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A highlight from Teofimo Lopez upset by George Kambosos | Fulton over Figueroa | Frank Mir KO'ed by Pulev
"Be sure to check that out at dynamic striking dot com. How you doing teddy? I was Thanksgiving. Yeah. Thank you. I hope you guys all good. It was great. We had 25 people relative Friends. Elaine was, you know, just great that she had to cook for that many people and I did it without breaking any dishes of everybody's head and. You know it was great to have family and friends and loved ones altogether appreciative to have each other. I just have the Turkey, but to have each other and be able to there's so many people out there that don't have somebody to be with on Thanksgiving any day. You know? And to know just to know that you got people that care about you. That's important. The people that be there if you need them. And so it was great. I hope all the people out there are fans out there who we love and appreciate. I hope I hope they all had a great Thanksgiving. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I hope rob had a great Thanksgiving with all your families. Your beautiful families, another treat on Thanksgiving Day was this. The rate is one baby. Like my brother from another mother, Stephen a, who I love, like he would say, how about them cowboys? How about them? He's always after the cowboy fence. But yeah, the rate is the rate has kept the lights on. Put it that way. That flickering. The flickering, but he kept they kept the lights on with the wind. And lights that are not flickering or the lights of the New England Patriots. They are not flickering they are strong, 6 wins in a row. I think they're in first place in the division. I said, I said, months ago that I thought the Patriots could win that division. And then you correct me at the time we said well the buffalo boys, oh yeah, their way above them right now. But I said, you never know a team that's really improved. They got to quarterback of the future, my son said that he was back Jones was the quarterback coming out of that class that he thought was the top guy. He thought he was another Tom Brady. Now I know that's a crazy statement. I get it. I get it. But he was saying that he got similarity. He sees the field his intelligence is reliable. You know, I always talk about in all sport, and in all sports that, you know, everyone talks about the talents that are so neon that is so easy to see, you know, speed, power, this, that, but what about being dependable? What about that talent? Being reliable, you know, being consistent. And Mac Jones has that. And he's accurate. And so I said to you, I remember, I said, I think they're going to be back. And here they are. Here they are. You got your ticket, well, you don't need to get a private plane. Are you it's the pilot ready to make that trip to the zombie? Already, LA, here we come. I'm staying with rob. We've got sideline tickets. Oh man, that's going to be beautiful. I'll tell you whose lights weren't flickering or were about to flick around all my children. They've decided that they're now Tennessee Titan fans that we live in Nashville. So they like actively rooting against me on Sunday. I said, guys, we can clown around, but I'm not clowning with this. If you root against the Patriots, we're never letting you back on the bandwagon. Close before the game was over all three of them like that we want New England instead. I got nope, that's not how it was like 20 or whatever. Exactly. And for the first Thanksgiving ever, we had just me and my wife and the four children and went over to some neighbors house, the great jelly roll, the famous southern rapper and country music singer had us over to his house with a bunch of his family and friends. It was a lot of fun and nice experience at different type of Thanksgiving a southern Thanksgiving. If you will, beautiful, big and big again. I don't know how much longer I'm going to be able to talk to you. I mean, you even have a studio setup. I just recognize that. God, he's got a studio. He's got a studio. I do it for the fans. I want this thing to look as professional as possible. I've been here for I've been here for 6 months, but one of these days there's gonna be some book shelves built behind me if I can ever get a contract or contract that I show up at my house. Who helps me over here helps us and he just looked at he put his thumb up, he said, wow, this guy is cooking with gas. He ain't playing around. I know what it was. I knew when it was, you know, very small. I mean, look out of now. He's like cousin Bruce.
