Yesterday the press conference took place for the February 17th showdown between Bare Knuckle Champion Bobby Gunn and boxing legend Roy Jones Junior. Check out the video below to see what went down.
Yes you read that right! After 10 years in the making Bobby Gunn is to face Roy Jones Junior in a gloved cruiserweight bout for the Vacant World WBF Championship.
This extraordinary bout is titles Skill vs Will and will take place on the 17th of February and has already captured the interest of the sporting media and the general public. Gunn is known as one of the greatest bare knuckle boxers of all time and Jones as one of the all time gloved boxing greats. Two styles will collide on the 17th of February, Gunn known for his hard hitting Jack Dempsey like ferocity and Jones for his slick movement and fast hands, which promises to create one of the greatest show downs in boxing history and a true Cinderella story.
Sprits are high at Team Gunn who have worked tirelessly to bring you this fight and rest assured we are still working day and night to bring you true bare knuckle boxing in the near future.
This fight will take place at the Chase Centre in Wilmington, Delaware and will be available on Pay-per-View. Get behind your boy Bobby Gunn to bring home the gold for all those that ever dared to dream!
Blood sweat and tears is what it takes to become a champion, character and personality is what it takes to become a figurehead for an insurgent sport, which is why ESPN has featured Bobby in this article http://www.espn.com.mx/boxeo/nota/_/id/2778931/bobby-gunn-la-estrella-del-real-e-ilegal-club-de-la-pelea
Stay tuned for more BIG news soon!
In Bobby’s latest video he offers to fight James McCrory of England. Watch the video below to find out why.
Check out this special feature on Bleacher Report about the king of bare knuckle boxing Bobby Gunn!
In the underground world of bare-knuckle boxing, Bobby Gunn is the king. He is 73-0 in fights that have taken place in parking garages, warehouses, repair shops and other secret locations.
Bleacher Report takes a guided tour into this secret and illegal “fight club” and sees what it takes to make it in the “purest form of combat sports.”
BR Studios , Featured Columnist, Bleacher Report 2016
For the first time in 130 years the lineal Police Gazette bare knuckle heavy weight championship will be defended by reigning champion Bobby Gunn.
Our heavyweight champion will defend his title on the 20th of August in what is promising to be an explosive bout. For the first time in 130 years the lineal heavyweight belt will be on the line in Miami with Gunn looking to retain his dominance in the hexagon, following in the footsteps of the great John L Sullivan.
August the 20th is going to be a great night of explosive, raw, visceral and traditional pugilism. Book your tickets through http://bareknuckle.tv
Bare Knuckle Boxing is a stand up fight, where the contestants use their fists only. There will be no kicking, kneeing, elbows, wrestling, throw downs, biting, or eye gouging. Fights under our rules will be contested in bare knuckles only, with protective wrapping allowed only on the lower hand and wrist areas. Fights will be contested in a (6) sided boxing ring, or a (4) sided boxing ring. Ring canvases must have (2) lines on canvas 4 feet long, and separated by 4 feet. This is to allow the fighters to step up to the line and begin the fight in close quarters. Fights will be contested in rounds of 3 minutes with a one minute rest period. 3 rounds for regular contested matches, 10 rounds for a championship match.
Fighters will fight with bare knuckles. Bare knuckles again that means the knuckles are open The contestant are not allowed to wear bandages are hand wraps to cover their hands and Knuckles. . it is called bare knuckle boxing for a reason
Age of Participants:
No person under the age of 18 will be permitted to compete in Bare Knuckle Boxing. All contestants 36 years of age or older may be subject to further medical testing.
All fighters are allowed to have three seconds. Two seconds are allowed in the ring or on the ring apron at one time. There must be a cut man included as one of the seconds. Each corner will assign one second as “The Chief Second”.
In the event of a knockdown, the man standing must report to the furthest neutral corner and remain there until the referee instructs you to continue. If a fighter is knocked down and is able to continue the two fighters must start back at the line. There will be no hitting of a downed opponent, if a contestant is hit while downed this can result in an automatic disqualification.
