Star pugilists align for House of Pain poker event

Mark Pickering: Stars pugilists from boxing and mixed martial arts will duke it out on December 2nd in a celebrity poker event in Swansea, Wales. The inaugural event at Aspers Casino is being promoted by Welsh mixed martial arts promotion House Of Pain who has assembled a star-studded cast from the world of British sport..

Undisputed super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe and stable mate, WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli, will be joined by snooker’s Mark Williams and Terry Griffiths in an imposing Welsh quartet.

Heading up the MMA cast is UFC vet Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman who’ll be joined by Birmingham, England’s all-rounder Marc Goddard and Cage Warriors star Jim Wallhead.

More guests are scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks.

The V.I.P day begins with lunch at the Towers Hotel ahead of moving onto the casino for the evening entertainment.

Limited spaces are open for the public to participate and play against the celebrities. Tickets are £100 per person or £1,000 for a table seating 10.

Entering the poker tournament to compete for the prize pot of £3000 is £20.

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Article posted on 11.11.2007

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