Best One Punch Knockouts in Boxing History
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1. Sugar Ray Robinson K.O. 5 Gene Fullmer 2 (1957) The great Sugar Ray was losing a close, competitive bout after four rounds when one of boxing's most famous punches landed. Midway into the 5th round, a round in which Fullmer was winning he rushed head first into the shortest left hook ever caught on tape and the steel chinned Fullmer was counted out. Sugar Ray had all of his weight into the shot. Robinson was slightly past his prime in this middleweight title fight but he still had enough to end a match in an instant. This was one great fight indeed.
2. Tommy Hearns K.O. 2 Roberto Duran (1984) The Hitman is one of boxing's hardest punchers in history and he showed it here by destroying Duran. In the first round Hearns unloaded on Duran and put him down twice from right hands. Duran seemed to be okay entering the 2nd round. Hearns continues firing shots to Duran's head and finally with Hands of Stone on the ropes Tommy throws a perfect lead right that crashes into Duran and Roberto was out cold on the way to the mat. What a tremendous show of one punch power from Detroit's Hitman.
3. Rocky Marciano K.O. 13 Jersey Joe Walcott 1 (1952) Marciano gets knocked down in the first round in his chance for the heavyweight title. And although the Rock won a few rounds he was nonetheless far behind on the scorecards entering the 13th round of a scheduled 15. Walcott lands a beautiful double jab then moves to the ropes and Rocky unloads one of the shortest right hooks ever recorded in the annals of boxing. Walcott crumbled to the canvas and was counted out. An amazing come from behind knockout that helped build Marciano's legend.
4. Marvin Hagler K.O. 3 Tommy Hearns (1985) Hagler and Hearns trade bombs in one of the best rounds ever. At the end of the first Hagler emerges with a large cut over his eye. In the second they slow down the pace but, still rock each other again with big shots. The third round starts with Hearns landing a few big shots but then Hagler lands a big punch and Hearns staggers across the ring. Marvin Hagler chases Hearns across the squared circle and lands a booming right hand and Hearns falls flat on his face out cold. One of the best 9 minutes in championship history.
5. Hasim Rahman K.O. 5 Lennox Lewis (2000) The bout started out with four slow paced rounds in which neither boxer did much. In the 5th round Hasim Rahman, fighting for the heavyweight crown, uncorked a picture perfect right hand to the point of Lewis's chin. Lewis fell in a heap with his head cracking the canvas. Lewis tried to arise on unsteady legs but was counted out. Lewis had his left held extremely low and when he raised it to block Rahman landed a right over his guard.
6. Mike Tyson K.O. 1 Michael Spinks (1987) Tyson and Spinks were both undefeated heavyweight champions entering the bout. Tyson chases the running Spinks all around the ring finally landing a body shot to floor Spinks. Spinks arose and launched a right hand at Iron Mike But Tyson also launched his own huge right hand. The Spinx Jinx froze up and fell backwards. He tried to arise only to fall into the bottom rope and lay there. This was without a doubt Tyson's finest moment in the squared circle.
7. Manny Pacquiao K.O. 2 Ricky Hatton (2009) Pacman floors Hatton twice with right hooks in the first round of their bout. In the 2nd round Manny lands a huge left hand from his southpaw stance that knocks Hatton out cold in mid air then Hatton's head bounces hard off the canvas where he lay unconscious. This is definitely a permanent highlight for the annals of prizefighting. One of Pacquiao's best moments inside of a boxing ring.
8. Glen Johnson K.O. 9 Roy Jones (2004) Johnson pounds on the once great Roy Jones the entire match but suddenly in the 9th The Road Warrior unleashes a monstrous right hand that hits Jones on the temple sending him out cold to the canvas. Even as the HBO broadcast ended for the evening Jones was still in the ring trying to shake the cobwebs.
9. Juan Manuel Marquez K.O. 6 Manny Pacquiao (2012) Marquez sends Pacquiao down in the 3rd round. In the 5th Pacquiao floors and hurts Marquez. The 6th round shows Manny at his best tagging Marquez at will. As he goes for the kill, Marquez lands a booming right hand that sends Manny face first to the floor. He was out for over 2 minutes before coming to.
10. Bob Foster K.O. 4 Dick Tiger (1968) Foster wins the light heavyweight crown with a face contorting right hook to the face of Tiger that sends him down and out. For three rounds it was anyone's fight but in the 4th Foster countered a lazy jab to lay out Tiger.
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