Introducing THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN BOXING "BKB's...Emphasizing everything that action fight fans love. " - Associated Press
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.
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.
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.
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 Six Other Fights
|Austin, TX||Hometown||Philadelphia, PA|
|Ronnie Shields (PLEX PERFORMANCE)||Fight Camp||Team Rosado|
|23-8 (14 KNOCKOUTS)||Professional Record||21-8 (13 KNOCKOUTS)|
Former interim NABA,
USA Pennsylvania State, and
WBO Intercontinental Light
|Fight Camp||Ronnie Shields|
|Professional Record||23-8 (14 KNOCKOUTS)|
|Fight Camp||Team Rosado|
|Professional Record||21-8 (13 KNOCKOUTS)|
Former interim NABA,
USA Pennsylvania State, and
WBO Intercontinental Light
|North Platte, NE||Hometown||CHICAGO, IL|
|Undisputed Boxing Gym||Fight Camp||Reach Fitness|
|8-0 (3 KNOCKOUTS)||Professional Record||10-0-1 (7 KNOCKOUTS)|
|“WHEN THE MAN COMES AROUND” BY JOHNNY CASH||ENTRANCE MUSIC||“GET BACK” BY LUDACRIS|
|Hometown||North Platte, NE|
|Fight Camp||Undisputed Boxing Gym|
|Professional Record||8-0 (3 KNOCKOUTS)|
|ENTRANCE MUSIC||"WHEN THE MAN COMES AROUND" BY JOHNNY CASH|
|Fight Camp||Reach Fitness|
|Professional Record||10-0-1 (7 KNOCKOUTS)|
|ENTRANCE MUSIC||"GET BACK" BY LUDACRIS|
|EDDIE CAMINERO||VS.||David Estrada|
|THUNDER||Nickname||"KING" DAVID ESTRADA|
|Lawrence, MA||Hometown||CHICAGO, IL|
|7-8 (6 KNOCKOUTS)||Professional Record||26-6 (16 KNOCKOUTS)|
|"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC||ENTRANCE MUSIC|
|Professional Record||7-8 (6 KNOCKOUTS)|
|ENTRANCE MUSIC||"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC|
|Nickname||"KING" DAVID ESTRADA|
|Professional Record||26-6 (16 KNOCKOUTS)|
BKB Unfiltered – Episode 01
BKB Unfiltered – Episode 02
BKB Unfiltered – Episode 03
Vera vs. Rosado
"A breath of fresh air for boxing. " - Las Vegas Review-Journal
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.
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."
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
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:
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
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER, LAS VEGAS
Rosado won by TKO 1:59 of the 6th round.
**Rosado wins inaugural BKB Middleweight title
Johnson won by split decision.
Johnson - Ortuz 66-65; 65-66; 66-65
** Johnson wins inaugural BKB Cruiserweight title
Garcia won by TKO 1:48 of the 5th round.
** Garcia wins inaugural BKB Welterweight title
Estrada won by unanimous decision.
Estrada - Caminero 69-61; 69-61; 68-62
** Estrada wins inaugural BKB Jr Middleweight title