Landry Kore | Ringside Talk with David Rajuili | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 3
Landry Kore | Ringside Talk with David Rajuili | Talkin Fight
David is joined today by a former IBO international champion from Africa, now living in Denmark, Landry Kore.
David is joined by Lerato Dlamini, born and raised in Welkom, Free State, Dlamini was trained by Ezekiel Hlaosa having taken up boxing at the age of just 10. He is signed to MTK Global.
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The former wbf international super federated champion and former wpf all-africa lightweight champion [ Music ] good evening.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to ringside talk with your host david rodriguez.
Once again, i promise you guys a very exciting guest.
We live in south africa today.
We’Re leaving africa on its own.
We’Re going to europe i’ll, be talking to a very good friend of mine, he’s actually a gym partner of mine.
We trained together in the same gym.
He was born in the ivory coast.
Now he boxes out of denmark.
He sits with the record of 11 fights one win: 11 fights one loss, one uh ko my good friend and my gym partner, landry corey.
What’S up happy to be here and thanks for having me uh, no problem, brother hi to everyone out there, yeah yeah, welcome, welcome landry welcome landry! This is my little talk.
Show brother uh, yeah man.
I was just letting the viewers know that we actually we trained together under one uh camp.
I met landry when i came through to germany, uh training with dominique younger bumped into this great man.
Landry corey, as i said to the viewers glenda, was born in the ivory coast, but uh he’s going to tell us more about that.
Landry i was about you fill the viewers in with uh who you are brother, where you come from and yeah man.
Let us know your story: bro.
Oh man, that’s a long story, but we’re trying to make it short right.
Uh i left ivory coast when i was around 11 and to and moved to denmark with my father and so uh half.
You know i lived half of my life in ivory coast and then the rest in denmark.
So i basically grew up both places but uh, but yeah nice bro wow.
I moved from ivory coast to denmark at that age.
Brother um, were you boxing when you moved to to denmark uh? How did that come about bro? It was just funny right yeah, but the thing is like you know, when we talk about sports in in america, was in africa.
It’S like you know they have this huge passion for football, and so in my mind i was like i’m going to be a football player that was like.
That was the you know.
That was the dream, but uh, but i uh it wasn’t for me.
Actually i i’ve i played a couple years, but uh no, i was, i think i think boxing boxing was was my therapy for me so um, so i ended up being a fighter, but i didn’t fight intellect i actually got to uh to to denmark to copenhagen.
Okay, were you boxing when, as a child in the ivory coast, or did the passion of boxing come in? Only in denmark, i mean the passion of boxing.
You know you, you know in america, you know when there was like fights, but it was only kids fights.
You know like yeah somebody was saying you were just like.
You know, you’re just dealing with that person right away.
It’S not like here, you know um.
So no boxing was not part of you know of my childhood like this, but okay, i got it first later on.
When i got to denmark, uh yeah, it was small football.
You know everybody’s been playing before on the street because of the these big soccer players.
This big football player, so it was that was like the main thing: um who’s, the main guy there in agriculture.
It’S a dda drug, but right yeah.
That’S it what’s your name, but everybody.
You know where they came like oh wow, we’re going to be like, but now we have to change it.
You know i hope today, kids will be like.
Oh, we want to be like land recovery, yeah bro, that’s that’s the mission.
I guess bro.
That’S a mission! Very nice bro, very nice, so uh.
How did it all come about with the boxing moving to denmark, as you said, at the age of 11.
yeah so well, the the story took like a pretty weird term right, so i moved to denmark when i was 11 and uh actually one year after uh, My father – and i you know basically like went separate ways he i couldn’t.
I couldn’t stay home anymore, so i end up being in a foster home and and while being in that foster home.
There was another kid another young, danish boy that also lived there, who who also didn’t live with his parents so and he got bullied actually in school and and then i was like, oh and – and we had to go to that boxing – that boxing class, because apparently The guy who who he we had problem with, was a fighter, and i was like you know, like i told you an average, because if somebody’s like hey, you fix it with that person, you know you go face to face, and then so that was in my Mind like as and by that time i think i was 13, so i was like yeah.
Let’S go to the gym, we just you know we’re going to deal with this guy and yeah, and so we got to the gym, and i got my ass kicked by kids that were younger than me and yeah, and then i was like fascinating.
I was like wow, he was so fascinating to see all these like this young boys.
I was 13.
They were probably i don’t know 10 11.
, but i was like how how can they? How can they you know? How can they, how can they beat you bro yeah yeah, and then i think the love for the sport came like you know from that moment now from that moment, yeah it sounds like it sounds like a lot of us.
I remember myself walking into the gym for the first time with my mom and uh, hitting the bag for the first time and you straight away get hooked like bam, yeah wow! What’S this yeah here we are 23 years later still doing the sport.
It’S um! It’S crazy bro, it’s crazy, but i think boxing is some.
You know it’s a kind of therapy because you know with all these things happening in my life.
You know like leaving africa coming to europe and and suddenly i have to move out from home from a family to a foster home.
You know so boxing was like a good way for me to you know to channel all my frustrations and energy and stuff.
So that’s what i felt like.
I just went there because it was a way for me to just let loose this uh take away all the other noise and just focus on this thing.
I know what you’re saying bro, nice and uh: did you have any uh amateur career from that time? How was that always for you bro did you do denmark and all yes? Yes, i i i ended up being an amateur for a couple years, actually um.
So you know so i found i found i felt like.
Oh boxing was a new thing for me right and well, i have to say, like i was doing football before all this stuff, but it was not like serious.
I went to a club i was playing sometimes so when i started doing boxing when i and i got more ambitious, i for somehow i was looking for the approval of the coach and that coach was like yeah.
It’S okay, you know you didn’t really yeah yeah yeah, so the first year i felt like i was training really hard.
I felt like i was training so hard back, then yeah and um.
Then, after a year, he was like okay, now you’re ready for your first fight and yeah and then and then that’s how basically, how it started and yeah i’ve been fighting a lot of amateur fights and became dennis champion and champion of the island regional champion and National champion all this stuff fighting on the national team, but but yeah, you know the goals were now like to be a boxer like that.
It was just to you know, just have fun and stuff, so the ambition came later on yeah.
So i didn’t have someone, so even during your amateur career, you say it was just a thing to you can say just cut off from all the noise with that going on not really a a passion.
When did your passion come about like? When did you say to yourself hey, this is something that i could sit on, something i could uh build the future with.
You know um.
When did this come about for you, because i know most of us like uh, you know uh, even myself when i fought when not enough when i went into amateur, i never knew i would be a champion.
I just loved fighting.
You know so painting like yeah.
Let’S, just you know, fight, bro and uh, i think the hard work you get the rewards and then that’s when i was like you know, there’s something here.
You know um.
I could make something with it.
When did your break come bro? When did you when? Were you like? You know, this is where this is where the future is yeah? Well, i i don’t know i i just remember some small moments right, because even now, when you’re telling me that okay, you just wanted to do all these fights and then you, i think it was like the whole transition to become like more serious with the sport And have all these goals, i think i think for me, i think he came back in um, 2010 or 11 and by that time i’ve been fighting.
I started in 2004.
I started boxing in 2004, so i took, i think when you, when we reached 2011, i got injured during training or something some shoulder pain and shoulder injuries, and i got a surgery and and then i took some time off and went to africa and by the Time i’ve been in africa since i came to denmark.
I’Ve been in africa once um.
So when i went back to africa in 2011 for some i don’t know.
If maybe it was simply because i was older by that time.
You know um.
I saw everything differently.
You know, and then i realized like okay and then i don’t know when i was down there.
I was like wow.
This is where i grew up.
Wow look at this place and look at these people and stuff.
So there was a lot of thoughts going on in my mind and i was like okay, you know what, when i get to denmark uh, i have to try to become a champion amateur champion again and i had to find a way to become a professional fighter And make a lot of money and help my family and stuff.
That was actually like the goal, and that was in 2011 um, so so yeah from there.
I came back to denmark and try again to to become a champion and i became champion of the region.
You know like and we went to the nationals and and then after i got robbed and then but but i started working with with people for somehow that i don’t know life or this universe, or you know everything just you know.
I attracted the people in order to reach all these goals and and then i met my mentor coach hadeep and i met another coach yeah.
I know another amateur code that i had before and and the way that mindset was you know was it was aligned with with my vision and my goals, so we started working like crazy and everything just started falling.
You know, together into place yeah into place.
Exactly that’s amazing, bro.
That’S amazing also to know that uh, it sounds like you, you kind of had um a team behind you when you started off your career, as i hear you saying speaking about uh mental mental coaches and your amateur coaches, uh you’re not getting together and taking care Of you tell me at your at the age like that, coming into boxing how how important would you think uh mentor coaches are for young fighters coming into the sport of boxing and to have that kind of team behind you starting a career.
