Very simple technique. The guy plugs his gym pretty hard, but it’s worth it to check out the two techniques.
The strategy is really simple: if you are in the initiative and striking to the head, a common response from the opponent is to cover up. Keeping your rhythm, you either pull away or push away half of the cover. Pulling away is attractive to me, because it merges will with southern mantis boxing: you get contact and you get the lateral angle. And you get to continue to aggressively strike.
I wish the video quality was higher though.
Saving this one for later!
40+ minute instructional on dirty boxing. As far as I can figure out, the Irish have a traditional bare-knuckle style. There is some information about it here. The video goes straight into technique, and gives no information on the background or culture of the style. The style looks sporty, sophisticated and kinda brutal.
Irish Boxing is part of the martial tradition of Irish Travellers, groups of ethnic Irish “gypsies”, whose culture includes a love of bare-knuckle boxing matches. There have been documentaries on this topic. John L Sullivan, one of the greatest historical bare-knuckle fighters came from this tradition.