Big Knockout Boxing’s (BKB) first women’s Lightweight Championship will be up for grabs at BKB 2 on Saturday, April 4 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (Pictured: Combat sport veteran Layla McCarter).
Live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET, combat sport veteran Layla McCarter from Las Vegas and Melbourne Australia’s Diana Prazak will square off in “The Pit” to showcase the tenacity and aggressiveness of female fighters in this no-nonsense, action-packed format.
Known as Australia’s greatest female fighter, Prazak initially joined a boxing gym to turn her life around and get into shape, but quickly fell in love with the sport. As a world-class fighter, Prazak is known for being technically sound while her opponent, local girl and wily veteran Layla McCarter, boasts over 50 fights in her professional career. Technical, aggressive fighting will be on display when these two warriors enter “The Pit.”
“The sport of BKB is about finding the most aggressive, offensive-minded fighters to go toe-to-toe in ‘The Pit’ and these world-class female boxers fit that mold perfectly,” said Bruce Binkow, executive director of BKB. “We have no doubt that these two women will live up to BKB’s promise of putting the ‘fight’ back in boxing when they step into ‘The Pit’ at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in April.”
The main event will be BKB Middleweight Champ Gabe Rosado, defending his title against New York middleweight slugger, Curtis Stevens, and it will be broadcast via national PPV across all cable and satellite providers.
Additionally, BKB will be the first to use an in-glove technology capturing fighters real-time data allowing television viewers to see the force of a punch, velocity of a punch and other data enhancing the television viewing experience. This new technology will track each fighter’s real-time stats in terms of their punching power and velocity throughout the event. Fans will be able to see which fighter throws the hardest punch in every round, the type of punch, where it lands, how much hand mass has connected with the fighter’s body and other real-time stats. Viewers will also see how Prazak’s and McCarter’s punches measure up against that of the male fighters during the evening.
Developed exclusively for BKB, the technology will use a microchip in the wrist of the boxer’s glove that transmits the information to the TV screen as an easy-to-read, graphic display. It is solely for the entertainment of fans and will not be used in the arena or by the judges to score rounds.
BKB, a new and intense close-range form of boxing that debuted last August, will bring back “The Pit,” a smaller, circular fighting space, rather than a traditional square boxing ring with no ropes designed to produce more knockouts and heightened boxing action. BKB 2 will be available on PPV from DIRECTV and DISH, as well as cable and telco providers through IN DEMAND and Vubiquity for $29.95.
Developed by a team of industry veterans and licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, BKB features shorter and fewer rounds. BKB uses a unique format designed to deliver a higher intensity level, maximum action and amazing knockouts, all of which have been declining with conventional boxing. BKB rounds last two minutes compared to boxing’s three-minute and MMA’s five-minute rounds. Fighters, using eight- and 10-ounce boxing gloves (depending on weight class), go five rounds for non-championship bouts and seven rounds for championship bouts.
Season two of BKB “Unfiltered,” will return this spring on DIRECTV’s Audience Network, channels 101 and 239. “Unfiltered” provides viewers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the sport of BKB and insight into the fighters training regiments with never-before-seen interviews before they battle in “The Pit.”