On Saturday 23rd February we filmed Bad To The Bone, Stoke-on-Trent's first ever bare knuckle boxing event. With over 1200 people expected to attend, it was certainly a packed out crowd at Fenton Manor Sports Complex and we were there to capture the whole thing.
Now, it goes without saying that bare knuckle boxing is a controversial sport. This event alone received both positive and negative media attention before Saturday night, from popular outlets like The Sentinel and even The BBC.
Nevertheless, Bad To The Bone will go down as a success. It offered good fights from a variety of ability levels, two amazing cameramen who captured the best bits and generally a great night of entertainment.
We also feel it's only right to stress how much these guys valued safety during the event seeing the criticism bare knuckle boxing often receives. Regardless of how you feel about this sport, Bad To The Bone had a medical team on standby throughout the whole event and gave post fight checkups to all the fighters on the night, win lose or draw.
It's safe to say we are certainly looking forward to their next one!
Here is the promotional video we produced for Bad To The Bone:
We also produced and published all of the individual fights which can be seen on the World Bare Fist Boxing YouTube channel.