You may be surprised to know that two poker players getting it on in the boxing ring is far from unusual these days, poker and boxing does seem to have a bit of intermingled history. It wasn’t so long ago that we saw Gus Hansen and best friend Theo Jorgensen exchanging blows, whilst even Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier got into the ring against Lex Veldhuis. Even the ladies have been at it in the past as Liv Boeree once put the gloves on to take down Melissa Castello.
The latest bout is set to take place between Shaun Deeb and regular poker opponent Richard “Chufty” Ashby. We discovered that over the weekend just gone, that Ashby actually offered the bout as a prop bet.
Deeb tweeted “Have just been told that the one and only Chufty wants to have a boxing match against me with 50k going to the winner. Might be a good excuse to train so that I can be in some other type of shape instead of a round one”
We all know about Deeb’s ability at knocking out his opponents on the felt, however the last we saw him he was hardly in what you would call good physical shape, though he really does seem keen and has been speaking to Ashby to try and iron out all of the parameters involved in putting on the $50k prop bet.
The smarter money has to be on Ashby, especially as he had the confidence to put the prop bet out, he seems to think he will have no problem sending his opponent to the canvass.
Alex Goulder Takes Down The Sky Poker Tour Six Max Event!
Over the weekend we saw another tournament coming to an end in the Sky Poker Tour which was being held at the world famous Dusk Till Dawn card room in Nottingham. There were 199 players who took to the felt in the £220 buy-in event with the eventual winner being Alex Goulder.
After a grueling two days worth of action he got to heads up against Nathan Farnaby before the pair agreed to chop a deal. With Farnaby actually holding a fair advantage at that point, he managed to lose the event yet still win more money than Goulder.
Goulder took the title and £8,000 whilst Farnaby took £8,500 as runner up, though we doubt Goulder will be too worried about that.
The Final Standings:
1 Alex Goulder £8,000.00
2 Nathan Farnaby £8,500.00
3 Michael Crossland £3,620
4 Colin Goldsmith £2,534
5 Robert Yong £1,991
6 Ian Gascoigne £1,629