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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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New Promoter Vows To Revive Philly Boxing

New Promoter Vows To Revive Philly Boxing

They come and they go, but there’s always Russell Peltz & Joe hand. Otherwise, Philadelphia boxing waxes and wanes on the strength of challengers. Hard Hitting Promotions run their second show tonight, May 14, at the closest thing to a new Blue Horizon, Sheet Metal Workers Hall, an accommodating little venue at 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. New Promoter Vows To Revive Philly Boxing
VADA Reports Adverse Sample Result From Alexander Povetkin

VADA Reports Adverse Sample Result From Alexander Povetkin

On May 13 the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association reported to the WBC that results of an anti-doping test sample by Alexander Povetkin collected on April 27, 2016 showed an adverse result for the banned substance Meldonium. VADA Reports Adverse Sample Result From Alexander Povetkin
Catterall Defeats Hughes/Blackledge Stops Tetteh In 5

Catterall Defeats Hughes/Blackledge Stops Tetteh In 5

Jack Catterall comprehensively outpointed Malmesbury’s Joe Hughes to retain his WBO Intercontinental junior welterweight title and earn himself a shot at the British title in Bolton on Friday night. Catterall Defeats Hughes/Blackledge Stops Tetteh In 5
Undercard Results From Bolton

Undercard Results From Bolton

Vijender Singh continued his march towards a huge homecoming fight in India with another explosive knockout win over Poland’s Anderzej Soldra in Bolton,England On Friday. Undercard Results From Bolton
Fonfara Takes On 'The Irish Bomber' In Chicago

Fonfara Takes On 'The Irish Bomber' In Chicago

Andrzej Fonfara will enter the ring against New Yorker Joe "The Irish Bomber" Smith Jr. on Saturday, June 18 in a 10-round primetime battle that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara Takes On 'The Irish Bomber' In Chicago
Smith To Meet Brizuela For WBC Silver Title

Smith To Meet Brizuela For WBC Silver Title

Stephen Smith will face Daniel Brizuela for the WBC Silver Super-Featherweight title at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Sunday May 29. Smith To Meet Brizuela For WBC Silver Title
Cueller Is Ready And Fully Prepared For Mares

Cueller Is Ready And Fully Prepared For Mares

Featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world titleholder Abner Mares went face-to-face for the first time Thursday as they hosted a media roundtables in Los Angeles, California ahead of their showdown on Saturday, June 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cueller Is Ready And Fully Prepared For Mares
'The Beast' Turns Nasty At Weigh In

'The Beast' Turns Nasty At Weigh In

A fight nearly broke out between undefeated cruiserweights Andrew “The Beast”Tabiti and Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia at Thursday’s weigh-in for the Showtime televised event at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday. 'The Beast' Turns Nasty At Weigh In
Catterall And DeVere Make Weight

Catterall And DeVere Make Weight

At Thursday’s official weigh-in at the DeVere Whites Hotel in Bolton,England undefeated Jack Catterall and Joe Hughes both hit the weight on the scales ahead of their WBO Intercontinental Super-Lightweight Championship showdown. Catterall And DeVere Make Weight
Latest BBBOC Championship News

Latest BBBOC Championship News

All the latest news released by the British Boxing Board of Control Latest BBBOC Championship News
Abraham Returns On July 16

Abraham Returns On July 16

Arthur Abraham returns to the ring on July 16 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. Abraham Returns On July 16

Determined Jimenez ready to make his mark

By John J. Raspanti: Losing a fight can change everything in a boxer’s career. His or her confidence can be shattered. Promoters might reconsider their investment. Fans can get ugly. But a loss can also motivate a fighter to work harder. Super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez was undefeated when he rolled into Las Vegas, NV. to face Jessie Hart last year. He left “Sin City” with his first loss. Though disappointed, Jimenez, 28, got right back to work. He traveled to Australia to train, and Determined Jimenez ready to make his mark
Erislandy Lara Camp Notes

Erislandy Lara Camp Notes

WBA junior middleweight Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara is set to defend his title and settle his score against Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan when the two meet in the main event of a Showtime televised tripleheader on Saturday, May 21 from The Chelsea, inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas,Nevad Erislandy Lara Camp Notes
Macklin Announces His Retirement

Macklin Announces His Retirement

Despite beating Brian Rose in his last fight back in April, former three time world title challenger Matthew has announced his retirement from boxing. Macklin Announces His Retirement
Jessie Vargas is interested in a unification fight with Brook.

