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Idris Elba is training to debut in a kickboxing match

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 2: British actor Idris Elba speaks to the media ahead of the 'Defeating Ebola: Sierra Leone' conference at Lancaster House on October 2, 2014 in London, England. Britain hosted an international conference today to help organise the fight against Ebola in its former colony Sierra Leone, as a charity warned that five people were becoming infected every hour in the West African nation. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Idris Elba

Idris Elba is proving yet againg that age is just a number. The 43 year old British actor will be testing his limits as a professional kickboxer. “It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to fight professionally,” said Elba.

“Entering the ring to further test myself as a human being is a challenge I have been looking to take on for quite some time.” Elba used to train for kickboxing two decades ago but have never competed in a match.

The fans will get to see Idris getting ready for his fight on the upcoming documentary series “Idris Elba: Fighter.” The show will showcase the journey of Idris and his training saga in Britain, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand.

The British actor will enlist new training methods to increase his chances of having a victory.

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