The Haymaker hits the home of poker as the countdown to Goliath begins…

 David Haye enters final training camp for Goliath 2019, visiting acting coach, sports neurologists and professional memory enhancer, stateside.

David Haye, former unified World Cruiserweight and WBA Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, heads to LA and the home of Poker, Las Vegas, as he ramps up his training for Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath 2019 – the largest poker tournament outside of Las Vegas.

As he touches down in sunny Los Angeles, it seems that David has more than just an ace up his sleeve, as he visits a host of specialists in the final weeks leading up to Goliath to ensure he has more than a fighting chance at the tournament.

 First, David steps up to spar at the table with one of the world’s best poker players – Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari. He then visits acting coach to the stars, Scott Sedita, who analyses David’s bluffing and acting skills, critical to the world of elite poker. World Memory champion, Chester Santos steps in to provide a memory master class with David, instilling Haye with the tricks and tips to allow him to be one step ahead of his opponents.

 Following this intensive training camp, David heads to Las Vegas and the Poker World Series, to put the theory he has learned into practice. Against the world’s best, can David transition from world champion boxer to world champion poker player?

 With almost a year of training under his belt, David’s reckoning is fast approaching. He has received the best advice from some of the world’s greatest poker players, memory specialists, actors and friends including boxing champion Audley Harrison, but is it enough to beat Goliath 2019?

 Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath Poker Tournament 2019 will take place from 27 July to 4 August 2019 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  Thousands of amateur and professional players have the chance to win a life-changing sum of money and a shot at the guaranteed £100,000 first prize.

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