Kimbo Slice Dies, June 11th Event Postponed!

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

Announcing Ticket and PPV Info for June 11th BKB Event

Tickets for the live event and pay-per-view for the June 11th bare-knuckle-boxing championships at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami, FL, are now available. World BKB Champion and holder of the Police Gazette-authorized championship belt Bobby Gunn will defend his title against Shannon Ritch in the main event. A full undercard is also included, with bouts featuring American BKB Champion Danny Batchelder, Rudy Morales, and Josh Burns vs Erik Leander.

Tickets for the live event … Continue reading

Stein Hoff Ocean Row Day 7

Police Gazette-sponsored ocean rower Stein Hoff continues his journey across the Atlantic. At 70, he hopes to be the oldest ever to row an ocean. Here’s his report from last night: “7th day. At sea anchor last 2 hours as wind increased from SE and it started raining. Started rowing 5 am. After a while I stopped for breakfast, noticing a current against me… I managed a total of 7.5 hours actual rowing, not much farther east, … Continue reading

Stein Hoff Tossed Overboard!

A report comes in this evening that Police Gazette-sponsored ocean rower Stein Hoff was thrown overboard by a large wave. He is back on-board and safe, but there was some minor damage and soaking. He reports that a “wave hit from starboard side, suddenly the boat is on its side and I in the water… The next hour I spent soaking wet securing items on deck better while getting the sea anchor ready and got it out … Continue reading

Oldest Ocean Rower Sets Off!

Seventy-year-old Norwegian Stein Hoff is making history the Police Gazette way. In 1896 the Gazette sponsored Norwegian immigrants George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, the first people ever to row across an ocean. They called their boat the “Fox” after Police Gazette owner Richard K. Fox. On May 15th, Stein Hoff–to honor fellow countrymen Harbo & Samuelsen–rowed his boat, the “Fox II,” out of New York Harbor and is attempting to not only row the Atlantic solo, but … Continue reading

$100,000 Side Bet Added to June 11th Match!

Pro Bareknuckle Boxing Ready for Major Leagues

As the June 11th bareknuckle boxing event in Miami, FL, approaches, things are heating up and proving it’s NOT being put on by small-time amateurs. As evidence, Shannon Ritch, who will be facing champion Bobby Gunn for the Police Gazette-authorized World Bareknuckle Boxing Champion Belt, offered a side bet of $100,000–over and above the purse for which the boxers will be competing. And Bobby Gunn took no time to accept … Continue reading

Man to Row Across Atlantic in Path of Police Gazette-Sponsored First Voyage

Stein Hoff of Norway will set out in a rowboat on May 15th and row all the way from Manhattan to England. His trip is to honor the first people ever to row a boat across an ocean. Norwegian immigrants George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, with sponsorship from the National Police Gazette, achieved the feat in 1896. They named their boat the “Fox” in honor of Police Gazette publisher Richard K. Fox. Stein Hoff has named his … Continue reading


Proudly and respectfully announced Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, by Scott R. Burt, president of the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame; Belfast, New York.

BobbyGunnBOBBY GUNN; USA, Hackensack, New Jersey (71-0, 71 KOs)
Holder of National Police Gazette-Authorized WORLD Championship Belt
Linear holder of the National … Continue reading

Bare Knuckle Boxing Top-10 Contender List to be Announced Wednesday

A press conference will be held Wednesday afternoon, March 23rd, at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, announcing the first top-10 contender lists for sanctioned bare knuckle boxing.

Appearing with world BKB champion Bobby Gunn will be Scott Burt, president of the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame and issuer of championship belts, American BKB champion Danny Batchelder, and Steven Westlake, publisher of the National Police Gazette, the last organization to issue BKB championship belts.

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Closing the Squared Circle: The Return of Sanctioned Bare-Knuckle Boxing

“The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

T.S. Eliot probably was not referring to bare knuckle boxing when he wrote those words. But we do seem to find ourselves in that situation today.

Richard K. Fox took over the National Police Gazette in 1877 and soon began featuring boxing within the Gazette’s pages. This was prize fighting, by the London Prize Ring Rules. … Continue reading

Police Gazette Is 2016 Inductee to Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame

The letter below to National Police Gazette manager Steve Westlake from Scott Burt of the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame speaks for itself:

Dear Steve,

In 1889 John L. Sullivan trained in our barns for the World’s last-ever Bare Knuckle Championship fight. He defeated Jake Kilrain in a 2 hour 15 minute slugfest that went 75 rounds outside in 104 degree weather. Sullivan was trained here for that fight by the famous wrestler and health guru … Continue reading

A Police Gazette Endorsement: Donald Trump for President

The voice of the 1980s pro-wrestling manager Donald Trump hears in his head could not be happier. The performance-art-offered-as-reality these folks perfected has finally come home to roost in the best possible way. What better place for it to explode than within today’s American politics in general and Republican politics in particular? Trump’s campaign thus far has been an irony bomb of mass destruction. And, like the first hours of the 9/11 attacks, no one knows yet … Continue reading

First to Row Across an Ocean Finally Get Memorial

UPDATE! Jan 2016

A few months ago we reported on the monument that was being unveiled in Farsund, Norway, honoring the first people ever to row a boat across an ocean. The National Police Gazette had sponsored Harbo & Samuelsen on their historic voyage. Pictured here is the monument in its final location on Farsund Harbor. But there’s more news to report. Dr. Stein Hoff, also of Farsund, will be replicating Harbo & Samuelsen’s trip all by … Continue reading

Vestal MMA School Supplying Half Upstate Team in International Tournament

-New Gladius Middleweight Champ Tom Connolly Among Squad from Five Element Sport MMA and Fitness
-Syracuse vs Nashville Kicks Off Tournament April 26th
-Five Element Owner Jason Porter on Team Syracuse Coaching Staff

By Steve Westlake
Jason Porter, owner and chief instructor at Five Element Sport MMA and Fitness—formerly Power of One MMA—is looking forward to his 16 years in the business reaching a new high. Next month, members of his school will make … Continue reading

“Can You Go To the Note?” Opening Audition a Smash!

The first of a three-day audition process for Binghamton-area singing competition Can You Go To the Note? took place at the Bundy Museum annex and was a rousing success. Devon Wright, owner of The Wright Style barber shop on Oak Street in Binghamton, hosted the event along with a panel of three judges. The atmosphere was happy and friendly as a large number of hopefuls of every age and ability turned out to give it all they … Continue reading

Dave Lang the Fraudulent Black Belt and Phony War Veteran Exposed: Part Three

-New Details Emerge About How Lang Used His Phony Martial Arts Credentials to Target Vulnerable Young Mothers Being Served at a Christian Non-Profit in Cortland Run by His Mother Patricia Lang
-Lang’s History of Manipulating and Abusing Teenage “Students” Further Uncovered
-How the Phony War Veteran’s Lies Undermined a Real Soldier on Deployment and Destroyed His Marriage
-Dave Lang, Dog Murderer?
-Dave Lang Ignoring an Open Challenge

By Briggs Seekins,
If … Continue reading

An Interview with Todd Robbins, World-Famous Magician and Sideshow Performer

Police Gazette fan and famed magician and entertainer Todd Robbins is looking to turn his Off-Broadway smash hit Play Dead into a television series. In collaboration with Teller of Penn & Teller, Robbins wrote and starred in the show, which recently had a successful run in Los Angeles. For more read the recent Los Angeles Times article.

The following exclusive interview with Todd originally appeared in the March 2013 print edition of the National Police … Continue reading