The Triller team has a concept that will roll out to the masses on November 27, and Triller Fight Club show-runner Ryan kavanaugh maintains that this is a game-changer.
“The Triller Triad” is the rectangular playing field for fights that allow boxing techniques, as well as some moves that are present in the field of mixed martial arts.
The company put on a show on Saturday night at Barclays Center, one of their “TrillerVerz”Mashups. The four-fight battle card lasted three hours, and then after a break from a quick change, three hours of music rolled out. So, the spectacular drop ‘n stop of William Silva’s Long Islander Cletus Seldin provided a solid transition to a set of Wyclef Jean, Super Cat and supporting talent.
I covered the fights on the deadline, then stayed and played with the story, adding photos and captions as the Fugees frontman and Jamaican DJ plied their trade. Some Brooklyners in the row in front of me asked me what I was doing, as I sat, while nodding to the beats.
“I cover boxing,” I said, and showed them the story of the bits and pieces that had just played out.
“We didn’t know there was boxing,” one of the girls admitted, but they all nodded when I asked them if they liked fights.
Yes, Trill is still finding their formula, it seems. It is not an account that on November 27, the company which went from its Tik Tok type social media platform to the realm of pugilism with a return of Mike Tyson on November 28, 2020 against Roy Jones he about a year ago will unveil what she hopes to help. cement their place in this space, “Triad fight. “
I asked Kavanaugh for clarification and he sent me a promotional video, which promises an exciting new product for combat sports fans.
The Californian businessman has not said whether he will continue to present pure boxing shows or whether he seeks to engage in “triad” fights. Yes, this team always throws spaghetti at the wall, seeing what sticks.
At this point, the road traveled on the boxing course presented smooth portions during the trek, but also puncture moments.
After April 17 Jacques Paul PPV, their luck has become more uncertain. Peter Kahn was named “chief of boxing” on March 22, and that Paul vs. Ben Askren at the top of the promotion suggested the brand could bring new energy to some sort of obsolete state of the sport.
The construction of the “three leagues”, Best ranking / ESPN, CBP and partners Show time and Fox, and the DAZN / Eddie Hearn pairing, has turned out in recent times, without doubt, to be harmful to the health of sports. Authentic collaboration has waned, and the thought of “each entity for itself” has meant that the titans have become too focused on themselves and have organized too many internal fights. Arum, Haymon, and Hearn have at times been guilty of being too focused on maintaining market share, turf and revenue streams and not delivering compelling products and satisfying customers. Some might have thought that Triller would make sense of OGs and OOGs.
So, yes, a “disturbance” has occurred, but the ratio of “good disturbance” to no bueno disturbance has not been exactly stellar.
What was Kahn’s fault? Hard to say, until we hear from him. He and Triller split in September, having received all verbal bouquets from Kavanaugh when he was hired.
No details of this breakup have come out, so determining responsibility for the missteps can’t really happen, as we on the outside just don’t have a clue what happened in the TrillerTorium. , or whatever their headquarters / hideout name is.
Anyway, without Kahn, the Teofimo-Kambosos road did not come out of a halt. In early October, the drama over if, when and where Lopez would fight his compulsory IBF lightweight took off to a new level. And that level was surpassed when fight fans learned that the show had to and would go on, but remember, really keep that in mind, card subject to change! Adding a Thorsten Meier as COO also didn’t pay off.
Triller is always looking for an identity, or, to put it better, looking for one. Finding one in sports isn’t easy, sometimes it’s a shark tank, and even seasoned pros like Oscar De La Hoya find themselves confronted with a questioning of their brand identity. The Canelo Release Golden boy and the subsequent challenge of income generation prospects leaves Oscar in a flow and prompted him to attempt a return to combat, which was cut short because he contracted COVID less than two weeks before his confrontation with the MMA legend Vitor Belfort.
Boxing fans were treated to Triller’s YouTuber battles, and ultra veterinary senior touring leftovers, variety show-type setups, musical interludes from ultra A pop stars, and open boxing wedding events / hip hop. No, there hasn’t been anything like the continuity posted, it’s fair to say.
Fans were promised to focus more on pugilism and non-fantasy pugilism when the rights to the Lopez-Kambosos platform were secured and after the sad 58-year-old spectacle. Evander Holyfield being beaten by Belfort, 44, was decided.
We heard on the vine that the bipolar brand of Triller Fight Club was not doing a guy like Kevin mcbride, the conqueror of Mike Tyson who had been invited back into the mix, then was told to buzz when the old people turned radioactive like eye decoys.
There have been a multitude of incidents and accidents, some minor, others more significant. Kavanaugh’s Lawyer Letters are the legend of the stuff, which means something, as the sport brings together characters with condom effectiveness … but ideally the brand is associated with compelling fights and a vibe that reflects some of the hippest cultural trends, not the napalmic missives targeted by their rivals.
Most Trillers Reviewers of the Year in this area would say that promises made need to be kept, if not every time, at least more often, to move forward.
But… Triller isn’t boring, so they make my job, in theory, easier and more interesting. Kavanaugh is an intriguing character, of course, and he loves to stir the pot, loves to splash on stew, and doesn’t care too much if the splash leaves a stain, hurt feelings.
Back to Saturday… A perpetual boxer on the promotional side asked me, psssst, what do you think of that gang of Triller, are they gonna stay?
I replied what anyone outside of the Triller inside the shrine should: “I don’t know. “
A friend, a connected lawyer with deep roots in the sport, came to me while Wyclef was playing and said, “Triller has something here. If they can just collect their boxing shit…! ”
I’m a Libra, an open-minded person, overall. I like to try to have respectable control over both sides of an issue. So for that reason, I’m going to cool my vocal cords and resist the temptation to appeal to my decades as a game watcher who has seen countless forays into space by disruptors and people who think their mousetrap is a triumph of engineering. Damn, I’ve heard it before, voiceover versions of the sizzling “Triad” snippet: “A revolution in combat sports is underway… A new battlefield with new rules, a new ring, new equipment! The first truly revolutionary combat sport in decades, ”promises the divine voice. Yes, once again the bar is high, the wish to “level the playing field between boxing and MMA … On November twenty-seventh, combat sports will never be the same again!” “
Confession: I think combat sports after November 27 will be pretty much the same.
But I’m not here to throw darts, I submit this story to you to alert you all about it Team Triller always does its job. So there will be more exotic fights, more NFTs offered, more pasta thrown on the walls. There will likely be more curious choices like having “The Hebrew Hammer” as a side attraction before a Wyclef Jean / Barrington Levy / Super Cat concert, a daring or blatant mix depending on what you think of the Triller Fight Club. Because Kavanaugh is an idea guy who doesn’t seem to care too much about shots while sniping experts. I bet while I’m typing this he’s getting ready to throw more pasta on the wall.