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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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Joshua Buatsi Added To May 5 London Card

Joshua Buatsi Added To May 5 London Card

Joshua Buatsi will fight for the sixth time as a pro on the undercard of the Heavyweight rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye on May 5 at The O2 in London. Joshua Buatsi Added To May 5 London Card
Carl Frampton Says Fighting Nonito Doniare Is An Honour

Carl Frampton Says Fighting Nonito Doniare Is An Honour

Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire took questions from the media at Wednesday’s press conference at the Europa Hotel ahead of their clash for the WBO Interim Featherweight Title at Belfast’s SSE Arena in Northern Ireland this Saturday. Carl Frampton Says Fighting Nonito Doniare Is An Honour
Tommy Coyle Believes Commonwealth Title Glory Is His Destiny

Tommy Coyle Believes Commonwealth Title Glory Is His Destiny

Tommy Coyle believes ‘it’s written in the stars’ that he’ll rip the Commonwealth Lightweight title from Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night. Tommy Coyle Believes Commonwealth Title Glory Is His Destiny
Matthysse And Pacquiao Comes Face To Face In Manila

Matthysse And Pacquiao Comes Face To Face In Manila

WBA Welterweight Title holder Lucas Martin Matthysse and Manny Pacquiao held a press conference today in the Grand Ballroom at the City of Dreams Manila Resort and Casino. Matthysse And Pacquiao Comes Face To Face In Manila
Vanes Martirosyan Steps In To Face GGG On May 5

Vanes Martirosyan Steps In To Face GGG On May 5

Undefeated World Middleweight Champion and boxing Gennady ’GGG’ Golovkin,37-0-1-(33), will defend his titles against  two-time world title challenger Vanes Martirosyan,36-3-1-(21) on May 5.   The fight will headline an exciting world championship card which will take place, under the stars, at StubHub Center, in Carson, California Vanes Martirosyan Steps In To Face GGG On May 5

Carl Frampton, 31, vs. Nonito Donaire, 35: Is age just a number?

Back when I was a young buck, when a boxer hit 30 he was on the back nine of his career. The greatest example of this is when two of the greatest fighters in history, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier met for the second time in 1974. By John J. Raspanti Carl Frampton, 31, vs. Nonito Donaire, 35: Is age just a number?
Khan Cannot Wait To Get Back In The Ring

Khan Cannot Wait To Get Back In The Ring

After two years away from boxing former world champion Amir Khan cannot wait until he sets foot back in the ring again on Saturday night. The British boxer faces bitter rival Phil Lo Greco in Liverpool, England and believes he is now a better and smarter fighter despite being brutally knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in his last fight in 2016. Khan Cannot Wait To Get Back In The Ring
WBC temporarily Suspends Carlos Cuadras

WBC temporarily Suspends Carlos Cuadras

Former WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras has been temporarily suspended by the World Boxing Council. WBC temporarily Suspends Carlos Cuadras
Ruben Villa Continues Rise To The Top In Salinas

Ruben Villa Continues Rise To The Top In Salinas

Ruben Villa continued his upward trajectory by thoroughly dismantling Marlon Olea to win the vacant WBO Youth Featherweight Title on Saturday night from his hometown of Salinas, Calif. Ruben Villa Continues Rise To The Top In Salinas
Oleksandr Usyk Injury Forces Cruiserweight Final To Be Postponed

Oleksandr Usyk Injury Forces Cruiserweight Final To Be Postponed

Team Usyk has informed Comosa AG that Oleksandr Usyk suffered a minor elbow injury whilst training for his World Boxing Super Series Final against Murat Gassiev, for the Muhammad Ali Trophy.  Oleksandr Usyk Injury Forces Cruiserweight Final To Be Postponed
Manny Pacquiao Has Not Yet Made A Decision On Leaving Freddie Roach

Manny Pacquiao Has Not Yet Made A Decision On Leaving Freddie Roach

Manny Pacquiao has released a statement on Social media stating that he has not yet made a decision as to whether long time trainer Freddie Roach will be in his corner when he challenges Argentine Lucas Matthysse for his WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on July 14. Manny Pacquiao Has Not Yet Made A Decision On Leaving Freddie Roach
'Masher' Dodd Happy To Get The Respect He Deserves

