In The Witcher, there are several quests that span the entire game. One of the most noteworthy is the Fistfight quest. A number of the fighters are based on real-world boxers and wrestlers. For example, Eric Esch aka Butterbean, Andrzej Gołota, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
At inns, taverns, and a cave in Chapter V, Γκέραλτ has an opportunity to challenge local pugilists, including the reigning champion, for gold or a chance at the "Title". You can fight most champions once only but everyone else is game for rematches. When betting against a fistfighter you can double the bet for maximum profit, but they will refuse to fight if you try to wager more than that.
Since winning is easy (see Fistfighting made easy), without further ado, the fighters are (in plot order):
Πρόλογος (Kaer Morhen)
- This is a fistfighting tutorial which also starts the quest; there is no Title to be won.
- Eskel can be found in or near the Armory on Kaer Morhen's second floor after you have skinned the Frightener, but he will not have anything to say until you have given Triss her potion.
- You might miss talking to Eskel if, after giving Triss her potion, you tell her there is no time to waste (goes directly to funeral), or you talk to her or Vesemir about starting Leo's funeral.
- The quest can also be started in Chapter I.
Κεφάλαιο I (Προάστια)
- Fat Fred hangs out at the Inn in the Outskirts.
- He will start the Fistfight quest if you did not get it during the prologue.
- He would be happy to rearrange your face for a 25 wager.
- After winning, Γκέραλτ retains his wager and may choose one of the following prizes:
Fat Fred is accompanied by several fistfighters, many willing to "kick your arse and make money doing it!."
Κεφάλαιο II (Συνοικία του Ναού)
- Butter Bean hangs out at The Hairy Bear in the Συνοικία του Ναού.
- He is touchy about his weight.
- After winning, Γκέραλτ retains his 75 wager and may choose one of the following prizes:
- Two bottles of Mandrake cordial (Resale value: 20 )
- A Gold necklace (Resale value: 200 )
Butter Bean is accompanied by several fistfighters. Γκέραλτ also has a fistfight in the prison dungeon to secure his freedom (regardless of the outcome); the prisoner, "Muscleman", looks remarkably like Fat Fred.
Κεφάλαιο III (Εμπορικό Κέντρο)
- Andrew Gablodda makes his living at the The New Narakort in the Trade Quarter.
- He was a celebrity until an unfortunate knock-out. Now he wears a hood in public.
- After winning, Γκέραλτ retains his 200 wager and may choose one of the following prizes:
Andrew Gablodda is accompanied by several willing fistfighters. The bouncer at the House of the Queen of the Night will allow passage upstairs if beaten in a fistfight. Rozalind Pankiera's father, Hobbs, will allow access to his daughter's room (for Νταντέλιον's lute) if defeated in a fistfight. Fistfighting is one way past the guards of the Fisstech lab in the sewers.
Κεφάλαιο IV (Παραλίμνιο)
- You will find the Rock at the Εθνικό Πανδοχείο in Θολά Νερά.
- He tells Γκέραλτ about the final Champion.
- After winning, Γκέραλτ retains his 500 wager and may choose one of the following prizes:
It is truly amazing that Julian and Νταντέλιον can sleep at all given that boxing matches go on 24 hours a day, right next to their beds at the Εθνικό Πανδοχείο in Θολά Νερά. Quite a few professional fistfighters use the back room to work out apparently.
Κεφάλαιο V (Παλιά Βίζιμα)
Zdenek, the Champion
- Zdenek is the reigning world champion. He is undefeated — well no one has beaten him twice in a row.
- He can be found inside the southernmost refugee cave in the swamp cemetery.
- At least he has the decency to keep his fistfights to the privacy of his own chamber in the cave.
- Γκέραλτ must beat Zdenek twice in a row. To do so, he must meditate or exit/re-enter the cave.
- If Γκέραλτ defeats Zdenek, he gets his tooth and becomes the new reigning world fistfighting champion. The quest is then completed.
- After Zdenek is defeated, Γκέραλτ may come back later at any time for a friendly rematch. This is for fun only - there is no additional reward for defeating him more than twice.