Review: 2000-06-03, Roberto Garcia (32-1-0) had just lost the IBF super featherweight title in his previous fight against Diego Corrales thus he moved up in weight class to the light welterweight division facing Ben Tackie (19-1-0). Roberto Garcia was commanding the fight but in the ninth round Tackie knocked down him, Garcia survived, but in the tenth Ben Tackie knocked him out with a tremendous left hook (Ring Magazine “Knockout of the Year” ). Watch the video!
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Review: 2001-11-17, in the first fight between Lennox Lewis and Hasim Rahman the American surprised everyone knocking Lewis out in the fifth round but in this second fight the British boxer took revenge on Rahman winning in the fourth with a spectacular KO that was named Ring Magazine “Knockout of the Year”. Lennox Lewis entered the fight with a record of 38-2-1 while Hasim Rahman had a record of 35-2-0. Lewis vs Rahman 2 was valid for the WBC, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles. Watch the video!
Review: 2004-05-15, Antonio Tarver and Roy Jones Jr faced for the first time in 2003, fight ended in favour of Roy Jones, but in 2004 there was the rematch. This time Tarver knocked Roy Jones Jr out in just two round! Antonio Tarver entered the fight with a record of 21-2-0 while Roy Jones Jr had a record of 49-1-0. Tarver vs Roy Jones Jr 2 was named Ring Magazine “Knockout of the Year” and was valid for the WBC, WBA, IBO and WBF (vacant) light heavyweight titles. Watch the video!
Review: 2005-11-04, great KO of Allan Green that defeated Jaidon Codrington in just 18 seconds earning “Knockout of the Year” honors in 2005. Both undefeated, Green entered the fight with a record of 17-0-0 while Jaidon Codrington had a record of 9-0-0. Watch the video!
Review: 2002-06-08, Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson was probably the most important fight in the heavyweight division of the new millennium. Lennox Lewis was the champion (WBC, IBF and IBO) and he had lost twice in his career (with Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman) but he always managed to take his revenge. Even Mike Tyson had already lost, once against Buster Douglas and twice with Evander Holyfield, Tyson’s career was already in decline, in fact he didn’t fight for a world title for five years. Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson was certainly one of the best boxing fights of 2002. Watch the video! Read more