To say anyone who’s won a few fist fights is tough is a common assumption. The difference between street fights and bare knuckle fights is rules. Most bare knuckle fights are arranged months in advance, giving the fighters a chance to properly train for the fight.
‘Fair play’ means no striking to downed opponents, biting or head butts. It’s just one-on-one with the use of punches alone. James Quinn McDonagh had 11 bare knuckle fights and won them all.
Here are his greatest hits. The first video is an exceptional documentary that tells the full story of James Quinn McDonagh.
McDonagh vs. Paddy Joyce
McDonagh vs. Joe Joyce