Inside the squared circle Danny Batchelder made a name for himself, going to battle with countless future hall of famers, and outside of the ropes, within the circuit of the bare knuckle boxing scene, he has fought his way to earning the title of USA Heavyweight Champion for the BKF—the first and only legit and sanctioned Bare Knuckle Boxing organization. Much like his good pal and world heavyweight BKB champion Bobby Gunn, Batchelder receives constant scrutiny about his abilities in BKB and on the receiving end of many comical challenges. But as of lately, Jason Young—the self-proclaimed BKB champ—who’s only true claim to fame within the ungloved sport can be his knockout loss overseas against James McCrory—has talked more than he has needed to about Batchelder and his abilities, and when presented the opportunity to back his words up and fight for the BKF USA Heavyweight title, has sat on his hands and fired up excuse after excuse why he can’t throw hands. From hand injuries to ongoing legal issues, Young has never fallen short in finding an excuse to avoid Batchelder, yet his mouth keeps going like he is ready to step up to the line at any minute. Maybe if Jason Young’s hands were as fast as his mouth were he’d be taken a bit more seriously by his peers within the BKB world. And to think that he deserves a fight against a reputable BKB fighter with only one bout under his belt—the KO loss, is a joke. Danny Batchelder even went as far as extending himself personally on a financial level. In BKB, both fighters put up an agreed sum of money, with the winner taking all. Batchelder has offered to pay Young $3,000 out of his own pocket to take the fight, to finally step to the line and go to battle to put all the trash talk to rest. “It’s not about the money,” said Batchelder. “I would be more than happy to pay him $3,000 to break his jaw. He ran his mouth, and is too much of a chicken shit to back it up and fight. I have no respect for that. If you want to talk, that’s fine, but be a man and back it up. Young is a coward, and the whole fight world knows it.” Young has gone on saying that he has been part of the first ‘real’ BKB event, and is known as the real American champion… the first and only legit sanctioned BKB bout took place on August 5, 2011 when Bobby Gunn defeated Richard Stewart. Young’s version of fighting bare knuckle has been wearing modified MMA gloves with a hole cut out over the backside of the hand. His fighting style resembles more of a drunk street brawl than a BKB technician, which all leads to why Batchelder and the BKB world believes he continues to avoid this fight—he doesn’t belong anywhere near the same ring as a true fighter, let alone champion. He had been given a free vacation to Europe when he fought McCrory, where he got paid nickels and dimes. They didn’t take him seriously over there, and it’s shocking that the fight lasted as long as it did. But then no disrespect to McCrory, but he’s no Danny Batchelder. Jennifer Young can continue to run his mouth and let the world believe he is something he is not, but the BKF is going to continue to make it known that he is simply a wannabe that does not want to fight. Fighters fight Jason, so man up and step up to the line. Young is a picture perfect example as to why the progress of Bare Knuckles Boxing on a mainstream level has been hindered since the reemergence of the sport back in 2011. Too many comic book her o wannabe fighters call themselves bare knuckle boxers simply because they beat up some clown at a local pub. Bobby Gunn and his team at BKF are weeding out these jokers one by one, calling them out for what they are, exposing them as they need be, and giving them the chance to step up or shut up. To instill the credibility of the fighters within the BKF, the organization is going to implement a record system much similar to the one used in pro boxing by Boxrec.com. This is to ensure the legitimacy of the fighters, and hopefully minimize the number of foolish challenges the true champions and professionals have to endure on seemingly a daily basis, which is a waste for everyone. So again, it has been laid out Jennifer, here is your chance to prove your claim true, that you are in fact the American BKB champion. Take the fight with Danny Batchelder. Now, now in three months when your pinky feels better, or you handle your other life’s issues. Now. If you’re a fighter, you fight when presented the challenge. If you are going to continue to cower at the fact of stepping up to plate with the big boys, well that is fine too; just fall back into the shadows, keep your mouth shut and disappear from the fight game. When you’re ready to put your big boy pants on, you know how to make this fight happen.