In conjunction with the "Losses that were hard to watch thread", a few fights scrolled through my head, and something clicked (as it should have). What knockdown shocked you the most in a fight? What fight shocked you when you saw a guy taking punishment?
I'll throw the first two out there...
Shocking knockdown: RJJ getting floored by Lou Del Valle
Shocking moments/fights of punishment: Tyson getting froze by every Holyfield punch in the 10th round of the first fight. Throughout the fight, its clear that he was getting outboxed in rounds and losing the clinch match. On top of that, Evander executed a great game plan, because Im sure nobody wanted to take a Tyson punch.
The last 25-30 seconds of that 10th round, was pretty much one of the last signs of the apocalypse in Tyson's career. I watched it again, and he tried to throw that right hand and got countered, which froze him for a second, and Evander stayed on him. The ONLY thing that saved him in that round, was the remaining time. That walk back to the corner for Tyson, HAD to feel like a pilgrimage.