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This post was edited by 1584austin at 2012-5-8 03:17

Bare knuckle Boxing is an original form of boxing and involves two individuals fighting without any boxing gloves. (also known as fisticuffs)

The first bare-knuckle championof England was James Figg, who claimed the title in 1719. His only loss came when Ned Sutton beat him to claim the title
Issac Bitton a Dutchman living in London is most famous for a fight which lasted 74 rounds.
Each round would have lasted 2 to 3 minutes with 30 seconds between rounds. He was undefeated when he gave up fighting weighing 17 stone ( in his private life he had 11 children and died penniless)

Bare knuckle fighting still goeson in hiding today, but in the 1700’s and 1800’s even then beingagainst the law, it would have been a fight until your opponent could fight nolonger or died while fighting.

From what I read about this, verylittle prize money was available and the wealthy would turn out to watch andbet on fighters of their choice. They in turn we more likely to earn more thanthe boxers themselves.
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Today it still exists especiallywith the travelling fraternity (Gypsies)  see a more recent picture below

Bartley Gorman was a very famous Irish Traveller . Between the years of 1971 and 1992 (undefeated) he held the title of Bare Knuckle Champion of Great Britain and Ireland.

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I think Jet Li could beat all of them
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snappysammy Post time: 2012-5-8 11:38
I think Jet Li could beat all of them

Really oh really is that real true Snap

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Looks like the little guy is going for the NUTS
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Congratulations! This thread is labelled as an "original piece", if you post another 4 within this month, you would be reward a medal of the "Best Writer in May".

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voice_cd Post time: 2012-5-9 08:37
Congratulations! This thread is labelled as an "original piece", if you post another 4 within this m ...

When people write professional pieces, they document the claims with references.  This article has none.  How do I know any of it is true?  The post is fine for casual small talk, but to claim it as a prize deserving original piece?   

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