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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 best fights in 2018?

Wanted: No agendas. No brand-building. No marinating. No promoter/network politics. No B.S. By Blake "Racehorse" Chavez By Blake "Racehorse" Chavez The best fights in 2018?

Connor McGregor: Notorious

Aussie Wrap-up: Trent Broadhurst fights for WBA title against Dimitry Bivol, Mark Flanagan and Liam Paro return to Townsville

Aussie Wrap-up: Trent Broadhurst gets golden opportunity against Dmitry Bivol for WBA strap, Mark Flanagan and Liam Paro return to Townsville By Anthony Cocks Aussie Wrap-up: Trent Broadhurst fights for WBA title against Dimitry Bivol, Mark Flanagan and Liam Paro return to Townsville

Aussie Wrap-up: Kris George retains Commonwealth title, Moloney twins secure early wins, Bilal Akkaway demolishes Jerez

Aussie Wrap-up: Kris George retains Commonwealth title, Moloney twins secure early wins, Bilal Akkawy demolishes Jerez By Anthony Cocks Aussie Wrap-up: Kris George retains Commonwealth title, Moloney twins secure early wins, Bilal Akkaway demolishes Jerez

Hosking Promotions brings boxing back to the people with free live streaming

Hosking Promotions are bring boxing back to the people with the announcement that their show “Punches at the Park 6” this Saturday will be available for free via live streaming across the internet in a full production show complete with commentary team. Hosking Promotions brings boxing back to the people with free live streaming

Boxing prodigy Jai Opetaia looking to turn heads against Frankie Lopez

Victorian sports fans will get a chance to see one of this country’s best world title prospects in action when Australia’s youngest ever Olympic boxer Jai Opetaia fights in Melbourne for just the second time in his pro career when he faces international opponent Frankie Lopez at Hosking Promotions’ “Punches at the Park 6” at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on Saturday 21 October. Boxing prodigy Jai Opetaia looking to turn heads against Frankie Lopez

Andrew Moloney gunning for Commonwealth glory and more

When undefeated boxer Andrew “The Monster” Moloney steps into the ring at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on Saturday night he will have the rare opportunity to join the illustrious company of Lionel Rose, Johnny Famechon and Jimmy Carruthers. Andrew Moloney gunning for Commonwealth glory and more

Ibrahim Balla continues comeback against unbeaten Salim Mitango

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

Cox: The future is now

Alex Leapai targets Lucas Browne in 2018

Logan City’s former boxing world title challenger Alex “The Lionheart” Leapai 30-7-3 (24 KOs) is already eying off future opponents ahead of his comeback fight against New Zealander Thomas Peato at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 14 October. Alex Leapai targets Lucas Browne in 2018

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

Tension boils over as Demsey McKean and Willie Nasio prepare to get it on

Tension boils over as Demsey McKean and Willie Nasio prepare to get it on By Anthony Cocks Tension boils over as Demsey McKean and Willie Nasio prepare to get it on

Ali Bomaye! Ali Bomaye!

The Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Ali Bomaye! Ali Bomaye!

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
GGG and Canelo coming off very different performances

GGG and Canelo coming off very different performances

Golovkin: "I am not Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Canelo is no Danny Jacobs" GGG and Canelo coming off very different performances

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
Brunson Dropped Twice Before Stopping Cintron In Thriller

Brunson Dropped Twice Before Stopping Cintron In Thriller

By Jason Pribila – Ringside – 2300 Arena, Philadelphia: Even the most dedicated boxing fan would need to have the maps in their GPS updated in order to find the crossroads that led to the Kermit Cintron – Tyrone Brunson match-up that served as the main event of a nine bout card presented by Kings Promotions taking place in Philadelphia. Brunson Dropped Twice Before Stopping Cintron In Thriller

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

Boxing double header: Guerrero vs. Ruiz and Salgado vs. Gallo at Cache Creek Casino Resort on Saturday, April 15

Boxing Championship Double Header Guerrero vs. Ruiz and Salgado vs. Gallo at Cache Creek Casino Resort on Saturday, April 15th Boxing double header: Guerrero vs. Ruiz and Salgado vs. Gallo at Cache Creek Casino Resort on Saturday, April 15

Revolutionary $50-million "World Boxing Super Series" tournament introduced by Sauerland and Schaefer

Comosa AG are pleased to announce the launch of the World Boxing Super Series, a revolutionary bracket-style elimination tournament featuring the world`s best boxers and a total of $50 million in prize money. Revolutionary $50-million "World Boxing Super Series" tournament introduced by Sauerland and Schaefer

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

Rising star: Robert Brant

Robert Brant is a middleweight boxer who’s undefeated in 21 bouts. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brant about his upcoming fight and his stellar 2016. By Anthony George Rising star: Robert Brant

This is the end: When legends die hard

As Bernard Hopkins toppled backward through the ring ropes, landing on the cement floor, a collective gasp rose throughout the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, CA. By John J. Raspanti This is the end: When legends die hard

Downunder wrap-up: Parker defeats Ruiz, but Arum steals the show, Horn, O'connell and Dogboe shine, Zappavigna falls short, Carr passes away

While much of the media focused on the historic WBO heavyweight title fight between Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr that took place in New Zealand this past weekend, there was another story brewing on the sidelines that seemed to involve everyone in boxing from the southern hemisphere and one of the most notorious names in the sport from the past 50 years. By Anthony Cocks Downunder wrap-up: Parker defeats Ruiz, but Arum steals the show, Horn, O'connell and Dogboe shine, Zappavigna falls short, Carr passes away

Joshua retains heavyweight title, Parker edges Ruiz to win WBO version

If challenger Molina had a game plan entering the match, it wasn’t apparent. He backed into the ropes in the opening stanza and languished like a prisoner awaiting the executioner to pull the switch. By John J. Raspanti Joshua retains heavyweight title, Parker edges Ruiz to win WBO version

The Crawford way

Preview: Terence "Bud" Crawford meets John "The Gladiator" Molina at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The Crawford way

What's next for Vasyl Lomachenko?

