The rise of modern Bare Knuckle Boxing has come about relatively fast in the UK growing at a rate that can only be likened to the early days of the UFC, and now the same is happening across the pond in the USA. Much is said about the sport, and a lot of it is based only on opinions of those who have something to lose with the rise of Bare Knuckle and even more with those who have something the gain.
‘Bare Knuckle Boxing – The Truth’ is about to sort fact from fiction and to dispel a lot of untruths that still sometimes shroud the sport the now professional sport in an air of seediness, painting it as if were a scene in the movie snatch!
This warts and all book of truth’s written by someone who has worked in the very heart of the sport for a number of years and is still very much part of it!
The truth is out there, but can you handle the truth?
Available now on pre-order, with release scheduled for December 1st2019 click here now or pre-order from Amazon
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the first ever 100% Official UBKB Photographer, and would like to give Martyn Jones a very warm welcome to #teamubkb. Martyn is an award winning professional combat sports photographer with years of experience in his craft.
Martyn can seen below signing a contract with UBKB and will work exclusively for UBKB when it comes to Bare Knuckle Boxing!
Martyn’s whole ethos is not just to take a photograph, but to capture the story and the emotions of the subjects that he photographs, he joined us at our last show for the day and I am sure that everyone will agree that his world is second to none, and he will from now be at all of our shows, training days and events.
UBKB’s Stu Armstrong has known and worked with Martyn Jones for years than he cares to remember and has has long been Stu’s photographer of choice. Martyn absolutely loves UBKB and is hoping to be able to build up the trust of #teamubkb especially the fighters and without doubt he will produce some AMAZING images.
Commitment wise, well what can we say, at the last show he was so intent on getting the perfect shot that he managed to catch an accidental kick in the face from a boxing boot and suffered a broken cheek bone! We will make sure in future that he keeps his head out the ring, but in his words, “It’s all part of the job nothing to worry about”
So please all give Martyn a warm welcome when you see him at UBKB events and look forward to some amazing images.
To find out more about Martyn and Origins Media check out his Instagram profile @Origins_Media and see below for a random selection of his shots from the last UBKB show
Forget the BREXIT blues, the UK Government may not stick to its word, t may not be happening on the 29th but UBKB stick to their word and will make good on their promise the following day be giving you the very best in legal, professional Bare Knuckle Boxing at Manchesters BEC Arena.
Ringside tickets are already sold out, but never fear as limited VIP, and Seated tickets are still available, but be quick!
Order you tickets now online from www.ubkb.uk priced at only £50 for VIP and £35 for seated.
THIS IS’NT JUST BARE KNUCKLE BOXING…….THIS IS ULTIMATE BARE KNUCKLE BOXING!
Who would have thought a Heavyweight Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion could be such a genuine nice guy, well as I packed my passport and headed out through the snow up onto the winding A68 leading from the North East of England over the border at the Carter Barr, to the Scottish Borders a warmer welcome couldn’t have been bestowed on me as I walked through the doors of Hawick Boxing Club.
As I make my way inside find the champ already warming up on a computerised exercise bike before what I can only call a brutal training session before we had a chat on Camera, and as always it was great to see ‘Gumpys’ trainer again, Andrew Macfarlane. I was even sent home with gifts in the shape of a Hawick Boxing Club Mug and Tracksuit.
Mack sure to check out a great feature interview below (which will go live at 6pm 3-2-19) and don’t forget you can see the man himself back in action on March 3th £ the UBKB Bare Knuckle Boxing show at the BEC Arena, Manchester! Tickets out now from all fighters, or online at www.ubkb.uk
For anyone that’s followed the sport of Bare Knuckle Boxing for some time then this is a man that needs no introduction, one of the originals from back in the day from the start of modern day BKB, ‘The Problem’, Ross Chittock is making a comeback on March 30th at the BEC Arena in Manchester and Fireworks are expected.
Oxford based Chittock will be making the trip North to Manchester after joining UBKB as an official fighter. Always one that didn’t want an easy fight Ross is going straight back in at the deep end, and not for a warm-up fight either as he takes a big man, with big fists and a big heart and a lot of skill in the form of UBKB’s Andy Roberts.
