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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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Lomachenko Becomes Two weight Champ

Lomachenko Becomes Two weight Champ

WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko became a two-weight world champion by defeating WBO super featherweight titleholder Rocky Martinez with an eye catching five round knockout on Saturday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lomachenko Becomes Two weight Champ
Molina Out-points Provodnikov/Andrade Ko’s Monroe  

Molina Out-points Provodnikov/Andrade Ko’s Monroe  

By J. R. Jowett reporting from ringside: Once again, Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY, ran a show in opposition to the annual Int’l Boxing Hall of Fame dinner in nearby Canastota. Art Pelullo’s Banner Prom’ns, with matchmaker Alex Camponovo and publicist Marc Abrams, combined with Showtime and drew a nice crowd of around 3000 on 6/11/16. Timekeeper Bill Maxeiner gave the final count to Muhammad Ali. Molina Out-points Provodnikov/Andrade Ko’s Monroe  
Beroshvili Stuns Kovacs To Claim Title

Beroshvili Stuns Kovacs To Claim Title

On Saturday night at the Sport Hall in Trencin, Slovakia, Georgian underdog Giorgi Beroshvili stunned former World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Champion and local favorite Tamas Kovacs to win the vacant WBF Euroasia Light Heavyweight title. Beroshvili Stuns Kovacs To Claim Title
Chicas Wins At Battle At The Boat 106

Chicas Wins At Battle At The Boat 106

The blood started to flow from the forehead of Jonathan Chicas late in the eighth round, and did not let up. Chicas Wins At Battle At The Boat 106

Molina Jr. shows new wrinkle, defeats Provodnikov by 12 round decision

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor): Who says you can’t teach old dogs new tricks? Slugger John Molina Jr. (29-6, 23 KOs) boxed and punched his way to a hard-fought 12 round unanimous decision over former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (25-5, 18 KOs) Saturday night at the Turning Point Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Molina Jr. had mentioned boxing more in the weeks leading up to the bout. Not many experts believed him. He entered the fight a substantial Molina Jr. shows new wrinkle, defeats Provodnikov by 12 round decision
Nurshahidah Roslie Makes History In Singapore

Nurshahidah Roslie Makes History In Singapore

Nurshahidah Roslie made history in Singapore on Friday (June 10) when she became the island state´s first ever professional boxing champion by winning the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Female Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title. Nurshahidah Roslie Makes History In Singapore
Brock Turns The Heat Up In Vegas

Brock Turns The Heat Up In Vegas

The heat was on in Las Vegas tonight, temperature-wise as well as the action inside the ring, for the third installment of "Knockout Night at the D" series, which aired live on CBS Sports Network from the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) in 90+ degree conditions before another capacity crowd. Brock Turns The Heat Up In Vegas
Official Weights From Verona, New York

Official Weights From Verona, New York

Enzo Maccarinelli destroyed in the first round

Enzo Maccarinelli destroyed in the first round

By Raphael Baker: After his KO win over Roy Jones Jr Last December Enzo Maccarinelli 41-8-0-33KO’s faced Dmytro Kucher 23-1-1 for the vacant EBU cruiserweight title at The York Hall in London tonight. Enzo Maccarinelli destroyed in the first round
Rigondeaux Defends Title Against Dickens In Cardiff

Rigondeaux Defends Title Against Dickens In Cardiff

Guillermo Rigondeaux will fight in Britain for the first time on Saturday, 16th July at the Cardiff Ice Arena when he defends his WBA Super-Bantamweight Championship against Merseyside hero and number 13 rated WBA super-bantamweight Jazza Dickens. Rigondeaux Defends Title Against Dickens In Cardiff
Yafai and Ogogo Added To 02 London Card

Yafai and Ogogo Added To 02 London Card

Kal Yafai and Anthony Ogogo are the latest British boxing stars added to the action at The O2 in London on June 25. Yafai and Ogogo Added To 02 London Card
Provodnikov Vs Molina Final Thoughts

Provodnikov Vs Molina Final Thoughts

The six fighters, including main eventers Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov and John “The Gladiator” Molina, who will compete on this Saturday’s Showtime televised card (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), participated in the final press conference Thursday at Turning Stone Resort Casino. Provodnikov Vs Molina Final Thoughts
Mares Plans On Becoming Four Time Champ

