Bare Knuckle

Bobby Gunn, 71–0 Undefeated. A Dad. A Dream. A Fight like You’ve Never Seen.

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Pub Date 19 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 05 Aug 2021

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Description

Based on the acclaimed article in Men’s Journal

Soon to be a major motion picture

Undefeated in seventy-one fights, Bobby Gunn, 42, is the undisputed world champion of bare-knuckle boxing. He rules the circuit, a nationwide underground network of pro boxers, mixed martial artists, and anything-goes street brawlers who square off without gloves in empty warehouses and mobster McMansions for as much as $50,000 a fight. It’s dangerous, bloody, and illegal almost everywhere—a secret world run by organized crime. And for Gunn, a devout Christian using the prize money to put his seven-year-old daughter through private school, it’s his only shot at a better life—one that may even revive America’s first sport in the process.

Based on the acclaimed article in Men’s Journal

Soon to be a major motion picture

Undefeated in seventy-one fights, Bobby Gunn, 42, is the undisputed world champion of bare-knuckle boxing. He rules the...


A Note From the Publisher

Stayton Bonner is a former senior editor at Rolling Stone. His journalism has appeared in publications including GQ, Esquire, and Outside. “Champion of the Underworld,” the 2016 Men’s Journal article that was the basis for this book, was nominated for the Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting. This is his first book.

Stayton Bonner is a former senior editor at Rolling Stone. His journalism has appeared in publications including GQ, Esquire, and Outside. “Champion of the Underworld,” the 2016 Men’s Journal article...


Advance Praise

“A remarkable story of triumph and heartbreak.”

-Don Winslow, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Cartel


“Yes, this a knockout of a book. But it’s also an exercise in nuance and grace and slick maneuvering. Inasmuch as bareknuckle fights go to the judges’ scorecards, this gets a unanimous decision.”

-Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated writer, 60 Minutes correspondent, and author of Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever

“A remarkable story of triumph and heartbreak.”

-Don Winslow, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Cartel


“Yes, this a knockout of a book. But it’s also an exercise in nuance and grace and...


Marketing Plan

Based on the acclaimed article in Men’s Journal

Soon to be a major motion picture

National media features

Major review attention

Print and online advertising

Radio tour

Outreach to sports and boxing fans

Early outreach and giveaways on Goodreads

Bookseller and library trade show marketing and appearances

Based on the acclaimed article in Men’s Journal

Soon to be a major motion picture

National media features

Major review attention

Print and online advertising

Radio tour

Outreach to sports and boxing fans

...


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ISBN 9781982650711
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