A highlight from 263. The long awaited George Kambosos vs. Teofimo Lopez
"Podcast network. We have a great show lined up for you. If you are into the business of boxing, this is a show you want to listen to. Joe markowski, he is the executive vice president over at the zone. The zone, of course, a major power broker in the sport of box. I'm going to talk to Joe about how 2021 has been for the network and more importantly, what is the future of the zone in the boxing space in 2022 and beyond? Stick around for that, a great conversation. A little bit later on, George campos junior, the lightweight contender. He takes on taffy my Lopez this weekend in a long anticipated lightweight match. When I say long anticipated, this fight was originally scheduled for June. It is now happening this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. I talked to George about his preparation for this fight, and why there is so much bad blood between team cambos and team Lopez. Great talk with George campos. As always, best way to support this podcast, head over to Apple podcasts, post a comment, leave a rating, it's simple, it's easy, it's free. It's the best way to make sure that we keep doing this podcast week after week. That's it. All right, onto the show. All right, Joe markowski is here executive vice president over at the zona job. Before we do anything else, I would like to point out, and this was not a setup. But coming into your building, your doorman, one of the first things he said to me was when are we going to get charlo Android? That was not a setup. I didn't lead him into it. I didn't suggest it. He just brought up charlo Android as a mega fight that needs to be made. Well, Chris on the door definitely is a big boxing fan. I've known that since the day I moved in, whether or not he thinks that's the biggest fight in boxing is to be seen. I'll ask him on the way out. But no, he's incredibly excited to see any boxing people come anywhere near the building and sir Chris Maddox walk in this morning was no exception. Hey, love, love the enthusiasm. That's what we need more out of boxing fans. Well, Joe is EVP at the zone, the zone is entering next year. It's fourth full year in the boxing space before that's taking a bit of a spin through the lightweight division. You've got TFM well Lopez against George camb bosses coming up on Saturday. The following week, the other belt, that's available at lightweight. Devin Haney will defend his title against JoJo Diaz. The zone cramming a lot of good fights in towards the end of the year. the end of year schedule? Really, really good. We are ending the year on both sides of the Atlantic in a really positive way. That's by design. It's also reflective of the health of our business and the size and engagement of our subscription based on both the U.S. and the UK. Those positive financials and the positive support we're getting from boxing fans allow us to invest in an increasingly high volume and high quality schedule of events and that makes me happy and excited about the coming weeks and also as we get into 2022 planning as we are now with our promotional partners excited about what's to come. So after an 18 month run where sport has been put through the mill with COVID and the reaction to it and the recovery from it to be ending this year on the front foot in the way that we are is something that we're very proud of. In this has been fun kind of big fight or significant fight after 75, but an ideal world do you have things more spaced out? I mean, you had a summer where it was kind of once a month with some good golden boy shows. Now you've got a run to four, 5, 6 in a row. Ideally for you, do you have a little bit more breathing room between events? I think ideally, if you could wave your magic wand and design a schedule, you'd have never worked that way in boxing. No, it doesn't work out the way in most sports, but definitely not in boxing. There's a bit of an ebbing and flowing in boxing, right? And sometimes we probably have been a bit quieter at some points this year than we'd like to have been, that's not by design or lack of effort, sometimes there just are quite a month in others. And there are busy amounts now. Those are going into one of those busy periods now. I'm very keen that we continue the momentum. We have going into 2022. So to a certain extent, the next 6 weeks from a marketing and productions shooting our talent team turn up and do their jobs and our marketing works in the various places we put it, that will to a certain extent, take care of itself because we have a machine that does that. My thinking now with Eddie and golden boy and the promotional policy work with more broadly is what are we going doing Q one 2022?
A highlight from Terence Crawford's TKO win over Shawn Porter | Teddy Atlas on Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter
"Congratulations on the big teddy Atlas, doctor Atlas foundation dinner on Thursday last week in New York. Yeah, we were blessed. Thank you, successful. I mean, everybody nowadays is concerned in the New York area, I guess in all areas, really, but concerned about downsizing their events to charitable events even canceling some of them going virtual. I felt we needed to get off the floor after having to go virtual as she is, so to speak, and we needed to get out there and do what we do to raise money to help people. And so we normally put it this way. We had to everybody was talking about all the horror stories of dealing with it right now and we had to add like four tables. We were sowed out beyond sought out as I said we had to make more room. And you guys flew in, and I appreciate you guys very much. Showing why I do the podcast with you guys. You know, it's not just because of your efficiency in television work and because the words that come out of your mouth, but it's because of a club of your heart and what's in your heart. So I appreciate you guys. I appreciate everybody that came out and made it beyond successful. I appreciate all the celebrities Tracy Morgan. The great event the Holyfield, the great John stalks the great area of Hawaii. The second biggest voice in MMA Ariel helwani behind teddy Atlas. A lot of these. We had the voice. We had some good we had some good laughs about that. He said he enjoyed when I call you the voice of the voice of MMA. Yeah, yeah. He's a good guy. He's a great guy. He's he is the master out there, the voice is to some really good voices, you know, out there, of course, with MMA, but he's right up there at the top of the list, then he doesn't absolute gentleman. Tremendous respect he has tremendous knowledge and appreciation of the MMA sport that he has and he, you know, he's the man. So you guys are going to it was I'm glad you were there and I'm glad you were able to join the night as well as support the night. And I appreciate everybody. I'd say thank you to everybody. There was a recording was there. There was just so many so many people that as difficult as the environment and at times are, they found a way to be there. They got all of them at the end of my art and are there for one one collective reason to help people and to fight for people that can't fight for themselves. And will be able to now continue doing that for artists here and beyond. Because of that night because of the people's charity and does goodness of their their giving. So it reminds us, you know, I didn't know when I first started to dinner 25 years ago for the charity. I didn't know that it was I really didn't. I didn't consciously really put a lot of thought into it being a week before Thanksgiving. The Thursday before Thanksgiving. And now it's time goes on everyone knows that it is. And it becomes more clearer. It's just a reminder to me. To all of us, what were thankful for and how thankful we should be an appreciative we should be. When we are reminded right in the face of the problems that others have, the big problems and the little ones like they can't sit down with a Turkey dinner with their family that we just, I don't want to say we take for granted, but we just know we're going to do it. And so I guess, I guess there's a purpose for it falling on that day. And, you know, the Saturday after the Saturday after the dinner, we did what we always do. We had that at a thousand turkeys and all the trimmings, the people that otherwise wouldn't have it traditional Thanksgiving dinner. And I'll leave it with this. People say, you know, you're telling the purpose to it is so people don't go hungry. Obviously that's part of it, but I've got to be honest. I was thinking again, Darcy is all these people coming in to get their turkeys and all the trimmings. And as much as is to satisfy obviously a human need D as that you can eat anything. But the reason that this is important is that everybody feels equal. Everybody feels that they matter. Everybody's able to sit down and have a Turkey dinner with their family and feel the dignity that that brings somebody. That they could have everybody together, no different than anyone else. No matter what they have and they don't have on that day. They can sit with their family across the table, and enjoy a traditional dinner. And feel the way everyone should feel. On a special day, that dead together. Anyway, thank you, everybody. There's part of that. Let's move forward with this. The show and thank you guys for always being here on the show. Of course, no problem. And yeah, it was an awesome event. Hey, before we jump into things, guys, I know everyone's here. Everyone's here to hear about the Porter, Crawford fight, but just want to give a quick shout out to our number one sponsor athletic greens these guys have been with us for a long time. I credit them with a lot of my running success. I just ran a half marathon yesterday on Saturday, came in second overall, ran a 92nd PR ran one ten, which, you know, 50 years old it ain't easy to run a faster than you ran the year before, but I was able to do it and I credit a lot of athletic greens with a lot of that success. Again, I've been banging the drum on this for a long time, but these guys spent ten years with top nutritionists and doctors to create this formula.
