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Anthony Taylor | Average To Savage EP135

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This is the one hundred and thirty-fifth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring MMA fighter Anthony Taylor. Paul Guarino talked with Anthony Taylor discussing how he got into combat sports, his boxing fight vs Tommy Fury (Tyson Fury's half-brother), and his new friendship with Jake Paul

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This podcast interview with Anthony Taylor was originally recorded on August 11, 2021

...this is the average to savage podcastwith paul Guerrino. Everyone in anyone athletes celebs andmuch more. Today's episode is brought to you by bUSr dot com. You know, everyone always asks me where they should bet and now Igot a solution for them. The U. S. R. Dot com slash paul. You deposit $100they'll match your $100 and free bets. So you basically get $200. Go check itout. Be USr dot com slash paul. What's up? Everybody? I'm back for anotherepisode of the average average podcast. Our special guest today is Anthony,pretty boy, taylor Anthony. How's it going? Doing great paul man, it's gotdone. Training a healthy breakfast like Starbucks. There you go. All right, solet's just go. Let's just go back a little bit. How did you get involved infighting in the beginning? Well back in 2014, you know, I used to dance andit's triple yeah, you know, um Not no, no before that fun. I used to work at Tmobile and I had no drive, no ambition and I don't know what I wanted to do,but they love playing. That's what I used to work. I used to play. That'swhat I came for. Infinity. Gentlemen approaching that James lee hardman sayI see that you're persistent going to the gym than we ever thought about.Maybe what the hell's in the make up, you know? So he's like come on by to mygym. I'll show you what it is. So I did, I fell in love with the sport and I didmy amateur circuit. So then, You know, me and my girl broke up in 2015 andnowhere to go, had nowhere to stay. I ended up messing Antonio, she end up insan Antonio Inoki off the internet facebook. You man come down to my gym,you know, we'll give you a place to stay to train with us calling thebrotherhood. I was like, okay, I ain't got a job. Like we'll find you a joband started laughing. So I go down to L A AJ, gets me a job at the strip club,you know, to a mutual friend and hey,...

I'm stripping all of a sudden afterthat I started fighting in all the time a belt or after I started stripping. Soyou know, things, things comes into play when you, when you have a positiveattitude. Yeah, for sure. Your life's prettycrazy. Uh, so you grew up in the bay area, correct? So tell me, tell me like what it waslike they're growing up in the bed. Well, it was pretty chill. You know, I neverhad a rough childhood. Then you get arrested and you know, it was a goodkid just went around with the wrong proof. Well I would say I hung down. Ooh, I need my cruise. We didn't nowthat, you know, Um, we dripping a little 35 alameda and you know, playsports growing up three months, I was always outlets and the family wasalways out product Yeah, for sure. And then yeah, just going back to your mm adebut, I mean you make your MLB debut on bellator one of the biggest stagesum just like, what was that like? Just did you even have, you had, Yeah, yougot a few amateur fights and things like that. Um, but were you likenervous to get on the biggest stage like that? More excited than nervous,you know? You know, who knows what I was going to do it. I don't know thatdoing this was going to leave me to where I'm at now, you know, six yearslater, you know, who knew what would have happened and Social media beingsuch a big platform in 2021 where you have to have access to every socialmedia outlet is growing larger than it did in 2015. So you know, I can't saymy life is definitely been crazy. She knows the past six years. Yeah. What isyour like mentality when you just like think about like you, you took fightswith like big names like James, Gallagher, Gallagher and Adam uh braxuh and things like that, like what you...

...just didn't turn any fights down, wow, you know, I had it, it's like theUFC, you know, you're sitting in your body, you can turn that damn right,it's your job to get the win or not. You know, and I got the opportunity tofight alan bollocks and James Gallagher, I had the same opportunities as theydid. Any one of us could have one, you know, it's not like I was fighting forthe title right after that. I just amount and the amount of opportunitiesthey did chances of winning, you know, it's just they had a little betterdriving me and fight, you know, so I was, I'm good mentally where I met nowbecause I was able to learn from those mistakes. You know those losses. Yeah, definitely. I mean especially nowuh, you back up what you just said on the count of your on a five fight winstreak. Um, and then you obviously been training with AJ Mckee and baby sliceand Antonio mckee. So what's it been like there at that gym? I see all yourguys posting seems like you guys have a true brotherhood out there. Ohabsolutely, we're brothers, you know, we all started together, me AJ spice,you know, Antonio 2000 and 15 when I met A J 2015 when I met slice uh, and we just all connected, you know,we have each other's back wherever we go. We show up AJ spiky and in Israel,I'm gonna go to Israel, support a guy is fighting in indiana, I'm gonna go toIndia and support, you know, I try to do my best, we try to do our best tosupport each other wherever we are those girls. Yeah. Yeah, definitely. I know you, youjust told me the other day that you flew out from Puerto rico back to uh L.A. Just go check out his fight. Absolutely. How crazy was that fight?What about our kids? Um...

...well that's where nine our life, itwasn't bad but not when you're sitting in economy plus, I mean in in the maincabin, it was horrible, but it's good to see my brother win and just knowingthat like even though ages so focused on thefight, but no one that I came out there just to see him fight and support. Ifelt like that kind of gave him a good confident dudes. Like yo my boy Anthonycame from Puerto rico, my teammate, you know jay, I came here to train that Ifelt like I also helped with the competent boost right there too. Yeah,definitely. Did you think he was going to win that fast? Yeah, I already know, I already know itbecause the way I mean I've been playing with eight days, 2016 mean agehas been talking about this day ever since like yeah, we don't want anysmashes. You know like I'm the same height, they have the same regionfootball. Me A. J. We spiral all the time. No, nothing new. Yeah, well atall. Yeah. Crazy. Um and then yeah, justgoing into now obviously the big news is you're fighting Tommy fury. Justtell me how all this came about. I had a five point out, July three in Germanyfor the title training, were in June getting ready for the fight. And then, uh, I mean, you can't reachedout jeans, 18 was like, hey, um, you want to come be jake's main sparringpartner? Sure, okay, come up to four weeks or fly you out? They flew me out,you know, I canceled my fight in Germany, you know, so I'm there forextended time, like four weeks now we're going into, uh, july, you know, Ihave some people, occasional words that...

...didn't plan out. Then all of a suddenjake and was like, hey, I got some good news, I want to tell them. I'm like,okay, cool. You know, this is after I told him I'm going to stay and helpthem out. Like, I didn't have the time, and I'm like, yeah, absolutely, that'sthe guys would call me up and he was like, I want to give you theopportunity to beat this guy, change your life. Fight. This guy, beat him up. I wasblown away. I'm like, man, as I thought about it when I went home that night. Yeah, It's really sad because I wasthinking two things they could have called anybody else in the world. She'sstaying with first, you can talk to my host name, you can call ingestion. Hecould have caught baby flies or any other big names in the main fighter orboxers trained with, but he chose me, you know, and salome also, you canchose anybody else in the world to fight on that car with him, but hechose me. That tells you sample, that tells youwhat my work ethic is and it tells you what my stuff that is not, I'm notgonna say I'm a world class boxer or a world class and a fighter, possibly Ican say that, but I'm just saying that I'm doing enoughto put myself in a position where not not and if I keep doing more, I'm gonnabe in a better position and now yes, yeah, definitely. What has yourrelationship been like with jay paul? Since I know 1st 1st it was kind oflike you called them out to Spar um, and then you sparred them and then Iguess obviously you guys became friends. So what's it been like just trainingwith them and just like your relationship with them, like outsidethe ring. Good. Uh, um, you shouldn't...

...have nothing but respect, stay with you treat me as family. I gotto sit down and eat with him and his family. I got to meet mom, such awonderful person. You know, you brought me around his team, the invited manycharities and then to help host them like man, like this experience is real.The fact that he gave me so much love well, and he showed me so many new things inlife, like, and gave me an opportunity to change my life too. He's a, he, he presented the opportunities, Youknow, it's like thinking, hey, you can, you can lead a horse to the water, butyou can't force the horse and you drink it. You know, it's kind of like thatsaying, but more like, hey, here's the opportunity to go get it. I'm givingyou a chance to go get this opportunity and he's giving it to, you know, I cansay it could have been anybody else in the world, but me, yeah, and the worldsees it, they see that he sees, you see the potential that I bring on the fund.I'm exciting and I got a skill set. Yeah, yeah, definitely. And then justlike, you know, everyone always knocks jake paul, but if you want to be real,he's one of the best marketers in the world. Like what have you learned fromhim? Like marketing wise? Um, everything, um, learning foraspects of, um, greater content. Youtube choppingstuff up, Having a team that you, you need a team. It's hard to just have,it's hard just to do everything on your own because it's time consuming whenyou have such a media creator and you have someone who does video editing allthat stuff. It makes it either all you just need somebody to record you andthen you have their teams chop it up, they do what they need to do content,all that makes it so much easier, you...

...know? Um but I'm still learning, Well,I'm still learning, you know what? I'm an m m a fighter, you know, I'm also aboxing, you know, I'm still learning to social media part aspect of it. Yeah,yeah, definitely. And then, um, just going to, I know you said the other day,you're starting a film, like a mini mini documentary about like leading upto the fight. So when is that going to come out? Um, we're gonna try to pump somethingout this week, this weekend. It's gonna be like a series, like a miniseries.Yeah, yeah, like a little mini, get some stuff pumped out for the fans ofeverything, you know? Just get it going. Yeah. Then going back to your fightwith Tommy fury. It's boxing obviously I believe it's six rounds. Um for thosethat don't know, you did have a boxing match in 2000 and 17. So you're notgonna be cold turkey up in there. What was your experience? Like um when youfirst stepped in the boxing ring in 2017, I was broken and damaged, man, about to be homeless. I needed a place,I need the money for rent. The mother hit ME, Hey, we want to make 700 bucks.I'm like sure, you know, I ain't got no money. You make great was going tofight. You know, like tomorrow I'm not cool, well wait 160 something. I'm like,okay, cool. I'm one, I'm 1 68 right now. Let's do it. So I went and did it. Ilost a split decision for a whole time hometown bag. He went on to have arecord of six and 2 Shit happens, you know? Uh, since 2017 was a very darkhere. I turned it all around in 2018. Yeah, I got it. But what, like, likewhat is the, I know I asked you before about your mentality, but like, what isit about you that you, you just like take a fight like that's just like,that's not normal that you just take a fight like a day before or like in aboxing match and you never even fought...

