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Boxing and poker – maybe a start on something new?

Even though both sports are known for intense action and rough characters, boxing and poker aren’t usually combined. This didn’t stop Gus Hansen (known as one of the biggest full tilt poker names)and Danish poker pro Theo Jorgensen from duking it out. Both know as skilled poker players in both the online poker and live tournament circuit, did quite well as shown in the video.


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Fury Returns On July 8

Fury Returns On July 8

Heavyweight contender Hughie Fury will make his return to the ring on Frank Warren’s stacked The Future Is Now July 8th Copper Box Arena card. Fury Returns On July 8
Cintron vs Brunson:  Win Or Go Home?

Cintron vs Brunson:  Win Or Go Home?

By Jason Pribila: On Saturday Night in Philadelphia junior middleweights Kermit Cintron (39-5-3, 30 KO) and Tyrone Brunson (24-6-2, 22 KO) will square off in a bout that will present both fighters with the equivalent of a “win or go home” scenario. Cintron vs Brunson:  Win Or Go Home?

Downunder Wrap-Up: O'Connell unlucky against Acuna, Bam Bam Flanagan lining up Lebedev, Bika on comeback trail, Zerafa returns with spectacular KO

Downunder Wrap-Up: O’Connell unlucky against Acuna, Bam Bam Flanagan lining up Lebedev, Bika on comeback trail, Zerafa returns with spectacular KO By Anthony Cocks Downunder Wrap-Up: O'Connell unlucky against Acuna, Bam Bam Flanagan lining up Lebedev, Bika on comeback trail, Zerafa returns with spectacular KO
Brook Vows To Return Before the Year Is Out

Brook Vows To Return Before the Year Is Out

Kell Brook has vowed to return to the ring by the end of the year after a successful operation on his fractured right eye socket. Brook Vows To Return Before the Year Is Out
Broner And Garcia Media Tour Lands In LA

Broner And Garcia Media Tour Lands In LA

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia completed a two-day media tour that took them from coast-to-coast and culminated with a Los Angeles press conference Tuesday to discuss their super lightweight showdown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on July 29. Broner And Garcia Media Tour Lands In LA
New Edition Of Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza Announced

New Edition Of Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza Announced

Matchroom Boxing and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer are proud to announce the new edition of Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza – a night of World Championship Boxing in the prestigious Salle Médecin of the Casino de Monte-Carlo on Saturday November New Edition Of Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza Announced

"Underdog" Alan Sanchez continues to prove the naysayers wrong

“Underdog” Alan Sanchez continues to prove the naysayers wrong "I’ve always been the B side." Alan Sanchez By John J. Raspanti "Underdog" Alan Sanchez continues to prove the naysayers wrong
Broner And Garcia Know They Will Have To Be At Their Very Best

Broner And Garcia Know They Will Have To Be At Their Very Best

Four-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before they battle on Showtime Championship Boxing on Saturday, July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Broner And Garcia Know They Will Have To Be At Their Very Best
Maldonado Victorious Against Cano

Maldonado Victorious Against Cano

The Texas fans were treated to a big night of knockouts and rising star talents on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, following a hard-fought main event between WBC Fecarbox Super Lightweight Champion Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado (24-3-1, 19 KOs) and Pablo “El Demoledor” Cesar Cano (30-6-1, 21 KOs). Maldonado Victorious Against Cano
Boxing Revives in Harrisburg

Boxing Revives in Harrisburg

By J R. Jowett reporting from ringside: Boxing in the state capitol of Pennsylvania waxes and wanes. There are presently numerous amateur gyms, but there hadn’t been a pro show in three years and not much amateur action either. On Saturday, that ended. Boxing Revives in Harrisburg
Hernandez Dominates Rodriguez At Park City

Hernandez Dominates Rodriguez At Park City

Wichita hero and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Nico Hernandez, dominated Jose "Mexican Diablo" Rodriguez in Saturday’s "KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire" main event, which aired on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. Hernandez Dominates Rodriguez At Park City

Gritty Ward stops Kovalev in rematch

Gritty Ward stops Kovalev in rematch Gritty Ward stops Kovalev in rematch
Full Vegas Undercard Results

Full Vegas Undercard Results

Chapter two of Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev vs. Andre "S.O.G." Ward drama ended in another controversial loss for Kovalev. The referee waived off Kovalev after he struggled to recover from several consecutive low blows from Ward that the official failed to call. Full Vegas Undercard Results
Zeuge breaks Smith's heart in Germany

Zeuge breaks Smith's heart in Germany

Germany’s Tyron Zeuge outpoints Paul Smith, successfully defending his WBA Regular Super Middleweight Championship in Germany on Saturday night. Zeuge breaks Smith's heart in Germany
Ward And Kovalev Weigh In For Rematch

Ward And Kovalev Weigh In For Rematch

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev weighed in Friday for their highly anticipated world light heavyweight rematch Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward And Kovalev Weigh In For Rematch
Povetkin Returns Against Rudenko

Povetkin Returns Against Rudenko

Former WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin is making every effort to become a world champion leading up to his July 1 fight with Andriy Rudenko in Moscow, Russia for the WBO International Heavyweight Title. Povetkin Returns Against Rudenko
Bivol Vs Agnew Scouting Report

Bivol Vs Agnew Scouting Report

The undercard of the Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2: "The Rematch" on June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas will include the ten-round light heavyweight battle between the hard-punching young Russian prospect Dmitry Bivol and seasoned veteran technical boxer Cedric "L.O.W." Agnew. Bivol Vs Agnew Scouting Report
Groves Enters Super Middleweight Tournament

Groves Enters Super Middleweight Tournament

WBA Super-Middleweight Super Champion George Groves (26-3, 19 KOs) has officially entered the revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament for the GREATEST prize in boxing, the Muhammad Ali Trophy Groves Enters Super Middleweight Tournament
Welsh Hero Selby To Take Frustration Out On Barros 

Welsh Hero Selby To Take Frustration Out On Barros 

‘Lightning’ Lee Selby will take out his frustrations on Jonathan Barros in his latest IBF featherweight title defence on July 15th on the massive Chris Eubank v Arthur Abraham bill. Welsh Hero Selby To Take Frustration Out On Barros 

Sanchez, Bouland headline explosive card June 23 in Woodland,CA

Sanchez, Bouland headline explosive card June 23 in Woodland,CA By John J. Raspanti Sanchez, Bouland headline explosive card June 23 in Woodland,CA
Ward And Kovalev Trainers Host Round Table Interviews

Ward And Kovalev Trainers Host Round Table Interviews

On Wednesday (June 14) the televised undercard boxers of Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2: "The Rematch" sat down to participate in roundtables with the media. Ward And Kovalev Trainers Host Round Table Interviews
Brits Fired Up To Upset German Opposition

Brits Fired Up To Upset German Opposition

British-based-boxers Patrick Mendy and Jone Volau join Paul Smith, who challenges Tyron Zeuge for the WBA title, in action on Saturday at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar with all three Brits attempting to upset German opposition. Brits Fired Up To Upset German Opposition
Corcoran Fires Warning At Ekundayo

Corcoran Fires Warning At Ekundayo

Gary Corcoran has warned Larry Ekundayo there will be no friendly fire when they clash next month. Corcoran Fires Warning At Ekundayo
Its Official, Mayweather Vs McGregor Set For August 26

Its Official, Mayweather Vs McGregor Set For August 26

Unbeaten pound for pound boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. has come out of retirement and fight UFC star Connor McGregor in a boxing event on August 26 at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight between the two biggest stars in their respective sports is expected to be the richest fight in boxing or martial arts history despite McGregor never having had a professional fight. Its Official, Mayweather Vs McGregor Set For August 26
Davis Jr Faces Toughest Test On July 15

Davis Jr Faces Toughest Test On July 15

Robbie Davies Jnr admits he faces “by a distance” the toughest test of his career as he prepares to square up to Polish dangerman Michal Syrowatka on the big Chris Eubank v Arthur Abraham show in London on July 15th. Davis Jr Faces Toughest Test On July 15
German Prospects Out To Impress In Wetzlar

