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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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Chinese Heavyweight Invades AC/Webster Defeats Harris

Chinese Heavyweight Invades AC/Webster Defeats Harris

J.R. Jowett reporting from ringside: The Philly-AC area is infested with promoters, and on 8/5/17 Sacred Downing (MIS Downing Prom’ns) moved from Bristol, PA, to The Claridge in Atlantic City, and teamed with Roy Jones’ Square Ring Prom’ns for her second card. Chinese Heavyweight Invades AC/Webster Defeats Harris
Lomachenko Retires Marriaga/Beltran Slips Past Vasquez

Lomachenko Retires Marriaga/Beltran Slips Past Vasquez

By Derek Bonnett Vasyl Lomachenko put his WBO 130-pound title on the line against Miguel Marriaga at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA. The match-up, shown live on ESPN without a premium price tag, did little to inspire the imagination, but it did conjure my recollection of another boxer I had not thought of in some time: Jimmy Garcia. Lomachenko Retires Marriaga/Beltran Slips Past Vasquez
Silveira Victorious In Quincey

Silveira Victorious In Quincey

By Stephen Tobey: QUINCY, Mass. – Because of what he wanted to do after his fight against Michael Clark, Derek Silveira put a little extra pressure on himself on Saturday, Aug. 5. Silveira Victorious In Quincey

Herrera edges Soto-Karass in exciting 10-rounder

As he gazed out at the crowd, blood still dripping from a cut over his left eye, Mauricio Herrera was likely thinking, “Will a decision in a close fight finally go my way”? By John J. Raspanti Herrera edges Soto-Karass in exciting 10-rounder
Shields Destroys Adler/Hernandez Too Powerful For Tikhonov

Shields Destroys Adler/Hernandez Too Powerful For Tikhonov

In a dominating and emphatic performance, hometown favorite Claressa Shields captured the WBC and IBF Super Middleweight World Championships in just her fourth professional fight Friday night. Shields Destroys Adler/Hernandez Too Powerful For Tikhonov
Lomachenko And Marriaga Make Weight  

Lomachenko And Marriaga Make Weight  

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko and challenger  Miguel Marriaga both made weight Saturday ahead of their world title clash at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California on Saturday. Lomachenko And Marriaga Make Weight  
Camp Life Episode 3: Vasyl Lomachenko

Camp Life Episode 3: Vasyl Lomachenko

CAMP LIFE, the digital series produced exclusively by Top Rank®, returns today with Episode No. 3 of the three-part feature on two-division world champion and top pound for pound fighter VASYL "Hi-Tech" LOMACHENKO.  Designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at training camps of fighters in the Top Rank stable, CAMP LIFE gives fans a real taste of training camp as fighters prepare for their battles.  Camp Life Episode 3: Vasyl Lomachenko
WBA Order Joshua Vs Ortiz

WBA Order Joshua Vs Ortiz

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has ordered the teams behind Anthony Joshua, current Heavyweight Champion, and Cuban Luis Ortiz, number one in the ranking , to start negotiations for a fight between them. WBA Order Joshua Vs Ortiz
Weights And Final Quotes From Detroit

Weights And Final Quotes From Detroit

WBC Super Middleweight Champion Nikki Adler and hometown favorite, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields officially made weight on Thursday, one day before they headline a doubleheader tomorrow/Friday, Aug. 4 on Showtime (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from MGM Grand Detroit. Weights And Final Quotes From Detroit

Loma, Rigo - Some European Amateur Attitude

Loma, Rigo – and Some European Amateur Attitude By Allan Cerf and John J. Raspanti Loma, Rigo - Some European Amateur Attitude
Camp Life Episode  2: Vasyl Lomachenko

Camp Life Episode 2: Vasyl Lomachenko

CAMP LIFE, the digital series produced exclusively by Top Rank®, returned Wednesday with Episode No. 2 of the three-part feature on two-division world champion and top pound for pound fighter VASYL "Hi-Tech" LOMACHENKO.  Camp Life Episode  2: Vasyl Lomachenko
Wladimir Klitschko Retires From Boxing

