. But I don't know if it's going to be the fifth largest gate that Ryan... Ryan and Tank was nuts. And 1 .2 million? This is funny because I did the Zone boxing show right before the fight with Ock and Barack. And me and Ock had a disagreement. Because Ock was like, how many pay -per -views do you think it does? I said, it probably could do a million. He was like, nah, nah, nah. Half a million streaming, blah, blah, blah. I said, I don't think you understand. Because a lot of people are going to impulse buy this fight. They're going to be sitting at home. They're going to see all this buzz of social media. And they're going to go, I ain't got shit else to do because there's nothing happening that night. It was like first round playoff games. So you're going to buy the fight. Nah, nah, nah. People are going to stream it. No, what you don't understand is older people, even the 30 plus crowd, some 30 plus year old stream. But for the most part, if you're sitting at home and you have a little bit of money to spend, you're going to buy the fight. Yeah, because the streams are so inconsistent. Yeah, you don't want to miss a minute of this fight. No, it's going to piss you off. And you'll be like, I need to buy. Even if you have a stream up, it'll crash, crash. You'll be like, nah, I got to buy it. So many people run into that. The kids are the difference because the kids can stream.
A highlight from Boxing with Chris Mannix - Is the Long Bud-Spence Nightmare Over?
"This is boxing with Chris Manning. Now somebody punch him in the face. Anthony Joshua is a composed and ferocious finisher. Watch this. Hosted by SI's Chris mannix. That was my moment. Now with interviews, analysis and everything going on in the world of boxing. When you have talent, you are given another chance. Here's Chris mannix. And we are back. Boxing with Chris mannix, part of the volume sports podcast network called cowherds. Podcast network glad you could join me for this episode where we have some breaking news. I love when that happens. When we have breaking news before the podcast and not after it, we have a deal between Terrence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. for a welterweight title unification fight. The long national nightmare that was Spencer Crawford is over the two will meet on July 29th in Las Vegas all four belts on the line in that fight. Showtime pay per view will distribute ESPN, of course, first to report the news of this story. We're going to get into that. A little bit later in the show, Alexis Rocha, the number one contender, the wbo a 147 pound title, he will join me and talk about what the last couple of months have been like for him. As he is tried to navigate the welterweight waters while Spencer Crawford, we're doing their thing. He is back in action this weekend against Anthony young at fantasy springs in California, stick around for that. Well, as you know, may is a huge month for boxing. You've got Katie Taylor's homecoming in Ireland against chantel Cameron. You've got Devin Haney and Vasily lomachenko for all the belts at one 35. Pay per view is always a great option, but I promise you, there is nothing better than being in person for these title bouts.
A highlight from Haney beats Lomachenko in Controversy | Sign Petition for Boxing Reform!! | Cameron over Katie Taylor
"All right, listen, no screaming. I want to revisit last week. I'm sorry that we were not talking just about the fight that took place, that we have to but stuff that destroys people's lives and people's vocations is not nonsense, it's serious stuff and it needs to be addressed. And we've come to an inroads in this, we've really come to a place now where we can keep talking about it, keep complaining about it, keep running from it. Fans are leaving like crazy. Or we could do something about it. We can stand our ground and say, as I used as our mantra last week, I use it again from that movie network where we open up the window and we just put our heads out and we just yell, I'm mad as hell, I ain't going to take it no more. And I'm not yelling. I'm not yelling like I have the last couple of weeks. I'm tired of yelling. My throat is tired of yelling. My family is tired of hearing me, my grandchildren are tired of asking, or my wife is tired of hearing my grandchildren ask, what does Papa man about? So it's a call to arms. It's to time fight the good fight, the fight that comes sometimes in a person's life. If we care enough about the sport, the participants in the sport, all dimensions of the sport, we want to keep it alive. We want it as it's supposed to be, two men getting in the ring figuring out who's the better man. Not two men getting in the ring and being jousted about by other people outside the ring, by being manipulated by other people outside, the so -called administrators, executors of the sport. No, it's not about that. It's not about people ripping the dreams away from these kids, it's about these kids having their dreams, getting in the ring, having home skills that they've honed for an entire lifetime, made sacrifices. We all make them, but they make them. They don't go to