Tradition: Irish Bareknuckle Boxing [Video]
Bare knuckle boxing is a big part of Irish traveler culture and tradition. It has been used as a method to resolve family conflicts, before they boil over, for hundreds of years. This video shows a family dispute being solved as seen in the award winning documentary ‘Knuckle’. This is not a street fight, it is a sport with 2 referees, or fair play men to make sure both fighters obey the rules. Contests usually end either when either or both men say they have had enough or one is beaten or knocked out.