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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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Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas set to make sixth defense of his IBF belt

On September 28th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-1, 20 KOs) will defend his IBF World Super Flyweight Title against young Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago Barrios (16-2-4, 7 KOs). By Max Warren Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas set to make sixth defense of his IBF belt

Boxing from the land of Oz

By Anthony Cocks Boxing from the land of Oz

Aussie boxing news

Luke ‘Action’ Jackson 16-1 (7) put up a brave stand against Belfast’s Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton at Windsor Park last weekend only to lose by TKO when his corner hurled in the towel early in the ninth frame. By Anthony Cocks Aussie boxing news
ESPN and Top Rank announce historic agreement

ESPN and Top Rank announce historic agreement

New Seven-Year Deal Runs Through 2025 ESPN and Top Rank announce historic agreement

Reinvigorated Billy Dib out to prove he still belongs at the top level against Tevin Farmer

Not everyone gets a second chance in life. By Anthony Cocks Reinvigorated Billy Dib out to prove he still belongs at the top level against Tevin Farmer

Pacquiao overwhelms Matthysse, wins by knockout

Washed up? Not yet. By John J. Raspanti Pacquiao overwhelms Matthysse, wins by knockout

Fighting to remain relevant: Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse

Pacquiao - Matthysse – The Senator versus "The Machine" – or Mirage? Fighting to remain relevant: Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse
Vasquez inks contract with Top Rank

Vasquez inks contract with Top Rank

Vasquez is a former two-time interim WBA super featherweight champion Vasquez inks contract with Top Rank

Aussie boxing news from the land down under

JEFF HORN VS TERENCE CRAWFORD NOT THE ONE-SIDED FIGHT MANY EXPECT By Anthony Cocks Aussie boxing news from the land down under

The Oz Report: Jackson overcomes late replacement, "Plugger" Nichols claims Aussie crown, Dib gunning for Farmer, Singh wins Kiwi knockout tournament, George to defnd Commonwealth title, Kambosos Jr. set for USA debut, Leapai returns, Dunn victorious

The Oz Report: Luke Jackson overcomes late replacement, “Plugger” Nichols claims Aussie crown, Billy Dib gunning for Tevin Farmer in Sydney, TJ Singh wins Kiwi knockout tournament, Kris George to defend Commonwealth title against British hotshot Josh Kelly, George Kambosos Jr set for USA debut this weekend, Alex Leapai returns in Melbourne, Zac Dunn victorious in Mexico The Oz Report: Jackson overcomes late replacement, "Plugger" Nichols claims Aussie crown, Dib gunning for Farmer, Singh wins Kiwi knockout tournament, George to defnd Commonwealth title, Kambosos Jr. set for USA debut, Leapai returns, Dunn victorious

Damien Hooper vs. Renold Quinlan added to Revolution undercard

In what promises to be an explosive clash at light heavyweight classy boxer-puncher Damien "Super" Hooper 13-1 (8) will defend his WBO International title over 10 rounds against knockout artist Renold "Dunghutti Destroyer" Quinlan 12-2 (8) on the undercard of the WBO top five clash between junior middleweights Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan and Jimmy Kilrain Kelly at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane on April 7. Damien Hooper vs. Renold Quinlan added to Revolution undercard

The Oz Report: Buttigieg defends Commonwealth crown against Harper, Horns signs contract to fight Crawford, Moloney brothers back at a new venue, Akkawy promises KO, Kambosos clashes with Luis, Fleming joins MTK, Hawton draws Montoya out of retirement

The Oz Report by Anthony Cocks The Oz Report: Buttigieg defends Commonwealth crown against Harper, Horns signs contract to fight Crawford, Moloney brothers back at a new venue, Akkawy promises KO, Kambosos clashes with Luis, Fleming joins MTK, Hawton draws Montoya out of retirement

Aussie boxing wrap-up: Bad Blood boils over at Lucas Browne and Dillian Whyte presser, Rohan Murdock promises "No Mercy" for Frankie Filippone, "Big" Joe Goodall turns pro, Maloney twins putting work ahead of #PATP7

Aussie wrap-up: Bad blood boils at the Lucas Browne & Dillian Whyte presser; Rohan Murdock promises “No Mercy” for Frankie Filippone; “Big” Joe Goodall turns pro; Moloney twins putting in work ahead of #PATP7; Thousands show up for Fammo statue unveiling By Anthony Cocks Aussie boxing wrap-up: Bad Blood boils over at Lucas Browne and Dillian Whyte presser, Rohan Murdock promises "No Mercy" for Frankie Filippone, "Big" Joe Goodall turns pro, Maloney twins putting work ahead of #PATP7