the prom, they don't go to a lot of activities and they're growing up. Most fighters are not ones that play all sports. They usually are ones that are committed to one sport. They're getting up at five in the morning when other kids are sleeping and dreaming. Their dreams are on the road, putting miles in to someday be a champion of the world and be able to realize all the things they want to realize, that we all want to realize, to To live for life in a way that we have an opportunity to live it, whatever our talents are and whatever our courage is and our work ethic is to develop those talents. That's all they ask for. I've seen, I've spent too many years on Friday Night Fights, on ESPN, seeing kids that you don't even know the names. You don't even know the names that had their dreams ripped away when they should have won world title right there, ripped away, back of the line, faced out to the punches again and they never got to the front of the line again, never. Because of whatever you want to call it, whether you want to call it corruption or incompetence, whatever it is, it has to be rectified, it has to be eradicated, it has to be dealt with. Otherwise we're not going to have a sport anymore. We're not going to have a sport anymore. And I'm not talking about the decision, overall decision of Lomachenko and Haney. It was a competitive close fight. I'm talking about week in and week in, week in and week out, there's something that's wrong, nefarious, something that stinks, something we're talking about instead of the fight. A week ago it was the referee stopping the fight. Now it's this, next week it'll be something else. This is a competitive fight. I'm talking about one judge that has to be put out to pasture. I'm talking about one part of the problem of this sport. A judge named Dave Moretti, one of their main go -to guy out there. You know that old saying, he must have pictures on someone. I don't know. But what I do know is I get the picture. We need to get the picture. The picture is clear. People like Dave Moretti shouldn't be the spotlight for this podcast and for other podcasts and other sports shows and forums. It shouldn't be. It should be just Lomachenko and Haney who put everything out there in the square circle in the Chamber of Truth. They laid it out there as fighters do. We have to lay it out there now if we care really about this sport. And we want to keep this sport. We have to do it. And I'm not saying I'm the only one. There's a lot of people that care about the sport. But I was in position to do something for all those years at ESPN where I asked Senator McCain, went to Washington, asked him to start a national commission. And we were getting started. We were moving with it. We ran into roadblocks. Couldn't get it through both houses back and forth, different problems. I've talked about it before. It's in our archives if you want to go and look at past episodes of it. I'm not going to go into it right now. But I want to pick up where we left off. Senator McCain wound up running for something kind of big. President of the United States. So it ended right there. But I want to bring it back.
A highlight from The 'Boxing on a Corner while Dreaming about the Matrix after gifting Rolly a belt' Episode
"We're here. I wish I could lose feeling a call on the corner what up everybody. Welcome to another episode of the corner podcast kell dansby here with the old man Andreas. That ain't important. None of that is important. You gotta change for your chain. You thought I was playing? Yes, man got bling on. I came through with some light. So everybody said. I'm blind. Oh shit, you know, something like just, you know, a little tennis necklace. Thank God you're not wearing D.C.'s with that shit 'cause no D.C.'s. No Jordans, but we're gonna get there. One birthday at a time. Yeah, nah, you know what? You know what I'm getting next year, so don't even what? So now we're three birthdays away from a pair of Jordans. Three. Yeah. What's the other one too? You know I'm getting my dela Hoya abs, and that's gonna set me up. Oh, no, we're not doing this. Okay. All right, that's enough. I told you about the chain. I've delivered on the chain. All right, that's been the corner podcast. We'll see y'all next week, because I ain't doing that shit again. Next year, it is what it is. You gonna catch me next to Big E, just chillin, neither of us were shirt on. He got the chest going, I'm gonna have the abs. We're gonna be like a tag team. I'll just be honorary member of the new day. I'll be slick. I'll be the manager. I grow very careful. And I'll get a cane. And you bring the Jerry Carl back. I've seen you have a curl. I never had no fucking Jerry curl. I ain't had no escort to put no product in my shit. Oh my God, here you go. Okay, so you didn't put product in your hair. Hey, that's the curl. I had curls. Curls. All right, it was a natural curve. And then when we blew it out, it was froze for the hose. All right, that's not politically correct, but hey man, it was the 90s, but we don't do. Yeah, today we are talking boxing huge boxing weekend right here in Vegas, Devin