On one occasion Norman “Kid” McCoy, who was welterweight boxing champion in 1896, was fighting a contender who had the misfortune of being deaf. Once McCoy discovered his opponents disability, he wasted no time in taking advantage of it. Near the end of the third round McCoy stepped back a pace and pointed to his adversarys corner, indicating that the bell had rung.
“Oh, thank you so much,” said McCoys opponent. “very civil of you.” But the bell hadnt rung at all, and as soon as the other boxer dropped his hands and turned away. McCoy immediately knocked him out.