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Greatest Knockouts In Boxing History

Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 1. Sugar Ray Robinson vs Gene Fullmer 2

Sugar Ray Robinson vs Gene Fullmer 2 May 3, 1957 Chicago, Illinois Venue: Chicago Stadium Gene Fullmer was one of the most unlikeliest middleweight champions who ever lived. Fullmer was only 5’7 and was never an explosive puncher. He was an aggressive fighter who would tie you up inside and make things ugly. Before you…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 2. Rocky Marciano Vs Jersey Joe Walcott

2. Rocky Marciano Vs Jersey Joe Walcott September 23, 1952 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Venue: Municipal Auditorium In my opinion, Rocky Marciano is, along with Arturo Gatti, one of the two most overrated boxers in boxing history. At 5’9 and 185 pounds, Marciano was an undersized heavyweight who built his entire career before fighting for the heavyweight…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 3. Thomas Hearns Vs Roberto Duran

Thomas Hearns Vs Roberto Duran June 15, 1984 Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: Caesar’s Palace Although my father and I were huge Roberto Duran fans, Thomas Hearns was our favorite fighter. We also both knew that Duran had absolutely no shot at beating the “Motor City Cobra.” Hearns had a seven inch height and one foot…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 4. Joe Louis Vs Max Schmeling II

Joe Louis Vs Max Schmeling II June 22, 1938 Bronx, New York Venue: Yankee Stadium When Joe Louis stepped in the ring the first time against Max Schmeling on June 19, 1936, Adolf Hitler had already begun his reign of terror in Europe. Hitler’s goal was world domination and the extinction of non-Aryan people. When…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 5. Sandy Saddler Vs Willie Pep I

Sandy Saddler Vs Willie Pep I October 29, 1948 New York, New York Madison Square Garden Imagine Pernell Whitaker, Floyd Mayweather or James Toney, three of the greatest defensive fighters of the last 35 years, getting put to sleep in their prime by a monstrous puncher. In their respective primes, these men were technicians with…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 6. George Foreman Vs Michael Moorer

6. George Foreman vs Michael Moorer November 5, 1994 Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Arena “It happened!!! It happened!!!” Those are the iconic words of Jim Lampley’s call of George Foreman’s improbable one-punch knockout of reigning world heavyweight champion Michael Moorer in the 10th round. It happened nearly 21 years to the day that…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 7. Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns

7. Marvelous Marvin Hagler Vs Thomas Hearns April 15, 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: Caesar’s Palace Earlier this year when Marvelous Marvin Hagler died suddenly at he age of 66, both the boxing and sports world lost one of the greatest sportsmen that ever lived. I’ve said several times over the years that the chiseled,…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 8. Muhammad Ali Vs George Foreman

8. Muhammad Ali Vs George Foreman October 30, 1974 Kinshasa, Zaire Venue: Stade du 20 Mai As a six-year-old boy when Muhammad Ali fought George Foreman for Foreman’s heavyweight championship, I hadn’t yet begun my fandom as a fight fan. However, at the time, Ali was one of the two names that my father would…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 9. Juan Manuel Marquez Vs Manny Pacquiao IV

Juan Manuel Marquez Vs Manny Pacquiao IV December 8, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Arena Going into the night of December 8, 2012, Juan Manuel Marquez had yet to secure an official victory over his greatest rival, the legendary Manny Pacquiao. In their three previous fights, Marquez and Pacquiao had fought an incredible…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 10. James “Buster” Douglas Vs Mike Tyson

James “Buster Douglas” Vs Mike Tyson February 11, 1990 Tokyo, Japan Venue: Tokyo Dome I remember being 13 years old and telling my father the night Larry Holmes defended his world heavyweight title against Renaldo Snipes that this fight was going to be a one-sided mismatch. My father explained to me that when two big…

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