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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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GGG vs. Canelo: Let the buzz begin

When the calendar hits September 7 the buzz for the Gennday Golvkin vs. Saul Alvarez, or better known as GGG and Canelo, will reach a fever pitch. By Anthony "Zute" George GGG vs. Canelo: Let the buzz begin

Golovkin defeats Alvarez at the negotiating table, can he do it again in the ring?

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns. By John J. Raspanti Golovkin defeats Alvarez at the negotiating table, can he do it again in the ring?

Ask Gerry Cooney – October 12th, 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 12th, 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

Ask Gerry Cooney – May 31, 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 two of your questions during Sirius XM radio show “At The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Gordon, the former Commissioner of the New York State Athletic Commission. Ask Gerry Cooney – May 31, 2016

Ward Needs GGG More than GGG Needs Ward

By Ken Hissner: WBA super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward recently bad mouthed GGG by calling him “little G”. It wasn’t Gennady “GGG” Golovkin turning down Ward but his management per Ward. For a boxer like Ward who hasn’t defended his WBA title going on two years in November and losing the WBC title for not defending it for even longer he really has a lot of nerve. Granted there is no one at super middleweight to challenge him but he should defend against his No. 1 contender or... Ward Needs GGG More than GGG Needs Ward

Boxing’s “Triangle” Between Golovkin, Kovalev and Ward

By Ken Hissner: There are not enough “super star” boxers in the game today. Now we have one of them in WBA super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward, 28-0, who stepped away from boxing for 19 months due to “promoter problems” coming back and “kinda” calling out people like Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 33-0, WBA middleweight and WBC interim champion and probably the second best P4P boxer in the world today. He is on a 20 fight knockout streak... Boxing’s “Triangle” Between Golovkin, Kovalev and Ward

The Barbershop – May 21, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s): Well, to no one’s surprise, Gennady Golovkin made short work of Willie Monroe. But, he did get hit quite a bit on his way to victory... The Barbershop – May 21, 2015

David versus Goliath

By David Tyler: Sometime in the year 1019 BC on a warm night in the Valley of Elah, boxing’s first major upset occurred. A young middleweight fighter named David decided he had heard enough boasting from a large heavyweight named Goliath. David also knew that in the unlikely event that he were to win this bout, it would be his signature victory that would carry him to greater rewards in sports and politics. As we all know, David scored a one punch knockout of the much feared Goliath. David had David versus Goliath

Golovkin vs. Burley

By David Tyler: The Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale fight drew slightly over 1 million HBO viewers. That’s according to the Nielsen ratings provided by HBO. Not quite the record of 4.6 million. The Nielsen Media Research team explained that fights during the summer months do not draw as well as those fought in the Spring or Winter months. At least 1 million witnessed a great slugfest with Golovkin providing another electrifying performance in scoring his 17th consecutive knockout... Golovkin vs. Burley
The Barbershop - July 15, 2014

The Barbershop - July 15, 2014

Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue... The Barbershop - July 15, 2014

Team Predictions for Alvarez vs. Lara

By Clive Bernath (Photo © Esther Lin / SHOWTIME): Saul Alvarez and Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara clash in a non title bout ppv (Pay-per-view) showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday and SecondOut’s writers once again put their reputations on the line to predict the outcome. See below who our writers believe will be victorious on Saturday night... Team Predictions for Alvarez vs. Lara
The Barbershop - July 9, 2014

The Barbershop - July 9, 2014

Allan Scotto: Happy Wednesday, fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s)... The Barbershop - July 9, 2014

El Boxeo: a Labor of Love

By Steve Kim: Alan Swyer is an acclaimed director, who has “The Buddy Holly Story,” “Rebound” (starring Don Cheadle) and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” on his résumé. “El Boxeo,” which delves into the Latin influence on the world of boxing, was the completion of a trifecta for him. “I participated in three sports as a kid: basketball, baseball and boxing - and not in that order,” said Swyer last Friday afternoon while sitting on the ring apron at the Wild Card Boxing Club. “I had done a film about El Boxeo: a Labor of Love

Chris Algieri: Two-Faced and a Champion

By Steve Kim: Newly-minted WBO junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri made the rounds with various boxing scribes early this week with a victory lap after his upset victory over Ruslan Provodnikov last weekend at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is an overnight sensation - who was six years in the making. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” he told Maxboxing on Monday afternoon. “I knew I just needed an opportunity and that’s one of the reasons... Chris Algieri: Two-Faced and a Champion

