View Full Version : The best KO of all time


Prorock
11-09-2004, 02:51 AM
I think it was in the bout between Roy Jones and Glen Kelly. Very spectacular KO!

What's your opinion my friends?

puppy_dogg
11-09-2004, 03:22 AM
brown- pettway is crazy. simon brown starts convulsing on the canvas after he eats a monster left hook.

there was a fight on boxing after dark one time, harris- jefferson. derrick jefferson nearly breaks this guys neck the way he hits him from such an odd angle. i wish i could put up a clip of that fight.

and ofcourse who can forget rahman and oleg maskev. rahman almost landed in jim lampley's lap. lol :D

Great
11-09-2004, 06:25 AM
Walcott-Charles - 3.

The1God
11-09-2004, 09:20 AM
Morrison vs. Mercer
It was quite scary the first time, but man, it is brutal.

jabsRstiff
11-09-2004, 09:29 AM
Hearns-Duran....

Because of who was KO'd....& also because of the sheer beauty of the final punch.

jabsRstiff
11-09-2004, 09:29 AM
1God....

I took you off ignore. The new avatar is far easier on the eyes & the mind.

No-Mas
11-09-2004, 09:45 AM
Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson -- the sight of the indestructible Iron Mike Tyson on hands and knees feebly trying to pick up his mouthpiece is one of sports most memorable events

BoxingPromoter
11-09-2004, 12:07 PM
Best Ko's in the heavyweight division:

Tyson vs:

Pinklon Thomas, Berbick, Frazier, Bruno, Botha, etc. etc..

Ali vs. Foreman(Ali did it in such a grand fashion)

Foreman vs. Lyle( I didn't know real fighters could fight like

it was a rocky movie!)

NAB
11-11-2004, 05:03 AM
Tszyu's TKO of Zab was the funniest..>!

Silencer
11-11-2004, 05:29 AM
Tyson-Botha and Lewis Botha are two of the best KO's that I've seen.

Rafael Marquez KO of his last opponent is also a beauty, an uppercut.

Pac-Man's KO of Sasakul for his Flyweight title, a straight left to the chin, must be included the list.

mr. bojangles
11-11-2004, 06:34 AM
One of the best KO's in recent memory, my personal faves : ;)
Tua KO Moorer
Lewis KO Rahman
Tyson KO Berbick
Douglas KO Tyson
Hearns KO Duran
Arguello KO Mancini
Gatti KO Ruelas
Tszyu KO Judah :D
Pacquiao KO Sasakul
Konadu KO Sahaprom
Espinosa KO Galaxy

Ivansmamma
11-11-2004, 09:51 AM
Ali vs. Foreman and Duran vs. Hagler are my favourites.

jabsRstiff
11-11-2004, 10:05 AM
Hagler decisioned Duran.

tony
11-11-2004, 01:15 PM
Tyson Vs Berbick is the most sensational KO. Not so much for the punch. Just the devastating effect.

Deejay
11-12-2004, 02:21 AM
Robinson v Fullmer 2...NUFF SAID.

TheGreat1
11-12-2004, 04:24 AM
foreman over moorer
i think the whole world was silenced at that moment.

Soundtraveler
11-12-2004, 07:39 AM
foreman over moorer
i think the whole world was silenced at that moment.

I know I had to pick my jaw up off the floor.... :eek:

lsk
11-12-2004, 04:31 PM
Tyson ko over Fraizer was crazy

lsk
11-12-2004, 04:32 PM
And tarver over Rjj was good loking

oldgringo
11-12-2004, 06:41 PM
In recent memory it has to go to Ibeabuchi's uppercut on Byrd. That was one of the most insane uppercuts I've ever seen.

Hearns KO of Duran was just a perfect punch. I think a lot of it had to deal with Duran not expecting it and he was bouncing off the ropes if I remember correctly. I still wonder to this day how Hearns didn't break his hand on Robertos face.

nohero
11-12-2004, 10:13 PM
All-time it's gotta be Marciano over Walcott.

Recent memory it's gotta be Ibeabuchi over Byrd.

Either of these punches could have broken an ordinary man's neck.

jayschre
11-15-2004, 06:21 AM
All-time it's gotta be Marciano over Walcott.

Recent memory it's gotta be Ibeabuchi over Byrd.

Either of these punches could have broken an ordinary man's neck.
lewis rachmanII gotta love it, I think the marciano picture says a thousand words!

markosg19
11-15-2004, 12:23 PM
i don't know about all time but one awsome recent knockout was wayne alexanders ko of takaloo, what a left hook! Lewis' ko of rahman was pretty good as well, maybe the hardest heavyweight right ever!?!

