Monday, Apr 29 2024 by Bernie Bahrmasel


Kai Stewart vs. Bryan Duran

Keith Richardson vs. Alberto Blas

Jared Warren vs. JoMi Escoboza


Hollywood, FL (April 29, 2024) Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, returns to Hard Rock Live at the beautiful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL on Friday, June 21 with three huge world title fights.


BKFC Featherweight Champion Kai ‘Hefty Bag’ Stewart, (5-0), will defend his world title against #2 Ranked Challenger Bryan ‘El Gallo’ Duran, (6-0). BKFC Bantamweight Champion Keith ‘The Rockstar’ Richardson, (4-0), makes his first world title defense against Alberto ‘El Indio’ Blas, (4-0). Fighting for the vacant BKFC Light Heavyweight World Title, #1 Ranked Jared ‘Captain Deadpool’ Warren, (6-2) battles #2 Ranked JoMi ‘The Archangel’ Escoboza, (9-1).  


Tickets information for BKFC-62 can be found at BKFC.com. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314. BKFC-62 will also be broadcast internationally as part of the BKFC+ Subscription for $7.99 per month on the BKFC App – The Best Value in Combat Sports and is sponsored Forged Irish Stout, Bucked Up, Grunt Style, Fubo Sports, Only Fans, Rasha and Savage Sip Coffee.


“Hard Rock Live has continued to be the hottest venue in the world for BKFC,” said David Feldman, Founder and President of BKFC. “This is our eighth event at Hard Rock Live and we expect another sold-out crowd of passionate South Florida BKFC fans.”


“These three BKFC world title fights feature six of the baddest bare-knuckle fighters in the world and they’re just the start of an outstanding card we’re putting together for BKFC-62.”


Kai Stewart won the BKFC Featherweight Title by defeating Louie Lopez in front of his Great Falls, MT hometown crowd at BKFC-44 on June 9, 2023. Most recently he made his first defense with an exciting victory over Howard Davis at BKFC-56 in Salt Lake City, UT. Among the most popular fighters in South Florida, fast rising Bryan Duran has been on a reign of knockout success since his BKFC debut two years ago with each of his six victories coming by stoppage. At BKFC-57 on February 2, 2024 at Hard Rock Live, Duran stopped Louie Lopez in the fourth round.


Fighting out of Rock Hill, SC, the all-action Keith Richardson won the BKFC Bantamweight Title with a second-round stoppage of Reggie Barnett Jr. at BKFC-52 in Columbia, SC on October 20, 2023. Knockout artist Alberto Blas, a native of Cuba now residing in Miami, FL has won all of four of his BKFC fights by show-stopping first round stoppage, the latest victim being Daniel Alvarez at BKFC-57.


The Jared Warren – JoMi Escoboza world title battle is a rematch from a unanimous decision victory by Warren at BKFC Fight Night Tampa 2 on July 23, 2022. Warren has since knocked out Jay Jackson in the second round at BKFC-32 and scored a first-round stoppage of current BKFC UK Light Heavyweight Champion Danny Christie on November 18, 2023 in the main event of BKFC-55 in Leeds, England. Since the first fight with Warren, Escoboza has two sensational victories; a third-round knockout of Isaac Doolittle at BKFC-57 and a decision over Esteban Rodriguez at BKFC-49 on August 25, 2023.


More fights for BKFC-62 will be announced shortly.


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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.