Hogan and Kelly clash in battle of high ranked fighters

“HURRICANE” HOGAN CLASHES WITH KILRAIN KELLY IN BATTLE OF TOP FIVE RANKED FIGHTERS Hogan and Kelly clash in battle of high ranked fighters

Aussie boxers to keep an eye on in 2018 Part 2: Junior welterweight to flyweight

Aussies on the rise in 2018 Part 2: Junior welterweight to flyweight By Anthony Cocks Aussie boxers to keep an eye on in 2018 Part 2: Junior welterweight to flyweight

2017 Maxboxing upset of the year: Jeff Horn defeats Manny Pacquiao

2017 Maxboxing upset of the year: Jeff Horn defeats Manny Pacquiao By John J. Raspanti 2017 Maxboxing upset of the year: Jeff Horn defeats Manny Pacquiao

Battle of Brisbane 2 stacked with Aussie talent

The undercard of Jeff “The Hornet” Horn’s maiden WBO welterweight world title defence against Britain’s Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 13 December is taking shape with some of Australia’s top talent getting the opportunity to showcase their skills to a worldwide audience on ESPN in the United States and BoxNation in the UK. By Anthony Cocks Battle of Brisbane 2 stacked with Aussie talent

Ibrahim Balla continues comeback against unbeaten Salim Mitango

IBRAHIM BALLA CONTINUES COMEBACK AGAINST UNBEATEN SALIM MTANGO Ibrahim Balla continues comeback against unbeaten Salim Mitango

Aussie Wrap-up: Broadhurst secures world title shot, Luke Jackson moves closer to Oscar Valdez fight, hot prospect Liam Paro victorious

Aussie Wrap-up: Broadhurst secures world title shot, Luke Jackson move closer to Oscar Valdez fight, hot prospect Liam Paro victorious By Anthony Cocks Aussie Wrap-up: Broadhurst secures world title shot, Luke Jackson moves closer to Oscar Valdez fight, hot prospect Liam Paro victorious

Rohan Murdock puts the super middleweight division on notice

When Gold Coast super middleweight Rohan “No Mercy” Murdock 19-1 (14 KOs) steps back into the ring at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 14 October there will be only one result that counts. Rohan Murdock puts the super middleweight division on notice

Aussie boxing wrap-up: Toussaint and Moloney discuss latest victories, J-Mitch-Akkawy clash postponed, Opetaia returns, Navagero's exceptional people

Aussie wrap-up: Toussaint and Moloney discuss latest victories, J-Mitch-Akkawy clash postponed, Opetaia returns, Navagero’s exceptional people Aussie boxing wrap-up:   Toussaint and Moloney discuss latest victories, J-Mitch-Akkawy clash postponed, Opetaia returns, Navagero's exceptional people

Stories from Oz: Pacquiao needs to train smarter not harder, says Kambosos, Mitchel schools Yilixiati, Tszyu injured but Punches at the Park plays on, Flanagan gets back in the saddle

Stories from Oz: Pacquiao needs to train smarter not harder, says Kambosos; Mitchell schools Yilixiati; Tszyu injured but Punches at the Park plays on; Flanagan gets back in the saddle By Anthony Cocks Stories from Oz: Pacquiao needs to train smarter not harder, says Kambosos, Mitchel schools Yilixiati, Tszyu injured but Punches at the Park plays on, Flanagan gets back in the saddle

Aussie Wrap-up: J-Mitch aiming for Zeuge in 2018, Crawford to face Horn if Pacquiao reneges, George to defend Commonwealth title against Brubaker, Shotgun blasted in two, Dib disappointed

Aussie Wrap-up: J-Mitch aiming for Zeuge in 2018, Crawford to face Horn if Pacquiao reneges, George to defend Commonwealth title against Brubaker, Shotgun blasted in two, Dib disappointed Aussie Wrap-up: J-Mitch aiming for Zeuge in 2018, Crawford to face Horn if Pacquiao reneges, George to defend Commonwealth title against Brubaker, Shotgun blasted in two, Dib disappointed

Jeff Horn shocks the world by outpointing Manny Pacquiao in Battle of Brisbane

Jeff Horn shocks the world by outpointing Manny Pacquiao in Battle of Brisbane By Anthony Cocks Jeff Horn shocks the world by outpointing Manny Pacquiao in Battle of Brisbane

Fenech backs Horn to upset Pacquiao

Fenech backs Horn to upset Pacquiao Fenech backs Horn to upset Pacquiao

Aussie Wrap-Up: Kambosos says Pacquiao will KO Horn, Kimweri comes up short in title bid, Moloney twins win by KO, Brown and Doheny return, Parker and Duco split

Aussie Wrap-up: Kambosos says Pacquiao will KO Horn in six; Kimweri comes up short in world title fight; Moloney twins win by KO; Browne & Doheny return; Parker and Duco split Aussie Wrap-Up: Kambosos says Pacquiao will KO Horn, Kimweri comes up short in title bid, Moloney twins win by KO, Brown and Doheny return, Parker and Duco split

Downunder Wrap-up: Kimweri clashes with Moonsri for WBC title, Pacquiao-Horn card shaping up, Davey Browne inquest raises safety concerns

Downunder Wrap-up: Kimweri clashes with Moonsri for WBC title, Pacquiao-Horn card taking shape, Davey Browne inquest raises safety questions Downunder Wrap-up: Kimweri clashes with Moonsri for WBC title, Pacquiao-Horn card shaping up, Davey Browne inquest raises safety concerns

Downunder Wrap-Up: "Pacman"Pacquiao and Horn, O'Connell withdraws, Flanagan challenges Lebedev, Big Daddy is back, Haumono vs. Adamek in Poland

Downunder Wrap-up: Pacquiao and Horn, O’Connell withdraws, Flanagan challenges Lebedev, Big Daddy is back, Haumono vs Adamek in Poland Downunder Wrap-Up: "Pacman"Pacquiao and Horn, O'Connell withdraws, Flanagan challenges Lebedev, Big Daddy is back, Haumono vs. Adamek in Poland

Downunder Wrap-Up: Pacquiao wins friends on promo tour, Mundine threatens to return to rugby, Balla-Kambosos set to steal the show from Parker vs. Cajanu

Global superstar Manny Pacquiao 59-6-2 (38) completed his whirlwind promotional tour of Australia last week ahead of his July clash with Brisbane’s Jeff Horn 16-0-1 (11), impressing local media with his laid-back personality and good sense of humor. By Anthony Cocks Downunder Wrap-Up: Pacquiao wins friends on promo tour, Mundine threatens to return to rugby, Balla-Kambosos set to steal the show from Parker vs. Cajanu

Pacquiao plans to put the brakes on Horn, according to Roach

After seven-and-a-half years without a knockout WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is due for a big KO in his next fight, according to his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. By Anthony Cocks Pacquiao plans to put the brakes on Horn, according to Roach

Pacquiao-Horn fight comes full circle

Reports out of the Philippines this week suggest that the on-again off-again fight between global superstar Manny Pacquiao 59-6-2 (38) and unknown Australian Jeff Horn 16-0-1 (11) is back on with July 2 the proposed new date in Brisbane, Australia. By Anthony Cocks Pacquiao-Horn fight comes full circle

Pacquiao vs.Horn fight hangs in the balance

The on-again, off-again fight between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and contender Jeff Horn took another turn last week with reports out of England that former welterweight world champion Amir Khan is in the frame to face the Filipino superstar in place of the little known Australian in the United Arab Emirates. By Anthony Cocks Pacquiao vs.Horn fight hangs in the balance

Koncz puts the kybosh on Brisbane fight between Pacquiao and Horn

t looked too good to be true. That was the word on social media from glass-half-full Australian boxing fans who doubted that a global superstar like Manny Pacquiao would ever fight on antipodean shores. By Anthony Cocks Koncz puts the kybosh on Brisbane fight between Pacquiao and Horn

Pacquiao expected to boost Queensland tourism numbers with Horn fight

After three weeks of negotiation Kiwi boxing promoters Duco Events have secured financial backing from the Queensland State Government and the Brisbane City Council to bring the WBO welterweight world title fight between reigning champion Manny Pacquiao 59-6-2 (38) and Australian challenger Jeff Horn 16-0-1 (11) to Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on April 23 (April 22 in the USA). By Anthony Cocks Pacquiao expected to boost Queensland tourism numbers with Horn fight

The decline and fall of boxing's pay-per-view model

What in the world is up with the recent dreary PPV numbers? The first and foremost reason is Money Mayweather’s retirement. Pure and simple, he was the man you loved to hate. By Blake "Racehorse" Chavez The decline and fall of boxing's pay-per-view model

Pacquiao versus Horn is on, but who will host?

