Top 5 Heavyweight Knockouts In The 21St Century: Mike Tyson’S Farewell Knockout And Lewis’ Loud Fall, …
Among boxing fans there is an opinion that the most spectacular knockouts occur in the heavyweight or, as it is called, “Royal Division”. It’s hard to argue with that, since while giants are fighting, every blow can be decisive. Even people who are not fans of boxing are not averse to watching two hefty men knock the hell out of each other. We compiles the top 5 most incredible heavyweight knockouts since 2000.
Lennox Lewis – Hasim Rahman 11/17/2001
Seven months later, Lewis and Rahman met in a rematch. This time Lennox took the fight very seriously, but Rahman got a swelled head and called himself the new king of the heavyweight division. In the fourth round, Lewis calculated Hasim and sent him to a beautiful knockout with a powerful one0two punch. Fate played a trick on Rahman so that he landed exactly in that part of the ring where a huge crown was drawn. The Ring magazine recognized this victory of Lennox Lewis as the best knockout of the year. And many people consider this enchanting triumph to be the best knockout in the history of boxing in the 21st century.
Tyson Fury – Deontay Wilder, 10/09/2021
This is an even more recent fight from the top. This time the victim is Deontay Wilder. This, of course, is about his third fight with Tyson Fury. Mutual hatred for each other resulted in a principled battle, which was fought, as they say, to the death. The fighters staged the best fight of 2021 with a lot of mutual knockdowns. But in the 11th round, Fury’s devastating right side finished Wilder and put an end to their protracted confrontation.
Mike Tyson – Clifford Etienne, 02/22/2003
The legendary “Iron” Mike Tyson also got into our selection, namely, his last victory in the professional ring. Before the fight, Tyson got the very tattoo on his face. Clifford also promised to make him the same, but from the other side. However, we all remember how this bragging ended as a result. And if anyone has forgotten, then we suggest revisiting this impressive knockout performed by “Iron” Mike.
Anthony Joshua – Wladimir Klitschko, 04/29/2017
Anthony Joshua, one of the current leaders of the heavyweight division, is also on our list. In 2017, the Briton climbed to the top, and on his way stood the already “knocked out” former hegemon of the heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko. The Ukrainian boxer was returning after the defeat from Tyson Fury and hoped that he would regain some of the titles, but that’s not how it turned out. The denouement of this spectacular battle took place in the 11th round. The beginning of the end was put by Joshua’s terrible uppercut, after which it was only a matter of technique to finish off the opponent.
Deontay Wilder – Arthur Szpilka, 01/16/2016
It is impossible to imagine such a rating without the participation of Deontay Wilder, the modern king of knockouts. The “Bronze Bomber” knocks people out right and left. Not all of his victories look beautiful, but among the 42 knockouts, there are quite a few that would be included in this collection. So, in 2016, the Pole Artur Szpilka became another victim of the American. Before the fight and during the fight itself, the Pole showed off a lot, until in the ninth round he fell across an oncoming right straight from Deontay. Arthur fell to the canvas, and there was no point in opening a score.