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Bobby Gunn: King of Bare-Knuckle Boxing

The undefeated fighter is ready to take the sport into the mainstream

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Bobby Gunn is the first bare-knuckle boxing champion the U.S. has seen in more than 120 years. Undefeated in 71 fights, Gunn rules the circuit, a nationwide underground network of pro boxers, MMA fighters, and accomplished street brawlers who enter the ring without gloves for as much as $50,000 cash. It’s dangerous and bloody and illegal almost everywhere. And if things go Gunn’s way, it could be the next major fight sport. Take 40 minutes and read Stayton Bonner’s story at Men’s Journal.