A Bloody Canvas

Three unrelated events – a civil war, a black heavyweight champion without a challenger, and a journeyman Irish fighter down on his luck – conspire to produce the most bizarre world championship fight in boxing history, on St. Patrick’s Day 1923, in Dublin City. There are certain sporting events that transcend the world of sports, and the 1923 championship fight in which ‘Bold’ Mike McTigue beat ‘Battling Siki’ was definitely one of them. Featuring stunning archive footage and marvellous reconstructions, A Bloody Canvas delivers a mighty punch!

Director Andrew Gallimore, Producer Morgan Bushe and Editor Eoin McDonagh will attend for a post show Q&A.

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