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

Bobby Gunn to Defend World BKB Title vs Shannon Ritch on June 11th

They Each Issue Video Challenges

World bare-knuckle boxing (BKB) champion Bobby Gunn will defend his title against Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch in a sanctioned match June 11th in Miami, Florida. Bobby holds the Police Gazette-authorized World Bare Knuckle Boxing Championship Belt issued by the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame. Shannon Ritch is ranked third in the world on the Hall of Fame’s top BKB heavyweight contenders list first published by the Police Gazette. He has … Continue reading

OFFICIAL BARE KNUCKLE BOXING HEAVYWEIGHT NO-WRAP RANKINGS

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.

Two … Continue reading

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

Today’s Hitler Highlights

Only in the Police Gazette!

Subjects explored in the new book Hitler Is Alive!

-Eva Braun’s secret diary entries lament that her man is always away ruling the world and doesn’t have any time for her. But later entries reveal how when the cat’s away, the mice will play!

-Gisela Fleischer Hoser claimed to be Hitler’s daughter and told the Police Gazette, “I rather hope that my father is still alive and reads these lines to learn … 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

Rave Reviews for Hitler Is Alive!

Open Road Media and Mysterious Press have teamed to release Hitler Is Alive!, a Police Gazette collection edited by Steven A. Westlake, head of the company that manages this website and all things Police Gazette.

Already the verdict is in. And Hitler Is Alive! is a winner. Read these pre-release reviews:

From Booklist, the leading trade journal for libraries and booksellers
“Editor Westlake joyously collects a cavalcade of these breathless accounts, filed by intrepid deep-cover reporters, … Continue reading

130 Years of Greatness: A History of Police Gazette Pioneers

Pictured on this month’s cover are the four men most responsible for making and keeping the National Police Gazette an American institution for 130 years. All of them are pioneers and/or geniuses in the field of popular magazines, and all of them knew there was something about the Police Gazette in particular that made it worth the effort.
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House on Ghost Hill Road Premieres!

Update: Due to an unexpected technical problem (no, the Super-8 projector didn’t break, smartasses), the world premiere of House on Ghost Hill Road needs to be postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

House on Ghost Hill Road is the tale of paranormal investigators who go to the legendary “house on Ghost Hill Road” in search of paranormal adventures, but end up finding an evil more horrific than they could have ever imagined. It is the … 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