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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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You only live once. Just ask Matthew O'Neil

Dreams are often ridiculed, but a dream is the seed that sometimes produces worthwhile results. By John J. Raspanti You only live once. Just ask Matthew O'Neil
Jason Moloney Enters World Boxing Super Series Tournament

Jason Moloney Enters World Boxing Super Series Tournament

The IBF Bantamweight Championship will be contested between Emmanuel Rodriguez and his IBF Mandatory challenger Jason Moloney in one of the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series. Jason Moloney Enters World Boxing Super Series Tournament

Ramirez retains WBO title on points, but Saucedo and Zappavigna steal the show with FOTY candadate

WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez 37-0 (25) retained his title with a pedestrian twelve round unanimous decision win over Roamer Alexis Angulo 23-1 (20) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Saturday night live on ESPN. By Anthony Cocks Ramirez retains WBO title on points, but Saucedo and Zappavigna steal the show with FOTY candadate
Ramirez Retains WBO Crown, Saucedo Defeats Zappavigna In Bloody Battle

Ramirez Retains WBO Crown, Saucedo Defeats Zappavigna In Bloody Battle

WBO super middleweight champ Gilberto Ramirez scored a routine 12 round decision win over Roamer Alexis Angulo at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Saturday night. Ramirez Retains WBO Crown, Saucedo Defeats Zappavigna In Bloody Battle
Joe Smith Jr Returns With Quick Win

Joe Smith Jr Returns With Quick Win

By Stephen Tobey: Fighting for the first time in 11 ½ months, light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr. stopped Melvin Russell in the first round of a scheduled 10 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Saturday, June 30. Smith (24-2, 20 knockouts) dropped Russell, of Ashland, Ky. twice before referee Steve Willis stopped the fight at 1 minute and 45 seconds of the first. Joe Smith Jr Returns With Quick Win
Full Report: Michael Conlan Victorious In Belfast

Full Report: Michael Conlan Victorious In Belfast

By Eamonn Scott reporting from ringside: The main event of the evening in Belfast, Northern Ireland saw an eight Round Super-Featherweight bout between Michael Conlon (8-0) and Brazil’s Adeilson dos Santos (19-5). This marked Conlon’s first fight back in Northern Ireland as a professional fighter. Full Report: Michael Conlan Victorious In Belfast

A tale of two Johnnys: Johnny Bratton and Johnny Saxon

This is a story of two former world champions. They were talented fighters, blessed with fast hands and feet. Both won titles in their early twenties, lost them soon after, fought each other, and were broke and out of the game by the age of 28. Their managers were scum. One was a compulsive gambler, the other a mobster. By John J. Raspanti A tale of two Johnnys: Johnny Bratton and Johnny Saxon

Jai Opertaia destroys Kurtis Pegoraro in two on the ingugural FUTR card

By Anthony Cocks at ringside Jai Opertaia destroys Kurtis Pegoraro in two on the ingugural FUTR card
Josh Taylor Signs Up For The World Boxing Super Series.

Josh Taylor Signs Up For The World Boxing Super Series.

Undefeated WBC Super-Lightweight Mandatory Josh ‘The Tartan Tornado’ Taylor from Edinburgh, Scotland is ready for the 140lb edition of the World Boxing Super Series. Josh Taylor Signs Up For The World Boxing Super Series.
Carlos Maldonado Spoils Miguel Cartagena's Home Coming Party

Carlos Maldonado Spoils Miguel Cartagena's Home Coming Party

J.R. Jowett reporting from ringside: Iconic promoter Joe Hand (Joe Hand Prom’ns) has been devoting most of his efforts lately to MMA. But on Friday, Hand, who founded Cloverlay Corporation that launched Joe Frazier’s career and still runs one of the leading gyms in Philadelphia, returned to boxing at Parx Casino in Bensalem Township, just north of Philly. Carlos Maldonado Spoils Miguel Cartagena's Home Coming Party
Wilder Now Wants 50/50 Split With Joshua

