Idris Elba is in fantastic shape ready to get in the boxing ring 5 years ago

Idris Elba is in fantastic shape ready to get in the boxing ring

He definitely packs a punch.

If you remember one particular scene in the very first episode of Luther then you'll know that Idris Elba can definitely handle himself.

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Do you recall DCI John Luther absolutely flying off the handles and smashing this door to smithereens with his bare hands? Here's a fresh reminder.

Well, it seems that the actor is just as skilled with his fists in real life.

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While preparing for his role as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the star of The Wire and Thor became fascinated by boxing and he has continued to train and keep up his interest in the sport.

Due to the amount of prosthetics that he wore in Star Trek: Beyond, Elba was barely noticeable, but the 43-year-old actor is in fantastic shape as he looks set to get back in the ring this week.

With roles in Thor: Ragnarok and The Dark Tower adaptation, it's safe to say that he's fighting fit.

Who says that he's too old to play Bond?

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