On this episode, the GCP team sits down with Jose Cervantes on him, his fighting career, and the upcoming Battle at the Boat 125. Jose currently has a record of 1 and 0. The fight is happening Friday, January 17th, at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Battle at the Boat is organized by Brian Halquist Productions, the Northwest premiere fight promotion company that has been promoting fights and concerts for over 35 years in the Pacific Northwest.
01:37 – Brogan covers the sale of Wizards Keep Games, talks about his next business adventure, and the groups talks on their plans to revamp their Patreon offerings to supporters. Justin introduces Jose, shares how people can get tickets to his upcoming boxing match, and Jose shares what it was like to get his first win. He talks about his new baby that arrived the same day of his first pro fight, the approach he uses when going into the fight, and how long he has been boxing.
14:04 – Jose talks about where he was born, what took his family back to Mexico, and his parents decision to move back to Burien. He talks about what it feels like to be undefeated, Justin shares when and where the fight is, and Jose explains what an open work out is. He tells the guys about the gym he practices at, Brogan explains that GCP to him is a state of mind, and Jose talks about working with other friends to help promote their business.
24:15 – Brogan talks about having a black belt in Taekwondo, Justin kicks off coaster questions, and Brogans friend Ben explains what a banana bag is. Jose shares the weight he is fighting at, things he has done to shed a few pounds before a fight, and the TV/Movie fights that he feels aren’t anywhere near reality. He talks about the training he does a week before the fight, what a typical training day is, and learning to listen to his body.
37:15 – Jose talks about his process post fight, the support he gets from the Emerald Queen Casino, and he answers the question on if he could fight any historical fighter who it would be. He shares who his current favorite fighter is, the type of mentality that fighters have, and Scott talks about who owns the BMF belt. The show comes to a close with the guys doing a throwback to what happened a year ago, the same week that they recorded in 2019.
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