...in the boxing match or like the M. M. Afighter and you're fighting like top guys. Yeah. You know, I looked on thefloor when you had to sing years ago, back in 2013. So I have the opportunityand changed my life and my family life With these two hands. I just need the opportunity By workinghard with these two and I stuck with it. You know, I'm stuck with. Do you needthat these are the opportunity, if this is the reason to be the way out of lifeand success and have successes fighting then I'm using my God given talent, youknow, God didn't make me no fighting to be a fighter. I'm a fighter for areason, you know, I'm on the big stage for a reason, I'm putting myself in thelate stages for a reason, I'm more popular, majority of guys in doubletour, I'm more popular than majorities, guys in new york city being on top 15guys, you know, I'm marketing myself, I'm putting myself out there, you know,and like I said, if I can changed my life financially released, then that'sall the better. Yeah, for sure. All right, now, I know a lot of people aretalking about the weight difference when you're when you're in a fight,Tommy fury, what do you say to them and like, how do you think the fight isgonna play out? Oh man, You know, I read everybody comments, I think it'sfunny, I'll engage just to be funny, you know, it doesn't doesn't block andyou'll walk around and 1 85 1 night, you know, is that they don't know whathappened to cut down on 1 45 1 55 to hell, they don't know that I just do itbecause I choose to 557, you know, I don't mind, I don't mind it, you know,we're both fighting at 1 80 it's not like he's walking around,...

It's not like he's walking around 200,lb, you know, and fight night, like I'm not worried about that for sure. Um,and then yeah, just going into like what, what do you, what advice wouldyou give to? Like a younger fighter, like younger athlete? Like trying to,trying to make it, let's say take your time, develop yourfundamentals before you add a little flavor into your, into your, your skill,fit the game, you know, learn the fundamental before you start down somelines, Muhammad Ali and doing the Roy johnson me learn the fundamentals. Weneed to learn the defense part of it, learn defense before you learn officein combat sport, learning we have a good defense your every counter. I like that you ready for some funquestions. How did you get the nickname? Pretty boy man. You know, fightinggirls come up to your pretty boy. You never got hit. You know that's how Igot that big thing. What's your, what's your favorite song right now? Oh man, I see scape by Bruno mars and AndersonPark. You should skate. Damn. I thought damn, I thought you were but I thoughtyou were about to say skate by bia bro. No, no. You know, we could have had herwalking out with you. Yeah. You know, you know Bs No, I personal train, youthink she's fake. Yeah, I have to see your face. Oh you're sick. Oh my God, she, she got this song awhole lot of money and she just did a remix with Nicki Minaj. Uh You probably you probably heard it.Yeah, I probably did. I'm trying to I'm trying to have I'm trying to do a walkout with that. Or Bruno mars. I'm trying to get contacted. I messaged himon instagram trying to get into the...

...fight. All right. Yeah. So going intothat. I saw um that viral one. I think it was I don't know where the fight. Itwasn't in the U. S. Right? That fight that you had your clip, your pin videoto your twitter. Yeah, we're like dancing on the girls. Yeah. The Rihanna.Where was that at? That was in England? Yeah. Yeah. All right. So that was aDublin Ireland. Dublin Ireland. Yeah. Do you have any spectacles that you'regoing to walk out with for this foot? Oh no. I'm trying to get in contactwith some people. I'm trying to get in contact with Bruno mars and it's a fatbaby in Australia. You know, I'm probably doing anything else out therelooking coming out for sure. All right, last one. What was something peopledon't know about you? Um I'm a comedian. I mean I thinkeverybody started all that. I love to cook. I love that. Uh I like to dancelike the same. I love the chop. That's more than one thing. You know, I don'twant to hear. Yeah. Actually I got one last one. I know you're you travel alot. Uh What's like your favorite place to go to Role name of? All right. Allright Anthony. Well I appreciate it. And could you let the listeners knowwhere they can follow you out on social media? You can find me on instagramAnthony underscore Pretty boy. You can find me on twitter Anthony underscorefor will where you can find me on facebook Anthony pretty much better ifyou guys can't find me. Just grew me Anthony pretty going to take you toeverything that I ever owned. This episode has been brought to you by B.Usr dot com. Go check it out to get your free $100 bet when you deposit of$100 at B. U. S. R. Dot com slash paul. But.

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