A couple of years ago, many opined that Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters would defeat Vasyl Lomachenko. By John J. Raspanti What's next for Vasyl Lomachenko?

Talent, speed and power: Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Nicholas Walters

This Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV, WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his championship belt against former featherweight titleholder Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters. By John J. Raspanti Talent, speed and power: Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Nicholas Walters

All female fight card this Saturday in Pacific, CA

The sweet science returns to the Bay Area on December 3 with an all-female fight card to be held at Pacific Cages in Pacifica, CA. By John J. Raspanti All female fight card this Saturday in Pacific, CA

GH3 Boxing in South Philly

Adam Lopez Scores Big 8th Round Knockout Against Carlos Valcarcel, Brown Dominates Mensah By Matthew Heasley GH3 Boxing in South Philly

Beast versus brawn: Sergey Kovalev meets Andre Ward

On November 19, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., two undefeated fighting machines will face off in the ultimate "Show me what you got" fight. By John J. Raspanti Beast versus brawn: Sergey Kovalev meets Andre Ward

This Saturday night at the fights...

Danny Garcia’s nickname of “Swift” has always baffled me. By John J. Raspanti This Saturday night at the fights...

Aussie wrap-up: Homeless heavyweights, Katsidis returns, Mundine heads stateside

New Zealand’s premier promoter Duco Events pulled off a major coup by securing a deal to host the vacant WBO heavyweight title fight between Kiwi Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Auckland, New Zealand at the Vector Arena on December 10th. Aussie wrap-up: Homeless heavyweights, Katsidis returns, Mundine heads stateside

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

Aussie wrap up: Horn destroys Mueller in nine, sets sights on Spence Jr.

Aussie wrap up: Horn destroys Mueller in Nine, sets sights on Spence Jr. By Anthony Cocks Aussie wrap up: Horn destroys Mueller in nine, sets sights on Spence Jr.

Looking ahead, boxing returns with a bang in November

Things are somewhat slow in the world of boxing right now. Not dead, but slow, since boxing will never die. The sport is akin to Frankenstein’s monster. By John J. Raspanti Looking ahead, boxing returns with a bang in November

The Barbershop – October 24th, 2016

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): There has been some talk on social media about a fight between Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., possibly in 2017. Is this a fight The Barbershop – October 24th, 2016

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

Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward fight for boxing supremacy

The “Nature Boy” Ric Flair once said, "To be the man, you got to beat the man." by Jason Gonzalez Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward fight for boxing supremacy

Fight night in South Philly

Garcia And Brunson Draw, Tevin Farmer Wins Hard Fought Unanimous Decision Against Orlando Rizo Fight night in South Philly

Tony Bellew takes out BJ Flores, calls out David Haye after victory

Tony Bellew takes out BJ Flores, calls out David Haye after victory: By John J. Raspanti Tony Bellew takes out BJ Flores, calls out David Haye after victory

A determined Melissa McMorrrow returns to the ring Oct.22

A determined Melissa McMorrow returns to the ring Oct.22: by John J. Raspanti A determined Melissa McMorrrow returns to the ring Oct.22

LaRon Mitchell vs. Scott Alexander for NABF heavyweight title

It’s official. LaRon Mitchell and Scott Alexander will fight for the vacant NABF Jr. Heavyweight Championship on Friday, Oct. 21, Thompson Boxing Promotions announced today. LaRon Mitchell vs. Scott Alexander for NABF heavyweight title

Value for money?

By Allan Cerf: 15, Everton Echo Arena, Liverpool, it’s Cruiserweights Tony “Bomber” Bellow vs. B.J. “El Peligroso” (dangerous) Flores. Value for money?

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

The Barbershop – October 10th, 2016

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, it certainly looks like Tyson Fury The Barbershop – October 10th, 2016

Remembering Aaron Pryor

By John J. Raspanti: The timing was perfect. My wife and I were in Las Vegas on vacation. She liked to gamble. I could take it or leave it. Mostly leave it. There were two fighters training in Sin City that weekend. I liked one quite a bit. The other, in my opinion, was a showoff. We did the “tourist” thing for a day and returned to our room at the Flamingo Hotel. The Flamingo was fun. It was old and gaudy and loaded with reminders of its notorious history. Old-time gangster Ben “D Remembering Aaron Pryor

Moloney brothers mirror each other with stoppage wins

Boxing twins Andrew and Jason Moloney chalked up near identical wins as the co-headliners of a card titled “The Ones” with both pintsized powerhouses stopping their Filipino opponents with body shots in the 6th and 7th rounds respectively at the Melbourne Park Function Centre in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night. By Anthony Cocks at ringside Moloney brothers mirror each other with stoppage wins

Dimitrenko talks the talk, but Parker walks the walk

Before he stepped into the ring with undefeated heavyweight Joseph Parker last weekend, Russia’s Alexander Dimitrenko oozed confidence. By John J. Raspanti Dimitrenko talks the talk, but Parker walks the walk
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