- Knockouts, especially fast ones, are impressive to even the average boxing fan.
- Knocking out an opponent within a short time is one of the best ways to make fans like you.
- Knockouts result from one boxer punching their opponent so hard in the head such that they lose consciousness.
Are you ready to drive down memory lane? Here we will look at the top ten fastest knockouts of all time in boxing.
Knockouts, especially fast ones, are impressive to even the average boxing fan. Knockouts result from one boxer punching their opponent so hard in the head that they lose consciousness.
Knocking out an opponent within a short time is one of the best ways to make fans like you. And this is because a knockout makes it clear that you were the better boxer in the ring.
Without further ado, here are the top ten fastest knockouts in boxing.
10. Naseem Hamed Vs Said Lawal
Before Floyd Mayweather became an icon in the boxing world at the turn of the new millennium, Naseem Hamed was one of the fan favourites.
The British boxer was known for talking and backing what he said in the ring by defeating the opponent.
Every time Naseem stepped inside the ring, he entertained the fans. With his showboating, Naseem Hamed needed just 35 seconds to knock out Said Lawal and defend his featherweight title.
9. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam Vs Daisuke Naito
What’s more entertaining than to see the smaller guys in the flyweight division entertain fans with knockouts?
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam was defending his WBC flyweight championship when he knocked out his challenger Daisuke Naito within 34 seconds.
8. Mike Tyson Vs Marvis Frazier
Mike Tyson is one of the boxers the world will never forget. Nicknamed Iron Mike, Tyson’s punching power was a threat to his opponents in the ring.
In one of his fights, Iron Mike needed just 30 seconds to claim victory. He knocked out Marvis Fraizer with a right uppercut that left him unconscious.
7. Bernard Hopkins Vs Steve Frank
When facing an opponent in the ring, Bernard Hopkins mainly focused on his defence. And that made some fans accuse him of being a boring fighter.
However, the American was not always defence-minded, and that can be proven by his stunning knockout when fighting Steve Frank.
He needed just 24 seconds to knock out Steve Frank with a combination and defend the IBF middleweight championship.
6. Gerald McClellan Vs Jay Bell
One of the most outstanding wins in Gerald McClellan’s career was his knockout punch while defending the WBC middleweight belt.
It took 20 seconds for McClellan to land a powerful punch on Jay Bell, sending him to the canvas. Bell was momentarily paralyzed, and the referee stopped the fight after 30 seconds.
5. Chris Eubanks Vs Reginaldo Dos Santos
Chris Eubanks is one of the most underrated boxers, and this can be proven by how he defended the WBO belt 17 times.
During a non-title fight in 1990, Chris Eubanks needed just 20 seconds to knock out Dos Santos. It is one of the fastest knockouts in boxing history.
4. David Tua Vs John Ruiz
After amassing a 22-0 record, David Tua faced John Ruiz for the WBC International heavyweight title. The Samoan-New Zealand bombarded Ruiz with a series of punches knocking him out after 19 seconds.
3. Daniel Jimenez Vs Harald Geier
Daniel Jimenez and Harald Geier was a big fight in 1994. Harald had a record of 20-0 when he stepped into the ring to face the then-WBO World Super Bantamweight champion Jimenez.
Despite Harald being seen as a serious threat to Jimenez, the latter needed just 17 seconds to claim victory in the fight.
The victory was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as it was the fastest knockout in a professional boxing match at the time.
2. Al Couture Vs Ralph Walton
Al Couture held the record for the fastest knockout in boxing for over 60 years. His fight with Ralph Walton ended after just 10.5 seconds.
Ralph Walton’s trainer was informing him that he wasn’t wearing his mouthpiece when Al Couture suddenly hit him with a hard punch.
It was an easy win for Al Couture since boxing rules state that the boxers should always defend themselves at all times.
1. Phil Williams Vs Brandon Burke
Phil Williams never had a successful boxing career. However, his KO punch on Brandon Burke after just ten seconds tops the list of the fastest knockouts in boxing history.
As a professional, Phil Williams had just fought four times when he faced Brandon Burke in 2007.