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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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Munguia Retains WBO Crown Against Brave Smith

Munguia Retains WBO Crown Against Brave Smith

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia retained his title via a 12 round decision over the British fighter and former champ Liam Smith at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday. Munguia Retains WBO Crown Against Brave Smith
Usyk Schools Gassiev In Moscow

Usyk Schools Gassiev In Moscow

Ukrainian Aleksandr Usyk made history by beating Russian rival Murat Gassiev by a unanimous decision to become the first man to hold the Muhammad Ali Trophy and all four world cruiserweight titles. Usyk Schools Gassiev In Moscow

Usyk unifies cruiserweight division, dominates Gassiev

Predicted as a 50-50 fight, Oleksandr Usyk pitched a near shutout in winning a 12-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Murat Gassiev at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia Saturday night. By John J. Raspanti Usyk unifies cruiserweight division, dominates Gassiev
Pascal Stops MMA Fighter Bosse In 8 Rounds

Pascal Stops MMA Fighter Bosse In 8 Rounds

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal Pascal returned on Friday night to score an eighth round stoppage win over MMA fighter Steve Bossé at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Pascal Stops MMA Fighter Bosse In 8 Rounds
Weights From Foxwoods

Weights From Foxwoods

All the boxers weighed in Friday ahead of their respective bouts at Foxwoods Resort And Casino on Saturday. Weights From Foxwoods
Munguia And Smith Make Weight In Vegas

Munguia And Smith Make Weight In Vegas

WBO super lightweight champ Jaime Munguia and British challenger Liam Smith weighed in Friday ahead of their title bout at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday. Munguia And Smith Make Weight In Vegas
WBSS Super Lightweight And Bantamweight Quarter Final Draw Announced

WBSS Super Lightweight And Bantamweight Quarter Final Draw Announced

The quarter-finals for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series were set for the tournament’s Super-Lightweight and Bantamweight brackets at a Draft Gala Friday night at the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow,Russia.  WBSS Super Lightweight And Bantamweight Quarter Final Draw Announced
Ennis Ko's Alvarez,Mattice Stays Unbeaten With Controversial Win,Love And Sims Jr. Battle To Draw

Ennis Ko's Alvarez,Mattice Stays Unbeaten With Controversial Win,Love And Sims Jr. Battle To Draw

By Jason Pribila: In recent weeks the city of Philadelphia came close to landing coveted free agents in the NBA and MLB.  They would eventually lose out on both LeBron James and Manny Machado who both chose to take their talents to Los Angeles.  While the city turned out to not be a destination for free agents, their proud boxing tradition remains strong and was on display during the main event of the ShoBox that aired live from Winnavegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa. Ennis Ko's Alvarez,Mattice Stays Unbeaten With Controversial Win,Love And Sims Jr. Battle To Draw
Lipinets  Battles Bone On August 4

Lipinets Battles Bone On August 4

Former super lightweight champion Sergey Lipinets will battle Erick Bone in a 147-pound 10-round showdown on Saturday, August 4 from NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Lipinets  Battles Bone On August 4
Usyk and Gassiev hit the scales

Usyk and Gassiev hit the scales

Usyk and Gassiev weighed in facing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian fans in front of the Rossiya Theatre at the Pushkinskaya Square in the Russian capital. Usyk and Gassiev hit the scales
Media transcript: Kovalev, Bivol, Alvarez, Chilemba

Media transcript: Kovalev, Bivol, Alvarez, Chilemba

"I’m ready to fight any champion, because my goal is to get all four titles, to be undisputed champion." Sergey Kovalev Media transcript: Kovalev, Bivol, Alvarez, Chilemba

Tej Pratap Singh looking to upset Sam Soliman next weekend

Boxing from the land down under. By Anthony Cocks Tej Pratap Singh looking to upset Sam Soliman next weekend
Smith Dreams Of Anfield Title Defence

Smith Dreams Of Anfield Title Defence

Former world champion Liam Smith hopes victory over WBO super-welterweight champ Jaime Munguia on Saturday night will allow him to make a dream title defence at his beloved Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club. Smith Dreams Of Anfield Title Defence
Hamazaryan And Mattice Weigh In

