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    More Irish Gypsy fights

    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

    #2
    Ah, it does a body good to see the sweet soiyence an' a bit o' millin' for to settle things like men.
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
    -A.J. Newton, Boxing.

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      #3
      There wasn't really too much "sweet science" going on in any of those clips
      Ranked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm

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        #4
        was eagerly waiting to see someone's hands explode from using boxing instead of WC

        Still waiting...

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          #5
          gypies are hard motherfuckers, a gyppo boxer laid out muhammad ali like he was nothing.
          Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

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            #6
            None of them looked like Brad Pitt..... weird.

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              #7
              Originally posted by feedback
              gypies are hard motherfuckers, a gyppo boxer laid out muhammad ali like he was nothing.

              Also they try to give you degs.

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                #8
                Originally posted by feedback
                gypies are hard motherfuckers, a gyppo boxer laid out muhammad ali like he was nothing.
                Video?

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                  #9
                  Yeh, plus they have such good dress sense. Pikey chic is so hot right now.

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                    #10
                    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.
                    Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

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                      #11
                      I fuckin' hate the Irish.

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                        #12
                        Today 07:37 AM
                        feedback
                        Quote:
                        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."

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Majik_Stu
                          I fuckin' hate the Irish.
                          And they hate you too, you TKD pigfuckin limey!:icon_evil

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Majik_Stu
                            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.

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                              #15
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