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Synonyms for bare-knuckle

characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules

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Keith said: "I think people see films which portray illegal bare-knuckle fights and they get the wrong impression.
Organisers of bare-knuckle boxing insist the fights are above board and legal, although it remains unregulated because there is no licensing body currently in place.
This book examines bare-knuckle prizefighting in Britain and Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries and how it was created by patrons, journalists, and boxers who exploited national, ethnic, religious, and racial identities.
Miller, who has had four bare-knuckle brawls himself, claims that his fighters are at less risk than the British Boxing Board of Control's boxers, who are regularly monitored through a battery of medicals.
He added: "Every Traveller activist we've had has come out and criticised bareknuckle fighting and I don't because I agree with bare-knuckle fighting 100%.
And he said the sport had been held back in some areas by lesscontrolled bare-knuckle fights.
Sean George, 32, has a long history in martial arts, but will be competing in his first bare-knuckle boxing bout in Newcastle, in an event put on by the UK's largest promoter, BBAD Promotions.
1889: John L Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in Mississippi after 75 rounds - the last bare-knuckle heavyweight title contest.
Haye was forced to fight Dereck Chisora last July with a Luxembourg Boxing Federation licence after Chisora lost his BBBC one following their bare-knuckle brawl at a Press conference in Munich last year.
But we're making an exception as an emotionally detached officer worker joins a free spirit to start a bare-knuckle fighting club.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 The Republic of Korea (South Korea); 2 Charles Schultz; 3 Birds - especially parrots; 4 Vladivostok; 5 Uruguay; 6 Godfather; 7 Dowsing; 8 Timber; 9 Bare-knuckle boxing; 10 Harold Wilson.
Bare-knuckle boxing in the Big Easy is the hook to "Brawler," a pugilistic parable about brothers slugging their way through the marginalized, mobbed-up world of extreme fighting in New Orleans.
1889: John L Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in Mississippi after 75 rounds -thlast bare-knuckle heavyweight title contest.
Shawn is eventually taken in by hustler Harvey Boarden, played by Terrence Howard, and introduced to the underground bare-knuckle circuit.
FIGHTING is a no-holds-barred tale of one young man's introduction to New York's bare-knuckle brawl scene.