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A knockout occurs when an boxer is [[knockdown|knocked down]] by his opponent, [[fall through the ropes|falls through the ropes]] and cannot get back into the ring and on his feet by the [[count]] of 20, or otherwise is [[down]], and the [[referee]] reaches the [[count]] of ten before the boxer is back on his feet in the ring. A knockout ends the [[bout]], resulting in a [[KO]] win for the boxer's opponent. This is to be distinquished from a [[technical knockout]] (although a TKO is usually recorded as a generic "knockout" in a boxer's [[fight record]]).
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A '''knockout''' occurs when an boxer is [[knockdown|knocked down]] by his opponent or otherwise is [[down]] and the [[referee]] reaches the [[count]] of ten before the boxer is back on his feet. In record keeping this type of knockout is sometimes referred to as a "Count Out" (or CO). If the [[Three knockdown rule| three knockdown rule]] is in effect and a fighter is knocked down three times in one round the opposing fighter is awarded a victory by knockout.
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A knockout may also occur if a boxer [[fall through the ropes|falls through the ropes]] and cannot climb back into the ring and be on his feet by the [[count]] of 20.
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See also, [[technical knockout]] and [[retirement]].
 
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Latest revision as of 13:02, 5 August 2011

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A knockout occurs when an boxer is knocked down by his opponent or otherwise is down and the referee reaches the count of ten before the boxer is back on his feet. In record keeping this type of knockout is sometimes referred to as a "Count Out" (or CO). If the three knockdown rule is in effect and a fighter is knocked down three times in one round the opposing fighter is awarded a victory by knockout.

A knockout may also occur if a boxer falls through the ropes and cannot climb back into the ring and be on his feet by the count of 20.

See also, technical knockout and retirement.

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