Cotto makes Puerto Rican History, Stops Martinez

By Gabriel Montoya (Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank): Miguel Cotto had long fought in the shadow of other Puerto Rican greats. Try as he might over the years, Cotto just hadn’t gotten over the greatness hump. Saturday night at Madison Square Garden against now former middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, Cotto finally attained historical greatness. By knocking down Martinez four times and hurting him all night to the point where the Argentine’s corner capitulated between the... Cotto makes Puerto Rican History, Stops Martinez

Cotto Comes Home

By Steve Kim (Photo © Mikey Williams / Top-Rank): As the calendar was turning to 2014, Miguel Cotto became the most coveted, unattached boxer in the world. Unlike most others, he was a free agent and not under an exclusive promotional pact. With that, there were two highly lucrative offers on the table for him: face Sergio Martinez on HBO Pay-Per-View or face Saul Alvarez across the street at Showtime. Eventually, Cotto turned down the latter - and a... Cotto Comes Home

Darchinyan Moves Forward, Looks Back

By Steve Kim (Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank): Vic Darchinyan faces WBA featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters this weekend at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China - but his previous fight is still on his mind. Back on November 9th in Corpus Christi, Texas, Darchinyan was literally just minutes away from pulling off the upset and gaining revenge on Nonito Donaire. Darchinyan was a heavy underdog going into this fight and was up on points when he was stopped in the ninth round... Darchinyan Moves Forward, Looks Back

To Extend or not to Extend?

By Steve Kim: Early this week, Top Rank Promotions President Todd duBoef was summoned out of the bullpen to try and salvage the proposed bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Gennady Golovkin, tentatively taking place on July 19th at the Forum in Los Angeles. It was a fight boxing fans were salivating over and everyone involved in the negotiations believed this was a deal that would eventually get done... To Extend or not to Extend?

Mayweather-Maidana: A Maelstrom of Moments

By Gabriel Montoya (Photo © German Villasenor): As a promotion, “The Moment” had many of them. Some newsworthy, some not so much. How authentic or newsworthy its all been is a matter of question. That this is was all done with the goal of getting the word out that WBC welterweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBA welterweight titlist Marcos Maidana were fighting last... Mayweather-Maidana: A Maelstrom of Moments

Fight Night at the Theater

By Steve Kim (Photo © K9 Photos): It was a rough night at the office for Floyd Mayweather despite being a 12-to-1 favorite. It seems the rugged and hardnosed Argentine slugger, Marcos Maidana never got that memo. Using a smothering, two-fisted attack, Maidana never let Mayweather get completely comfortable throughout the proceedings. But Mayweather would get on track in the second half of the fight and eventually win a majority decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas... Fight Night at the Theater

What Will Become The Moment?

By Gabriel Montoya (Photo © German Villasenor): On Saturday, Floyd Mayweather Jr., the top star in boxing, will once again return to the ring and screens across the world. In movie theaters, bars and on closed-circuit televisions, “Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana: The Moment” is upon us. But what is it? What exactly is “The Moment?” Is it “The Moment” Mayweather, who doubles as the world’s best matchmaker, picks the wrong prepackaged foe? Marcos Maidana, 35-3 (31)... What Will Become The Moment?

Golden Civil War?

By Steve Kim (Image by icheehuahua, MaxBoxing): There really wasn’t much going on during the bout between WBC lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa and amateur nemesis Jerry Belmontes. Truth be told, there was much more attention paid to the lingering tension between Oscar De la Hoya and the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Richard Schaefer, who once again acted like neither were in each other’s presence despite sitting just a few feet apart. The only thing chillier than the weather out in C Golden Civil War?
Rating the 2012 Olympians

Rating the 2012 Olympians

Anson Wainwright: It’s been 18 months since the London 2012 Olympics. Needless to say, it wasn’t a successful Games for the American boxing team. Though America... Rating the 2012 Olympians

Lopez Looks to Rebound from Listless Outing

By Steve Kim: Tonight from the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, CA, Josesito Lopez headlines a special Thursday night edition of “Friday Night Fights” on ESPN2 (9 p.m., ET) against Aaron Martinez. The last time Lopez fought was on December 13th and frankly, he looked…well...not quite like a shot fighter - that would be too harsh of an assessment - but certainly a tad faded in struggling to an eight-round technical decision over the shopworn Mike Arnaoutis. It was a rather... Lopez Looks to Rebound from Listless Outing

Showtime Showcases

By Steve Kim: HBO hasn’t had a very good year when it comes to its boxing programming. This was highlighted on March 29th when the network broadcast a main event that featured Sergey Kovalev defending his WBO light heavyweight belt against the unknown Cedric Agnew, who was listed by bookmakers (who are the real experts most of the time) as high as a 38-1 underdog. To add insult to injury, it was announced earlier that week that Adonis Stevenson would be jumping ship to rival Showtime and Showtime Showcases