Haney versus lomachenko and the main event Saturday night from the MGM Grand garden arena, my favorite place to watch a fight. So it's going to be dope in there. It's also EDC weekend. So we'll see what the crowd looks like because hotel rooms are like $550. Crazy. Everywhere, which probably doesn't help ticket sales and casual boxing fans to come through for just a regular night. Were you there today? I was there in and out, two seconds. It's like, I mean, we'll get into it, but this fight week feels light for this fight. Yeah, 'cause you don't, I don't know whose fight fans. Well, that's the problem. I mean, in terms of media, blew their travel budgets on tank and Ryan. Yes, right? And then if you look at the hotel rooms, I'm sure a lot of Alice are like, we're gonna pass on Vegas this weekend. Then again, you have EDC, so you have people out here for that. And it's a big fight, but it's a big fight for our core fight fans. Devin hasn't reached that level yet. And even though it's really a lomachenko was once a number one power fight in the world, like nobody really knows who he is. I don't know how this is going to look come Saturday night. I don't care because I think the fight's going to be great. Yeah, I'm on that same level. I'd rather them go for the big venue and maybe just fill the bottom. For looks, then put this in a small venue like teal female. Oh, yeah. I mean, they're gonna pack that out and take it prices, I guess, are crazy, and there's like very little comps in New York for the teal female fight and the whole shit's going to his family. And Josh Taylor wanted the big one, and it was like, maybe the Nixon no they won't. Next are at home. Figuring out what to do with Julius Randle's ass. Like, the fuck? Do you see this? It's empty. So I mean, they'll get the small room and pack that out, but Loma's been in that small room several times. I mean, he's done the big room at MSG too. But this is one of those where it's like, it's just an unfortunate timing of a weekend. But you set a precedent with Devin Haney. And that's all it's for. It's like tanks started doing arenas. And they packed it out. Short, before you even tank was like a draw draw, going to Atlanta. Atlanta showed up. We talked to Leonard ellerbee. Atlanta showed up, but I'm sure a lot of those four seats and everything was calm. 'cause you want the celebs, you want the stars. But now those compass are starting to go down and down and down to the point you get the Ryan flight. And they're looking at people like bro, I don't know what to tell you. You famous, but you ain't that like, so you gotta tell people, no, right? But that with haney, you have to start setting that president. Now he's in the room, Mayweather built. He's like, okay, just like people try to take the Mexican holidays, all this stuff. T mobile's cross street, I get it, but he's a guy kind of from Vegas, quote unquote. You know, he's from Bayer. But from Vegas through his boxing journey and he'd be like, no, this is my room now. I'm going to stay at the MGM. This is a place where Tyson fought. This is the place where Mayweather fought. Those Delaware fights out here. Outside of one randomly, at the Mandalay bay, this is where Della hoy. Like I'm going to be the next guy in this room. And starting it here is not bad. It's going to be the lightest of any fight card, but he's not going to go backwards. It's a good first pay per view, first big room, set the president, because you're never getting the tank fight without it. It's my biggest gripe against boots. Ennis. It's like, yo, boots is great. Talent levels through the roof. No pay per views yet. Headlined one card ever, I think. The Clayton, that was just a show. It was just a long time. Yeah, yeah, or showtime or show it. He headlined one card and no pay per view, no large arena. How are you going to tell this guy to fight? Terence Crawford will never happen. Different stratosphere. So for haney to ever get that fight with tanks in the next three years and not wait it out like every other fight. He has to take these chances. I mean, we're going to talk about the fight being such a huge risk. But there's a narrative that isn't being talked about enough. And we'll talk about last week's bullshit and how it plays into this week's bullshit. We have so much Tyson Fury went on a rampage today with Garcia. It's a lot. But, you know, Rolly Romero got the win off of the bullshit. Where else was there another bullshit? KSI elbow. Elbow, there was the kid blast. Rancid Bartholomew, William in the co main, where we were all like, what? The fuck? Well, what's not being talked about enough is this is Devin Haney's last fight under top rank. Yep. And he's a free agent. Now, conspiracy theorists would say, I don't know if bob wants to let them bells go. Because the money fight for top rank is if lomachenko wins it, he fights your core. Yes. And if you're Devin and it was weird as the press comments, Devin made it a point to say, yes, I'm a free agent, but I love what top ranking ESPN. I love bob. He knows it. Yeah. He ain't burning bridges. No, I mean, this is a tough situation to be in.
