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Bareknuckle

Bartley Gorman

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ISBN 13: 9781590203903
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
8/30/11

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Bareknuckle boxing is such a brutal sport that it has been banned in most developed nations since the 19th century. That did not stop Bartley Gorman though, and in this thrilling memoir he tells of his rise through the underground prize-fighting ranks of Great Britain and Ireland and what it took to stay the undefeated champion for twenty years. Born into a community of Irish Travelers, Bartley Gorman is known as the greatest bareknuckle fighter of modern times.

Through Gorman’s autobiography the reader gets a front row view of the punches exchanged in back parking lots and fair grounds, the gritty characters populating the fight circles, and the hazards facing a sought after champion. Gorman also pays tribute to the great fighters who preceded him and offers a rare look into the world of Irish Travelers.

Whether you are a boxing enthusiast, a lover of Irish culture, or just want to read an absorbing life-tale, Bareknuckle will get a grip on your imagination and not let go till the count is out.



BARTLEY GORMAN (1944--2002) was born into a family of Irish travelers and fought his way to the top of the bareknuckle boxing world.



“A rare glimpse into a secret world.”--Independent on Sunday

“Well-written and interesting.”--Boxing News

“Every page shines… a tremendous book.”--Traveller Magazine

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