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KING OF THE GYPSIES

(June 1995)


SYNOPSIS

This short documentary gives an insight into the life of the late Bartley Gorman, the undefeated world champion bare-knuckle boxer who hails from Uttoxeter.

Bartley himself talks candidly about his life as a bare-knuckle boxer and the experiences that the sport has lead to throughout his life.

He also talks of his gypsy heritage and the family breed that he represents in the ring.
For the full story, get hold of a copy of the book "King of the Gypsies" written by Bartley Gorman with Peter Walsh.. Click HERE to buy from Amazon.co.uk

The documentary opens with the caption:
"According to the World Almanac the last championship bare-knuckle fight was held in 1889"


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TRIVIA

Shane's dream project is a full length, biographical film about the life of Bartley Gorman.
The film will need a reasonably substantial budget to do the story justice, so Shane is waiting for the right financial backing before embarking on the project.

This short documentary was made for Channel 4's Battered Britain season of films and programmes which was screened in 1995.



CAST LIST

Bartley Gorman:
As Himself







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