Naked Knuckle Combating Championship hosts BKFC 16 on Friday, March 19 from the Biloxi Civic Heart in Biloxi, Mississippi. FITE.TV will broadcast the pay-per-view occasion which could be bought beneath.
Headlining BKFC-16 is a light-weight grudge match between Leonard ‘Unhealthy Boy’ Garcia, (18-13-1), combating out of Lubbock, TX and Joe ‘The Hitman’ Elmore, (13-12), of Atlanta, GA.
“Leonard Garcia in opposition to Joe Elmore is a real bad-blood match and excellent for our foremost occasion,” mentioned BKFC President David Feldman. Each guys have needed to battle one another for a very long time and each have promised to complete the opposite in hanging trend. DeMarcus Corley is a former world champion boxer who has fought quite a few large names during the last twenty years and absolutely will probably be examined by Reggie Barnett Jr. who is happy to welcome him to BKFC.”
Garcia made his BKFC debut on February 2, 2019 at BKFC-4: USA vs. Mexico with a sensational second spherical knockout of Julian Lane. In opposition to Elmore he will probably be seeking to bounce again into the win column following a loss to Jim Alers at BKFC-7 on August 10, 2019.
Transferring rapidly by way of the BKFC ranks, Elmore stopped Will Chope within the first spherical at BKFC-11 on July 24, 2020 and adopted that up with a unanimous determination victory over Tom Shoaff on September 11, 2020 at BKFC-12.
Co-featured and making his BKFC debut, Former Boxing World Champion DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley of Washington, D.C. clashes with BKFC veteran Reggie ‘Eaz-E’ Barnett Jr. of Virginia Seashore, VA in a bantamweight bout.
A real boxing fan favourite for a few years and compiling a report of 55-33-1 with 28 knockouts, Corley defeated Felix Flores for the WBO Junior Welterweight Title in June 2001 and defended the world title in opposition to high contenders Ener Julio and Randall Bailey. In June 2003, Corley misplaced a controversial world title break up determination in opposition to Zab Judah. In his subsequent battle, Corley fought twelve hotly contested rounds in opposition to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather on Might 22, 2004 in Atlantic Metropolis, NJ.
Among the many different world champions on Corley’s resume embrace Miguel Cotto, Junior Witten, Devon Alexander, Marcos Maidana, Lucas Matthysse, Ruslan Provodnikov and Viktor Postol.
The favored Barnett Jr. sports activities a BKFC report of 5-1. With victories over Travis Thompson, Clay Burns, Rusty Crowder and Matt Murphy, Barnett Jr. will look to remain within the win column following a unanimous determination victory over Abdiel Velazquez on September 9, 2020. His solely loss got here to then BKFC World Champion Johnny Bedford on June 22, 2019 at BKFC-6.
BKFC 16 outcomes beneath:
Leonard Garcia defeated Joe Elmore by way of unanimous determination (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
Reggie Barnett Jr. defeated Demarcus Corley by way of TKO (nook stoppage) – Spherical 4, 2:00
Arnold Adams defeated Bobo O’Bannon by way of KO – Spherical 1, 1:58
Kaleb Harris defeated Noah Cutter by way of TKO – Spherical 1 (Physician stoppage) – 2:00
Scott O’Shaughnessy defeated Melvin Guillard by way of TKO – Spherical 1, 0:46
Jason Fish defeated Adrian Miles by way of TKO – Spherical 3, 1:20
David Diaz defeated Spencer Ruggeri by way of majority determination (47-47, 48-45, 48-45)
Elvin Brito defeated Brad Kelly by way of unanimous determination (48-47, 50-45, 49-47)
Zion Tomlinson defeated Tyler Hill by way of TKO – Spherical 1, 1:40
Ryan Jones defeated Eric Thompson by way of TKO (hand harm/referee stoppage) – Spherical 2, 2:00
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