Trailer for Irish Traveller bareknuckle boxing documentary


Knuckle takes us inside their brutal, secretive and exhilarating bare-knuckle fighting lives. Chronicling a history of violent feuding between rival families, the story focuses on two brothers as they fight for their reputations and the honour of their family name.

Brutal, yet captivating and ultimately moving, this unforgettable documentary offers an exclusive insight into the world of Irish Travellers and the lengths they will go to protect their family.

**** 'There isn't a dull moment...' Empire Magazine

Bare-knuckle boxing is an intense and brutal activity. For Travellers it is not simply a sport but plays an important role among competing clans as a way to diffuse rivalries and family feuds.

Fair Fights, as Travellers call bare-knuckle boxing matches, tend to take place between families who are related by descent and marriage. Fights happen for a variety of reasons. It might be grudges and arguments between individuals or long standing feuds between related families, money bets are sometimes made but more often it is simply a matter of honour and defending your family name.


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AUJL Please Teabag Me Again site profile image  

2/15/12 5:18 PM by AUJL Please Teabag Me Again

^^^^That doc was excellent

Demolition Man site profile image  

2/15/12 11:55 AM by Demolition Man

Another good documentary about gypsy life was Gypsy Blood shown on channel four a month or two ago.

T-Ham site profile image  

2/15/12 10:09 AM by T-Ham


Demolition Man site profile image  

2/15/12 9:31 AM by Demolition Man

Pretty sure, but I could be wrong, that this was filmed in Dundalk where my family is from when they lived over there everyone was scared of the gypsy families although most of the gypsy/traveller families that are around now (Paticularly in England) are a completely different breed although I do know a few true gypsy families that are more traditional.

ferox13 site profile image  

2/15/12 9:23 AM by ferox13

LOL that was a crazy story - I wonder what the real one was...

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

2/15/12 9:14 AM by Bobby Lupo

  Slavery in 2011: Vulnerable men snatched off  streets by travellers, kept in squalor, their benefits seized, and forced into hard labour  

ferox13 site profile image  

2/14/12 4:26 PM by ferox13

I am partial to a cider or 2..

Seamus619 site profile image  

2/14/12 4:03 PM by Seamus619

You going to have drinks with me when I come over?????

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2/14/12 3:59 PM by ferox13


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2/14/12 3:36 PM by Dirt Lover