A series of bare knuckle boxers inspired from the early stages of the 20th century. There’s something about the grit and rough demeanor of these men that most likely worked all day and took to the bars and rings at night. Phrases like, “True Grit”, “Hard Core” & “Real Deal” had to of originated with them.
The thankless hard working backbone of the cities they lived in were heroes to their communities. The bruises, tattoos and etchings on their bodies, revealed a bit of their personalities as well as the number of challengers they’ve bested.
Real men in all shapes and sizes with their individual swag stepping up to the line for a moment of fleeting glory or humbling defeat before heading back to the docks and factories for a pitiful wage. Win or lose, they stepped up.