A highlight from The 'Fighting on a Corner while in a Barbershop waiting behind the BMF and a Predator' Episode feat. Joaquin Buckley
"Welcome to another episode of the corner podcast kell dansby here with the old man Andrea's hell today we are talking MMA to kick off the show. Why? Because there's not much to talk about, but we have a dope guest Joaquin Buckley joining us on the show today always hilarious always great. So he's going to call in ahead of his fight this weekend chasing the 50 K bonus. The man's highlight reel is crazy he's looking to add to that. So we're talking to him today. And then we thought like, yo, we're just going to talk about Francis and Ghana and the Francis and Ghana news, which we'll get to here shortly, but also Dana White decided to drop all these announcements on our head right before the show. So we'll keep it kind of short and brief because we have a long and special pro wrestling episode this week and then also we have a great boxing episode with Devin Haney versus lomachenko being right here in Vegas. Got to talk about everything that happened last weekend as well in boxing, so boxing episodes going to be stacked, so Dre, let's jump right into MMA today. And Frances and Ghana signs with the PFL, after all, I thought this was where he was going to end up, no matter what, I understand you have to kind of go through the motions. You have to be stupid not to listen to everyone and listen to everyone's offers and do what you can and bump the price up and it appears he wanted things that were beyond just his salary. They gave him a title of head of ESPN Africa or PFL Africa. And then also he put in there that his opponents have to make a certain amount of money as well when they fight him, which good luck with that. Because I don't know who's on there heavyweight roster, that becomes a little weird, but I thought this entire time, this is where we would see Francis Ngannou and the only surprise for this in terms of me when I saw this is that Francis and Gandhi was not going to fight for the PFL until 2024 because this year is adamant about having a boxing match. All right, where do you want to start? All right. Frances in a boxing room. I mean, look, good for him. He says his opponent, wherever he fights is going to get 2 million. Great for them. Him not fighting until 2024 is curious decision. Two years outside of the cage. Yeah. Which means he's spending all of his time boxing, training for a boxing match. He says he's going to take a tune up fight. I have no idea. It's going to have to be an absolute can. And absolute can. You can't put them in there with anybody competitive. No. Then you got to put them in there with somebody that's going to make them a lot of money. That gets dicey because if Francis Ngannou beats up a can, hopefully, and then fight somebody good, but who could it be, right? Can't be Deontay Wilder. Wilder only has one way of boxing and you don't want to risk getting knocked out cold. Well, that's my problem with this is that the PFL is making this huge investment in Frances and if Francis loses a boxing match, it hurts him when he gets back into the cage because it's not with the UFC. It's with a whole new company that is leveraging him to get eyeballs. Well, this is someone like Tyson Fury who are actively carrying him through the match like Floyd carried Connor. But even still, like, whoever it is is going to want to fuck him up. That's the endgame. It's like, all right, I got for instance in here. We'll make and then it's not like Connor and Floyd because Floyd was never worried about Connor knocking him out. Francis got power and you don't want to play with a guy like that too long. Connor had power. That's a different power. Yeah, no technique. I mean, but yeah, kind of was like a you fought it a 145 pounds. He had big power for an MMA fighter Francis did big dude. You don't want to carry that guy that long. But that makes it real dicey. But on the other side of it is, well, hopefully with him and Jake Paul and our PFL, it opens a floodgate for a lot of these fighters to come in. We keep saying like, this dude, UFC's got like 90% of the market, and then one while I truly enjoy their show, you gotta be a hardcore MMA fan because they're only in the states, it seems like once maybe twice a year now. There's no consistency there. PFL can make a dent if they leverage France's Jake Kayla Harrison. I mean, they're signing former UFC fighters. It's not necessarily paying out. No. So I'm not sure how that works, but I'm interested to see where this is going, but I want to give you my hot tuck. I got a hot take. Oh, lord. Here's the hottest rolls of reversed. Yeah, I'm going to give you one. There's a way for for instance a gun when John Jones is fighting PFL. Think about this. John has pretty much one fight left in the UFC. And that's Stephen. Yeah. Other than that, he's not going to fight Tom aspinall. He's not going to fight Sergey pavlovich. He's not going to fight almeida. We look fantastic as past weekend. He's going to retire and in retiring. He gets out of his UFC contract. I think it was maybe he has maybe he only has like one or two fights anyway. Right? 2024, if he's retired, you know how big it is if John comes out of retirement to fight Francis and Ghana. That's huge. Your Susan for everything, breach for contract if he's remotely got a fight line. But I think he's only got somebody will have to find out, but I think he only has like one or two fights on this current contract. It's not a long-term deal. Like he can blow through this if there's two fights, he fights Stipe,
A highlight from The 'Wrestling on a Corner with Saraya before a huge Collision in Las Vegas' Episode feat. AEW star Saraya
"Welcome to another episode of the corner podcast. Kel dansby here with the old man Andreas hell. And if you guys are watching on YouTube, you guys know who else is joining us today. The amazing Surrey is in the building. That's me. And you said my name right, thank you so much. Oh, I think I appreciate you dearly for saying it correctly. Pay attention to that. We start with smoke already. It's not like the hardest day to say. It's not the hottest name. You wouldn't think it was the hottest neighbor. I get when you first see it and no one's saying it to you. You're just like, that looks like a to me, but when I do say it, I mean, it's pretty. Oh, yeah. Easy. Well, apparently it's you. It's easy. I try. Trying to get these pronunciations correct. Appreciate you. We appreciate you coming through the show today. AEW double or nothing coming up next week here in Vegas. So you kind of just popped into Vegas and then have to come back next week. I'm dynamite too. Dynamite rampage on the Wednesday, and then the pay per view on Sunday. Yeah, does that mean you're going to be here all week? Are you going to go home? No, no, no, no, no. No, no, Vegas is very hot. It's a little too hot for little fragile red. But I do live in California there. So I just have to take a 40 minute flight, I'll be back home with my 50 animals and 50 animals. Yeah. Holy shit. That's a lot of. Regard to the sonnet temple festival in between where Ronnie's planes are. Okay. All right, that's true. It is festival season. Yeah. Thankfully, you got to hear it in good time because EDC is this weekend. So it's a madhouse.
