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Boxers get rounded up in Las Vegas for Big Knockout Boxing
Boxers get rounded up in Las Vegas for Big Knockout Boxing

The finer points of boxing and mixed martial arts can get lost on many who want something less romantic than defensive maneuvering. The creators of Big Knockout Boxing, a venture primarily funded by DirecTV that debuts Saturday night with a pay-per-view card at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, are banking on that thirst for more punches in the face. "The pit promotes offensive, aggressive, toe-to-toe fighting," BKB Executive Director Bruce Binkow said. "There's no ropes, no corners, nowhere to hide." BKB stages fights of two-minute rounds, scheduled — but not expected to last — seven rounds. The fighting is done inside a 17-foot-diameter...

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