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RANKINGS

As determined by PGBC President Scott R. Burt, his committee of world-wide experts, and the use of an elaborate weighted voting system.  RULES:  To be ranked, the athlete must be listed in Combat Insider's Knucklepedia.   The athlete must stay active and have fought bare-knuckle in a legal challenge within the last eight months and may hold only one title at a time.

MEN'S HEAVYWEIGHT

 

NOVEMBER 23, 2019

WORLD CHAMPION:  Joey Beltran 3-1-1

Contenders:

1.  Mark Godbeer 3-0

2.  Chase Sherman (American Champion) 1-1-1

3.  AJ Adams 3-1

4.  Sam Shewmaker 3-1-1

5.  Gabriel Gonzaga 1-0

6.  Lavar Johnson 1-0

7.  Mighty Mo Siala-Mou Siligna 1-1

Champion Emeritus:  Bobby Gunn [ongoing title per 11/11/19]  A Police Gazette Champion Emeritus is an extremely rare title that recognizes and honors one for not only what they have done in the ring, but also for the sport. Gunn may return to the bare-knuckle ring and challenge a current World Heavyweight champion without traveling through the rankings.   

MAY 7, 2019

WORLD CHAMPION:  Bobby Gunn

 

Contenders:
1. AJ Adams - American Champion
2. Sam Shewmaker
3. Alejandro Solorzano 
4. Joey Beltran
5. Jim Jennett
6. Tony Lopez
7. Bedarin Toma
8. Shannon Ritch 
9. Tyler Canning 
10. Chase Sherman

FEBRUARY 9, 2019

WORLD CHAMPION:  Bobby Gunn

 

Contenders:

1.  Vacant

2.  AJ Adams

3.  Alejandro Solorzano

4.  Sam Shewmaker

5.  Joey Beltran

6.  Jim Jennett

7.  Tony Lopez

8.  Bedarin Toma

9.  Shannon Ritch

10. Tyler Canning

Classic Police Gazette Heavyweight Legends:

 

John L. Sullivan defeated Paddy Ryan, 2/1882

Jake Kilrain defeated Jem Smith, 12/1887

John L. Sullivan* defeated Jake Kilrain, 7/1889

*To prepare for this fight, John L. Sullivan trained with William Muldoon in Belfast, NY.  The Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame is housed in these original training barns.

WOMEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT

NOVEMBER 4, 2019

WORLD CHAMPION:  Vacant

Champion in Recess:  Rebecca Rawlings

When an athlete is contractually able to once again fight bare-knuckle s/he may automatically challenge whoever holds the World belt at that time without having to first re-prove self. 

MAY 7, 2019

WORLD CHAMPION:  Rebecca "Rowdy Bec" Rawlings

Contenders:
1. Christine Ferea - American Champion
2. Sheena Starr
3. Cecelia Flores
4. Britain Hart
5. Alma Garcia
6. Ivana Coleman
7. Jennifer Tate

FEBRUARY 9, 2019

WORLD CHAMPION:  Rebecca "Rowdy Bec" Rawlings

Contenders:

1.  Vacant

2.  Vacant

3.  Christine Ferea

4.  Britain Hart

5.  Cecelia Flores

6.  Alma Garcia

7.  Jennifer Tate