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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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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
Briggs To Face Dimitrenko  On May 21

Briggs To Face Dimitrenko On May 21

Hayemaker Promotions today confirmed that former WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs will face 6’7-inch giant and former European Heavyweight Champion, Alexander Dimitrenko at Haye Day on May 21 at the O2, London. Briggs To Face Dimitrenko  On May 21
Morrison Lands Title Shot In Manchester

Morrison Lands Title Shot In Manchester

Marcus Morrison will fight for his first pro title on Saturday night as he faces Jefferson Luiz De Souza for the vacant WBC International Middleweight crown at the Manchester Arena in the north of England. Morrison Lands Title Shot In Manchester
Can Fury bow out with second victory over Klitschko?

Can Fury bow out with second victory over Klitschko?

Wladimir Klitschko will be determined to seek revenge for his defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in their WBA, WBO, IBO heavyweight title match. Can Fury bow out with second victory over Klitschko?
Joshua Could Defend Title In China

Joshua Could Defend Title In China

According to promoter Barry Hearn, Anthony Joshua could defend his IBF heavyweight title at the famous Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China. Joshua Could Defend Title In China

Berto gets his revenge, knocks out Ortiz

By John J. Raspanti: Revenge is best served cold. Former welterweight champion Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) was icy in knocking out Victor Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KOs) in round four Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Berto, 32, came out jabbing in the opening stanza. Ortiz surprised many, including Berto, by boxing from the outside. By the end of the round, Ortiz, 29, was bleeding from his hairline courtesy of an accidental head butt. Ortiz circled to his right in round two... Berto gets his revenge, knocks out Ortiz
Video: Mayweather Jr Could Fight again But It Cost $100 Million

Video: Mayweather Jr Could Fight again But It Cost $100 Million

Former undefeated pound for pound Floyd Mayweather spoke to Showtime’s Jin Gray about retirement and the state of boxing . Mayweather Jr also revealed he would only fight again if he was paid around $100 million. Video: Mayweather Jr Could Fight again But It Cost $100 Million
WBF Titles Claimed In Germany, Philippines & Uganda

WBF Titles Claimed In Germany, Philippines & Uganda

Germany, Philippines and Uganda set the scene for WBF championship bouts on Saturday, April 30, as boxing fans witnessed the crowning of two new Intercontinental champions and two new International titlist. WBF Titles Claimed In Germany, Philippines & Uganda
Jack And DeGale Set For Super Middleweight Unification Clash

Jack And DeGale Set For Super Middleweight Unification Clash

Badou Jack retained his WBC Super Middleweight title in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute Saturday, setting up a fall unification clash with IBF champion James DeGale, who successfully defended his IBF crown against Rogelio Medina at the DC Armory in Washnigton, D.C. Jack And DeGale Set For Super Middleweight Unification Clash
Berto Exacts Revenge, KO's Ortiz In Four

Berto Exacts Revenge, KO's Ortiz In Four

By Marc Livitz. Five years ago, Victor Ortiz knocked out Andre Berto as Floyd Mayweather, Jr. admired the action at ringside. The entertaining win meant a Las Vegas showdown with Floyd later that year as Berto went in a different direction. Saturday night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, Berto turned back the clock and turned the tables on "Vicious" Victor with a convincing fourth round knockout win in. Berto Exacts Revenge, KO's Ortiz In Four
Fury Score Tko Win Over Kassi/Walsh Retains British Crown

Fury Score Tko Win Over Kassi/Walsh Retains British Crown

RYAN WALSH TKO5 (2:34) VS. JAMES TENNYSON The British Featherweight Championship 12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 126lbs Ryan Walsh emphatically defended his British Featherweight title against Belfast’s James Tennyson at Stratford’s Copper Box Arena. Walsh, 29, put his opponent down with two solid body shots in the fifth round before the referee waved off the contest at 2 minutes 34 seconds. Fury Score Tko Win Over Kassi/Walsh Retains British Crown
Undercard Results From London

Undercard Results From London

All the undercard results from Saturday night’s fight card at the Copper Box Arena in London. Undercard Results From London
Shumenov Disputes WBA Cruiserweight Title Bout

Shumenov Disputes WBA Cruiserweight Title Bout

WBA Interim cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov the only Kazakhstan-native to hold world titles in two different weight classes, is disputing the WBA’s sanctioning of the WBA “regular” cruiserweight championship fight, May 20 in Paris, between two lower-ranked WBA fighters, No. 2 Yunier Dorticos and No. 5 Youri Kalenga Shumenov Disputes WBA Cruiserweight Title Bout
Dunn Ko's Sherrington On 3

Dunn Ko's Sherrington On 3

Undefeated Super Middleweight Zac Dunn Melbourne, AU), successfully defended the WBC International Silver Super Middleweight championship with a spectacular third round KO over veteran Les Sherrington at The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia. Dunn Ko's Sherrington On 3
Full Report: Dirrells Victorious In AC

Full Report: Dirrells Victorious In AC

By Jeff Jowett at ringside: The Dirrell Brothers headlined a Marshall Kauffman card at Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal with opposing performances. Anthony Dirrell, 168 3/4, Flint, MI, made quick work of Caleb Truax, 168 1/2, Osseo, MN, in a scheduled 10, and showed a flashy pair of hands doing it. Full Report: Dirrells Victorious In AC
Weights From Washington D.C

Weights From Washington D.C

All The boxers Weighed Friday ahead of their Super middleweight unification bouta on Saturday at the DC Armory In Washington, D.C. Weights From Washington D.C
Bellew Lands World Title Shot At Gooodison Park

