Deontay Wilder equaled Muhammad Ali’s record of consecutive Heavyweight title defenses with ten when he unleashed his devastating right hand to sleep Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas in his last fight.
He now has an incredible 95.35% knockout rate in his 43 professional fight career. A record in the Heavyweight division.
He has the biggest weapon of any boxer in the world right now and by his own admission he is “the hardest puncher in Heavyweight Boxing history. Period.”
We’ve had a look back and compiled what we consider the ‘Biggest Knockouts in Heavyweight Boxing History’ ahead of his rematch with Tyson Fury this Sunday in Las Vegas.
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Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2
Wilder was clearly losing the fight on points. Then bam!
— Bay SportsOne (@BaySportsOne) November 24, 2019
Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks
Despite what Wilder has claimed, Mike Tyson is the hardest hitter in Heavyweight boxing history. Surely!
Here he is almost lifting the head of Michael Spinks clean off his shoulders.
RIPE FOR THE PICKING-
Back in 1987, 1976 Olympic Gold medal winner Michael Spinks pulverised Gerry Cooney in the fifth round. A barrage of hurtful looking punches found their target on the tiring big man as ‘The Jinx’ retained the Lineal Heavyweight Championship.#boxing #history pic.twitter.com/wKAavBQZkm
— THE SQUARED CIRCLE (@KT_BOXING) October 20, 2019
Calvin Brock vs Zuri Lawrence
I present to you Ring Magazine’s Knockout Of The Year in 2006.
Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston II
This may not be the most brutal knock out of all time by the GOAT however it is beautiful to watch.
Mike Weaver vs John Tate
Ever heard the phrase ‘face down on the canvas’?
This is what they were referring to.
George Foreman vs Gerry Cooney
George Foreman was one of the heaviest hitters in the Heavyweight division for the best part of 27 years.
Just ask Gerry Cooney.
David Tua vs John Ruiz
Somoan – New Zealander David Tua was a brutal knock out artist who many compared Mike Tyson.
Here is the Tuamanator knocking out John Ruiz with his signature left hook.
Lennox Lewis vs Hasim Rahman 2
In April of 2001 Lennox Lewis lost all three of his heavyweight titles when he lost to Hasim Rahman by fifth round KO in South Africa.
It was just his second (and last) loss of his career.
He avenged this loss less than seven months later with this brutal knock out in Las Vegas.