Boxing, for some, is a sport of finesse.
The simplest things are the most important, such as foot placement, body movement, and fundamental boxing.
For a limited amount of others, the method is designated around two things: seeking out their opponents, and placing them onto the canvas.
Throughout history, we’ve seen many variants of hard hitters.
One of the earliest examples from the post “The Marquess of Queensberry Rules” era (the widely accepted cornerstone of “modern boxing”, a guideline to boxing instated in 1867), was Bob Fitzsimmons.
Fitzsimmons became the smallest Heavyweight champion to date, and is in the Guinness World Record book for his withstanding accomplishment. He had a cagey style with sneaky power, and few people wanted to fight him.
Skip forward around 120 years, and, we still see such occurrences, in a politically bracketed sport.
Below, we list the ten most paramount KO kings in boxing.
Ten fighters, best known for their ability to rattle, clatter, and clank the jaws of their opponents. It’s their expertise — and it doesn’t necessarily have to be pretty.
Runners up: Jhonny Gonzalez, Danny Garcia, Peter Quillin, Yoan Pablo Hernandez, Naoya Inoue, Mikkel Kessler, and Julian Williams.
10. Carl Froch
9. Takashi Uchiyama
8. Tyson Fury
7. Deontay Wilder
6. Marco Huck
5. Mikey Garcia
4. Lucas Matthysse
3. Adonis Stevenson
2. Gennady Golovkin
And, of course…
1. Sergey Kovalev