German Prospects Out To Impress In Wetzlar

Germany’s rising stars are out to impress on Saturday night as they face tough international opposition on the undercard of Tyron Zeuge’s WBA Super Middleweight title defence against Paul Smith at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar. German Prospects Out To Impress In Wetzlar
David Haye Fined £25,000

David Haye Fined £25,000

The Stewards of the British Boxing Board of Control considered the behaviour and comments made by Boxer David Haye for his contest with Tony Bellew on the 4th March 2017 at the O2 Arena, London at their Board meeting on Wednesday, 14th June 2017. David Haye Fined £25,000
Referees Talk Ring Safety And Camaraderie In Canastota

Referees Talk Ring Safety And Camaraderie In Canastota

By Derek Bonnett: One of the many highlights of the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend are the Ringside Lectures. The 2017 weekend did not disappoint. The most engaging lecture this year and some of the most interesting over the last six years came from a myriad of boxing’s top referees. Joe Cortez delivered a great lecture back in 2011, but 2017’s delivered a KO combination comprised of Kenny Bayless, Robert Byrd, Tony Weeks, Robert Hoyle, and Russell Mora. Referees Talk Ring Safety And Camaraderie In Canastota

The sequel: Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev meet again

The sequel: Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev meet again By John J. Raspanti The sequel: Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev meet again
Ceylan Takes On Galahad On Eubank Jr Vs Galahad Undercard

Ceylan Takes On Galahad On Eubank Jr Vs Galahad Undercard

Dennis Ceylan will take on Kid Galahad for the IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Championship on July 15 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, live on ITV Box Office in the UK. Ceylan Takes On Galahad On Eubank Jr Vs Galahad Undercard
Zeuge Says Smith Will Not Take His Title

Zeuge Says Smith Will Not Take His Title

Tyron Zeuge says Paul Smith will not take his title when they meet for the WBA World Super Middleweight Championship on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany, live on Sky Sports. Zeuge Says Smith Will Not Take His Title

Adrian Clark: Determined to make a difference

Adrian Clark: Determined to make a difference By John J. Raspanti Adrian Clark: Determined to make a difference
Smith Hopes For Third Time Lucky

Smith Hopes For Third Time Lucky

Paul Smith is aiming to make it third time lucky when he returns to Germany to challenge Tyron Zeuge for the WBA World Super Middleweight title on Saturday, June 17 at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar. Smith Hopes For Third Time Lucky
Training Camp Notes: Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev

Training Camp Notes: Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev

Oxnard, CA: Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) has an entirely new training philosophy as he prepares for his highly-anticipated rematch with Andre "S.O.G." Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) on June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Training Camp Notes: Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev

Comebacking Rios knocks out Herrera in seven

Comebacking Rios knocks out Herrera in seven by John J. Raspanti Comebacking Rios knocks out Herrera in seven
Errol Christie Passes Away Aged 53

Errol Christie Passes Away Aged 53

Errol Christie, arguably the most talented and the most decorated amateur boxer Britain has ever produced, has died following a long battle with lung cancer. Errol Christie Passes Away Aged 53
Barrera, Tapia, And Holyfield Inducted Into IBHOF

Barrera, Tapia, And Holyfield Inducted Into IBHOF

By Derek Bonnett: Muhammad Ali is The Greatest, I know. Also, I fully accept Sugar Ray Robinson’s consensus rating as the best boxer of all-time. This paradox troubles me not as these types of debates are highly subjective and a matter of perspective; I rarely engage in them with much fervor. Yet, neither one of these all-time great, hall of fame enshrined boxers was my hero. Barrera, Tapia, And Holyfield Inducted Into IBHOF
Rios Returns, KO's Herrera In Seven

Rios Returns, KO's Herrera In Seven

By Marc Livitz: Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios looked good, though just a pinch rusty on Sunday night as he scored a seventh round knockout victory over Aaron "La Hoya" Herrera. Rios Returns, KO's Herrera In Seven
'The Rock' Proves A Class Above Muller

