Ken Shamrock Will Make Boxing without Gloves to 50 Years

First UFC veteran and member of the Hall of Fame of the Organization will face Irish James Quinn McDonagh in April, in the United Kingdom.

The name of Ken Shamrock is quite familiar to the audience that accompanied the first editions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the late VHS. The American giant was the first major rival of Brazilian legendary Royce Gracie, winner of three of the first four editions of the tournament, inside the Octagon. Now, decades later, Shamrock, who is retired from MMA since 2010, decided to return to active duty in a fight, at least, unusual: a boxing without gloves.

On your official page on the internet, Ken Shamrock, today with 50 years, announced that he will face the Irish James Quinn McDonagh in fight to be held in the United Kingdom, in April.”Ken Shamrock, world renowned MMA fighter and member of the Hall of Fame of the UFC, announces that he will face the legend of boxing without gloves British James Quinn. The fight is scheduled to take place in April 2015 in the United Kingdom “,published in the official note, promising yet additional details about the duel soon.

Boxing without gloves is a primitive combat mode that dates back to the 18th century and gave rise to boxing as we know it today. Still popular in the United Kingdom, the practice was pointed to by Shamrock as having great potential, which is why he became interested in duel. “Sharmock knows that boxing without gloves is a sport with great growth potential, well beyond your current place. According to cyclingenthusiasm, his involvement with this sport is a token of your support and help to the success,”said the fighter, also in a statement.

Ken Shamrock has a professional MMA cartel of 28 WINS, 15 defeats and two draws. “The most dangerous man in the world”,as he is known, faced Royce Gracie twice. In the first, was completed in less than a minute at UFC 1. In the rematch, in the UFC superfight 5, Royce and Ken tied after 36 minutes, in what is the longest fight in the history of the Ultimate. Years later, Shamrock still engataria an intense rivalry against then-champion Tito Ortiz, who came to train an edition of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter. In the Octagon, Ortiz won all three fights of the trilogy between them.