Australian welterweight contender Jeff “The Hornet” Horn 16-0-1 (11) was a virtual unknown on the world stage when he stepped into an Auckland ring last December to face ageing former three-time world title challenger Ali Funeka 39-5-3 (31) in defense of his WBO intercontinental title. By Anthony Cocks Pacquiao versus Horn is on, but who will host?

Pacquiao knocks Vargas down, wins fight by unanimous decision

Pacquiao knocks Vargas down, wins fight by unanimous decision By John J. Raspanti Pacquiao knocks Vargas down, wins fight by unanimous decision

Vargas fighting with a chip on his shoulder

As he prepares to meet former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao this Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV, WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas isn’t feeling much love. By John J. Raspanti Vargas fighting with a chip on his shoulder

How much does Manny Pacquiao have left?

November 5 at the Thomas and Mack Arena, Las Vegas, and on Top Rank PPV for $59.99 it’s Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao ending a brief retirement and taking on Jesse “The New Generation” Vargas. By Allan Cerf How much does Manny Pacquiao have left?

Ask Gerry Cooney – October 24th, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission. The show airs every Friday on Sirius / XM Rush, Channel 93 from 6-8 Ask Gerry Cooney – October 24th, 2016

Ask Gerry Cooney – August 31st , 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission. The show airs every Friday on Sirius / XM Rush, Channel 93 Ask Gerry Cooney – August 31st , 2016

Pacquiao floors Bradley twice, wins fight by unanimous decision

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) left little doubt who the superior fighter was Saturday night by winning a hard-fought 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. All three judges scored the fight 116-110 for Pacquiao. Maxboxing also had Pacquiao winning by a 116-110 tally. Pacquiao now owns two victories in three fights against Bradley. He also captured the WBO Pacquiao floors Bradley twice, wins fight by unanimous decision

Ask Gerry Cooney – April 9th, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week... Ask Gerry Cooney – April 9th, 2016

Manny Pacquiao meets Timothy Bradley for the third time: Do you care?

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Many were surprised when promotional company Top Rank announced a few months ago that former eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao would fight WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley for the third time at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday. Even Bradley, who impressively dispatched Brandon Rios in his last bout, didn’t expect the phone to ring. “Honestly, I didn’t think he’d call,” Bradley said at a press Manny Pacquiao meets Timothy Bradley for the third time: Do you care?

Ask Gerry Cooney – April 2nd, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission.... Ask Gerry Cooney – April 2nd, 2016

Ask Gerry Cooney – March 22, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission... Ask Gerry Cooney – March 22, 2016

Ask Gerry Cooney – February 26th, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission. The show airs every Friday on Sirius / XM Rush Zone Channel 93 from 6 Ask Gerry Cooney – February 26th, 2016

Ask Gerry Cooney – February 19th, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission... Ask Gerry Cooney – February 19th, 2016

Maxboxing 2015 Fighter of the year: Roman Gonzalez

By John J. Raspanti: Picking a “Fighter of the Year” can be a thankless job--especially when, at first glance, there’s no clear-cut winner. This year, four candidates deserved consideration. Gennady Golovkin dominated Martin Murray, Willie Monroe Jr., and David Lemieuz in 2015. His consecutive knockout streak has now reached 21. Canelo Alvarez blitzed James Kirkland in eight minutes and out-pointed future Hall Of Famer Miguel Cotto. Floyd Mayweather finally faced Manny Pacquiao, and beat the P Maxboxing 2015 Fighter of the year: Roman Gonzalez

"A Born Teacher Returns"

By Allan Scotto (Photo © German Villasenor): On November 7th, 2015, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley did something that he hasn’t done since November 12th, 2011. He knocked someone out. But, not just anyone, he knocked out Brandon Rios, a rough and tumble fighter who had never been knocked out before! The loss was so devastating for Rios; he emotionally announced his retirement before he even left the ring. That is a very different story than what happened when Bradley... "A Born Teacher Returns"
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