Mares Plans On Becoming Four Time Champ

Abner Mares, the former three-division world champion boxer, will be taking class, technique and power into the ring when he meets WBA Featherweight Champion Jesus Cuellar on Saturday, June 25 live at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mares Plans On Becoming Four Time Champ
Conlan Added To Cardiff Card

Conlan Added To Cardiff Card

Belfast’s Jamie Conlan has been added to the Cardiff Ice Arena show on July 16th. The 29 year-old super-flyweight supremo will box over eight rounds against an opponent to be confirmed. Conlan Added To Cardiff Card
Nielsen Ready To Dismantle Muller

Nielsen Ready To Dismantle Muller

Micki Nielsen is rested, hungry and ready to dismantle Johnny Mulller in tomorrow’s semi-final of the ‘Super 4’ tournament at the Emperors Palace Casino in Gauteng, South Africa. Nielsen Ready To Dismantle Muller
Lowe Added To Fury/Klitschko Card

Lowe Added To Fury/Klitschko Card

Commonwealth and English featherweight champion Isaac Lowe will next appear on July 9 at the Manchester Arena, as part of the undercard to Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title defence against Wladimir Klitschko, and admits he wouldn’t be boxing at all if it wasn’t for the influence and guidance of the best heavyweight on the planet. Lowe Added To Fury/Klitschko Card
Upton Lands English Title Shot

Upton Lands English Title Shot

Anthony Upton has been handed a second opportunity to win the English super-lightweight title. Upton Lands English Title Shot
Latest BBBOC Championship News

Latest BBBOC Championship News

Latest Championship news from the British Boxing Board of Control Latest BBBOC Championship News
Muller Takes On Nielsen In 'Super 4' Tournament

Muller Takes On Nielsen In 'Super 4' Tournament

Johnny Muller is aiming for a KO victory over Micki Nielsen on Saturday night as the cruiserweights clash in the semi-final of the ‘Super 4’ tournament at the Emperors Palace Casino in Gauteng, South Africa. Muller Takes On Nielsen In 'Super 4' Tournament

Retro throwback: Ruslan Provodikov vs. John Molina Jr.

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoing): When they met in the center of the ring fifty-seven-years ago, Gene Fullmer and Carmen Basillo attacked each other like there was no tomorrow. For them, there wasn’t. Every fight was about life and death. Losing wasn’t an option. Ruslan Provodnikov, and John Molina Jr., who collide June 11 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y, are cut from the same hardscrabble cloth. They only know one way to fight. Hard. P Retro throwback: Ruslan Provodikov vs. John Molina Jr.
Thurman Fully Prepared For Porter Challenge

Thurman Fully Prepared For Porter Challenge

WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman opened training camp to the media Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Florida as he prepares to defend his title against former world champion Shawn Porter on Saturday, June 25 in the main event of a Showtime televised card, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Thurman Fully Prepared For Porter Challenge
Groves: ' I'll Send Murray Into Retirement'

Groves: ' I'll Send Murray Into Retirement'

George Groves believes he will beat Martin Murray and send him into retirement when the pair clash in an eliminator for the WBA Super-Middleweight title at The O2 in London, England on June 25. Groves: ' I'll Send Murray Into Retirement'
Breazeale Works Out In Ontario

Breazeale Works Out In Ontario

Undefeated world Heavyweight title Contender and 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale participated in an open media workout at Crossroads Boxing Gym in Ontario, California on Tuesday afternoon ahead of his world title challenge against IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua on Saturday, June 25 in London,England Breazeale Works Out In Ontario
Fury Has Painful Plans For Joshua If They Fight

Fury Has Painful Plans For Joshua If They Fight

Unbeaten heavyweight star Hughie Lewis Fury believes a potential rumble with IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would bear a striking similarity to the night Muhammad Ali bemused and broke George Foreman in Zaire in 1974. Fury Has Painful Plans For Joshua If They Fight
Demetrius Andrade Media Workout Quotes

