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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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Why Joe Smith might not be "Just Another Smith"

When Joe Smith Jr. knocked future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins out of the ring, and into retirement last weekend, a chorus of critics sang, “Hopkins is 51, So what?" and “Ten years ago, Hopkins would have toyed with Smith.” By John Raspanti Why Joe Smith might not be "Just Another Smith"
SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Ward UD 12 Kovalev

SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Ward UD 12 Kovalev

By Marc Livitz: As 2016 comes to a close, many within the boxing world can wholeheartedly agree that the sport handed us several memorable contests as well as a few to truly savor. The group of writers here at SecondsOut have spoken as part of the site’s annual poll and voted in favor of last November’s eagerly anticipated showdown between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev for light heavyweight supremacy as the "Fight of the Year". SecondsOut Fight of the Year: Ward UD 12 Kovalev
Beterbiev Destroys Prieto In 1

Beterbiev Destroys Prieto In 1

Unbeaten light heavywieght prospect Artur Beterbiev took out Isidro Ranoni Prieto in less than a round title on Friday night at the Lac Leamy Casino in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Beterbiev Destroys Prieto In 1
Lopez Vs Roman Set For Atlantic City On Jan 30

Lopez Vs Roman Set For Atlantic City On Jan 30

Undefeated, WBA No. 3-ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez will face the WBA’s No. 4-ranked Danny Roman in the 10-round main event of a Showtime televised quadrupleheader on Friday, Jan. 20, from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. Lopez Vs Roman Set For Atlantic City On Jan 30
Lundy Returns On December 30

Lundy Returns On December 30

A lot of people think “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy is a little crazy, including his doctor, especially after Lundy returned to the gym to start hitting the heavy bag just three weeks removed from major knee surgery. Lundy Returns On December 30
Heavyweight Division - One Year On From Fury Win

Heavyweight Division - One Year On From Fury Win

With Tyson Fury making his feelings on the state of the Heavyweight division perfectly clear last week, some of the upcoming fights will be looking to restore some excitement and dignity to the division given recent goings on... Heavyweight Division - One Year On From Fury Win
Wilder Vs Wawrzyk In The Works

Wilder Vs Wawrzyk In The Works

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is reportedly set to defend his title against Poland’s Andrzej Wawrzyk at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama,USA on February 25. Wilder Vs Wawrzyk In The Works
Nielsen To Face Colombian Puncher

Nielsen To Face Colombian Puncher

An opponent has been confirmed for Patrick Nielsen’s ring return on January 21 at the Struer Energi Park. The Danish super middleweight star will take on the big punching Columbian southpaw Beibi Berrocal. Nielsen To Face Colombian Puncher
Get To Know Badou Jack

Get To Know Badou Jack

Super middleweight world champion Badou Jack has endured a long road on the way to his super middleweight unification showdown against IBF champ James DeGale taking place Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Get To Know Badou Jack
Golovkin Vs Jacobs Set For March 18

Golovkin Vs Jacobs Set For March 18

Boxing’s most ferocious puncher Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin will defend his WBC/WBA.IBF and IBO middleweight titles against mandatory challenger Daniel ‘The Miracle Man’ Jacobs at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 18. Golovkin Vs Jacobs Set For March 18
Khattab Takes On The 'The Dane Slayer'

Khattab Takes On The 'The Dane Slayer'

Abdul Khattab will face ‘The Dane Slayer’ Arman Torosyan on January 21 at the Struer Energi Park in Denmark. Khattab Takes On The 'The Dane Slayer'
Each Nation's Best: United Kingdom

Each Nation's Best: United Kingdom

By Derek Bonnett: SecondsOut’s readers hardly need a historical or geographical introduction to the United Kingdom, but since a few of my fellow Americans may be reading, I’ll give a little more background to correct the common misconceptions that prevail among the less informed. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , located in Western Europe, recently made a referendum to exit the Europe Union after a 51.9% majority supported the much publicized "Brexit". Each Nation's Best: United Kingdom
Full Report: Lebron Rebounds With Philly Win

