Sunday, January 13, 2008
Lenny Mclean: Comments On A Gypsy Fight
Here we have legendary tough guy Lenny Mclean doing a little play-by-play on a Gypsy fight. It's a very old video, so the quality is rough, but the excitement builds as the fight is prepared.
As Mclean describes; the pub has been closed, the police were told to "piss off", and it looks like the entire village has turned out in the streets to see the two rivals go at it.
What strikes me is the difference in the way these old European fights are presented compared to the American brawls of Kimbo Slice and crew. There is a great deal of ceremony, posturing and negotiation in the village, mostly between the families of the fighters and important villagers. In the American fights like Kimbo's, they just pull up in the car, take off the shirt and fight.
You can bet they re-opened the Pub right after these guys duke it out...