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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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Whyte And Allen Promise War In Leeds

Whyte And Allen Promise War In Leeds

Dillian Whyte and David Allen have promised fans they will see a Heavyweight war when the bitter rivals meet at the First Direct Arena in Leeds,England on July 30. Whyte And Allen Promise War In Leeds
Edwards Lands World Title Shot Against Casimero

Edwards Lands World Title Shot Against Casimero

Charlie Edwards will challenge Johnriel Casimero for the IBF Flyweight title at The O2 in London, England on September 10. Edwards Lands World Title Shot Against Casimero
Kovalev And Chilemba Make Weight

Kovalev And Chilemba Make Weight

WBO and WBA light heavyweight champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev and challenger Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba weighed in Sunday ahead of their 12 round tile bout at the DIVS Sports Palace in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Monday. Kovalev And Chilemba Make Weight
Juarez Springs A Surprise On Pagara In San Mateo

Juarez Springs A Surprise On Pagara In San Mateo

Former world title challenger Cesar “Corazon” Juarez surprised pretty much all at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, California on Saturday night by scoring a an eighth round knockout win the over previously unbeaten Albert Pagara. Juarez Springs A Surprise On Pagara In San Mateo
Garcia Tops Leon In Cadereyta

Garcia Tops Leon In Cadereyta

On Saturday night Edgar “Dragoncito” Garcia captured the vacant WBF North American Super Flyweight title in Cadereyta, Mexico when he defeated rugged veteran fellow countryman Valentin “Picoco” Leon. Garcia Tops Leon In Cadereyta
Barrios Less Than Stellar in UD Win/Ramirez Defeats Roman

Barrios Less Than Stellar in UD Win/Ramirez Defeats Roman

By Marc Livitz: Unbeaten Mario Barrios earned a twelve round, unanimous decision win on Saturday evening over Davis Boschiero at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey. If this bout was one for the memory books, then hopefully it was for one of the short term variety. Barrios Less Than Stellar in UD Win/Ramirez Defeats Roman
Hearn Says Eubank Chose Not To Fight Golovkin

Hearn Says Eubank Chose Not To Fight Golovkin

Promoter Eddie Hearn said Friday that Team Eubank ‘made the deal impossible’ to make for Chris Eubank Jr to challenge pound for pound king Gennady Golovkin. Hearn Says Eubank Chose Not To Fight Golovkin
Horn Prepared To Step in And Face Vargas

Horn Prepared To Step in And Face Vargas

Australian school teacher Jeff Horn, the WBO No. 4 welterweight was quick to call out Jessie Vargas once he learned the news that IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook is now scheduled to face Gennady Golovkin on September 10. Horn Prepared To Step in And Face Vargas
Sergey Kovalev Pre Fight Blog

Sergey Kovalev Pre Fight Blog

“On July 11th I will step into the ring having a “home court” advantage as they say in other sports. As for me, the fight against Isaac Chilemba will be no different than any other fight in my career. Sergey Kovalev Pre Fight Blog
Abraham Plans No Mercy For Lihaug

Abraham Plans No Mercy For Lihaug

Arthur Abraham says his opponent Tim-Robin Lihaug should expect no sympathy from him when they meet on July 16 for the WBO International Super Middleweight title at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin,Germany. Abraham Plans No Mercy For Lihaug
Tatham And Conroy Battle On Crolla Undercard

Tatham And Conroy Battle On Crolla Undercard

British Light HeavyweightsTomi Tatham and Liam Conroy will clash at the Manchester Arena on September 24, in a bout that has been put forward to the British Boxing Board of Control to be an official eliminator for the British title. Tatham And Conroy Battle On Crolla Undercard
Vasquez Jr. And Diaz Preparing Hard For Birmingham Showdown

Vasquez Jr. And Diaz Preparing Hard For Birmingham Showdown

Undefeated contender Sammy "The Sergeant" Vasquez Jr. and Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz are deep into training camp for their pivotal welterweight showdown on Saturday, July 16 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Vasquez Jr. And Diaz Preparing Hard For Birmingham Showdown
Benavidez Is Improving And Prepared

Benavidez Is Improving And Prepared

Just two days after dominating previously undefeated Francy Ntetu on Premier Boxing Champions’ June 25th CBS card at New York’s Barclay’s Center, "El Bandera Roja," David Benavidez, was back at his home gym in Long Beach, preparing for his next bout. Benavidez Is Improving And Prepared

