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Old 08-07-2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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" In the first sanctioned bareknuckle boxing match since 1889, former WBO cruiserweight title challenger Bobby Gunn defeated boxer Rich Stewart via KO in round three on Friday night at Fort McDowell Casino outside Phoenix, Arizona. With the win, organizers say Gunn claimed the vacant bareknuckle boxing title that was last held by John L. Sullivan. The bout was waved off after Gunn dropped Stewart twice in round three. “Waking up the next day my hands were a bit sore, but that was the extent of the damage,” said Gunn. “Neither of us fighters suffered any real damage, due to the safety precautions that were put into place.” - Fight news

And how did they get this sanctioned??
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
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Arizona = dodgy commission just like WA.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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Looking for a video online but no luck, would be interesting to see how the fight played out
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:05 AM   #4
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And the numbers don’t lie. Over 800,000 tuned in to Ustream.tv to watch the bout.
“I am hoping we can line up a big name for our next fight,” said Gunn. “I will fight anybody they put in front of me, and I promise we’ll put on a show for the fans.”
“Lastly, I want to thank everybody on my team for all their support, and a very special thanks to McDuffy’s Sports Grill in Chandler, Arizona, for sponsoring the fight and being a part of bareknuckle boxing history.
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Promoter Dave Feldman is confident that the sport will catch on.
“I think the way that we’re doing this, making sure everybody’s medically cleared and having everybody train the right way, I just think that we have something that’s going to eventually take off a little bit. I think it’s going to be a nice sport. People are always looking for the most extreme thing and how do you get more raw and more pure than bare knuckle boxing? I think it’s something that people will want to see,” Feldman said.



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My guess would be that someone in the commission had his pockets and ears filled that this could the next big thing akin to cage fighting. wont happen, but 800k viewers at $10 a pop aint a bad little paycheck.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:30 AM   #5
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Fort McDowell is not part of Arizona, it is tribal land of the Yavapai nation & the tribal council decide what happens on their land.
That's why there are casinos built on tribal land all over the USA, they are not subject to state laws.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:58 AM   #6
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Fort McDowell is not part of Arizona, it is tribal land of the Yavapai nation & the tribal council decide what happens on their land.
That's why there are casinos built on tribal land all over the USA, they are not subject to state laws.

nice work mate

no article i read clarified that point
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:43 AM   #7
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Many boxing matches now take place at Indian casino sites. There's the one in Connecticut.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:52 AM   #8
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Foxwoods Arena is on Indian res. In CT.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:58 PM   #9
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sorry, watered down bareknuckle rules does not make this man inheritor of john l. sullivan. if they fought true london rules then we'd discuss it, but don't put this guy's name with a hall of famer.

not until he wins a couple dozen of these and or beats a top ten gloved boxer.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:36 PM   #10
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sorry, watered down bareknuckle rules does not make this man inheritor of john l. sullivan. if they fought true london rules then we'd discuss it, but don't put this guy's name with a hall of famer.

not until he wins a couple dozen of these and or beats a top ten gloved boxer.
lol

You got it mate, a bit of a slap in the face to the great John L Sullivan

Im a big fan, both my parents being Irish imigrants and my mother maden name being Sullivan
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:10 PM   #11
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**** it.

lets just call 'stadiums', 'colleseums' and start using swords again.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:29 PM   #12
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i have no problem with it, better than the UFC
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