Bare Knuckle Boxing Returns to the US

in #sports3 years ago (edited)

Last night the first sanctioned bare knuckle boxing event returned to US soil since the late 1800's.

Wyoming is the only state that would allow the fights.

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Many supporters cite the fact bare knuckle boxing isn't any more dangerous to it's participant's than traditional MMA where elbows and kicking to the head are allowed.

There's also some evidence a bare knuckle blow to the head may do less damage than a boxing or MMA gloved strike because the surface area is smaller, some believe gloves may add to the risk of a concussion aswell.

The sold out crowd of 2000 enjoyed 10 bouts, 7 of which ended with a knockout. The event was labeled a resounding success after 1 million people watched the pay period view from home.

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The last sanctioned event like this took place in 1889.

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Photo credits: USA Today

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Interesting. I can see how a bare knuckle fist is less damage then a kick to the head.

Or elbow to the jaw

There's also some evidence a bare knuckle blow to the head may do less damage than a boxing or MMA gloved strike because the surface area is smaller, some believe gloves may add to the risk of a concussion aswell.

Not only that but also fighters don't hit as hard due to fear of breaking their own hand. With gloves fighters can almost punch as hard as possibly can without too much fear, however with bare knuckle the chances of damage increase dramatically.

Great news for fight fans.

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