bareknuckle

bare•knuck•le

(ˈbɛərˈnʌk əl)

also bare′knuck′led,



adj.
1. (of a prizefight, prizefighter, etc.) without boxing gloves; using the bare fists.
2. without conventional niceties: bareknuckle bargaining.
adv.
3. in a rough-and-tumble manner.
[1920–25]
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The ex-debt collector, who speaks of being a part of the martial arts 'Kizuna Brotherhood', says he is also contemplating taking part in future bareknuckle boxing bouts.
He started out training Tyson's dad "Gypsy" John, who had a few paid fights at heavyweight in between his career as a bareknuckle fighter, and readily admits they were a "cowboy outfit".
It would be fair to say that former bareknuckle boxing brute turned pig farmer Zak Dingle is not great at expressing his feelings.
TYNESIDER Travis Dickinson has given up his English light heavyweight crown and quit pro boxing - to become a bareknuckle fighter
BLACK Country bareknuckle legend The Tipton Slasher was a friend of Charles Dickens and battled 10 paternity suits from women who claimed he made them pregnant.
He said: "After starting a family and working full-time, I felt like something was missing in my life and I saw bareknuckle boxing advertised on the internet.
Things get messy when the boxer they had lined up to be their accomplice is beaten by bareknuckle boxer Mickey.
The BYB Extreme Fighting Series Battleship I Fight Card will feature eight exciting bouts highlighting some of the best, most electrifying bareknuckle fighters in the world and will be officiated by co-founder Dada 5000 (Dhafir Harris).
Another famous name buried in the churchyard is Victorian hardman Bob Brettle, a Digbeth publican who fought Britain's best bareknuckle fighters in the 1850s.
Faced with an adversary, who possesses state-of-the-art weaponry, Barney retires the old team and assembles a fearless younger crew comprising bareknuckle brawler Smilee (Kellan Lutz), nightclub bouncer Luna (Ronda Rousey), hacker Thorn (Glen Powell), weaponry specialist Mars (Victor Ortiz) and infuriatingly talkative former Spanish Armed Forces operative Galgo (Antonio Banderas).
Faced with an adversary, who possesses state-ofthe-art weaponry, Barney retires the old team and assembles a fearless younger crew comprising bareknuckle brawler Smilee (Kellan Lutz), nightclub bouncer Luna (Ronda Rousey), hacker Thorn (Glen Powell), weaponry specialist Mars (Victor Ortiz) and infuriatingly talkative former Spanish Armed Forces operative Galgo (Antonio Banderas).
She's born into a family that is 'traveller' through and through, what with grandfather Joe a former bareknuckle boxer who was once crowned King of the Travellers.