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
-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
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.
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
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
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
Our Reporter on the Ground in the North Carolina Hot Spot
The job of our police departments is to prevent and mitigate crisis situations. Yet here, we have another example of police creating a crisis situation where none existed or was going to exist.
Keith Scott was sitting in a vehicle he owned, parked at the apartment complex where he lived. With him were a handgun the police department … Continue reading
Force-11 Storm Disables Fox II
Stein Rescued by Freighter Ludolf Oldendorff
Here are the events as they unfolded this past Saturday morning, as reported by Stein’s wife Diana:
08:00 UTC approx – Emergency signal received:
– Epirb emergency beacon activated. Position received by Norwegian rescue in Bodø.
10:35 UTC – Status:
– Epirb is active now since this morning. British Rescue are heading the rescue mission and have received a few additional positions.
On July 9th, the National Police Gazette was formally inducted into the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame as the first and only publication from the original era. The impact the Police Gazette and its publisher Richard K. Fox had on the sport of boxing as a whole, and bare knuckle boxing in particular, cannot be overstated.
Pictured below is the Gazette‘s BKBHOF trophy, accepted by current publisher Steven Westlake. During his acceptance speech, Westlake said “If … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
An online article criticizing Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships, the organization behind next month’s bare-knuckle-championship event taking place in Florida, has elicited a reaction from BKFC. The organization’s official response says the article written by Chris Stokel-Walker of Newcastle, England, “made multiple false and misleading statements” and contained “misinformed and inaccurate reporting” regarding the event originally scheduled for June 11th.
In its response, BKFC indicates one possible motive for Stokel-Walker’s attack, telling the writer “you sing the praises … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading