Bare-knuckle boxing


Bare-knuckle boxing

:"See also bare-knuckle for other uses."Bare-knuckle boxing (also known as bare-knuckle, prizefighting, or fisticuffs) is the original form of boxing closely related to ancient combat sports. It involves two individuals fighting without any boxing gloves or other form of padding on their hands.The difference between a streetfight and a bare-knuckle boxing match is that there are rules, such as not striking a downed opponent, that are followed unlike a "no holds barred" match.

Notable bare-knuckle boxers

*Jem Belcher
*Simon Byrne
*Ben Caunt
*Gentleman Jim Corbett
*Tom Cribb
*Patrick Doherty
*James Figg
*Shahvaiz Janjua
*Jem Mace
*Dan Rooney
*Lenny McLean
*Johnny Coyle
*Daniel Mendoza
*Tom Molineaux
* John "Old Smoke" Morrissey (Defeated Sullivan for Title)
*Tom Sayers
*Roy Shaw
*Jem Smith
*John L. Sullivan (first heavyweight champion)
*William 'Bendigo' Thompson
*Bartley Gorman
*Carlos Sanchez (4x Champion)
*John Jackson bare knuckle boxing champ beat Mendoza
*Jem Ward
*William Perry "The Tipton Slasher"
*Paddy "Mad Man" O' Pikey Finished off Vardigans in a historic bout with his first punch.
*Kevin Ferguson also known as "Kimbo Slice"

ee also

*List of bare-knuckle boxers
*London Prize Ring rules
*"Fight Club"

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z36NjMNNrtw 30 year Bare-Knuckle Champ Macale Merton (video)]


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  • Bare-knuckle — Der Begriff Bare knuckle (englisch bloßer Fingerknöchel) stammt aus dem Boxsport. Bevor sich dort die Queensberry Regeln durchgesetzt haben, in denen das Tragen von Boxhandschuhen vorgeschrieben ist, wurde mit den bloßen Fäusten (bare knuckle)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bare-knuckle — [ber′nuk΄əl] adj., adv. 1. using bare fists rather than boxing gloves [a bare knuckle prizefight, to fight bare knuckle] 2. without refinement, compromise, etc.; rough [a bare knuckle legal battle]: Also …   Universalium

  • bare-knuckle — [ber′nuk΄əl] adj., adv. 1. using bare fists rather than boxing gloves [a bare knuckle prizefight, to fight bare knuckle] 2. without refinement, compromise, etc.; rough [a bare knuckle legal battle]: Also bare knuckled or bare knuckles or occas.… …   English World dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — UK / US or bare knuckled UK [ˌbeə(r) ˈnʌk(ə)ld] / US [ˌber ˈnʌk(ə)ld] adjective [only before noun] fighting or fought without boxing gloves …   English dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — also bare knuckled or bare knuckles adjective or adverb Date: 1903 1. not using boxing gloves < champion bare knuckle prizefighter of England Dennis Craig > < when men fought bare knuckle > 2. having a fierce unrelenting character …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — adjective characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules a rough and tumble fight rough and tumble politics undisguised bare knuckle capitalism • Syn: ↑rough and tumble, ↑bare knuckled • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — /ˈbɛə nʌkəl/ (say bair nukuhl) adjective 1. without boxing gloves: bare knuckle combat. 2. vicious; unprincipled: the mayoral contest was a bare knuckle affair …   Australian English dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — (also bare knuckled) adjective (of a boxer or boxing match) without gloves …   English new terms dictionary

  • List of bare-knuckle boxers — is an aggregate of articles pertaining to boxers that fought either all or part of their careers as bare knuckle boxers. NOTOC A *Barney Aaron *Don Adams *William Aimer *Tom Allen *Lee Anderson *Bob Armstrong *Jack Ashton B *Harmon Bailey *John… …   Wikipedia


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