Lefthookhappy19
11-15-2004, 12:52 PM
Jackson vs Graham. Jackson being dominated, given one round to win or be stopped then.....

http://www.applepics.com/4/userfiles/41523dc1d8911.gif

Lefthookhappy19
11-15-2004, 12:58 PM
i don't know about all time but one awsome recent knockout was wayne alexanders ko of takaloo, what a left hook! Lewis' ko of rahman was pretty good as well, maybe the hardest heavyweight right ever!?!

Pretty sweet. Alexander was hurt and Tak was coming in to finish him.....

http://members.lycos.co.uk/fum3/alexko.gif

plexmc
11-15-2004, 02:11 PM
Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson

Keleneki
11-16-2004, 04:50 AM
Hearns versus Duran. I didn't think that anyone would be able to do that to Duran, even with The Hitman's otherworldly straight right hand.

KJ
11-20-2004, 11:43 AM
Julian Jackson - Herol Graham

Yogi
11-20-2004, 05:08 PM
lewis rachmanII gotta love it, I think the marciano picture says a thousand words!

Most people think that picture you posted was of the KO punch, but that's just not true, as that picture was taken in the very early rounds of the fight (just by the looks of it, it's amazing Walcott took that punch).

A good way to tell is by looking at Marciano's face in that famous photo and noticing that there's not a mark on him. Whereas, by the time Rocky scored the knockout, his left eye was quite badly swollen.

The actual KO punch was photographed and shouldn't be too difficult to find.

Yogi
11-20-2004, 05:14 PM
Most people think that picture you posted was of the KO punch, but that's just not true, as that picture was taken in the very early rounds of the fight (just by the looks of it, it's amazing Walcott took that punch).

A good way to tell is by looking at Marciano's face in that famous photo and noticing that there's not a mark on him. Whereas, by the time Rocky scored the knockout, his left eye was quite badly swollen.

The actual KO punch was photographed and shouldn't be too difficult to find.

Here's the photograph of the actual KO punch;

www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Arena/1047/Rock.html

Amongst that group of photos, it's the one in the top/right corner.

joho
11-21-2004, 04:57 AM
ali vs foreman reel good KO

lsk
11-21-2004, 11:35 AM
Tyson KO over etine was good one punch

Argentina
11-22-2004, 10:29 PM
I think it was in the bout between Roy Jones and Glen Kelly. Very spectacular KO!

What's your opinion my friends?
I love Lewis's knockout over Rachman. Ibeabuchi's one on Byrd is great too.

FistoftheDallasStar
11-22-2004, 11:02 PM
The Gatti uppercut that caught Gabriel Ruelas and KO'd him when Gabe looked like he was about to finish Gatti. To be able to turn the tide with one shot makes this one of my favorites. Also the Foreman vs Lyle fight had a great finish too.

Ivansmamma
11-23-2004, 06:09 AM
Duran vs. Hearns was a great KO. Áli vs. Foreman was a beautifull KO.

Mr. Ryan
11-23-2004, 01:03 PM
How about Mike McCallum's KO of Donald Curry? Or Ray Robinson's KO of Gene Fullmer?

Champoreeno
11-23-2004, 02:42 PM
Probably should be Robinson's lefthook on Fulmer. Lewis' KO of Rahman is the best in recent times.

jayschre
11-24-2004, 04:26 AM
yes I know , but that's the only pic. I have of that fight. I have always wondered how in the hell he was able to take a shot like that and keep breathing let alone keep on fighting, truely a testament to how tough the fighters of that generation really were! Thanks for your insight tho!!!!

And definately thanx for the pic.

blackbelt2003
11-26-2004, 11:38 AM
Any British fans see the recent Alexander - Takaloo KO?

That was awesome! One of the best British KO's I've ever seen!


Also HEnry Cooper KO'ing Joe Erskine was good...left him sprawled over the bottom rope in an awkward position, out cold!


Black

Ballagoal
11-27-2004, 07:31 AM
Arturo Gatti vs. Joey Gamache
RJJ vs. Art Serwano
Hasim Rahman vs. Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman
Simon Brown vs. Vincent Pettway
Lee Roy Murphy vs. Chisanda Mutti (KO 12 - Both fighters down simultaneously, Murphy gets up)
Frankie Swindell vs. Wayne Llewellyn
David Tua vs. John Ruiz
Kofi Jantuah vs. Marco Antonio Rubio

paulmmv
11-27-2004, 11:01 PM
i think buster douglas's ko over tyson was the best ko ever its just amazing tyson got up at all

Dynamite76
11-29-2004, 03:20 PM
michael spinks-marvin johnson
juan laporte-rocky lockridge
mike weaver-john tate
greg page-alfredo evangelista
michael dokes-john l. gardner.h

jabsRstiff
11-29-2004, 04:56 PM
michael spinks-marvin johnson
juan laporte-rocky lockridge
mike weaver-john tate
greg page-alfredo evangelista
michael dokes-john l. gardner.h

Dyna.....