'Masher' Dodd Happy To Get The Respect He Deserves

Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd says he’s finally getting the respect he deserves as he defends his Commonwealth Lightweight title against Tommy Coyle at the Echo Arena on Saturday night. 'Masher' Dodd Happy To Get The Respect He Deserves
Opportunity Knocks For Austin Trout And Abie Hann

Opportunity Knocks For Austin Trout And Abie Hann

By Andrew Rivera: For former world jr middleweight champion Austin Trout and his stablemate Abie Hann opportunity has knocked on the door for both fighters careers in the past  two weeks. Trout will battle WBC super middleweight champion Jermell Charlo on June 9 , while Han will take on Anthony Dirrell in a title elimination bout April 28. Opportunity Knocks For Austin Trout And Abie Hann
Murata Retains Title Against Blandamura

Murata Retains Title Against Blandamura

Ryota Murata recorded his fourteenth victory and eleventh knockout at the Yokohama Arena in Japan as he successfully defended his World Boxing Association Middleweight title belt; stopping the Italian challenger Emanuele Felice Blandamura in the eighth round via technical knockout. Murata Retains Title Against Blandamura
Adrian Granat's Chin Holds Up To Tough Sparring

Adrian Granat's Chin Holds Up To Tough Sparring

Johnathon Banks has revealed the tough sparring tests Adrian Granat had to endure at the famous Kronk Gym ahead of his Viking showdown with domestic rival Otto Wallin on April 21 at the Gärdehov in Sundsvall, Sweden. Adrian Granat's Chin Holds Up To Tough Sparring

Former heavyweight contender Ron Stander: Warrior

The first thing I noticed about former heavyweight challenger Ron "The Butcher" Stander was his smile. It’s warm and friendly. His eyes twinkle as he tells jokes. As he speaks, his wife, Toddy, shakes her head and laughs. By John J Raspanti Former heavyweight contender Ron Stander: Warrior
Foster Upsets DeAlba In Bethlehem

Foster Upsets DeAlba In Bethlehem

By J.R. Jowett reporting from ringside: Just a week from his last show, peripatetic Marshall Kauffman, having acquired a new connection to Houston boxing, moved from Philly to The Sands Casino in Bethlehem for a fine card on Friday the 13th. Foster Upsets DeAlba In Bethlehem
Higa Upset By Rosales in Japan

Higa Upset By Rosales in Japan

By Derek Bonnett Daigo Higa lost his WBC flyweight title on the scale on Friday when he failed to make the 112lbs limit for his title defence against challenger Cristofer Rosales from Nicaragua. Regardless, Rosales’ title effort would not be denied. Higa Upset By Rosales in Japan
Miguel Vaszquez Captures Another Title

Miguel Vaszquez Captures Another Title

In a fast-paced and gritty fight, former IBF Lightweight ruler Miguel “Titere” Vazquez captured the vacant WBF Mexican Welterweight crown on Friday night, April 13, at Parque Revulucion in Culiacan,Mexico. Miguel Vaszquez Captures Another Title
Ruben Villa and Marlon Olea Make Weight  in Salinas

Ruben Villa and Marlon Olea Make Weight in Salinas

Ruben Villa and Marlon Olea weighed in Friday ahead of their championship bout in Salinas, California on Saturday. Ruben Villa and Marlon Olea Make Weight  in Salinas
Matthysse To Arrive In Manila To Accept Pacquiao's Challenge

Matthysse To Arrive In Manila To Accept Pacquiao's Challenge

World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse is set to arrive in Manila on April 18 to formally accept the challenge of eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom. Matthysse To Arrive In Manila To Accept Pacquiao's Challenge
Jesse Vargas: “I’ve Been Finishing This Camp Stronger Than Normal”

Jesse Vargas: “I’ve Been Finishing This Camp Stronger Than Normal”

Two-division world champion Jessie Vargas hosted a media workout in Las Vegas Thursday as he prepares for his main event showdown against four-division world champion Adrien Broner on Saturday, April 21 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn,New York. Jesse Vargas: “I’ve Been Finishing This Camp Stronger Than Normal”
Adrien Broner And Gervonta Davis Discuss Their Respective Bouts On April 21

Adrien Broner And Gervonta Davis Discuss Their Respective Bouts On April 21

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and unbeaten former champ Gervonta “Tank” Davis shared updates from their training camp in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday as they prepare for their respective showdowns on Saturday, April 21 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn,New York. Adrien Broner And Gervonta Davis Discuss Their Respective Bouts On April 21
Micki Nielsen To Challenge For WBO International Title

