Today BKB announce the mutual termination of Robby Drought’s professional bare-knuckle boxing contract. The Irishman, who held a 0-2 record in BKB will be remembered fondly for his outstanding back and forth affair with Kris Trezise on his company debut (named as ‘Toe The Line’s’ eighth best fight of 2019). In his second and now last BKB appearance, Drought came in to face CJ Mills at BKB 20 on short-notice after the pull-out of Jimmy McCrory. Despite a valiant effort, Drought suffered a first round TKO loss and has been out of action ever since.
During Drought’s hiatus (mainly due to COVID-19) a lot has changed. The former kickboxer has decided to turn his attention towards the nine-limbed bare-knuckle artform of Lethwei (essentially bare-knuckle Muay Thai with headbutts to massively oversimplify the sport). Drought told promoters Jim Freeman and Joe Brown that he felt his best chances of title success lay in his kicking foundations, and thus decided on a new path for his combat sports journey.
The news of Robby’s departure will no doubt be met with heavy hearts by the BKB universe. Robby was always the life and soul of the party at shows and defined the true warrior spirit. He will be greatly missed at promotional events and his come-forward no-nonsense fighting style will define his career in bare-knuckle boxing. From everyone at BKB and ‘Toe The Line’, thank you for your service Robby! Please join us in enjoying some of Drought’s greatest fights and highlights embedded below.