Here Are The 10 Hardest Punchers In Boxing Today
Lately, boxers have resorted to taking fights deep instead of going for first-round knockouts, but there are still a few heavy hitters who have mastered the art of putting their opponents to sleep.
We have listed some of the hardest punchers that are currently active.
- Anthony Joshua
Joshua has clinched 22 of his 24 wins via knockout. He uses his bodyweight to perfection to get the most out of his haymakers. The Brit has, however, not used his punching power to the fullest in recent years.
- Jermell Charlo
Jermell has bagged 18 of his 34 wins by knockout, thanks to his sharp, strong punches. He was not as powerful as he is now when he had just turned pro. Jermell has been able to put to sleep the likes of Erickson Lubin, Tony Harrison and Jeison Rosario.
- Terence Crawford
The undefeated boxer has got a staggering 29 KO wins under his belt. He has stopped 13 of his last 16 opponents, most of which are top contenders.
- Canelo Alvarez
Alvarez has been as good with his hands as he has been with his reflexes. His agility inside the ring allows him to deliver powerful shots in no time.
- Gennadiy Golovkin
Triple G has claimed 36 of his 41 victories via knockout. He has won 13 times by stopping his opponents in two rounds or less. At one point in his career, he recorded 23 stoppages in a row.
- Naoya Inoue
Inoue, who is undefeated in his career so far, has a staggering 86% KO percentage. His raw punching power lets him wobble his opponents early in the fight.
- Jaron Ennis
Ennis’ flashy style often overshadows how hard he punches. He has claimed 26 of his 28 victories by knockout. These wins have come against big names like Thomas Dulorme.
- Artur Beterbiev
With a 100% knockout percentage, Beterbiev has proved himself as one of the most ferocious punchers in the sport. The undefeated boxer has won all 16 of his fights via stoppage.
- Gervonta Davis
The Tank is not the tallest boxer in his division, but he uses his sharpness to deliver inch-perfect haymakers. His punches are powerful, accurate and decisive.
- Deontay Wilder
Wilder has bagged a staggering 41 victories by knockout. The heavyweight’s massive size and reach helps him get the one-punch knockout power.