Introducing THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN BOXING BKB's...Emphasizing everything that action fight fans love. - Associated Press Watch Video

BKB WAS DESIGNED TO DELIVER BIGGER ACTION AND MORE KNOCKOUTS.

HALF THE SIZE. TWICE THE KNOCKOUTS.

The pit keeps fighters toe to toe. With no ropes and no corners, there's no choice but to engage. Plus, at just 17 feet across, it's about half the size of a traditional boxing ring—with nowhere to hide.

MORE ACTION PER MINUTE THAN BOXING.

Strap in for two-minute rounds of pure intensity. Faster than those of traditional boxing and other combat sports, BKB rounds leave no room for evasion strategies. In BKB, it's fight or lose.

A RARE BREED OF FIGHTER.

Only the fastest, strongest, most aggressive fighters are selected for BKB. These are born brawlers who are slugging their way to the top. Anything less wouldn't survive the Pit.

INSTANT FIGHT STATS.

Sensors in the fighters' gloves measure the speed and force of every punch they throw. So you can see the actual impact of every hook, jab, and haymaker. The future of boxing is here.

WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

Plus Four More Title Fights

Junior Middleweight Title

David Estrada
Khurshid Abdullaev

Welterweight title

Javier Garcia
Jonathan Chicas

Cruiserweight Title

Anthony Johnson
Joey Montoya

WOMEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

Layla McCarter
Diana Prazak

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Gabe Duluc vs Antonio Canas
Jesus Soto Karass vs Ed Paredes
Julian Pollard vs Elijah McCall
Herbert Acevedo vs William Hutchinson
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Vera/Rosado

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Red Carpet/Celebrity

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Estrada/Caminero

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Jiles/Garcia

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Ortuz/Johnson

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Simic/Pollard

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Duluc/Castaneda

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A breath of fresh air for boxing. - Las Vegas Review-Journal

BKB is Back With Gabe Rosado to Defend Middleweight BKB Title Against Curtis Stevens at Mandalay Bay

BKB’s Second Event will be the First to Use Fight Telemetry in a Live PPV Event

LAS VEGAS - February 18, 2015 – Gabe Rosado will put his Middleweight Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) Championship title on the line against hard-hitting New Yorker, Curtis Stevens when BKB returns to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on April 4 at 10 p.m. ET.

For the first time, a live PPV boxing event will feature BKB’s live fight technology. Developed exclusively for BKB, the technology will measure in real time the pounds-per-inch velocity and force of every punch thrown in the match using a microchip in the wrist of the boxer’s glove that transmits the information to the TV screen as an easy-to-read, graphic display.

Fans will be able to see live who throws the hardest punch in every round, the type of punch, where it lands, how much hand mass has connected with the fighter’s body and other real-time stats. The technology is solely for the entertainment of fans and will not be used in the arena or by the judges to score rounds.

BKB, a new and intense close-range form of boxing that debuted last August, will bring back "The Pit," a smaller fighting space than a traditional boxing ring with no ropes and nowhere to hide, to the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the new sport's second event. BKB 2 will be available on PPV from DIRECTV and DISH, as well as cable and telco providers through IN DEMAND and Vubiquity for $29.95.

Rosado earned the BKB Middleweight title after seven action-packed and hard fought rounds with a TKO victory over Bryan Vera. Stevens, trained by boxing legend "Sugar" Shane Mosley and known for unleashing powerful punches on opponents, looks to take the belt from Rosado in what is stacking up to be a heavy-hitting, no-nonsense main event.

"BKB's initial event was a resounding success and gave fans exactly what they were looking for – relentless, toe-to-toe action," said Bruce Binkow, executive director of BKB. "We're building on what we started, with our second BKB event, pitting a proven warrior in Gabe Rosado against Stevens, who is well known for aggressively bringing the fight to his opponents. Along with our exclusive BKB fight telemetry, this event will be a must-see for true boxing fans."

In addition to Rosado vs. Stevens, the live pay-per-view event will feature several exciting bouts ranging from Heavyweights down to Jr. Welterweight.

