QUOTE (lloyd mayflower @ Jun 26 2011, 11:26 PM)
Shit im sorry, didnt realise I was breaking the rules. I'm at my work, I dont have time to sit and dig up ten videos. Just thought I would contribute something that popped into my head.
Not that I have to justify myself to you of course.
Lloyd be careful now, Big Ken and Boxing Lizard (thanks Beardo) have their own lil mutual admiration society going. Like a couple of new kids who started school on the same day these jokers are tight. Break one of their rules and other is gonna come over and sort you out
Now I'll show you my top ten. I don't know if they rank as 'best' but they are personal faves of mine. So here's my ten. Did you hear me say that Lloyd? TEN!!Tua KO Ruiz
. Anyone who doesn't have this in their top ten is nuts.Tyson KO Berbick
. Tyson was supposed to be the next big thing and what a way to announce your arrival on the big stage. Those last shots of Berbick staggering around like a drunken sailor launched Mike's career to the casual sports fan. Pac KO Hatton
. Seeing Ricky hit the canvas, lights out before he had even got there and sprawled out on the Rockstar logo was pure magic. The singing abruptly stopped at that point. Walking in a a Manny Wonderland. Toney KO Prince Charles Williams
. Between 160-175 pounds James Toney was truth serem and his highlights reel was pretty fucken cool. I've gone for the Willimas knockout if only coz you don't see many guys do virtual backflips when getting iced. That's one for you LL, Toney how I choose to remember him. Roy Jones KO Virgil Hill
. Funnily enough I've never been that sold on Roy Jones he just didn't do it for me the way Toney and Hopkins did. I can appreciate his awesome skills though and he does possess 2 of the most spectacular knockouts I've ever seen. I almost went with the showier hands-behind-his-back KO of Kelly but that body shot against Hill is a thing of beauty and gets the nod, as you just don't see that many great body shot KO's. Tyszu KO Judah
. Judah's chicken dance, a Trevor Berbick moment for the new generation.Ike Ibeabuchi KO Chris Byrd
. Although Byrd brain actually finished the fight on his feet it is not often that you see the snot beaten out of a guy. Literally.Edison Miranda KO David Banks
. OK so a low low rent version of some of the names I've just mentioned but that makes it no less spectacular. The right hand Edison hit Banks with sounded like a rifle shot and it was pretty thrilling stuff watching Banks cold clocked and lying prone on the bottom rope. Darnell Wilson KO Emmanuel Nwodo
. Always had a soft spot in my heart for the Ding-A-Ling man. Greatest freakin nickname in the history of the sport. A great journeyman with a ton of heart this fight although sparse on skill was off the charts with action and I think may have been that year's FNF KO of the year.Jorge Arce KO Hussein Hussein
. The first time I'd seen Arce fight and guess what? I was a fan for life. One of the most brutal and best undercard fights I've ever seen, right up there with Azumah Nelson/Jeff Fenech 1. The shots that Arce finished him with were fierce but more than anything you can feel Arce's sheer willpower in this tremendous KO. Props to Hussein as well in this fight. Pretty much the blueprint for every Arce fight I've seen since.
Won't rank them but certainly 10 of the most memorable KO's I've seen.