You know, especially, you know: some are some boxes, we don’t they don’t have such things.
You know we just go in.
We take it outside.
How important do you think this played in your in in your role to have such people in in your team and stuff? Well, i mean this is that’s that’s kind of this difficult question right because, yes, if we, if we, if we’re looking at the fact where we say like oh you know what everything is possible and and and yes, you can maybe make it without having all these People around, but i would i’m pretty sure that it would be way easier.
If you have you know you would just it’s it’s not that you’re, probably good.
It’S not like.
If you want to start your pro career and you have your mental coach cut men and all these people around you – that you would become a world champion, but it will makes steps easier for you to reach your goals right to reap.
I mean progress um, but in the in the same time, i think i think, as a young fighter, and i can only talk for myself my whole my whole youth and the way i was growing up and the things that i experienced.
I think for somehow you know like i it’s not as believing god, but i feel, like you know, this life was like okay, you need this mental coach in order for you to be on this path.
Otherwise, like i would have been completely lost, saw i attracted the right people around me in order to to reach these goals and – and i think that was the best thing that could happen in my life.
Actually so i i would say it’s important for a lot of people to, in general, like even if they’re, not fighters, to have a mental coach, because the brain is also somehow like a muscle.
You need to train it.
You need to train in different situations.
How would you react and not that uh not uh? I want to speak up about, but you know you can you can be in moments where, like soldiers, for example, they train in for to react instantly when things happen right.
So it’s the same with the mental coach or with your boxing coach.
You know you train different things, so everything happens.
Like a reflex, you know yeah balance, yeah.
I think it’s important it’s important.
If you have the possibility uh the opportunity to have one, but if not it’s not impossible, it’s just, it would probably take a little bit longer.
You know i hear you brother, hear you landry uh, just tell us more about uh your experiences as you were progressing from amateurs to to the professional career uh, which coaches you used.
I will be back in one second brother, okay, well um, so so i got back uh from my very coast and and then as again, like i said i’ll start being uh uh.
I started again my amateur career, i became champion regional champion and i went and they i think i was third or fourth or something on the national uh nationals and from there.
I somehow i lost hope, you know and um and i went to the army and i was talking about soldiers uh and and the whole audition with this big german promoter came up and and then i went and i went to the application just to show up You know not um, i didn’t.
I don’t know if i, if i like, was aiming for uh to get my my shot but uh.
I went there to you, know to show up and – and i end up and i end up having a contract with the with the promoters – um [, Music ].
So so yeah, my my debut and my first pro fight that was that was that was a little bit.
I had so many thoughts going on in my mind, so i i somehow i felt like in that moment, seeing all the light, the camera, knowing that people at home watching me and stuff.
It was just so different, so my my head had to be like you know, but i think it was at this moment.
It was a really good thing to have my mental coach to to get me like focus on on the goal, but the first round was really bad and then i think i did well the remaining rounds and actually won my debut fight.
Yeah, that’s wow brother.
I was listening to you there.
Now, that’s amazing, you know uh.
I think these mental mental coaches actually bring a a big big.
They play a big part in athletes lives.
You know, especially, as you said, you need to train the mind as well with the right feed the mind with the right things to go into into fights and stuff, and it sounds like you know this mental coach of yours really um helped you uh, get your Mind strong, even with everything around you happening, to prepare you for your first fight and moving forward, which is a very good thing: brother, very good, yeah.
I heard you speaking about a little bit you touching about.
You were in the army and stuff bro.
Did you ever box for the army? No? Actually, no, i was um.
I was doing some training there.
I got actually uh an offer to fight.
For i don’t know, i don’t know the name, english.
I think it’s military boxing uh they have a tournament but uh, but i said no because at the time when i went there i was i was fed up.
You know i i didn’t want to do any boxing anymore.
I felt like i got robbed at the national and um and then now i i was like man this goal, this dream that i that i told myself like.
Oh when i get back to them, i have to become perfect.
I have to become champion professional now.
I lost everything you know doesn’t matter anymore.
I don’t want to do anything with boxing.
I can find another way and i went to the army so, while being there, i was training boxing with some of the other guys but uh, but i’m never participating in any uh military, but not nice brother.
So you must have learned some stuff in the uh training – some stuff.
You know me and all of that, but i wasn’t.
