Friday, Mar 15 2024 by Bernie Bahrmasel


Los Angeles, CA (March 15, 2024) Six of the Toughest and Most Talented Fighters in International Combat Sports will be present as Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, presents the KnuckleMania IV Launch Press Conference on Wednesday, March 20 at the event’s venue, the Peacock Theater in Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE. The press conference will be hosted by BKFC Founder and President, David Feldman and will stream live on the BKFC App.  

The globally broadcasted KnuckleMania IV event set for Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Peacock Theater represents the highly anticipated debut for BKFC in the State of California.

WHO:          ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry / The Face of Bare-Knuckle Fighting, (4-0)

                    Thiago Alves / Former BKFC Middleweight World Champion, (2-0)

                    Mick Terrill / BKFC Heavyweight World Champion, (7-1)

                    Lorenzo ‘The Juggernaut’ Hunt / #1 Pound-for-Pound BKFC Fighter, (11-1)

                    ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell / Undefeated Heavyweight Contender, (2-0)

                    Todd Duffee / BKFC Debuting Heavyweight, Former UFC Star

                    David Feldman / BKFC Founder and President


WHAT:        KnuckleMania IV Launch Press Conference


WHERE:     The Peacock Theater

                    777 Chick Hearn Ct. at L.A. LIVE

                    Los Angeles, CA 90015


WHEN:        Wednesday, March 20, 2024

                    5:30 p.m. PT – Media Arrival

                    6:00 p.m. PT – Press Conference 

Media unable to attend may participate with the KnuckleMania IV Launch Press Conference by asking questions through the Media Press Conference Feed.


 Presented by Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, KnuckleMania IV is headlined by a middleweight clash between The Face of Bare-Knuckle Fighting, ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry, (4-0), and former BKFC Middleweight World Champion Thiago Alves, (2-0).

Co-featured, BKFC Heavyweight World Champion Mick Terrill, (7-1), defends his title against BKFC’s #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and former Cruiserweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion, Lorenzo ‘The Juggernaut’ Hunt, (11-1).

Additionally, at KnuckleMania IV, undefeated heavyweight ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell, (2-0), clashes with former UFC Star, Todd Duffee. The fight was previously scheduled at BKFC-56 on December 2, 2023 in Salt Lake City, UT.

The Peacock Theater is located at 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA 90015. For more information visit their website, www.PeacockTheater.com. KnuckleMania IV is sponsored by Forged Irish Stout, Bucked Up, Grunt Style, Fubo Sports, Only Fans, Rasha and Savage Sip Coffee.

Since making his BKFC debut at KnuckleMania II with his memorable victory over veteran Julian Lane, Mike Perry has become one of combat sport’s most popular international fighters. With his globally watched fight for the ages sixth-round win over Bellator star Michael ‘Venom’ Page at BKFC-27 in London, England, Perry was minted as a must-see attraction. He cemented that status with popular knockout victories over Luke Rockhold and arch-rival Eddie Alvarez in 2023, the former including a post-victory viral face-off with sports icon Conor McGregor. Upon defeating Alvarez, Perry was also awarded the BKFC King of Violence Title belt.

Thiago Alves also made his successful bare-knuckle debut over veteran Julian Lane at BKFC-12 on September 11, 2022. Spring boarding the win into a world title fight against Uly Diaz at BKFC-18, Alves earned the inaugural BKFC Middleweight World Title when the fight was stopped after the third round.

Lorenzo Hunt kicked off his remarkable 2023 campaign at KnuckleMania III with a stunning first-round knockout of long-time rival Mike Richman on February 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Valiantly rising from a hard knockdown to the canvas, Hunt would finish the fight by immediately dropping Richman with his next punch thrown, a blistering left hook to the head. The sequence became an immediate international viral sensation. Decisioning home-town favorite Chris Camozzi in Denver on September 22, 2023, Hunt defended his BKFC Cruiserweight World Title displaying his world class fighting skills in front of a sold-out crowd at the 1ST Bank Center.

Since his bare-knuckle fighting debut in 2016, Mick Terrill has thrilled crowds in the United Kingdom with all of victories coming by knockout. Most recently he stopped former BKFC Heavyweight World Champion Arnold Adams at BKFC-56 on December 2,2023. The fight was a rematch from 2021, the only loss on Terrill’s ledger.


Following a reign of destruction in the UFC’s heavyweight division, ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell scored a first-round knockout of BKFC veteran Bobo O’Bannon at BKFC-30 on October 1, 2022. He followed that up at BKFC-41 with a third-round knockout of Josh Watson in one of the most thrilling heavyweight bare-knuckle fights of the last five years.


After a successful ten-year run in the UFC compiling a record of 9-4 that included six first round knockouts, Todd Duffee makes his long-awaited bare-knuckle debut against the Baddest Man in the Heavyweight Division, ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell.


Additional fights for KnuckleMania IV will be announced shortly.


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Media Contact/Credentials

Bernie Bahrmasel

Double B Sports

Phone: + 1 773 592-2986

Email: Bernie@BKFC.com

Twitter: @BernieBahrmasel


About Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is the first promotion allowed to hold a legal, sanctioned, and regulated bare knuckle event in the United States since 1889. Based in Philadelphia, and headed by President and former professional boxer David Feldman, BKFC is dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of bare knuckle fighting, while utilizing a specifically created rule set that emphasizes fighter safety. BKFC holds all of its bouts in a revolutionary circular four-rope ring, designed to encourage fast-paced and exciting bouts. The patented BKFC “Squared Circle” contains scratch lines, based on the Broughton Rules which governed bare knuckle fighting in the 19th century, and which requires fighters to “Toe the Line”: start every round face to face, and just inches apart.


In BKFC, only those fighters who are established professionals in boxing, MMA, kickboxing, or Muay Thai are allowed to compete. The referees and judges are required to have extensive professional combat sports experience. All fights are held under the auspices and control of an Athletic Commission. Unlike other fighting organizations and combat sports internationally which claim to be “bare knuckle”, but require wraps, tape, and gauze; BKFC is true to its word as fighters are not allowed to wrap their hands to within one inch of the knuckle. This makes BKFC unquestionably the truest form of bare knuckle fighting. BKFC is dedicated to not just creating the safest, most exciting, and highest-level bare-knuckle fighting organization in the world, it’s also leading the way for a new fully recognized professional combat sport. BKFC is truly the sport of the future, which fully respects its remarkable past.