Watch Idris Elba kickboxing and be thankful you’re not fighting him

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LONDON — It’s already common knowledge that Idris Elba is something of a badass — just look at him in The Wire, or Luther, or pretty much anything else he’s ever been in — but you might not have known that he’s also a kickboxing badass.

On Saturday, Madonna shared ringside footage of Elba fighting in London boxing venue York Hall.

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

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So why is Idris Elba fighting in a famous boxing ring, anyway?

Well back in August, The Telegraph reported that Elba is currently filming a three-part documentary chronicling his attempt to become a professional kickboxer. The documentary is called Fighter, and it’ll air in 2017. Read more…

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