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
Was Ali Given the Police Gazette Champion Belt in 1974?
In recent years when sports figures won the big event they’d proclaim “I’m going to Disneyland!” When Muhammad Ali beat George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle” on October 30, 1974, to regain the world heavyweight championship, he must have said “I’m going to the Police Gazette!” Because right after his victory he sat down for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with Police Gazette bigs, … 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
For the past couple of months the internet rumor mill has been concocting a narrative that posits a return to the ring for Mike Tyson. But not in the way you might think. In the ring though he may be, this story has him not lacing up the gloves. He’d be going bare knuckle against Police Gazette-authorized world bare knuckle champion Bobby Gunn.
One would be wise to dismiss the assertions as fantasy, if there weren’t some … 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
Bobby Gunn to Defend Bare-Knuckle Championship in South Florida Next Month
To avoid conflict with today’s UFC 202 featuring the highly anticipated Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz match, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKF) and the major South Florida casino & hotel where the BKF event will take place have decided to move the event’s date originally scheduled for today.
When it comes off, this event will feature world bare-knuckle boxing champion Bobby Gunn defending his Police Gazette-authorized … 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.
It started three days ago with a bombshell confession by American BKB referee Paul Tyler in which he claims Joe Brown of England’s UBBAD offered him money to send American boxers to England to throw fights and to come to England himself and publicly denounce BKB champ Bobby Gunn and BKF founder Dave Feldman.
Then yesterday, Bobby Gunn issued a challenge to UBBAD fighter James McCrory, claiming McCrory had been insulting him regularly … Continue reading
American bare-knuckle-boxing referee Paul Tyler posted a video today leveling serious accusations against Joe Brown, the head of English BKB organization UBBAD. Tyler claims Brown contacted him recently and asked if Tyler thought he could get American BKB fighters Dan Biddle, Matt Cerro and others to come to England and throw fights for money. Biddle had previously beaten UBBAD fighter James McCrory by referee stoppage after severe cuts opened over McCrory’s eye. Tyler claims Brown … Continue reading
British businessmen Alfie Best and Terry Sabini have decided to go all in on a push to make bare-knuckle boxing (BKB) the next international sensation in combat sports. The plan is to work with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKF) here in the United States and then quickly expand to the United Kingdom and Russia.
Best, worth an estimated $300 million, has been nicknamed the “world’s richest Gypsy”—a reference to his Gypsy Traveller heritage. He’s been in the … Continue reading
After a touch & go first half beset by frequent wind, current, and wave difficulties, Police Gazette-sponsored ocean rower Stein Hoff is safely past the halfway point on his trip from New York to England. Stein finally caught a significant stretch of favorable conditions and zoomed past the halfway longitude of -40.152° on July 21st. Having left New York on May 15th, it took him 68 days to hit the halfway mark. But all expectations are the … Continue reading
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
Oldest Ocean Rower Passes One Third Mark
Moves Past Site of Early Tragic Attempt
Police Gazette sponsee Stein Hoff has made it safely beyond the one third distance mark on his solo row from New York to England. The Police Gazette was the sole sponsor of the first successful people ever to row across an ocean when we partnered with George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen for their 1896 voyage. They named their boat the “Fox” … Continue reading
This special souvenir issue recalls some of the Gazette‘s original BKB coverage from the 1880s, as it segues into today’s BKB championship scene. It contains 16 packed pages, the same as the original Police Gazette. All pages are glossy, in full color. And it’s oversized at 11 inches wide.
Inside you’ll find John L. Sullivan, famed John L. Sullivan trainer William Muldoon, Jake Kilrain, the Police Gazette Diamond Heavyweight Champion belt, a complete reprint of the Gazette‘s … Continue reading
Introducing the official bare knuckle rules to ensure fighter safety as a top priority, as well as fair play and sportsmanship.
Bare Knuckle Boxing is a stand-up fight, where the contestants use their fists only. There will be no kicking, kneeing, elbows, wrestling, throw downs, biting, or eye gouging. Fights under our rules will be contested in bare knuckles only, with protective wrapping allowed only on the lower hand and wrist areas. Fights will be contested in … 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