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.
By Steve Kim: There is a bit of mythology regarding Lucas Matthysse, who is Lamont Peterson’s foe this Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City (Showtime 9 p.m., ET/PT). Yes, he is certainly a formidable 140-pounder and possesses heavy hands and a certain toughness that cannot be taught. But if you look at his actual résumé, you’ll see two disputed losses in his biggest fights (versus Zab Judah and Devon Alexander) and his most notable win, against Ajose Olusegun. Yeah, we
By Steve Kim: On February 22nd at the D.C. Armory in the nation’s capital, Lamont Peterson successfully defended his IBF junior welterweight title after a 14-month hiatus from the ring. Back in 2012, while preparing for his rematch with Amir Khan (whom he had defeated in December of 2011), Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone. In front of a national audience on ESPN2, he made his triumphant return by chopping down Kendall Holt in eight rounds...
By Gabriel Montoya: 2012’s “Trainer of the Year” Robert “Grandpa” Garcia of Oxnard, CA carries a calm into the room that belies his full but mere 38 years. That easygoing confidence was on display as he stepped to the podium Monday afternoon inside La Fonda on Wilshire near downtown Los Angeles as part of the press conference to announce the June 8 fight between his fighter, Marcos Maidana and Thompson Boxing’s Josesito “The Riverside Rocky” Lopez, trained by Henry Ramirez...
By Steve Kim: While it may not draw 40,000 fans and have a worldwide audience or a million pay-per-view buys (or less, depending on who you ask), this weekend, Showtime (9 p.m., ET/PT) just might have the best pure fight on its schedule when a junior welterweight (plus one pound) showdown takes place at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City between Lucas Matthysse and Lamont Peterson. For the hard-hitting Argentinean, this could begin the march that cements his claim as the world’s best 140-
By Ken Hissner: Pittsburgh’s middleweight Charley Burley, 83-12-2 (50), who never got a title fight will be inducted into the PA HOF May 19th along with 9 others. He had wins over Fritzie Zivic, Billy Soose and Holman Williams while losing to Ezzard Charles and Jimmy Bivins. He defeated Cocoa Kid, 98-26-5 for “colored” welterweight title. “Was one of the best middleweights in the world and is long overdue,” said John DiSanto, Chairman of the PA HOF. Steve “Double SS” Smoger, one of the top..
Next week’s bout in Atlantic City against high profile Devon Alexander could propel the comparatively unknown Lee Purdy firmly into the limelight. Victory would have promoters discussing potential bouts against household names such as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Holly Holm impressively, if not spectacularly, defended her World Boxing Federation World Light Welterweight title on Saturday night May 11 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Route 66 Casino Hotel´s Legends Theater in Albuquerque, with a unanimous decision over game but outclassed challenger Mary McGee.
MIAMI, Okla. – Undefeated Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (25-0, 17 KOs), of Quebec, Canada, overcame a bad cut on the side of his right eye to register two knockdowns en route to a fourth-round TKO over southpaw Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (17-4-1, 6 KOs), of Long Beach, Calif., in the main event Friday on ShoBox: The New Generationfrom Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
MOSCOW, Russia—World Boxing Association cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KOs), from Chekhov, Russia, and WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (38-3-2, 30 KOs), from Colon, Panama, are set to meet on May 17 at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Co-promoter Don King has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin and Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli to attend the event.