Full Report: Lebron Rebounds With Philly Win

By J.R. Jowett reporting from ringside: Despite a lurking snow threat on 12/16/16, intrepid promoters Manny Rivera and Will Ruiz (Hard Hitting Prom’ns) again filled the circa 800-seat Sugarhouse Casino ballroom in Philadelphia Full Report: Lebron Rebounds With Philly Win

Hopkins knocked out of the ring by Smith

Joe Smith Jr. spoiled the retirement party of Bernard Hopkins by stopping the ring legend in round eight at The Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, CA Saturday night. Hopkins knocked out of the ring by Smith
Cermano Retains WBA Title In Hangzhou

Cermano Retains WBA Title In Hangzhou

Nehomar Cermeno retained his WBA super bantamweight title defeating local prospect Xiaojun Qiu by 12 round unanimous decision Saturday in Hangzhou, China. Cermano Retains WBA Title In Hangzhou
Palicte Edges Out Cantu In Vegas

Palicte Edges Out Cantu In Vegas

Saturday’s final round of the 2016 "Knockout Night at the D" series ended in typical style as "Mighty" Aston Palicte won a 10-round split decision over previously undefeated "Lil’" Oscar Cantu in a terrific super flyweight match from start to finish inside the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center indoor facility. Palicte Edges Out Cantu In Vegas
Wahlström Scores Big Win, Tatli Dominates, Lancia Proposes

Wahlström Scores Big Win, Tatli Dominates, Lancia Proposes

By Mikko Salo, ringside: The ALL IN Fight Night card in Helsinki´s Hartwall Areena featured the four biggest names in Finnish boxing. Edis Tatli and Eva Wahlström did not disappoint, scoring victories over game opponents. Wahlström Scores Big Win, Tatli Dominates, Lancia Proposes
Ellis Scores 'Speedy' Win Over Gomez

Ellis Scores 'Speedy' Win Over Gomez

Welterweight Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis scored an eye catching first round knockout win over Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Ellis Scores 'Speedy' Win Over Gomez
Pascal Returns With A Win

Pascal Returns With A Win

Former world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal scored a routine third round stoppage win over Ricardo Marcelo Ramallo on Friday night at the Cabaret Amphitheatre Cogeco in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. Pascal Returns With A Win
Crawford Released On Appeal

Crawford Released On Appeal

WBC/WBO junior welterweight champ Terence “Bud” Crawford has been released from jail in Omaha, Nebraska whilst his appeal goes ahead. Crawford Released On Appeal
Hopkins Weighs In For The Last Time

Hopkins Weighs In For The Last Time

Joe "The Beast" Smith and Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins both tipped the scales at 174 pounds ahead of their clash tomorrow night from The Forum and televised live on HBO starting at 10pm EST Hopkins Weighs In For The Last Time
Duhaupas Steps In To Face Povetkin

Duhaupas Steps In To Face Povetkin

World of Boxing Promotions has announced that heavywieght Alexander Povetkin will now face WBC silver champ Johann Duhaupas in the main event Saturday at the Ekaterinburg Expo Center in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Duhaupas Steps In To Face Povetkin
Mayweather Signs Rodriguez

Mayweather Signs Rodriguez

Mayweather Promotions has added Saul Rodriguez, the baby faced fighter who’s already been making noise in the boxing industry, to their stable of fighters. A proven crowd pleaser, Rodriguez boats a flawless record of 20-0-1 with 15 KO’s and a 71 percent knockout rate. Mayweather Signs Rodriguez
Diaz And Vicente Return Home To Fight in Santo Domingo

Diaz And Vicente Return Home To Fight in Santo Domingo

World-ranked contenders, junior welterweight Felix Diaz and junior featherweight Yenifel Vicente, both promoted by DiBella Entertainment, return home to compete in separate bouts held today at the Maunoloa Night Club and Casino, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Diaz And Vicente Return Home To Fight in Santo Domingo

Flashy Stan Martyniouk ready to make a splash in 2017

“They don’t know what to expect when they see me," Martyniouk told this writer on a recent installment of The Ringside Boxing Show. “Some have said I don’t look like a fighter. That I, don’t dress like one. “What boxing fans will see is a lot of speed, quickness, and sharp punching.” By John J. Raspanti Flashy Stan Martyniouk ready to make a splash in 2017
Sugarhouse Casino In Philly To Highlight Young Stars

