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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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Spence Jr. Breaks PBC Viewing Records

Spence Jr. Breaks PBC Viewing Records

Errol Spence Jr. played his part in helping PBC break their record viewings when he stopped the unstoppable in his fine performance against Leonard Bundu. Spence Jr. Breaks PBC Viewing Records
Campbell And Mathews Clash In Liverpool

Campbell And Mathews Clash In Liverpool

Luke Campbell MBE will defend his WBC Silver Lightweight title against Derry Mathews at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on October 15. Campbell And Mathews Clash In Liverpool
Chisora Returns Against Janjanin In Stockholm

Chisora Returns Against Janjanin In Stockholm

Dereck Chisora returns to the ring on September 10 with an eight-round contest against Drazan Janjanin at the Hovet in Stockholm. Chisora Returns Against Janjanin In Stockholm
Ryder To Defend Title Against Arnfield

Ryder To Defend Title Against Arnfield

John Ryder will defend his WBA International Middleweight title against Jack Arnfield at the Manchester Arena on September 24. Ryder To Defend Title Against Arnfield
Spence Jr Tames 'The Lion' At Coney Island

Spence Jr Tames 'The Lion' At Coney Island

Undefeated rising star Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. moved one step closer to a world title as he delivered a thunderous sixth-round knockout of tough Italian contender Leonard "The Lion" Bundu Sunday afternoon in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. Spence Jr Tames 'The Lion' At Coney Island
Olympics Day 15:Shields,Zoirov And Yoka Claim Gold On Last Day

Olympics Day 15:Shields,Zoirov And Yoka Claim Gold On Last Day

American Claressa Shields and Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn were first into the ring, both with an added incentive to win besides the glory of Olympic gold. Olympics Day 15:Shields,Zoirov And Yoka Claim Gold On Last Day

The forgotten contender: Zora Folley meets Muhammad Ali

By John J. Raspanti: Muhammad Ali was gifted with a long and stinging left. It snapped out like a cobra’s tongue. When Ali was in his prime in the 1960’s, the blow was extremely quick. He would use it to set-up his rapid fire combinations. The punch rendered heavyweight champion Sonny Liston impotent in 1964. After six rounds of action, Liston’s eyes were swollen from numerous jabs and hooks. The fight was over. Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, was the new champion. Within a three- The forgotten contender: Zora Folley meets Muhammad Ali
Spence Jr and Bundu Make Weight

Spence Jr and Bundu Make Weight

All the boxers weighed in Saturday ahead of their respective fights at the Venue: Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY Spence Jr and Bundu Make Weight
Olympics Day 14: Adams,Ramirez And Lopez Win Gold In Rio

Olympics Day 14: Adams,Ramirez And Lopez Win Gold In Rio

It was a truly golden day of Olympic Boxing in Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Saturday, with three finals deciding the Rio 2016 Champions in the Women’s Flyweight (51kg), Men’s Bantamweight (56kg) and Men’s Middleweight (75kg) competitions. Olympics Day 14: Adams,Ramirez And Lopez Win Gold In Rio
Miller Forces Kassi To Quit/Menard Ko’s Mamadjonov

Miller Forces Kassi To Quit/Menard Ko’s Mamadjonov

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller won by third-round tko against veteran Fred Kassi in the main event on Friday night from Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. Following a cagey first round that favored Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs), Brooklynite Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs), turned up the body work and pressure in rounds two and three. After landing 36-of-57 power shots in the third and racking up 30 connects to the body, Kassi retired on the stool between rounds, citing a hand injury. Miller Forces Kassi To Quit/Menard Ko’s Mamadjonov
Torres Marin Upsets Micsko In Sturovo

Torres Marin Upsets Micsko In Sturovo

Hungary-based Cuban Ericles Torres Marin put himself on the map on Friday night when he won the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ International Middleweight title at the Pristav Pri Kompe in Sturovo, Slovakia. Torres Marin Upsets Micsko In Sturovo
Hardy And Vincent Promise Fireworks In Brooklyn

Hardy And Vincent Promise Fireworks In Brooklyn

Undefeated brawlers and longtime rivals Heather "The Heat" Hardy and Shelly "Shelito’s Way" Vincent hosted a media workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn Friday as they near their long anticipated showdown featured on Sunday, August 21 from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. Hardy And Vincent Promise Fireworks In Brooklyn
Alvarez Vs Smith Undercard Announced

