About 100 or so years ago there was no time limit to boxing matches. They carried on until one of the boxers was knocked out or gave up. In 1872 the first boxing match with three minute rounds was fought. But the longest fight with three minute round was fought in 1893 in New Orleans. It was between Andy Bowen and Jack Burke, and lasted 110 rounds, which equated to seven hours and nineteen minutes. The fight ended in a draw when both boxers refused to go on.