Knockouts don’t happen that often in boxing, at least not in the big fights, with the best fighters in the world. Guys don’t like getting knocked out in front of huge PPV audiences, so they just put up their gloves and wait for the storm to blow over, collecting their pay checks and take the loss. That’s what makes it even more special when it does happen.

Mayweather Knocking out Victor Ortiz

Victor Ortiz was caught off guard by Floyd Mayweather during their September 2011 fight, going down to what many called as a cheap shot in the fourth round, learning the hard way to always keep your gloves up.

Pacquiao Knocking Out Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton’s final fight was an embarrassing affair, getting knocked out by Manny Pacquiao during the second round. Hatton later admitted he contemplated suicide after the loss.

Paul Williams Knocked Out by Sergio Martinez

The fight that turned Sergio Martinez into the king of the Middleweight division, avenging his previous loss to Williams a year earlier.

Nonito Donaire Knocking Out Wladimir Sidorenko

Wladimir Klitschko Knocking Out Jean-Marc Mormeck

Lucian Bute Knocking Out Jean-Paul Mendy

Vitali Klitschko Knocking Out Albert Sosnowski

Amir Khan Knocked Out by Breidiss Prescott

Yuriorkis Gamboa Knocking Out Robert Mtagwa