Greatest One Punch Knockouts in Boxing History
The knockout that Juan Manual Marquez scored over Manny Pacquiao is but one of the sensational one punch knockout endings in boxing history. Here are other legendary one punch knockouts.
Ali vs Liston 2nd
The Ali vs Liston 2nd fight 1965 in Lewiston Maine will go down in history as one of the most controversial fights in boxing history. One year before, Ali scored the upset of the century beating the “Big Ugly Bear.” Now, in the rematch, it is Liston’s opportunity to return the favor.
In the opening round Ali lands a light right hand lead the he would later call his, “anchor punch.” Liston goes down.
Marciano vs Walcott 1st
This fight will go down as one of the great fights of all time. Walcott was the champion defending against the “Brockton Blockbuster” Rocky Marciano. Walcott dropped Marciano in the opening round. The two stood toe-to-toe for most of the fight. In round 13, Maricano landed his legendary right to become the new world champion.
Benitez vs Hope
Wilfred Benitez was already a champion of the super lightweight division and the welterweight division. Now, Benitez has his eyes on the super welterweight title. Benitez lands his tremendous right hand to become the new champion.
Tyson vs Berbick
Mike lands a glancing left hook to the head that drops Berbick – not once – not twice – but three times from the same punch. Mike becomes the youngest heavyweight champion of all time.
Ali vs Foreman
Muhammad Ali, a 3 to 1 underdog, shocks the boxing world by regaining the heavyweight boxing crown with an 8th round knockout of “Big” George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle.”
Foster vs Tiger
Bob Foster lands one of the most perfect left hooks of all time and becomes the new light heavyweight boxing champion of the world
Curry vs McCallum
Mike McCallum retains his world super welterweight title with a perfectly timed left hook.
Robinson vs Fullmer 2nd
Gene Fullmer won a decision against Ray to win the middleweight title just 5 months before. Here in the rematch, Robinson lands a left hook that drops Fullmer and gives him the middleweight title.
Walcott vs Charles 3rd
Jersey Joe Walcott regains the heavyweight boxing title with one of the most perfect left hooks of all time.
Tyson vs Spinks
In the biggest fight in the history of boxing Mike Tyson scores a one punch knockout over the previously undefeated Michael Spinks. This “Battle of Champions” ends in the very first round.
Author – Boxing Hall of Fame