Tenured UFC color analyst Joe Rogan had the privilege of taking in the highly-anticipated trilogy bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin this past weekend alongside stand-up comedy icon Dave Chappelle.
On his podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience‘, the former Fear Factor host talked about his experience sitting up close for one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the year with Chappelle. While Joe Rogan describes the experience as “incredible,” it almost wasn’t. Rogan revealed that Chappelle and himself were removed from their seats during the first half of the headlining fight
“Chappelle and I were in the third row, which was amazing. We were like, right there and then this guy comes over and says, ‘You guys have to move. These tickets are not yours.’ And Dave goes, ‘I’m Dave Chappelle. I’m not moving anywhere.’ Literally says it like that. He’s wearing sunglasses. He’s the coolest guy that’s ever lived. So the guy comes back and said, ‘These seats are actually for Travis Scott, but we want to put you on the ringside.’ Dave and I look at each other and we’re like, ‘Okay!’
“‘So they take up from the third row to the no row. It’s not even a row. You’re f*ckin’ right there dude. We’re sitting like where the officials sit. It was incredible. They were right there. It was really good and we saw, I think the last six rounds like that. Something like that, but it was a good fight. It was a really good fight.”
Joe Rogan Was Impressed With GGG’s Performance Despite Coming Up Short Against Canelo Alvarez in Trilogy Bout
Discussing the fight itself, Joe Rogan was especially impressed with Gennady Golovkin’s performance, even though the 40-year-old star came up short on the scorecards.
“Canelo Alvarez is a bad motherf*cker. Triple G tried to turn it on at the end, he just didn’t have enough to take the decision, but it was still a good fight. And you’ve got to realize that Triple G is 40 years old too. That’s so old for a world-class boxer. There’s only a few guys [who] have been able to pull that off.
“Like Bernard Hopkins and Archie Moore back in the day was an older guy who’s really good. Dwight Muhammad Qawi, he fought well into his 40s. It’s just, some of these guys, one day the wheels fall off. Might be you’re 36. Maybe you’re 37, 38. One day the wheels fall off.”