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*** Bare knuckle boxing is a big part of Irish traveller 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.***

This form of barekunckle boxing has been seen recently has been seen in mainstream TV, documentaries and movies in recent years. Brad Pitt plays the part of a bare knuckle boxing champion in the movie Snatch. The award winning documentary 'Knuckle' covered the subject. Paddy Doherty, a former bare knuckle fighter, won the UK reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother and it has also been seen in the TV series Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Travellers are of Irish decent but have moved to other parts of Europe, mainly England the the rest of the UK. Some have moved as far as America, USA.

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