Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame

Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame The Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame is located in the barns where The Great John L. Sullivan trained for the last bareknuckle boxing match. Find out more by checking out the webpage: www.bareknuckleboxinghalloffame.com

Private tours for groups of five or more of the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame are available by calling Coordinator Scott Burt at 585-610-3326. The cost is $10 per person, minimum of five people.

06/22/2019
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And the Hooters gals!
06/21/2019

And the Hooters gals!

06/21/2019

Jason Knight!

06/21/2019
Damon Feldman
06/21/2019

Damon Feldman

06/21/2019
06/21/2019

Introducing Champ Antonio Tarver to Ringside Beer!

06/21/2019

In Tampa! Ringside Brewing Company

06/13/2019
Welcoming Channel 2’s Kevin O’Neill!
06/13/2019

Welcoming Channel 2’s Kevin O’Neill!

04/21/2019

Working hard to get Knuckle Town, USA ready for our July 12-14 induction festivities! Have you got your tickets yet?

04/06/2019
04/06/2019

Part Three - touring the site of the Sullivan-Ryan 1882 brawl!

04/06/2019

Touring the site of the 1882 Sullivan-Ryan fight! Part Two!

04/06/2019

At the site of the 1882 Sullivan-Ryan fight! Part One!

04/05/2019

Five-time World Champion Antonio Tarver is looking forward to swinging by Belfast someday soon to check out the 1889 training barns of John L. Sullivan, where it all started!

04/05/2019

I enjoyed talking with Chris Lytle and MS Athletic Commissioner Jon Lewis!

04/05/2019

President Scott Burt corners the voices of BKFC5, Sean Wheelock and Jeff Houston, Announcer

04/05/2019

The man who designed “The Squared Circle” Gary Grant Jr. will be in Belfast this summer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He took a moment from setting up for BKFC5 to share his thoughts on the design of our Police Gazette Medallion, The Knuckle Head. We had previously explained to him the plan to offer similar medals to those who purchase memberships. The purchases will help revitalize downtown Belfast, NY!

04/05/2019

Check out Mort Goldsmith’s tattoos! Mort is our 2019 Man of the Year!

04/05/2019

In BILOXI with fan-favorite Sam “The Hillbilly Hammer” Shewmaker at the weigh ins for tomorrow’s BKFC5 event.

03/15/2019

Be like Bec! Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Proper Whiskey #proper12

02/24/2019
2018 Inductees

Thanks to Prescott Rossi from Rochester News for coming to Belfast last summer and shooting this promo for our Class of 2018 Inductees!

02/22/2019

Getting ready for July 13th and the 11th BKBHOF Induction!

"Real Silk, Real Diamonds, Real Sterling....Real History"  The Police Gazette World Diamond Belt was first won in the ri...
02/13/2019

"Real Silk, Real Diamonds, Real Sterling....Real History" The Police Gazette World Diamond Belt was first won in the ring in 1889 by the Great John L. Sullivan after a 75 round, 2 hour 16 minute fight with Jake Kilrain that Sports Illustrated recently called "The Outlaw Brawl That Started It All" and is the most beautiful, most historic belt in all of the combat sports out there. Its housed in Belfast, NY where Sullivan trained 130 years ago, better known as Knuckle Town, USA.

02/10/2019

Special Announcement from Knuckle Town, USA!

02/09/2019

Exciting update from Belfast!

Preparation is important in all things!
01/29/2019

Preparation is important in all things!

Winter is coming...

We'll be center ring February 2, 2019, in Cancun, Mexico!  Watch Team USA take on Team Mexico on Fite.tv for our stunnin...
01/23/2019

We'll be center ring February 2, 2019, in Cancun, Mexico! Watch Team USA take on Team Mexico on Fite.tv for our stunning Diamond Medals, with the night capped off as Reigning Police Gazette World Champion Rowdy Bec Rawlings puts up her Historic Diamond Belt against a tough Cecelia Flores!

Watch Team Mexico vs Team USA, and our Champ Rowdy Bec Rawlings defend her Police Gazette World Diamond Championship Bel...
01/07/2019

Watch Team Mexico vs Team USA, and our Champ Rowdy Bec Rawlings defend her Police Gazette World Diamond Championship Belt February 2 in Cancun on pay-per-view via Fite.tv! Medals and belts to be awarded by Belfast's own Hall of Fame and Police Gazette President Scott Burt, here showing off the American Belt recently won by Arnold Adams in Biloxi Mississippi.