A highlight from Boxing with Chris Mannix - A Huge Boxing Weekend
"Coming up in boxing, one of those weeks where you have multiple shows on multiple networks, but because they are on multiple continents, you can watch them all at the same time. Katie Taylor makes her long awaited debut in Ireland when she takes on Chantal Cameron for all the belts at a 140 pounds. That is going to be a wild scene in Dublin. That's a fight that you can watch on to zone. And on ESPN pay per view, Devin Haney, Vasily lomachenko for all the belts at a 135 pounds. So if you're a boxing fan, clear your Saturday, man, you know, because by early afternoon on, you're gonna have something to do. Well, as you know, may is a huge month for boxing. You've got Katie Taylor's homecoming in Ireland against chantel Cameron. You've got Devin Haney and Vasily lomachenko for all the belts at one 35. Pay per view is always a great option. But I promise you, there is nothing better than being in person for these title bouts.
A highlight from Romero Barroso Outrageous Stoppage | Boxing Corruption | UFC Fight Night | Loma Haney | Matt Brown Interview
"Dynamic striking on Ken Ryder joined as always by the voice of all combat sports, the legend teddy Atlas. Teddy normally I'd ask you how you're doing, but I don't even have to ask. I know one of the worst stoppages I've ever seen in boxing, Tony weeks, jumps in, stops the Romero Barroso fight. And my God, I don't even have words. I just want to turn it over to you because the outrage all over the Internet and Twitter was just, I've never seen anything like it. It's why I've got the picture of Tony weeks up behind me with Baidu Jack who got that cut on his forehead, 20 5 stitches were crying to shut it. He let that fight go 5 rounds. That cut happened in the 7th he went to the 1220 weeks is in a Joker. Tony reeks been around a long time to stop the fight the way he did. I said to you and rob on texts like if I robbed a bank with this guy and he was this bad at covering his tracks, I'd be pissed. There wasn't even an attempt to make it look teddy. So bad. No, no, no, no, no, no. Let me correct you. And that's the problem with boxing. You wouldn't be patient. You'd be in jail. Go ahead, continue. And that's it. That's it. That's the bottom line is. There's no accountability. Yep. That's the problem. If you paid someone to fix that fight and that was the job they did, you'd never work with them again. That was the worst stoppage I've ever seen. I'd love to hear an explanation. He was actually landing the more impactful shots. Okay, he got buzzed and he got knocked down, but he was like, we've seen guys like, we'll talk about Steven butler knockout in a minute, but that guy was like on queer street from the first knockdown. And Jack Reese let it gave him every chance, three knockdowns. He was like frigging on spaghetti legs. Barosso never looked in trouble. But that was dangerous. That was dangerous. But that was dangerous. Now you jumping around. Now Jack please that's okay. But listen, he's a friend of mine. I love him. And he's come a long way as a ref. I know when he's started. And I've talked to him, but he's a good person. His partner, and the two of them, he's a judge's partner. They've been once and former detective and of course Jackson former fireman. And good people, but that fight that you're talking about will butler. I use that as an extreme example on the other side of letting it go a little too long, whereas Tony weeks, what are you doing? This kid was a last minute replacement. I think they gave, I think they picked him up like less than a week because the other kid who was supposed to be in their tested positive for a PED, clomiphene or something. And they get this kid last minute. They probably thought the rollies team probably thought, oh, we got an opponent. Let's go, let's get them in. That probably, not a problem. Listen, let's get right to it. Let's be clear. When you were one of the 5 power brokers in the game, there's 5 of them. When you're with one of the 5 power brokers, you are privileged. And rolling or whatever you want to do. Even said that in a pre fight interview, he said I'm privileged. You're privileged. And Romero's privilege. You get destroyed. You get destroyed by tank Davis, a real good, complete fighter. You get destroyed by him. And then you get brought back for some cockamamie title, whatever, I don't even know, I can't even call it a main event on a major network. How is that a main event? I don't know what the whatever. It's absurd, of course, but it's a world of absurdity in my sport, unfortunately. And he gets brought back against a 40 year old guy