How do you say? You know that that that place where i was was more logistic, so you know we had to move things from a to b and do some different things, but it wasn’t like i wasn’t in there to try to kill people fights and stuff like that very interesting.
So now, let’s touch back on your boxing career, your professional career, brother um.
You say you started off.
You had your your first uh professional fight and then walk us through brother um meeting all these different promoters coming into the sports of boxing uh.
You know you’ve got your mental coach and boom.
Here, you are, you know: um managers, sponsors and you’re hitting this.
This boxing life uh a guy from africa in denmark, walk us through uh.
How was that for you and the challenges that you kind of faced as an outsider? I don’t know if you ever fall to an outsider coming from another continent.
It’S here for me, brother, well, um.
I think this is something that you [, Music ].
You somehow always have in the in the back of your of your mind, but you don’t really think so much about it um but uh.
I think i think, when uh, when i when i turned pro and i had i had so many – i challenged myself in many ways and and then i saw a lot of things that didn’t that i couldn’t really explain, but i was discussing a lot in so Many i had so many subjects to discuss with my mentor coach again just mentioning that i was spending so much time with this guy all the time you know from private, to to training and and from amateur to pro as well, so so yeah.
You know when, when i turned pro i was like, i saw all these guys that were that was they were all you know the big name to top names, and – and i was like okay, how can i get myself to that position? You know i wasn’t hitting on them.
I was like, i saw it as a as a competition as a challenge.
You know a way for me to to improve and and and then i figured out like and later on, i figured out.
Okay, boxing is a business thing, you know, and and it’s of course you need to have the talent, and you know you have to be a good fighter, but it’s also, it’s also show based.
So you have to have a mixture of both things and – and i was so focused on like oh, i need to fight like this.
I need to do this this but uh, but you meet different things along the way that you know.
I don’t know how to put it and i don’t want to say it but uh but yeah.
I i definitely that it did feel sometimes like.
Oh man, if, if if i was danish, that probably things would have been different, but i don’t know if it would.
That’S maybe it’s just a timing that was not right.
Maybe it was just a lot that was not right and so on.
So i can’t really say like oh assembly, because i’m an outsider, but i do.
I definitely think that that can also play a role in in things right, um, but but even even having all this stuff, i was like it doesn’t matter.
I was still gon na make it happen, and then i felt like uh.
I managed to make it happen anyway: um because people start falling off and and yeah.
You know how i got all the tools from from again from the coaches, from the mental coach and everything.
So i was like okay now i know this is this is my grind.
I have to work hard and that’s my that’s my talent, right and and then the rest will just come and things kept coming.
You know, step by step, nice, bro and uh.
If you walk us through your fights, bro uh, we fought for the ibo mediterranean mediterranean title bro, uh, yeah, yeah man walk us through that uh and uh the road to that title yeah.
So so that was also that was a huge.
There was so many things on the private on in my private life that was happening.
I i had um.
I had my.
I had my daughter that just came to life and there was so much drama on my private life that i don’t want to talk about, but it was so crazy, so my mind was like okay.
Now i have this fight right.
I was dreaming of about having a green belt yeah and i was thinking about wbc, but ibu is also green.
So fine – and i got this offer – and i was like yes, we’re gon na make it happen, and i end up moving to finland in helsinki, where i was training with with the coach there in yeah um and preparing for this fight, and when i and and We went to uh to belgium, i think yeah, the fight was in belgium, i was, i was fighting a french car and and yeah the first three rounds.
That was probably how i was surprised like this guy was so good.
He was punching so hard at that moment.
I felt like wow.
This is a tough fight like maybe i shouldn’t have taken that fight.
It hit me so hard.
You know, but i have.
I don’t know around four and five i was like.
I was just in survival mode and and i think in the fifth round i came back on top and um and yeah, and then i placed a couple good punches to to the lever and – and i got him down and from that moment i was like wow.
Okay, all these dreams, all these girls that are putting online and now it’s happening.
It’S it’s it’s crazy and the funny thing is you know before that.
Before that there was um, there was a.
I remember there was a journalist in danish journalists where we made like a ranking of all the fighters in denmark, like in this big newspaper in dermar, and and they mentioned all these guys.
You know, and by that time already had a couple fights on tv as well, and he didn’t even put my name in there and i was like excuse my friend my life.
What the [ __ ] is this you know, and i had to do it like.
Oh yeah just wait when i win my fight, you, you know you’ll see he’s like yeah, but you can fight another danish fighter to prove that you’re really good.