Chacon, Weaver, Armstrong, and Quarry highlight second annual West Coast Boxing Hall Of Fame

By John J. Raspanti: Nine world champions, a ground-breaking promoter, a talented writer, and a father-son team make up the 2016 class of The West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet of Champions. Bobby Chacon, Mike Weaver, Lucia Riker, Israel Vazquez, Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, Henry Armstrong, Armando Ramos, Jerry Quarry, Fidel LaBarba, Genaro Hernandez, Aileen Eaton, Jose Sulaiman, his son Maurcio, and William O’Neill will be inducted September 25 at the Garland Hotel Event Center in North H Chacon, Weaver, Armstrong, and Quarry highlight second annual West Coast Boxing Hall Of Fame
Kovalev-Chilemba Scouting Report

Kovalev-Chilemba Scouting Report

Ekaterinburg, Russia: On Monday night WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Champion, Sergey Kovalev, will return home to Russia to face challenger Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba in a 12-round championship bout. Kovalev-Chilemba Scouting Report
Lihaug Ready To Send Abraham Into Retirement

Lihaug Ready To Send Abraham Into Retirement

Tim-Robin Lihaug says he is ready to send his boxing idol Arthur Abraham into retirement on July 16 when the super middleweights square off at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin for the WBO International title. Lihaug Ready To Send Abraham Into Retirement
Frampton: ‘ Were Expecting A Very Tough Fight With Lots Of Action’

Frampton: ‘ Were Expecting A Very Tough Fight With Lots Of Action’

Undefeated Irish star Carl Frampton was officially welcomed to the United States and New York City Thursday by former world champion and Brooklyn-native Paulie Malignaggi before Frampton held a media workout at Gleason’s Gym as he prepares for his matchup with featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz taking place Saturday, July 30 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York,USA. Frampton: ‘ Were Expecting A Very Tough Fight With Lots Of Action’
Fury Says Klitschko Rematch Set For October 29

Fury Says Klitschko Rematch Set For October 29

WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury say his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will take place in Manchester, England on October 29. Fury Says Klitschko Rematch Set For October 29
Golovkin Is Waiting For Eubank Jr To Find A Pen

Golovkin Is Waiting For Eubank Jr To Find A Pen

WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has claimed via his Twitter page that his team have reached an agreement to fight British middleweight champ Chris Eubank Jr and is awaiting Team Eubank’s signature on the contract. Golovkin Is Waiting For Eubank Jr To Find A Pen
Orozco And Diaz Jr Press Conference Quotes

Orozco And Diaz Jr Press Conference Quotes

The heat was turned up a notch at Golden Boy Headquarters as undefeated welterweight “Relentless” Antonio Orozco and undefeated NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. announced their upcoming televised fights on HBO Latino on July 30. Orozco And Diaz Jr Press Conference Quotes
Wegner: 'This Is Not The End Of The Road For Arthur'

Wegner: 'This Is Not The End Of The Road For Arthur'

Ulli Wegner has hit back at claims questioning Arthur Abraham’s motivation prior to his WBO International Super Middleweight title fight with Tim-Robin Lihaug = on July 16 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin. Wegner: 'This Is Not The End Of The Road For Arthur'
Exclusive Yahoo Sports  Documentary, Sergey Kovalev Addresses the Tragic Turning Point In His Career

Exclusive Yahoo Sports Documentary, Sergey Kovalev Addresses the Tragic Turning Point In His Career

Yahoo Sports today released an exclusive short form documentary titled "Life after Death" and accompanying feature story chronicling the tragic turning point in the career of Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev Exclusive Yahoo Sports  Documentary, Sergey Kovalev Addresses the Tragic Turning Point In His Career
Chilemba Feels Disrespected

Chilemba Feels Disrespected

Isaac Chilemba has accused WBA/IBF and WBO light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev of disrespecting him prior to his title world title challenge in Ekaterinburg on July 11. Chilemba Feels Disrespected
Lowe Makes Title Defence Against Munyai In Manchester

Lowe Makes Title Defence Against Munyai In Manchester

Isaac Lowe will defend his Commonwealth Featherweight title against Tshifhiwa Munyai at the Manchester Arena in the north of England on September 24. Lowe Makes Title Defence Against Munyai In Manchester
WBC Heavyweight Title Update