who's been knocked out twice that they think they're giving him a Christmas gift in May. That's what they think the door. And that's the intention. That's it. But it backfired on him. So plant B, have the referees, step in. Do I have proof of this? No, other than no sport. The history of the sport that my great mentor Costa model used to say, it's either incompetence or corruption and nobody could be that incompetent. Time and time and time and time and time again. Nobody. Teddy, if you want proof just watch what happened. The favorite, the a side was landing punches, and they were like, oh, that's enough. I'm gonna jump off that. I'm a lawyer right now. And God, my daughter's really the lawyer my family. But I'm only right now. Does anybody out there? Anyone. In the jury. And whether you know that night, you the fence of the jury. That's a jury. And damn it. Not voting. You're not doing nothing. If you didn't like a politician, you would vote. You could vote here too. You don't like it after wow. Vote. Couple ways to vote. Turn off the TV. Don't watch the sport. I don't want you to really do that. Call up your account with your assemblyman and say that these pathetic commissions that are there much of the time with taxpayer money that you demand that they start to behave like commissions and take action against such stuff. That's a good start. Do something. Other than that. And then we complain. If we are not part of solving a problem, we're part of the problem. Please, and so as far as 20 weeks, he's made mistakes to say his first one, I've seen him call knockdowns when there was no drag down. He's the only guy who saw it. And like you said, he allowed a horrific cut. Horrific to go on, but yet he's stopped this one. You know, how could you not think? How could the people out there not say that it was plan B, escape plan? That just in case things won't go good and they won't go in good. That they would pull the rip cord and they'd have their guys step in. Again, I have no tangible proof. The only proof I have is you have proof of seeing exactly what happened. Wolf is the proof in the eye. The proof is in the history of the sport. The proof is in how many times we've seen the proof is in me understanding too much. Of how this sport works. Of being at dinners in Europe in the United States where the big dinner looked like the last supper can with the best of everything. You know, where was steaks and the best of Colby's steaks, whatever the hell they had, they had lobsters, the best wines, you know, Caviar, Caviar, would somebody like, I've never eaten Caviar. Would somebody like some Caviar? Everything. And who's at this dinner? All of the judges and revs and inspectors and heads of the organization that are supposed to be administrating the fight that are going to be judging the next day. Refereeing the next day. As I said, administrating the fight the next day. And who do you think's picking up the bill? Who's the host to promote her? The promotion. Well, you don't see graph there. You don't see something wrong there. And then and then yeah, I've sat there and I've heard some of the judges that look so pristine with their iron shirt and so on. Yeah, honorable. And see them lean over to one of the promoters top aides. And say, excuse me, you know, I have my wife flying in this weekend. Do you think maybe I could upgrade my room to a suite? Yeah, we could take, yeah. We'll talk about that with that. Oh, excuse me, another one saying, I have my girlfriend. It's going to go, can I get an extra plane ticket, maybe? You know, could I get a, yeah, let me talk to you. Let me talk to you about those things. Yeah, it's not an envelope of cash stuffed cash underneath a table and a cigar smoke room, but it's graph. It's graph. It's sending a message. You're telling your tone these refs. You're Tony's officials. You take care of me. I take care of you. You want to continue working. The promoters have two much power. There's no separation. There's no separation between church and state. There's no way between the people making money and the people that are supposed to be enforcing rules. There's no separation there. Where they can be elbow to elbow with the people who are going to administrate the rules the next night. And influence them, make it very clear that, you know what? You know who my guy is, right? They don't have to say it. They don't have to say it. And if you want to keep work, guess what? If they don't do the right thing, they don't work. The promoters have that much sway. Where they can say no, we don't want that guy. We're not going to have, we're not going to they're going to eliminate that guy.