You know it was like and i think obviously yeah in the sport.
You always get your critics and your your noses and your haters and stuff bro, but winning that title even the way.
You’Re explaining that story i can see it was a very big moment in your life bro uh.
I know what it.
Those kind of moments were and uh i’m sure i heard you say you were going for a green belt.
You were wishing at wbc, but the ibo, even winning, that that must have um just gave you that feeling of you know all the hard work you’ve been put you’ve put through when you had those dreams.
You said you went home and you were like no i’m going back to denmark to become a champion and to win that ibo title that must have readily [ Music ] uh put set yourself to say you know you can achieve this.
You can really do this.
Uh uh set yourself to bigger goals and stuff bro yeah.
Indeed, indeed, is you know it feels like i don’t know, i think i don’t.
I don’t even know how to explain it like you’ll, be training, you’ll, be reading a lot for this exam and then you finally pass it and you’re like oh, i did.
I made it, but now comes the real talent.
You know it was.
He was unreal.
He was like how what is the? What was the word for it like it was.
It was too much some, you know just like overwhelming and yeah i was super overwhelmed and there were so many things happening at the same time, but even even when i went that bill mentor coach was like yeah now starts the real world and i’m like we Never gon na catch a break or whatever let me enjoy for a moment like like now, i’m now starting a real thing, you know and, and it did and from there i started having like amazing experiences again.
This german company contacted me and ended up going to the united states and got to see you know got to be around like top top fighters.
You know, and – and it was it was amazing for me to get the chance to experience all this stuff that i never dreamt of yeah bro um.
I was about to tell us some of that.
I know you’ve spoken to me in the gym about um your your your trips uh, your training, you’ve done some training in the united states.
That’S actually quite amazing.
Um from hearing a story, you know from a young man coming out of the ivory coast, finding himself fighting in denmark, you know pushing becoming champion then moving on to training in the united states.
It’S like it just seems like you were just going from one point to the next: just going up.
Bro just going up.
Tell us more about that where you trained how it was uh training in america from then you know uh another.
It’S all different and stuff.
Bro, that’s about you yeah! Well, i had i had two two different experiences of being in the united states and the first one was right after before that before i got the belt uh, i went to the united states when uh, when i was when my contract ended with that german company, Where i had my debut and stuff so so, when i was in this space, it was, it was just a different mindset like it was a small place, but still the guys.
There were their way of thinking boxing and seeing boxing, and you know, fighting in in general, was just so different than what i was used to in copenhagen in denmark and and coming coming back from from there.
So while when i went to the states in 2015 for the first time uh, i had a fight later on that year.
If i remember correctly – or maybe one year after and and when i got back to denmark, uh, that’s where i got offered the title fight but about by that time i already had this mindset from all these guys that i’ve been working with in the states and It was, i was just another in, like my mind, was just somewhere else.
Like you know, i feel like i i feel like i evolved to a different fighter than i was okay until i got the belt, and now i had to to see the second part where i went to the gym again and way around the big names like Cali plant with how to say, romero and all these guys from um what is it? What is his name all this mayweather guys? I don’t really remember all this name, but you know doing sparring with some of the guys there and it was just a different.
It was just a different mindset.
You know when, when they in there, when they’re, sparring or fighting and just training in general is just like you know on another example is another level.
So even when i won the bell, i felt like oh yeah.
Now i stepped up and until i got there and it was like next time again, you know it was.
It was amazing.
It was really really amazing, um and i would definitely suggest everybody young fighters, just at least to go there and just to to experience that yeah bro.
I want to actually talk on that bro, the different types of training style.
I’Ve also been around.
You could say the world trained in holland.
All i’ve seen all different types of training, exactly your training when you say in the states bro it’s another level to give us some of the uh touch on some of the experience.
What you mean on another level for viewer back at home, who would want to find out? What does it mean on another level? You know, because all gyms all boxing gyms road work is essential.
Everybody runs it’s wrong.
Sparring is essential.
Everybody’S fast everyone hits back.
So when you say it’s a whole another level, what do you mean by that brother? Well, i think again, maybe maybe i’m just talking about myself.
You know again this.
That was my experience and from that point where i started to where i was at that moment, i felt like for me it was another level, but now you know by after having all this experience being here in germany.
I feel like this is this is the next level for me and i feel like this is the top level so right now like, if you were like, oh do you want to go to the city yeah, i wouldn’t mind going there just to do some sparring, But i i don’t feel like you would train more yeah.
