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Former Rolling Stone editor Stayton Bonner ventures within America's mystery unlawful underground struggle international - and meets its modern day gladiators.

simply should you imagine you have heard all of the grizzled-fighter-taking-one-last-swing-at-redemption tales, alongside comes Bobby Gunn - the 1st bare-knuckle boxing champion within the U.S. in additional than a hundred and twenty years. Undefeated via seventy one fights, Gunn, forty two, ideas the circuit, an underground community of professional boxers, combined martial arts combatants and highway brawlers who input the hoop with no gloves in empty warehouses and mobster McMansions for up to $50,000 an evening. it truly is risky and bloody and unlawful nearly in all places - a mystery global run via prepared crime. And for Gunn, a religious Christian journeyman boxer utilizing the prize cash to place his seven-year-old daughter via inner most college, it truly is his basically shot at a greater lifestyles. "Everybody desires to take me down, brother, and make a reputation for himself," he says. "I've gotta watch my back."

Bare Knuckle is a fast paced portrait of present day unlawful underground bare-knuckle global - a Rocky tale, purely more odd, populated via road brawlers, mobsters, and a modern day gladiator bent on upending America's first sport.

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