Full Statement from Scott Burt, President of the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame
The bare-knuckle boxing event scheduled for June 11th in Miami, FL, has been postponed. Here is the official statement from President Scott Burt of the BKBHOF:
We at the BKBHOF were shocked to hear of the loss of the second pugilistic icon in a week. First Muhammad Ali and now, late last night, Kimbo Slice. Kimbo literally fought his way to stardom, becoming the best known modern bare knuckler around the world thanks to his internet fights that drew millions of viewers. This year on July 9th, Kimbo was to be inducted into our Hall of Fame. His manager made it clear to us that the honor was the greatest Kimbo has received, and now proves to be his legacy. We are proud that he knew of this honor before his passing. When the news of his passing broke we could not stop thinking of his children and family. Words cannot express how deep our condolences run. Out of respect for the passings of both Muhammad and Kimbo, boxing events worldwide are being postponed to honor these icons. And we at the BKBHOF are no exception. The historic Bare Knuckle Fight Night in Miami, Florida, scheduled for this Saturday June 11th—the first of its kind in 130 years—will also be postponed for fans to pay tribute and mourn the loss of these two great warriors. We will hold a press conference next week to name the new date.