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Actor Idris Elba to make Kickboxing debut this Friday

echo adrotate_group(4, 0, 0, 0); Idris Elba is set to become the latest celebrity to…

By Oscar Willis - 24 Oct 2016

Idris Elba is set to become the latest celebrity to give the world of fighting a try.

The 44 year old, best known for roles in the Thor films and Star Trek Beyond, is set to have a kickboxing bout as part of a three part documentary following the star as he travels around the globe to study and transition into the sport.

The show (“Idris Elba: Fighter”) will be released on the Discovery Channel early next year.

“It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to fight professionally. Entering the ring to further test myself as a human being is a challenge I have been looking to take on for quite some time,” the Londoner said back in August.

Celebrities getting involved in fighting sports is nothing new. England cricketer Freddie Flintoff had a high profile (if unimpressive) boxing match back in 2012, and most recently former professional wrestler CM Punk made his MMA debut at UFC 203.

Two weeks left. For my Chuuus.

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