You know my training right now and the coach that i have right now like this is the best thing that can happen for me so, and this is also the main reason why i moved to germany and [, Music, ] and, and here and and and staying Here and stuff, but at that time i would say it was the next level, mostly because of the mindset you know you have to grow as an athlete as a person as well and being in copenhagen.
I felt like i was too much in my comfort zone.
Even though i was training hard at the time, i was training how i was pushing the guys around me, but but i felt like i felt like coming to the stage, which was also a dream.
Um, just lift me up to a whole different beast that i turned up to be later on.
I learned so many things about myself.
I was there around two years, almost by myself like without having any friends or anybody.
I just got to know all these people that i was working with there, so it was.
It was a completely different thing um.
So that’s what i’m in with i got to another level but uh, but it doesn’t mean that by training cause like yeah but of course, like you said, come training in africa, training in holland, training in in germany like it’s, it’s different styles! You know, and you have to take what fits to to you right, um, but the guys in the states, i would say, trend different and probably because there are so many fighters there compared to copenhagen.
I think in copenhagen, there’s less than 100 fighters professional fighters.
So in the states it’s like a hundred thousand bro yeah, probably you know it’s crazy.
That’S interesting, very, very interesting.
There yeah i’ve heard some stories from people in in in america and they also say with the different training.
It’S not like.
If you train, you know in the states and if you train in mexico, you better because you’re in the states, no, no just how you train in the gym and how you work with your trainer and yeah to adapting to the styles and all.
And now your move bro um.
If the viewers don’t know language uh, we train under the same coach uh, mr dominique younger, it’s jim yeah, germany, so germany, but uh yeah man tell me how you met the good man dominique younger uh.
I know he’s he’s been he’s taken care of you for a couple of years now and uh yeah he’s doing some good work with you tell us this journey, you have with uh with coach yeah um i met uh, i met dominic.
I met dominic the year.
I mean, or maybe one year after i got my belt actually um.
So when i got my belt um, i got offered a management contract by a german company and and and they were looking for a new coach for me and that’s how they sent me to the silicon school, where i had to do some training with dominic and And that’s basically how we start working together and i think the chemistry you know went good and even when i stopped when uh, when when we stopped working together as the management and i uh when our contract started ended uh, i i kept working with dominic um.
Simply because i i don’t know, i think i think, there’s many things here.
I always say that i think the way the way he he he he’s giving you instructions.
You know because i’ve met so many different coaches, and you know the stereotypes in boxing is like.
Oh, these coaches are like drunk and stuff like that, but this guy is not only is taking care of himself, but he he studies boxing also like he is always trying to improve, not only himself but also on you.
You know and – and i think that i was like wow okay, i’m studying boxing, but my coach is also studying boxing, so it’s like always so it’s not like.
Now you do this because this is how it is.
You know i had coaches be like yeah, you know when i was kid i was punching like this and now you have to do it without explaining anything like this.
It doesn’t make any sense.
You know and – and i feel like in order to again grow in this sport to you – you have to you – have to keep learning all the time.
You’Re and you know, and i’m super happy to have a coach who’s hungry, to learn new stuff, but also helping me improve on many things, so i’ve been working with omni for a couple years now and even though, to this day we’re still improving on different parts.
You know so that’s that’s amazing, and i guess you also feel the same.
Yeah yeah, bro i’ll, be honest.
There uh he’s like the the professor is like the genius you know in the movie.
There is one netflix series: there’s that heist they have the professor.
We have our professor there in culture, yeah yeah, for me, uh i’ve trained, as you said, i’ve trained many trainers also around the world and uh.
For me he’s his training is just very different.
You learn more, you improve uh.
Everybody learns uh.
It’S it’s: it’s wonderful, bro, uh, yeah and i’m excited just to put his work in action.
Uh yeah man.
So with dominique how many fights have you had and all um? I i don’t know i.
I don’t think i have that many fights with dominic, but i think um, i think six.
I think six fights dominic uh five, i don’t six or five five or six or something like that.
So so yeah most of my last fight was actually the fight that went worse but uh, but i still feel like yeah, but i still feel like i didn’t lose.
I just simply didn’t do enough during the fight, but i definitely won the fight.
That’S for sure.
Um but unfortunately my coach dominic our coach.
If the people don’t know it, he got hit by corona like a really bad one.
So he was remember that in the hospital for over one month and um and my promoter tried to find the best way for me to prepare for this fight.