'The Rock' Proves A Class Above Muller

By Lwazi Ndzobongo: Thabiso ’The Rock’ Mchunu proved to be a class above Johnny Muller in scoring a shut out over 12 rounds to capture the vacant SA & ABU Cruiserweight Title at Emperors Palace, East of Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday. 'The Rock' Proves A Class Above Muller

Hardcore heroes - Rios vs. Herrera

Particulars: On June 10th at Lancaster, California and on PBC, Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes it’s welterweights Brandon ‘Bam-Bam’ Rios vs. Mexico’s Aaron Herrera, 10 rounds. By Allan Cerf Hardcore heroes - Rios vs. Herrera
Vendetti Retains New England Title By Defeating Gray

Vendetti Retains New England Title By Defeating Gray

hard-nosed Stoneham, Mass., junior middleweight Greg Vendetti made a lasting impression in his first career bout at Twin River Casino on Friday, defeating Khiary Gray by majority decision to retain his New England Championship in a scintillating main event. Vendetti Retains New England Title By Defeating Gray
Braekhus Defeats Farias

Braekhus Defeats Farias

Friday night in Bergen, Norway CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (31-0-0, 8 KO’s), was victorious once again defending all five major welterweight world titles (WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO), over current WBC Junior Welterweight Champion ERICA “La Pantera” FARIAS, (24-2-0, 10 KO’s), of Buenos Aires. Braekhus Defeats Farias
Burnett Crowned IBF Champ In Belfast

Burnett Crowned IBF Champ In Belfast

Ryan Burnett claimed the IBF bantamweight crown at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday night by out-pointing champion Lee Haskins over 12 rounds. Two judges, Jerry Jukubo and Dave Parris, scored a wide 119-107 for Burnett but the third official, Clark Sammartino, somehow scored the bout 118-108 for Haskins despite the Bristol based boxer being put down in the sixth and 11th rounds. Burnett Crowned IBF Champ In Belfast
Giebel Cruises To Beat Milenkovic In Germany

Giebel Cruises To Beat Milenkovic In Germany

Leonie Giebel won the vacant WBF Womens Eurasia Super Featherweight title on Saturday night, June 10, when she comprehensively outboxed Serbian-born Maja Milenkovic at the Porsche Zentrum in Paderborn, Germany. Giebel Cruises To Beat Milenkovic In Germany
Kinigamazi Outgrits Farias To Become Champion

Kinigamazi Outgrits Farias To Become Champion

It was a highly anticipated event for professional boxing in Switzerland as local favourite Patrick Kinigamazi took on Juan Jose Farias from Argentina for the vacant WBF Super Featherweight title on Friday in Geneva. Kinigamazi Outgrits Farias To Become Champion
Saunders Vs Khurtsidze Update

Saunders Vs Khurtsidze Update

WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders will no longer feature on the Saturday 8th July show at the Copper Box Arena after his mandatory challenger Avtandil Khurtsidze was arrested in New York. Saunders Vs Khurtsidze Update
Weights And Running Order From Belfast

Weights And Running Order From Belfast

Weights And Running Order From Belfast, Lee Haskins Vs Ryan Burnett Weights And Running Order From Belfast
Prograis Walks Thru Diaz In New York

Prograis Walks Thru Diaz In New York

By Jason Pribila at Ringside: This weekend will see boxing fans make their annual migration to upstate New York to honor the legends of boxing’s past. Evander Holyfield, Marco Antonio Barrera, and the late Johnny Tapia highlight this year’s Hall of Fame class in Canastota. Prograis Walks Thru Diaz In New York
Weights And Final Quotes From Verona

Weights And Final Quotes From Verona

Regis "Rougarou" Prograis and Joel Diaz Jr. made weight on Thursday just hours after the "Opening Bell" to kick off festivities for the 2017 International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend. Weights And Final Quotes From Verona
The Chin Check - Volume VI

The Chin Check - Volume VI

All your latest UK boxing news and views By Steven Bateson: Welcome to a very special Election Day edition of the Chin Check. Special you say? Why I hear you cry? Special because it has absolutely nothing to do with the race for Number 10 and for the next ten minutes or so you can escape the impending doom that is apparently now surrounding this country. The Chin Check - Volume VI
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