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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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Even death can’t keep Muhammad Ali down

By John J. Raspanti (Image Left to Right: Ali - Frazier): When the news broke, that arguably the most extraordinary person of the 20th Century was in the hospital, I felt a sense of dread. I muttered to myself, "He can’t die,"- yet knowing that we all do-even ,"The Greatest,“ Muhammad Ali. Ali first basked in the international spotlight when he won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. His name wasn’t Muhammad Ali then. It was Cassius Clay. He was brash, handsome, and charismatic. Even death can’t keep Muhammad Ali down
Abner Mares/Jesus Cuellar Conference Call Transcript  

Abner Mares/Jesus Cuellar Conference Call Transcript  

Abner Mares and Jesus Cuellar took part in a media conference call Monday a few weeks before they take part in the co featured Showtime televised bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on June 25. Abner Mares/Jesus Cuellar Conference Call Transcript  
Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

By Peter Fury: We, like everyone else, got news of Muhammad Ali’s passing on Saturday morning. It hit us hard. The man was a living legend. Peter Fury Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali
Boxing Returns To Bristol With Webster Comeback  

Boxing Returns To Bristol With Webster Comeback  

By J. R. Jowett reporting from ringside: There hadn’t been boxing in the pleasant old town of Bristol, PA, just north of Philadelphia, since ’77, when Russell Peltz ran bi-monthly at the firehouse. Boxing Returns To Bristol With Webster Comeback  
Williams Defends British Title Against Corcoran

Williams Defends British Title Against Corcoran

Boxing returns to Cardiff this summer as two of the UK’s unbeaten champions put it all on the line. Williams Defends British Title Against Corcoran
Murray: Groves Has Stamina Issues,I'll Make Him Crumble

Murray: Groves Has Stamina Issues,I'll Make Him Crumble

Martin Murray has warned George Groves he’s going to drag him into deep waters and make him crumble when they face-off in an eliminator for the WBA Super-Middleweight title at The O2 in London, England on June 25. Murray: Groves Has Stamina Issues,I'll Make Him Crumble
Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'

Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'

Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has sad boxing legend Muhammad Ali ‘was like a father’ to him. Ali, one of the most famous and recognisable faces in the world over the last 50 years, died over the weekend after suffering septic shock after being admitted to hospital in Phoenix, Arizona following a long battle with Parkinson’s decease. Lennox Lewis: 'Muhammad Ali 'Was Like A Father'
Cinderella Man McDonagh Added To Fury/Klitschko Undercard

Cinderella Man McDonagh Added To Fury/Klitschko Undercard

Welterweight Peter McDonagh, boxing’s latest Cinderella Man, will appear on July 9 at the Manchester Arena – as the part of the blockbuster Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko show – and is hopeful of securing a shot at the European title in the coming months. Cinderella Man McDonagh Added To Fury/Klitschko Undercard

Muhammad Ali – Gone But Not Forgotten

By Ken Hissner: Friday night the King of Boxing, the most recognizable person to have walked the earth Muhammad Ali has passed at the age of 74 in a Phoenix, AZ, hospital. He set as good an example out of the ring as he did in the ring. Known as the “Greatest” and the Louisville Lip Ali was a 1960 Olympic Gold winner as a light heavyweight from Louisville. This writer first met Ali in 1973 right after the first Ken Norton fight when Ali not only lost but suffered a broken jaw. It would take Muhammad Ali – Gone But Not Forgotten
Vargas retains his WBC title after a 12 round draw.

Vargas retains his WBC title after a 12 round draw.

By Raphael Baker: On Saturday night current WBC Super Featherweight champion Fancisco Vargas (23-0-2,17KO’S) faced former world champion Orlando Salido (42-13-4,30KO’S) at the StubHub centre in Carson, California. Vargas retains his WBC title after a 12 round draw.
Ali To Be Laid To Rest In Louisville

Ali To Be Laid To Rest In Louisville

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest in his home city of Louisville, Kentucky on Friday. Ali To Be Laid To Rest In Louisville
Smith Takes Out Radosevic In 2

Smith Takes Out Radosevic In 2

Liam Smith emphatically defended his WBO junior middeweight title with a second round stoppage win over Montenegro’s Predrag Radosevic at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on Saturday . Smith Takes Out Radosevic In 2
Abril Returns Victorious

Abril Returns Victorious

On Friday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to Resorts World Casino New York City with another action-packed nine-bout card for the latest installment of its popular "Broadway Boxing" series, proudly sponsored by Nissan of Queens. Abril Returns Victorious
Ricky Hatton Pays Tribute Muhammad Ali

Ricky Hatton Pays Tribute Muhammad Ali

I was extremely saddened to wake up this morning and be told of the passing of the legendary Muhammad Ali. Ricky Hatton Pays Tribute Muhammad Ali
Khan Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Khan Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Amir Khan has issued a statement following the death of boxing icon Muhammad Ali: Khan Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali
Barthelemy Retains IBF Crown

Barthelemy Retains IBF Crown

IBF lightweight champ Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy retained his title with a 12 round split decision win over former world titleholder Mickey “The Spirit” Bey at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Friday. Barthelemy Retains IBF Crown
Weights From Carson

