Two Men Settle Their Differences In A Bloody 30-Minute Bareknuckle Fight

Kids gathering around in the playground to watch people settle their scores in a scrap was a common sight in school. But it's rarer to see two grown men take the fighting genre to the max.


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This video shows two Irish travellers drenched in blood after they engaged in a bare-knuckle brawl that lasted for over half-an-hour in front of amazed onlookers.

After several failed attempts, the two men were eventually persuaded by 'referees' to stop throwing punches, shake hands respectfully, and call it a day.

The two blokes, Davie Joyce and Michael Navin, took to a rainy abandoned car park in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire in the south of England to have a go at slugging away at each other.

A YouTube spat between the pair's families is said to have been the reason for the fight, as they looked to settle an 'unsettled argument'. Couldn't they have done it with a game of Connect 4 or something?

The fight was overseen by two 'referees', one from each of the warring families, who explained the rules before the pair started to exchange blows.

Within the first five minutes of the fight, Joyce, wearing black shorts, managed to bust Navin's nose, sending blood pouring down his opponent's face.

Navin, wearing grey shorts, didn't seem fazed at all, though, as he continued to scrap with Joyce despite being absolutely covered in claret.

The two men were slugging it out across the wet concrete for seven minutes before the referees told them to shake hands and walk away, but the fighters were having none of it.

The refs tried again after 15 minutes, but the pair still refused to stop doling out a beating to one another.

Eventually, the men were forced to shake hands and call it a draw, but not before they both ended up with their torsos covered in blood. Brutal.

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Ifran Iqbal, who filmed the fight, explained that it took place at a 'secret location around Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire'.

"The fight between Davie Joyce vs Michael Navin started at 15.22 hours to be precise. It was very cold and wet, the fight lasted for 32 minutes and was agreed a draw by both fighters," Iqbal said.

"The fight was over a long-term unsettled argument via YouTube challenges to each other to honour their family name."

People commenting on the fight on YouTube had mixed opinions on the half-hour-long brawl, with some claiming it to be a good fight.

Others thought that Joyce accepted the draw too easily, saying that he had Navin on the ropes - if there had been ropes, that is.

Patrick McDonald said: "Good fucking fight. Two tough men, fair play to them both."

"Davy should be disappointed with himself for taking the draw..He dominated the fight with his jab..." TheHotrod017 commented.

"No way was that a draw. Davey won by a mile," Gary Doyle added.

All this might seem a bit much if the closest you've ever been to a fist fight is on an Internet forum, but there you go.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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