Actor Idris Elba wins first professional kickboxing bout at
York Hall in thrilling finale to documentary
Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy.
The Wire star’s debut was captured by Madonna at ringside as the 44-year-old achieved a life-long dream as part of Discovery’s documentary Fighter
Idris Elba has won his first professional kickboxing bout with footage emerging of The Wire actor impressing with a series of kicks and punches at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
Elba, who has been rumoured to be in the running to be the next James Bond, made his debut after a gruelling training camp as part of a Discovery Channel documentary.
The three-parter, called Fighter, sees the Luther actor travel the globe attempting to hone the art of kickboxing with the show set to air in 2017.