Take on boxing champ Carl Froch at 888 Poker

Take on boxing champ Carl Froch at 888 Poker

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Carl Froch will be putting in some unorthodox preparation for his IBF World Title fight against Lucian Bute later this month, namely taking part in a number of online poker tournaments.

The granite-jawed fighter will be playing bounty tournaments at 888poker.com at 8pm on 17th and 22nd May with the player who knocks out the most opponents bagging a pair of tickets for Froch's fight against Bute in Nottingham on 26 May. The player who eliminates Froch himself will earn a $150 bonus.

“I’m delighted to be representing 888poker,” said Froch. “They have supported a lot of great boxing shows this season and I hope to bring the boxing year to a close with a great win over Bute. I’m a keen poker player and I take my game pretty seriously, so I’m looking forward to playing the fans online at 888poker.com and maybe Shane Warne and I can have a little bit of an Ashes game too!”

Registration is open to UK and Ireland players now, with the buy-in just 8c.

Join the champ at the 888poker.com tables with a free, no deposit required £5 bonus. Sign up here.

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