Micki Nielsen To Challenge For WBO International Title

Micki Nielsen challenges Artur Mann for the WBO International Cruiserweight title on June 2 at the Swiss Life Hall in Hannover, Germany. Micki Nielsen To Challenge For WBO International Title
Vargas Stops Salka In Indio

Vargas Stops Salka In Indio

By Marc Livitz:Former WBC super featherweight champion and fan favorite Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas made easy work of Rod Salka on Thursday evening at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. The ‘Golden Boy on ESPN’ main event gave Vargas the result he needed in the hopes of earning a rematch with the current champion who took his belt in early 2017, Miguel Berchelt Vargas Stops Salka In Indio
Latest British Championship News

Latest British Championship News

The British Boxing Board of Control have released their latest British Championship news. Latest British Championship News
Tyson Fury Signs Exclusive Promotional Deal/Returns June 9

Tyson Fury Signs Exclusive Promotional Deal/Returns June 9

Tyson Fury has signed an exclusive promotional deal with Frank Warren. The former undefeated linear, WBA Super, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Champion of the World will make his highly-anticipated comeback at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 9th June. Tyson Fury Signs Exclusive Promotional Deal/Returns June 9

The Oz Report: DDP Sports outline their plan for Aussie boxing, Hogan fight almost derailed, Hooper delivers exciting performance against Quinlan, Opetaia wants to clear out cruiserweight division, Horn may not be bigger man against Crawford says trainer

Boxing can be a tier one sport in Australia. By Anthony Cocks The Oz Report: DDP Sports outline their plan for Aussie boxing, Hogan fight almost derailed, Hooper delivers exciting performance against Quinlan, Opetaia wants to clear out cruiserweight division, Horn may not be bigger man against Crawford says trainer
Kuzmin And Co Plan To Build Fan Base In Brooklyn

Kuzmin And Co Plan To Build Fan Base In Brooklyn

Top undefeated Russian and Uzbekistan prospects will be showcased at The Real Deal Boxing event on Saturday, April 21,at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. Kuzmin And Co Plan To Build Fan Base In Brooklyn
Ruben Villa Steps Up In Class,Fights For First Title

Ruben Villa Steps Up In Class,Fights For First Title

Featherweight prospect Ruben Villa looks to add the first championship of his young career when he battles Colombian Marlon Olea for the vacant WBO Youth Title this Saturday night from the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, California. Ruben Villa Steps Up In Class,Fights For First Title
Can Paul Butler Become A Two Time IBF Champ?

Can Paul Butler Become A Two Time IBF Champ?

Paul Butler gets the chance to become two-time IBF Bantamweight champion when he faces undefeated Emmanuel Rodriguez for the vacant title on the undercard of the heavyweight rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye at The O2 in London on May 5.   Can Paul Butler Become A Two Time IBF Champ?
Abner Mares Seeks Redemption On June 9

Abner Mares Seeks Redemption On June 9

Abner Mares is eager to seek redemption when he faces WBA Featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz when they rematch at the at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on June 9 Abner Mares Seeks Redemption On June 9
Santa Cruz Snr And Jr Expect A Better Prepared Abner Mares In Rematch

Santa Cruz Snr And Jr Expect A Better Prepared Abner Mares In Rematch

WBA Featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares met face to face at a press conference in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday to discuss their world championship rematch taking place Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on June 9. Santa Cruz Snr And Jr Expect A Better Prepared Abner Mares In Rematch
Top New Mexico Fighters To Be Featured On  Separate Cards in June.

Top New Mexico Fighters To Be Featured On  Separate Cards in June.

By Andrew Rivera: Within a week in the month of June there will be two fight cards showcasing New Mexico’s rising boxing stars of the future. New promoters Wrecking Crew Promotions will feature a 5-6 card event with the site to be finalized soon. Top New Mexico Fighters To Be Featured On  Separate Cards in June.

