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GladiatorGannon -
305-onpoint -

I know GladiatorGannon won the fight - but man who really won the bareknuckleboxing? 

One of the misconceptions I'm addressing at the seminar. Early bareknuckle fighting had much more developed clinch work than most people realize. Heck John L. Sullivan used to do regular Greco Roman wrestling to be prepared for what he was dealing with.

If I recall correctly, pre-Queensberry Rules boxing incorporated throws and being thrown to ground was the end of the round. That's why you hear of these old fights going to 50 rounds - it wasn't that they fought 50 x 3 mins.