Fastest Stoppages in World Heavyweight Title Fights

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Listing of World Heavyweight Title Fights under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules ordered by length of the fight. The maximum weight for this division is unlimited (200+ lbs, 90.9+ kg, 14 stone 4 lbs+).

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Fastest Stoppages — 1st Round Stoppages

Date Fight Method Round Time Title
18 April 1998 Herbie Hide def. Damon Reed TKO 1 0:52 WBO
12 May 2005 Lamon Brewster def. Andrew Golota TKO 1 0:52 WBO
14 November 1944 Joe Louis def. Johnny Davis KO 1 0:53 NYSAC
6 April 1900 James J. Jeffries def. John Finnegan KO 1 0:55 Lineal
10 December 1982 Michael Dokes def. Mike Weaver TKO 1 1:03 WBA
4 July 1907 Tommy Burns def. Bill Squires KO 1 1:28 Lineal
17 March 1908 Tommy Burns def. Jem Roche KO 1 1:28 Lineal
27 June 1988 Mike Tyson def. Michael Spinks KO 1 1:31 WBA, WBC, IBF
21 July 1989 Mike Tyson def. Carl Williams TKO 1 1:33 WBA, WBC, IBF
4 October 1997 Lennox Lewis def. Andrew Golota KO 1 1:35 WBC
22 April 1969 Joe Frazier def. Dave Zyglewicz KO 1 1:36 NYSAC
7 September 1996 Mike Tyson def. Bruce Seldon TKO 1 1:49 WBA
1 September 1973 George Foreman def. Jose Roman KO 1 2:00 WBA, WBC
22 June 1938 Joe Louis def. Max Schmeling KO 1 2:04 NBA, NYSAC
25 September 1962 Sonny Liston def. Floyd Patterson KO 1 2:06 NYSAC, WBA
18 September 1946 Joe Louis def. Tami Mauriello KO 1 2:09 NBA, NYSAC
22 July 1963 Sonny Liston def. Floyd Patterson KO 1 2:10 WBA, WBC
25 May 1965 Muhammad Ali def. Sonny Liston KO 1 2:12 WBC
12 December 1986 James (Bonecrusher) Smith def. Tim Witherspoon KO 1 2:12 WBA
18 May 2019 Deontay Wilder def. Dominic Breazeale KO 1 2:17 WBC
28 March 1906 Tommy Burns def. Jim O'Brien KO 1 2:18 Lineal
6 February 1993 Riddick Bowe def. Michael Dokes TKO 1 2:19 WBA, IBF
17 April 1939 Joe Louis def. Jack Roper KO 1 2:20 NBA, NYSAC
15 May 1953 Rocky Marciano def. Jersey Joe Walcott KO 1 2:25 NBA, NYSAC
25 January 1939 Joe Louis def. John Henry Lewis KO 1 2:29 NBA, NYSAC
28 March 1906 Tommy Burns def. James J. Walker KO 1 2:55 Lineal
9 January 1942 Joe Louis def. Buddy Baer KO 1 2:56 NBA, NYSAC
4 November 2017 Deontay Wilder def. Bermane Stiverne KO 1 2:59 WBC
19 March 2011 Vitali Klitschko def. Odlanier Solis KO 1 2:59 WBC

Fastest Stoppages — Undisputed/The Ring/Lineal Championship On The Line

Only included fights in which, along with one of major world heavyweight titles, on the line was:

  • Undisputed Championship (02.07.1921 – present)
  • Lineal Championship (1885 – 02.07.1921)
  • The Ring Championship.
Date Fight Method Round Time Title
14 November 1944 Joe Louis def. Johnny Davis KO 1 0:53 NYSAC
6 April 1900 James J. Jeffries def. John Finnegan KO 1 0:55 Lineal
4 July 1907 Tommy Burns def. Bill Squires KO 1 1:28 Lineal
17 March 1908 Tommy Burns def. Jem Roche KO 1 1:28 Lineal
27 June 1988 Mike Tyson def. Michael Spinks KO 1 1:31 WBA, WBC, IBF
21 July 1989 Mike Tyson def. Carl Williams TKO 1 1:33 WBA, WBC, IBF
1 September 1973 George Foreman def. Jose Roman KO 1 2:00 WBA, WBC
22 June 1938 Joe Louis def. Max Schmeling KO 1 2:04 NBA, NYSAC
25 September 1962 Sonny Liston def. Floyd Patterson KO 1 2:06 NYSAC, WBA
18 September 1946 Joe Louis def. Tami Mauriello KO 1 2:09 NBA, NYSAC
22 July 1963 Sonny Liston def. Floyd Patterson KO 1 2:10 WBA, WBC
25 May 1965 Muhammad Ali def. Sonny Liston KO 1 2:12 WBC
28 March 1906 Tommy Burns def. Jim O'Brien KO 1 2:18 Lineal
17 April 1939 Joe Louis def. Jack Roper KO 1 2:20 NBA, NYSAC
15 May 1953 Rocky Marciano def. Jersey Joe Walcott KO 1 2:25 NBA, NYSAC
25 January 1939 Joe Louis def. John Henry Lewis KO 1 2:29 NBA, NYSAC
28 March 1906 Tommy Burns def. James J. Walker KO 1 2:55 Lineal
9 January 1942 Joe Louis def. Buddy Baer KO 1 2:56 NBA, NYSAC
29 March 1940 Joe Louis def. Johnny Paychek TKO 2 0:15 NBA, NYSAC
26 August 1904 James J. Jeffries def. Jack Munroe TKO 2 0:45 Lineal
18 November 1970 Joe Frazier def. Bob Foster KO 2 0:49 WBA, WBC
14 September 1923 Jack Dempsey def. Luis Angel Firpo KO 2 0:57 NBA, NYSAC
17 February 1941 Joe Louis def. Gus Dorazio KO 2 1:30 NBA, NYSAC
26 March 1974 George Foreman def. Ken Norton TKO 2 2:00 WBA, WBC
22 January 1973 George Foreman def. Joe Frazier TKO 2 2:26 WBA, WBC
21 March 1988 Mike Tyson def. Tony Tubbs TKO 2 2:54 WBA, WBC, IBF