Turns out Idris Elba has some seriously badass kickboxing skills

Madonna recently shared a video of Idris Elba in a kickboxing match.
Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/instagram/@madonna/mashable composite

LONDON It’s already common knowledge that Idris Elba is something of a badass just look at him in The Wire, or Luther, or pretty much anything else he’s ever been in but you might not have known that he’s also a kickboxing badass.

On Saturday, Madonna shared ringside footage of Elba fighting in London boxing venue York Hall.

Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall!

A video posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Oct 28, 2016 at 5:58pm PDT

So why is Idris Elba fighting in a famous boxing ring, anyway?

Well back in August, The Telegraph reported that Elba is currently filming a three-part documentary chronicling his attempt to become a professional kickboxer. The documentary is called Fighter, and it’ll air in 2017.

From the looks of it, Madonna’s footage captures part of Elba’s ongoing journey.

Another Instagram account affiliated with Elba, 7dub, features clips and pictures of him in training.

Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy.

A photo posted by 7dub (@7dub) on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:22am PDT

Two weeks left. For my Chuuus.

A video posted by 7dub (@7dub) on Aug 9, 2016 at 1:11am PDT


A video posted by 7dub (@7dub) on Jul 29, 2016 at 8:22am PDT

Back to work. Training is my cleanse.

A video posted by 7dub (@7dub) on Jul 21, 2016 at 5:08pm PDT

The lesson?

Don’t ever, ever get into a fight with Idris Elba.

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