Bekim Trenova started the FNT underground boxing matches in 2009 and slowly they’ve become a bit of an NYC party phenomenon. Now he’s offered the public a rare look inside the arena.
Trenova told Bedford + Bowery (who also shot the video above), that the matches are real, fall in a “legal grey area,” and last a minute each. For the $40 cover you get free booze and a rotating cast of entertainers mixed in. Mobb Deep and ASAP Ferg have both played past matches. He says that approaching them more as a party than a sporting event is actually a benefit:
It’s like a traveling circus. I think that’s what helps it. We’re pioneering something new to the entertainment world that combines performance art, boxing, sport, music. It’s literally anything.
(Photo: Bedford + Bowery)