I was watching the great scrap between Zora Folley and Doug Jones last night, and it got me thinking. Folley had Jones down and very hurt at the end of the 1st, and in the 2nd for about the first 30 seconds of the round Folley was pummeling Jones around the ring, and Doug seemed temporarily out on his feet. Nevertheless, he remarkably stayed upright, and fought his way back into the fight in the latter half of the round, as Zora finally got a little arm weary.
I couldn't help think that with many modern refs, the fight would've been stopped at the beginning of the 2nd and Folley awarded a TKO victory, as refs are much quicker to stop fights than 40-50 years ago. What are some other fights who's results you could changed if fought with modern refs? I'm not talking about severely premature stoppages but fights where the eventual winner took a real pounding. Would the record books list Durelle TKO 1 over Moore? Or Williams TKO10 over Shavers?