Why this UFC Fight Night matters

Boston is a fighting town. Going back to the 1880s, Boston's own John L. Sullivan was ruling the world as the heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing. On Saturday, this rich tradition of fighting continues as the UFC hits Boston with UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1. The UFC itself has roots in Boston. More than a few fighters--past and present--hail from the area (myself...
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The 10 Greatest Boxing Nicknames of All Time

Does the name make the fighter or does the fighter make the name? In the modern era of boxing (after the bare knuckle era that came to an end with the Marquess of Queensberry rules) the practice of using nicknames goes back to at least the first Heavyweight Champion of the world, John L. Sullivan, [...]The post The 10 Greatest Boxing Nicknames of All Time appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

From Beyond The Grave: The Paycheck

"John L. Sullivan, the Boston pugilist, had a benefit at Harry Hill's Theater yesterday afternoon, the feature of which was an offer of $50 for any man to box with him four rounds according to the rules of the Marquis of Queensbury, which are rounds of three minutes each, with one minute between each round. During the afternoon, while the sparring was going on between the...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Gunn to Defend World Heavyweight BKB Title at BKB 2 February 25

Earlier this evening the World Bare Knuckle Boxing Association announced that BKB 2 will take place February 25 in Arizona, with current World Heavyweight Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion Bobby “The Celtic” Warrior Gunn putting his title on the line against an opponent to later be named. The first sanctioned bare knuckle boxing match since 1889 took place last August 5, 2011, when...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

The WBKBA Launches The First Sanctioned Bare Knuckle Boxing Association

Last year the WBKBA—World Bare Knuckle Boxing Association—made history as it held the first sanctioned bare knuckle boxing bout since BKB legend John L. Sullivan fought an epic 75-round contest against Jake Kilrain, winning by knockout and retiring the last heavyweight champion. In August of 2011, in the Fort McDowell Casino in Scottsdale, Arizona, former IBA Cruiserweight champion...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Team Gunn Launches Premier Bare Knuckle Boxing Website

Team Gunn recently announced the launching of their new website——to spread awareness of bare knuckle boxing and connect fans around the world. The mission of the WBKBA—World Bare Knuckle Boxing Association—is to provide BKB fans around the world with the latest news and updates about everything related to bare knuckle boxing. “We are the Bare knuckle bible...
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December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Gunn Ready To Go To Battle This Thursday

While the rest of the world will be welcoming December and the upcoming holiday season this Thursday, Bobby Gunn will have his mind focused on one thing. and one thing only—defending his world heavyweight bareknuckle boxing title. At an undisclosed location outside of Philadelphia this December 1, reigning BKB champ Gunn will be facing Ernest Jackson, a bodyguard and well known...
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November 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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