A highlight from 262. Terence Crawford not backing down from Shawn Porter
"You're not. We've been in Manchester for like three hours, and all you've done is complain. Well, there's a lot to complain about here in Manchester, New Hampshire. First of all, everything ends by 8 p.m.. There's no Latinos, then there's no fun around here. You have individually increased the diversity by 17%. I have made this place cooler and more colorful. Definitely have done that. But you've also been griping, belly aching, all this. I hate the cold medics. I hate the cold. It's like 65° out there. Cold. Okay. All right, we are in Manchester, the site of Demetrius androids, middleweight title defense against Jason quickly. We're going to talk about that fight, but can we address off the top? Android pump you. He went at me in the fighter meeting. Demetrius Android punked his number one fanboy, Chris mannix at the fighter meeting in straight let him have he was ripping you apart. I want to stop the fight if you're a referee. I don't get it. If I was a referee, I would have stopped the fight. Why is he ripping me apart? I don't know. He's angry. He's angry that after Jaime won last week. I didn't push for mongia versus Android. When the reality is Sergio, I've done that like a dozen times. Like, in the ring with Jaime, I have asked him about Demeter's answer. I don't do it one time. And all of a sudden Demetrius Andrea turns on me. Like what is that? Hey, listen. This loyalty, you're used to that. You're a custom disloyalty. Current loyal to anybody, but I love the fact I think everyone in that room loved the fact that you'll tearing you to shit. It doesn't make any sense, though. I have been his strongest advocate. There is nobody out there calling for Demetrius Android to be in big fights more than I am. Moreover, there is nobody out there that spends as much time around him outside of fights, I've been to Miami where he's trained. I've been to Providence several times. I've written about him extensively. Nobody else in the national media is paying more attention to Demetrius Andrea. He shows up at the fighter meeting and slaps me around. I wish you would have had this passion when he was punky. I was mystified. I was yelling at me. This is the way you should have spoke to Andrew, but I was telling you. I did not know how to react because Andrew was. I didn't know how to read. He was slapping you around. I thought he was kidding at first. But he wasn't. No, he had a chip on his shoulder. Yeah, he let you have it. You love that chip. I love everyone there. Him slapping you around. All right. We're going to talk about to meet your Sandra. He fights Jake Taylor. I did not tuck tail and run. Friday on da zone, but first Sergio, the big news outside the ring this week, Canelo Álvarez has set his sights on another opponent. And it's not a champion at one 60. It's not a contender at one 68. It's not a title holder at one 75. It is junior Micah. The hundred and 200 pound. The Cruiserweight champion of the WBC, so he fights it right around 190 pounds now, which I guess the new WBC rule. Canelo wants to move up and fight for a Cruiserweight title, which if he wins will give him a championship in a 5th way class. What was your reaction to Canelo's big announcement? Well, I had to look up who this, how do you say his name mabo? How to look up his name is resume, and then I realized that, you know, he picked up a strappy canoe's chasing history. So you got to give him credit for that. He's chasing history. You already became the first Mexican super middleweight champion. To do that in history. So now he wants to become the first Mexican 5 division world champion. I mean, you've had guys like Jorge arson and Morales brothers. All the greats you've had great champions do it in four division but to be the first in 5, that special. So this is just something that he's chasing greatness he's chasing a record. It's not going to be a fan friendly fight. I'm sure people are still going to flock to it because it's Canelo. But it does nothing for the average boxing fan and I doubt that it'll do big numbers. But history wise, when you look back at this and you look at Canelo and everything he did for all the haters that he has for all the people that say that he'll never amount to Chavez, I mean, you look at the resume, you look at the record, you see what he did from winning titles from one 47 auto way to 200 or one 90, whatever it is. Come on, man, you're not going to be able to doubt that for ten, 15, 20 years from now when you look back in hindsight, Canelo is going to be the greatest Mexican fight, and then you're going to say one of the greatest ever period. So I don't like this fight for a few reasons. I respect Canelo for wanting to do this. Say what you want about Macau, but he can crack. And you're talking about a fighter that is topped out at one 75. Just once going up to one 90 ish and fighting a Cruiserweight with real power. So I respect Canelo for doing that. But here's why I don't like it. One Cruiserweight is not sexy. Roy Jones going from light heavyweight to heavyweight. That was sexy. Like, becoming the heavyweight champion was something. The Cruiserweight is basically a way station of a weight classes. It is a pit stop for a lot of fighters on their way to heavyweight. Alexander Isaac popped in one four titles left, became the heavyweight champion. I think you'd agree. A much better deal. Is the unified heavyweight champion that he was as undisputed Cruiserweight champion. That's number one. Number two, he's fighting a real fighter with real power. But he's not fighting the best at Cruiserweight. The best occurs weight right now is Mars breed us. Mars breed us is the guy that won the world boxing super series who is, as we speak, the number one Cruiserweight in the world. I'd probably like it a little bit more if he was challenging Mari's practice. This to me feels like how Canelo challenge covalent for that light heavyweight title. Covalent was the biggest name at light