Antonio Esfandiari sure has made many knockouts at the poker table, but when it comes to the boxing ring, he may have a difficult time landing his punches against comedian Kevin Hart.
Esfandiari revealed the news to TMZ Sports, saying, "Kevin Hart and I were playing [poker] the other day, we were hanging out ...and somehow boxing comes up. So, we made a bet. And, in March, around March, we are going to box in a ring."
The stakes wasn't revealed, but Esfandiari said Kevin Hart is giving him 35:1 odds, because Hart is "an athlete" and "fast as hell."
The two of them are 39 years old. However, Kevin Hart only stands at 5 feet 4 inches (according to his Wiki page), whereas Esfandiari's height is around 6 feet tall (there's no official height info for him available online). Esfandiari also did not divulge whether or not they will be setting a predetermined weight for the bout.
The match is presumed to be held in Las Vegas.
This boxing challenge is not actually the first time that prominent poker players have agreed to do. Back in 2016, JC Alvarado and Olivier Busquet settled their six-figure bet inside an MMA cage. In 2015, Sorel Mizzi and Brian Rast fought against each other in a charity boxing match. In 2011, Bertrand Grospellier and Lex Veldhuis fought in a kickboxing match in Spain.