UBKB HEAVYWEIGHT BARE KNUCKLE CHAMP, GARETH ‘GUMPY’ WALKER FEATURE INTERVIEW WITH STU ARMSTRONG

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.

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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

Not called Ultimate without good reason! UBKB announce a number epic fight over the day for BEC Arena Manchester!

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!

Star of ‘Back Yard Fights’ and ‘Street Beefs’ Mighty Mouse left out in the cold on November 9th WBKFF show

Star of ‘Back Yard Fights’ and ‘Street Beefs’ Mighty Mouse, who made his name fighting Bare Knuckle in the USA and now has over 500k YouTube subscribers on the ‘Street Beefs’ Channel with just one of his fights alone getting over 14 Million views!

But along with friend and fellow fighter that goes under the name of ‘Sponge Bob; have been left out in the cold by WBKFF in the USA, he has told me today, after signing not one, but two contracts after his first opponent pulled out.

Mighty Mouse, with a large amount of fights under his belt, is following in the footsteps of the lates Kimbo Slice with a huge online following worldwide

Se below for one of his more tame fights as he takes on ‘Scarface’, this time with the gloves on. Look out very soon for an UK exclusive interview from Stu Armstrong Media with Mighty Mouse himself

Netflix smash hit series ‘Bare Knuckle Fight Club’ comes to Manchester LIVE with UBKB! This is your chance to see real Bare Knuckle Boxing live!

August 4thwill see fight fans from all over the UK and beyond converge on Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester for the biggest Bare Knuckle Boxing event ever staged with a packed fight card featuring many of the stars of ‘Bare Knuckle Fight Club’ and of course boss and referee, ‘The Debt Collector’ Shaun Smith.

If you loved it on TV then this is real treat not to be missed, an it’s your chance to go to ‘The Real Bare Knuckle Fight club’ at the show of professional Bare Knuckle Boxing from UBKB!

Tickets are available now price at £35 seated, £50 VIP and if you want to get up close to the action we have a limited number of ringside tickets priced at only £70!

Don’t delay or you may miss out order now by clicking the link to contact Amanda Smith, Anna Foremanor Stu Armstrong.

This is your chance to step into the REAL ‘Bare Knuckle Fight Club, as featured on Netflix

Bare Knuckle Legend and star of the movie Knuckle comes Newcastle for ‘An Evening With’

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.

Dates and venue will announced soon at www.stuarmstrong.com www.newcastlelegends.com and on social media

OUT NOW! ‘The Diaries of a Doorman Volume 4 – Bouncers and Bravado’

‘The Diaries of a Doorman 4 – Doorman & Divas’ is the fourth and final book in Stu Armstrong’s highly successful ‘The Diaries of a Doorman Series of books.

 

Click here now to order from Amazon

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

‘BOXER’ that latest book from Stu Armstrong hits the press

‘BOXER’ that latest book from Stu Armstrong hits the press

The latest book from author Stu Armstrong, with foreword by fomer Cruiserweight Champion of the world, Glenn McCory, is set for release this saturday has hit the press this weekend with a fantastic article in the weeks Sunday Sun.

Click here or use the url below to view the full article. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/new-book-set-north-east-13664815

If McGregor plays dirty we would be more than justified for a “big suit” — Mayweather Senior

Many in the combat sports world – most prominently on the boxing side – have suggested one of the only ways Conor McGregor will be able to get a leg up on all-time great Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their August 26 boxing match is to ‘fight dirty.’

That belief was recently amplified by McGregor’s former sparring partner and current carnival barker/media pet Paulie Malignaggi revealing all of the supposedly ‘dirty stuff’ he does while boxing, be it for a lack of knowledge of the rules or just outright foul play.

All of McGregor’s potentially vast arsenal of MMA kicks, elbows, takedowns, and holds are obviously barred, and it’s widely accepted that the Irish MMA superstar would be disqualified and face a massive lawsuit from ‘Money’s’ team if he did use them in the bout. But that didn’t stop Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., from reiterating that during a recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd (quotes via Bloody Elbow), where Sr. offered the thought that with so many people suing each other, McGregor playing dirty would be more than justified for a “big suit”:

“It’s gonna stop right there. And guess what? Then we’re gonna throw a big suit at him. There’s enough people around here suing everybody for nothing, and this is something that you can be screwed for.”

Not surprisingly, Mayweather Sr. believes any diversion from the rules in place would be due to McGregor becoming frustrated at the stifling style of his son’s legendary defensive boxing skills, a widely accepted (and justified) view that Mayweather Sr. insists has lead to his son not training as hard as he has in the past, as ‘The Notorious’ showed the world just how good (or bad) he is in his infamous sparring videos with Malignaggi:

“Like I said many times before, Floyd is better. But I’m saying here now, he’s training good enough for a guy like this. Conor, first of all, showed the whole world his egg, and I think you know what I’m talking about. And guess what, it ain’t nothing.”