Page & Dokes scored those KO's on the same night....under Holmes-Leon Spinks.
Dokes sent Gardner's mouthpiece flying with the final hook.
Dokes looked like the goods back in those days...

gogan
11-29-2004, 06:10 PM
when i seen rumble in the jungle for the first time and Ali dropped foreman it was amazing. it wasnt the final blow that was amazing, it was the knockout of a mouse killing a lion. maybe not the greatest but definetly near the top

foremanfan
11-30-2004, 02:50 PM
I think one of the most stunning I've ever watched is Julian Jackson against Herol Graham.

plexmc
11-30-2004, 06:39 PM
I feel u on that

nikita
12-01-2004, 11:40 AM
golota - ruiz 4 rund

P@pasmurf
12-01-2004, 06:30 PM
douglas tyson KO is my favorite clip to watch. still gives me goosebumps.

jack_the_rippuh
12-01-2004, 09:58 PM
It's hard for me to decide which was a better KO. Either Tyson/Seldon or Hopkins/De La Hoya...


I'll give Tyson the edge since he is a heavyweight

nadz
12-01-2004, 10:13 PM
One of the best KO's in recent memory, my personal faves : ;)
Tua KO Moorer
Lewis KO Rahman
Tyson KO Berbick
Douglas KO Tyson
Hearns KO Duran
Arguello KO Mancini
Gatti KO Ruelas
Tszyu KO Judah :D
Pacquiao KO Sasakul
Konadu KO Sahaprom
Espinosa KO Galaxy
and also pacquiao ko lucero thats one is tremendous...

roXy graziano
12-01-2004, 10:26 PM
Floyd Patterson KO of Ingmar (sp?) Johnson. Left hook ****s him up so bad his foot starts twitchin like crazy! My favorite boxing moment of all time

Kid Achilles
12-04-2004, 04:52 PM
A little sadistic, are we? ;)

MexicanBoxer
12-04-2004, 04:58 PM
Personally i would have to go with Tarver KO Jones because it was so unexpected and in slow motion Roy Jones eyes cross and it looks like he drunk. That had to hurt , when it was life it really didn't look that pwerful but in slow motion ahh man that was deadly.

Colonel Jones
12-04-2004, 05:51 PM
Tyson ko's Berbick for title. Poor Trevor goes down 5 times from on punch. Plus: Mike Weaver puts Big John Tate in dreamland with last round hail mary punch.

Nasty Handspeed
12-04-2004, 05:57 PM
I'd have to say Ray Mercer knocking out Tommy Morrison. That was one of the most violent knock outs I have ever seen, couldnt believe the ref didnt jump in sooner.--------in another category of ONE PUNCH KNOCKOUTS---I have it tied with Razor Ruddocks hybrid hook/uppercut on Michael Dokes and Johnsons KTFO of jones----in both these knockouts the victim was literally put to sleep--I do believe that Dokes was out for 30 minutes and Jones was out for 20 minutes. :D

Hunna
12-05-2004, 09:05 AM
Ali's KO of George Foreman is an all-time great. Tyson did some vicious Kos. 70s and 80s middleweights like Hagler, Hearns, Duran were very entertaining.

No-Mas
12-05-2004, 02:52 PM
Samuel Peter vs. Jeremy Williams KO round 2!

Mr. Violence
12-06-2004, 01:38 AM
foreman knocking out frazier

n14061981
12-08-2004, 01:05 PM
On a lower level: Jason Cook vs Sandro Casamonica

SacTown1
12-08-2004, 02:12 PM
No doubt, Tua-Ruiz. Couldn't have happened to an uglier guy. Or a bigger sissy.

Great
12-08-2004, 02:47 PM
Floyd Patterson KO of Ingmar (sp?) Johnson. Left hook ****s him up so bad his foot starts twitchin like crazy! My favorite boxing moment of all time
Yes, very good ko.

Mr. Violence
12-08-2004, 02:48 PM
No doubt, Tua-Ruiz. Couldn't have happened to an uglier guy. Or a bigger sissy.



that was a ten second classic

Nick1998
12-08-2004, 04:32 PM
I gotta go with Rocky M knocking out Jersey Joe and winning the title. I have a picture a Joes face as he is getting hit and it is pretty brutal.

