Florida Commission Claims BKFC 6 Fighters Will “Wear Gloves That Leave Knuckles Exposed”

Artem Lobov Paulie Malignaggi
Artem Lobov Paulie Malignaggi

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.

“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!

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The only reason this became an issue is because the same “reporter” who reported it, Adam LeBarr works for a rival promotion in the UK. He used to work for WBKFF and BKFC. Now he works for BKB. He is the one who called the Florida commission multiple times to report the “rules” and have them investigate. Seems like a weasel thing to do, to try and derail a competitors big card.

  2. Ridiculous idea for BKB, to wear a glove of ANY kind.

    Write the promoter, let him know. This event should either be moved to a state that allows BKB, or Florida should amend its regulations.

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