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Video: Idris Elba wins kickboxing debut


Actor Idris Elba, best known for his incredible work as “Stringer” Bell on the HBO hit series “The Wire,” decided to try his hand at a different craft over the weekend.

Elba has been training for his kickboxing debut and that finally came Friday night in London.

There is a surprising twist to the story, however. The footage of Elba’s professional kickboxing debut comes from none other than… Madonna? Yep, that’s correct.

Surprisingly, The 44-year-old Elba didn’t look too bad in his debut and he was able to pick up the win.

Check out the video below:

Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall! 👊🏾😂🇬🇧

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Elba is currently filming a three-part documentary series on Discovery Channel titled, “Idris Elba: Fighter.” The series — which takes a look at the roots of Muay Thai and kickboxing, according to — is expected to premiere in 2017.

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    Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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