WBC Heavyweight Title Update

On June 14, 2016, the WBC assembled and convened an Emergency Review Committee that included scientific, medical and legal advisors. The Committee reviewed and discussed the information available concerning Alexander Povetkin`s positive test result for the banned substance Meldonium. WBC Heavyweight Title Update
Hansvoll Lihaug To Upset Abrahams On July 16

Hansvoll Lihaug To Upset Abrahams On July 16

Thomas Hansvoll expects Tim-Robin Lihaug to upset the odds and score a career-defining win over former two-weight World Champion Arthur Abraham on July 16 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin,Germany. Hansvoll Lihaug To Upset Abrahams On July 16
Skeete Plans To Extend Run Of Good Form

Skeete Plans To Extend Run Of Good Form

Bradley Skeete intends adding a final bit of garnish to what has been a breakout 2015-16 campaign when he stars on the mammoth Cardiff Ice Arena bill on July 16th. Skeete Plans To Extend Run Of Good Form
Gorman Vs Howe Resheduled For July 24

Gorman Vs Howe Resheduled For July 24

Nathan Gorman’s clash with Sheffield giant Dave Howe has been added to Hatton Promotions and Black Country Boxing’s Danger Zone card on Sunday July 24. Gorman Vs Howe Resheduled For July 24

Ask Gerry Cooney – July 5, 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... Ask Gerry Cooney – July 5, 2016
Warrington Plans Powerful Performance Against Hyland

Warrington Plans Powerful Performance Against Hyland

Josh Warrington hopes to be dragged into a war so he can prove he as power when he defends his WBC International Featherweight title against Patrick Hyland at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on July 30, live on Sky Sports. Warrington Plans Powerful Performance Against Hyland
Williams Dreams Of The Big Fights

Williams Dreams Of The Big Fights

Welsh light-middleweight Liam Williams knows that big things await if he can shine in the homecoming defence of his British and Commonwealth belts against Londoner Gary Corcoran at Cardiff Ice Arena on July 16th, writes Glynn Evans. Williams Dreams Of The Big Fights
Lopez Out-Points Taconing/Guevara Defeats Montoya

Lopez Out-Points Taconing/Guevara Defeats Montoya

WBC light flyweight champ Ganigan Lopez retained his title Saturday night at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City with a tougher than expected 12 round unanimous points win over Jonathan Taconing . Lopez Out-Points Taconing/Guevara Defeats Montoya
Corley Claims Contender Title In Kingston

Corley Claims Contender Title In Kingston

Despite being aged 44 former WBO champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley won the 2016 Jamaican Contender Series” via a seventh round stoppage win over Richard “Frog” Holmes at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday. Corley Claims Contender Title In Kingston
Shafikov Scores Upset, Szymanski Booed in Reading

Shafikov Scores Upset, Szymanski Booed in Reading

J. R. Jowett reporting from ringside: Marshall Kauffman has been a two-faced promoter…in the good sense of the term, that is…promoting his own cards and fighters in Reading for years, and more recently, as the point man for Al Haymon anywhere in the area. On 7/2/16, Kauffman’s Kings Prom’ns combined both fronts in an extravaganza at Reading’s major downtown arena, the Santander. Shafikov Scores Upset, Szymanski Booed in Reading
Rosa Jr And Hinojosa Ends In No Contest

Rosa Jr And Hinojosa Ends In No Contest

The main event between undefeated New Haven super bantamweight Luis "KO King" Rosa, Jr. and former world title challenger Luis "Barcelo" Hinojosa ended in a "no contest" after one round Thursday night in the latest installment of Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment, at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Rosa Jr And Hinojosa Ends In No Contest

Avila inching closer to world title shot

By John J. Raspanti: Undefeated junior featherweight contender Manuel “Tino” Avila faces former world title challenger Prosper Ankrah July 9 at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA. Avila (20-0, 8 KOs) was last seen in the ring three months ago giving the more experienced Rene Alvarado a boxing lesson. Many considered the bout a real test for the 23-year-old Avila. But after absorbing a few punches in the opening rounds, Avila dominated with lateral movement and nifty Avila inching closer to world title shot
Argumedo Makes Successful First Title Defence

Argumedo Makes Successful First Title Defence

IBF minimumweight champ José “Tecuala” Argumedo retained his title via a 12 round unanimous decision over Julio Mendoza at the Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico on Friday. Argumedo Makes Successful First Title Defence
Dunn Still Unbeaten

