The Death Blow

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Having knocked out and fatally injured his opponent, a bare-knuckle boxer has to fight Death itself
How vain are all your triumphs past,
For this set-to will be your last.
(P. 204.)

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The Getty Research Institute, The Internet Archive

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Having knocked out and fatally injured his opponent still lying on the ground, a bare-knuckle boxer now has to fight a defiant Death as the scared audience rushes away from the scene.

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