Britain Hart is fighting in Pattaya on November 4th. She is booked to face Thailand’s Po Denman but the bare knuckle boxing veteran had another bout booked for last Friday.

Fans hoping to see her in action next month would have been watching nervously as she faced Melanie Shah at BKFC 51. The bout went the distance but Hart emerged completely unscathed and is ready to fight again in four week’s time.

The same could not be said of her 41 year old opponent:


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Ambitious schedule

As well as having her tooth knocked out Hart’s entire face was covered in swellings and contusions. She definitely won’t be fighting in Thailand, or anywhere else, next month.

But what looked like an extremely ambitious schedule for Hart appears to be coming together nicely. Had she suffered any sort of injury during the fight with Shah it would have been impossible to recover in time for BKFC Asia 5.

But Hart appears to have emerged completely unscathed. That is good news for the American because her next opponent is much younger, much more experienced and has been much more successful as a boxer than Shah.


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Step up

Denman is 2-0 in bare knuckle boxing but holds a 17-1-1 record in professional boxing. She is 15 years younger than Shah and will be fighting in her homeland.

Hart’s BKFC strawweight title will be on the line. Having fought at 125lbs last time Denman could have a size advantage although she has competed at 115lbs several times during the course of her career.

The event will be headlined by the long awaited bare knuckle Muay Thai match between Saenchai PKSaenchaigym and Buakaw Banchamek. That fight has been in the works for the best part of a year.

But the co-headliner will see one of the biggest female stars in bare knuckle boxing tested against a much more experienced opponent. If Denman wins then fight offers from the United States will surely follow so the stakes are high for the Thai fighter too.