heavyweight. But nobody would say kovalev was the biggest of the biggest star. He was a big star. The best fighter I should say at light heavyweight. So I don't love the choice of opponents going up to Cruiserweight. It feels like he's selecting this guy for a very specific reason. Most importantly, though, we kind of saw this song play out back in 2003, Sergio, because Roy Jones moved up to heavyweight, beat Java Ruiz, Pinnacle moment of his career, becoming heavyweight champion. But then he had to go back down. And that wasn't good for him. Now, I've heard the argument that Roy Jones was past his prime anyway that Antonio tarver was going to catch up to him no matter what. Tarver did two fights later stopping Roy Jones. But Roy has often said that the weight cut hurt him. So Canelo going from one 68 in this last fight to let's say one 85, one 86 to go up and fight Mika bu coming back down, which he's going to do. He's not going to stay at Cruiserweight. Coming back down, I got to feel that would cost him. So you're a fighter. What do you think of that? Do you believe there's truth to the argument that cutting that much weight coming back down will be a problem? First of all, before you started this whole harangue, is that the word? No, it's not the word. You said the word sexy. Yes. It just doesn't sound right coming out of your mouth. But yeah, you're right. It's not appealing. It's not appealing to go all the way up and fight a nobody that nobody really knows just to pick up a belt and take a calculator risk to become a fight division world champion. But history doesn't remember that history just remembers where you put on paper. Did you or did you not move up all the way to Cruiserweight to pick up a strap? Yes, you did. Did Roy Jones junior beat a heavyweight that he started his career at middleweight and beat a heavyweight yes
A highlight from Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter Preview | Holloway Rodriguez Breakdown | Munguia Rosado Breakdown
"Welcome to the fight with teddy Atlas presented by dynamic striking on Ken ride out joined as always by not only the voice of boxing for the past 25 years, but now widely recognized as the voice of UFC and MMA, the great teddy Atlas. Digging into those. There you go. If we need it, we need a sound board. We need a sound effect board right now where I can hit. For a zinger to the hardcore MMA fans that have a problem with anyone else trying to talk about the sport. They've been very gracious. Those fans have been gracious. Most of them there's a couple lunatics out there that don't think that we should be discussing, but I digress. We've got the vote of approval from the great Matt Sarah and ray Longo. So that's all that matters is the people that are big in the sport. They like us and we love them and we love all the UFC fans obviously. And we've got a lot to discuss today. But before we get into the UFC, there was some pretty good boxing action this weekend. Hi, Melania gets the win over always game Gabe rizado. How'd you like that action? Yeah, before I start with that, I got a congratulate producer. You're not totally a guy who's had a win Marriott,
A highlight from 261. The future is bright for David Benavidez
"To win. This is boxing with Chris Manning or 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 and analysis and everything going on in the world of boxing. When you have talent, you are given another chance. Here's Christmas. All right, welcome back to another episode of boxing with Chris manics part of the volume sports podcast network. We got a great show lined up for you today. Kevin aioli, senior combat sports writer over at Yahoo sports covering boxing and MMA. He joins me to run through all the news of the past week we talk Canelo. We talk golovkin. We talk muggia against rosato, lot to get into with Kevin aioli. A little bit later on, David Benavidez, former 168 pound title holder and a potential opponent for Canelo Álvarez in 2022. He has got a fight of his own this week and I talked to Benavidez about that fight and what he needs to do to secure that fight with Canelo. As always, best way to support this podcast, get over at Apple podcast, post a comment, leave a rating. It's simple. It's easy. It's free. It's the best way to make sure that we keep doing this podcast week after week. That's it. All right, onto the show. All right, Kevin, aioli is here senior combat sports writer over at Yahoo, sports covering boxing and mixed martial arts. What's happening, Kevin, good to talk to you again. And I'm busy couple of weeks, Chris, a lot of good fights, a lot of good fights coming up, so really excited, really been busy enjoying everything. Yeah, it's a great stretch. I mean, obviously you covered both MMA in boxing, but it's been the start of a really good stretch in boxing that began last weekend with Canelo, continues this coming weekend with David Benavidez back in action all throughout the month next month and a half. So we're finally getting some pretty good fights in boxing. So before we look ahead, I want to look back for a minute at this past weekend. Canelo and Caleb Plant. You know, Sergio Mora and I talked about this on a previous podcast, but I wanted to get your thoughts on canal's performance, plants performance, how the fight played out. What did you think? Well, you know, I thought that Canelo did what Canelo does. You know, he came out. He was going after the body brutally early in the fight. And he basically, you know, he's a patient fighter Christian. You know, he's not a guy like Mike Tyson that's looking to get you out of there in Iran or two. to invest time to break you down so that, you know, once he does that then, there's no getting up. And I thought he did that very brutally very efficiently. You know, and I just didn't think Caleb through enough. You know, it was odd to me that Caleb would come out and he would throw a lot of the punches, you know, kind of, you know, in the first 30 seconds of the run. And then the rest of the