Kerryman bids to take bare knuckle boxing off the street

A Kerryman is leading efforts to take bare knuckle boxing off the streets and onto the world stage.

Mike O’Brien, CEO of World Elite Martial Arts, wants to clean up so called street fighting, make it safer and get sporting accreditation.

The Listowel man says the travelling community, promoters and sponsors are willing to back the sport if it complies with the World Anti-Doping Association and Irish sporting regulations: