Image via Kieran Keddle

Idris Elba, star of BBC Drama ‘Luther’ fought on the UK’s first GLORY Kickboxing: Road to Glory event, making his professional kickboxing debut, but how did he get on?

SPOILERS AHEAD….. scroll if you’re dying to know how Hollywood actor Elba fared in his first official fight.

Idris Elba: Fighter – Photo by Kieran Keddle

It’s official, Elba won his professional kickboxing debut at York Hall, London on October 28.

Rumours of a winning result had been reported at the time by various news platforms after Madonna who, is a friend of the ‘The Wire’ TV star, had posted a clip of his ‘Road to Glory’ fight on Instagram.

However, the result has now been officially confirmed to MMA Plus by the UK partnership (co-promoted by Elba’s coach and Muay Thai Grand Prix co-promoter, Kieran Keddle).

What can be said about the growing movie star’s opponent on that eventful night in late October? He fought a competent and experienced kickboxer from the world renown Mike’s Gym in Amsterdam, Netherlands who, gave the British actor one heck of an experience in the ring.

Idris Elba: Fighter will air on the Discovery Channel from January 17, 2017 in a three part documentary series following the Hollywood actor’s journey around the world in-preparation for his professional kickboxing debut. On his quest, he spars with the likes of K-1 veteran and former world boxing champion, Francois Botha; seeks advice from Japanese kickboxing legend Masato and is supported by former GLORY light-heavyweight kickboxer, Tyrone Spong; under the guidance of his good friend, coach and Double K Gym owner, Keddle.