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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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2016 Maxboxing Fighter of the year: Carl Frampton

Three minutes into his fight with heavy underdog Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. last year, world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton found himself on the canvas for the second time. Most everyone at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas was stunned. Frampton most of all. By John J. Raspanti 2016 Maxboxing Fighter of the year: Carl Frampton
Linares Vs Crolla ll Set For March 25

Linares Vs Crolla ll Set For March 25

Anthony Crolla will meet Jorge Linares in a rematch for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring magazine Lightweight titles at the Manchester Arena in England on March 25. Linares Vs Crolla ll Set For March 25
McDonnell And Vargas To Contest Vacate WBC Title

McDonnell And Vargas To Contest Vacate WBC Title

British boxer Gavin McDonnell will will face Mexican Rey Vargas for the the vacant WBC super bantamweight title in Hull,England on February 25. McDonnell And Vargas To Contest Vacate WBC Title
WBC Latest Regarding Alexander Povetkin

WBC Latest Regarding Alexander Povetkin

On December 16, 2016, VADA notified the WBC that Alexander Povetkin’s anti-doping test taken from his December 6, 2016 “A” Sample pursuant to the WBC Clean Boxing Program (“CBP”) yielded an adverse analytical finding for the banned substance Ostarine. WBC Latest Regarding Alexander Povetkin
Getting To Know James DeGale

Getting To Know James DeGale

IBF Super Middleweight Champion James DeGale has already made his name as a road warrior and will look to put on another great performance away from his London home when he takes on fellow super middleweight world champion Badou Jack in their unification showdown on Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Getting To Know James DeGale
State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year in Review

State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year in Review

By Mikko Salo: In last year´s Top Ten Year in Review column I wrote the following: “The heavyweight division is entering 2016 with the most positive buzz in a long, long time.” Well, the buzz did not last. Looking at the quality of the heavyweight fights in 2016 and comparing them with what we all expected, the past year has to go down in recent heavyweight history as one of the most disappointing State Of The Heavyweights: Top Ten Year in Review
Haertel And Bunn Added To Fight Night Undercard

Haertel And Bunn Added To Fight Night Undercard

German talents Stefan Haertel and Leon Bunn have been added to the undercard of the Nordic Fight Night on January 21 in Struer Energi Park in Denmark. Haertel And Bunn Added To Fight Night Undercard
Tapia’s Election To Hall Of Fame Highlights New Mexico Boxing

Tapia’s Election To Hall Of Fame Highlights New Mexico Boxing

By Andrew Rivera: The Boxing highlight in New Mexico in 2016, was the election of former multi weight world Champion Johnny Tapia,59-5-2. The late Tapia will be inducted with Heavyweight Legend Evander Holyfield and Tapia conqueror Marco Antonio Barrera. Tapia’s Election To Hall Of Fame Highlights New Mexico Boxing
Tronche Faces Toughest Test In Macau

Tronche Faces Toughest Test In Macau

Current WBC Mediterranean heavyweight champion Frenchman Raphael Tronche is set to face his toughest test to date as he prepares to face rugged Romanian Bogdan Dinu for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title. Tronche Faces Toughest Test In Macau

2016 Maxboxing knockout of the year

The knockout. The most shocking blow in boxing. It’s sudden, explosive, and defining--the final exclamation mark on a fight. By John J. Raspanti 2016 Maxboxing knockout of the year

This is the end: When legends die hard

As Bernard Hopkins toppled backward through the ring ropes, landing on the cement floor, a collective gasp rose throughout the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, CA. By John J. Raspanti This is the end: When legends die hard
Remillard Ready For Ring Return

Remillard Ready For Ring Return

By Derek Bonnett: Most of us can say that a lot has happened in the last five years. A new job, perhaps. A new house. A child born. All these things and more would gladly be embraced by most and shared with all to rejoice in one’s good fortune. For Matt Remillard, Connecticut’s one-time featherweight contender, the last five years were not so memorable even though their impact will also be felt for a lifetime. Remillard Ready For Ring Return
Yigit vs Daws Rescheduled For Feb 11

Yigit vs Daws Rescheduled For Feb 11

Promoter Mick Hennessy has confirmed that the rescheduled date for Lenny Daws’ challenge for the European Super-Lightweight title will be Saturday 11th February 2017 at the Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton Yigit vs Daws Rescheduled For Feb 11
Skoglund Disappointed By EBU's Decision

Skoglund Disappointed By EBU's Decision

Erik Skoglund has been left bitterly disappointed following the European Boxing Union’s (EBU) decision to reverse their ruling and allow current light heavyweight champion Robert Stieglitz a voluntary defence of his title Skoglund Disappointed By EBU's Decision
Weights From Tokyo

Weights From Tokyo

All four fighters involved in the two WBA world title fights at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, made weight Friday. Weights From Tokyo
Pro Boxing Returns To Worcester

Pro Boxing Returns To Worcester

Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) held a press conference Thursday to formally announce its inaugural show, "New England’s Future," Thursday night, January 19, at the Worcester Palladium. It will mark the first professional boxing event in Worcester, located in Central Mass., in five years. Pro Boxing Returns To Worcester

Zute: The 2016 fighter of the year

Boxing’s Fighter of the Year is always a hot button topic. Whether it is debating, choosing, or reading about the fighter of the year, boxing fans and pundits are ready to defend their choice and, like The Boss said, prove it all night long. By Anthony "Zute" George Zute: The 2016 fighter of the year
Wilder Defends His Title Against Wawrzyk

Wilder Defends His Title Against Wawrzyk

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder will defend his title in his home state for the fourth time, as he faces once-beaten challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 25, from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. Wilder Defends His Title Against Wawrzyk

The year in boxing: 2016

Andre Ward defeats Sergey Kovalev. OK. Did he or didn’t he seems to be the question, and the answer is; no. Not a resounding no, but a "no’ nonetheless. Why "No"? By Blake "Racehorse" Chavez The year in boxing: 2016

Back from the abyss: The epic comeback of Frank Buglioni

A few weeks ago, at the Manchester Arena in London, England, Frank Buglioni could likely feel his dream of capturing the British light heavyweight title slipping away. And, in a sense, his boxing career. By John J. Raspanti Back from the abyss: The epic comeback of Frank Buglioni
The 'Tornado' Wipes Out Morales

The 'Tornado' Wipes Out Morales

Former WBA interim super flyweight champ David “Tornado” Sanchez scored a second round knockout win over Alejandro “Terrible” Morales at the Arena Solidaridad in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico on Friday night. The 'Tornado' Wipes Out Morales
Rudenko Scores Shutout Win Over Bergman

Rudenko Scores Shutout Win Over Bergman

On Saturday night at the Olympic Football Stadium of Kiev, Ukraine, Andriy Rudenko out-pointed American Jason Bergman over 10 rounds to retain his WBC International Silver heavyweight title . Rudenko Scores Shutout Win Over Bergman

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
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