Actor Idris Elba to make Kickboxing debut this Friday

Actor Idris Elba to make Kickboxing debut this Friday

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

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.

A video posted by 7dub (@7dub) on

comments