BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series Announces Multi-Bout Agreement with Robert Duran Jr.

Miami, FL – BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series CEO Gregory Bloom announced today the signing of 14-2 professional boxer Robert Duran, Jr., and son of legendary pugilist Roberto Duran, to a multi-fight deal with the Miami-based promotion.

Said Bloom, “As our global footprint continues to grow, and on the heels of our recent distribution expansion that puts us in over 100 million homes, we are laser-focused on not only promoting our existing roster but also signing the most talented fighters available to assure fans get the quality matches they have come to expect from BYB. Robert certainly fits the bill, and I can’t wait to see how his talent translates to the mighty Trigon.”

On his transition into bare-knuckle, Duran Jr. said, “This sport suits me. Before I ever laced up the gloves, I was fighting bare knuckle on the streets growing up. I have the toughness and grit that came from having to fight to survive, and then the training and polish of professional boxing that has allowed me to fight on the biggest stages. I’ve got the best of both worlds”

He added:

‍“In bare-knuckle, I can build my own name and own legacy outside of the shadow of my namesake. I have spent most of my life and built my career on my own, and I plan to forge this new path in the same manner. I intend to focus solely on bare-knuckle, provided BYB can keep me active. It is the future of combat sports and I plan on being one of its first mainstream stars for years to come, and help propel it to the masses.”

Duran Jr. is BYB’s newest addition, joining fighting stars Ury Diaz, Gustavo Trujillo, and Helen Peralta. He ranges from former UFC stars such as current BYB Heavyweight Champion Ike Villanueva, Andre Ewell, and Rashad Coulter to successful amateur boxers such as Tommy Turner, Harry Gigliotti, and current BYB Featherweight Champion Harold. , joins a roster that features a unique balance of fighters across all disciplines. McQueen.

After hosting nine events in 2023, including the first sanctioned bare-knuckle event in the Middle East and the first international inter-promotional Police Gazette International Cup tournament in London, BYB plans to host 12 events in 2024. ing. BYB 25: Brawl on the Bay will be held on April 4th at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. and BYB 26: Mile High Brawl on May 10th at the Stockyards Event Center in Denver, Colorado. For more information about BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on all social media platforms.


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