For years, we’ve known that Phil Ivey is a sports betting enthusiast who’s made a number of six and seven-figure wagers. But now, the 9-time WSOP champion is taking his love of sports to a new level by co-founding a boxing and entertainment company.
The company’s name is All In Entertainment and they’ve already landed a couple of high-profile boxing clients. They represent undefeated welterweight boxer and three-time Golden Gloves champ Dusty Hernandez Harrison (20-0) as well as WBA middleweight title holder Andre Ward (27-0).
Other famous personalities who are listed among the website’s “All In Family” pictures include NBA legend Isiah Thomas, Denver Nuggets starting point guard Ty Lawson, and football broadcaster James “JB” Brown.
One more star who’s associated with All In Entertainment is co-founder Monta Ellis. Boasting a career scoring average of 19.4 PPG, Ellis has been one of the NBA’s best-scoring guards for nearly a decade now. And judging from some of All In’s clientele, it looks like Ellis has helped the company get their foot on the basketball court.
Of course, it certainly doesn’t hurt having Ivey’s name attached to the business either. This ESPN Friday Night Fights recap made sure to mention how Ivey is backing Harrison. And we can expect to see the 38-year-old mentioned in association with boxing plenty more times in the future.
Ivey has managed to achieve a moderate level of mainstream fame, thanks to his numerous poker TV appearances and undeniable success. The New Jersey native has earned over $21.2 million in live tourneys and $16.5 million in online cash play. When you also include the nine WSOP gold bracelets that Ivey has won, there’s no other poker player in the game that’s experienced this much all-around success.