round, you know, he sort of didn't throw a ton of punches. Had a good job. I think the elements were there for Caleb to do even better than he did. And I think he did well. You know, I'm not criticizing him. But when we're looking at beating Canelo Álvarez, you have to be better than just okay or good. You have to be great. And he wasn't great by any stretch on that night. You know, but in Canelo Álvarez, I think we have to start talking about him in all time terms. You know, he's one of the guys that, you know, when we look at him, you know, he's obviously going to be a member of the international boxing Hall of Fame when he's through. And we're going to be looking at a guy kind of like Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Andre ward is one of the best to ever do it. One of the best coming out of this era. I agree. He's now entered that stratosphere. And if he goes up to light heavyweight and accomplishes what he did at super middleweight, it's just going to be another mile stone type of achievement for him. I was impressed, of course, with Canelo, I couldn't agree more with you on Caleb Plant and really any kind of opponent and we've seen this really in a virtually every opponent since Gennady Golovkin, where guys just don't throw. And at least they're not throwing right hands. And I don't believe you can beat Canelo Álvarez, Kevin, unless you're willing to open up and throw right hands. Plant was using the jab. His defense was pretty good at least in the first half of the fight. But he wasn't willing to throw. And if you're not going to engage with Canelo, you're just not going to win. You're not going to win enough rounds on the judge's scorecard, you're certainly not going to hurt him. You're not going to create a difference making type of opportunity. And that's sort of what I saw with Caleb Plant. I did think it you saw that video of course of the talk. I describe it. Like plant kind of fishing for compliments. Like when in the middle of the 9th round of that fight, what was your what was your reaction to that? I almost thought that was kind of like a concession on plants part. You know what? Hey, you know, I'm done, but I did good. I did as good as I could have thought. I survived into the latter half of the fight and you know, good job to you. To me, I thought it was a presidential candidate's concession speech, right? You know, that's sort of what I saw that as he knew he wasn't going to win it, you know, hey, our idea is still rain on. You know, and that was how I thought. Yeah, it was funny. I don't think I've ever seen that before. Guys like, hey, asking his opponent to tell him how good he is at that moment. It was just kind of weird to watch that play out on video. You know, I read your column afterwards, Kevin.
A highlight from Canelo KOs Plant | UFC 268 | Usman Covington 2 | Gaethje Chandler | Rose Weili 2
"Of boxing and MMA, the great teddy Atlas teddy how you doing? You love giving it to those MMA fans. Out there a little bit or some of the some of the die hard ones. That haven't quite allowed me into their company yet. You know, and in this, I appreciate that. I appreciate I work to fight the other night unbelievable would do that later. Would do boxing first, just so people don't think that I've completely betrayed them. Over to the UFC side, but I was at the garden, unbelievable, forget about what talk about it's just incredible. But a lot of people were coming up to me and talking about the podcast talking about obviously a little bit of boxes of but it was a UFC crowd, so they all say, we're glad you with the UFC. But you know, I know that there's ones out there that haven't quite warmed up to the moment of accepting this caveman. You know? And I humbly submit to the fans out there that I am a caveman in their sport. But I do, I do understand a little some of our fighting. That's right. And when they're standing, you know what? It's boxing. When they're standing, they're fighting their boxing. And even when they're on the floor, yeah, I don't know the jiu-jitsu. Holds and moves and how to properly technicalities. How to properly call it for what it is. But I know when somebody's good. I know when somebody even on a mat outside of my terrain when they're on the mat that when they're using this and when they're finding a way. And when it's, as I've caught it before, when it's floor chess, because it becomes floor chest for me. Because in boxing, I was always about the intricacies, and that's just about all struggles tough faster. But who smaller? Who figures out? Who figures that out? You know? And so I see that. But again, I appreciate the fez. Thank you for letting me into your house. Thank you for being so gracious, so warm. There's a few years out there that still got a little way to go baby. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know, but you know what? You have people that do stuff that we do. And that I did 40 years at ESPN, the commentators, the play by play guys. They couldn't be better people. Again, I say to my had to work with them, I was saying to them to Brett. And to his partner, I was saying, you know, thank you again for allowing this for allowing this primitive primate, allowing us primate to invade your area and they left. They say, no, we're glad to have you. So if you needed further evidence of your acceptance by the hardcores, but by the people that I think are important, I bumped into Matt Serra and ray Longo in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel in New York this week and I was here to run the marathon, the Hilton happens to be the official hotel for the pros and for the UFC. So as I walked in, it was like worlds colliding. But the first person I see is Matt Serra and he couldn't be he couldn't have been nicer. He said that give teddy my best. Let me introduce you a really long while those guys were the best in right Longo said, I love when you call teddy the voice of MMA and the voice of the UFC because he understands more than most of the people that have