BKB 17: Sweeney vs. Puerta Finalized
The BKB 17 fight card is officially finalized, headlined by Jimmy Sweeney, three division title holder, and former WBC champion, Edgar Puerta, accompanied by the ‘PrizeFighter’ finals and a super middleweight title bout.
On June 8th, bare-knuckle boxing makes its way back to the O2 Arena in London, England for BKB 17. Featuring a number of championship bouts, the finalized fight card consists of 12 total fights. Available on Fite.tv, Sky tv, Virgin Media, and FOX Sports Asia.
In what’s being called the ‘Return of the King’, the ‘Celtic Warrior’ Jimmy Sweeney is making his long-awaited return to the BKB ring at BKB 17 early next month. Welcoming him back, and a man making his debut, is Edgar Puerta, a former WBC champion with a record of 25-13-1, with 19 knockouts.
The lightweight title will be on the line, and it’s said that the winner of this will later meet the victor of the ‘PrizeFighter’ tournament taking place the same night.
In the ‘PrizeFighter finals, James Connelly and Ricardo Franco are set to square off in the co-main event of the night. The winner will walk away with £10,000, the tournament championship title, and the first ever Jack Broughton trophy. Not to mention a title shot against the winner of Sweeney vs. Puerta.
Also joining the championship bouts is Ricky Nelder vs. Rob Boardman, a super middleweight title fight. Nelder (9-3-1) will bring the greater experience, however, Boardman has been flawless since his transition from traditional boxing to bare-knuckle, and sits currently with a record of 2-0.
Boardman fought on the England based promotions last show, BKB 16, earning a decisive decision victory over Martin Orsuliak. Nelder’s most recent win was at BKB 15, defeating fan favourite, Eric Olsen.
Joining the BKB 17 lineup is the debut of former UFC competitor, Marcus Brimage, taking on undefeated professional boxer, Jamie Oldfield. Mason Shaw vs. Dave Thomas, James Lilley vs. Tony Lafferty and more.
Here is your official BKB 17 fight card.
Jimmy Sweeney vs. Edgar Puerta
Ricardo Franco vs. James Connelly
Dave Thomas vs. Mason Shaw
Ricky Nelder vs. Rob Boardman
Tony Lafferty vs. James Lilley
Marcus Brimage vs. Jamie Oldfield
Oliver Thompson vs. Josh Burns
Mitch Turner vs. Domz McConnell
Greg Mayne vs. Paul Hilz
Sean McFarlane vs. Scott McHugh
Marley Churcher cs. Danny Anderson
Liam Cullen vs. Connor Tierney
All fights and bout order is subject to change.