Ahead of his massive showdown against Paulie Malignaggi at BKFC 6 this weekend, relive the bareknuckle debut of SBG star Artem Lobov.
And what a fight it was.
The brutality that comes along with the sport of bareknuckle boxing is something that may turn a lot of viewers off and in many ways, it’s understandable.
The ‘bareknuckle’ aspect of the sport is something that, of course, changes the approach and tactics of both fighters considerably and leaves the face open to lacerations and serious cosmetic damage.
When Artem Lobov made his debut in the circular ring preferred by BKFC, he faced off against his fellow UFC veteran Jason Knight, a man who, while known for his submission skills, was also trusted to possess the type of toughness necessary to give the fans the show they would expect out of The Russian Hammer.
And boy, did it deliver.
Ahead of his second outing in bareknuckle boxing, a heated grudge match against the former boxer Paulie Malignaggi this weekend, relive the fight that saw Lobov pick up his first victory in his new home (courtesy of TheMacLife).
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena