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.

Recent Examples on the Web

In the past year, the undefeated boxer beat Jeff Horn to claim the WBO welterweight belt, and had two title defenses — over Jose Benavidez Jr. and Amir Khan — that resulted in technical knockouts. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "2019 ESPY Awards: Here are the Colorado athletes who were nominated," 19 June 2019 Lubin, 23, defeated Zakaria Attou of France by technical knockout at 1 minute, 19 seconds of the fourth round during their super welterweight fight at NRG Arena. Stephen Ruiz,, "Orlando boxer Erickson Lubin impresses with 4th-round TKO on Showtime," 30 June 2019 Joshua was defeated, in a spectacular upset, by technical knockout, during the seventh round. Matthew De Silva, Quartz at Work, "The Raptors’ approach to competition is worth emulating everywhere," 10 June 2019 Ferguson won by technical knockout after a medical stoppage in a lightweight fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night at the United Center. Patrick Rose,, "Tony Ferguson beats Donald Cerrone by TKO at UFC 238 at the United Center," 9 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of technical knockout

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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