Jeff Strite tells the story when heavyweight champion of the world Joe Louis took on challenger “Two-Ton” Tony Galento.
Louis was favored to win, so he was surprised when Galento threw a punch that knocked him sprawling onto the mat. Quickly Louis jumped to his feet.
When the round ended Louis’ manager scolded him, “You know you’re supposed to take the full count when you go down. Why didn’t you stay down for nine?” Continue reading