  • Jr. Middleweight: Jesus Soto Karass – Hollywood, CA vs. Ed Paredes – Miami, FL
  • Jr. Middleweight: David Estrada - Chicago, IL vs. Khurshid Abdullaev - St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Cruiserweight: Anthony Johnson - San Jose, CA vs. Joe Montoya - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Welterweight: Javier Garcia – Oxnard, CA vs. Jonathan Chicas – San Francisco, CA
  • Jr. Welterweight: Herbert Acevedo - Garden City, KS vs. William Hutchinson - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jr. Welterweight: Gabe Duluc - Boston, MA vs. Antonio Canas – Chicago, IL
  • Heavyweight: Julian Pollard - Brockton, MA vs. Elijah McCall – Chicago, IL

Developed by a team of industry veterans and licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, BKB features shorter and fewer rounds. BKB utilizes a unique format designed to deliver a higher intensity level, maximum action and amazing knockouts, all of which have been declining with conventional boxing. BKB Rounds last two minutes compared to boxing’s three-minute and MMA’s five-minute rounds. Fighters, using eight- and 10-ounce boxing gloves (depending on weight class), go five rounds for non-championship bouts and seven rounds for championship bouts.

Season two of BKB "Unfiltered," will return this spring on DIRECTV's Audience Network, channels 101 and 239. "Unfiltered" provides viewers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the sport of BKB and insight into the fighters training regiments with never-before-seen interviews before they battle in "The Pit."

For more information on BKB or how to catch all the hard-hitting knockouts, please visit BKB.TV. To join the conversation and get updates use #BKB and follow BKB on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About BKB:

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) is a close-range form of boxing that encourages and rewards proactivity, aggression and technical precision. The sport, led by Co-Commissioners and Executive Producers Jon Gieselman, Alex Kaplan and Chris Long, is designed to provide a more action-oriented and intensive form of boxing. BKB places a heightened emphasis on close-range offensive and defensive boxing techniques, precision punching within its unique format. For more information on BKB format, rules, events and fighters, visit www.bkb.tv

Big Knockout Boxing Signs Five Fighters To Multi-Bout Agreements

BKB Locks Down Duluc, Garcia, Abdullaev, Acevedo and Johnson For Three Fights Each

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 8, 2014, – Big Knockout Boxing (BKB), the newest and most aggressive form of boxing’s sweet science, today announced multi-fight agreements with five fighters across various weight classes. The signings underscore BKB’s goal of developing a stable of talented young fighters with natural fighting styles that align with BKB’s emphasis on high-intensity, toe-to-toe boxing action.

The boxers signed include:

  • Gabe Duluc (9-1, 1-0/BKB) – American light welterweight fighting out of Boston
  • Javier Garcia (10-3-2, 1-0/BKB) – American light welterweight and current BKB Welterweight Champion, fighting out of Oxnard, California
  • Khurshid Abdullaev (6-1-1, 1-0/BKB) – Russian light middleweight fighting out of Oxnard, California
  • Anthony Johnson (8-0, 1-0/BKB) – American cruiserweight and current BKB Cruiserweight Champion fighting out of San Jose, California
  • Herbert Acevedo (11-2, 1-0/BKB) – American light welterweight fighting out of Garden City, Kansas

All five fighters participated in BKB’s debut event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in August, with all five delivering the all-out, toe-to-toe action BKB promises and coming away victorious.

BKB’s agreements ensure each fighter will compete in up to three BKB events, including the next scheduled fight night, set to take place in spring, 2015.

"BKB’s long-term sustainability will depend on our ability to develop a base of young talented fighters who embody the aggressive, action-packed fighting style that BKB is all about," said Bruce Binkow, executive director for BKB. "These five fighters represent the first steps in developing that stable of talented and marketable young fighters. It will be exciting to watch them develop in the unique close-range offensive and defensive techniques that are required when fighting in The Pit."

In addition to signing and developing young talent, BKB also remains focused on signing proven veterans to establish more prominent main event matchups and round out the fight cards for each of its events.