Hamazaryan And Mattice Weigh In

Undefeated lightweight Zhora Hamazaryan weighed in at a ready 134.8 pounds, the same as his opponent Thomas Mattice ahead of their eight round bout  at The Winna Vegas Casino Hotel in Sloan, Iowa on Friday.  Hamazaryan And Mattice Weigh In
Qullin,Collazo And Napoleon Ready For August 4 Battles

Qullin,Collazo And Napoleon Ready For August 4 Battles

Former world champions Peter Quillin and Luis Collazo were joined by WBA Women’s Super Middleweight Champion Alicia Napoleon at a media luncheon in Manhattan Thursday to discuss their respective showdowns taking place on August 4 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Qullin,Collazo And Napoleon Ready For August 4 Battles
Vasquez Targets 'Chocolatito' Clash

Vasquez Targets 'Chocolatito' Clash

Damien "Sugar" Vazquez wants to get in the ring with Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez when he makes his return to the ring, rumored to be on the undercard of Canelo vs. GGG on September 15. Vasquez Targets 'Chocolatito' Clash
Usyk And Gassiev Have Mutual Respect For Each Other But Saturday Will Be A War

Usyk And Gassiev Have Mutual Respect For Each Other But Saturday Will Be A War

Ukraine’s Aleksandr Usyk and Russia’s Murat Gassiev exchanged words of respect at the final pre-fight press conference ahead of Saturday’s World Boxing Super Series Final at the Olimpiyskiy Sports Complex, Moscow. Usyk And Gassiev Have Mutual Respect For Each Other But Saturday Will Be A War
Sanchez Says He Has Usyk All Worked Out

Sanchez Says He Has Usyk All Worked Out

Murat Gassiev’s coach Abel Sanchez has studied Aleksandr Usyk ahead of Saturday’s World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight final in Moscow, Russia and predicts problems for the Ukrainian if he does not improve from his performance in the semi-final against Mairis Briedis. Sanchez Says He Has Usyk All Worked Out
Dickens Vs Ward Rematch Off But Show Goes On

Dickens Vs Ward Rematch Off But Show Goes On

The rematch between Liverpool’s James Jazza Dickens and County Durham’s Martin Ward at the Rainton Meadows Arena on July 27 is now off, with Ward sidelined by a hand injury Dickens Vs Ward Rematch Off But Show Goes On

Undefeated but unknown by many, Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev battle for cruiserweight supremacy

Their names may be unfamiliar, as well as unpronounceable to Western tongues, but the bottom line is this. These guys can fight. By John J. Raspanti Undefeated but unknown by many, Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev battle for cruiserweight supremacy
Kovalev Pushing Onward, Ready for Alvarez

Kovalev Pushing Onward, Ready for Alvarez

By Marc Livitz: The ghosts of boxing past fully understand the importance of high profile fights being held in Atlantic City. Of course, while the absolute biggest of contests will likely continue to be showcased in Las Vegas or to a bit lesser extent, California, the world famous hotspot on the New Jersey coast is looking to return to its former prominence and hold its collective own. Kovalev Pushing Onward, Ready for Alvarez
Marios Barrios Is Looking To Extend His KO Streak

Marios Barrios Is Looking To Extend His KO Streak

Super lightweight contender Mario Barrios will look to deliver a sixth-consecutive knockout when he faces Jose Roman on Saturday from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Marios Barrios Is Looking To Extend His KO Streak
Flanagan And Martin Confirmed For WBSS

Flanagan And Martin Confirmed For WBSS

American Ryan Martin and British former world champion Terry Flanagan are ready for Season II and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the 140lb edition. Flanagan And Martin Confirmed For WBSS
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Ryan Burnett and prospect Mikhail Aloyan are ready for Season II Of The World Boxing Super Series.

WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Ryan Burnett and prospect Mikhail Aloyan are ready for Season II Of The World Boxing Super Series.

WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Ryan Burnett and prospect Mikhail Aloyan are ready for Season II of the World Boxing Super Series. WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Ryan Burnett and prospect Mikhail Aloyan are ready for Season II Of The World Boxing Super Series.
Jackson Teases Frampton Over Amateur Record

Jackson Teases Frampton Over Amateur Record

Irish hero Carl Frampton is embroiled in a verbal clash with big fight rival Luke Jackson after the Australian teased him over their amateur achievements. Jackson Teases Frampton Over Amateur Record
Usyk Plans To Feed A Hungry Crowd In Moscow

Usyk Plans To Feed A Hungry Crowd In Moscow

Aleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev entertained a big crowd at Tuesday’s public workout in Moscow,Russia. Usyk Plans To Feed A Hungry Crowd In Moscow
Usyk confident as fight draws closer

Usyk confident as fight draws closer

Galarza Is Inspired By The Joy His Daughter Brings Him

Galarza Is Inspired By The Joy His Daughter Brings Him

As a veteran working on a winning streak to position himself for a shot at top contenders, there is little boxer Frank Galarza doesn’t know about what it takes to be a champion. Galarza Is Inspired By The Joy His Daughter Brings Him
Napoleon  Makes First Title Defence Against Scottish Challenger

Napoleon Makes First Title Defence Against Scottish Challenger

WBA Women’s Super Middleweight Champion Alicia "The Empress" Napoleon of Lindenhurst, NY will make her first title defense against WBC Silver Middleweight titlist Hannah Rankin of Glasgow, Scotland Napoleon  Makes First Title Defence Against Scottish Challenger
Unbeaten Lightweight Clash In Sloan

Unbeaten Lightweight Clash In Sloan

Lightweight prospect Zhora Hamazaryan has been preparing for his battle with fellow unbeaten boxer Thomas Mattice that will be part of a Showtime tripleheader televised card on Friday, July 20 at The Winn, Vegas Casino Hotel in Sloan, Iowa.   Unbeaten Lightweight Clash In Sloan
Pacquiao Has No Shortage Of Challengers To Fight For His Title

Pacquiao Has No Shortage Of Challengers To Fight For His Title

After destroying Lucas Matthysse to claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will have no shortage of challengers to defend his newly won crown against. Pacquiao Has No Shortage Of Challengers To Fight For His Title
Anthony Joshua Vs Alexander Povetkin Confirmed For Sept 22

Anthony Joshua Vs Alexander Povetkin Confirmed For Sept 22

Anthony Joshua OBE will defend his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World titles against WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in London on September 22. Anthony Joshua Vs Alexander Povetkin Confirmed For Sept 22
Manny Pacquiao Post Fight Quotes

Manny Pacquiao Post Fight Quotes

Manny Pacquiao knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round to claim the WBA welterweight title on Sunday at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Manny Pacquiao Post Fight Quotes
Usyk In Great Shape For Moscow Showdown With Gassiev

Usyk In Great Shape For Moscow Showdown With Gassiev

Ukraine’s WBO and WBC Cruiserweight Champion Aleksandr Usyk, is looking forward to the historic Ali Trophy Final against Murat Gassiev on July 21 in Moscow, Russia. Usyk In Great Shape For Moscow Showdown With Gassiev

Pacquiao overwhelms Matthysse, wins by knockout

Washed up? Not yet. By John J. Raspanti Pacquiao overwhelms Matthysse, wins by knockout
Mthalane Wins Vacant Title, Canizales Ko’s Bin

Mthalane Wins Vacant Title, Canizales Ko’s Bin

At the age of 35 Moruti Mthalane became a world champ once more on Sunday night when he won a close 12 round points decision win over Muhammad Waseem to win the vacant IBF flyweight at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mthalane Wins Vacant Title, Canizales Ko’s Bin
Prograis Defeats Velasco In New Orleans

Prograis Defeats Velasco In New Orleans

WBC interim super lightweight champ Regis “Rougarou” Prograis warmed up for his appearance in the World Boxing Super Series tournament by scoring an impressive eighth round stoppage win over Juan Jose Velasco at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday. Prograis Defeats Velasco In New Orleans
Fielding Crowned WBA Champ In Offenburg