Alvarez Vs Smith Undercard Announced

As fans from around the world get ready to descend on the home of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the world championship showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Liam “Beefy” Smith Golden Boy Promotions today announced the September 17 the three fights as part of the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast. Alvarez Vs Smith Undercard Announced
Olympics Day 13: Mossely Digs Deep To Claims Gold

Olympics Day 13: Mossely Digs Deep To Claims Gold

Estelle Mossely won Olympic gold on Friday afternoon to cap a brilliant year for the French Lightweight (60kg). It was a gripping final, with China’s Yin Junhua powering into an early lead before Mossely dug deep to deliver a memorable turnaround. Olympics Day 13: Mossely Digs Deep To Claims Gold
Caleb Plant Training Camp Notes

Caleb Plant Training Camp Notes

Unbeaten prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant is closing in on making the leap from prospect to contender and hopes to help cement that position when he takes on hard-hitting Juan De Angel in the main event from the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa on August 23. Caleb Plant Training Camp Notes
Commey And Easter Jr To Clash For Vacant Title

Commey And Easter Jr To Clash For Vacant Title

Richard Commey will challenge Robert Easter Jr for the vacant IBF Lightweight title on September 9 at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. Commey And Easter Jr To Clash For Vacant Title
Weights,Pics And Quotes From Rochester

Weights,Pics And Quotes From Rochester

The eight fighters who’ll be fighting Friday, Aug. 19 at Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., all made weight Thursday. Undefeated Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller faces his toughest test to date in veteran Fred Kassi in the main event, which will take place at the outdoor USL soccer venue. The co-main event features promising Louisiana lightweight “Rock Hard Mighty” Mason Menard facing his most dangerous foe to date in Bahodir “Baha” Mamadjonov of Houston, Texas, by way of Uzbekistan in a 10-round Weights,Pics And Quotes From Rochester
Olympics Day 12: La Cruz Wins Light Heavyweight Gold

Olympics Day 12: La Cruz Wins Light Heavyweight Gold

Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz became the Rio 2016 Olympic Light Heavyweight (81kg) Boxing Champion on Thursday afternoon in Riocentro Pavilion 6 with a unanimous win over Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov. Olympics Day 12: La Cruz Wins Light Heavyweight Gold
Team Shumenov Responds To Lebedev/Gassiev Fight Announcement

Team Shumenov Responds To Lebedev/Gassiev Fight Announcement

Team Shumenov believes it is worth reviewing recent history en-light of the recent announcement that WBA Super/IBF cruiserweigh champion Denis Lebedev will defend against Murat Gassiev in late November or early December in Russia Team Shumenov Responds To Lebedev/Gassiev Fight Announcement
Marreo Is Out To Make A Statement On Aug 21

Marreo Is Out To Make A Statement On Aug 21

Title contender Claudio "The Matrix" Marrero is ready to make a statement in the featherweight division beginning with his Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN showdown against undefeated Derrick Murray this Sunday, August 21 from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. Marreo Is Out To Make A Statement On Aug 21
WBC Ruling Regarding Alexander Povetkin

WBC Ruling Regarding Alexander Povetkin

he WBC heavyweight championship of the world was scheduled to be contested on May 21, 2016 in Russia. The Bout was Champion Deontay Wilder’s mandatory defense of his title against Mandatory Challenger Alexander Povetkin. The Bout was the result of a purse bid the WBC conducted and which promoter World of Boxing won. WBC Ruling Regarding Alexander Povetkin
Wilder Is On The Mend After Surgery

Wilder Is On The Mend After Surgery

Just one month after his successful title defense against Chris Arreola on July 16, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is on the fast track to recovery following injuries suffered during the bout to his right hand and biceps. Wilder Is On The Mend After Surgery
Olympics Day 12: Yeleussinov Claims Welterweight Gold

Olympics Day 12: Yeleussinov Claims Welterweight Gold

Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan won the Rio 2016 Men’s Olympic Welterweight (69kg) gold on Wednesday afternoon after a high-tempo final against Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov in the Riocentro Pavilion 6 boxing arena. Olympics Day 12: Yeleussinov Claims Welterweight Gold
Klitschko To Take Legal Action?

Klitschko To Take Legal Action?

