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If Not Mike Tyson or Deontay Wilder, Then Who Is the Best Knockout Artist in Boxing History?

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Professional boxing has bestowed many gifted punchers in history.

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Interestingly, these decorated power mammoths terrorized the ring for years and established a psychological fear in the brains of their opponents.

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Undoubtedly, they are one of the best knockout artists in the history of the sport.

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However, per stats, they are not ‘The Best’. It is surprising, but it is true.

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William Hill, who calculated the knockout ratio of all heavyweight world champions since 1962, found that there was one heavyweight champ in history who is far away from the reach of even legends like Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali.

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He is none other than former two-time heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs. He took just 2.71 rounds to send his opponent to the floor.

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‘The Brownsville Yeti’ fought 68 bouts in his professional career, winning 37 0ut of them by way of first-round KO.

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His knockout percentage to win is 88.3. Probably one of the best in boxing.

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The second place on the list is secured by the modern-day great Deontay Wilder. The knockout ratio of the former WBC heavyweight champ is 3.12.