Random Thoughts on a Saturday Night

By Steve Kim (Photo © Tom Casino / SHOWTIME): There was plenty of boxing programming on this Saturday from Showtime’s tripleheader in our nation’s capital, the HBO rebroadcast of Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley II, “Solo Boxeo” on UniMas and a fight card from the U.K. on AWE to “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley,” “All Access: Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana” and “Road to Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado.” Some random thoughts on what was shown this past weekend... Random Thoughts on a Saturday Night

Mikey Garcia vs. Top Rank

By Steve Kim (Photo © German Villasenor): It turns out that the big fight for WBO super featherweight titlist Mikey Garcia in 2014 will not be against Yuriorkis Gamboa but against his own promoter, Top Rank Promotions, who he recently filed suit against in a story broken by BadCulture.net. You could see this coming a mile (or least a month ago) away when Garcia accompanied his brother/trainer Robert Garcia to Las Vegas for the Saul Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight, which was promoted... Mikey Garcia vs. Top Rank

Make-up Call?

By Steve Kim: Despite Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley squaring off back in June of 2012, in the end, they weren’t the two most talked-about individuals involved. That distinction went to Duane Ford and CJ Ross. The two ringside judges were in the vast minority by scoring the fight for the “Desert Storm” in what was considered the 874th black eye for boxing and about the 43rd time the sport died. Alas... Make-up Call?
Maidana Earns a Ticket in the Mayweather Sweepstakes

Maidana Earns a Ticket in the Mayweather Sweepstakes

Bill Tibbs: It would be easy to say that Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, 35-3 (31), who will face pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather, 45-0 (26), in Las Vegas... Maidana Earns a Ticket in the Mayweather Sweepstakes

Is Scott Running Out of Time?

By Steve Kim: Despite an impressive looking record of 36-1-1 (13), you’ve always gotten the sense that heavyweight Malik Scott has underachieved, that he should have accomplished more by this stage of his career and in essence, he’s left money on the table. As you say this to him, he doesn’t get angry or upset. In fact, the personable Scott sees where you’re coming from. “I wouldn’t say I totally disagree with it but I would say I see why you could say that. But Is Scott Running Out of Time?
Ask Gerry Cooney - March 14, 2014

Ask Gerry Cooney - March 14, 2014

Allan Scotto: Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like... Ask Gerry Cooney - March 14, 2014

Garcia Makes Home (Away from Home) Debut

By Bill Tibbs (Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank): When Danny “Swift” Garcia makes the fourth defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) “super” and World Boxing Council (WBC) world junior welterweight titles this weekend, it won’t be a home game for the unbeaten champion but it certainly will be a homecoming. Philadelphia-born and raised Garcia is proudly Puerto Rican as both parents were born on the island. Garcia has always thanked and praised his “P.R.” fan base and the champion... Garcia Makes Home (Away from Home) Debut
The Barbershop – March 12, 2014

The Barbershop – March 12, 2014

Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue... The Barbershop – March 12, 2014

Danny Garcia: Puerto Rico's Lone Champion Goes Home

By Gabriel Montoya: Danny Garcia takes exception at the idea that Puerto Rico is - for the first time in a long time - without a boxing champion to call its own. “I don’t think it’s fair that you can say I’m not a Puerto Rican fighter because I wasn’t born in Puerto Rico, when my blood is Puerto Rican. So I had to let the fans know; hey, I’m a Puerto Rican fighter and that’s just the way it is and March 15, that’s why we got this fight in Puerto Rico, to solidify me as a Puerto Rican champion,” Danny Garcia: Puerto Rico's Lone Champion Goes Home
All of Boxing News Headlines - March 10

All of Boxing News Headlines - March 10

News links compiled daily by Chee. All of Boxing News Headlines - March 10
Frampton Comes Alive

Frampton Comes Alive

Bill Tibbs: After Leo Santa Cruz’s impressive win Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, he was immediately asked questions regarding a bout with... Frampton Comes Alive
Ask Gerry Cooney - March 8, 2014

Ask Gerry Cooney - March 8, 2014

Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related... Ask Gerry Cooney - March 8, 2014
Canelo vs. Angulo = Bad Business for Boxing

Canelo vs. Angulo = Bad Business for Boxing

Percy Dockery: Who in his right mind would like to see an elite team such as the Seattle Seahawks take on a 2-13 team in the Super Bowl? My answer: no one. So why... Canelo vs. Angulo = Bad Business for Boxing

