Top Iconic Boxing Knockouts

By Toby Tunwase June 12, 2021

There are few things as electrifying in sports as a boxing knockout, especially when they are the one-punch knockouts. Even non-boxing fans relish the opportunity to watch a knockout. While there have been several knockouts in boxing, we have compiled a list of some of the most iconic ones.

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Samuel Peter KO 2 Jeremy Williams

Samuel Peter was a boxer from Nigeria that burst onto the scene with 18 knockouts in his first 20 fights and was nicknamed the “Nigerian Nightmare.” In 2004, he faced heavyweight contender Jeremy William, the stakes being the NABF title.

In the second round of the contest, Peter delivered a spectacular left-handed punch after an attempted spin-off by Williams that immediately ended the match.  Williams was unable to get on his feet until after several minutes, and he went on a hiatus after the game, fighting only twice more.

George Foreman KO10 Michael Moorer

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This blow secured George’s quest for a heavyweight title twenty years after losing it to Muhammed Ali. The blow came in a match in 1994, where George was behind on points and minutes away from a defeat. However, with a powerful blow from his right hand, George put down the champion and got crowned a new Champion. 

Robert Fitzsimmons KO14 James Corbett

In an unlikely fight where a middleweight champion challenged for the heavyweight crown, and even more unlikely event happened; a knockout delivered by the middleweight champion. Nevertheless, Fitzsimmons would win the light heavyweight title, thereby making him the first triple-crown champion. The fight occurred in 1897.