Weights From Carson

All the boxers involved in Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader from the StubHub Center in Carson, CA., weighed in Friday. Weights From Carson
Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Muhammad Ali, The Greatest boxer and one of the best known icons in sporting history, has passed away at the age of 74. Media reports circulated say that the former three time world heavyweight champion died in hospital in Phoenix,Arizona, where he spent the past two days, family spokesman Bob Gunnell told NBC News. Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Bellow ices Makabu to win crown; Price scores knockout

By John J. Raspanti: Tony Bellew, whose dream was to capture a world championship, lived it this past Sunday night by knocking out hard-punching IIunga Makabu in the third round to capture the WBC cruiserweight title at a raucous Goodison Park Sadium in Liverpool, England. Bellow, a native of Liverpool, did well for most of the first round. He used his advantages in height and reach to outwork his shorter opponent. Makabu, a southpaw, absorbed the blows without incident. With roughly 10 Bellow ices Makabu to win crown; Price scores knockout
Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25

Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25

Keith Thurman, the reigning WBA Welterweight World Champion, is four weeks out from his June 25 title defense against Shawn Porter and has his 20-year career in boxing on his mind heading into the crucial showdown. Thurman Continues His 'Amazing' Journey On June 25
Provodnikov And Molina Jr Conerence Call Quotes

Provodnikov And Molina Jr Conerence Call Quotes

Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov and John "The Gladiator" Molina Jr., along with Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade and Willie “The Great” Nelson, hosted an International Media Conference Call on Tuesday in advance of their respective fights from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y on June 11. Provodnikov And Molina Jr Conerence Call Quotes
Cancun Boxing Series Lands On CBS Sports Network

Cancun Boxing Series Lands On CBS Sports Network

Promoter Pepe Gomez has partnered with Neon Star Media to bring its monthly "Cancun Boxing" series to CBS Sports Network. Cancun Boxing Series Lands On CBS Sports Network
Weights from Philadelphia, PA

Weights from Philadelphia, PA

Weights from Philadelphia, PA Weights from Philadelphia, PA
Weights From Queens,New York

Weights From Queens,New York

All the boxers weighed in Thursday prior to their respective bout in Queens,New York on Friday. Weights From Queens,New York
Tete Happy To Make History In  Liverpool

Tete Happy To Make History In Liverpool

South African boxer Zolani Tete insists he wants to be remembered as the greatest boxer ever produced by the Dark Continent. Tete Happy To Make History In  Liverpool
Smith And Radosevic Come Face To Face

Smith And Radosevic Come Face To Face

WBO Super-Welterweight Champion Liam Smith came face-to-face with Montenegro’s Predrag Radosevic at Thursday’s press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool,England. Smith And Radosevic Come Face To Face
Vasyl Lomachenko Q And A

Vasyl Lomachenko Q And A

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko his manager Egis Klimas and Top Rank’s Carl Moretti took part in a media conference call recently to discuss, his title defence against Roman Martinez in New York on June 11. Vasyl Lomachenko Q And A
Sanchez Believes Golovkin Will Clean Up At 168lbs

Sanchez Believes Golovkin Will Clean Up At 168lbs

Abel Sanchez, the trainer of world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, insists Gennady Golovkin can move up to super-middleweight and clean at 168lbs. Sanchez Believes Golovkin Will Clean Up At 168lbs
Cotto In No Rush To Announce Opponent

Cotto In No Rush To Announce Opponent

Former multi weight world champion and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto is in no hurry to announce his next opponent despite having numerous offers available to him. Cotto In No Rush To Announce Opponent
AIBA To allow Pro Boxers At The Olympics

AIBA To allow Pro Boxers At The Olympics

Following the announcement that AIBA are to permit professional boxers to compete in future Olympic Games, the British Boxing Board of Control confirm their objection to such a proposal. AIBA To allow Pro Boxers At The Olympics
Flanagan To Defend Title Against Fana

Flanagan To Defend Title Against Fana

Manchester’s Terry Flanagan will make the third defence of his WBO lightweight Title against South Africa’s two-time world champion Mzonke Fana as chief-support of World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko at the Manchester Arena on July 9. Flanagan To Defend Title Against Fana
Stalker Does Not Have Time On His Side

Stalker Does Not Have Time On His Side

Already well into his 32nd year, 2012 Team GB Olympic boxing skipper Tom Stalker knows that the sand in the timer is running perilously low as he endeavours to fulfil his dreams of lifting major titles in the professional code, writes Glynn Evans. Stalker Does Not Have Time On His Side
Ramirez And Valdez Headline Crawford/Postol Undercard

Ramirez And Valdez Headline Crawford/Postol Undercard

Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez, Mexico’s undefeated WBO super middleweight champion and two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated No. 1 featherweight contender Oscar Valdez will headline the pay-per-view undercard topped by the junior welterweight world title unification battle between undefeated world champions Terence Crawford and "The Iceman" Viktor Postol. Ramirez And Valdez Headline Crawford/Postol Undercard
Smith Is Happy To Be Home

