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Shaun Deeb to enter Boxing Ring

by Jeremy

Over the years, Shaun Deeb has established himself as one of the world’s best online poker players after earning millions in both tournaments and cash games. But now he’s looking at taking on a new challenge in the boxing ring.

Getting into the specifics, Deeb is planning on fighting fellow grinder Richard “Chuffy” Ashby. And there will be more than just pride on the line since the two poker players are going to be competing for $50,000. Deeb tweeted about all of this with the following:

was just informed the legendary chufty wants to box me for 50k could be fun way to get in some kind of shape besides round

While $50k is quite a bit of money to the average person, Deeb and Ashby probably are more interested in working out and winning a boxing match. As to who’s the favorite in this potential matchup, both players have a bit of weight behind them, so it’s tough telling who’s going to have more power. However, Deeb always seems down for an altercation as evidenced by his twitter fights with Allen Bari, and he could be pretty aggressive in the ring.

In either case, it would just be fun to see this fight actually happen. Past boxing matches between poker pros have been quite entertaining such as those involving Gus Hansen and Theo Jorgensen, Liv Boeree and Melissa Castello, Lex Veldhuis and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier. It will be fun to see if the potential Shaun Deeb-Richard Ashby match measures up to these previous ring battles.