been here for a while. So shout out to Matt Serra ray Longo, great seeing you guys. But teddy before we get too heavy into the USC stuff, let's get into bars. Before we get into boxing, we're going to be talking about a champion, a special champion, obviously in the boxing. So let me just take a moment to talk about another champion who happens to be here sitting to my left to champion of the masses class in the New York marathon, just as you said, just as parents on the he came in first unbelievable time of two 33. Congratulations. Thank you. Really. I mean, tremendous. Thank you. Very proud of you. And I've gotten people would say, tell Ken, good luck. Good luck. So you guys out there he won. He won. And really represented to show really well represented himself and his family really well. And it's just give a little because what a throw it must be. Really, what an experience. You're running a New York marathon. What's the greatest runners in the world? Huge field. You've got to go to my territory. You get on a bus, you live in a hotel. You must feel like you're going to a world title fight. They did it right. I was very honored to be invited into the elite amateur field so I took the bus with the pros. They treated us great. But still very surreal. It's hard not to get choked up thinking like where I came from. I mean, the first time I ran this race in the late 90s, I ran maybe three 20. If you told me I would win any not just my age group I won my age group 50 plus by 16 minutes, but I beat everyone over 40 as well. I won by I beat one guy by three seconds and then the next people were a few minutes back.
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"Is sitting ringside. This is episode number one. Oh eight i'm your host robert via and as always with me. my host. David rodriguez and producer of fi book may sitting ringside rudy laura. How's it going fellas up as going man bench work within busy today. It's been raining for four days. Straight seems like ryder. Five days should be going only really had the rain for like two hours but it feels like it's been for like a month getting that much rain real. Yeah and now it's gone. We're not gonna have rain for probably another week or so. I don't know our our weather here. Sucks ass. It's not like texas where it rains like for thirty days and then it stops one and it's back like a week. Well that'll be snowing soon. Enough mc thirty in the mountain. yeah. I've seen a few places that already getting for snow but i'm still appear in the mountains waiting for it. 'cause i get hit like a son of a bitch i heard. Yeah we got dawson. Shot you guys We have a awesome guest. I mean all our guests are awesome But tonight we're going to have a adam. The most hated opening is a former enemy fighter. A former fight world champ Was actually even a convicted felon at one time. And now here's an attorney at law. I mean what a turn of events for him and historic frigging awesome. I love it He just had a vice episode done on him Not too long ago. Maybe like maybe. I don't know four days ago like that. Yeah great great timing too because if you haven't caught that episode yeah for sure if any of our listeners with vice always some great content yeah super interesting guy adam like you said. Raba practices law now He was a bad acid. Bad bad dude. In and we had the pleasure of chatting with him. The week of the debut of his vice episode at great timing. I can't wait to chat with him. And i didn't even know that episode is gonna air when i was talking to him last week. She's scheduled to come on this week. So it's it's pretty bad as i don't know we might be. The first ipod has to have a lot after the biceps owed. We'll have to ask him. But that's pretty cool Before we get started on H ki ay Right now the websites down. It's getting worked on its Under construction so once it's back up. I will posted on my facebook and twitter but Once it is a up and running and ray rock and roll you can go to hp usa. Show your support the love to per fighters so whatever you can buy from them you know it all goes back to to the fighters partner promotion that we work with and also Let me pull up a something here. Real quick By booking to me is now Collaborating and partnering with Umma ask that is. That's huge The owner of that promotion website the Contact mini in there like We like what you guys do. Fight book remain. We want to work with you closely. So check us out. We are on their website. The homepage all our articles. Everything that we publish is gonna be streamed on their website. So that's pretty bad ass. Let's go real quick on the schedule for the upcoming events tonight cage warriors. One twenty seven tomorrow Combat the global twenty one also Bela tor to sixty seven roberson. Mvp to cage warriors. One twenty eight and then saturday cage. Warriors went twenty nine. Cfc one to one. And then you have cnn espn plus fifty one. That's a lot of fights and embodied seeing there's a card in monterey mahyco We have vs oliver florida's And in london. Chris eubank vs on totally muratov. So and also this saturday Major league wrestling gonna put on an event and fiber given me got invited to go in. Cover that show So we're going to be in the house at the major league professional wrestling league of We'll have that article out on wednesday. 