Classic Movie Review: Humphrey Bogart stars in The Harder They Fall

My late dad introduced me to movies. By John J. Raspanti Classic Movie Review: Humphrey Bogart stars in The Harder They Fall
Local Fighters Feature On Salinas Undercard

Local Fighters Feature On Salinas Undercard

Lightweights Max Becerra and Pedro Moreno take part in separate bouts on the "New Blood" undercard this Saturday, April 14, from the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, California. Local Fighters Feature On Salinas Undercard

DeGale regains IBF title, seeks Groves rematch

A bloody James DeGale edged Caleb Truax at the The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV last Saturday night to regain the IBF world title. DeGale regains IBF title, seeks Groves rematch
Amir Khan Plans To Make Phil Lo Greco Pay For Personal Attack

Amir Khan Plans To Make Phil Lo Greco Pay For Personal Attack

Amir Khan says that the personal attack from Phil Lo Greco in the build-up to their clash on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, has fuelled his fire in training camp. Amir Khan Plans To Make Phil Lo Greco Pay For Personal Attack
Dennis Hogan Earns World Title Shot After Brisbane Victory

Dennis Hogan Earns World Title Shot After Brisbane Victory

WBO number two junior middleweight Dennis "Hurricane" Hogan has earned himself a shot at the WBO world title with a comprehensive 12-round points victory over Jimmy Kilrain Kelly at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday night. Dennis Hogan Earns World Title Shot After Brisbane Victory

Dennis Hogan secures WBO world title shot with points win over Jimmy Kilrain Kelly

Lara vs. Hurd: Exciting fight with some phantom punches

In a fight that featured a deciding, thrilling twelfth round that went some way to washing away the bad taste of the preceding Truax-DeGale sleep-in, Jarret Hurd narrowly defeated Cuban Erislandy Lara in a fight that I had for the Cuban, 114-113. By Allan Cerf Lara vs. Hurd: Exciting fight with some phantom punches
Duluc Registers Home Win

Duluc Registers Home Win

By Stephen Tobey:DERRY, N.H. After back-to-back decision losses on the road, Gabriel DuLuc was fighting closer to home on Saturday. Duluc Registers Home Win
Simphiwe Vetyeka Makes Stunning Ring Return In East London

Simphiwe Vetyeka Makes Stunning Ring Return In East London

By Lwazi Ndzobongo: Simphiwe Vetyeka made a stunning come back to the W (win) column by knocking out Thompson Mokwana in the eighth round at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Simphiwe Vetyeka Makes Stunning Ring Return In East London
Damian Hooper  Survives Tough Test In Brisbane

Damian Hooper Survives Tough Test In Brisbane

In the main support bout on the Hogan vs Kilrain card in Brisbane,Australia on Saturday WBO number nine light heavyweight Damien “Super” Hooper had to climb off the canvas twice in the fifth round to stop Renold Quinlan  in the ninth round of an entertaining and fast-paced brawl. Damian Hooper  Survives Tough Test In Brisbane
Robinson Wins Lopsided Philly Fight

Robinson Wins Lopsided Philly Fight

J.R. Jowett reporting from ringside: Devoid of the extra baggage of Al Haymon fighters with paid-for opponents, Marshall Kauffman (Kings Prom’ns) put on a fine local club show on Friday at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena. Robinson Wins Lopsided Philly Fight
Marlen Esparza Is A Knockout At LA Fight Club

Marlen Esparza Is A Knockout At LA Fight Club

Marlen Esparza the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist of Houston, Texas, scored an exciting third-round TKO victory against Laetizia Campana of Philadelphia, Pa. Marlen Esparza Is A Knockout At LA Fight Club
Ndongeni Crowned Champ In Pretoria

Ndongeni Crowned Champ In Pretoria

Xolisani Ndongeni is the new WBF Lightweight Champion after defeating Abraham Ndauendapo from Namibia on Friday night, April 6, to win the vacant title at the Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa. Ndongeni Crowned Champ In Pretoria
Eva Wahlström Retains Title, Has Taylor In Sight

Eva Wahlström Retains Title, Has Taylor In Sight

By Mikko Salo: The home crowd in Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki ,Finland was treated to an evenly contested, actively fought main event, with super featherweight world#1 Eva Wahlström holding on to her alphabet belt over a very game American, Melissa St. Vil. Eva Wahlström Retains Title, Has Taylor In Sight

Michael Ruiz Jr. is ready for the challenge

“The kid will fight anybody.” Paco Damien Promoter-Paco Presents By John J. Raspanti Michael Ruiz Jr. is ready for the challenge
Weights And And Final Quotes From Las Vegas

Weights And And Final Quotes From Las Vegas

All the boxers taking part in the Showtime televised double World Championship card at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night, weighed in on Friday. Weights And And Final Quotes From Las Vegas
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