Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship officials gathered at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 16, where they held open tryouts for an upcoming reality show that aims to find future talent in the sport.
"We were hoping to find some good talent and personalities to comfort in BKFC and be a part of the reality show," Bare Knuckle FC President David Feldman said. "We found what we were looking for and I am very pleased with the turnout, the talent, and the whole day as a whole."
Nearly 70 competitors worked out in front of former two-division world champion boxer and boxing commentator Paulie Malignaggi and UFC stars Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Chris Lytle. Malignaggi recently signed an exclusive deal to compete for BKFC and is expected to make his debut in June 2019 at a location yet to be determined.
The competitors were asked to demonstrate their shadow boxing and bag work. They were also interviewed by a panel of team members and graded on how hard they could hit the punch meter.
Details about the pending show will be released in the coming weekends. Stay tuned.