The Fox II Had Been Missing Since His Rescue Last August.
On May 15th last year, Stein Hoff of Norway rowed a boat out of New York Harbor, intending to duplicate the trip made by fellow countrymen George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen 120 years earlier when they became the first people ever to row a boat across an ocean. Harbo and Samuelsen had been sponsored by the Police Gazette and named their boat the “Fox” after Gazette … Continue reading
Emerging from the Wilderness
Ten years ago today, the National Police Gazette was reborn. The greatest American magazine in history had run for 132 years, from 1845 to 1977, but suspended publication with the January 1977 issue. It entered a wilderness period of 30 years before emerging again on April 8, 2007, as PoliceGazette.US under proprietor William A. Mays. Since then, we’ve been busy with many things. But no matter what we’re up to, the one … Continue reading
-BKB Champ Bobby Gunn Will Run Facility.
-BKBHOF President Scott Burt Donates the Land.
-Fund-raising Campaign to be Launched.
Brand new, state-of-the-art as well as old-school training facilities for boxers will be built in Belfast, New York, according to a joint statement issued yesterday by bare-knuckle boxing world champion Bobby Gunn, Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame president Scott Burt, and Hall of Fame vice president in charge of training facility Joe Curcio. … Continue reading
Police Gazette and BKBHOF bare-knuckle world champion Bobby Gunn faced the great Roy Jones Jr for the WBF cruiserweight world championship on Friday and fans were treated to a clinic by the two old pros. After the fight, Bobby told us his strategy was to bring the 48-year-old Jones deep into the 12-round schedule and then unleash a torrent once the former four-time champ began to tire. It was not to be, however, as Jones spent the … Continue reading
Ceremony Will Be July 8th in Belfast, New York.
ORIGINAL BARE KNUCKLE INDUCTEES
Must have fought completely bare fisted sometime in their career; no wraps:
Uriah “Hughie” Burton, Boxer (King of the Gypsies late 1950s-early 1970s; known as ‘Big Just’); Undefeated Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Ted Daley, Boxer; Living Inductee, Undefeated Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion.
Billy Edwards, Boxer; 1868-1872, Lightweight Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion of the World.
Bartley Gorman V, … Continue reading
World bare-knuckle champion Bobby Gunn will fight the legendary Roy Jones Jr for the WBF cruiserweight world championship on February 17th. Gunn holds the Police Gazette-authorized world bare knuckle boxing championship belt, but is strapping on the gloves for this chance to regain a gloved championship versus an all-time great. The event takes place at Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, and will feature an undercard that includes undefeated super-welterweight title holder Kanat Islam versus … Continue reading
Stein Hoff, who tried to duplicate the ocean-rowing feat of Police Gazette sponsees Harbo & Samuelsen this past summer, has gotten his official notice from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! See his comic below and read our previous articles about Stein and his mission here.
Glitch Delays Major BKB Event.
Promoter Hopeful for Date in December.
Back when the National Police Gazette was promoting bare-knuckle boxing events, the sport was illegal and Gazette publishers risked arrest for engaging in the activity. Check the “This Date in Police Gazette History” being posted to our Facebook page tomorrow—November 23rd—and you will read a news report about Gazette owner Richard K. Fox and sporting editor William E. Harding being arrested for doing just … Continue reading
History Channel Series Is a Smash Hit!
The season-2 premiere this past Tuesday of Hunting Hitler gathered an audience of nearly 1.5 million viewers, beating the Tuesday numbers of both Conan and The Daily Show, and in the same time slot beating Spike TV’s Ink Master, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, and Investigation Discovery’s Married With Secrets, while practically tying USA’s Shooter and HGTV’s House Hunters. Outside of cable, the show even virtually tied Fox’s Scream Queens. So the … Continue reading
On August 8, 2015, we published our endorsement of Donald Trump for president. Later we called Trump a genius. Then, two weeks before the election, we said “because of him, we will see progress on issues in the coming years that we have not seen progress on in decades.” Yet these later articles were written under the assumption that Trump would lose the election.
Even though we called him a genius—something … Continue reading
World bare-knuckle boxing champion Bobby Gunn will do part of his training for his upcoming title defense in the barn where John L. Sullivan trained for the last great bare-knuckle boxing championship in 1889. Sullivan won the Police Gazette World Champion Belt by defeating Jake Kilrain, and—as gloved boxing would become legal three years later—it would be the last time this belt would be fought for until now. A Police Gazette-authorized bare-knuckle boxing world champion belt will … Continue reading
Another Event Already Planned for January.
In an interview on former UFC champion BJ Penn’s popular podcast, bare-knuckle boxing world champion Bobby Gunn confirmed he will fight his first official title defense on November 26th. The location will be announced within two weeks by the venue—a major casino—but it is signed, sealed, and delivered. Gunn said British multi-millionaire Alfie Best has even secured a $10,000,000 insurance policy to cover the event.
Gunn also confirmed to … Continue reading
A Donald Trump Postmortem.
My name’s Steven Westlake. I’m the current publisher of the National Police Gazette, one of the most legendary and influential magazines in history. We’re becoming, once again, the official journal of bare-knuckle boxing; I’m working closely with Bobby Gunn and his colleagues, and I’ve met your colleague Stayton Bonner. But that’s not why I’m writing.
Like you, I’ve been following the Trump campaign very closely and have enjoyed your coverage. … Continue reading
He is Donald J. Trump, Super Genius. Except, unlike his fellow cartoon character Wile E. Coyote, Trump’s hyper-complex schemes are working. He set in motion a Rube Goldberg machine that at the end had an anvil hanging by a thread over the head of the Republican Party. The final arrow that shoots through that thread will be his concession speech after the November 8th election. But he’s already accomplished far more than anyone could have dreamed in … Continue reading
Was Ali Given the Police Gazette Champion Belt in 1974?
In recent years when sports figures won the big event they’d proclaim “I’m going to Disneyland!” When Muhammad Ali beat George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle” on October 30, 1974, to regain the world heavyweight championship, he must have said “I’m going to the Police Gazette!” Because right after his victory he sat down for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with Police Gazette bigs, … Continue reading
Rolling Stone magazine published a brand-new interview with boxing champion Tyson Fury online today in which writer Stayton Bonner catches the champ directly in the middle of a first-step crisis. As a result, the interview is more disturbing than revealing.
For those unfamiliar, a first-step experience is that moment when one comes to the deep realization that they are in gravely serious trouble and there’s nothing they can do about it on their own. The … Continue reading
Boat Named for Police Gazette Publisher Is Adrift Near Scotland
If Found, Will Be Displayed by Ripley’s
The boat that ocean rower Stein Hoff had attempted to row across the Atlantic has been drifting since August 6th, when a violent storm destroyed all of Stein’s oars, rudder, and sea anchor. The freighter Ludolf Oldendorff rescued Stein, but they were not able to fetch his boat.
Stein had been attempting to duplicate the feat of fellow … Continue reading
For the past couple of months the internet rumor mill has been concocting a narrative that posits a return to the ring for Mike Tyson. But not in the way you might think. In the ring though he may be, this story has him not lacing up the gloves. He’d be going bare knuckle against Police Gazette-authorized world bare knuckle champion Bobby Gunn.
One would be wise to dismiss the assertions as fantasy, if there weren’t some … Continue reading