This short documentary gives an insight into the life of the late Bartley
Gorman, the undefeated world champion bare-knuckle boxer who hails
Bartley himself talks candidly about his life as a bare-knuckle
boxer and the experiences that the sport has lead to throughout
He also talks of his gypsy heritage and the family breed that
he represents in the ring.
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The documentary opens with the caption:
"According to the World Almanac the last championship bare-knuckle
fight was held in 1889"
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.