The Prizefight

Bare-knuckle boxing is illegal, but prize-fighters often find an audience from all classes ready to wager on their gladiatorial pugilism. The usual venue is the back room of a public house or a derelict courtyard. The fighters combat until one falls and stays down. Bookmakers promote a great deal of corruption in these events, giving handsome purses to fighters willing to take a fall in the bookie's favor.