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 Pacquiao won with a technical knockout and has never looked back. Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2021 Paul scored a first-round technical knockout against Askren. Marc Bona, cleveland, 15 July 2021 Each can win only by knockout, technical knockout or disqualification. Mark Heim |, al, 6 June 2021 Alvarez, 37, signed with ONE Championship in 2018 and made his debut the next year, losing via technical knockout in the first round to Timofey Nastyukhin. Tim Casey, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The previous year, in the first fight between the legendary boxers, Holyfield won by technical knockout in the 11th round. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2021 But after gaining the title in 1980, Hagler got his revenge, defeating Antuofermo on a fifth-round technical knockout in 1981. New York Times, 14 Mar. 2021 Earlier, Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo won a second-tier world flyweight title with a fifth-round technical knockout over late replacement Abraham Rodriguez., 28 Feb. 2021 Spinks challenged him that June, losing on a third-round technical knockout. New York Times, 6 Feb. 2021

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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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