Leo on Cruz Control

By Bill Tibbs (Photo © K9 Photos): Tomorrow night, Leo Santa Cruz and Cristian Mijares will do battle at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for champion Santa Cruz’s World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight title. Mijares, 49-7-2 (24), looks to come in and be the first to add an “L” to the popular champion’s résumé. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz will look to remain undefeated in the second defense of the title he won in August of 2013. The always smiling, Rosemead, California resident Santa C Leo on Cruz Control

Khan on Mayweather, Polls and the Future

By Gabriel Montoya: On Monday morning, beginning the press tour for his May 3 Showtime pay-per-view bout with Marcos “Chino” Maidana early, Floyd Mayweather Jr. tweeted, “I don’t have an easy fight on May 3, 2014, so I can’t over look @ChinoMaidana but @AmirKingKhan, if you and @AdrienBroner end up fighting... each other on my show and you win (which you won’t)... I’ll fight you.” Last December, following some contractual back and forth, Amir Khan signed... Khan on Mayweather, Polls and the Future

No Khan Do?

By Steve Kim (Image made by © Chee, MaxBoxing.com): Throughout the last few weeks and months, I’ve been asked when Floyd Mayweather (scheduled to go on May 3rd) will be making his official announcement regarding just exactly who he’d be facing in his next bout. Well, truth be told, Floyd and I really don’t talk all that much and he really doesn’t confide in such matters to me. So just like everybody else, I’ll find out when you do. For the past few months, it No Khan Do?

The Curious Case of Miguel Vazquez

By Steve Kim (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): While the feature performer in Macao, China this weekend is two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming, the best fight from the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort today features IBF lightweight titlist Miguel Vazquez, who takes on the challenge of the hard-charging Russian, Denis Shafikov. And truth be told, not only has he basically been shipped over to China because of his lack of value in North America, if Top Rank were to be The Curious Case of Miguel Vazquez
Boxing News Headlines for Feb 12 - 2014

Boxing News Headlines for Feb 12 - 2014

Compiled by Chee, MaxBoxing Webmaster: Fresh updated news links to all top writers & major newspapers covering all the latest breaking news... Boxing News Headlines for Feb 12 - 2014

Right Now, It’s No-Time

By Steve Kim (Pic created by © Chee, MaxBoxing): This upcoming weekend was supposed to be the date for the rematch between WBC featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez and Abner Mares from the Staples Center. But when Mares pulled out of the fight citing a rib injury (an alibi Gonzalez and his camp still aren’t buying), it meant - other than a couple of “ShoBox” telecasts - Showtime would not be televising any major boxing cards this month. In fact, the network that had a banner 2013 doesn& Right Now, It’s No-Time

Rock the Vote (or Don’t)

By Steve Kim (Image by © Chee, MaxBoxing): On the night of May 3rd in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather will be making his bi-annual money grab, subsidized by the CBS Corporation. Any day (or week) now, Mayweather will announce who his dance partner will be and recently asked who the public wants to see him face next between Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana (because Mayweather always gives the public what it yearns for - among those eligible by being associated with Golden Boy Promotions/Showtime... Rock the Vote (or Don’t)

Ramirez Hits the Road to Laredo

By Steve Kim (Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank): This winter chill has affected many people in a multitude of ways this past week. Whether stranded on frozen highways or staying overnight in high school gyms or the nearest convenience store, the lives of millions in one way or the other have been disrupted by Mother Nature. Jose Ramirez, who fights tonight in Laredo, Texas, should count his blessings that he wasn’t in Atlanta over the past few days. On Tuesday evening, Ramirez and his team Ramirez Hits the Road to Laredo
Bill Simmons and the Trouble with Selective Journalism

Bill Simmons and the Trouble with Selective Journalism

Gabriel Montoya: On February 1, 2013, ESPN and www.grantland.com’s Bill “The Sports Guy” Simmons posted a lengthy piece called “Daring to Ask the PED Question”... Bill Simmons and the Trouble with Selective Journalism

A Complicated Legacy

By Steve Kim: News spread on Thursday evening that after a long illness, longtime World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman passed away at the age of 82. His death left a myriad of responses ranging from sadness to jubilation, depending on the point of view you had on the man. Like most everything in life, describing his impact and legacy isn’t as simple as black and white; there is a deep gray area most aren’t willing to accept. Was he a heavy-handed dictator, who used boxing to A Complicated Legacy

Is the Bute Bubble About to Burst?

By Steve Kim: Tonight at the Bell Centre, a Montreal showdown takes place between Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute. And for Bute, much more than the NABF light heavyweight title or city bragging rights are on the line. Simply put, for the 33-year-old native of Romania, this is a referendum on his whole career. It wasn’t all that long ago when Bute was one of the premier attractions in all of boxing and the franchise fighter of Montreal. The only entity putting more asses in the seats at the B Is the Bute Bubble About to Burst?
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