Developed by a team of industry veterans and sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, BKB features shorter and fewer rounds with a significantly smaller fighting space, referred to as "The Pit." With no ropes and no corners, The Pit forces offense, and offers nowhere to hide. This unique format is designed to deliver a higher level of intensity, maximum action and knockouts, all of which have been declining with conventional boxing.

BKB fighters use 8- and 10-ounce boxing gloves, with size varying, depending on the weight class. BKB rounds last two minutes in comparison to boxing’s three-minute rounds and MMA’s five-minute rounds, and fight durations vary between five-rounds (for non-championship bouts) and seven-rounds (for championship bouts).

The most noticeable difference between BKB and conventional boxing is its emphasis on close-range boxing techniques and precision punching. With shorter rounds and little room to maintain distance from opponents, fighters simply can’t afford to be inaccurate or careless in The Pit.

About BKB:

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) is a close-range form of boxing that encourages and rewards proactivity & aggression, and technical precision. The sport, led by Jon Gieselman, Alex Kaplan and Chris Long, all Co-Commissioners and Executive Producers, is designed to provide a more action-oriented and intensive form of boxing. BKB places a heightened emphasis on close-range offensive and defensive boxing techniques, precision punching and a unique strategy that effectively accounts for its unique format. For more information on BKB format, rules, events and fighters, visit www.bkb.tv

Females to Fight in ‘The Pit’ for First-ever BKB Women’s Lightweight Championship Title

McCarter vs. Prazak added to Nine-bout Card for BKB2 Saturday, April 4 at Mandalay Bay and On Pay-Per-View

LAS VEGAS – March 5, 2015 – Big Knockout Boxing’s (BKB) first women’s Lightweight Championship will be up for grabs at BKB 2 on Saturday, April 4 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET, combat sport veterans Layla McCarter from Las Vegas and Melbourne Australia’s Diana Prazak will square off in "The Pit" to showcase the tenacity and aggressiveness of female fighters in this no-nonsense, action-packed format.

Known as Australia’s greatest female fighter, Prazak initially joined a boxing gym to turn her life around and get into shape, but quickly fell in love with the sport. As a world-class fighter, Prazak is known for being technically sound while her opponent, local girl and wily veteran Layla McCarter, boasts over 50 fights in her professional career. Technical, aggressive fighting will be on display when these two warriors enter "The Pit."

"The sport of BKB is about finding the most aggressive, offensive-minded fighters to go toe-to-toe in ‘the pit’ and these world-class female boxers fit that mold perfectly," said Bruce Binkow, executive director of BKB. "We have no doubt that these two women will live up to BKB’s promise of putting the ‘fight’ back in boxing when they step into "The Pit" at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in April."

BKB is stacking the card to create the ultimate in-venue and at-home experience for fight fans and recently announced a new in-glove technology that will track each fighter’s real-time stats in terms of their punching power and velocity throughout the event. Fans will be able to see which fighter throws the hardest punch in every round, the type of punch, where it lands, how much hand mass has connected with the fighter’s body and other real-time stats. Viewers will also see how Prazak’s and McCarter’s punches measure up against that of the male fighters during the evening.

Developed exclusively for BKB, the technology will use a microchip in the wrist of the boxer’s glove that transmits the information to the TV screen as an easy-to-read, graphic display. It is solely for the entertainment of fans and will not be used in the arena or by the judges to score rounds.

BKB, a new and intense close-range form of boxing that debuted last August, will bring back "The Pit," a smaller, circular fighting space, rather than a traditional square boxing ring with no ropes designed to produce more knockouts and heightened boxing action. BKB 2 will be available on PPV from DIRECTV and DISH, as well as cable and telco providers through IN DEMAND and Vubiquity for $29.95.

Developed by a team of industry veterans and licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, BKB features shorter and fewer rounds. BKB uses a unique format designed to deliver a higher intensity level, maximum action and amazing knockouts, all of which have been declining with conventional boxing. BKB rounds last two minutes compared to boxing’s three-minute and MMA’s five-minute rounds. Fighters, using eight- and 10-ounce boxing gloves (depending on weight class), go five rounds for non-championship bouts and seven rounds for championship bouts.

