Feature | Issue | Premium | Aug 05 2019

When the fighting goes on too long

Phil Rogers examines some key fights in boxing history that should not have been allowed to continue
jack dempsey

THE beating is relentless, but the crowd are feral. The damage appears too much to bear, but the fighter and their team are defiant.

The margins of error in deciding when to stop a fight are minuscule. Wave it off too early and the referee risks the wrath of vitriolic fighters, trainers and fans. But leave a drowning man in the water for too long and the rescue could become futile. 

Subscribe now to keep reading

We're chuffed you’re enjoying our website, but I'm afraid you need to be a subscriber to read this story.

As a subscriber you'll get access to all online content, including weekly issues - you can opt for digital only or print and digital - plus an online archive of weekly digital editions back to January 2012.

You'll also be helping to support our editorial independence so we can continue to get to the heart of the stories that truly matter to you, the reader. Every subscription we secure will go directly to ensuring that Boxing News retains its voice for many years to come.

If you're not ready to subscribe there are plenty of free articles on the site you can enjoy by registering

To enjoy premium content such as this story, and to get the weekly issue you will need to subscribe

Got an account? Sign in

 

Boxing News Shop
GET 10% OFF TOTAL PURCHASE*
USE PROMO CODE: SUMMER10

*SALE ENDS 31 AUGUST