Gus And Theo Battled It Out In The Boxing Ring.

On Saturday afternoon, the poker world was focused on an event that had nothing to do with the poker game. Fulltilt Poker pro Gus Hansen battled it out against Bet24 poker pro Theo Jorgensen inside a boxing ring.

The festivities kicked off at 2:00pm Eastern Time, with Jorgensen donning black shorts with white stripes and black headgear. Hansen wore solid black trunks and blue headgear. In the end, Hansen dropped the decision to Jorgensen by a judges’ vote.The match took place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In order to prepare for Saturday’s boxing match, Hansen trained with former Olympic medalist Johnny De Lima.

But three rounds into the fight, the panel of judges ruled in favor of Theo Jorgensen. Gus Hansen stood in the ring after the match with his opponent, whom he is friends with outside of the poker tables, and did not appear to be badly injured.

Hansen placed a handicap on himself in the match. Jorgensen’s win earned him $35,000. If Hansen had won, he would have paid his adversary $25,000.

During the fight, play was paused in the Durrrr challenge between Patrik Amtonius and Dwan. Saturday marked the second day of play in the promotion, which features a $1.5 million wager by Dwan if anyone can defeat him in 50,000 hands of $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha or No Limit Hold’em.

Read more about Durrrr´s challenge here.

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