Former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi and former UFC fighter Artem Lobov finally come face-to-face at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6 on Saturday, June 22. The two rivals have been going back and forth leading up to their fight in Tampa, Florida, ever since spending time together training with Conor McGregor in the build-up to his fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Lobov is making his second appearance at BKFC after an instant classic with fellow UFC veteran Jason Knight earlier this year, while Malignaggi is making his bare-knuckle boxing debut.
Malignaggi vows to come out on top.
“I’ve always been known as one of the toughest guys in boxing,” Malignaggi said in a press release. “Lobov is known as a punching bag with a loud mouth. If I had it my way, I’d knock him out in the last round. I want to pummel him from start to finish.
“I feel I have the upper hand in this fight. With age, it’s easier to get knocked out. He’s never hurt anybody in the ring, so it’s going to be a bad matchup for him. I see me stopping him. He doesn’t want it anymore. In order to be a fighter and really compete, you have to have the fire. His fire is long gone. My strategy is to come in there and shove my fist down his throat. It’s personal now with the way he’s been talking and acting. I’m going to put him away.”
All of the information you need to watch the event can be seen below.
Bare Knuckle FC 6: Malignaggi vs Lobov Viewing Info & Details
Event: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6: Malignaggi vs. Lobov
Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida
Streaming: FITE TV
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will be available to live stream on FITE TV for $29.99. You can access FITE TV on your computer by clicking here or download the FITE TV app to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play. The FITE TV app can also be downloaded to your ROKU or Apple TV.
Preliminary bouts will be available to live stream for FREE live from the official Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Facebook page.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6 Fight Card
- Paulie Malignaggi vs. Artem Lobov
- Chris Leben vs. Dakota Cochrane
- Reginald Barnett Jr vs. Johnny Bedford
- Joey Beltran vs. Jamie Campbell
- Tom Shoaff vs. Julian Lane
- Abdiel Velazquez vs. Travis Thompson
- Elvin Leon Brito vs. Jim Alers