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.

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$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

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


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