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DJR
11/16/2006 10:50pm,
Here's a clip of an Irish traveller (i.e. Irish 'Gypsy'/'Pikey') bareknuckle fight that I haven't seen on here before. This one is a fair bit better than the one I saw posted on here last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA-x2uEhMxs

Here's another clip with more traveller fights, and some largely incomprehensible interviews with them about fighting (as well as kids training for matches, etc.) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvP3P_NFCAw

There are a few other related clips posted here:

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=saq99

Epicurus
11/16/2006 11:38pm,
Ah, it does a body good to see the sweet soiyence an' a bit o' millin' for to settle things like men.

Torakaka
11/16/2006 11:46pm,
There wasn't really too much "sweet science" going on in any of those clips

JohnnyCache
11/16/2006 11:54pm,
was eagerly waiting to see someone's hands explode from using boxing instead of WC

Still waiting...

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11/17/2006 12:08am,
gypies are hard motherfuckers, a gyppo boxer laid out muhammad ali like he was nothing.

Stick
11/17/2006 2:50am,
None of them looked like Brad Pitt..... weird.

JohnnyCache
11/17/2006 4:04am,
gypies are hard motherfuckers, a gyppo boxer laid out muhammad ali like he was nothing.


Also they try to give you degs.

HearWa
11/17/2006 10:20am,
gypies are hard motherfuckers, a gyppo boxer laid out muhammad ali like he was nothing.
Video?

Cuchulain
11/17/2006 10:36am,
Yeh, plus they have such good dress sense. Pikey chic is so hot right now.

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11/17/2006 10:37am,
Video?

Picture and newspaper clipping, I'll see if I can dig it up. It was one of the top pikey bareknuckle boxers.

Majik_Stu
11/17/2006 10:51am,
I fuckin' hate the Irish.

DJR
11/17/2006 3:41pm,
Today 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by HearWa
Video?

Picture and newspaper clipping, I'll see if I can dig it up. It was one of the top pikey bareknuckle boxers.

Definitely post on that if you can find it.

An Irish 'traveller' (the more politically correct term for Irish Gypsies/Pikeys, etc) boxer named Francie Barrett fought for Ireland in the 1996 Olympics, and is apparently a fairly high ranked pro in Europe now. There was a movie made about him a few years ago called 'Southpaw.' Travellers take a lot of abuse in Ireland and the UK - they're not 'Gypsies' in the same sense as the Rom people elsewhere in Europe, but instead are descendents of indigenous Irish people who got pushed out of farming and eventually evolved into a distinct nomadic cultural group.

On a sidenote regarding Muhhamad Ali, apparently Ali may actually be partly of Irish descent as well:


http://www.boxing-memorabilia.com/aliirish.htm

Muhammad Ali Is Irish

Researchers at the County Clare Heritage Centre in the south west of Ireland have unearthed documentation to show one of Ali's great grandfathers came from the county town of Ennis.

It seems Abe Grady, born around 160 years ago in County Clare, emigrated to the United States in the 1860s.

He settled in Kentucky and later married an African-American woman.
Their son also married an African-American and one of the daughters of that union was Ali's mother, named Odessa Lee Grady. She married Cassius Clay, senior, and they settled in Louisville, where their son, later to become known as the Louisville Lip, was initially given his father's name on his birth in 1942.

He later changed his name to Muhammad Ali when he converted to the Nation of Islam after winning the world title in 1964.

Genealogist Antoinette O'Brien said: "Through research being carried out for the Irish language TV station TG4 on Ali, we established Ali's great-great grandfather, John Grady, the father of Abe, rented a house and a small garden in Ennis with a rateable value of fifteen shillings (75p) in 1855.

"There is no doubt that Abe Grady was Ali's great grandfather. I am not sure whether Ali knows about this - we have not yet managed to contact him."

The development has delighted the small town of Ennis. Local council chairman Michael Corley said: "We would like to honour Ali as one of the heroes of the 20th century and invite him here."

rsobrien
11/17/2006 4:28pm,
I fuckin' hate the Irish.

And they hate you too, you TKD pigfuckin limey!:icon_evil

Odacon
11/17/2006 4:38pm,
I fuckin' hate the Irish.

I'd imagine thats because you're a product of a union between your mother and one of those travellers.

Cullion
11/17/2006 5:01pm,
Odacon wins.

Jorec
11/17/2006 6:58pm,
Ah, so thats why I like boxing so much, its the 'traveller' blood in me.