Knock-out artists, they hit fast and they hit hard. Their fists come out of nowhere and put you to sleep. Here are the top five:
5. Kelly Pavlik
Known as “The Ghost,” Kelly Pavlik is an American professional boxer and the reigning WBC & WBO unified middleweight champion. His record currently stands at 33-0-0, with 29 of those victories coming via knockout.
4. Manny Pacquiao
Known as “Pacman,” Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer. He is a former world champion at IBF Super Bantamweight, and WBC Flyweight divisions.
3. Wanderlei Silva
Silva earned the nickname “The Axe Murderer” for his extremely aggressive fighting style; the majority of his fights have either ended in a knockout or referee stoppage due to his strikes. In the ring, he is known for engaging opponents with punches and utilizing knees in the Muay Thai clinch. He is also known for kicking and stomping downed opponents as well as his looping punches.
2. Mike Tyson
He was trained by Cus D’Amato in the early part of his career, Tyson unified the belts in the splintered heavyweight division in the late 1980s and won many of his fights by knockout. He knocked out his first 19 professional opponents no later than the sixth round, and 13 of them in the first. He was the undisputed heavyweight champion for over two years before losing to Buster Douglas in 1990.
1. Benny Hinn
People around the world know Pastor Benny Hinn as a noted Christian healing evangelist, bible teacher, and the author of a number of best-selling inspirational Christian books. To some, he is the king of knock-outs.