Fielding Crowned WBA Champ In Offenburg

Rocky Fielding destroyed Tyron Zeuge inside five rounds to become the new WBA Super-Middleweight champion at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany on Saturday. Fielding Crowned WBA Champ In Offenburg
Pacquiao KO’s Matthysse, Captures WBA Title

Pacquiao KO’s Matthysse, Captures WBA Title

By Marc Livitz: In a turning back of the proverbial clocks, Manny Pacquiao scored his first knockout victory in nine years with a stoppage win over Lucas Matthysse in a lunchtime contest for the WBA Welterweight championship at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pacquiao KO’s Matthysse, Captures WBA Title

Prograis kills the body and stops a game Velasco

Fighting in his hometown of New Orleans, LA for the first time as a professional fighter, Regis “Rougarou” Prograis thrilled his hometown fans by starching Jose Velasco in round eight at the UNO Lakefront Arena. By John J. Raspanti Prograis kills the body and stops a game Velasco
Prograis And Velasco Make Weight In New Orleans

Prograis And Velasco Make Weight In New Orleans

Regis Prograis and Juan Jose Velasco both made weight Friday prior to their WBC super lightweight title clash at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday. Prograis And Velasco Make Weight In New Orleans
Gonzalez Captures NABO Title

Gonzalez Captures NABO Title

Featherweight contender Joet Gonzalez captured the vacant NABO 126-pound title via 10 round split decision victory against Rafael ‘Big Bang’ Rivera in the 10-round main event on July 13 at The Novo in Los Angeles on Friday. Gonzalez Captures NABO Title
Lucas Matthysse And Manny Pacquiao Make Weight In Kuala Lumpa

Lucas Matthysse And Manny Pacquiao Make Weight In Kuala Lumpa

WBA welterweight champion Luca Matthysse and challenger Manny Pacquiao made weight Friday ahead of their world title bout at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday. Lucas Matthysse And Manny Pacquiao Make Weight In Kuala Lumpa
WBSS Season II Draw To Take Place In Moscow on 20 July

WBSS Season II Draw To Take Place In Moscow on 20 July

On Friday 20 July, all participants of the Bantamweight and Super-Lightweight divisions of Season 2 of the World Boxing Super Series will come face-to-face at The Draw Gala at the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow, Russia. WBSS Season II Draw To Take Place In Moscow on 20 July
Dutchover Headlines 'Path To Glory' Card On July 20

Dutchover Headlines 'Path To Glory' Card On July 20

Michael Dutchover takes the next step in his professional career when he headlines "Path to Glory" on Friday, July 20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Dutchover Headlines 'Path To Glory' Card On July 20
'Jazza' Plans To Stop Ward

'Jazza' Plans To Stop Ward

 James ‘Jazza’ Dickens says he will stop Martin Ward when they rematch for the vacant British Super Bantamweight Title on July 27. 'Jazza' Plans To Stop Ward
Vic Saludar Dethrones WBO Champ Ryuya Yamanaka In Kobe

Vic Saludar Dethrones WBO Champ Ryuya Yamanaka In Kobe

Vic Saludar from the Philippines upset defending champion Ryuya Yamanaka to win the WBO minimumweight title in Kobe, Japan on Friday. Vic Saludar Dethrones WBO Champ Ryuya Yamanaka In Kobe
Fury Plans To Be All Business Against Pianeta

Fury Plans To Be All Business Against Pianeta

Former undefeated world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has vowed to abide by team orders and keep it strictly business when he turns to the second chapter of his comeback story against Francesco Pianeta in Belfast, Northern Ireland  on August 18. Fury Plans To Be All Business Against Pianeta
Liam Smith Aims To Prove His Critics Wrong In Vegas

Liam Smith Aims To Prove His Critics Wrong In Vegas

Liam Smith will be fired up by critics who have trashed his chances of taking the WBO super-welterweight title challenge from Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas on Saturday July 21. Liam Smith Aims To Prove His Critics Wrong In Vegas
Jamie Munguia and Alberto Machado quotes

Jamie Munguia and Alberto Machado quotes

Munguia vs. Smith-Saturday July 21 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Jamie Munguia and Alberto Machado quotes
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