19 October 1985 Leroy Murphy KOs Chisanda Mutti (video)

Mutti, despite having a height and reach advantage, chose to go after Murphy. Both traded jabs and power shots, mostly in each other's range. Murphy was down in round 9 after taking a series of punches. An exhausted Mutti was dropped in round 11 by a right. In round 12, both fighters simultaneously exchanged right hands, and both fell to the canvas. The referee picked up a count for both fighters. Murphy struggled up to feet, but a completely exhausted Mutti laid hunched on the canvas, unable to beat the count. Mutti was kept down for 3 minutes afterwards by his handlers.
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15 October 1976 Roberto Duran KOs Alvaro Rojas(video)

Duran came out aggressively and landed numerous power shots to both the body and head. Rojas tried to move and box, but he couldn't keep Duran off him. Duran backed Rojas to the ropes several times, forcing him to hold on to avoid punishment. Duran dropped Rojas with a right to the head, and Rojas was counted out at 2:17 of round one. The Associated press reported: "Rojas...went down on his face as though he had been shot. Doctors worked on him for about five minutes before he was able to stand on his own power."
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11 October 1996 Floyd Mayweather KOs Roberto Apodaca (video)

This was the professional debut for 19-year-old 1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist Floyd Mayweather Jr. This was also the professional debut for Apodaca, who would go 0-4 in his career. Apodaca went to one knee at 2:16 of round one after taking a left hook to the body. Mayweather landed 30 of 60 punches in the first round, while Apodaca connected on only 2 of 30. Another left hook to the body put Apodaca down again at 0:30 seconds of round two. Apodaca was in obvious pain, and referee Kenny Bayless waved an end to the bout without competing the count.
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10 October 1951 Ezzard Charles KOs Rex Layne (video)

Charles had three fights with heavy hitting contender Rex Layne between 1951 and 1953. Charles lost a decision to Layne in their second fight, on August 8, 1952, and came back to outpoint Layne in their third match, on April 1, 1954—but here in their rarely seen first fight, we get a look at Charles in his relative prime. Both Charles and Layne had lost their previous bouts, Charles to Walcott for the title, and Layne to up-and-coming Marciano, so their careers were on the line.  Charles fights here with poise and brilliant technique against the strong and relentless Layne. Charles nearly finishes Layne in round 10, and the 11th round knockout is classic Charles. Cool and unhurried, the finish is the work of a deadly craftsman.
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