Bellew Lands World Title Shot At Gooodison Park

Tony Bellew has landed his dream World title night at the home of Everton Football Club as he takes on Ilunga Makubu for the vacant WBC Cruiserweight strap at Goodison Park on Sunday May 29 Bellew Lands World Title Shot At Gooodison Park
Magomedov Takes On Hernandez

Magomedov Takes On Hernandez

Fresh off of its wildly successful inaugural event, "Knockout Night at the D" returns Saturday night, May 21, with the second event of its 2016 series, as undefeated middleweight Arif Magomedov takes on Andrew "Hurricane" Hernandez in the 10-round main event, airing at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) outdoor venue. Magomedov Takes On Hernandez

A sequel five years too late: Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto do it again

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing.com): Trying to predict what will happen in the ring this Saturday night, when former world champions Victor Ortiz (31-5-2, 24 KOs) and Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) meet for the second time, is equivalent to predicting the outcome of this year’s election. One thing is certain--it’s likely to be a train wreck, but an extremely entertaining one... A sequel five years too late: Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto do it again
Fury And Kassi Come Face To Face

Fury And Kassi Come Face To Face

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury came face-to-face with his latest opponent ‘Big’ Fred Kassi at today’s press conference at the Savoy Hotel in London. Fury And Kassi Come Face To Face
Curtis Stevens Training Camp Notes

Curtis Stevens Training Camp Notes

As Curtis Stevens prepares to step into the ring against Patrick Teixeira on the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard for the May 7 Canelo-Khan telecast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he has a new trainer, a new nickname and new plan of attack. Curtis Stevens Training Camp Notes
Frampton Relinquishes IBF Crown

Frampton Relinquishes IBF Crown

Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton has relinquished his IBF super bantamweight belt ahead of his WBA Super featherweight title challenge against Californian based champion Leo Santa Cruz, on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Frampton Relinquishes IBF Crown
Frampton Vs Santa Cruz Lands In Brooklyn

Frampton Vs Santa Cruz Lands In Brooklyn

Belfast’s Carl Frampton will take on California’s undefeated Leo Santa Cruz for the latter’s WBA featherweight title on Saturday July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Frampton Vs Santa Cruz Lands In Brooklyn
Fight Week Starts In Washington

Fight Week Starts In Washington

Fight week began Wednesday for the Showtime televised doubleheader taking place Saturday, April 30 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C Fight Week Starts In Washington
Chilemba Looks To Dethrone Kovalev

Chilemba Looks To Dethrone Kovalev

By Marc Livitz: In the eyes of some, the boxing calendar of 2016 is somewhat beginning to percolate, all the while with two major bouts on the horizon getting much of the attention. First and perhaps foremost is the hotly anticipated showdown between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez possibly set to take place in the fall, provided Alvarez gets past Amir Khan on May 7th in Las Vegas. Chilemba Looks To Dethrone Kovalev
Joshua Vs Breazeale Sells out In 30 Minutes

Joshua Vs Breazeale Sells out In 30 Minutes

Anthony Joshua MBE’s IBF Heavyweight title defence against Dominic ‘Trouble’ Breazeale at The O2 in London on June 25 sold out in 30 minutes today. Joshua Vs Breazeale Sells out In 30 Minutes
Tyson Fury: ‘I Hate Boxing’

Tyson Fury: ‘I Hate Boxing’

One has come to expect the most outrageous and headline catching statements from world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury whenever a tv camera and microphone is thrust in front of him, and today’s press conference in Manchester to officially announce his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko on July 9 was no exception. Tyson Fury: ‘I Hate Boxing’
Walsh Desperate For The Big Fights

Walsh Desperate For The Big Fights

Liam Walsh re-surfaces to defend his domestic super-featherweight title at The Copper Box on Saturday but there is a consensus within the industry that he is blessed with a talent worthy of several leagues higher, writes Glynn Evans. Walsh Desperate For The Big Fights
Davies jr Defends Title Against Castill

Davies jr Defends Title Against Castill

Fresh from his recent stoppage win over Jarkko Putkonen, for the WBA continental super-lightweight title in Liverpool in March, Robbie Davies jnr. gets an early chance to defend the belt against another highly rated opponent – Argentina’s WBA Fedebol super-lightweight champion, Xavier Luques Castill Davies jr Defends Title Against Castill
Johnson Returns Against Perez On June 3

Johnson Returns Against Perez On June 3

Middleweight Dashon Johnson returns against DeCarlo Perez , of Atlantic City, NJ, in the scheduled eight-round main event on June 3. Johnson Returns Against Perez On June 3
Thurman And Porter Promise Fireworks In Brooklyn

Thurman And Porter Promise Fireworks In Brooklyn

WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman and former titleholder Shawn Porter went head-to-head Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan as they hosted a press conference to discuss their title fight on Saturday, June 25 showdown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York . Thurman And Porter Promise Fireworks In Brooklyn

Ask Gerry Cooney – April 26th, 2016

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Commission. The show airs every Friday on Sirius / XM Rush Zone Channel 93 from 6 Ask Gerry Cooney – April 26th, 2016
Alvarez Fully Prepared For Khan's Game Plan

Alvarez Fully Prepared For Khan's Game Plan

WBC middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez believes Amir Khan will rely on speed and movement to defeat him when they clash at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on My 7 Alvarez Fully Prepared For Khan's Game Plan
Singleton And Anwar Clash For Title In Manchester

Singleton And Anwar Clash For Title In Manchester

Shayne Singleton will take on Adil Anwar in a classic war of the roses clash for the vacant WBC International Silver Welterweight title at the Manchester Arena on May 7. Singleton And Anwar Clash For Title In Manchester
Smith Blasts Out Pena

Smith Blasts Out Pena

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 23rd installment of the popular "Rockin Fights" series before another sellout crowd this past Saturday at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Smith Blasts Out Pena
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