Ike kayoing Byrd is also up there.

Tha Greatest
12-08-2004, 07:47 PM
Hearns - Duran

most beautiful punch i've ever seen in my life

Duran was out b4 he even hit tha canvas

that will be tha greatest ko of all time

Nick1998
12-08-2004, 09:25 PM
Hearns - Duran

most beautiful punch i've ever seen in my life

Duran was out b4 he even hit tha canvas

that will be tha greatest ko of all time

Ohhhhhh **** I forgot about that. I get chills just thinking about that KO

cmason
12-09-2004, 11:10 AM
the best one i've ever seen was jersey joe walcott knocking out ezzard charles in (i think)1955.

Yogi
12-09-2004, 02:11 PM
the best one i've ever seen was jersey joe walcott knocking out ezzard charles in (i think)1955.

That was a good one! :D

Walcott lands the picture-perfect left hook against a guy coming in on him, and that's all she wrote for Mr. Charles.

Mr. Ryan
12-09-2004, 03:22 PM
How about Derrick Jefferson, on the verge of going down, landing a vicious left hook on Maurice Harris' chin, knocking him cold in '99? The main event of that card's ko was great as well, when Maskaev put Rahman into Jim Lampley's lap.

realtim
12-10-2004, 09:46 AM
That hearns one on duran was a sweet ko. Duran had never been blowing away like that.
Marciano one on Walcot was good. A perfect right hand.

TysonForeman
12-10-2004, 03:10 PM
Mike Tyson's murder of Marvis Frazier was sweet.
Marciano's KO of Walcott was one of the most sudden endings ever.
There have been so many insanely awesome KO's, it's impossible to pick just one.

The KO I would have liked to see more than any other would have been George Foreman hitting Ali so hard his head spins all the way around.

sssse
12-11-2004, 05:17 PM
Gatti-Gamache
Jackson-Graham
Maskaev-Rahman

BodysnatcherFan
12-12-2004, 09:29 AM
Jackson-Graham
Angel Torres v Gabriel Krizan
Jimmy Thunder vs Crawford Grimsley
Gatti vs Tito Tovar
Hearns vs Schuler

aztec13
12-12-2004, 03:05 PM
johnson vs. jones (jones was out on the way down)
douglas vs. tyson (no one expected it)
hopkins vs. tito (just because)

sssse
12-12-2004, 10:40 PM
+ Peter-Williams

gogan
12-14-2004, 12:03 PM
foreman-ali
it`s not just the KO thats amazing. it`s the mouse defeating the lion. he finaly destroyed the beast. no one knew when he was going to thats what kept you on your feet so long watching this fight. not even his corner men knew what he was up to.

grayfist
12-17-2004, 05:42 AM
It may not have been the best KO, but easily ranks as among the most scary: Vincent Pettway KOs Simon Brown in the 6th round of an IBF light middle title match in 1998 (?).

Having been blasted to the mat, Brown just kept punching reflexively, his back to the canvass, his fists flying, as his corner and medics rushed to aid him! :(

nadz
12-17-2004, 05:46 AM
pacquiao VS lucero

Tyson_Bit_Holyfields_Ear
12-19-2004, 02:55 AM
Marciano - Walcott.

Lefthookhappy19
12-24-2004, 09:01 PM
Has Patterson vs Johannsen 2 been mentioned? Totally brutal. Johannsen was twicting on the canvas.

trephination
12-25-2004, 10:43 PM
Trinidad vs Vargas

Chups
12-28-2004, 12:59 AM
Tommy Hearns vs. Pipino Cuevas

hambone
12-28-2004, 05:51 PM
The most "relieving" KO was Buster vs. Tyson. It's to have a change once in a while. It takes the burocrat out of the boxer

Ivansmamma
12-28-2004, 10:06 PM
I think it was in the bout between Roy Jones and Glen Kelly. Very spectacular KO!

What's your opinion my friends?

I agree that KO was beautifull.

lapulapu
12-30-2004, 11:58 PM
When Foreman lifted Frazier off the canvas with a smashing uppercut!!!!!!
The power of Foreman was made a legend after that swing.

zoo
12-31-2004, 06:15 AM
The best KO (not TKO) has to be Gatti/Gamache. Ended Gamache's career.

