By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 20, 2018

On August 25, from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi and live on Pay-Per-View, female boxer Britain Hart steps inside the ring to face former UFC fighter Bec Rawlings at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 2.

Hart, with a boxing record of (2-3, 2 KOs), possesses a “never quit attitude,” both inside and outside of the ring. In speaking with  Hart, she shared her reasons for putting down the gloves and using her bare fists for this fight.

“Before I agreed to take this fight, I was contacted about fighting in the BKFC previously. I kept thinking about it. Regardless of the losses that I’ve taken inside the ring, I am a tough, scrappy, fighter. To be given an opportunity to fight on such a huge platform is a great feeling. I am ready to show the world what type of fighter that I am.”

“This fight will be televised and shown on pay-per-view. It will be seen by so many people. With taking this fight, I am making huge strides for women’s fighting for both sports. This fight will take me to other heights in life.”

In fighting Rawlings, Hart will be facing a hard-puncher, who herself has already won a bare knuckle fight. Hart shared her keys to being crowned the victor at the end of fight night.

“I am fighting with no gloves, fist to fist. I definitely feel that I have the advantage. I know she has experience fighting in the UFC but I believe my boxing skills will favor me in this fight.”

“The difference from fighting bare knuckle style and from boxing is that when the bell sounds we’ll be face to face. Both fighters start off the fight in the middle of the ring whereas in boxing, when the bell sounds, fighters leave their corners to start their match.”

“My mindset is solely focused on landing clean punches. My heart and my strength will help me win this fight.”

For Rawlings, nicknamed “Queen of Bare Knuckle”, this is nothing new. She fought and scored a victory in the first Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. In fighting Hart, the Australian fighter shared:

“I had so much fun last time that I’m excited to get back in there and do it all again. I can’t wait to face off against Britain Hart on August 25th. I know she’s going to come to fight.”

“BKFC 2: A NEW ERA” TO FEATURE 14 EXCITING BARE KNUCKLE SHOWDOWNS ON SATURDAY, AUG. 25

Saturday, August 25 from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in a jam-packed lineup featuring 14 fights will give fans a full night of explosive action as “BKFC 2: A New Era” invades the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday, August 25 and live across the United States and Canada on pay-per-view.

David Feldman – BKFC founder and President

“It’s great to be able to bring this kind of exciting event and our world-class talent to the Gulf Coast. Everyone has been very receptive so far, and we expect more of the same fireworks on August 25!”

Tickets are available now exclusively at www.bareknuckle.tv ranging from $35 to $250.

“BKFC 2: A New Era” will be broadcast in state-of-the-art 4K across the United States and Canada, exclusively on pay-per-view through MultiVision Media, Inc. on all major television and streaming distribution outlets for $29.95.

About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

On June 2, 2018, Philadelphia-based Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) made combat sports history when it promoted the first legal, sanctioned and regulated bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889. “BKFC 1: The Beginning” took place June 2, 2018 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and featured 10 professional bouts, all under the auspices and control of the Wyoming Combative Sports Commission.

BKFC uses only established fighters who have previously competed professionally in boxing, MMA, kickboxing and/or Muay Thai. All BKFC bouts are sanctioned and regulated by ABC member Athletic Commissions.

For more information visit www.bareknuckle.tv or follow on Twitter at @BareKnuckleFC, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/bareknucklefc and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bareknucklefc.

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CONTACT:

  • Swanson Communications:
  • aroberts@swansonpr.com
  • Tel: (202) 783-5500
  • David Feldman, BKFC:
  • david@barenknuckle.tv
  • Tel: (610) 291-0806
  • Brian Ricco, MultiVision Media, Inc.:
  • bricco@boxtv.org
  • Tel: (212) 731-2151