This is just one of a whole host of exciting fights that re set to take place on march 30th at the huge UBKB Bare Knuckle Boxing show.
Tickets are on sale now priced as below and available from all fighters or online at www.ubkb.uk
Far from a sleepy Sunday for the fight matchers at UBKB today with some fighters of epic proportions being announced, notably the UBKB Challenge Belt Title defence by Luke ‘Loose Cannon’ Atkin who will be toeing the line against Bradford’s Daniel ‘Dan Dan’ Hunter. Two very experienced and exciting fighters, this one won’t be a war, this will Armageddon!
Next up see’s the very welcome return to the Bare Knuckle Ring for two fighters that have taken some time out, Andy Roberts will take on one the originals from back in the day ‘The Problem’ Ross Chittock. These two Bare Knuckle Warriors won’t have time for any ring rust in what is predicted to be a fast and furious fight.
And last but certainly by now means least, also announced by #TEAMUBKB today we she a fight that has al the makings of a possible fight of this night, as the Bare Knuckle Boxing WorLDS’s social media sweetheart Jay ‘Bam Bam’ Eggleston takes on Bare Knuckle Debutant, Durhams Reece Drummond
This is once more going to raise the bar in Bare Knuckle Boxing with a number of other epic fights already announced, including a grudge match and two title fights, and even more to come. make sure you don’t miss out and witness this first hand! Order tickets now to avoid disappointment from any fighter, Online at www.ubkb.uk or from Stu Armstrong, Amanda Smith or Anna Foreman
This isn’t just Bare Knuckle Boxing…………………..This is ULTIMATE BARE KNUCKLE BOXING!
Ultimate Bare Knuckle Boxing, better known as UBKB re set to one more return to the BEC Arena in Manchester drawing fans of the sport from not just all over the UK but many from around the world. March 30th is the day and what better way to get over the BREXIT disappointment that will no doubt sweep the country on the 29th March deadline!
A number of fight matchups have been announced so far and every single one set to be a thriller with true 50/50 fights!
Tickets are available now from all fighters, or online at www.ubkb.uk priced at am incredible prices as below!
Seated £35. – VIP £50. – Ringside £70
These are just a few or the exciting Bare Knuckle Warrior matchups with more being released anytime now!
Hot off the press UBKB have today announced the date and venue for their next professional Bare Knuckle Boxing show!!
Manchester will once more play host to UBKB on March 30th 2019 at the epic Bowlers Exhibition Centre with an evening of the very best in Bare Knuckle Boxing and as always the fights on the night will be all thrillers, and no fillers!
Further announcements will made soon, including information on when tickets will be available.
Please like the official Facebook Fan page www.fb.me/ubkb1 to keep up to date!!
You have seen it on ‘Bare Knuckle Fight Club’ on Netflix, now come and watch live as Ultimate Bare Knuckle Boxing present an evening of professional Bare Knuckle Boxing from Manchesters huge Bowlers Exhibition Centre!
This without doubt be the most exciting show you have ever see and you will be guaranteed a warm welcome from team #ubkb
Tickets start at just £35!!
Book yours now by clicking here to contact Amanda Smith
Coming soon to Newcastle / Gateshead is Bare Knuckle Boxing Legend, Author and star of the movie Knuckle, James Quinn
Stu Armstrong and Steve Wraith will present ‘An Evening with James Quinn’where you will have the chance to ‘meet and greet’ snap a selfie or two and listen to the countless strories from the horses mouth, as James will tell of his life as a one of the most legendary Bare Knuckle fighters of all time.
Uniquely witty and brutally honest, this is a must for any fan of the Bare Knuckle, or indeed boxing.
once again Armstrong is back with his unique and humorous writing style as he recalls more tales of his life as a Bouncer. Gritty, Truthful, Funny, Sad, Tragic and Bizarre stories are recounted by Armstrong that will have you gripping the edge of your seat one minute and fall of it laughing the next, as a Doorman for over 20 years Stu has seen a lot, maybe too Much! The Diaries of a Doorman series includes: The Diaries of Doorman Volume 1 – Doorman & Divas The Diaries of a Doorman Volume 2 – Bouncers & Bravado The Diaries of a Doorman Volume 3 – Bouncing in the Sun
Stu Armstrong Media is pleased to add another top boxing promotion to its client list, the HUGE Clash of the Vickings promotions by old friend of Stu Armstrong, the crazy MC Brian Houshby.
