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Is Artur Beterbiev the biggest puncher in boxing today?

Lto victory of Artur Beterbyev in view of Joe Smith Jr. by KO in just two rounds it begs the question if the Russian-born Canadian fighter is the b


Lto victory of Artur Beterbyev in view of Joe Smith Jr. by KO in just two rounds it begs the question if the Russian-born Canadian fighter is the biggest puncher in today. From the category of him, the light heavyis undoubtedly the one who hits the most powerfully, to the point that he is the only boxer who is champion today having knocked out all his rivals (18), although Smith Jr. was an easy prey.

If we talk about the heavyweight, we have to aim for Deontay Wilder (41 KOs in 45 fights) as the most feared in the premier class, although his devastating impacts failed to knock out Tyson Fury in any of his three fights. ‘Gypsy King’ absorbed the right hands of the ‘Bronze Bomber’ like no one had ever done before, although Stiverne in his first match with Wilder was a real wall.

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Canelo Alvarez (39 of his 57 wins, by KO) is today another of the most dangerous punchers in boxing. His power has allowed him to move up the category with some confidence, and in recent times he has struck down champions like Kovalev -who would have been on this list at another time-, Caleb Plant or Billy Joe Saunders. Of course, the Mexican could not knock down boxers like Golovkin or Bivol, no matter how hard he tried. The one from Guadalajara would have to be framed today in the supermid, a weight that looks like it will never go down.

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The punch of Gennady Golovkin (37 of 42 wins have been by KO) has been a benchmark for the last 15 years. At 40 years old, the Kazakh’s legs are no longer the same, but his hitting power is still there. ‘Triple G’ comes from beating Ryota Murata by KO and at one point reached a streak of 23 consecutive KOs. Golovkin’s great credit is having won a huge number of world title fights by KO.

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A boxer who has become a KO artist is Terence Crawford, who certifies nine in a row (29 in 38 fights). Powerful and very fast, a terrifying competitor has emerged in the same category as him: Vergil Ortiz. It’s not just that the American has won all 18 of his bouts by KO, but the determined way in which he goes after his opponents and achieves his goal. However, he has yet to match these skills against some more pedigree opponents.

Crawford’s tremendous right hook to retain the world belt

Gervonta Davis, ‘Tank’ or ‘Mini Tyson’ is another of those boxers who has received the gift of KO. His hooks are devastating for a lightweight (impeccable punch against Leo Santa Cruz) and his 1.66 height is pure power. He relies much of his strategy on looking for this knockout, even though he has found it in 25 of his 27 fights. Floyd Maywether’s pupil is getting more media coverage every day thanks to his striking abilities in the ring.

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