Dunn Still Unbeaten

Undefeated Super Middleweight Zac Dunn (22-0 18KO Melbourne, AU), made another huge statement, outclassing durable veteran Carlos Jerez (43-20-3) en route to a fifth round TKO win at The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, AU on Friday. Dunn Still Unbeaten
Golovkin Prepared To Face Eubank Jr In Uk

Golovkin Prepared To Face Eubank Jr In Uk

According to Promoter Tom Loeffler, world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is prepared to fight British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr, and in the UK. Golovkin Prepared To Face Eubank Jr In Uk
Miller Takes On Kassi In Rochester

Miller Takes On Kassi In Rochester

Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell Miller claims he’s America’s top heavyweight prospect. “Big Baby” will get a chance to back up his boast when he faces his toughest test to date in veteran Fred Kassi in the main event on Friday, Aug. 19. Miller Takes On Kassi In Rochester
My View From Ringside:  Cherry vs Rhodes

My View From Ringside:  Cherry vs Rhodes

By Jason Pribila – Bethlehem, USA: A fan of any sport often looks at the upcoming schedule and highlights the match-ups that he or she is looking forward to most. When I look at the upcoming boxing schedule, I first look at the match-ups that I’m most looking forward to as a fan. My View From Ringside:  Cherry vs Rhodes
The forgotten champion: Bermane Stiverne

The forgotten champion: Bermane Stiverne

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © Mary Ann Owens): Bermane Stiverne has lost one fight in nine years. That bout, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV last year was for the heavyweight championship of the world. Stiverne captured the crown in 2014 by knocking out Chris Areola. After the match was stopped, and Stiverne declared the winner, he dropped to the canvas and stayed there, overcome by emotion. Stiverne turned professional at 26. He won his first 12 fights by knockout, until The forgotten champion: Bermane Stiverne
Ortiz Is On The Fast Track To Success

Ortiz Is On The Fast Track To Success

Arguably the most decorated amateur boxer from New England to enter the professional ranks in quite some time,Jamaine Ortiz of Worcester, Mass., is on the fast track to success under the promotional guidance of CES Boxing. Ortiz Is On The Fast Track To Success
Barrios Prepares For Boschiero Challenge

Barrios Prepares For Boschiero Challenge

Undefeated super featherweight contender Mario Barrios is deep into training camp for his world title eliminator against former title challenger Devis Boschiero Saturday, July 9 in the main event from Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey. Barrios Prepares For Boschiero Challenge
Rabchenko To Face Harrison In IBF Title Eliminator

Rabchenko To Face Harrison In IBF Title Eliminator

Sergey Rabchenko will face Detroit’s Tony Harrison in an IBF super-welterweight title eliminator on the undercard of Santa Cruz v Frampton in Brooklyn on July 30. Rabchenko To Face Harrison In IBF Title Eliminator

Groves wins do-or-die battle over Murray

By John J. Raspanti: George Groves (24-3, 18 KOs) kept his dream of winning a world championship alive last Saturday night by winning a clear cut 12 unanimous decision over Martin Murray (33-4-1, 16 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, England. The taller Groves was sharper in the opening rounds. He probed with his educated jab and followed it up with sneaky right hands. Murray, normally aggressive, lagged behind. Groves, 28, won the first three rounds easily. It was apparent that Murray was Groves wins do-or-die battle over Murray
Cherry Keeps Title Hopes Alive By Defeating Rhodes

Cherry Keeps Title Hopes Alive By Defeating Rhodes

Former world title challenger Edner Cherry defeated contender Lydell Rhodes by unanimous decision in a 10-round super featherweight main event from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa. on Tuesday. Cherry Keeps Title Hopes Alive By Defeating Rhodes
Garcia Makes Ring Return On Massive Brooklyn Card

Garcia Makes Ring Return On Massive Brooklyn Card

Undefeated former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia will return to the ring after a two-and-a-half-year layoff on Saturday, July 30 on one of the strongest cards ever assembled at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Garcia Makes Ring Return On Massive Brooklyn Card
Benavidez Puts Super Middleweights On Notice

Benavidez Puts Super Middleweights On Notice

Unbeaten Mexican-American super-middleweight, David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez is eager to make his name in the division. Benavidez Puts Super Middleweights On Notice
Ward To Face Brand In Oakland

Ward To Face Brand In Oakland

Andre Ward will return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, to continue his conquest of the light heavyweight division when he takes on power-punching Colombian Alexander Brand at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. Ward To Face Brand In Oakland
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