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

Example Sentences

He has 10 knockouts and 6 technical knockouts. He won by technical knockout.
Recent Examples on the Web The referee stopped the fight, and by way of technical knockout in the 10th round, Spence successfully defended his WBC and IBF welterweight title belts, won the WBA welterweight title belt and earned the unified world welterweight champion title. Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2022 Butaev, who lost his first professional fight on Saturday night, won the WBA World Welterweight title belt in October with a technical knockout win over Jamal James. Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2022 Anders won by a technical knockout with left 2:45 in the second round, when referee Keith Peterson stopped the match. Mark Inabinett |, al, 3 Dec. 2022 Rosales fought in Phoenix three years ago and lost on a technical knockout to Julio Cesar Martinez for the vacant WBC flyweight title. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 3 Dec. 2022 After seven rounds, Santiago was awarded a technical knockout after Nieves's corner suggested for the fight to stop. Lucas Gordon, The Arizona Republic, 29 Oct. 2022 Fury, 33, delivered a vicious uppercut to score a sixth-round technical knockout of countryman Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 at England’s Wembley Stadium. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2022 Alvarez's advisors are reminding him the timing is ideal, considering that Golovkin, 40, (42-1-1, 37 KOs) is coming off a ninth-round technical knockout of middleweight champion Ryota Murata in April. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 23 May 2022 He was stopped on a technical knockout in the seventh round of his September 1979 bout with Larry Holmes, the WBC titleholder. Richard Goldstein,, 3 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of technical knockout was in 1909

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“Technical knockout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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