John Bull made a reputation as an Old West gunfighter. But he was also pretty good with his fists.
In February 1864, it was the Irish vs. the English in a power struggle for control of Austin, Nevada Territory (photo). A fistfight was proposed to settle things, since dueling was outlawed—and Bull represented the English.
The bloody brawl, held in the middle of the street and witnessed by a huge crowd, despite the fact it started at midnight, went 21 rounds before Bull was declared the victor. And the Brits ruled Austin.