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Idris Elba makes professional kickboxing debut

By Sarah Mulé
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Idris Elba makes professional kickboxing debut
Idris Elba attends the premiere "Star Trek Beyond" at Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego, California on July 20, 2016. Elba was victorious in his professional kickboxing debut, a video of which was posted to Instagram by Madonna. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Idris Elba made his professional kickboxing debut on Saturday in a match at London's York Hall, recorded and shared online by Madonna.

Elba, who has starred in Thor and Luther, has been training professionally as part of his upcoming Discovery series Idris Elba: Fighter, which is set to premiere next year.

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

A video posted by Madonna (@madonna) on

Madonna posted the video of the bout to her Instagram along with the caption, "Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall!"

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Elba has been sharing photos of his training journey on his own social media accounts in preparation for Saturday's fight, which the 44-year-old actor won.

In times like these, when SURVIVAL is the game, let's play on.

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He also emphatically denied rumors that he and Madge are a new item, telling fans "Don't believe the hype."

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