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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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The 2013 “K9 Awards”: Part Two

By Steve Kim: OK, after a short intermission, we resume our highly unofficial - and quite frankly, not all that important – year-end awards and look back at 2013. For those who missed it (first of all, how could you?!), here’s Part One of the “K9 Awards” (*See article for Link). We now return to our regularly scheduled festivities… FIGHT OF THE YEAR / 5 - Carl Froch UD12 Mikkel Kessler: You get the sense that if these guys fought a hundred times, they’d produce a hundred good fights. The 2013 “K9 Awards”: Part Two

Something of the Year

By Gabriel Montoya: This is that list time of the year. What did I think was best out of all the things that happened in boxing? Which fighter’s journey affected me most? Life is comprised of moments. “Remember that time...?” Boxing is that to an extreme. Round one of Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy Hearns. An entire series of battles in three minutes. The famous line in Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello I, “Give me the bottle. No, the one I mixed.” Diego Corrales coming from behind Something of the Year
The Sauerland Checklist

The Sauerland Checklist

Anson Wainwright: Maxboxing recently caught up with Kalle and Nisse Sauerland, who updated us on the developments of some Sauerland Promotion fighters... The Sauerland Checklist
Boxing News Headlines for December 20 - 2012

Boxing News Headlines for December 20 - 2012

Huge batch of news for Today Boxing News Headlines for December 20 - 2012
Braehmer: "I want to get back to the top"

Braehmer: "I want to get back to the top"

Anson Wainwright: Several years ago, when Juergen Braehmer was still under the Universum promotional banner, he was dubbed “The Thousand-Year Talent” by his then... Braehmer: "I want to get back to the top"
Pascal vs Kuziemski on WealthTV

Pascal vs Kuziemski on WealthTV

Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs), the proven World Boxing Council (WBC) Light Heavyweight champion from 2009 to 2011, is returning to the ring to battle former Olympian and two-time WBO world challenger Aleksy Kuzie Pascal vs Kuziemski on WealthTV
Pascal returns

Pascal returns

It is now confirmed that, after 17 months of waiting, the World Boxing Council (WBC) light Pascal returns

Dmitry Sukhotsky: “Nathan Cleverly’s running from me!”

Anson Wainwright: Having been the WBO light heavyweight title mandatory since last October, Dmitry Sukhotsky has waited patiently... Dmitry Sukhotsky: “Nathan Cleverly’s running from me!”
Balzsay Retains WBA Crown Against Sartison

Balzsay Retains WBA Crown Against Sartison

WBA super middleweight champ Karoly Balzsay scored a 12th and final round stoppage win over Dimitri Sartison to retain his title at the Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany on Saturday. Balzsay Retains WBA Crown Against Sartison
Nathan Cleverly: From Wales to World-Class

Nathan Cleverly: From Wales to World-Class

Anson Wainwright: In 2011, Nathan Cleverly completed his meteoric rise from the Welsh valleys through the traditional route of British, Commonwealth and... Nathan Cleverly: From Wales to World-Class
Tony Bellew: “My ability and talent got me to where I am”

Tony Bellew: “My ability and talent got me to where I am”

By Anson Wainwright: Like his beloved Everton Football Club, Tony Bellew will be the perennial underdog when he goes into the ring with defending WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly on the night of 15 October. Tony Bellew: “My ability and talent got me to where I am”
Nathan Cleverly: “The Tony Bellew fight was destined to happen”

Nathan Cleverly: “The Tony Bellew fight was destined to happen”

By Anson Wainwright: Coming from the Welsh valleys where unemployment rates are high, it’s incredibly tough to make a good life for yourself and even more so to make a success of it. However, in the same part of the world that gave us Joe Calzaghe, another native son has risen, Cefn Forest’s Nathan Cleverly. Nathan Cleverly: “The Tony Bellew fight was destined to happen”
All Boxing Headlines for May 19, 2011

