technical knockout


Definition of technical knockout

: the termination of a boxing match when a boxer is unable or is declared by the referee to be unable (as because of injuries) to continue the fight

called also TKO

Examples of technical knockout in a Sentence

He has 10 knockouts and 6 technical knockouts. He won by technical knockout.

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Facing off against 38-year-old journeyman Byron Polley of St. Joseph, Lippe-Morrison is looking to not only advance his record to 15-0, but keep alive the streak of 14 straight victories by either knockout or technical knockout. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "Son of Tommy 'The Duke' Morrison continuing boxing career on Saturday evening," 29 June 2018 Seven of the 10 bouts were decided by a knockout or technical knockout, and only three of the fights went more than three rounds. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Fight club: Legalized bare-knuckle boxing may be next big show in ring," 4 June 2018 Mayweather only boxed professionally once in 2017, defeating UFC star Conor McGregor via a 10th round technical knockout in an August clash. Matt Richardson, Fox News, "Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes' list as highest-paid athlete," 6 June 2018 Lomachenko's 10th-round technical knockout of longtime lightweight champion Jorge Linares in front of more than 10,000 fans at Madison Square Garden on Saturday also moves boxing one step closer toward its next super-fight. Lance Pugmire,, "Vasiliy Lomachenko's new lightweight belt has him on collision course with Mikey Garcia," 14 May 2018 About halfway through the fifth round, Nunes won again by technical knockout, after raining blows down on her beleaguered foe. Des Bieler,, "UFC 224 fighter says she's 'done' but her corner sends her back out in brutal beating," 14 May 2018 Ali's reign ends Late Saturday, another champion’s reign ended after Mexico’s Jaime Munguia scored a fourth-round technical knockout victory over Sadam Ali to capture the WBO junior-middleweight title in Verona, New York. Santos A. Perez, miamiherald, "Why two of the top light-heavyweights of the decade may never face each other in the ring | Miami Herald," 13 May 2018 Louisville native Trevis Burgos speaks to the media after his technical knockout during his professional debut April 27, 2018, at the KFC Yum Center. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Potential is endless for Louisville 'family' of boxers after first joint professional wins," 28 Apr. 2018 Philadelphian Jesse Hart also won — a controversial technical knockout over Demond Nicholson of Laurel, Md. — to take the North American Boxing Federation super-middleweight title. Don Steinberg,, "Bryant Jennings beats Joey Dawejko in battle of Philly heavyweights," 29 Apr. 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of technical knockout

: an occurrence in which a fighter wins a boxing match when an opponent is unable to continue to fight usually because of injuries

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