Heavyweight bare-knuckle fighters swing for the fences – wow
It looked like it was going to be only a matter of time before someone was floored when these two heavyweight sluggers started swinging for the fences in a bare-knuckle boxing match, but what happened next was even more dramatic than that!
It all went down at the UBBAD ‘Fists And Fireworks’ event in Nottingham, England, and featured a trilogy fight between Billy ‘Bang Bang’ Hawthorn and Nathan J-Dogg.
In their previous two encounters, it was JDogg who had emerged victorious, but on those occasions, the two fighters had been wearing boxing gloves, so this third meeting between them had been spiced up by the fact that they now going to compete in a BKB bout, where ‘Bang Bang’ held an unbeaten 4-0 record.
Both men are known for their knockout power and were eager to prove it from the moment the opening bell sounded as charged forward chin-first and hurled their balled-up fists at each other with reckless abandon.
Suddenly, the tattooed JDogg came bursting forward with a straight right, while at exactly the same moment ‘Bang Bang’ was unleashing an overhand left.
Both punches landed flush and the unthinkable happened as the two men toppled head-first onto the canvas for an extremely rare double knockdown!
The 500 fans in attendance went wild as the two dazed and confused fighters tried to regain their senses and attempt to get back on their feet.
First up was ‘Bang Bang’, but JDogg also then made it upright under his own steam, though he looked the more wobbled of the two.
The fight quickly recommenced and it was Hawthorn who immediately went on the offensive, clocking JDogg with a three-piece combo that sent him reeling back against the ropes and then to the floor as his legs gave out underneath him to produce the knockout finish!
Despite the damage they endured, both fighters said afterward that they loved the fight, and given the dramatic outcome, this time around it’s surely only a matter of time before they meet for the fourth time in the ring.