All Boxing Headlines for May 19, 2011

Over 100 Fresh News Links All Boxing Headlines for May 19, 2011

“Mayhem” on ShoBox

By Steve Kim: Heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell, who lettered in football at Michigan State between 2002 and 2004, is amused to hear that various players in the NFL, who are in the midst of the ongoing lockout, are openly talking about getting into the realm of professional boxing until they can earn their next paycheck for their work on the gridiron. They talk as if getting into boxing is like getting a job selling insurance... “Mayhem” on ShoBox
All Boxing Headlines for May 12, 2011

All Boxing Headlines for May 12, 2011

Over 95 Fresh News Links All Boxing Headlines for May 12, 2011
Epix to Air Braehmer-Cleverly

Epix to Air Braehmer-Cleverly

EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, will exclusively televise to the U.S., via tape delay, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heav Epix to Air Braehmer-Cleverly
Shumenov parts with Goossen Tutor

Shumenov parts with Goossen Tutor

World Boxing Association/International Boxing Association Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov filed a lawsuit today (Thursday, March 17, 2011) against Goossen Tutor Promotions. The lawsuit asks the Nevada court to c Shumenov parts with Goossen Tutor
Boxing News Headlines - Jan 17

Boxing News Headlines - Jan 17

Tons of Fresh Headlines Boxing News Headlines - Jan 17
Shumenov stops Joppy in 6

Shumenov stops Joppy in 6

WBA/IBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov (11-1, 7 KOs) successfully defended his world titles for the second time, stopping 3-time world champion William Joppy in the sixth round, tonight in front of a packed house at the Ice Mansion in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Shumenov stops Joppy in 6
Shumenov on Braehmer w/ Video

Shumenov on Braehmer w/ Video

A terribly upset and disappointed WBA/IBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov was in Shumenov on Braehmer w/ Video
Shumenov training camp notes from Kazakhstan

Shumenov training camp notes from Kazakhstan

WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (10-1, 6 KOs) has been preparing for the biggest fight in his very short, but storied career, training for "The Unification," his Jan. 8, 2011 blockbuster boxing event first at Team Barry Boxing in Henderson, Nevada with his head trainer and 1984 Olympic Silver Med Shumenov training camp notes from Kazakhstan
Beibut Shumenov vs Vyacheslav Uzelkov

Beibut Shumenov vs Vyacheslav Uzelkov

When capturing the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship in just his 10th professional bout back in January, Beibut Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs) entered the boxing record books for winning a major world title in the light heavyweight division with the fewest number of fights in his professional career, beating Jeff Harding’s record established in 1988 after winning the championship in his 15th professional bout. Beibut Shumenov vs Vyacheslav Uzelkov
Chris Henry gets shot - Erik Morales Headlines

Chris Henry gets shot - Erik Morales Headlines

Light heavyweight contender Chris “Hard Hittin’” Henry has patiently waited an extra month to get a shot at former 2-time WBA light heavyweight champion Hugo Hernan “Pigu” Garay in their March 27th WBA Light Heavyweight eliminator. Chris Henry gets shot - Erik Morales Headlines
Bellow Sets Sights On Braehmer

Bellow Sets Sights On Braehmer

After just 12 fights and three years as a pro Liverpool’s Tony Bellow has target WBO light-heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer. Bellow Sets Sights On Braehmer
Henry-Garay PPV Feb. 27

Henry-Garay PPV Feb. 27

Light heavyweight contender Chris “Hard Hittin’” Henry hopes to parlay his explosive win by sixth-round technical knockout of Shaun George, last July on ESPN, into a February 27 upset of former WBA light heavyweight champion Hugo Hernan “Pigu” Garay for the WBA Interim title. Henry-Garay PPV Feb. 27
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr plans to make Puerto History

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr plans to make Puerto History

Unbeaten Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez, Jr., the proud son of 2-time world champion Wilfredo Vasquez, plans to make Puerto Rican history Feb. 27 when he fights the 19-year-old being billed in the Philippines as the next Manny Pacquaio, “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona, for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO junior featherweight title, headlining one of two sensational shows airing on pay-per-view in North America. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr plans to make Puerto History
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