Going The Distance: How Boxing Was Done 100 Years Ago
Many things in life were tougher a century ago. Boxing was one of those things. Gloves were thinner and men were harder.
Found in the Vancouver Archives, the above photograph by W.J. Cairns captures the conclusion of the 1913 boxing match between Ray Campbell (left) and Dick Hyland held in Steveston, Canada. From the looks of it, both fighters gave as well as they got, each side claiming victory of the bout. Unfortunately, there could be only one victor, and the records list Campbell as being the official winner.
Is the original silver gelatin print not graphic enough for you? Satisfy your bloodlust below, courtesy of this colorization by Redditor Pillowy_Mounds.
Now go hit the showers, you animal.