Classic knock outs from boxing history. Muhammed Ali knocks out Sonny Liston in the 1965 rematch for the WBC Heavyweight title. Ali retains the title after his speed in the ring keeps him away from Liston's powerful fists.
Classic knock outs from boxing history. Sonny Liston uses his legendary powerful punches and jabs to knock out Floyd Patterson in the first round. This bout in 1963 was a rematch from the world title fight in 1962 in which Liston also knocked Patterson out in Round One.
Classic knock outs from boxing history. Rocky Marciano retains his World Heavyweight title by knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott in the first round. This 1953 bout was a rematch following Marciano's win in 1952.
Classic knock outs from boxing history. Sonny Liston's legendary powerful punches and jabs take out Floyd Patterson in the first round of the 1962 World Heavyweight title match.
Classic knock outs from boxing history. A young Tyson demonstrates his brutal style in five first round knock outs. First at the age of 19 in 1985, he takes Michael Jack Johnson, Donnie Lond and Eddie Richardson. In 1986 his bout with Marvis Frazier ends with a dangerous upper cut. Finally in 1988 Tyson knocks Michael Spinks to the floor twice.
Classic knock outs from boxing history. In 1938 a second world war was clearly looming and the fight was viewed worldwide as symbolic battle for superiority. In America Schmeling was cast as the Nazi warrior, while Louis was portrayed as a defender of American ideals. Louis retained his world heavyweight title by knocking Schmeling out later in the first round.
It was more than a boxing match. German Schmeling travelled with a Nazi party publicist who was allegedy responsible for the newspaper reports that suggested a black man could not defeat Schmeling and that his purse from the fight would be used by the German army to build more tanks. The fight lasted a mere 124 seconds. But it's outcome would live forever. This rematch bout between them served as the pinnacle of Louis' career and is remembered as one of the major sports events of the 20th century.
Independence day 1919. Few gave Dempsey a chance against the larger champion and many called this fight a modern David and Goliath. Dempsey dealt Willard a terrible beating and knocked him down seven times in the first round. Willard had a broken cheekbone, broken jaw, several teeth knocked out, partial hearing loss in one ear, and broken ribs.
Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Randy Turpin and regains the middleweight title he had lost to Turpin while on tour in Europe. Ray is cut badly before turning up the heat and knocking Randy down. When Turpin regains his feet the greatest p4p does not allow him to escape.
Yvon Durelle's light-heavyweight championship fight against the great Archie Moore on December 10, 1958 at the Forum in Montreal, Quebec, is one of the most memorable fights in boxing history. Listed as a 4-to-1 underdog, the bout made Yvon Durelle a legend in Canada, gaining him near cult status for his performance. In one of the first fights broadcast coast-to-coast on American television, Durelle stunned boxing patrons by knocking the champion down 3 times in the first round.
In this clip we see the infamous "long count" fight when Dempsey fells Tunney only for Tunney to get a generous count from the ref and go on to win the fight.
With just 30 seconds gone in the 13th round and with no punches thrown in the round thus far, Walcott backed away from Rocky Marciano into the ropes, a short punch that traveled no more than 12 inches, as hard a punch as ever seen, catches Walcott flush on the jaw as he bounced off the ropes. Referee Charley Daggert counted 10 over the prostrate form; he could have counted to 100, it would have made no difference.
Ezzard Charles had two stirring battles with Marciano which are regarded as ring classics. In the first bout, held in June of 1954, he valiantly took Rocky the distance, going down on points in a vintage heavyweight bout. In this clip their September rematch, Charles split Marciano's nose and almost won the fight by TKO. Marciano, however, rallied to KO Charles in the 8th round.
This epic battle between the stylish Robinson and stubborn LaMotta ends when the referee intervened in round 13 with LaMotta clutching the top rope and absorbing punch after punch without reply.
In this clip Joe Louis, sensing the moment he had been waiting for the past 38 minutes, lands a volley of rights and lefts to Conn's head. Another right to the head spins Conn part way around and he falls as if he were filmed in slow motion. Referee Eddie Joseph picked up the count over the inert form that had almost been the heavyweight champion of the world.
Jan 22 1973 -- George Foreman vs Joe Frazier, Kingston, Jamica, TKO 2
George Foreman's raw 4 punch combo stuns Joe Frazier in the second round. One of boxing's greatest ever knockouts. In the first of Foreman's two fights with Frazier.