We stumbled across this gem. Time to pay homage to an extraordinary moment of punching. Quite simply, the fastest knockout in professional boxing history.
Fastest Knockout In Professional Boxing
It’s not often you come across something that flat out makes you stop and say:
Whilst researching some boxing history footage we found from what we gathered to be at least, still the fastest knockout ever recorded inside a professional boxing ring.
The stunning moment dates back to a night in 2007.
Two American light-heavyweights came together in a short but sweet night in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
On June 17th that year, hometown southpaw Phil ‘The Drill’ Williams took on Brandon Burke from Davenport, Iowa. The fight beforehand was scheduled for 4 rounds.
Along with the remarkable record breaking feat that transpired that night, another unusual feature to the night was the delay to the bout due to what the MC on the evening described as a:
“Momentary wardrobe malfunction.”
This was where Burke made his way to the ring in well, fairly revealing boxer briefs described as:
“Comic book pattern trunks.”
It wasn’t to be a good omen for him.
‘The Drill’ on the other hand was well up for proceedings.
He stood across the ring from his theatrically dressed foe with an icy glare. Psyched up to the gills and ready to make his opponent pay in ridiculously quick fashion.
10 seconds to be exact (including the referee’s count).
The build-up moments to the bell ringing and subsequent commentary after the shocking KO that ensued, really add to the spectacular scene.
One fight fan after the knockout can be heard shouting “Phil the drill!”. This was rapped up by one of the sportscasters saying:
“Good afternoon, good evening, good night.”
It was certainly good night for Brandon Burke. Well here it is. The fastest knockout in professional boxing history. Sit back, relax and enjoy.