The second Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) card is set to unfold, and this time the action will originiate in Mississippi.
Boxer Antonio Tarver will again help out in the broadcast booth on Saturday night (Aug. 25); the ex light heavyweight ace will be on site at the MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM, after doing his thing last time in Wyoming.
If you are not in the building, you can watch on pay-per-view.
Organizers, including David Feldman, are hoping for a bit less drama than last time. A bomb threat was called in to the Wyoming event.
Tarver was in the news a couple weeks ago after law enforcement was called in on the 49 year old Floridian. Reports said he had an altercation with his step-son. I asked Tarver about that and he said he is dealing with it, and letting his lawyer handle it.
So, what does he think will be a highlight of the second BKFC slate?
“The heavyweights are gonna produce some KOs,” Tarver said. “The ladies fight, Bec Rawlings is a beast and Reggie Barnett can really fight.”
Rawlings, an MMAer, meets pro boxer Britain Hart, in a 125-pound clash, “Ultimate Fighter” season three winner Kendall Grove and Bruce Abramski compete in a 185-pound bout and pro MMA and boxing veteran Chris Lytle and Drew Lipton will square-off in a 175-pound fight.
BKFC 2 will also see the semi-finals of the BKFC heavyweight tournament featuring Sam Shewmaker taking on Maurice Jackson and Arnold Adams facing Joey Beltran.
Tarver did the first card, I asked him if that one exceeded his expetcations?
“It’s back to the origin,” he said. “Sometimes you didn’t have time to wrap up and glove up!”