Jessie Vargas is interested in a unification fight with Brook.

By Raphael Baker: Current WBO Welterweight champion Jess Vargas has confirmed that he is in talks with Matchroom Sports for a unification bout against unbeaten IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook Jessie Vargas is interested in a unification fight with Brook.
Matthew Macklin hangs up the gloves

Matthew Macklin hangs up the gloves

My face was marking up, I was getting frustrated at not being able to land my shots and I knew that physically, after a long career my body was tell- ing me that enough was enough. Matthew Macklin hangs up the gloves
Wilder Ready To Conquer Russia

Wilder Ready To Conquer Russia

By Marc Livitz: The Iron Curtain has long since fallen and although the Cold War is a thing of the past, there are few pairings within the sporting world that draw as much ire and attention as a faceoff between The United States and Russia. Wilder Ready To Conquer Russia
Postol Plans To Stamp Out Crawford

Postol Plans To Stamp Out Crawford

A picture may be worth a thousand words but a stamp is Forever. Just ask WBC junior welterweight champion Viktor Postol , who presented a larger than life commemorative stamp of himself to his opponent WBO titleholder Terence Crawford at Tuesday’s Beverly Hills press conference. Postol Plans To Stamp Out Crawford
Cruiserweights Take Centre Stage In Las Vegas

Cruiserweights Take Centre Stage In Las Vegas

Four young, undefeated cruiserweights from the United States will look to make a name for themselves when they meet in the featured bouts Sam’s Town Live I nLas Las Vegas on May 13. Cruiserweights Take Centre Stage In Las Vegas
OGOGO BACK ON GLASGOW BILL Olympian returns from injury on May 28

OGOGO BACK ON GLASGOW BILL Olympian returns from injury on May 28

Anthony Ogogo (8-0, 4 KOs) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on May 28 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports. OGOGO BACK ON GLASGOW BILL Olympian returns from injury on May 28
Frank Warren Statement On Potential Flanagan Vs Crolla Unification Bout

Frank Warren Statement On Potential Flanagan Vs Crolla Unification Bout

Quite simply, Flanagan v Crolla has to happen. when has there even been an opportunity to see two world champions from the same city, in fact the same school, attempt to unify their World titles? Frank Warren Statement On Potential Flanagan Vs Crolla Unification Bout
Hatton Responds To Zhakiyanov-Tete Claims

Hatton Responds To Zhakiyanov-Tete Claims

Ricky Hatton and Hatton Promotions would like to counter claims made about Zhanat Zhakiyanov by the team of Zolani Tete. Hatton Responds To Zhakiyanov-Tete Claims
Khan Says Fighting Brook ‘Is Not An Option’

Khan Says Fighting Brook ‘Is Not An Option’

Amir Khan has ruled out any possibility of taking on fellow Briton and IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, insisting that facing the unbeaten Sheffield puncher ‘is not an option’. Khan Says Fighting Brook ‘Is Not An Option’
Radosevic Next Up For Smith

Radosevic Next Up For Smith

Liam Smith returns to Liverpool this summer to make the second defence of his WBO junior middleweight title against Montenegro’s Pedrag Radosevic at the Echo Arena on Saturday 4th June. Radosevic Next Up For Smith
McKenzie To Challenge For European Title

McKenzie To Challenge For European Title

Ovill McKenzie will challenge Dmytro Kucher for the Vacant European Cruiserweight title at the home of boxing York Hall on June 10th. McKenzie To Challenge For European Title
HIBBERT LANDS DREAM WBC SILVER TITLE CLASH AT THE O2  John Wayne meets Italian Andrea Scarpa on June 25

HIBBERT LANDS DREAM WBC SILVER TITLE CLASH AT THE O2 John Wayne meets Italian Andrea Scarpa on June 25

