Here’s What Happens When Kevin Hart Steps Into Boxing Ring To Take On Champ

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Kevin Hart decided to step out of “his lane” and into a boxing ring to take on a champ—poker champ that is—Antonio Esfandiari and it is truly can’t miss video.

In a clip the 39-year-old actor and comedian shared Tuesday on Instagram from the recent showdown, we see Hart fight mightily. But in the end, Esfandiari just overpowered him.

“The most challenging & most fun thing to do in life is to just step out of your lane and try different shit….that’s what this was for me & @magicantonio ….We said fuck it and actually got into the ring and went at it,” Hart captioned the can’t miss video. (RELATED: Rams Fan Bryan Cranston Talks Playoffs And Working With Eagles Fan Kevin Hart)


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“It was by far the most challenging thing ever,” he added. “Major thank you to @dopepickwan for the video ….I gotta give @magicantonio credit because he didn’t let me fight the fight that I wanted to…He wouldn’t let me get inside and fight a small mans fight.” (RELATED: Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscars Host After Old Tweets Surface)

Hart continued, “He grabbed me and tied me up every chance he got and it killed my legs…I was dead in the 3rd. Great strategy u big nose jackass. Rematch coming in 2022 #hartvsesfandiari.”

Shortly after the big event 3 days ago, the “Night School” star posted a picture of the match and gave some more details about how it all went down.

“I wanna take the time to congratulate my guy Antonio Esfandiari on a amazing sparring match today,” Hart shared previously on his social media account. “We went 3 3min rounds and both gave it our all. In the end you were the winner by decision.”


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“You worked hard and deserve the W champ. Good shit….I want a rematch as soon as I catch my fucking breathe again ….To all boxers WE ARE NOT FIGHTERS AND WE DON’T WANT TO BE….this was a challenge between 2 friends that had a great time and put on a hell of a show!!!!”

Hart continued, “We have so much respect for this sport…You guys are amazing!!!!!! #HartvsEsfandiari #Part1 …..P.S I will post some highlight videos of both of us when it’s all edited. Shit was so dope….I’m glad we did it man!!!! Love ya.”