Photos: Paulie Malignaggi, Artem Lobov - Chaotic NYC Presser

Former boxing world champion Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi and UFC veteran Artem "The Russian Hammer" Lobov went face-to-face Monday at a heated press conference in New York to officially announce their Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship showdown.


The fight headlines action on Saturday, June 22 live on pay-per-view from Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Fla.

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Also squaring off Monday before they battle on BKFC 6 were UFC veteran Chris Leben and longtime Bellator standout Brennan Ward. Televised coverage on June 22 will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. and also feature Reggie Barnett against Johnny Bedford in a showdown for the BKFC Lightweight Championship.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Scene on 05-21-2019

This is such a damn joke fight.

Comment by Letmaku on 05-21-2019

This fight should be free and open to the public!

Comment by bronx7 on 05-21-2019

Hands only I will take ex boxing champ over mma wrestler any time. With bare knuckle actually better not to blast away break hands Anybody want the Russian ?

Comment by kafkod on 05-21-2019

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;19761311]You ever see him fight? Lol the MMA fighter will be lucky to land a single punch on Paulie. Then when he is gassed (as all MMA fighter get after 5 minutes all Paulie has to do is then maul…

Comment by Boxingfanatic75 on 05-21-2019

[QUOTE=Rigpig;19761147]They should just step aside and watch Paula get hiss ass beat. You could easily walk through his punches his hands would crumble in the process.[/QUOTE] You ever see him fight? Lol the MMA fighter will be lucky to land…

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