Sugarhouse Casino In Philly To Highlight Young Stars

A press conference was held on Wednesday at Philadelphia’s Sugarhouse Casino for their upcoming show on Friday, 12/16, promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions. Sugarhouse Casino In Philly To Highlight Young Stars
Warrington Signs Promotional Deal With Warren

Warrington Signs Promotional Deal With Warren

Promoter Frank Warren has signed a long-term promotional deal with Leeds boxer Josh Warrington. The undefeated Featherweight prospect (24-0, 5 KOs) is confident he can secure a World title as he embarks on the next stage of his career with Warren. Warrington Signs Promotional Deal With Warren
Joshua Looking Forward To The 'Biggest Fight' Of His Career

Joshua Looking Forward To The 'Biggest Fight' Of His Career

Anthony Joshua MBE faces former World heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko for his IBF Heavyweight title and the vacant IBO Championship as well as the WBA Super championship on April, 29 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London,England. Joshua Looking Forward To The 'Biggest Fight' Of His Career
Thorslund Faces Jorneac On January 21

Thorslund Faces Jorneac On January 21

Dina Thorslund will face Xenia Jorneac for the female WBC Youth Super Bantamweight Championship on January 21 at the Struer Energy Park in Denmark. Thorslund Faces Jorneac On January 21
Freshmart  Retains WBA Crown In Nakhon Ratchasima

Freshmart Retains WBA Crown In Nakhon Ratchasima

WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart retained his title with a 12 round unanimous decision win over challenger Shin Ono on in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Wednesday. Freshmart  Retains WBA Crown In Nakhon Ratchasima
Usyk Vs Mchunu Scouting Report

Usyk Vs Mchunu Scouting Report

This Saturday night undefeated WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Oleksandr Usyk will make his first defense against Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Usyk Vs Mchunu Scouting Report
Bute Returns Against Alvarez on February 24

Bute Returns Against Alvarez on February 24

Lucian Bute will face WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider "Storm" Alvarez, Friday, February 24, in a 12-round light heavyweight bout at Vidéotron Centre of Québec City. Bute Returns Against Alvarez on February 24

Downunder wrap-up: Parker defeats Ruiz, but Arum steals the show, Horn, O'connell and Dogboe shine, Zappavigna falls short, Carr passes away

While much of the media focused on the historic WBO heavyweight title fight between Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr that took place in New Zealand this past weekend, there was another story brewing on the sidelines that seemed to involve everyone in boxing from the southern hemisphere and one of the most notorious names in the sport from the past 50 years. By Anthony Cocks Downunder wrap-up: Parker defeats Ruiz, but Arum steals the show, Horn, O'connell and Dogboe shine, Zappavigna falls short, Carr passes away
Lara To Defend Title Against Foreman In Miami

Lara To Defend Title Against Foreman In Miami

junior middleweight world champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara will take on former world champion Yuri Foreman that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike on Friday, January 13 from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami,Florida. Lara To Defend Title Against Foreman In Miami
DeGale Believes He Is 168lbs No.1 Boxer

DeGale Believes He Is 168lbs No.1 Boxer

IBF Super Middleweight World Champion James DeGale hosted a media workout in his hometown of London Tuesday as he prepares to face WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Badou Jack in a 168-pound world title unification showdown that headlines action on Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn,New York. DeGale Believes He Is 168lbs No.1 Boxer
Barrera Looks For Redemption

Barrera Looks For Redemption

On Friday night, 34-year old Cuban defector Sullivan Barrera will look for redemption against undefeated light heavyweight prospect Vyacheslav "Lion Heart" Shabranskyy for the WBC United States (USNBC) Light Heavyweight Title at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California and live on HBO Latino. Barrera Looks For Redemption
Eubank Jr To Face Quilan On ITV Box Office

Eubank Jr To Face Quilan On ITV Box Office

Chris Eubank Jrs next fight against Renold Quilan will be for the IBO super middleweight title and will be broadcast on ITV Box Office Eubank Jr To Face Quilan On ITV Box Office
Abreu Decisions Peralta In Bethlehem

