The Esfandiari/Hart boxing match has concluded with an upset
The two pros in their own right fulfilled their promise from four months ago
It was an epic boxing match that had been brewing for four months, with all eyes glued to whatever social media outlet they could find to wait for the outcome. Maybe it wasn’t that popular, but there was at least a handful of people waiting to see who would win the pugilistic power showoff between poker’s own Antonio Esfandiari and comedian – and sometimes poker player – Kevin Hart. Odds went back and forth for a while, as did the verbal good-natured jabs, but, in the end, there can be only one. And that one has now been decided.
This past Saturday, Esfandiari and Hart met up in a gym in Santa Monica, CA to carry out their battle mano a mano. Three, three-minute rounds would take place for the winner to be decided and to the victor goes the spoils, and the bragging rights.
The wager was prompted by the longtime friendship between the two, a healthy competition between two colleagues and friends. Esfandiari knew he needed to work on his game before getting into the ring if he wanted to take out his opponent and Hart often bragged that it would be no contest, with the comedian easily overcoming his height-advantaged opponent.
In the end, certain traits helped in securing the victory. While the details of the wager may never be known, what is known is that poker’s Antonio Esfandiari will go down as the man who beat Kevin Hart in the boxing ring.
Hart is already calling for a rematch.