Top 10 Hardest Punchers in the History of Sport


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Mark Hunt


He’s got those beastly Samoan genetics and generations of warrior blood pulsing through his veins. He’s the master of the walk-off KO, a fan favorite, and a much more skilled fighter than his record reflects. He’s knocked out plenty of guys who could have been on this list themselves.

Gennady Golovkin

Gennady-GolovkinThis middleweight killer is finally getting the attention he deserves. Having the highest knockout % in middleweight history is no joke, GGG finishes fights and puts people out. Having a smaller fighter¬†on this list, and sandwiched between two guys who have to cut weight to make the 265lb heavyweight limit in the UFC will be controversial, but it’s all relative.

Roy Nelson

rnYou should have seen this one coming. Aside from some submission wins at the start of his career, pretty much all of Big Country’s wins have been KO and TKOs via punches. He’s packing some serious guns under all that fat, and some serious power. He’s responsible for more brain damage than The Grateful Dead on tour.

Mike Tyson


Iron Mike was probably one of the first names that popped to mind when you came to this page, and for good reason. He had a legendary and devastating run where the promotors were lining them up and Mike was knocking ’em down. He’s the perfect example of that natural punching power that guys either have or don’t.


Bonus #11

David Tua

David Tua
The former professional boxer and full time Samoan, Tua real name Mafaufau Sita hit like a damn truck with notable wins over heavyweight champions including John Ruiz, Oleg Maskaev, Hasim Rahman and Michael Moorer. His pro record was 52-4 with 42 wins coming by way of knockout.

David Tua vs. John Ruiz KO

David Tua vs. John Ruiz KO

With only 10 spots to fill out on the list, we’re definitely missing some monsters so make sure you leave a comment and help fill in the blanks.

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