Coronavirus: bare-knuckle fight nights take off online in Russia during pandemic

Published Apr 30 2021 at 6:14 PM GMT
  • A brutal boxing tournament in Russia that pits bare-knuckle fighters against each other in short, bloody bouts has surged in popularity on social networks during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The “Top Dog” tournament began broadcasting fights in car parks in early 2020, but now rents out a Moscow sports arena for bare-knuckle bouts that are viewed online by millions.
  • The most popular fight yet has been viewed over 13 million times on YouTube.
  • The organisers attribute the sport’s popularity to pent-up….



  • Published Apr 30, 2021 6:14 PM GMT