New Date for BKB Event Announced at Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

First Major BKB Event Is August 20th in South Florida.
Police Gazette, Kimbo Slice, Danny Batchelder Inducted.

A packed house attended today’s Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Belfast, NY. The National Police Gazette was among this year’s inductees, and is the only publication to be inducted under the “original” category rather than “honorary” since—as with so many things—the Police Gazette started it all.

Also inducted were current American BKB champ Danny Batchelder and BKB legend Kimbo Slice. Kimbo unfortunately passed away last month, but his family made the trip to accept the Hall of Fame statuette on his behalf.

The festivities included the official announcement of the new date for the postponed BKB event taking place in South Florida. BK1 is now slated to come off Saturday August 20th. Details for tickets and pay-per-view will be posted soon at

The other Hall of Fame inductees this year were boxer and author James Quinn McDonagh; 19th century boxers Arthur Chambers, Larry Foley, and James J. Corbett; and publications Ring Magazine, Boxing News Magazine, and The USA Boxing News. Rochester Boxing HOF president Bob Collins won this year’s Marie Backus Person of the Year award.

SteveBobbyPolice Gazette publisher Steve Westlake, left, with World BKB Champion Bobby Gunn who attended today’s ceremony.

ScottKimboThe family of Kimbo Slice after receiving Kimbo’s induction award from BKB Hall of Fame president Scott Burt, left.

ScottDannyAmerican BKB champion Danny Batchelder, holding award and belt, with Scott Burt.

SteveScottNational Police Gazette publisher Steve Westlake, left, receives the Gazette‘s induction award from Scott Burt.

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