A highlight from The 'Fighting on a Corner after a few Tears in the Kingdom of New Jersey' Episode
"Man Andreas hell, coming at you from blue wire studios in the wind resort in Las Vegas, but now hopefully you guys listen to our pro wrestling episode and our boxing episode from this week. This is our UFC episode. It's kind of light because we're talking UFC 28 recapping that. This week, we have rose and stroke versus almeida, main event from North Carolina. I entered the Smith versus Johnny Walker on the card. That's a fight I'm actually intrigued. So Angela Hill versus Mackenzie Dern got moved the week, but we'll talk about that card coming up as well. Recap the whole pay per view, but since it's so light and the kind of a shorter show for us, I want to talk about what you're really excited about this week. And before our boxing show earlier in the week, we talked about it. So might as well talk about it on air. You're excited for Zelda this week. Yes. It's a video game week for you out here. You shout to Brian and the booth. You and Brian, super hype over Zelda and other video games this week. I'm embarrassed to say I have it. Because when I got my Nintendo Switch, you're like, yo, you have to get Zelda. Breath of the wild. Yes. It's still in the plastic. That's a crime. 'cause I'm now almost done with Pokémon. So when I travel, I just been playing Pokémon and that's cool. I haven't even opened breath of the wild. You're fucking. My question to you, I'm looking at Brian and do I have to play breath of the wild before getting this new Zelda. I mean, yeah. Just go. All right, so I could just jump in and go. You could, but I think you're doing yourself a terrible disservice by not playing what is arguably the greatest video game of all time. Ocarina of time. It's better than no creative time. That's it. That's so tough. Straight face. All right, I got to play it then. 'cause that's my number one game ever. And I think N 64 is the greatest console ever because it has like three of my top 5 games involved. Wow. All right. And I just know that it's just in a plastic. I gotta open it. It is truly a remarkable. It's an open world game that is like so open world. Like you have to cook. And it's nothing that's laboriously, it's not like it takes you all day to do shit. Like you make your own weapons. You beat up people with sticks, so you can turn them sticks in the other weapons. So you can make things out of anything you chop down trees. And all of this while you're fighting and getting powers and the breath of the wild is an incredible video game. It's like at my bow and arrows. Yes. Man, as long as I got my bow and arrow and my gap, they got the telecom. Breath of the wild is incredible. So here's the kingdom, I've tried to avoid reading the reviews that have come out because I don't want anything spoiled. I like to be blissfully surprised. But I did everything reviews been a ten. But it says one review caught my particular said, tyranny the kingdom treats, makes breath of the wild feel like the beta test. For two years kingdom, when I was like, okay, that's all I need to know. So it drops as we were going to show Friday. My life is kind of over because busy fight weekends, you're like, oh, fuck it. We got a W rolling to tell. It sucks, man, 'cause I've been so busy, right? I'm still playing the Resident Evil four remake trying to burn through the axis. One of my favorite games of all time. And the remake is really, really good. And it's like, Jedi survivor just came out. I was like, all right, I gotta play this. I'm still playing like bayonetta three on my switch. I bought octopath traveler too. I don't know why I did that. It's like an 80 hour game. I don't think I have time for it. Then Xbox, I think, high 5 rush, and MLB the show, man, my White Sox fucking suck. Oh my God. In real life and in the vehicle. But I'm playing them will be the show. What else? I got there's so many games and then it was like when persona 5 came out on PlayStation. I had this backlog of games, so it was like four. But by the time I was done playing 25, it was like 15 'cause the game's like a hundred hours long. And they say tears of the king is like an 80 hour game, at least. It's over. So to bring the nostalgia back in this because Zelda is such a nostalgic franchise. And to me, it's one of the only franchises and I'll play breath of the wild. But I've heard amazing things, obviously, you call everyone else. It's one of the franchises that never really got messed up. Zelda two sucks on Nintendo. That's so early in the game. It sucks. I was like, what is this? I was so much still plays that. My son played that shit out of blast. No, not the original Zelda two. I'm pretty sure. No, the one that was like a 2D side scroller, it stinks. I think we have it on our stupid Nintendo. Joyce, they came out. It sucks so bad. Fuck that kid. It sucks. Throughout time, okay, after Zelda two, it's been a great franchise. And they've managed to continue it and keep it hot and everything's great. I think Final Fantasy is up there in terms of a few minutes, but not an egregious, but they usually always deliver Grand Theft Auto.
