Mitch Turner says Defeat isn't an Option Ahead of BKB™ debut

Posted on Wednesday 5th June

Mitch Turner says Defeat is not an Option

Mitch Turner is set to make his debut for the leading bare-knuckle boxing promotion in England on June 8th (this weekend) and filled with confidence following a knockout win over Midgley, Turner will look to push the boundaries at BKB 17.


On March 6th, 2019, BKB™ announced the signing of up-and-comer, Mitch Turner, following a TKO victory over Scott Midgley, and this weekend he steps back inside the bare-knuckle boxing ring.


There’s no better way to describe Turner’s BKB debut than dominant, as he was quick to score a technical knockout victory in the first round. Having taken a risky opportunity and come out successful, it wasn’t long before Mitch was in contact with Jim Freeman Dove and Joe Smith-Brown (BKB™ co-owners) and signed with the promotion.


“I’ve always been a street fighter and played rugby. My trainer, Dean Brook had told me about Scott Midgley, who was fighting for a British title, but they need an opponent. Dean said “are you up for it?”, so I took the fight and it lasted 30 seconds.” Turner continued, discussing how he connected with the co-owners of BKB™. “Scott had fought in the BKB before, so we contacted Joe Smith Brown and Jim Freeman Dove about fighting in the BKB.”


A very quick process for Turner, who found a natural skill, transitioning from street fighting to the now legal sport of bare-knuckle boxing.


Further detailing his win over Midgley, Turner says “Scott Midgley is a tough fighter, and had fought the best in BKB (at the time). When it came down to fight night, I was ready to go to war. I Caught him straight away with a left and then a right uppercut then went in for the kill.”


Watch Turner vs. Midgley here:


Having now signed on with the leading bare-knuckle boxing promotion in England, his focus is now on making a successful debut on June 8th, where Turner will meet Domz McConnell.


With little to no knowledge of his opponent, Turner is remaining focused on his overall presentation at BKB 17 this coming weekend. According to him, we, the fans, can expect an even more vicious version of Mitch Turner come fight night.


“I don't”, when asked if he knew McConnell ahead of their fight. “But on the 8th of June, he's going to see a vicious Mitch Turner. He’s been talkin’ shit, saying he's going to drill a hole in my head, so let's wait n see.” Turner laughed.


With that said, Turner assures everyone with confidence, he will not be defeated.


“Everyone is going to see a savage. ‘Iron’ Mitch Turner I will not be defeated.”


Live on Sky tv, Fite tv, and now available on the TVPlayer app worldwide, BKB 17 goes live from the Indigo at the O2 in London, England this Saturday. Featuring the much-anticipated debut of Mitch Turner, who takes on Domz McConnell.