BKB Boxing, Full BKB1 Card Review

The BKB, or, Bare Knuckle Boxing made its world debut exclusively in Direct TV pay per view. This is what went down:
Chris Traietti 191.7 lbs vs Larry Hopkins 195.8 lbs
-5 round cruiser weight-
Starting off the action, Hopkins landed a clean combination. However once Traietti got in the flow, he began landing rights to the body at will. The first fight in BKB would end awkwardly, as both guys leaned into each other and clashed heads. After the clash, Hopkins went down and wouldn’t get up. The ref counted him out and Traietti won by KO. The result was confusing. Going off traditional boxing rules, you would think that Hopkins being unable to continue tue to an illegal maneuver would mean that you would go to the score cards. Either way, Traietti won.

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Farkhad Sharipov 140 lbs vs Matt Doherty 139.7 lbs
-5 rounds welterweight –
The fight began very sloppy as both guys missed way more than they landed, but Sharipov did cause a cut above Doherty’s eye. Sharipov walked away with rounds 2, 3 and 4 with much more accurate punches. Late in the final round, Sharipov staggered Doherty with a big left hook but couldn’t finish him off. Sharipov got the first official BKB unanimous decision of the night.

Mike Jackson 164.7 lbs vs Louis Webster 173 lbs
-5 round middleweight-
Jackson started off jabbing his way through the first round. The first knockout of BKB came from a beautiful left hook from Webster. Even though Jackson made it to his feet the ref called it off. Webster won by 2nd round KO.

Brandon Chagnon 172.3 lbs vs Jesse Orta 172.7 lbs
-5 round light heavyweight-
Right away these two went at war! After some heavy exchanges, Orta went down. Determined, Orta got a standing eight count, got mad and really took it out on Chagnon. Chagnon was cut from an uppercut and then finished him off by a vicious attack from Orta. The ref felt he had taken enough and Orta won by TKO.

Eddie Caminero 153 lbs vs Marteze Logan 151.1 lbs
-5 round middleweight-
It may not have been intensional but Caminero hit Logan below the belt, and the ref never saw it and Logan never fully recovered. Caminero laid on the pressure and forced Logan onto the edge of the pit several times. The ref stopped it and awarded Caminero with the TKO victory.

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Chris Russell 143.2 lbs vs Bryan Abraham 142.4 lbs
-7 round welterweight-
The first round was a feeler round but then Abraham put a blast on the chin of Russell, who stood up and fell back out. To my surprise he somehow beat the count but the ref called it off. Russell won by TKO.

Julian Pollard 252.8 lbs vs Randy Smith 252 lbs.
-5 round Heavyweight-
First thing I noticed about the 39 year old Smith was that he was not in great shape. So it wasn’t much of a shock when Pollard made quick work of him and knocked him out in the second round.

Teneal Goyco 169.1 vs Jason Naugler 168.4
-7 round light heavyweight-
Talk about an all action fight! Naugler went down almost immediately but returned to his feet and traded shots with Goyco all of the first round. The third round looked like something out of a Rocky movie. Naugler dropped his hands and growled at Goyco as if to say, “Hit me!” And Goyco obliged, knocking his mouth piece out. He wouldn’t be asking again as Goyco landed a huge left that laid him out on his feet and the ref stopped it.

Jason Gavern 246.2 lbs vs Willie Perryman 232 lbs
-10 rounds heavyweight –
Both guys got off to a slow start but in the second that all changed. Gavern landed a stiff straight right hand that put Perryman on his backside. Perryman should have stayed down, as he would had avoided more punishment. Gavern would end Perryman’s suffering in the sixth round with a straight followed by a short left hook on the chin. Perryman went down awkwardly and wouldn’t attempt to beat the count. Gavern won by KO.

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Eric Fowler 134.5 lbs vs Carl Mcnickles 136 lbs
-7 round lightweight-
This fight got off to a fast and furious start and ended as quickly as it began. Fowler caught Mcnickles with a left that put him out cold on his feet, then landed 2 more punches for good measure. It was definitely an exciting main event fight and I could see why they saved Fowler for last.

The first BKB was entertaining. It did have some sloppy boxing in spots but still offered high excitement from the heavy hands and the knockouts. Traditional boxing will never be taken over by BKB but this is a much more entertaining option than the UFC, atleast in my humble opinion. Will the BKB be successful? Well that’s still in the air but I can say, I wouldn’t mind seeing more.

Lucas Biggers

Lucas Biggers- I am a fan turned writer. Growing up I wanted to be a boxer but never had any gyms around me to attend. I want my name to be synonymous with the sport of boxing and bring back the golden era of boxing for my son to enjoy.


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17 Comments

  1. MF August 6, 2013 5:45 pm  Reply

    MMA is better than boxing and this homie.

    • theheavybag August 6, 2013 6:10 pm  Reply

      Well we beg to differ. MMA ground game will put people to sleep.

      • COLORADO B October 28, 2013 6:59 pm  Reply

        Before I begin I want to say there were at least 2 fights whee the guys ACTUALLY fought and the last fight the guy DID get knocked out for real. That said the massive majority of these fights were clearly faked. Watch bkb1 and tell me that pretty much all of those knockdowns/knockouts weren’t clearly faked. YOU WANT FANS BKB

      • COLORADO B October 28, 2013 7:00 pm  Reply

        WTF why is mine pink? some bullshit

        • theheavybag October 28, 2013 7:02 pm  Reply

          Lol it is randomized you can change it

  2. MF August 6, 2013 5:47 pm  Reply

    Disc golf is more entertaining than boxing these days.

    • alkhb August 14, 2013 7:11 am  Reply

      MMA is boring as shit.

  3. Anonymous August 16, 2013 4:42 pm  Reply

    MMA is boring. They lay on the ground and hug

  4. Anonymous August 21, 2013 3:53 pm  Reply

    this bkb is a great idea, it alows fighters another option to compete ive saw the both episodes and the fights and it was nothing but action! unlike ufc were all they do is tackle and tickle, boxing is the blue print for combat sport because it always starts up top. overall i like cause and i want to sign up but im still getting info on it. if they give bkb a opportunity to grow it will grow, were can i sign up

    • COLORADO B October 28, 2013 7:11 pm  Reply

      Seriously. Do you people have stock in bkb? I saw a bunch of losers fake being knocked out poorly. The fighters were all clearly amatuers and terrible actors. I mean really, dude had a minimum 2 second delayed reaction before he literally flew to the ground like he was kicked by a horse. Another guy got the softest head butt ive ever seen and layed down on the matt for the 10 count then jumped to his feet like it was nothing as soon as the count ends. These fights were fake and the fighters are half ass hacks.

      • theheavybag October 28, 2013 7:25 pm  Reply

        Some of the fighters had a troubled past but I’d need more proof to say it was fake. Delayed knockdowns happen

  5. brian johnson October 26, 2013 10:33 pm  Reply

    I wanna box on bkb

  6. brian johnson October 26, 2013 10:35 pm  Reply

    All in all I enjoy the fights great calls on fights as well

    • COLORADO B October 28, 2013 7:06 pm  Reply

      WHATEVER!!! Those fights were bullshit. Were you even watching? Every one except the last fight was clearly faking the knockdown. One guy didn’t even get hit. Another got hit and had a reaction but clearly didn’t get hurt, then stands there for about 2 seconds and then throws himself to the ground, I don’t know about you but unless the winner knows the hercule mega ton delayed reaction punch I wouls say its pretty clear they are paying people to get knocked out to try to earn fans and that is WEAK.

      • theheavybag October 28, 2013 7:09 pm  Reply

        Yeah the way the first fight ended was a little weird. They have some interesting things to work with tho and wouldn’t mind seeing more talented athletes do BKB. Some of the fights were garbage but you will have that in any sport. It was the debut of something new tho.

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