Re: How many rounds were in boxing?
I don't know when the first 15 round fights were or when they went down to 15. My guess is 1920 or so. Just a guess. I do know the last 15 round fight was McGirt vs. Howard in 1987 or 1988. I taped that fight. Can you imagine the way they had it near the turn of the century with a fight going as long as it takes for a knockout. The early rounds could all be feeling out rounds. In the same thinking, if you made all professional fights 2 round fights, you might get some exciting fights.