The Biggest Punchers In Boxing Today
FightersTalkTV.com – The big fight between two greatest punchers, Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr. at Hulu Theatre last weekend surprised many boxing fans and observers. The battle that was predicted as The Fight Of The Year turned out to be a short and quick fight. Beterbiev easily stops and destroys Smith Jr. in just two rounds. Moreover, Smith was knocked down three times before the referee, Harley Dock stopped the fight and declared it over.
Joe Smith Jr. got his last knocked down from Artur Beterbiev in the second round. Getty Images – Getty
With that easy victory, the Russian-born Canadian deserves to be called as the biggest puncher in boxing today. He is undoubtedly the most powerful puncher in light heavyweight division, so much so that he is the only who is a champion today having knocked out all his opponents (18). But Beterbiev is not the only one who has a deadly punch. These fighters who compete in a variety of weight classes, exemplify the brutality of the knockout and remain some of the most dominant forces in their latest fights.
At heavyweight, Deontay Wilder is the most feared puncher in the division, although his crushing blows failed to knock out Tyson Fury in any of their three fights.
Deontay Wilder in the fight against Tyson Fury.
The Gypsy King absorbed the Bronze Bomber’s right hand like no one had ever done before, but Stiverne in his first fight with Wilder was a real test. In his 45 fights, Wilder knocked out 41 opponents.
Alvarez is one of the most dangerous punchers in boxing today. His power has allowed him to move up the ranks with some confidence. Have 57 wins with 39 KOs, and in recent time he has knocked out champions such as Kovalev, who in another era would have been on this list, Caleb Plant and Billy Joe Saunders.
Alvarez becomes undisputed champion after knocked out Caleb Plant.
Of course, the Mexican could not take down boxers like Golovkin or Bivol, no matter how hard he tried. The man from Guadalajara would have to be placed in the super middleweight division today, a division from which he is unlikely to move from.
Gennady Golovkin’s punching power (37 of 42 wins have been by KO) has been a benchmark for the past 15 years. At 40 years old, the Kazakh’s legs are no longer the same, but his punching power is still there.
Gennady Golovkin knocked out Ryota Murata to unify titles.
Triple G’ is coming off a KO win over Ryota Murata in middlewight division and at one point went on a streak of 23 consecutive KOs. Golovkin’s great achievement is that he has won a huge number of world title fights by KO.
One boxer who has become a KO expert is Vergil Ortiz. Powerful and very fast, he has a terrifying competitor in welterweight division, Terence Crawford, who has nine in a row (29 in 38 fights).
Vergil Ortiz Jr. lands a punch to the face of Maurice Hooker as they fight for the vacant WBO international welterweight title.
It’s not just that the American has won all 18 of his fights by knockout, but the decisive way in which he goes at his opponents and gets the job done. However, he has yet to prove those skills against opponents of a greater pedigree.
‘Tank’ or ‘Mini Tyson’ is another of Gervonta Daviz has been given the gift of the KO. His hooks are devastating for a lightweight (impeccable punch against Leo Santa Cruz) and his 1.66m height is pure power.
Gervonta Davis knocked out Yuriorkis Gamboa for WBA lightweight title.
He relies a lot on his strategy of looking for the knockout, although he has found it in 25 of his 27 fights. Floyd Maywether’s protégé is getting more and more media attention every day thanks to his punching skills in the ring. Is there your favorite fighters? Watch more knockout highlight on our Youtube channel!