John Wayne Hibbert can make huge strides in the world rankings after landing a dream clash with Andrea Scarpa for the WBC Silver Super-Lightweight title at The O2 on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office. HIBBERT LANDS DREAM WBC SILVER TITLE CLASH AT THE O2  John Wayne meets Italian Andrea Scarpa on June 25
Inoue And Yaegashi Retain World Titles In Tokyo

Inoue And Yaegashi Retain World Titles In Tokyo

Both WBO junior bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue and IBF junior flyweight titleholder Akira Yaegashi retained their titles in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. Inoue And Yaegashi Retain World Titles In Tokyo

Alvarez knocks Khan cold in round six

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Canelo Alvarez was stalking--while Amir Khan was boxing. Khan was doing fine until a big right hand knocked him out in round six at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Saturday night. In the opening stanza, both fighters established their jabs. Khan used the ring and glided to his left. He landed a stinging right hand. Alvarez connected with a couple of left hooks. Khan took the punches well. In round two, Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) Alvarez knocks Khan cold in round six
Shane Singleton stops Adil Anwar in Manchester

Shane Singleton stops Adil Anwar in Manchester

By Raphael Baker:As the chief support on the Crolla vs Barroso fight Shane Singleton from Conle 22-1-7KO’s faced Leeds fighter Adil Anwar 27-5-8ko’s for the vacant WBC International Welterweight title. Shane Singleton stops Adil Anwar in Manchester
Pulev Scores Split Decision Win Over Chisora

Pulev Scores Split Decision Win Over Chisora

Kubrat Pulev claimed the vacant European heavyweight title with a hard fought 12 round points victory over Dereck Chisora on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg Germany. Pulev Scores Split Decision Win Over Chisora
Crolla Ko's Barroso

Crolla Ko's Barroso

Anthony Crolla staked his claim as the best Lightweight in the world as he knocked out Ismael Barroso inside seven rounds with a superb performance in the first defence of his WBA World title at the Manchester Arena in the north of England. Crolla Ko's Barroso
Brooker Out-Points Aikens/Cintron Returns With A Win

Brooker Out-Points Aikens/Cintron Returns With A Win

Christopher Brooker won a 8-round unanimous decision over Antowyan Aikens that headlined a 10-bout card at a nearly sold-out 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia on Friday. Brooker Out-Points Aikens/Cintron Returns With A Win
Petrov Stops Quintero In 6/Sanchez Upsets Cano

Petrov Stops Quintero In 6/Sanchez Upsets Cano

Petr “Zar” Petrov scored a sixth round tko win over former world title challenger Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero, at the outdoor Toshiba Plaza in front of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Friday night. Petrov Stops Quintero In 6/Sanchez Upsets Cano
Alvarez And Khan Make Weight

Alvarez And Khan Make Weight

Amir Khan has vowed to do British boxing proud by becoming the latest world champion at the weigh in for his WBC middleweight title fight against champion Saul Alvarez at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Alvarez And Khan Make Weight

Khan might be quicker, but Alvarez has the equalizer

By John J. Raspanti: Amir Khan has always been something of an enigma. Nobody doubts his skills. Khan is a former Olympic silver medalist as well as a two-time world champion. =He can punch (23 knockouts in 31 professional fights) and box. Khan is athletic. He can use the ring when needed. His jab can sting. But there are flaws in his game. Khan has lost three fights, two by knockout. He’s kissed the canvas many times... His chin has been suspect for years. He takes too many chances, Khan might be quicker, but Alvarez has the equalizer
Crolla And Barroso Make Weight

Crolla And Barroso Make Weight

WBA lightweight champ Anthony Crolla and Venezuelan challenger both made weight earlier today ahead of their title clash at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Crolla And Barroso Make Weight
Haye Vs Gjergjaj To Broadcast On Dave

Haye Vs Gjergjaj To Broadcast On Dave

David Haye’s second return fight against Unbeaten heavyweight Arnold Gjergjaj in London on May21 will be broadcast once again on satellite channel Dave. Haye Vs Gjergjaj To Broadcast On Dave
Yigit Plans To Steal The Show In Hamburg

Yigit Plans To Steal The Show In Hamburg

Anthony Yigit plans to steal the show when he takes on Philip Sutcliffe Jnr on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Yigit Plans To Steal The Show In Hamburg
Crolla Loves Being The Underdog

