Mark Irwin vs. Joshua Oxendine BYB 17 Bare Knuckle Fight of the Night for BYB Lightweight Title
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After hosting the historic first-ever bare knuckle fighting event in South Carolina history this past December, BYB Extreme Fighting Series made its return to Rock Hill Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Charlotte’s (by way of Pembroke, NC) Joshua “The Preacherman” Oxendine (2-0, 1 NC, 2 KO) battled Huntington Beach, California’s Mark “The Shark” Irwin (2-0, 2 KOs) in a matchup of undefeated lightweights to crown the inaugural BYB Lightweight Champion. Upon turning pro in 2021, Oxendine, a US Marine Corp veteran and minister working towards his BA in Christian Ministries, became the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina’s first professional fighter. Irwin is a 2-time California State USA Boxing Champion, an undefeated gloved pro (4-0, 3 KOs), and recipient of the 2022 BYB knockout of the year.
Originating in South Florida with backyard legend Dada 5000, whose backyard fights gained worldwide popularity online, BYB was founded to harness the excitement of bare knuckle into a more structured product for a wider, more mainstream audience. Since 2015, BYB has worked diligently to grow the reach of bare knuckle on both a domestic and international level, hosting events in Wyoming, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina, London, and Dubai, and is continuing to work with athletic commissions throughout the United States globally to expand the fanbase growing sport of bare knuckle fighting. For more information on BYB, visit bybextreme.com and follow @bybextreme on social.
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