The next Clash of the Vikings show promises to be jaw dropping with an amzing fight card including gloved and Bare Knuckle Boxing to be held at The Point Nightclub in Sunderland on August Bank Holiday Sunday 27th August
Last December it seemed that everyone in world of the ever growing sport of BKB was shocked, with the exception that is of myself, Liam ‘bad Intentions’ James and my Son Ben, when he took the Lightweight World Bare Knuckle Title from the seemingly unbeatable Kevin Bennett, and in Kev’s own back yard of Hartlepool.
The former champion Cage Fighter, that has fought all over the world as part of the huge Cage Warriors promotion was classed as a massive underdog, after all, “What could a Cage Fighter do with a former commonwealth Champion Pro Boxer that was unbeaten in Bare Knuckle” well that is what most fans, and many other fighters seemed to think.
Everything changed on that cold December night in Hartlepool as ‘Bad Intentions’ (James) climbed into the squared circle on what was only his fourth Bare Knuckle outing, to face the vastly more experienced ‘Bulldog’ (Bennett).
Nobody could ever doubt that Bennett was, and still is a class act, many thought in a class of his own, after all they don’t call him ‘Body shot Bennett’ without reason. Bennett was a very talented Professional Boxer before taking the gloves off to fight BKB, beating Michael Muya in November 2003 to become the Lightweight Commonwealth Champion.
Since Kev first entered BKB he has dominated most of his opponents and finished them with crippling shots to the body, from his first Bare Knuckle against talented multi discipline fighter John Spencer, to his last before taking on James against Durham’s Brad Harris (Rematch), but this night was to be different!
As the bell signaled the start of the first round of un-gloved pugilism, for the World Title Liam James stuck to his game plan and dominated from the off keeping Bennett on the back foot until this fight was stopped by referee Barrington ‘One Eyed Baz’ Patterson on medical advice to a nasty cut to Bennetts Head.
The room fell silent, was this it, was the fight over was Liam James to be crowned to Lightweight King? The wait seemed to be agonising and felt like it lasted a lifetime when in reality it was only seconds, with the doctor and medic checking out Bennetts cut head, and Liam James stood in a neutral corner with ‘Bad Intentions’ on his face ready to go and get stuck in to fight some more.
On medical advice the referee waved the fight off and a new Bare Knuckle Lightweight Champion of the World was crowned, in the form of Liam James, this was very unpopular in Bennetts own back yard of Hartlepool, and understandably Kev Bennett was gutted, for the want of a better word, immediately asking for a rematch, as the audience started to Boo the new Word Champion.
The Medical Officer on duty on the night said of the cut on Bennett “It’s was decided by the ringside doctor to be in a too dangerous location to allow it to continue, to close to the eye, the cut was in his view unsafe to continue and could have caused further injuries and needed medical treatment from the Doctor, not safe for the fighter to continue as he could not see due to blood in his eyes”
James agreed for the rematch with Bennett, however he needed a little time out to have surgery to remove a chip of bone in his arm. Surgery and convalescence now complete and what is one of the most eagerly anticipated rematches in the sport in scheduled for April 22nd at Coventry.
Liam who trained under John Kavanagh and was the training partner of ‘The Notorious’Conner McGregor doesn’t see the fight ending any differently to the first, but a determined Bennett will be determined to reclaim the Word Title strap.
Liam, who is currently in training camp to defend his World Title told me “You can train all your life but nothing can prepare you for standing in front of me. I showed that in December and I’m going to put a stamp on it next week”
The former Cage Warriors star, James, is also looking to resume his career in Mixed Martial Arts, and is hoping to step back into the cage with Cage Warriors this year. Liam hasn’t fought MMA since mid-2014, at which time he was the ranked number five in the UK and Ireland and had trailed in Las Vegas with the UFC.
Tickets for the rematch of Liam ‘Bad Intentions’ James and Kevin ‘The Bulldog Bennett’ are available now from Liam who can be contacted via his official Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/bkbbadintentions