Wilder Now Wants 50/50 Split With Joshua

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has announced that he now wants an even 50/50 split to share the ring with IBF/WBA and WBO heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua. Wilder Now Wants 50/50 Split With Joshua
Joe Smith Jr Returns Saturday Night

Joe Smith Jr Returns Saturday Night

The entire card for Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing’s, "SLUGFEST at the SUN" weighed in Friday outside of the box office at the Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, Connecticut. Joe Smith Jr Returns Saturday Night
Boxers Weigh In Ahead Of Salinas Fight Night

Boxers Weigh In Ahead Of Salinas Fight Night

Unbeaten featherweight Ruben Villa weighed in at 125.5 lbs. for his featherweight bout against Ricardo Lopez  at Friday’s weigh in. Lopez came in at 125.6 lbs. Villa vs. Lopez is the Eight round "New Blood" main event taking place at the Omega Products International in Sacramento, Calif. this Saturday. Boxers Weigh In Ahead Of Salinas Fight Night
Jai Opetaia Continues His March To The Top

Jai Opetaia Continues His March To The Top

Australian/Samoan Cruiserweight Jai Opetaia secured the IBF Pan Pacific title on Friday in defence of his WBO Asia Pacific Title against Kurtis Pegoraro, stopping his opponent in the second at the Pullman Hotel in Brisbane, Australia. Jai Opetaia Continues His March To The Top
Usyk Vs Gassiev Cruiserweight Final To Take Place In Moscow

Usyk Vs Gassiev Cruiserweight Final To Take Place In Moscow

The World Boxing Super Series final and unification bout between Aleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) and Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs), will take place on Saturday July 21 at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia. Usyk Vs Gassiev Cruiserweight Final To Take Place In Moscow
Weights From Belfast

Weights From Belfast

Michael Conlan and Adeilson Dos Santos weighed in Friday ahead of their bout at Belfast’s SSE Arena on Saturday night. Weights From Belfast
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Demetrius Andrade Released From Promotional Agreement

Demetrius Andrade Released From Promotional Agreement

After more than a decade of Co-Promoting 2008 US Olympian Demetrius Andrade together, Star Boxing & Banner Promotions have announced that they have officially released Demetrius Andrade from his long-term promotional agreement. Demetrius Andrade Released From Promotional Agreement
Conlon's 'Ready To Go'  In Belfast

Conlon's 'Ready To Go' In Belfast

The final press conference was held on Thursday Featherweight Michael Conlan’s homecoming bout against  Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santos at Belfast’s SSE Arena on Saturday. Conlon's 'Ready To Go'  In Belfast
Deontay Wilder Lets Rip On Social Media

Deontay Wilder Lets Rip On Social Media

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has tused his Twitter account to take a swipe at WBA/IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua after the pair failed to agree terms for a world heavyweight unification battle in England this summer. Deontay Wilder Lets Rip On Social Media
Pulev And Miller Clash In IBF Title Eliminator

Pulev And Miller Clash In IBF Title Eliminator

Kubrat Pulev is ready to face IBF No. 3 rated contender, Jarrell Miller from Brooklyn, NY in and International Boxing Federation heavyweight eliminator. Pulev And Miller Clash In IBF Title Eliminator
Yigit And Baranchyk Enter WBSS 140lbs Tournament

Yigit And Baranchyk Enter WBSS 140lbs Tournament

The IBF Super-Lightweight Championship will be contested between Anthony Yigit and his IBF Mandatory Ivan Baranchyk in one of the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series after both fighters entered the tournament. Yigit And Baranchyk Enter WBSS 140lbs Tournament
Kiryl Relikh Signs Up For 140lbs WBSS

Kiryl Relikh Signs Up For 140lbs WBSS

WBA Champion Kiryl Relikh is the first announced fighter for the 140lb edition of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series. Kiryl Relikh Signs Up For 140lbs WBSS
Samuel Vargas Named As Amir Khan's Next Opponent