Demetrius Andrade Media Workout Quotes

A Team Promotions hosted an open media workout on Monday at Bix Six Academy in Providence for Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade . The 2008 U.S. Olympian, of Providence, R.I., is finalizing preparations for this Saturday’s 12-round WBC junior middleweight title eliminator against Willie “The Great” Nelson in one of three fights on to be broadcast live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. Demetrius Andrade Media Workout Quotes
‘Tomi Kid’ Kovacs Takes Aim At Fourth Title

‘Tomi Kid’ Kovacs Takes Aim At Fourth Title

Tamas Kovacs will headline a show in his native Slovakia this Saturday, June 11, when he takes on Georgian Giorgi Beroshvili for the vacant WBF Euroasia title at the Sport Hall in Trencin. ‘Tomi Kid’ Kovacs Takes Aim At Fourth Title
Commey And Easter Jr Clash For Vacant IBF Title

Commey And Easter Jr Clash For Vacant IBF Title

Undefeated Ghanaian star Richard Commey is set to face Robert Easter Jr for the vacant IBF Lightweight title. Commey And Easter Jr Clash For Vacant IBF Title
'Comanche Boy' To Make Las Vegas Debut

'Comanche Boy' To Make Las Vegas Debut

’Comanche Boy’ George Tahdooahnippah will make his Las Vegas debut at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on the Terrance Crawford - Viktor Postol HBO PPV undercard. Comanche Boy will be fighting 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Muruta of Tokyo, Japan in a 10 round Middleweight bout. 'Comanche Boy' To Make Las Vegas Debut

Even death can’t keep Muhammad Ali down

By John J. Raspanti (Image Left to Right: Ali - Frazier): When the news broke, that arguably the most extraordinary person of the 20th Century was in the hospital, I felt a sense of dread. I muttered to myself, "He can’t die,"- yet knowing that we all do-even ,"The Greatest,“ Muhammad Ali. Ali first basked in the international spotlight when he won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. His name wasn’t Muhammad Ali then. It was Cassius Clay. He was brash, handsome, and charismatic. Even death can’t keep Muhammad Ali down
Abner Mares/Jesus Cuellar Conference Call Transcript  

Abner Mares/Jesus Cuellar Conference Call Transcript  

Abner Mares and Jesus Cuellar took part in a media conference call Monday a few weeks before they take part in the co featured Showtime televised bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on June 25. Abner Mares/Jesus Cuellar Conference Call Transcript  
Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

By Peter Fury: We, like everyone else, got news of Muhammad Ali’s passing on Saturday morning. It hit us hard. The man was a living legend. Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali
Boxing Returns To Bristol With Webster Comeback  

Boxing Returns To Bristol With Webster Comeback  

By J. R. Jowett reporting from ringside: There hadn’t been boxing in the pleasant old town of Bristol, PA, just north of Philadelphia, since ’77, when Russell Peltz ran bi-monthly at the firehouse. Boxing Returns To Bristol With Webster Comeback  
Williams Defends British Title Against Corcoran

Williams Defends British Title Against Corcoran

Boxing returns to Cardiff this summer as two of the UK’s unbeaten champions put it all on the line. Williams Defends British Title Against Corcoran
Murray: Groves Has Stamina Issues,I'll Make Him Crumble

Murray: Groves Has Stamina Issues,I'll Make Him Crumble

Martin Murray has warned George Groves he’s going to drag him into deep waters and make him crumble when they face-off in an eliminator for the WBA Super-Middleweight title at The O2 in London, England on June 25. Murray: Groves Has Stamina Issues,I'll Make Him Crumble
Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'

Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'

Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has sad boxing legend Muhammad Ali ‘was like a father’ to him. Ali, one of the most famous and recognisable faces in the world over the last 50 years, died over the weekend after suffering septic shock after being admitted to hospital in Phoenix, Arizona following a long battle with Parkinson’s decease. Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'
Cinderella Man McDonagh Added To Fury/Klitschko Undercard

Cinderella Man McDonagh Added To Fury/Klitschko Undercard

Welterweight Peter McDonagh, boxing’s latest Cinderella Man, will appear on July 9 at the Manchester Arena – as the part of the blockbuster Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko show – and is hopeful of securing a shot at the European title in the coming months. Cinderella Man McDonagh Added To Fury/Klitschko Undercard

Muhammad Ali – Gone But Not Forgotten

By Ken Hissner: Friday night the King of Boxing, the most recognizable person to have walked the earth Muhammad Ali has passed at the age of 74 in a Phoenix, AZ, hospital. He set as good an example out of the ring as he did in the ring. Known as the “Greatest” and the Louisville Lip Ali was a 1960 Olympic Gold winner as a light heavyweight from Louisville. This writer first met Ali in 1973 right after the first Ken Norton fight when Ali not only lost but suffered a broken jaw. It would take Muhammad Ali – Gone But Not Forgotten
Vargas retains his WBC title after a 12 round draw.