Wladimir Klitschko Retires From Boxing

Hamburg, August 3 rd 2017. Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing after an incredible 27-year career as a fighter. On making the decision to finally retire three months after losing to Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko said : "I deliberately took a few weeks to make my decision, to make sure I had enough distance from the fight(against Joshua)  at Wembley Stadium. Wladimir Klitschko Retires From Boxing

Old men on the mountain: Mauricio Herrera vs. Jesus Soto Karass

They’re a combined 71 years old. That’s old in the young man’s game of boxing. Nobody knocks out father time. Hard fights wear the body down. The reflexes dull. By John J. Raspanti Old men on the mountain: Mauricio Herrera vs. Jesus Soto Karass

Aussie Wrap-up: J-Mitch aiming for Zeuge in 2018, Crawford to face Horn if Pacquiao reneges, George to defend Commonwealth title against Brubaker, Shotgun blasted in two, Dib disappointed

Aussie Wrap-up: J-Mitch aiming for Zeuge in 2018, Crawford to face Horn if Pacquiao reneges, George to defend Commonwealth title against Brubaker, Shotgun blasted in two, Dib disappointed Aussie Wrap-up: J-Mitch aiming for Zeuge in 2018, Crawford to face Horn if Pacquiao reneges, George to defend Commonwealth title against Brubaker, Shotgun blasted in two, Dib disappointed
N'Jikam Vs Murata Rematch Announced

N'Jikam Vs Murata Rematch Announced

On Wednesday it was announced that an agreement had been reached for the rematch between WBA regular middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and challenger Ryota Murata following N’Dam’s controversial win earlier his year. N'Jikam Vs Murata Rematch Announced
Parker Vs Blackledge Added To Sept 16 Liverpool Card

Parker Vs Blackledge Added To Sept 16 Liverpool Card

An official eliminator for the British Super Middleweight Championship between undefeated prospect Zach Parker and the former Commonwealth Super Middleweight Champion Luke Blackledge will take place on September 16th at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Parker Vs Blackledge Added To Sept 16 Liverpool Card
Smith Ready To Fulfil Childhood Dream Of Hometown Glory  

Smith Ready To Fulfil Childhood Dream Of Hometown Glory  

On the day that tickets for the opening World Boxing Super Series Super-Middleweight quarter-final between Callum Smith and Erik Skoglund go on sale, the Liverpool fighter spoke of how long-term ambition has brought him to the edge of greatness. Smith Ready To Fulfil Childhood Dream Of Hometown Glory  
Burnett  And Zhakiyanov  Clash In Unfication Battle

Burnett And Zhakiyanov Clash In Unfication Battle

Ryan Burnett will face Zhanat Zhakiyanov in an historic unification clash for the IBF and WBA Super World Bantamweight titles at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Saturday October 21. Burnett  And Zhakiyanov  Clash In Unfication Battle
Camp Life: Vasyl Lomachenko

Camp Life: Vasyl Lomachenko

Ever wondered what it is like to see inside the training camp of a world champion boxer? Wonder no more because promoter Top Rank has produced an exclusive behind the scenes digital series looking at the training camps of their promoted fighters. Camp Life: Vasyl Lomachenko
Prospects Feature On Vargas Vs Funeka Undercard

Prospects Feature On Vargas Vs Funeka Undercard

The August 19 Lee Baxter Promotions card at the Brampton Powerade Centre isn’t just a showcase for one of the most successful Ontario fighters of the past ten years in Samuel Vargas, it’s a proving ground for some of Canada’s best prospects as well. Prospects Feature On Vargas Vs Funeka Undercard
Garcia Vs Broner Is Above Average Viewing On Showtime

Garcia Vs Broner Is Above Average Viewing On Showtime

Last weekend’s junior welterweight clash between Mikey Garcia and Adrien Broner, televised live on Showtime, was watched by 937,000 viewers overtaking Showtime’s 881,000 average. Garcia Vs Broner Is Above Average Viewing On Showtime
Commey Signs Promotional Deal With DiBella

Commey Signs Promotional Deal With DiBella

DiBella Entertainment has signed top rated lightweight contender Richard Commey of Accra, Ghana, to an exclusive promotional contract it was announced today by its President Lou DiBella  and Commey’s manager Michael Amoo Bediako . Commey Signs Promotional Deal With DiBella

Garcia defeats underachieving Broner

The time for bickering and hollering has ceased for Adrien Broner. By Jason Gonzalez Garcia defeats underachieving Broner
Broner Still The 'Can Man'

