After 12 fights (2-10, 1ko) and four years with BKB, Jonny ‘The Battler’ Lawson has called time on his bare-knuckle boxing career.
Since 2018, Jonny has been fighting the best bare-knuckle boxers in the world with no questions asked and has racked up a stellar résumé of past opponents.
Among those notable foes are former champions Ricardo Franco, Scott McHugh, James Lilley, and Connor Tierney, all of which were taken the distance by the durable Irishman.
But after sustaining a loss on Sunday to Ionel Levitchi, Jonny has decided to retire from competition.
He said: “My fighting days have ran their course.
“I fought 12 times at the highest level against the best, time and time again, and never backed down from a fight.
“But it’s now time to call it a day as I’ve got my family and health to look after.
“I’d like to extend a massive thank you to Jim and Joe for the opportunity.”
In response to this afternoon’s news, BKB co-founder Jim Freeman said:
“Jonny has been loyal to BKB for many years now and fought everyone and anyone he was offered.
“He will be sadly missed,
but we understand his decision after the last couple of results.
“Jonny is one of the most experienced fighters in modern bare-knuckle boxing and will be remembered for years to come.
“Thank you Jonny, for everything you have given to the sport.”
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