If a participant is cut where the referee thinks the cut is obstructing the vision of the cut fighter, the referee may call a time-out when there is a lull in action. The cut fighter will be given one minute for his cut man to attempt to control the bleeding. If at the end of the one minute the referee deems the fighter unable to continue, the fight will be stopped and awarded to the opponent.
The fight will be arbitrated by (2) referees. One referee in the ring to control all the action in the ring, and the other referee on the outside of the ring to decide any dispute or questionable foul that may occur and not seen by the referee in the ring. The referee in the ring shall be the sole official for the fight, unless he feels he may have missed something, then and only then may he consult with the second referee.
There will be three judges that will score the fight on a ten point must system. The winner of the round will receive 10 points, with the loser of the round receiving 9 points or less. In the event of an even round the judge must score the bout 10-10 unless points have been deducted.
There shall be 2 ringside physicians at every fight, with one physician assigned to each corner. The physician shall observe at all times the physical condition of the contestants and may stop any contest at any time to examine a participant and to recommend the termination of the bout, when in the judgment of the physician serious injury could result to a participant if the contest continues.
Pre fight examination: In an addition to the testing requirements which include, a physical, a negative HIV, HEP B, HEP C test, a dilated eye exam, and a CAT scan of the brain. Each boxer shall be examined by a doctor with in 8 eight hours of the time he enters the ring. If the physician feels the contestant is not physically fit to participate, he shall notify the person in charge and they shall cancel the bout.
Post fight examination:
Each contestant will be given a post fight examination, where the physician will determine if the contestant needs further medical supervision. In that case the contestant will be provided transportation to the nearest hospital.
No contest shall take place and be started unless there is an ambulance, together with emergency equipment, and a portable resuscitator with oxygen and a qualified operator on premises.
Fights shall be scored on the amount of punches and effectiveness of the punches. It is not just the volume of punches, but the punches that have the most effect.
A standing eight count will be used.· There will NOT be a three knockdown rule used. All fighters must wear a mouthpiece and a cup with a groin protector. In addition there will be weight categories Lightweight, Welterweight Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Cruiserweight and Heavyweight. Also very soon there will be female bare knuckle boxing rules being posted for the female professional bare knuckle boxers. The Titles available will be North American International and world champion status the fighters are allowed to wear sponsorships from different companies to put on their fight gear. BKF will also supply a professional bare knuckle boxing gear for the fighters to compete in
Hey Fight fans! Its getting closer to the BKB mega event in Florida, set for June 11th and available on PPV. Things have been heating up between heavyweight champion Bobby Gunn and title contender Shannon Ritch, with a side bet of $100,000 dollars on the line.
The “cannon” Shannon Ritch has made some bold statements recently, his latest being that he is going to be facing attempted murder charges once he enters the ring http://shannonritch.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/murder-charges.html?m=1.
Of course, there is a flaw in Shannon’s plan, and that is the Heavyweight Champion – Bobby Gunn. Expect fireworks!
Remember to get your pay per view tickets from https://futureofthegame.tv/bkbmiami (pre-order for a discount)
The gloves are off! Bobby Gunn and Shannon Ritch are going to be getting on in a BKB super event. Ritch has put his money where his mouth is and signed on the dotted line for a pop at lineal bare knuckle boxing heavyweight world champion Bobby Gunn’s strap. Hats off to the man for wanting to step up to the scratch with the main man himself, but this aint no picnic although there will be knuckle sandwiches!
BKB is exploding, we are all hyped and ready to go on June the 11th in what is going to be a momentous occasion! When you come out to face Bobby you better come out swinging, and we are expecting fireworks!
The fires are stoked boys and girls, the engine is chugging and the BKB train is rolling through Florida on June the 11th. Get on it or miss out! The choice is yours! The hype is real ladies and gentlemen!
Well its offcial, Team Gunn are showing a massive PPV event on June the 11th 2016 from Miami, Florida. You can get tickets for the online PPV at Bare Knuckle TV
Check out the announcement from Bobby Gunn & David Feldman below