Samuel Vargas Named As Amir Khan's Next Opponent

Amir Khan will face Samuel Vargas at Arena Birmingham in middle England on September 8. Khan is back in action following his blistering return to the ring in April in Liverpool, destroying Phil Lo Greco in just 39 seconds after nearly two years out of action. Samuel Vargas Named As Amir Khan's Next Opponent
Workout quotes: Gilberto Ramirez and Alex Saucedo

Workout quotes: Gilberto Ramirez and Alex Saucedo

Mikaela Mayer, Mike Alvarado, Trey Lippe Morrison, and Chris Zavala to see action on the undercard Workout quotes: Gilberto Ramirez and Alex Saucedo
Ruben Villa defends WBO Youth title this Saturday

Ruben Villa defends WBO Youth title this Saturday

Jennings vs. Dimitrenko and Hart and Gavronski to meet August 18

Pugilistic news from the land down under

Some fighters age differently to others. In the lighter weight classes 25 is considered ancient, while the heavyweights can often box effectively into their late 30s. Other boxers – through wear and tear, lifestyle or the luck of genetics – are well and truly done by the age of 30. By Anthony Cocks Pugilistic news from the land down under
Team Povetkin Welcome Anthony Joshua Fight

Team Povetkin Welcome Anthony Joshua Fight

After hearing that the World Boxing Association had given their heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 24 hours to sign a contract to face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, The Russian’s team has welcomed the news. Povetkin’s promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy, looks set to agree a September showdown after talks with WBC champion Deontay Wilder dramatically fell apart. Team Povetkin Welcome Anthony Joshua Fight
What’s Next For Josh Torres?

What’s Next For Josh Torres?

By Andrew Rivera: Albuquerque’s Josh Torres fresh off his victory on Saturday night over Cristian Cabral to claim the New Mexico Welterweight title has some thinking to do What’s Next For Josh Torres?
Guidry Faces Chavers In New Orleans

Guidry Faces Chavers In New Orleans

New Orleans-based heavyweight prospect Jonathan Guidry will face Aaron Chavers of Oklahoma City, OK, in a six-round clash Saturday, July 14, at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Guidry Faces Chavers In New Orleans
Jennings And Dimitrenko Collide In Atlantic City

Jennings And Dimitrenko Collide In Atlantic City

American heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings will face Alexander Dimitrenko for the WBO International heavyweight title in the 12-round main event at the new Ocean Resort Casino’s Ovation Hall on August 18. Jennings And Dimitrenko Collide In Atlantic City
Artur Beterbiev Makes First Title Defence Against Callum Johnson

Artur Beterbiev Makes First Title Defence Against Callum Johnson

Artur Beterbiev will defend his IBF light heavyweight title against British opponent Callum Johnson October 6. Artur Beterbiev Makes First Title Defence Against Callum Johnson
WBA Order Joshua To Face Povetkin Next

WBA Order Joshua To Face Povetkin Next

The World Boxing Association President Gilbert Mendoza has ordered their heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to sign a contract to defend his title against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin within the next 24 hours. WBA Order Joshua To Face Povetkin Next
Confident Catterall Faces Tall Order Against McKenna

Confident Catterall Faces Tall Order Against McKenna

If unbeaten ex British light-welterweight king Jack Catterall has any shortcomings as he storms towards a world title shot, lack of self-belief is clearly not among them. Confident Catterall Faces Tall Order Against McKenna
Super Lightweights Confirmed For Season II Of The WBSS

Super Lightweights Confirmed For Season II Of The WBSS

The exciting 140lb division will feature in the second season of the World Boxing Super Series and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Super Lightweights Confirmed For Season II Of The WBSS
Ward And Dickens Clash For British Title

Ward And Dickens Clash For British Title

Martin Ward gets the chance to avenge his 2015 defeat to James Jazza Dickens on July 27, when the pair clash at the Rainton Meadows Arena for the vacant British Super Bantamweight Title. Ward And Dickens Clash For British Title
Villa And Mitchell Feature On 'New Blood’ Card