Broner Still The 'Can Man'

Despite losing comprehensively on points over 12 rounds against Mikey Garcia on Saturday Adrien ’The Problem’ Broner still believes he is the ’can man’. Broner Still The 'Can Man'
Four World Titles On The Line On August 19

Four World Titles On The Line On August 19

When junior welterweight world champions Terrence Crawford and Julius Indongo clash at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 19, four world titles will be on the line. Four World Titles On The Line On August 19
Cruz Stops Karperis In A War

Cruz Stops Karperis In A War

The term "Theatre of the Unexpected" is often used in Boxing, and on Friday night July 28th at the Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, NY, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing certainly provided the capacity crowd with something they won’t soon forget. Cruz Stops Karperis In A War
Ali Defeats Crafty Johan Perez

Ali Defeats Crafty Johan Perez

By Ron Valderrama: Sadam Ali defeated a crafty Johan Perez last night in Tucson, picking up the vacant WBA International welterweight title. The event was held at the Casiino Del Sol and was presented by Golden Boy Promotions in Association with Showdown Promotions and televised on ESPN Ali Defeats Crafty Johan Perez

Taylor dazzles in US debut, wins by stoppage

Fighting for the fourth time this year, talented Katie Taylor (6-0, 4 KOs) dismantled overmatched Jasmine Clarkson (4-9) Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. By John J. Raspanti Taylor dazzles in US debut, wins by stoppage

Well-rounded Garcia too much for Broner

Last night at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY., reigning WBA lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) was agreeable to anything Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) wanted to do in the boxing in the ring. By John J. Raspanti Well-rounded Garcia too much for Broner
Taylor Delighed With US Debut

Taylor Delighed With US Debut

Irish sensation Katie Taylor stopped Brooklynite Jasmine Clarkson after three rounds of action in the unbeaten fighter’s U.S. debut. Taylor Delighed With US Debut
“Big Baby” Miller/Warren And Taylor Victorious In Brooklyn

“Big Baby” Miller/Warren And Taylor Victorious In Brooklyn

By Jason Pribila: BROOKLYN – “Big Baby” Jarrell Miller talked the talk and then walked thru Gerald Washington in a battle of heavyweights fought as chief support of the untelevised portion of the Adrien Broner – Mikey Garcia main event. “Big Baby” Miller/Warren And Taylor Victorious In Brooklyn
Frampton Vs Gutierrez Cancelled

Frampton Vs Gutierrez Cancelled

Cyclone Promotions has announced that Carl Frampton’s comeback, scheduled for this Saturday (July 29), has been canceled due  to opponent  Andres Gutierrez suffering an undisclosed accident. Frampton Vs Gutierrez Cancelled
Weights From Long Beach

Weights From Long Beach

All fighters made weight today at the official weigh in, held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, for tomorrow night’s today at the "KO Night Boxing" Rumble on the Water 2" event, airing live on CBS Sports Network (7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET start) from The Queen Mary’s outdoor venue in Long Beach, California. Weights From Long Beach
Weights From Brooklyn, Broner And Garcia Make Weight

Weights From Brooklyn, Broner And Garcia Make Weight

Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia weighed inside the junior welterweight 140lbs limit on Friday 24 hours ahead of their junior welterweight clash at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. Weights From Brooklyn, Broner And Garcia Make Weight

The Cauldron of Truth

The Cauldron of Truth by Allan Cerf The Cauldron of Truth
Broner,Garcia, Charlo,Heiland,Washington And Miller Prepared For Battle

Broner,Garcia, Charlo,Heiland,Washington And Miller Prepared For Battle

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference two days before they headline on Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.   Broner,Garcia, Charlo,Heiland,Washington And Miller Prepared For Battle
Beltran: “The Plan Is To Knock Out Vasquez"

Beltran: “The Plan Is To Knock Out Vasquez"

Next week in Los Angeles, three-time world title challenger and the IBF  top-rated lightweight contender Ray Beltran  will be defending his NABF and NABO lightweight titles against former two-time interim  WBA super featherweight champion and current WBA No. 1 contender Bryan Vasquez from San Jose, Costa Rica   Beltran. Beltran: “The Plan Is To Knock Out Vasquez"
Marrero Must Defend Title Against Rojas

