Fighters Who Compete At BKFC 6 Event Will Fight With Gloves That Don’t Cover Knuckles!
BKFC 6 is set to take place in Tampa, Florida, on June 22, 2019. It is headlined by the bout between the former UFC fighter Artem Lobov and the ex-boxing champion of the world Paulie Malignaggi. Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament winner Brennan Ward and the former inaugural WEC 185-pound titleholder Chris Leben will meet in the co-main event of the evening.
Yet, it seems fighters who compete at this event will wear some kind of gloves that don’t cover knuckles! Everything is described in the statement released by Adam LeBarr.
This is the full transcript of the statement the Florida State Boxing Commission's Communications Director provided me when asked about the use of a glove for the up-and-coming bare-knuckle boxing event in Tampa, Florda on June 22nd (BKFC 6). pic.twitter.com/FebLnkGIWX
— Adam LeBarr (@adamlebarr) May 23, 2019
“The statute does not require the glove looks a certain way or even cover the knuckle. All the statue requires is the glove be a certain way, be sanitary and in good condition,” the statement read. “The executive director of the Florida State Boxing Commission has the discretion to approve all equipment, including gloves. Accordingly, the commission has approved a glove for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship that leaves the knuckles exposed.”
“It (the glove) will have knuckles exposed,” the director assured.
It sounds very intriguing, isn’t it? Give us your thoughts on this!