View Full Version : Highest KO percntage?


aljon
05-03-2006, 11:14 PM
topic...who has it?

Dempsey 1919
05-03-2006, 11:16 PM
topic...who has it?

i think rocky marciano has it.

oliverlt
05-03-2006, 11:16 PM
i think rocky marciano has it.


i know tito is close to the top.

oliverlt
05-03-2006, 11:18 PM
i think rocky marciano has it.


49-0, with 43 coming by way of K.O. This is the highest percentage of knockouts at 88%.

Da Iceman
05-03-2006, 11:19 PM
i think rocky marciano has it.
Wrong Vitali Klithschko.

W 35 (34 ko's) | L 2 | D 0 | Total 37

rocky hits harder than him though.

Yogi
05-04-2006, 12:20 AM
I'll put a vote in for Joe Marciente.

Hous
05-04-2006, 01:26 AM
Marciano has the highest KO percentage of any Heavyweight champion, Im sure some nonchampion who has fought one fight with a KO can claim the highest percentage.

Dempsey1238
05-04-2006, 02:29 AM
Former Heavyweight Champion Henry "Hen" Pearce has the highest knock out ratio.

complete in 7 fights, won 7, and score 7 knockouts. he defended the title about 5 times before he retire unbeating and untie in 1806.

That is a 100 percent ko ratio.

Dempsey 1919
05-04-2006, 02:31 AM
Former Heavyweight Champion Henry "Hen" Pearce has the highest knock out ratio.

complete in 7 fights, won 7, and score 7 knockouts. he defended the title about 5 times before he retire unbeating and untie in 1806.

That is a 100 percent ko ratio.

that doesn't count, cause it was bareknucks. :rolleyes:

JDizzle79
05-04-2006, 02:32 AM
that doesn't count, cause it was bareknucks. :rolleyes:

its still boxing

hemichromis
05-04-2006, 02:34 AM
in modern boxing marciano has the highest knockout percentage of any championat 88% foreman is close in fact when foreman was champion he had ko percentage of 92.5%

we really cant count people who havent been champs because they probably have been against anyone worth mentioning

JDizzle79
05-04-2006, 02:36 AM
vitaly had the belt

sleazyfellow
05-04-2006, 06:42 AM
its already been stated, there was a ring magazine back when and FOREman is the all time K.O king, that is....b4 comeback of course...

Da Iceman
05-04-2006, 09:32 AM
ARE YOU GUYS RETARDED? Vitali Klitschko went the distance ONCE! Marciano went the distance 6 times. Therefore higher ko percentage.

oliverlt
05-04-2006, 09:43 AM
ARE YOU GUYS RETARDED? Vitali Klitschko went the distance ONCE! Marciano went the distance 6 times. Therefore higher ko percentage.


Yeah I forgot about Vitali, actually I got Rocky from Wikepedia.

Southpaw Stinger
05-04-2006, 12:19 PM
Foreman had a 92.5 KO percentage before his comeback.

Yaman
05-04-2006, 12:25 PM
Comebacks and sudden retirements dont count. Foreman wasn't done with fighting when he retired the first time, not by a long shot. And we will never know how he would have turned out if he didn't retire.

Frank Bruno must have a good KO percentage. 45 fights, 38 KO's.

Southpaw Stinger
05-04-2006, 12:29 PM
Comebacks and sudden retirements dont count. Foreman wasn't done with fighting when he retired the first time, not by a long shot. And we will never know how he would have turned out if he didn't retire.

Frank Bruno must have a good KO percentage. 45 fights, 38 KO's.

Well even after his comeback when he was in his forties he still has the second highest KO percentage! Just saying Foreman had more KO's than Marciano had fights, but thats the beaty of percentage.

Da Iceman
05-04-2006, 09:30 PM
Well even after his comeback when he was in his forties he still has the second highest KO percentage! Just saying Foreman had more KO's than Marciano had fights, but thats the beaty of percentage.
he had the 3rd or 4th ko %. vitali, rocky, foreman (i think).

RockyMarcianofan00
05-04-2006, 09:37 PM
yea but vitali didn't fight as much as Rocky so that has to count for something

like Foreman fought more fights then Marciano but his overall KO percent was less you see

i mean if you want to get to nit and gritty anybody can turn pro win one fight and retire with 100% KO rate

plus in a fight Rocky and or Foreman would KTFO of Klitchko

aljon
05-05-2006, 12:04 AM
Wrong Vitali Klithschko.

W 35 (34 ko's) | L 2 | D 0 | Total 37

rocky hits harder than him though.
i forgot about vitali's ko percentage, impressive but only 1 defence... shame his body failed him...