Marrero Must Defend Title Against Rojas

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has  ordered the bout between Dominican Claudio Marrero, current Interim Featherweight Champion, and Puerto Rican Jesus Rojas, number two in the 126-pound division ranking. Marrero Must Defend Title Against Rojas
WBA Orders Cleverly Vs Bivol

WBA Orders Cleverly Vs Bivol

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has ordered the bout between light heavyweight champ Welshman Nathan Cleverly and Dmitry Bivol. WBA Orders Cleverly Vs Bivol
Linares To Defend Title Against Campbell

Linares To Defend Title Against Campbell

WBA, WBC Diamond Lightweight Champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares  will put his titles and 11-fight win streak on the line Saturday, September 23 when he takes on Olympic Gold Medalist Luke Campbell in a 12-round main event from Los Angeles’ “Fabulous” Forum. Linares To Defend Title Against Campbell
Joshua Vs Klitschko ll Penciled in For Las Vegas On November 11

Joshua Vs Klitschko ll Penciled in For Las Vegas On November 11

The rematch between IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former titleholder Wladimir Klitschko has been pencilled in to take place in Las Vegas on November 11, assuming Klitschko triggers the rematch clause he is entitled to after he was defeated by the Briton back in April .   Joshua Vs Klitschko ll Penciled in For Las Vegas On November 11
Lomachenko Fully Prepared To Face Marriaga

Lomachenko Fully Prepared To Face Marriaga

Next week, two-division world champion and pound for pound superstar  Vasyl Lomachenko  (8-1, 6 KOs), of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, who has won his last five fights by knockout, returns to a Los Angeles ring for the first time in over three years when he headlines an all-action card, on  Saturday, August 5, at Microsoft Theater Lomachenko Fully Prepared To Face Marriaga
Taylor Plans To Crack US Market

Taylor Plans To Crack US Market

Katie Taylor says she’s itching to break into the US market when she makes her Stateside debut in Brooklyn on Saturday night (July 29) Taylor Plans To Crack US Market
UK Olympians Headline In London

UK Olympians Headline In London

Three of Team GB’s Rio Olympians Joshua Buatsi, Lawrence Okolie and Joe Cordina continue their pro journey’s in the third edition of the JDNXTGEN series on Friday September 1 at York Hall in Bethnal Green. UK Olympians Headline In London
Usyk Vs Huck Set For Sept 9

Usyk Vs Huck Set For Sept 9

The first contest of the World Boxing Super Series will be the cruiserweight quarter-final between WBO World Champion Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) and Marco Huck (40-4-1, 27 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin on September 9th.  Usyk Vs Huck Set For Sept 9

Carl Frampton moves on from his first defeat

A loss in any sport is difficult. But in boxing, the ultimate individual competition, losing can be magnified. In the ring, it’s just you and the other guy. All your team can do is provide support and console. The loss is on you. By John J. Raspanti Carl Frampton moves on from his first defeat
Lawal Signs Promotional Deal With Team Sauerland

Lawal Signs Promotional Deal With Team Sauerland

Team Sauerland has signed British cruiserweight prospect Mikael Lawal on a long-term promotional contract. Lawal Signs Promotional Deal With Team Sauerland
Quotes And Pics From Liverpool Press Conference

Quotes And Pics From Liverpool Press Conference

Paul Butler vs. Stuart Hall – eliminator for the WBA World Bantamweight title and rematch of their clash for Hall’s IBF crown in June 2014 which Butler won via split decision Quotes And Pics From Liverpool Press Conference
Groves Vs Cox Set For October 14

Groves Vs Cox Set For October 14

The first domestic showdown of the World Boxing Super Series is scheduled for October 14th when top seeded super middleweight George Groves (26-3, 19 KOs) puts his WBA World title on the line against his undefeated countryman Jamie Cox (23-0, 13 KOs) in a ‘Battle of Britain’ at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London Groves Vs Cox Set For October 14
Butler And Hall Battle In Title Eliminator

Butler And Hall Battle In Title Eliminator

Paul Butler has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will face bitter rival Stuart Hall in an eliminator for the WBA Bantamweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on September 30 Butler And Hall Battle In Title Eliminator
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