Lookout Floyd Mayweather..Sorel Mizzi is in town!
After having earned a reputation for his poker skills, the poker pro showed his ability in the boxing ring recently.
In the last week of 2015, Mizzi took on Brian Rast in a boxing match in order to raise cash for charity. The poker heavyweights also wanted to determine the outcome of a personal wager they had agreed upon before.
So there we had it. The 34-year-old Rast was set to battle it out with 29-year-old Mizzi for a noble cause at the Syndicate Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas. To make matters more interesting, the bout was screened live via Poker Central. Pre-fight.
The shorter Mizzi was in shape and definitely more muscular than Rast. This turned out to his advantage in fight that was scheduled for a maximum of four rounds.
However, the bout didn't go the distance as Mizzi won in round 3. Rast was knocked down five times, which compelled the referee decided to signal the end.
Though both men were short on technique, their spirit and objective was lauded. The dup heaped praise on one another after the fight, which provided great entertainment to the spectators.
Congratulations @sorelmizzi on the victory! He straight up out-brawled me and I didn't have an answer for it.— Brian Rast (@tsarrast) December 31, 2015
Thank you to all the judges and ref who donated their time - and to all the people who came out to support the event. #respect— Brian Rast (@tsarrast) December 31, 2015
The fight resulted in collection worth $8,500 for ‘Raising for Effective Giving’ (REG). Irrespective of who won on the night, it was wonderful to witness so many people coming together to contribute to a very worthy cause. Now that's what you call ending the year on a good note.
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