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Los Angeles, CA (April 25, 2024) Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Combat Sports Promotion, hosted the Final Press Conference on Thursday afternoon for the highly anticipated KnuckleMania IVevent set for Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Peacock Theater in Downtown Los Angeles.

Below are quotes from the participants who were present for the huge crowd of media in attendance.

“Platinum” Mike Perry, The BKFC King of Violence

"I'm honored to be on top of the card of these crazy fights. All these fights are insane. I'm going to be watching these fights in the back and I'll be excited to perform myself. I've gotta steal the show. These guys are trying to steal the show from me, so I've gotta take it up a notch at the end of the night."

"If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. I've been on the same path all this time since I got here, and that's putting my knuckles up against people's faces. They call, they offer me a name, I say yes to it, and we prepare. I think I've had a tough selection of fights in bare knuckle, which is why I can have that designation as the face of bare knuckle, and that's why I'm on top of the card."

“I’ve been saying it for years – the next one is the best one, and this is the best one. I’ve been climbing, every fight has been better than the last and it’s always been against a tougher opponent. He was a BKFC Champion, but I don’t think he’s ever beat a UFC Champion, and I did. I think he’s bringing it, and I can’t wait to meet him in the middle on Saturday.”

Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, Former BKFC World Champion

"I prepared my mind, my body – I'm ready to go. You'll see it."

“It was the Mike Perry name and the money (that brought me back).”

Lorenzo ‘The Juggernaut’ Hunt, Former BKFC World Light-Heavyweight Champion and BKFC World Cruiserweight Champion

"I feel great. I'm the best that's ever done it. I'm already the GOAT. I'm not sure if you pay attention to the numbers, but I've got more fights and more wins than everybody else up here combined. There's no (expletive) way that I should be up here on the 'B side.' I've bled for this; teeth, blood, bones."

"I am the show. I'm not the face of bare knuckle, as they keep telling me; I'm the knuckles of bare knuckle."

"After I become the three-division World Champion, I will allow the other divisions to crown new champions. For now, I'll let them breathe."

"When I came to this organization, I came through the tryouts. I knew for a fact how I would be and how it would go. I told everybody, but they didn't believe me. After I become the triple World Champ, I'll grab the mic and I'll say, 'Do you (expletive) believe me now?'"

Mick Terrill, BKFC Heavyweight World Champion

"I think the thing with Lorenzo is; I think he's well suited back at school. He's got the mentality of a 10-year-old. I think he'd be more suited there."

“Big” Ben Rothwell, Undefeated BKFC Heavyweight Contender

"I love this company. David Feldman and the BKFC staff are trail blazers. They're making history. Each one of these events are historic, and I want to be a part of it. I'm out here to perform and set my place in BKFC history."

Todd Duffee (BKFC debut), Former UFC Star

"I'm going to go out and make history on Saturday night."

Alfredo ‘El Perro’ Angulo, Mexican Boxing Legend

“I’m very excited to be a part of BKFC. You guys are going to see a spectacular performance on Saturday. You’re going to see what it means to be a Mexican bare-knuckle fighter.”

“When I got the offer (from BKFC), it was like a new life. I was born to fight. When I got this offer, I was awakened. Saturday night, ‘The Dog’ is coming out to fight.” 

David Feldman, BKFC Founder and President

"Are you guys not (expletive) excited? This is (expletive) unbelievable. First of all, I want to thank Andy Foster and the California state athletic commission. I want to thank him for welcoming us with open arms to California. From Hollywood, Florida to Hollywood, California, we are (expletive) here. I want to thank my team. My team is incredible. They work tirelessly; 18 hours a day, seven days a week. I love you guys and it's all about to pay the (expletive) off.”

"I just want to say thank you to the fighters. Without you guys, we wouldn't be here. You bleed for us, you risk your life for us day in and day out. Thank you to the fighters, thank you to the sponsors. Let's (expletive) go. Saturday, April 27, let's (expletive) go."

“(BKFC is close to being legislated) everywhere. There’s really no reason for anyone to say no to this sport anymore. We didn't just create a promotion or a sport; we created a phenomenon. When we started this thing, the media wasn’t writing about us. When we sell the kind of tickets we sell, and the kind of views we do, they can't say no to us anymore."


KnuckleMania IV is headlined by a light heavyweight 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.

Also making his BKFC debut is Mexican Olympian and former Junior Middleweight Boxing World Champion Alfredo ‘El Perro’ Angulo facing BKFC veteran Jeremiah ‘Big Rig’ Riggs, (2-2).

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

KnuckleMania IV will be available for $29.99 on It will also be streamed on the BKFC App for subscribers at no extra charge.

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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.