So he sent me to mexico, so i stayed in manchester.
I remember that who were you training with there in mexico? Again, it’s a famous boxer, i’ve seen easy uh, michael who were you trying? Oh yeah? Yes, i was.
I was training with uh, but i was i was trying to mitchell uh.
He um he’s fighting for the wba super welterweight title in a couple months, but uh but but yeah.
I was training with mrs robert before that i was training um with other.
How do you say teammates, you know we have the same promoter uh pretty like this.
This guy’s definitely gon na be he’s a future star uh, your elvis gomez, um yeah he’s a cuban fighter she’s, so amazing he’s crazy and, and she and a couple other cuban fighters as well, so, okay, so so yes, i was around like really really good guys.
Also in mexico and again when we talk about the you know, fighters and training, ethics and way of training, even in mexico, in the gym where i was, and these guys like they don’t have much but bro, i’m telling you they are working like so crazy.
You know when, like in a small village in a place called timoya, not only was high altitude training, but these guys and girls were just like training like you know, and i barely could like keep up.
You know i was like wow.
This is the next level.
You know that’s a mexican level yeah, it’s a mexican level.
This guy’s been running like crazy, but it was amazing to be around that place.
You know you have a lot of famous famous fighters.
There you have charles jr, you have um what is his name jimmy mongia.
He had to do sparring with michelle as well, and you have martinez is a martinez uh.
He fought chocolatito for not that long, so there was good fighters around.
So that’s also really good.
You know just to see and and learn also just to be around all these guys.
Yeah nice bro, nice bro, also bro um.
Now we’re just gon na touch a little bit about your other stuff in your life and yeah.
As you see we’re talking, bro you’re talking where we’re going bro i’ve seen you winning awards and stuff bro you’re, not just a boxer you’re like a will smith day, winning oscar man oh be nominated.
What you’re there landry! I don’t yeah man! So what i was saying is tell us more about your.
I know, there’s a short documentary on you.
Bro you’ve been uh nominated for a few awards, big awards, uh on your boxing documentary.
They call me landry for the viewers you guys can check it out.
It’S on your youtube and landry will tell us more about that.
Uh yeah bro tell us about your documentary.
What awards has been up for how this came about bro? Well, it was uh.
It was, i got, i got contacted by danish film crew, circus alphaville and the producer meets mito, that’s his name actually um and – and i think it was back in 2016 or 15 or something after a couple fights.
You know i was fighting for for this big german company back then so i was on tv and stuff, so i think it was probably much easier for them to to reach out because my name was out there um, so they i i think in the beginning, The plan wasn’t like, i don’t think they knew exactly my background but later on, when we start talking um, they decided to make it like this.
Yes, and – and these guys super tough professional – and you know they made this amazing movie – they went to africa with me.
Um to see different places where i lived and grew up and people that are met.
You know when i was kid and stuff and yeah.
The movie was just so beautiful um, but he he he won a lot of awards.
I can’t really name all of them, but uh you’ve won also watch the movie.
It’S uh, it’s a pretty it’s a pretty uh good short movie.
For those who haven’t watched it.
You can check it out on youtube.
They call me landry, it’s a nice little short film about landry and uh.
It’S it’s it’s! It’S amazing should have a have a watch with that.
So landry now um going back into the boxing uh.
I know you’re working with our coach, we’re all working together.
Uh yeah we had the mishap, i think it was last year or after corona you had a fight and you had that mushroom in germany.
I’M sure you’ve dusted yourself back.
I know you’re back in the gym, we’re working hard uh.
What’S any fight news? What’S what’s the future looking for for landry at the moment? Well, there’s been plenty of fine news actually but uh.
I didn’t really want to put it out there because uh i’ve been so unlucky, you know and – and i i’m joking with it like.
Oh now, i’m getting old, you know but uh, but i don’t know i’m i’m i’m so unlucky with all my injuries and stuff but uh.
Right now it looks like my promoter is working on a big fight against a top opponent in maine, so yeah i’m looking forward to it.
It’S probably going to be a 10 rounder, a big, a big name.
So so yeah that’s uh yeah.
I will be you can’t say yeah, but we’ll be waiting to hear the the fight news from that now in may, i’m also in in may.
So i know so we’re not busy yeah we’re going to be busy brother.
I know it can’t be going to be nice and exciting, but yeah man landry, i’m going to shoot you off with a few questions brother, just at the top of your head from for the guests at home.
