The first time I saw it happen was while reviewing film of Ingemar Johansson’s demolition of crafty Eddie Machen in 1958. Machen was knocked down three times
This time I asked more than two dozen noted boxing buffs to name the nicest person they had met in boxing. One could select a boxer, active or retired
When they eventually fought. Based on Spence’s eighth round stoppage of Peterson, that pick is a little shakier now and that’s great for boxing!