Smith Is Happy To Be Home

After winning and retaining his WBO junior-middle belt across the M62 in Manchester, unbeaten Scouse champ Liam Smith finally secures a home tie this Saturday when he defends his belt at The Echo Arena, writes Glynn Evans. Smith Is Happy To Be Home
Bellew Happy To Face Haye At Heavyweight

Bellew Happy To Face Haye At Heavyweight

Newly crowned WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew says he is prepared to step up to heavyweight and face fellow Briton David Haye. Bellew delighted his local fans at his beloved Goodison Park soccer ground on Sunday by knocking out Ilunga Makabu to claim the vacant WBC cruiserweight title and then immediately professed an interest in moving up in weight to face Haye. Bellew Happy To Face Haye At Heavyweight
Andrade Is In A Good Place  

Andrade Is In A Good Place  

Undefeated junior middleweight Demetrious "Boo Boo" Andrade is in a good place as he prepares for his June 11 showdown versus Willie "The Great" Nelson at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y. Andrade Is In A Good Place  

Ask Gerry Cooney – May 31, 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 two of your questions during Sirius XM radio show “At The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy Gordon, the former Commissioner of the New York State Athletic Commission. Ask Gerry Cooney – May 31, 2016
Bellew Ko's Makabu In Style/Price Returns With A Win

Bellew Ko's Makabu In Style/Price Returns With A Win

Tony Bellew’s dream of becoming a world champion at his beloved Goodison Park soccer ground in Liverpool, England became a reality on Sunday when he knocked out Illunga Makabu in the third round to claim the vacant WBC cruiserweight title. Bellew Ko's Makabu In Style/Price Returns With A Win
Burns Becomes 3 Weight World Champ/Nurse Defeats Limond

Burns Becomes 3 Weight World Champ/Nurse Defeats Limond

Ricky Burns 39-5-1-13KO’s was looking to make boxing history by becoming a three-weight world champion as he faced Michele Di Rocco 40-2-1-18KO’s for the vacant WBA super lightweight title. Which was vacated by Adrien Broner. Burns Becomes 3 Weight World Champ/Nurse Defeats Limond
Makabu And Bellew Weigh In

Makabu And Bellew Weigh In

Both Ilunga Makabu and Tony Bellew made weight Saturday ahead of their vacant WBC cruiserweight title clash at the Goodison Park soccer ground in in Liverpool, England on Sunday. Makabu And Bellew Weigh In
Miller Crushes Guivas In 2

Miller Crushes Guivas In 2

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller quickly took out the overmatched Nick Guivas inside two rounds Friday night at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. Miller Crushes Guivas In 2
Lucian Bute Statement Regarding Positive Drug Test

Lucian Bute Statement Regarding Positive Drug Test

Lucian Bute was informed of the results of the anti-doping test done after his WBC world title fight against Badou Jack, April 30, in Washington, D.C. Lucian Bute Statement Regarding Positive Drug Test
Avanesyan And Mosley Make Weight

Avanesyan And Mosley Make Weight

WBA interim welterweight champion David “Ava” Avanesyan and future hall of famer “Sugar” Shane Mosley made weight for their title clash at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona Saturday night. Avanesyan And Mosley Make Weight
Amar Claims European Title In Paris

Amar Claims European Title In Paris

Mehdi Amarwon a 12 round unanimous decision win over Serhiy Demchenko to claim the vacant European light heavyweight title at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris, France on Friday. Amar Claims European Title In Paris
Burns And Di Rocco Make Weight

Burns And Di Rocco Make Weight

Ricky Burns Michele Di Rocco both made weight ahead of their clash for the vacant WBA junior welterweight title at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. Burns And Di Rocco Make Weight
Ogogo Returns In Glasgow

Ogogo Returns In Glasgow

Anthony Ogogo is ready to return to the ring on Saturday, May 28 against Chris Herrmann at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Ogogo Returns In Glasgow
Nurse Plans To Ruin Limond's Deam

Nurse Plans To Ruin Limond's Deam

Tyrone Nurse has told Willie Limond to forget about a World title fight with Ricky Burns as he plots a path to land the British Super-Lightweight title outright, starting with his first defence at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow tomorrow night. Nurse Plans To Ruin Limond's Deam
Abril And Foreman Headline in Queens

Abril And Foreman Headline in Queens

As previously announced, on Friday, June 3, Broadway Boxing returns to the beautiful Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, NY, featuring former world champions Richar Abril (19-3-1, 8KO’s) and Yuri Foreman (33-2, 9KO’s) headlining in separate bouts. Abril And Foreman Headline in Queens
Bute Tests Positive For Ostarine

Bute Tests Positive For Ostarine

The World Boxing Council has been notified by the D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission about an adverse finding for the banned substance “Ostarine” in the post fight anti-doping test from Lucian Bute. Bute Tests Positive For Ostarine
Bellew: ‘Makabu Can’t Beat Me’

Bellew: ‘Makabu Can’t Beat Me’

Tony Bellew has told Ilunga Makabu that he will not deny him his dream World title win when they clash for the vacant WBC Cruiserweight strap at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Sunday May 29. Bellew: ‘Makabu Can’t Beat Me’
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