That’s the expected viewpoint from the boxing world, not only Mayweather’s team, as many from the sweet science have blasted McGregor’s speed in the ring and mocked him in the ‘Conor McGregor Challenge’ videos blasting his warm-up routines online.

Yet many outside of the boxing feel the opposite way, as the Irish star has been bet down to a tiny underdog comparatively after the glove size for the bout was reduced to eight ounces this week, with his odds of winning greater than many of the world-class boxers Mayweather has faced and defeated according to the sports books.

People are giving their faith to McGregor’s his puncher’s chance perhaps blindly, but that’s all going out the window if he does indeed infringe on the rules of boxing. But based on his love of money and the stakes on the line, don’t expect Mayweather Sr. to be filing that suit.

We’ll just have to wait and see on August 26.

Stu Armstrong Media pleased to work with Clash of the Vikings!

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

Click here NOW for tickets!

This is how is went down the last time Brian and Stu worked together!

 

 

Climbing Mountains is now out! The Debut album from Pridez has dropped, here’s how to order!

Pridez the artist behind the amazing ‘Unstoppable’ , Unstoppable Part 2′ and many other top tracks that have went viral online has now realeased his debut alabum ‘Climb any mountain’

See below for the link’s to the album digital release. Also a limited number of Hard copy CD’s avaiable via paypal and sent direct to door!

Pridez | Format: MP3 Download (Links below)

Amazon Link: http://amzn.eu/9h5MEA5

ITunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/climbing-mountains/id1272022560

HARDCOPIES: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9MAUZX4MCUWRQ

After the huge success of ‘Unstoppable’ Pridez aka Shane Ford tonight released the follow up Unstoppable 2 with a fantastic video staring boxers Liam Preece and Sean George by Chris Brooker Films.

The Album is out in August ‘Climbing Mountains’ and without doubt will be a smash!

Ringstars!

Ringstars by Reps Boxing & Duel Fight Sports with an exciting line up of the cream of local boxing talent.

August 12th 2017 at The NE6 Suite, Scrog Road, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tickets available now priced from only £25! Order your tickets now by calling 0191-2627252

Coming soon – Decca Heggie, The Fighter, The Man, The Truth – The Interview by Stu Armstrong Media

In what promises to be a must see / listen interview from Stu Armstrong Media, Bare Knuckle and Gloved fighter Decca ‘The Machine’ Heggie with talk frankly and openly with ‘Stu Armstrong’ about his career to date

This will be broadcast as video on www.youtube.com/totalcombattv and aired on Radio Nova (http://www.novaradio.co.uk) don’t miss this and here the truth!

 

Fighting Chance’ Heavyweight ‘TK Jone Valau’ smashes to a 3rd round stoppage win in Deutschland

Last weekend saw a North East ‘Fighting Chance’ Fighter pack his bags, along with former two times Northern Area Champion, Paul Charters, and head off to fight at the Rittal Arena in Germany.

Travelling for this  heavyweight clash and taking on an unbeaten 11-0 fighter , some said that that this heavyweight was simply sent over toDeutschland ‘to take a beating!

Heavyweight Prospect, Fijian born serving British Solider, Jone Valau TK had other idea’s as did his gateshead based camp at Fighting Chance.
 
TK boarded the plane with a respectable record of four wins and one loss, and a game up his sleeve the came from from relentless training with Fighting Chance trainer manager Ron Rowe MBE, and boy did it go to plan!
The German Burak Sahin, was about to loose his zero at the hands of ‘The Brown Bomber’ rather than coasting to a 12-0 record as maybe he expected,.
From the off TK showing his pedigree, skill and training as the taller German with the longer reach just couldn’t cut it with TK who stopped Sahin in the third round with a perfectly placed  left hook which not only ended the fight but shot TK up the professional rankings.

Now ranked at a very respectful 15th in the Heavyweight British rankings provided by ‘Boxrec’, and 169 out of 1280 in the World which surely will only rise with the 33 year old fighter in fine form, as he looks towards his next bout coming up soon at MTK Scotland.
TK Jone Volau is without doubt one to watch, TK always comes to fight and never to make up the numbers, and doesn’t come to take part, he comes to win!
For FREE professional boxing coverage, news, views, interviews and full fights subscribe now to the official Fighting Chance YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/fightingchance

Stu Armstrong to return to Radio with ‘Nova Radio North East

Stu Armstrong is once again bringing his hit radio show ‘The Stu Armstrong Interviews’ back on the s he joins ‘Nova Radio North East’.

The show, as its name would suggest is an interview based show around combat sports, and once again will bring the biggest and best names in combat sports worldwide to the show, and as always my interviews will ‘Always pack a punch’.