Sidestep_1
01-02-2005, 11:40 AM
Jackson - Graham
Pettaway - Brown
Hearns - Duran
Toney - Robinson
McCall - Lewis

zoo
01-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Lets also not forget about Patterson's KO of Ingo, made his foot twitch, never seen anything like that before.

adeelr
01-13-2005, 10:40 PM
Ali knocking out G. Foreman was the greatest knockout in the history of h.weight boxing.

Deejay
01-14-2005, 02:30 AM
Ali knocking out G. Foreman was the greatest knockout in the history of h.weight boxing.

I'll second that Brother.

stuvin
01-17-2005, 07:14 PM
trinidad v joppy. jesus they were loud cracks. it sounded like tito had a little mike in his gloves. imagine how loud they sounded in poor old williams noggin. by the way does joppy wear earanaids now.

stuvin
01-17-2005, 07:17 PM
gatti v gamache was pure nasty.

gustang1969
01-17-2005, 10:19 PM
yeah that knockout was insane huh

LittleBigMan
01-18-2005, 12:21 AM
Morrison vs. Mercer
It was quite scary the first time, but man, it is brutal.

most definitely

Dempsey 1919
11-17-2005, 06:30 PM
muhammad ali vs. george foreman period. that fight proved he was the greatest.

Imira
11-17-2005, 11:00 PM
Walcott-Charles - 3.

Yes! Allow me to add Charles v Layne 1, Louis v Buddy Baer 2 and Castillo v Coralles 2.

Skydog
11-17-2005, 11:00 PM
Come on, the Joe Frazier KO of Bob Foster. Never seen a left hook land that hard in my life.

Imira
11-17-2005, 11:10 PM
Come on, the Joe Frazier KO of Bob Foster. Never seen a left hook land that hard in my life.

In that case, I'll throw in Frazier's KO of Jimmy Ellis as well.

VERSION1 (V1)
11-18-2005, 01:01 PM
Hearns-Duran....

Because of who was KO'd....& also because of the sheer beauty of the final punch.
that my pick

American_Ninja
11-18-2005, 08:40 PM
Moorer vs Cooper, nasty uppercut to drop cooper. Great fight

Dempsey 1919
11-20-2005, 03:43 PM
i also like marciano-walcott I, and patterson-johannson II!

leff
11-20-2005, 04:11 PM
marciano walcot 1 by far

steveharradine
11-20-2005, 05:07 PM
anyone else notice that foreman was up at 8 in the ali fight?

Dempsey 1919
11-20-2005, 05:27 PM
anyone else notice that foreman was up at 8 in the ali fight?

no, he wasn't. i saw it.

steveharradine
11-20-2005, 05:29 PM
so did i! i have the fight.. watch from when the ref starts counting..he's up at 8

Dempsey 1919
11-20-2005, 05:35 PM
so did i! i have the fight.. watch from when the ref starts counting..he's up at 8

it was 9, and he was out on his feet.

steveharradine
11-20-2005, 06:15 PM
it was 8...dont get confused by the commentator, he's one count ahead of the ref.

steveharradine
11-20-2005, 10:37 PM
but i do agree that the knock down was as sweet as a nut ;)

Dempsey 1919
11-21-2005, 06:09 PM
it was 8...dont get confused by the commentator, he's one count ahead of the ref.

he was still out on his feet.

Easy-E
11-21-2005, 06:13 PM
anyone else notice that foreman was up at 8 in the ali fight?

foreman was OUT, and had he got up, he would have been ko'd in the next round too

leff
11-21-2005, 06:18 PM
anyone else notice that foreman was up at 8 in the ali fight?

yepp i did

Dempsey 1919
11-21-2005, 06:19 PM
yepp i did

he was out on his feet!

leff
11-21-2005, 08:21 PM
he was out on his feet!

however my opinion is that he could have continued

Da Iceman
11-24-2005, 10:02 AM
foreman was knocked down he got up at 9 the ref stopped it cuz he had glassy eyes that british guy even said the ref stopped the fight, everybody just thinks it was a ko

KingAbdullah
11-25-2005, 02:28 PM
God knows I love Roy Jones but the top honors go to Thomas Hearns ko 2 Duran. That stands out as the most impressive knockout of all time. I was depressed I must say that night watching hearns rising in the air on top of his handlers. It really seemed surreal and like I was having a nightmare.

i thought nothing could ever top Foreman's clubbing of Frazier but it did surpass that performance as well. Frazier was just a straight forward infighter that charged into the jaws of death but Duran was so accomplished and versatile with such a distinguished career. Duran, an all time great and never having been stopped was on the floor three times and knocked senseless. It doesn't get worse than that.

Da Iceman
11-25-2005, 08:39 PM
foreman vs. frazier 1

i love when he hits joe in the back of the head