Wladimir Klitschko and his manager, Bernd Boente, have insinuated today that they may well take legal action against team Fury for what they have called a breach of the rematch contract set out. Klitschko To Take Legal Action?
Burnett To Defend British Title Against Farrag

Burnett To Defend British Title Against Farrag

Ryan Burnett will defend his British Bantamweight title against Ryan Farrag at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on October 15. Burnett To Defend British Title Against Farrag
Olympics Day 11: Conceicao Strikes Gold For Brazil

Olympics Day 11: Conceicao Strikes Gold For Brazil

The crowd raised the roof inside a packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Tuesday night as Robson Conceição and Sofiane Oumiha of France entered the arena for the Men’s Lightweight (60kg) Final, and the Brazilian responded with a flourishing start. Olympics Day 11: Conceicao Strikes Gold For Brazil

Raymond Merrill II lives his dream

By John J. Raspanti: Raymond Merrill II will not allow the fact that he was born deaf to stop his dream of pursuing a boxing career. Merrill made a promise to himself. No pity, no excuses. Growing up, he participated in sports, while inside, he raged. His father was sent to prison when he was two years old. He finally met him when he was seven. He watched his dad self-destruct on crack and PCP. He hated his father and began to rebel by taking to street fighting. Merrill enrolled at Cal S Raymond Merrill II lives his dream
"Knockout Night At The D" Returns To Las Vegas

"Knockout Night At The D" Returns To Las Vegas

"Knockout Night at the D" returns to Las Vegas with the fourth series installment of the popular professional boxing series, Friday night, September 9, airing (11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT) live on CBS Sports Network from the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center "Knockout Night At The D" Returns To Las Vegas
Ndou Officially Retires

Ndou Officially Retires

By Lovemore Ndou: Today is my birthday and I have turned 45. I can proudly announce that today I am officially retired from boxing. It has been a long and successful career for me. My legacy in that regard is already solidified. Ndou Officially Retires
'The Ghost' Returns On August 27

'The Ghost' Returns On August 27

Former multiple division world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero will bring his exciting style to the ring as he look to put on a show when he he headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike against Argentine slugger David Emanuel Peralta Saturday, August 27 from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. 'The Ghost' Returns On August 27
Bellew Makes First Title Defence Against Flores

Bellew Makes First Title Defence Against Flores

Tony Bellew will make his first defence of his WBC World Cruiserweight title against B.J Flores at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday October 15. Bellew Makes First Title Defence Against Flores
Olympics Day 10: Tishchenko Wins Heavyweight Gold

Olympics Day 10: Tishchenko Wins Heavyweight Gold

Monday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 saw the second Olympic Boxing Final of Rio 2016, with Russian World Champion Evgeny Tishchenko and Kazakhstan’s Vassily Levit going for gold. Olympics Day 10: Tishchenko Wins Heavyweight Gold
Karperis Defends Title In Huntington

Karperis Defends Title In Huntington

The Tri-State area has been battling severe heat as of late and Saturday night at The Paramount, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 25th installment of the popular “Rockin Fights” series in Huntington, NY and the action inside was just as hot as the temperature outside. Karperis Defends Title In Huntington
Olympics Day 9: First Gold Medal Claimed In Rio

Olympics Day 9: First Gold Medal Claimed In Rio

A packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Sunday witnessed the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament, as Uzbekistan’s Light Flyweight (49kg) Hasanboy Dusmatov delivered a superb performance against Colombia’s Yurberjen Martinez to win the Olympic title. Olympics Day 9: First Gold Medal Claimed In Rio
Jones Jr Schools Moore In Pensacola  

Jones Jr Schools Moore In Pensacola  

Former pound for pound king Roy Jones Jr., scored a 10 round shut out win over “Rocking” Rodney Moore on Saturday night at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida, USA. Jones Jr Schools Moore In Pensacola  
Rojas Scores Disqualification Win In Veracruz

Rojas Scores Disqualification Win In Veracruz

Veteran former world champ Tomas “Gusano” Rojas scored sixth round disqualification win Jose “General” Sanmartin in Veracruz, Mexico on Saturday Rojas Scores Disqualification Win In Veracruz
Margaritio Defeats Alvarez and Targets 'Canelo'

Margaritio Defeats Alvarez and Targets 'Canelo'