Vargas retains his WBC title after a 12 round draw.

By Raphael Baker: On Saturday night current WBC Super Featherweight champion Fancisco Vargas (23-0-2,17KO’S) faced former world champion Orlando Salido (42-13-4,30KO’S) at the StubHub centre in Carson, California. Vargas retains his WBC title after a 12 round draw.
Ali To Be Laid To Rest In Louisville

Ali To Be Laid To Rest In Louisville

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest in his home city of Louisville, Kentucky on Friday. Ali To Be Laid To Rest In Louisville
Smith Takes Out Radosevic In 2

Smith Takes Out Radosevic In 2

Liam Smith emphatically defended his WBO junior middeweight title with a second round stoppage win over Montenegro’s Predrag Radosevic at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on Saturday . Smith Takes Out Radosevic In 2
Abril Returns Victorious

Abril Returns Victorious

On Friday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to Resorts World Casino New York City with another action-packed nine-bout card for the latest installment of its popular "Broadway Boxing" series, proudly sponsored by Nissan of Queens. Abril Returns Victorious
Ricky Hatton Pays Tribute Muhammad Ali

Ricky Hatton Pays Tribute Muhammad Ali

I was extremely saddened to wake up this morning and be told of the passing of the legendary Muhammad Ali. Ricky Hatton Pays Tribute Muhammad Ali
Khan Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Khan Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Amir Khan has issued a statement following the death of boxing icon Muhammad Ali: Khan Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali
Barthelemy Retains IBF Crown

Barthelemy Retains IBF Crown

IBF lightweight champ Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy retained his title with a 12 round split decision win over former world titleholder Mickey “The Spirit” Bey at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Friday. Barthelemy Retains IBF Crown
Weights From Carson

Weights From Carson

All the boxers involved in Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader from the StubHub Center in Carson, CA., weighed in Friday. Weights From Carson
Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Muhammad Ali, The Greatest boxer and one of the best known icons in sporting history, has passed away at the age of 74. Media reports circulated say that the former three time world heavyweight champion died in hospital in Phoenix,Arizona, where he spent the past two days, family spokesman Bob Gunnell told NBC News. Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Bellow ices Makabu to win crown; Price scores knockout

By John J. Raspanti: Tony Bellew, whose dream was to capture a world championship, lived it this past Sunday night by knocking out hard-punching IIunga Makabu in the third round to capture the WBC cruiserweight title at a raucous Goodison Park Sadium in Liverpool, England. Bellow, a native of Liverpool, did well for most of the first round. He used his advantages in height and reach to outwork his shorter opponent. Makabu, a southpaw, absorbed the blows without incident. With roughly 10 Bellow ices Makabu to win crown; Price scores knockout
Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25

Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25

Keith Thurman, the reigning WBA Welterweight World Champion, is four weeks out from his June 25 title defense against Shawn Porter and has his 20-year career in boxing on his mind heading into the crucial showdown. Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25
Provodnikov And Molina Jr Conerence Call Quotes

Provodnikov And Molina Jr Conerence Call Quotes

Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov and John "The Gladiator" Molina Jr., along with Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade and Willie “The Great” Nelson, hosted an International Media Conference Call on Tuesday in advance of their respective fights from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y on June 11. Provodnikov And Molina Jr Conerence Call Quotes
Cancun Boxing Series Lands On CBS Sports Network

Cancun Boxing Series Lands On CBS Sports Network

Promoter Pepe Gomez has partnered with Neon Star Media to bring its monthly "Cancun Boxing" series to CBS Sports Network. Cancun Boxing Series Lands On CBS Sports Network
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