Best one-punch body shot KOs

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Saintpat, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    As rare as the one-punch knockout to the chin (or head) is in boxing, it’s far more rare to see a fighter take out someone with a single debilitating body shot.

    Here are the ones I thought of off the top of my head:

    Roy Jones Jr-Virgil Hill: RJJ cracked ribs with a right hand under the elbow, which is rare (even from a southpaw) as it’s almost always the left hook to the liver that produces these things.

    Micky Ward-Alfonso Sanchez: I remember watching this one and it was, as the announcers kept reminding us, an underwhelming performance by Ward as he basically did nothing ... until he did. One shot, good night. Left the previously undefeated Sanchez basically in a ball screaming on the canvas in pain. Wow. That Arturo Gatti got up from the same shot and survived (while also in agony) speaks to Thunder’s intestinal fortitude.

    I know there are others but that’s what immediately came to mind. What else should be on this list?
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  2. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Member Full Member

    Jan 5, 2021
    Bernard Hopkins's knockout win against Oscar De La Hoya.
  3. NickChristo

    NickChristo Member Full Member

    Sep 18, 2020
    Ricky Hatton - Jose Castillo is always nice to watch
    Roberto Duran - Monroe Brooks was as clean as they come
    Lucian Bute - Andrade
    Gerald McClellan had a couple but the names are escaping me

    Not a 1 punch ko but I always watch Carlos Palomino - John Stracey round 12 when I want to see a display of educated body punching.
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  4. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
  5. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    Khaokar Galaxys loss to Luisito was either a very strange and destructive body shot, or it was a fixed fight.
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  6. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Khaokar was supposedly struggling badly at the weight, and was very drained. Espinoza was a massive puncher, so I wouldn't be surprised if it were a combination of the body punch being nasty and Khaokar not having the resistance he normally would due to making weight. It's weird how he went down so long after the punch, and I think he passed out after the fight (don't quote me on that).
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  7. surfinghb

    surfinghb Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Jofre's on Fukuyama was brutal , left hook to the body,, its probably in Chris's book
    Gerald McClellan's hook on James Williamson looked extremely painful, Gerald knocked out a few that way
    So did Cotto, martinez and cant remember the other
    GGG's on Macklin ...
    Trinidad had a couple too
  8. surfinghb

    surfinghb Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    So do I, I remember watching this live and I have posted on this a couple of times in other threads a while back .. It is an absolute thing of beauty , as he set him up for this specific shot . And Merchant and Lampley were soon left with their dikks in their hands peeing all over themselves
  9. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

    May 30, 2019
    Fitzsimmon vs Corbett - his only filmed KO punch that looks amazing.
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  10. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Ward relied heavily (and effectively) on what is called by its innovator the reverse hook.

    It’s a tap left hook to the head followed by a hard hook to the body. There’s some specific mechanics involved to get the speed/power ratio right and drop the weight hard to the finish shot to the body. The quick head-tap serves to set up the punch by getting the recipient to raise his right hand and open up liver/rib area.

    Victor Valle taught this to all his fighters. He trailed Ward for a time. You can see Gerry Cooney, Billy Costello and others utilize it. I knew Randall Yonker, who learned it from Valle before moving South to Mobile, Alabama, where he became a fringe contender (before signing with Don King and being thrown in with a better class of fighter he couldn’t handle) — he used it and attributed it to Valle.

    Valle also trained Esteban DeJesus and Alfredo Escalera, among others, and I’m not sure if they used it or if Valle figured that trick out, or perfected it, a bit later.
  11. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
  12. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern banned Full Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Khan Judah
    Maidana Cayo

    2 belly punches kos. Which are even more rare
  13. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Cooney vs Lyle was a pretty good one.
  14. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Was gonna say this one
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  15. surfinghb

    surfinghb Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Another great belly shot was when Morales KOd Zaragoza for his first title WBC at SBW
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