Abreu Decisions Peralta In Bethlehem

Berlin Abreu won a 10-round split decision over David Peralta to capture the WBC Latino Welterweight bout this past Saturday at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Abreu Decisions Peralta In Bethlehem
Each Nation's Best: United States Of America

Each Nation's Best: United States Of America

By Derek Bonnett: The United States of America, or USA, is a federal republic comprised of fifty states, forty-eight of which are assembled within North America between Canada and Mexico. The USA has been a consistent topic in world news thanks largely to our recent election of real estate mogul Donald Trump to the role of President Elect. Each Nation's Best: United States Of America

Joshua retains heavyweight title, Parker edges Ruiz to win WBO version

If challenger Molina had a game plan entering the match, it wasn’t apparent. He backed into the ropes in the opening stanza and languished like a prisoner awaiting the executioner to pull the switch. By John J. Raspanti Joshua retains heavyweight title, Parker edges Ruiz to win WBO version
Joshua Vs Klitschko Set For April 29 At Wembley

Joshua Vs Klitschko Set For April 29 At Wembley

Anthony Joshua MBE will face former World titleholder Wladimir Klitschko for his IBF heavyweight crown and the vacant IBO Championship as well as the WBA Super title on April 29, 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London,England. Joshua Vs Klitschko Set For April 29 At Wembley
Mares Upsets Cuellar/Charlo Retains IBF Crown

Mares Upsets Cuellar/Charlo Retains IBF Crown

Abner Mares scored an impressive, upset 12-round split decision over defending champion Jesus Cuellar to capture the WBA Featherweight Championship and become a four-time boxing boxing champ Saturday in the main event in Los Angeles, California. Mares Upsets Cuellar/Charlo Retains IBF Crown
Joshua Takes Out Molina To Set Up Klitschko Clash

Joshua Takes Out Molina To Set Up Klitschko Clash

Anthony Joshua retained his IBF heavyweight crown at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Saturday night with a calm, calculated and mature workmanlike performance against outclassed American Eric Molina. Joshua Takes Out Molina To Set Up Klitschko Clash
Whyte Edges Out Chisora, Quigg/Outclass Cayetano/Ortiz Schools Allen

Whyte Edges Out Chisora, Quigg/Outclass Cayetano/Ortiz Schools Allen

Very rarely does the hype during the build up to a fight live up to expectation but the grudge match between British heavyweight rivals Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora certainly did just that at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Saturday. Whyte Edges Out Chisora, Quigg/Outclass Cayetano/Ortiz Schools Allen
Yafai Dominates Concepcion To Become WBA Champ

Yafai Dominates Concepcion To Become WBA Champ

Kal Yafai dominated Luis Concepcion to be crowned the WBA Super-Flyweight champion at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Yafai Dominates Concepcion To Become WBA Champ
Parker Out-Points Ruiz To Claim Vacant IBF Title

Parker Out-Points Ruiz To Claim Vacant IBF Title

Joseph Parker was crowned WBO heavyweight champion in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday after surviving an early scare to edge out fellow challenger Andy Ruiz on points by the thinnest of margins. Parker Out-Points Ruiz To Claim Vacant IBF Title
Molina 4lbs Overweight, Crawford On Weight

Molina 4lbs Overweight, Crawford On Weight

John Molina Jr weighted in a massive 4lbs over the 140lbs weight limit Friday ahead of his WBC/WBO lightweight title clash against champion Terence Crawford at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha in Nebraska on Saturday. Molina 4lbs Overweight, Crawford On Weight
Weights From LA

Weights From LA

All the boxers weighed in Friday ahead of the Showtime televised world championship event at the Galen Center On The Campus Of USC In Los Angeles,California on Saturday. Weights From LA

The Crawford way

Preview: Terence "Bud" Crawford meets John "The Gladiator" Molina at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The Crawford way
Weights And Running Order From Manchester

Weights And Running Order From Manchester

IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua weighed in at 249 pounds and American challenger Eric Molina measured 237 ½ pounds for their heavyweight showdown tomorrow/Saturday at Manchester Arena in England Weights And Running Order From Manchester
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