The public must be getting the wrong impression when a boxing show is ‘unlicensed’. I know people who instantly think of some kind of bare knuckle, back street thing.
I have worked a lot doing BBU and IBA shows and found that they are totally professional and safe but are ‘unlicensed’ as the public would know.
It hardly seems right that ‘unlicensed’ actually means not licensed by the BBBoC as they are licensed by other boards and not necessarily an ‘underground’ thing.