Before we close and uh just ask you.
While we do that, just think of some nice closing statement for the viewers or whatever okay, i’m gon na, need you with uh five, just uh random questions: okay, brother uh, favorite, boxer of all time for you, mr ali ali, nice, one bro, favorite food.
Oh, so grand that’s a ivorian dish.
What’S that it’s called sauce green, but i was also saying in french, but south korea is a.
Is it’s a it’s a dish from ivory coast? Okay, explain it bro! So it’s um! You know the palm fruit.
I don’t know if you know the palm fruits like now you’re gon na get me now.
You’Re gon na make me explain something nah.
I can do it so you said it right: it’s palm but pump food.
You know the palm floors like the small red ones.
Yeah so they mash it and then and then they get the juice out of it and then they cook it to uh yeah.
I don’t know how to explain it, but but it’s called saucepan.
You better get me some bro better.
Get me some broccoli, nice bro, hey my day every week before favorite day of the week, uh.
Ah, it’s probably wednesday, wednesday yeah, not thursday, not race, day, bro, no wednesday.
You know because i’m like! Oh, let me just get this thing over.
So i know tomorrow is my day off, so i love my wednesdays nice bro, quick one kevin boza henley, oh kambuza, yeah.
I’M sorry, i’m sad like yeah him.
Simply because of this you know warrior mindset.
You know he’s he’s yeah what i said he he reminds me a bit of material getting yeah exactly you know having this underdog mindset, i like that nice bro two more questions, one more to do with boxing stevenson’s uh and um.
What’S my favorite boxer bro stevenson’s fight, yeah he’s fighting? Is he fighting a mexican guy or something yes or no yeah? He is a mexican yeah um.
Okay, we’ll come back to that one! We’Ll come back to that one! The last question bro in the next five years, if you were still if you’re in the boxing, where would you say you want to be in the next five years? Well in the box, if i’m still in boxing well, then i think uh i’ll, probably work with some young athletes um from africa.
You know trying to give them an opportunity to become a champion.
Nice bro, that’s nice, very touching, perfect! Okay, stephen! Since uh alvarez! Yes, no man alvarez.
I just heard his name with my tongue.
You know when it rolls off yeah but uh.
That’S gon na be a tough one.
You think so bro yeah technical.
I think it’s gon na be smart enough.
So i don’t know i think, uh knockout for me for this kid.
You know i think he will be able to adjust and then be like smart enough.
You know not to not to go into any weird fight.
You know make the fight easy for himself.
Yeah he’s gon na need to box, but i think uh yeah for me, uh oscar valdez is number one pound for pound at the moment.
So yeah, let’s see he needs to fight with me.
Then we’ll see that changes yeah exactly from there.
We can put the arrangement – okay, nice, landry, nice, bro and yo brother once again, thanks for taking time to come, uh chat with me here on ringside talk um, we heard a lot about.
You got to already know who you are where you come from very touching story: bro, um and yeah.
I only see you going up and going forward excited for this year, for you excited to start camp with you on monday and yeah bro.
If you want to just leave the viewers back at home, some new viewers that are watching you, where they can find you yeah, just tell the viewers where to look out for you, where they can find you and yeah a little bit about your documentary.
Just your link, or whatever, please bro, well uh, to anyone who is interested in watching uh on uh in watching um the the documentary you can find the link on my instagram page.
Isn’T it instagram page uh yeah? The link is in the in the video and yeah but uh, but i think the only thing i can say is like to anybody out there.
If you have some, if you know a boxer or if you just keep supporting these guys when they you know, they all need it.
That’S the i feel, like boxing, doesn’t get that much love.
You know because people have so many stereotypes, so it’s important to just support these guys when they sacrifice a lot.
You know to dedicate a lot of things from family from friends and stuff.
You know just to try to make you and you know this sport being something yeah, so just keep supporting fighters.
Yeah bro, it’s true, hey! We need all the support we can get from the fans.
The fans are what keeps us going at the end of the day: no fans, no fights, oh boring fight, but we we fight for the fans and we fight for the love of the sport.
That’S a very nice one, guys yeah keep supporting the boxes out there.
The local boxes and yeah landry thanks for kicking it with me tonight on ringside talk brother thanks for your time.
I really enjoyed chatting with you brother um.
I will see you on monday road work tomorrow morning, bro and uh, thanks for being on the show.
Bro thanks for having me thank you, my brother
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