- ROCKY MARCIANO w ko 13 JERSEY JOE WALCOTT (1952)
ONE moment Walcott was on his way to victory, the next he was sliding down the ropes in unconsciousness. Boom.
- WALCOTT w ko 7 EZZARD CHARLES (1951)
WALCOTT gently ambled over to Charles in their third meeting like he was going to shake his hand but instead sparked him senseless.
- MIKE WEAVER w ko 15 JOHN TATE (1980)
THE punch that handed Weaver the WBA title in the final round was simply spectacular, and more than likely the trigger for Tate’s life to unravel.
- RAY MERCER rsf 5 TOMMY MORRISON (1991)
NOT strictly a knockout, but one of the most of the most chilling finishes in memory, as Mercer battered and almost beheaded Morrison.
- DERRICK JEFFERSON w ko 6 MAURICE HARRIS (1999)
A CULT classic which swung both ways ended when Jefferson connected with a shot powerful enough to short circuit a small country.
- JOE LOUIS w ko 13 BILLY CONN (1941)
LOUIS’ world title looked to be slipping away, before the challenger was spectacularly volleyed out of contention.
- GERRY COONEY w ko 1 KEN NORTON (1981)
NORTON was a faded force, and the 54-second shellacking he took at the formidable fists of Cooney remains hard to watch to this day.
- MIKE TYSON w rsf 2 TREVOR BERBICK (1986)
BERBICK’S exit was unforgettable as Tyson sent the Canadian to the mat three times with one punch. It was quite a statement.
- LENNOX LEWIS w ko 4 HASIM RAHMAN (2001)
AFTER being stunned by Rahman in their first meeting, Lewis was intent on revenge, and secured it with one booming shot in round four.
- DAVID TUA w ko 1 JOHN RUIZ (1996)
NINETEEN seconds was it all took for the Tyson-esque Tua to flatten Ruiz and put the rest of the division on high alert.