'cause that's when they're gonna air it in. We can't spoil the the fund that happened on saturday night while speaking of saturday night. Last saturday night there was a pretty interesting night We knew the card itself we talked about it last week at a potential being a nine or ten and ended near nearly lived up to a man of usc to sixty six Vulcanology ortego That fight was everything. Thought it was going to be possibly one of the greatest better way fights that ever happened. I mean what do you think rob man. Brian otake brian g. I mean that guy. He couldn't see out of his right eye and he was just getting out. But you know what man he hung in there. He's gotta chin alexander kudos to him for Not getting submitted twice. I mean he's he's a bad as you know. We talked about this last week to. We said that. If brian rotator takes vulcanology it's done this wrong. The longer he hung in the fight was the that opportunity for like we talked about. Last week reiner take a man. He almost had him with tea city with his own special movement. I would have been so legit ending the fight that way. But that guillotine was nasty man wilkin ascii Prove that he's one of the top one of the best of all time and He's still gonna keep fighting the best guys in federation visions loaded In my opinion the giga easy fight super interesting. Your boy rodriguez is finally gonna fight. Max holloway won't believe cage but with you bro with you can ask to. We all have. Okay now skimming but yeah. He's proven that he's the champion. He's the guy got a beach. Yeah man that main event was wild and capped off the crazy crazy event. I mean shit. Returning nikki is I guess we get to that. Got out of that fight was. Brian can take a beating. He didn't do anything spectacular. alexander's the one. Who stuck out the most mean he he went in there and just grinded this dude down and it was ugly. Yeah yeah you know. Brian almost got him in a couple of desperation attempts twice. But that's all it was bro. In my opinion desperation pulled off something. He managed to get alexander when he's he's going all
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"I am your host robert and as always with be my buddy my co host david rather years and one of my best friends rudy. Laura producer five academy and producer of sitting side. How's it going fellas chit be another another day of having a show on a thursday night hanging out with the peop- like y'all all wait. There is one guy that's pissing. What's his knee. Can't think of his name. Sorry in bed or something like that. i don't now. Let's put the beverly for mister jerry kelly or listen out there jarrett where you at in the words of the the the. The brother scared for me battling well. This is episode number one zero seven and before we get started. Quick shot up to hp usa. Go to fight. Book dot com. Hit the tab Like always say every freaking thursday night support them. Because they support fighters they are making fighters dreams come true by hooking them up with a lot of awesome gear You can actually go and purchase on fiber. May boxing gloves and some pipe academy me gloves. So go there and order it in. Get find either Message off your Also to Faulk sound fuel Don't forget to hit them up as well. Use discount code in all caps f. b. m. a. and you'll get the between fifteen to twenty percent of all your purchases and everybody that Partnered with us that we were closely with all the promotions. Also you can check them out by clicking the tabas well out the website and go to our story sees if you buy some stuff from there you also helping out a local story here. Khazei are a business up with some type book enemy t shirts. They're like told bucks so and they're very good shirts. They're awesome shirts. So go in right right now. You can predict the outcome of the. Da's lawler fi. I will send you a fight book information about that. Let's go let's up but we do have a great show. There is a couple of events happening along with you. See to sixty six with the press. Conference did happen today. We'll get to that. We'll get to our picks and predictions We do have special guests to randy. Bacardi will be joining us. mexico guy to las cruces so looking forward to speaking with him You actually fighting in bc right vancouver up for the heavyweight belt so we'll get with him here. Maybe at the thirty minute mark here what will have jump on so well I know really missed out on the fights a from sniffers span. I didn't miss it I know david you watch us. Some of the fights Let's go ahead and recap that real quick The start off with the prelims man. Would you think of The fight there. The i mean We talked about. I mean the what was your pick provided night again rudy last week. You remember I don't think i picked anything he did. I thought it was the joaquin bulk. Jarrett thank you picked up joaquin. Buckley antonio royal. I mean that fight. Was you know pretty damn crazy. The outcome happened there. But early. On mantell jackson jp bays. I mean that fight was database Hail mary submissions. Kinda got out class a little bit. But when they're against a tough mantell jackson man. I really enjoyed that Early in the night Carlson harris was super impressive. Guys like low key on a seven fight winning streak and made it look pretty easy against because saga ogoni. So yeah i mean early on. Go to say the draw that happened. I don't know if you're listening if you would call that draw. I mean yeah it it did happen. It was a draw. But that's another thing for able to predict the draw. You listen to this show will send you a fight book anime t-shirt to as well so then that that that means that mark is gonna be picking fights as a job. It's gotta be one fight. Martin yes hey. I said there was going to be a draw this card. See say there's probably going to be a draw. Yuccas hannah goldie. I mean wrong. Shoe fought there was a bunch of guys who weird names wrong shoe. And then i'll ten gailey what. Yeah i'll ching gallow was fighting I think oh. What's her name Aaron blanchfield is super dominant to in their Alpar credit to her. She hung in there tough but she was getting beat up. Pretty bad The women's fights great. I mean it started out the night with a pick whitmore he got starch. Hannah goldie looks great Be interested to see who they match up with followed by the draw and like i said croston harris. That guy looked good man. He's a tough bastard at one. Seventy misao. It looked like a pretty good event. Man young man it overall the event was pretty good. I'd give it just by looking at the at the results and stuff. Yeah yes solid. Seven seven and a half. It was good. It was good. And i'm glad the hannah wine. I really am glad that she wanted