A highlight from The 'Boxing on a Corner with an Aging Legend while a Misfit wears a Rolly' Episode
"On the corner what up everybody. Welcome to another episode of the corner podcast Cal dansby here with the old man Andreas Hale coming at you guys from blue art studios here at the wind resort in Las Vegas shout out to everyone in the booth. We got the a team in the thank you guys. We spent the entire pre show talking about video games. So now we have to switch our minds over to boxing because that's what we're talking today. Hopefully you guys checked out our pro wrestling episode from earlier in the week. That was amazing. Two hours of pro wrestling talk, go check that out. We have MMA still to come this week, recapping last week's pay per view. It's really didn't feel like a pay per view. UFC two 88 that happened in Newark, new Jersey, previewing the card this weekend. I believe it's Charlotte, North Carolina. Your card this weekend. So tons of MMA talk still to come later on in a week. But on today's show, we are recapping Canelo Álvarez winning. But really not in the public opinion. So we're going to talk about Canelo a lot of naysayers coming out. People are starting to feel like there's chinks in the arm. And I'll explain why they're wrong. And then, of course, three fights happening this week and rolling Romero going for a major title at a 140 pounds. You heard that right. Raleigh Romero. And we'll be at that here in Vegas this weekend. Then we have Kazakhstan, genre Beck, defending his title. Please, please, please, Charlotte. Just fight again, but if you can, unify these belts, I want to see if John Beck is the real deal, might not see that this weekend, but we'll talk about that fight and then probably the most buzz around if I just KSI. Fighting Joe fournier, who is a real boxer, I guess. He was a nightclub bouncer and he's a boxer. Sure. Why not? So, KSI is fighting and he's talking about now wanting to fight Tommy Fury next and Jake Paul is, it's a whole world going on over there in misfits boxing that we will talk about. I can't bury the lead. So we're talking salt poverty. You know, I'm the number one solve poppy. Yeah. There's a bomb Filipino restaurant by my new crib. I might have to order. Just haven't delivered. Lumpia, I need poncet, all at now I'm hungry. But I need the full spread. The full spread of the oval all that stuff from the from the spot just to support salt poppy this weekend. So a lot of good stuff going on in the world of boxing. Dre, why every time. Last week's boxing episode, by the way, shout out to everyone who reached out, got a little crazy. We talked about my abs, we'll let you guys go back and listen to the other one. Yeah, we gave a full preview of that. This week we come into the show and for some reason, you got beef on these Twitter streets. I have beef. You always gotta be. I don't have beef. I wrote a story about why Jake Paul and KSI is both the best and the worst thing that can happen in the box. If it happens, and you know, some people like, no, it's awful, they shouldn't let these people fight, and basically the crux of the column is, people can take notes for what Jake Paul and kiss I have done. Yeah. Using leveraging a social media platform and taking training seriously because there's nothing more than people want to see a fight. So if you leverage your platform, you just take notes. KSI and Jake Paul will probably if they do it this year next year whenever they decide to do it. It's going to do huge numbers pay per view. It's a million buys. Yeah. It's a big pay per view. And for people to keep saying that it's killing the sport. Now you should be taking notes. Because, and maybe promoters will start taking notes. Maybe propose will say, you know what, maybe I should put a salt poppy on a major card, right? Like Devin Haney versus vasili lomachenko's next week. We don't expect it to do huge numbers. But let's take salt poppy on the co main event, just see what happens, right? Because he's entertaining, he's got a big social media following. And he can fight. And you know, people were a few people were just like, oh, that's bad for box. You letting these people that don't know how to box. I was like, it's no worse than I go to these fights. And covering the sport for 15 years. And I see these complete mismatches. Between undefeated fighters and guys who have no business in the ring, just getting dragged and getting beat up. So I'd rather see two people with novice skill versus one guy who's superhuman talent versus a bomb just to pat his record. I don't see the difference. Always killing boxes. No boxes be killing boxes for a long time. Yep. He's been making a lot of mistakes. If these fighters learn how to leverage their social media platforms or learn how to be better marketers, maybe they would sell more pay per views, right? And then we can get the fights that we want. Right. You can get the fights that we've been asking for because it yield the results. Like, let's keep it a buck. Ryan García and tank Davis did those numbers because they leveraged their social media platforms, not because there was no title on the line. No, there was a catch weight fight. It meant basically nothing. But we all wanted to see it because they had huge followings. They're really good fighters, and that's what people wanted. But me and you, we're gonna watch all the fights. That's what we do for a living. Even with the UFC, like, we watched top to bottom. But the casual fan, they want something to sink their teeth into. And Jake Paul is mastered that where win or lose people are talking about them.