Our Champ Rowdy Bec Rawlings to defend her Police Gazette World Diamond Belt, Bare Knuckle Boxing's Oldest Most Sought-A...
01/07/2019

Our Champ Rowdy Bec Rawlings to defend her Police Gazette World Diamond Belt, Bare Knuckle Boxing's Oldest Most Sought-After, February 2 in Cancun.

Throwing hands Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship February 2nd 🤜🏻 Cancun, Mexico 🇲🇽
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Jones Memorial Hospital
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Jones Memorial Hospital

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact person:Scott BurtCaretaker of the Police Gazette BeltsPresident of the Bare Knuckle Boxing ...
10/27/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact person:
Scott Burt
Caretaker of the Police Gazette Belts
President of the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame
585-610-3326
[email protected]

Burt Continues to Bring Spotlight to Belfast


BELFAST, NEW YORK – Just days ago, Scott Burt returned from Biloxi, Mississippi, where bare knuckle boxing is now legal. While there, he crowned Chicago’s Arnold Adams with the first American Police Gazette Heavyweight Championship belt and title given since 1882. In doing so Scott continues to reinforce Belfast, New York, as the World’s Bare Knuckle Boxing Mecca and home of the sport’s only Hall of Fame. Both leading up to the fight and following it, Scott found himself and Belfast the focus of many major sports news outlets, all wanting to know more about the coveted Police Gazette Belt, its history, origin, and connection to Belfast. Scott happily obliged. “There are two belts I am the caretaker of,” he said “both without exception are America’s Oldest, Most Historic, Most Sought-After belts in our sport. The ‘Police Gazette Belt’ is for America’s Champion, and was last won by John L. Sullivan in 1882 in Mississippi City, then there is the ‘Police Gazette Diamond Belt’ which Sullivan also won in his most famous fight of all. That took place in 1889 in Richburg, Mississippi. The Diamond Belt represents the World Championship. I’m the caretaker of both belts, American and World. That historic 1889 fight lasted 2 hours, 16 minutes outside in 104 degree weather in a dirt ring, and went 75 rounds. Sullivan won $20,000, the Police Gazette Diamond Belt, and became a living legend.”

Thanks to Scott it is no longer a secret to the World that Sullivan trained in Allegany County’s small, rural, yet very proud Irish town of Belfast, New York. There in 1889 Sullivan prepared for that fight under the watchful eye of his trainer William Muldoon. It is also no longer a secret thanks to Scott’s efforts that Sullivan’s training barns now house, and have for 10 years, the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame - the World’s only Hall of Fame dedicated to these combat pioneers.

“Whenever you see a belt in America raised,” Scott concluded, “no matter what the sport, whether it be wrestling, boxing, whatever, it owes its origin 100% to the Police Gazette Belts, America’s first ever.” When asked about why the Police Gazette picked him to carry on the historic belt’s legend, he stated “Steve Westlake, the owner of the more than century and a half old tabloid contacted me out of the blue a few years ago, said he had been watching me for several years, could tell my only motive was to preserve history, appreciated that desire, and admired my honesty which is unfortunately a bit of a rarity in the boxing world. Steve just unilaterally asked me if I would be in charge of the belts and help bring them back to prominence in the eyes of the boxing world. One could argue I’ve been successful doing that. Not only have I been center ring presenting the belts on Worldwide pay-per-view and using that opportunity to boast of Belfast, but the real proof is if you simply check out social media - boxers are fighting over wanting a shot at it - a belt many a few years ago did not know existed.”

10/21/2018

Beautiful day here in Biloxi MS!

08/27/2018

BKBHOF President Scott Burt walks the site of the 1882 Sullivan-Ryan fight! Gulf Port, MS. (Formerly known as Mississippi City)

We are ready!
08/25/2018

We are ready!

Great time at the official weigh-in for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 2! Excitement is building for Saturday night'...
08/25/2018

Great time at the official weigh-in for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 2! Excitement is building for Saturday night's event! Have you ordered PPV yet? Check out fite.tv for details! History will be made tomorrow night, will you witness it?

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