BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Announces the Inaugural Police Gazette International Cup
BYB 18 will be held Sunday, June 25 at the Indigo at the O2 in London.
Miami, FL – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series CEO Gregory Bloom along with BKB President Jim Freeman, announced today a first-of-its-kind cross-promotion competition to award the first ever Police Gazette International Cup. The 2023 inaugural installment will take place at BYB 18 on June 25 at London’s Indigo at the O2 in BYB’s patented Trigon ring and under BYB bare knuckle fighting rules. This competition will be comprised of nine match-ups featuring BYB fighters going against BKB fighters, with the promotion scoring the majority of victories to be awarded the Police Gazette International Cup.
Said Bloom, “Working with BKB and Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame (BKHOF) President Scott Burt, we’ve come up with a marquee event that will pit the best bare knuckle fighters in the United States against the best bare knuckle fighters in the United Kingdom and crown an annual cup champion between the promotions. It’s Ryder Cup meets Bare Knuckle fighting.”
“Going from our humble beginnings in Dada 5000’s world famous Green House to the international bright lights of Dubai, BYB proudly continues to be at the forefront in growing bare knuckle fighting into a global, mainstream sport,” said Bloom. “Such growth would not be possible without our equally-committed partners across the pond at BKB. The Police Gazette International Cup is a testament to not only the BYB/BKB partnership, but the continued worldwide growth of bare knuckle fighting in 2023.”
In addition to the nine tournament matches, BYB 18 will feature an additional three bare knuckle matches, showcasing BYB’s continued expanding roster of international talent.
Originating in South Florida with backyard legend Dada 5000, whose backyard fights gained worldwide popularity online, BYB was founded to harness the excitement of bare knuckle fighting into a more structured product for a wider, more mainstream audience. Since 2015, BYB has worked diligently to grow the reach of bare knuckle on both a domestic and international level, hosting events in Wyoming, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina, London, and Dubai, and is continuing to work with athletic commissions throughout the United States globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle fighting. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.