because She's she's going to be one to to look out for them. What favorite fight of the night. No doubt about it was nate madison. Tony gravelly just the way like first round win unbelievable and as far as a round of the year like a fucking killer matt a fight like matchup wise. i could see why they kept. These guys matched up. I think fight got cancelled previously. But look what happened. Last saturday it ended up being. I mean fuck and munis was out. Not the end of the round comes back and knocks gravelly out june two months. Like a last fucking second. Y- yeah tony. Fuckin- just lands that punch and just dropped him. Boom the battering and the ref walked away. He's like helping you get yourself up the bell. Credit to no-nonsense keith peterson. Because i got a little little too early but that them guys bang it. Luckily happiness you know getting back to his stool. He looked okay and You know definitely check out the cobwebs handle businessman. He said stool
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"More ways to win. This is boxing with chris. Manno somebody punched him in the face. Joshua is composed and ferocious finishers. Watch this hosted by s. Is chris mannix. That was my moment now with interviews analysis and everything going on in the world of foxy. When you have talent you are given another chance. Spears chris mannix all right. Welcome back all new episode of boxing with chris mannix on the volume sports podcast network lot to get into today keith. Senior writer from boxing. Scene dot com. He joins me. I we talk about the situation with orlando romero. We talk about cannella alvarez against kayla plant. That's coming up saturday. And what might the future look like for canelo. If he beats kayla plant could it be a third fight with kinetic Later on kayla plant himself. He joins the show and talks to me about why. He's so confident he can pull off. What would be one of the biggest upsets in boxing history as always best way to support this. Podcast subscribe rate review apple. Podcasts spotify wherever you download podcasts. All right onto the show by keith. Ida is here senior writer. Boxing scene dot com. Good friend of the podcast. He is on day. Six or seven in las vegas and will be there through the weekend. When we have another big event now alvarez kayla plant. The undisputed super middleweight championship. That can be seen on showtime pay per view. How are you enjoying your residency. In las vegas keith. Well it doesn't pay as well as the Carrie underwood resins residency or some of the other ones. I've seen posters for but It's day and i realize i'm the only one who's counting but it's day eight of twelve or thirteen chris. So i'm two thirds of the way there. That's the way i'm looking at it all. You're almost there almost good week to be out there. Because i always good buzz around canelo alvarez bites and there's good buzz around this i want to talk about that kayla plants narrow path to victory. I wanna talk about kino's future if he wins. But first keith. You and i over the weekend were kind of simultaneously reporting on a tough story involving orlando romero. A lightweight contender who was scheduled to face giovanni davis in one hundred thirty five pound title fight. Romero has been officially removed from that fight by showtime and by the ppc after allegations of sexual assault emerged from two years ago. These allegations freshly made over the last couple of weeks by las vegas woman who went public on social media. So let's start here. Obviously right decision by showtime by to remove orlando romero. How do you think they kind of went about this. What was your reaction to how this whole process holland folded. Yeah chris chris i think they they kind of had to do it. Because this is all unfolding in real time while this fight is only a month away. Basically i think maybe if they had a longer runway to kind of process all of this might have gone about this in a slightly different way. I'm not saying he would have remained in the fight but they might have been a little more cautious about just immediately removing him basically. But they don't have time right now and of course when you're dealing with sexual assault with any company that's going to be the case. It should be handled a very very seriously I'd also like to preface all this. Chris and i know obviously you feel the same way but rwanda romero is certainly innocent until proven guilty and deserves due process like everyone else but Look this is a tough position for the people at showtime to be in for anyone who doesn't know this at this point i mean boxing dot com is owned by viacom. Cbs viacom cbs employees. So i'm well versed in how seriously this company treats these types of situations and they should But they were simply not going to allow a guy who's under investigation for sexual assaults to then in effect be glorified in pay per view. Fight four weeks from sunday night. I'll say this also crystal. I understand the criticism. That's coming back. Not only at showtime but at pbc mayweather promotions as it relates to devante davis who also has a to legal here one related to an assault of. I believe it's the a mother of one of his children which was a very public thing a couple of years ago I is on video. So i can see You know the concern about allowing devante davis to move forward in these fights and not allowing rolando romero although a sexual assault brings a different element to it as well But it's a it's a tricky situation for all of these companies. To be in. And i think just in the short term. They did the right thing for llandough. Romero was able to clear his name. Chris obviously can move forward with his career. We don't know what's going to happen here. We have to let the investigation play out. We have let due process play out and see where they go from here. But i i have a feeling maybe we haven't seen the last of orlando romero in a boxing. Ring may be on showtime. We'll see we'll see what happens. I mean maybe he's going to jail.