Dempsey vs Willard Brutal first round


First round of epic fight between champion Jess Willard and challenger Jack Dempsey. There was no three-knockdown rule, and Dempsey put Willard down SEVEN times but Willard had no quit in him. There was no neutral-corner rule either; after a knockdown, Dempsey stood over the champ and went back to work as soon as Willard got up. The fight went three grueling rounds before Willard was unable to come out for the fourth. Jack Dempsey became the new champion.

demspey was a flat out machine. wonder how things would have been if he was more active as champ

I like that ref. Not afraid to let fighters fight.