Villa And Mitchell Feature On 'New Blood’ Card

Unbeaten featherweight Ruben Villa of Salinas, Calif stars in the main event, while San Francisco heavyweight LaRon Mitchell looks to add another explosive knockout win in the "New Blood" co-feature this Saturday at the Omega Products International in Sacramento. Villa And Mitchell Feature On 'New Blood’ Card
Kavaliauskas looking to cement his name as a welterweight to watch July 7

Kavaliauskas looking to cement his name as a welterweight to watch July 7

Andy Vences, Andy Ruiz Jr. and Gabe Flores Jr. to see action on undercard of Ramirez title fight Kavaliauskas looking to cement his name as a welterweight to watch July 7
Chukhadzhian Defends Youth Title In Kiev

Chukhadzhian Defends Youth Title In Kiev

By Dmytro Mossienko ringside at the Kiev Sports Palace in Ukraine. WBO Welterweight Youth Champion Karen Chukhadzhian successfully defended his title on the Sparta Boxing Promotions card on Saturday. Chukhadzhian Defends Youth Title In Kiev
Zarate Decisions Robles Over Eight Rounds

Zarate Decisions Robles Over Eight Rounds

Super bantamweight Isaac Zarate defeated fellow lefty Ramiro Robles by unanimous decision in Friday night’s "New Blood" main event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Zarate Decisions Robles Over Eight Rounds

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?
Torres Halts Cabral In 7

Torres Halts Cabral In 7

By Andrew Rivera: Local favourite Josh Torres halted crosstown rival Cristian Cabral with what seemed like a barrage of 30 to 40 punches at the end of round seven before the referee halted the fight at the Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Torres Halts Cabral In 7
Berchelt KO’s Barros In Merida

Berchelt KO’s Barros In Merida

By Marc Livitz: Miguel Berchelt successfully defended his WBC Super Featherweight title on Saturday night in his hometown of Merida, Yucatán, Mexico by way of a resounding third round TKO win over Jonathan Victor Barros. Berchelt KO’s Barros In Merida

Murray defeats Garcia, fifth title shot possible?

Perpetual bridesmaid Martin Murray might have earned himself another shot at a world title Saturday by winning a foul filled 12-round unanimous decision over Roberto Garcia at the O2 Arena in London, England. By John J. Raspanti Murray defeats Garcia, fifth title shot possible?
Murray Outpoints Garcia, Davies,Dubois And Yarde Win In London

Murray Outpoints Garcia, Davies,Dubois And Yarde Win In London

Britain’s nearly man Martin Murray,37-4-1-(17), secured possibly another world title shot at the 02 in London on Saturday night by out-pointing WBC silver middleweight champion Roberto Garcia. Murray Outpoints Garcia, Davies,Dubois And Yarde Win In London
Thulani Mbenge Claims Welterweight Title In Johannesburg

Thulani Mbenge Claims Welterweight Title In Johannesburg

By Lwazi Ndzobongo: Thulani Mbenge won the IBO welterweight title by knocking out Diego Chavez in the seventh round of their scheduled 12 round fight at the Emperors Palace, East of Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday. Thulani Mbenge Claims Welterweight Title In Johannesburg
Taylor Outlasts Postol In Glasgow

Taylor Outlasts Postol In Glasgow

Josh Taylor defeated Viktor Postol via unanimous decision in a final eliminator for the WBC Super Lightweight Championship in Glasgow on Saturday night Taylor Outlasts Postol In Glasgow
Pacquiao And Matthysse Step Up Training Ahead Of Title Battle

Pacquiao And Matthysse Step Up Training Ahead Of Title Battle

Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse stepped up their respective training this week as they prepare for their WBA welterweight  title battle at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 15 Pacquiao And Matthysse Step Up Training Ahead Of Title Battle
Liam Smith To Challenge For WBO Crown

Liam Smith To Challenge For WBO Crown

Liam Smith has his chance to reclaim the WBO junior-middleweight title when he faces champion Jaime Munguia at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on July 21. Liam Smith To Challenge For WBO Crown
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