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Watch “The Wire’s” Idris Elba in First Pro-Kickboxing Bout

Idris Elba

If you watched HBO’s “The Wire” then chances are you’ll be intrigued by the footage below.

This past weekend in London, the show’s Idris Elba made his professional debut in kickboxing. The 44 year-old actor, who has starred in numerous shows and movies, including the “Thor” series and “Star Trek: Beyond”, won the fight via first round stoppage.

In addition, Madonna, yes, Madonna, posted this video clip below of the fight.

Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall!

A video posted by Madonna (@madonna) on

Elba has trained in kickboxing for some time, but more recently he decided he wanted to work towards a pro-fight. A documentary series following Elba’s pre-fight training will be broadcast on Discovery in 2017.


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