Former IBF and WBA welterweight champion Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito scored a 10round split decision win over Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez to win the WBO Continental junior middleweight title at the Baja California Center in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico on Saturday. Margaritio Defeats Alvarez and Targets 'Canelo'
Olympics Day 8: Heavyweight Final Confirmed

Olympics Day 8: Heavyweight Final Confirmed

Heavyweight final line-up confirmed on a day of big wins for the Super Heavyweights at the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament Olympics Day 8: Heavyweight Final Confirmed
Olympics Day 7:Females Enter Tournament

Olympics Day 7:Females Enter Tournament

The first women’s bouts of the Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament got underway on Friday in Riocentro Pavilion 6, with four bouts at Flyweight (51kg) and Lightweight (60kg). Olympics Day 7:Females Enter Tournament
Flores Out Points Kielczweski Over 10 rounds

Flores Out Points Kielczweski Over 10 rounds

Undefeated rising contender Miguel Flores defeated exciting featherweight contender Ryan Kielczweski by unanimous decision (97-93, 96-94, 96-94) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Flores Out Points Kielczweski Over 10 rounds
Flores And Kielczweski. Clash In Verona

Flores And Kielczweski. Clash In Verona

What happens when a pair of high-octane, 126-pound contenders with a combined record of 45-1 square off in the squared circle? You’re about to find out, as Premier Boxing Champions once again delivers top-notch Friday night boxing. Flores And Kielczweski. Clash In Verona
Svensson  Teams Up With Hammer

Svensson Teams Up With Hammer

Klara Svensson has teamed up with Christina Hammer ahead of her grudge match with Mikaela Lauren on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm. Svensson  Teams Up With Hammer
Latest Championship News From The BBBOC

Latest Championship News From The BBBOC

Latest Championship NeWS From The British Boxing Board Of Control Latest Championship News From The BBBOC
Sanigar Events Wins Selby Vs Satchell Purse Bid

Sanigar Events Wins Selby Vs Satchell Purse Bid

Sanigar Events have won the rights to stage the British Flyweight Championship between Champion Andrew Selby from Barry and the undefeated former British, Commonwealth and European Champion Kevin Satchell. Sanigar Events Wins Selby Vs Satchell Purse Bid
Olympics Day 6 Boxing Round Up From Rio

Olympics Day 6 Boxing Round Up From Rio

Thursday’s Olympic boxing action witnessed two more sessions of unmissable action across four weight categories; Bantamweight (56kg), Light Welterweight (64kg), Welterweight (68kg) and Light Heavyweight (81kg) divisions. Olympics Day 6 Boxing Round Up From Rio
Warren Wins Eubank Vs Langford Purse Bid

Warren Wins Eubank Vs Langford Purse Bid

Birmingham’s undefeated Tommy Langford will challenge Chris Eubank Jr for the British Middleweight Championship after promoter Frank Warren today won the purse bid to stage the fight. Warren Wins Eubank Vs Langford Purse Bid
Q And A With Sergey Kovalev

Q And A With Sergey Kovalev

World light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and his team took part in a Question and Answer session to discuss his November 19 ppv showdown unbeaten American Andre Ward. Q And A With Sergey Kovalev
Olympics Day 5: light Flyweight Semi Final Confirmed

Olympics Day 5: light Flyweight Semi Final Confirmed

Wednesday’s two sessions at the Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament saw thirteen bouts across five weight categories, featuring a total of 35 different nations in action. Olympics Day 5: light Flyweight Semi Final Confirmed

Ivan Robinson “Pays it Forward”

By John J. Raspanti: Former lightweight contender Ivan “Mighty” Robinson has dedicated his life to the sweet science. Robinson, now 45, started throwing punches forty years ago in Nicetown, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. The future contender, nicknamed “Mighty Mouse,” engaged in his first amateur bout as an 8-year-old kid. In 1990, Robinson won a silver medal at the Goodwill Games. He turned professional a few years later. He went on to score two victories over International Boxing H Ivan Robinson “Pays it Forward”
Flores Prepares For Tough Test

Flores Prepares For Tough Test

Unbeaten rising contender Miguel Flores has wrapped up training camp and is set to take on the toughest of his pro career as he faces once-beaten Ryan Kielcsweski in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Friday, August 12 from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Flores Prepares For Tough Test
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