Boxing's KO Kings: The 10 Fighters Most Likely to Knock Out Their Opponent

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Boxing's KO Kings: The 10 Fighters Most Likely to Knock Out Their Opponent
Rocky Marciano's one-shot KO of Joe Walcott to win the heavyweight title is one of boxing's iconic finishes.

While it’s easy to appreciate the old-school artistry of a Muhammad Ali and the modern-day defensive wizardry of Floyd Mayweather Jr., most boxing fans would concede to getting a tangible adrenaline uptick when settling in to watch a no-frills KO artist go about his business.

Go ahead, admit it … we won’t judge you.

And whether it’s a heavyweight bomber with one-shot pop or the sort of grinding aggressor that ultimately triumphs via mid-round surrender, few scenarios in sports rival the drama provided by a predator vs. prey matchup within a roped 20’ x 20’ square.

Here, we listed 10 active fighters whose fight-ending street cred speaks for itself—both in terms of actual KO percentage and what they’ve accomplished against high-end foes on the biggest stages. 

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