Luke Schwartz To Fight DanMerrrrrrr In £200K Boxing Match

Maybe it is the hot, hot weather affecting everyone, but we now have another boxing showdown in the offing – Daniel DanMerrrrrrr Merrilees challenging fellow Englishman Luke Full_Flush Schwartz to a £200k winner-takes-all fisticuffs fight to the finish to settle their differences…

By: Andrew Burnett

On the back of the JNandez/Doug Polk spat, which saw the PLO crusher offer Polk out in a $50k “revenge” battle, and the Will Kassouf/Shaun Deeb handbags at dawn argument which didn’t quite result in anyone being ‘offered outside’, it seems that pugilistic prowess is this summer’s heads-up decider rather than poker…

Schwartz needs little introduction, the HighStakes.com pro boasting over $4million in earnings between his live play and online mastery – and it was a boast which set Merrilees off on his fighting talk…

Daniel ‘DANMERRRRRRR’ Merrilees, from Newcastle in the north of England, has previous for trash-talking the bigger names in the game, Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk among his previous targets online…

He was at it again with Schwartz, before the boxing challenge sprung into his mind, boasting of beating the HighStakes pro at the tables…

…although the sample size was ‘lol’ as pointed out by others….

Of course, anyone who needs a year to get ready for a fight isn’t a fighter at all, so perhaps Merrilees would have a better chance on the felt than in the ring – boxing having rather less variance than poker – but Schwartz was ready to wait for the smaller man if need be for the £200k payday…

HighStakes (Luke's sponsor) are going to be running heads-up challenges where all players are welcome. This seems like the perfect opening challenge where we can see Luke fight Dan both on and off the felt. We hope for $50/$100 blinds and for the guys to fight to the death.

The clever money is on a resurgent Schwartz to win both, but we’d probably need to draft in Will Kassouf to challenge Merrilees in the big mouth stakes!

 

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