Wednesday, September 19, 2007

2006 KO of the Year!

This is a video of another KO of the year. This time the KO is from in the heavy weight division and was awarded as the best knock out of 2006. The knockout happened on Feb. 25, 2006 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Calvin "The Boxing Banker" Brock connected with a left hook to Zuri Lawrence's jaw.

Calvin Brock had a record of 27-0-0 with 21 KO's coming into this fight. The notable opponents he had defeated before facing Lawrence include Terry Smith, David Bostice, Jameel McCline and Clifford Etienne. After his devastating victory over Lawrence, Brock defeated Timor Ibragimov. He then challenged Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight title but was stopped in the 7th round. He has won two fights since his KO loss to Klitschko and is waiting for another shot at the title.

On the other, Zuri Lawrence had a decent 20-10-4 record when he faced Brock. Although he lacked punching power (none of his wins are by knock out), he had beaten heavy weight contenders Jameel McCline and Darrol Wilson. He has also faced contenders like Sultan Ibragimov, Tony Thompson, Ray Austin, and David Bostice. After his loss to Brock, Lawrence suffered a second run knock out loss to heavyweight contender, Dominick Guinn. He has fought twice and won against low-level competition after his loss to Guinn.

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