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Published 10th Feb 2019
Andy Topliffe Field RageAndy Topliffe was back to do his first show since the days of B-Bad way back when. Things do not always go as planned and two days before the show it all went to shit with accusations flying of all kind but either way it looked like the show was off. Until Thursday when a new venue had been arranged and it was back on hay bails and all. To be said it was a smaller event which reminded me of the early days and was a bit more on the up close and personal side. I personally like the bails but for obvious reasons most venues are not so keen on the idea. Unlike a boxing ring this ring made of large bails of hay was small, nowhere to run or hide which was going to result in fairly quick fights if I was not mistaken and I wasn't. Most shows now use a boxing ring which as it is raised off the ground gives a better view plus due to health and safety rules large amounts of hay in a venue is frowned upon. Some people prefer to see their BKB in the bales while some prefer the traditional boxing ring format, there are fore and against for both in my book but moving on. I recognised a few faces from the past and was pleased to see Michael Ord back on the scene not having caught up with him for some time.
Anyway it was a shitty three and a half hour journey that took me too Leicester on a Friday afternoon for something a bit different and to be fair to Andy something that had been sorted out in a couple of days. Due to all of the confusion earlier in the weeks this was to be a very cut down version of what was planned but to be honest everyone there seem to enjoy themselves as much as I did.
Ok Justin Austin was on hand to do a few interviews with the fighters before their fights the first two being MIchael Ord followed by Jason Lock.
And now for the first fight of the Evening Michael Ord v Jason Lock
Next up we have Adam Lee followed by Nathan J Dogg for a few words
Next Fight Adam Lee v Nathan J Dogg
Just for those thinking 'It is called Field Rage but it is not in a field'. Yes it is a bit strange but Andy used to run a show in various fields around the Kent area many moons ago so I guess he thought he would go with that. Plus he has sold the B-BAD name from the well known promotion he used to run and which launched Bare Knuckle Boxing back into the public eye.
So there we have it all that was needed was to get back in the car and head back home. It was nice to see some old faces and meet some new. Just to make things clear this was put together after the original show was halted for reasons beyond Andy's control but it did take me back to October 2012 when we rolled up to do our first BKB show with myself and my mate Dan thinking we was going to be up to our knees in cow shit with no electricity.
Thanks to Andy for having me along and thanks to Jamie Austin for doing the pre fight interviews. Would like to point out that this was the first time Justin had ever done any interviews and was dropped in it at the last second. Personally thought he did rather well.

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