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Idris Elba to have kickboxing bout

He took up the combat sport to stay in shape but has decided to take his hobby to the next level.

FILE: Idris Elba. Picture: Getty Images North America/AFP.

LONDON - Idris Elba is in training for his first kickboxing bout in Thailand in October.

The 44-year-old actor took up the combat sport to stay in shape but has decided to take his hobby to the next level and actually get into the ring for a fight.

Idris accepts he could get hurt when he steps between the ropes but he feels as though he's ready to test himself.

In an interview with Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper, he revealed, "It has been my dream to fight in a ring properly. It is not fake, I might get hurt but ultimately I have trained for it and I like to fight."

During training, the Thor: Ragnarok star has already bust his nose a "couple of times" and he hopes his nasal injuries aren't too noticeable as he needs to stay looking his best for his big screen roles.

He added, "I've busted my nose a couple of times but hopefully it doesn't show. Keeping fit is important to me as part of my work and I always used to train back in the day as just a kickboxer before I was acting and now I am on this massive journey."

Despite being one of the most sought after actors in the world, Idris is always looking for the next challenge and works as a DJ all over the world and has launched his own clothing line with fashion company Superdry.

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