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  1. Santana set to tangle with Lundy

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight Angelo Santana, a Cuban defector now living in Miami, was a prospect on the rise last year. He had scored a 2012 knockout of the year candidate against Johnny Garcia on national television and was supposed to fight for an interim titl...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  2. Knockout of the year: Weidman-Silva I

    Brett Okamoto

    There's a possibility that Chris Weidman's knockout of Anderson Silva in their first meeting will become the single most famous moment in UFC history. You're probably wondering what is currently the UFC's No. 1 identifiable moment with the casual ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
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  5. 2013 ESPN knockout of the year: Adonis Stevenson-Chad Dawson

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Chad Dawson might have underestimated Adonis Stevenson before they met in June, but there was no doubting the southpaw slugger when he stepped up to light heavyweight and crumpled Dawson with one devastating punch in the 2013 ESPN knockout of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  6. Golovkin close to fighting Macklin

    Dan Rafael

    Now that middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin is safely through his Saturday fight -- having absolutely drilled Nobuhiro Ishida in the third round in a knockout-of-the-year candidate -- attention can turn to a more serious fight for the man called "...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  7. 2012 knockout of the year: Barboza-Etim

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Remember the context here -- Liverpool's Terry Etim had rattled off five victories in his previous six fights, and his bout with Edson Barboza looked like a catapult into the top 10 of the lightweight division. But a funny thing happened in Rio at...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  8. ESPN.com knockout of the year: Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao...

    Dan Rafael

    Juan Manuel Marquez's rock-a-bye right hand against Manny Pacquiao -- an epic equalizer in an all-time great rivalry -- is ESPN.com's 2012 KO of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  9. 2011 ESPN.com knockout of the year: Nonito Donaire-Fernando Monti...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire announced his superstardom in February with a smashing left hook that finished Fernando Montiel, pilfered a pair of bantamweight belts and earned ESPN.com's 2011 knockout of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  10. Our 'alternative' picks for KO of the year

    Chuck Mindenhall and Chad Dundas

    Editor's note: Next week, the ESPN MMA page will roll out its official end-of-the year awards. With winners in each of the most popular categories seemingly pretty clear cut, however, ESPN staffers Chuck Mindenhall and Chad Dundas will take the final...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  11. Paul Williams, Nobuhiro Ishida agree to July fight at 155

    Dan Rafael

    Paul Williams, who is returning to the junior middleweight division, will face Japan's Nobuhiro Ishida in the headline bout of a July 9 edition of HBO's "World Championship Boxing," both camps told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  12. Sergio Martinez faces no easy rival in Sergiy Dzinziruk

    Dan Rafael

    Sergio Martinez faces a tough rival in Sergiy Dzinziruk.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  13. Dan Rafael: Manny Pacquiao's punchout of Ricky Hatton is ESPN.com...

    Dan Rafael

    When Manny Pacquiao rocked Ricky Hatton back in May, he could've swiped the nickname "Hitman." As it was, the Pacman won a belt (junior welterweight), tied a record (titles in six divisions) and earned ESPN.com's Knockout of the Year award.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2009
  14. Dan Rafael: ESPN.com's Knockout of the Year

    Dan Rafael

    When it comes to slick, intelligent boxing, No one will ever confuse Edison Miranda's boxing skills for those of Floyd Mayweather. When it comes to knockout power and highlight-reel KOs, however, Miranda is in a league of his own.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2008
  15. QPR seal Eduardo Vargas loan from Napoli

    PA Sport

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    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  16. Danny Garcia, titleholder Lamont Peterson win, set up possible sh...

    Dan Rafael

    In a night of mismatches, junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and titleholder Lamont Peterson destroyed overmatched opponents in knockout fashion to set up a possible showdown later this year on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2014
  17. Katsidis eyes bigger fights

    Dan Rafael

    Australia's Michael Katsidis, whose action fights over the past several years are the stuff of legend, has won two fights this year in a comeback from a two-year retirement. Although Katsidis won both fights handily, scoring a third-round knockout...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  18. Crawford-Gamboa ratings a hit

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford's exciting ninth-round knockout of Yuriorkis Gamboa in his first defense on Saturday night was a fight of the year candidate. It was also the second-most viewed fight of the year so far on American television,...

    Blog | July 01, 2014