Da Iceman
05-05-2006, 12:23 AM
yea but vitali didn't fight as much as Rocky so that has to count for something

like Foreman fought more fights then Marciano but his overall KO percent was less you see

i mean if you want to get to nit and gritty anybody can turn pro win one fight and retire with 100% KO rate

plus in a fight Rocky and or Foreman would KTFO of Klitchko
hell yea. but if rocky kept at the rate he was going he mightve went the distance once, because it was no one left to fight. liston was just getting started and patterson was still at lightheavy.

gcropper
06-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Gerald McClellan had a 94% KO

Southpaw Stinger
06-04-2006, 03:09 PM
I think they mean heavyweights.

Yaman
06-04-2006, 03:28 PM
Gerald McClellan had a 94% KO

It was that high?

LoftyDog
06-04-2006, 03:51 PM
Dolald Hoskins has 1 win with 1 KO, that right there is 100% thread closed.

Yogi
06-04-2006, 04:00 PM
It was that high?

No it wasn't, as 29 knockouts in 34 fights does not equal 94%.

Yaman
06-04-2006, 04:02 PM
No it wasn't, as 29 knockouts in 34 fights does not equal 94%.

I guess he forgot to count his losses aswell. People dont know how to calculate ko%. Its their total number of fights, and then the ko's.

Verstyle
06-04-2006, 04:04 PM
Dolald Hoskins has 1 win with 1 KO, that right there is 100% thread closed.


actually he lost his second match :cool:

LoftyDog
06-04-2006, 04:10 PM
actually he lost his second match :cool:

Oh yeah, but he got knocked out in that, so thats 2 fights and 2 KO's, still 100 ;)

RockyMarcianofan00
06-04-2006, 04:19 PM
actually he lost his second match :cool:
Answer to this thread (heavyweights anyway)
Is two fighters

Prime George Foreman had a 92.5% KO rate but he didn't retire he kept fighting and that rate went down to 87%. Somebody

So the official highest KO percent based on number of fights goes to Rocky Marciano at 88%


the reason i said based on # of fights is because somebody pointed out vitali klitchko had a higher % but Klitchko didn't fight 49 fights.

Now you may say well that means George forman still had higher but if you calculate George Foremans KO percent at his 49th fight (number of Marciano's fights) he was 47-2 with 22 KO's if i'm not mistaken
Now
22 KO's out of 47 wins is roughly 47%
exactly 46.808510638297875

now add in his losses
22 ko's out of 49 fights his percent is rougly 45%
exactly 44.89795918367347

Please Correct me if I'm wrong because i'm not 100% sure i did this right

SABBATH
06-04-2006, 04:40 PM
Now you may say well that means George forman still had higher but if you calculate George Foremans KO percent at his 49th fight (number of Marciano's fights) he was 47-2 with 22 KO's if i'm not mistaken
Now
22 KO's out of 47 wins is roughly 47%
exactly 46.808510638297875

now add in his losses
22 ko's out of 49 fights his percent is rougly 45%
exactly 44.89795918367347

Please Correct me if I'm wrong because i'm not 100% sure i did this rightMay I suggest you obtain a Grade 3 math equivelancy before attempting to do your own taxes.

Foreman was 47-2 with 44 KO's after 49 fights

KO ratio is 89.79 %

KO per win ratio is 93.61 %

Prior to challenging Holyfield, Foreman was 69-2 with 65 KO's

KO ratio was 91.54 %

KO per win ratio was 94.2 %

Not bad for a 42 year old.

RockyMarcianofan00
06-04-2006, 04:59 PM
May I suggest you obtain a Grade 3 math equivelancy before attempting to do your own taxes.

Foreman was 47-2 with 44 KO's after 49 fights

KO ratio is 89.79 %

KO per win ratio is 93.61 %

Prior to challenging Holyfield, Foreman was 69-2 with 65 KO's

KO ratio was 91.54 %

KO per win ratio was 94.2 %

Not bad for a 42 year old.
Listen I'm very tired
I actually don't see where i screwed up but there's like 90% chance your right and i'm wrong so i'll take your word for it

I purposely said that i'd take any critsism because I'm not sure how right i was

I have a 3rd grade education :D

Dirt E Gomez
06-04-2006, 05:00 PM
Shavers had a high % of KO's for his wins... but he lost more than his fair share as well.

SABBATH
06-04-2006, 05:03 PM
Shavers had a high % of KO's for his wins... but he lost more than his fair share as well.
Same as Mac Foster. 30 KO's in 30 wins for a 100 % KO to win ratio...

magicjordan
06-04-2006, 05:11 PM
topic...who has it?
i think edwin valero has it,100% k.o.

paulmmv
06-06-2006, 12:27 AM
vitali klitschko has one of the best percentage

machotime
06-06-2006, 11:44 AM
Wilfredo Gomez (the best 122 ever) had a ko% of 95%. he was 44-3(42). Most of which were one punch KOs.

All 20 of his title defenses came by way of KO.

The_One77
06-09-2006, 08:02 PM
actually this guy had the highest knockout ratio

Heavyweight from the 70's Mac Foster

http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=009388