Ranking the Best 1st-Round Knockouts from the Past Decade

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Ranking the Best 1st-Round Knockouts from the Past Decade
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Some, it seems, take Michael Buffer’s trademark mantra a little more seriously than others.

Though they’re generally given at least 30 or 36 minutes—depending on the significance of the bout—to handle their in-ring business, some high-end fighters are pre-programmed to step on the gas shortly after hearing the “Let’s get ready to rumble” dictum from the perpetually tuxedoed emcee.

Such an approach has yielded many memorably quick finishes over the last decade, including the 10 that are ranked here on the basis of violence, significance and shock, among other factors.

Click through to see how your list compares with ours.

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