knockout punch

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Noun1.knockout punch - a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxingknockout punch - a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
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CROSS COUNTER (nap) can deliver a knockout punch to Goodwood Cup (3.35, ITV) favourite Stradivarius as the Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway.
Summary: Pacer delivers the knockout punch early in South Africa's innings
The knockout punch was so loud it could be heard by those sitting outside the ring.
In a televised speech on Tuesday, Hassan Nasrallah described Trump's move as "a crucial turning point in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict", which "deals a knockout punch" to peace in the region.
Jeremy Miado targets KO win over Thai boxer !-- -- Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Filipino Jeremy Miado will try to bring his knockout punch again as he faces former champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand and bolster his stock in the loaded strawweight division in ONE: Call to Greatness set on Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Broner will go for the knockout punch with little regard for Pacquiao's ability to also end the night quickly like he did against Lucas Matthysse.
Either McGregor can finish the fight with a knockout punch or Nurmagomedov will take down the Irishman and put a beating on him.
A counteroffensive operation carried out by the Azerbaijani army in Nakhchivan direction is a knockout punch for Armenia, which is confirmed once again by the regular discussions in the Armenian press about the "Gunnut" operation, the press service of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry told Trend June 27.
That explosion turned out to be a knockout punch as the Mighty Roasters would not recover from that devastating blow to remain winless in four games.
LAST ROUND: Slugger and Thumper jab at each other, but with no knockout punch this contest is going to be decided on points as fight fans go to the polls on June 8.
But Ulster, who scored the only try of the game through flanker Sean Reidy, got back up off the canvas for Jackson, who ended with 14 points, to land the knockout punch and boost Ulster's qualification hopes after the disappointment of last week's 28-13 defeat away to Bordeaux-Begles.