>Maybe Rocky should have been
> > The Sanity Cruzer
> Good point. But this was the 50's, maybe things were a little
> different back then.
Yeah, maybe the Rock should have been DQ'd (just like Roy Jones was
recently) but, MAN, can you believe the refereeing back then? The KOs they
showed on that highlight reel were absolutely brutal! There was one
sequence - I think it was Ike Williams DESTROYING Beau Jack - where the guy
actually stopped punching and looked over at the ref and the ref doesn't
move, just lets the guy pour on punch after punch against Beau Jack
absolutely defenceless on the ropes. Brutal. There were a couple like that
- the referee not intervening until a guy has been slammed helplessly on
the ropes for many, many unnecesarry punches. Looks like you'd have to take
a sledge hammer to a guy back then before a referree would DQ you. Of
course, referees can go too far the other way now, ie McCall-Lewis 1.