If you are involved in combat sports and would like to be a guest on the show then please contact radio@stuarmstrong.com 

Please visit the ‘Nova Radio North East’ website www.novaradio.co.uk for m0re information and don’t forget to clink on the link to download the player and listen live!

Jon-Lewis Dickinson to be presented with top level award by the Area Boxing Council

One of the North Easts must successful professional boxers and holder of the Londsdale Belt outright, Jon-Lewis Dickinson is to receive a top level award from Northern Area Professional Boxing Board.

Jon-Lewis will attend the presentation evening on June 2nd which will be held at the Lambton Arms, in Chester-Le-Street.

Please get in touch now to order your ticket to attend the evening and celebrate along with Jon-Lewis his amazing success. To find out more about Jon-Lewis Dickinson’s career click here

To order tickets click here or call 07863 145401

Do you have a Company, Brand or Product that you would like to get known nationally by the UK Public? Then national mainstream TV is the perfect place to screen you ad’s!

Do you have a Company, Brand or Product that you would like to get known nationally by the UK Public? Then national mainstream TV is the perfect place to screen you ad’s!

Then we can help. We are very pleased to announce that we can provide airtime for your video commercial or ad on a major national TV Channel that is available on both Sky TV and Virgin Cable TV.

If you have ever looked into moving your advertising campaign over to mainstream TV then you will know just how expensive this can be, currently I am in the unique position of having a number of slots already secured in the ad breaks of a major televised sporting invite therefore we can keep the prices very low. Interested parties are invited in the first instance to contact ‘Stu Armstrong Media’ via email to media@stuarmstrong.com

Extra bout for charity confirmed on Team Reps Summer Show

The huge summer boxing show, presented by Team Reps Boxing, ‘Rise of the Warriors 8 – Carnage on the Coast at the Park Hotel in Tynemouth has conformed an extra charity bout.

 

Lewis ‘The Coyote’ Wile, cousin of promoter Andrew Wie, will make on Anthony ‘The G-Man’ Gargan both, both fighters will be fighting to raise money to charities close to there hearts.

Lewis will be fighting in in of ‘Beat’, who are the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape. www.b-eat.co.uk

Anthony also is raising money for a fantastic cause, ‘Breast Cancer UK’  www.breastcanceruk.org.uk

Tickets are available from both fighters, from Reps Gym (StationRoad Wallsend) or by calling the dedicated ticket line on 0191-26227252.

Former MMA Champ, turned Bare Knuckle World Champion Liam ‘Bad Intentions’ James set to prove himself once again, and keep the World Title Strap in North Shields

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.

Fan and Friend of Liam James, my son Ben Armstrong, ecstatic as Liam becomes World Champion

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.

Kevin ‘The Bulldog’ Bennett back in his gloved days

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!

Kevin Bennett vs John Spencer

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.

Referee Barrington ‘One Eyes Baz’ Patterson

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.

The heart stopping moment the referee stopped the fight to take medical advice

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 James with friend and former training partner the UFC’s Connor McGreggor

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.

Liam James with Cage Warriors

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

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‘Stu Armstrong Media’ set to film an Interview with Northern Area Champion, Daniel Cope

Look out early next week for a video interview with current Northern Area Champion, Hartlepool’s Daniel Cope.

Cope who is set to defend his area title strap on April 22nd against Ferryhill’s Billy Snaith will be interviewed by Stu Armstrong, talking all things boxing, he up and coming title defence and of course Billy Snaith.

Snaith who was interviewed by ‘Stu Armstrong Media’ on film two weeks ago, seems to be no fan of former friend and training partner Cope with taunts such as “Yes you have your fans but your fans can’t fight for you, I have my fans but I can fight”, that have been picked up by the press.

The interview described on social media by Cope as an embarrassment has certainly set the tone for the April clash. If you haven’t seen the Snaith interview yet, then see below to view.

Billy Snaith set to take on Northern Area Champion Daniel Cope – April 22nd @ Hardwick Hall

After his title success last weekend Billy Snaith is looking to to take another strap and soon, and not just any old one but the Northern Area Title of Daniel Cope.

Just after stepping from the ring on Saturday with his new belt during an interview for Stu Armstrong Media, when asked what what next Billy didn’t mince his words and it was Cope that he wanted.

Steve Wriath went on discuss his thoughts on the possible fight and confirmed that he was working hard to get the fight on!

The fight is as they say ‘On like Donkey Kong’ and with these fighters gunning for each other then the place to be on April 22nd has to be Hardwick Hall

Tickets are available now to pre-order by clicking here and believe us when we say they will sell fast!

Look out on Monday for an exclusive Interview, as Stu Armstrong talks withBilly Snaith