Crolla Loves Being The Underdog

Anthony Crolla says prove he is the best Lightweight in the World as he defends his WBA title against Ismael Barroso at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Crolla Loves Being The Underdog
Stevens Vs Teixeira Scouting Report

Stevens Vs Teixeira Scouting Report

This Saturday, Curtis Stevens returns to the ring to face the aggressive up-and-coming prospect Patrick Teixeira over ten rounds of action for the vacant WBC De Las Americas Middleweight Title o in Las Vegas on May 7. Stevens Vs Teixeira Scouting Report
Joshua Vs Breazeale Heats Up

Joshua Vs Breazeale Heats Up

Undefeated IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua and unbeaten American challenger Dominic Breazeale had an intense face-to-face meeting on Wednesday before a contingent of major sports media outlets in London to formally announce their June 25 showdown. Joshua Vs Breazeale Heats Up
Blackwell Thanks Fans

Blackwell Thanks Fans

Nick Blackwell says the outpouring of love from the boxing community made him ’emotional’ while on the road to recovery and that he’d like to personally thank all who have raised money for him in recent weeks. Blackwell Thanks Fans
Cintron Returns On Friday

Cintron Returns On Friday

This Friday night, May 6th, a night of boxing returns the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia as King’s Promotions presents a ten-bout card. Cintron Returns On Friday
Alvarez Is Fully Prepared And Ready To Break Down Khan

Alvarez Is Fully Prepared And Ready To Break Down Khan

WBC Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez and former two-time world champion Amir “King” Khan met Wednesday for one final press conference at the Kà Theater in the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas ahead of their middleweight championship mega- showdown on Saturday (May 7) at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez Is Fully Prepared And Ready To Break Down Khan

After conquering Poland, Mike "The Road Warrior" Mollo heads for the Ukraine

By John J. Raspanti: Three months ago in Legionowo, Poland, heavyweight Mike Mollo knocked out favored Karzysztof Zimnoch in barely two minutes. The Polish faithful were stunned. They expected to see, Zimnoch, who entered the bout undefeated, to defeat the American. Instead, Chicago-native Mollo (21-5, 13 KOs) hurt Zimnoch with a chilling inside hook. The punch left the Polish prospect rubbery-legged and languishing on the ropes--like a man in quicksand... After conquering Poland, Mike "The Road Warrior" Mollo heads for the Ukraine
Joshua Signs Showtime Deal

Joshua Signs Showtime Deal

Showtime Sports and Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday a multi-fight licensing agreement for Showtime Networks Inc., to be the exclusive U.S. television partner of undefeated heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Joshua Signs Showtime Deal
Butler Faces Kokietgym In Title Eliminator

Butler Faces Kokietgym In Title Eliminator

Paul Butler will face Thailand’s Petchbarngborn Kokietgym in a showdown that should Butler win will guarantee him the mandatory position with the WBO. Butler Faces Kokietgym In Title Eliminator
Khan Knows Exactly What He Has To Do To Beat Alvarez

Khan Knows Exactly What He Has To Do To Beat Alvarez

By Clive Bernath: Amir Khan knows exactly what he has to do when he challenges Mexican boxing icon Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night, and that is to win clearly beyond any reasonable doubt. Khan Knows Exactly What He Has To Do To Beat Alvarez
Pulev And Chisora Nearly Come To Blows In Hamburg

Pulev And Chisora Nearly Come To Blows In Hamburg

Kubrat Pulev and Dereck Chisora almost came to blows at today’s final pre-fight press conference ahead of their European Heavyweight title fight and IBF World title eliminator on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Pulev And Chisora Nearly Come To Blows In Hamburg
BELLEW: MY EVERTON DREAM COMES TRUE ON MAY 29‏

BELLEW: MY EVERTON DREAM COMES TRUE ON MAY 29‏

Tony Bellew has vowed to turn his dreams into reality when he takes on Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC World Cruiserweight title at Goodison Park – the home of his beloved Everton FC – on Sunday May 29, live on Sky Sports. BELLEW: MY EVERTON DREAM COMES TRUE ON MAY 29‏
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