Real-life fight club: The models, marines and millionaires who illegally do battle on New York’s underground fighting circuit
These gritty photographs show the real-life fight club where models marines and millionaires pummel each other during matches in New York’s underground fighting circuit.
The photo series called ‘Old One Two’ by photographer Devin Yalkin captures the raw and unfiltered nature of the illegal fight clubs which take place in venues across New York city.
Reminiscent of the 1999 Hollywood movie called ‘Fight Club’ starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton there is a no-holds bar attitude among strangers who step into the ring ready to draw blood on their opponent.
The fights take place in random venues dotted across New York City, where a baying crowd watches as fighters go head-to-head in the ring.
The violent event is completely unsanctioned but still draws in fighters who range from male models to millionaires.
Yalkin uses his lens to capture the striking, raw, enigmatic and intoxicating fights that are as far from mainstream boxing events as can be.