Season two of BKB "Unfiltered," will return this spring on DIRECTV’s Audience Network, channels 101 and 239. "Unfiltered" provides viewers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the sport of BKB and insight into the fighters training regiments with never-before-seen interviews before they battle in "The Pit."

For more information on BKB or how to catch all the hard-hitting knockouts, please visit BKB.TV. To join the conversation and get updates use #BKB and follow BKB on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About BKB:

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) is a close-range form of boxing that encourages and rewards proactivity & aggression, and technical precision. The sport, led by Jon Gieselman, Alex Kaplan and Chris Long, all Co-Commissioners and Executive Producers, is designed to provide a more action-oriented and intensive form of boxing. BKB places a heightened emphasis on close-range offensive and defensive boxing techniques, precision punching and a unique strategy that effectively accounts for its unique format. For more information on BKB format, rules, events and fighters, visit www.bkb.tv

Middleweight Champion Gabriel Rosado In Familiar Underdog Role at BKB 2

$30,000 Knockout Bonus Set for Main Event At Mandalay Bay

LAS VEGAS – March 23, 2015 – BKB Middleweight Champion Gabriel Rosado has worn the underdog hat before. It’s a role he thrives on.

MGM Resorts International announced the challenger, hard-hitting New Yorker Curtis Stevens (-200) as the favorite over the champion, Rosado (+160), whose middleweight title serves as the main event at BKB 2 to be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and available on PPV on Saturday, April 4 at 10 p.m. ET.

Adding to the evening’s drama, BKB has announced a $30,000 knockout bonus for the title fight. As the underdog in his previous fight, Rosado claimed the title at BKB’s inaugural event last August, knocking out Bryan Vera.

"Playing the role of underdog is something I’ve done my entire career, so I’m used to it and thrive on the challenge," said Rosado. "I’m not afraid of anyone and when I enter The Pit on April 4, I’ll be ready to implement my training and experience in this format to knock Stevens out."

"The $30,000 bonus is just more incentive for me to Knock out Rosado on April 4th and become BKB Middleweight Champion," said Stevens. "Make sure you have the check written out to Curtis "Showtime" Stevens."

Creating additional intrigue to the live PPV event is BKB’s in-glove fight technology. Fans will be treated to real-time information on who throws the hardest punch in every round, the type of punch, where it lands and how much hand mass has connected with the fighter’s body among other stats.

BKB, a new and intense close-range form of boxing that debuted last August, will bring back “The Pit,” a smaller, circular fighting space than a traditional square boxing ring with no ropes designed to produce more knockouts and heightened boxing action. BKB 2 will be available on PPV from DIRECTV and DISH, as well as cable and telco providers through IN DEMAND and Vubiquity for $29.95.

For more information on BKB or how to catch all the hard-hitting knockouts, please visit BKB.TV. To join the conversation and get updates use #BKB and follow BKB on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About BKB:

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) is a close-range form of boxing that encourages and rewards proactivity & aggression, and technical precision. The sport, led by Jon Gieselman, Alex Kaplan and Chris Long, all Co-Commissioners and Executive Producers, is designed to provide a more action-oriented and intensive form of boxing. BKB places a heightened emphasis on close-range offensive and defensive boxing techniques, precision punching and a unique strategy that effectively accounts for its unique format. For more information on BKB format, rules, events and fighters, visit www.bkb.tv

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BKB already delivers more action per minute than boxing. And now it delivers more value per minute! Starting at just $99*, you can show BKB2 at your bar or restaurant. That's five title fights, including middleweight champ Gabe Rosado defending his title. Just call 1.877.596.1882 to order.

WE’LL PROMOTE IT FOR YOU.

Order BKB2 before March 27 and we'll help you promote it. We'll send you a poster, window cling, and coasters to help spread the word that your place is the place to be for BKB2. That's a $200 value for FREE—just to thank you for ordering by March 27.

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