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.
By Steve Kim: While it may not draw 40,000 fans and have a worldwide audience or a million pay-per-view buys (or less, depending on who you ask), this weekend, Showtime (9 p.m., ET/PT) just might have the best pure fight on its schedule when a junior welterweight (plus one pound) showdown takes place at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City between Lucas Matthysse and Lamont Peterson. For the hard-hitting Argentinean, this could begin the march that cements his claim as the world’s best 140-
By Ken Hissner: Pittsburgh’s middleweight Charley Burley, 83-12-2 (50), who never got a title fight will be inducted into the PA HOF May 19th along with 9 others. He had wins over Fritzie Zivic, Billy Soose and Holman Williams while losing to Ezzard Charles and Jimmy Bivins. He defeated Cocoa Kid, 98-26-5 for “colored” welterweight title. “Was one of the best middleweights in the world and is long overdue,” said John DiSanto, Chairman of the PA HOF. Steve “Double SS” Smoger, one of the top..
Next week’s bout in Atlantic City against high profile Devon Alexander could propel the comparatively unknown Lee Purdy firmly into the limelight. Victory would have promoters discussing potential bouts against household names such as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Holly Holm impressively, if not spectacularly, defended her World Boxing Federation World Light Welterweight title on Saturday night May 11 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Route 66 Casino Hotel´s Legends Theater in Albuquerque, with a unanimous decision over game but outclassed challenger Mary McGee.
MIAMI, Okla. – Undefeated Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (25-0, 17 KOs), of Quebec, Canada, overcame a bad cut on the side of his right eye to register two knockdowns en route to a fourth-round TKO over southpaw Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (17-4-1, 6 KOs), of Long Beach, Calif., in the main event Friday on ShoBox: The New Generationfrom Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
MOSCOW, Russia—World Boxing Association cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KOs), from Chekhov, Russia, and WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (38-3-2, 30 KOs), from Colon, Panama, are set to meet on May 17 at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Co-promoter Don King has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin and Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli to attend the event.
By Gabriel Montoya: The world of boxing is slowly getting to know the world of anti-doping and its cast of characters. Organizations like USADA and VADA, people such as Victor Conte, Travis Tygart, and Dr. Margaret Goodman are slowly being introduced to the boxing world as key figures in an ongoing movement towards uniformity within the anti-doping rules and regulations in the sport of boxing. One significantly experienced voice belongs to Dr. Don Catlin. His accolades within...
By Gabriel Montoya: If you spend enough time in Southern California gyms, you will see hidden talent you can only hope comes to light someday. One such gem is Inglewood, CA native Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis, 17-3-2 (6), who battles Canadian favorite Dierry Jean, 24-0 (16), at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma Friday night on Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation.” A classic diamond-in-the-rough who was cut from raw talented material by instruments such as Antonio Margarito and...
By Steve Kim (Graphic by icheehuahua, MaxBoxing): Now that the dust has settled from this past weekend, when Floyd Mayweather easily dispatched Robert Guerrero over 12 rounds, the question is just when and who does “Money” face next? After signing his groundbreaking, six-fight, 30-month deal with Showtime, he made it very clear that he absolutely intended to fulfill this contract. At the post-fight press conference on Saturday night, the victorious Mayweather mentioned some discomfort in his