Middleweight Curtis Stevens put November’s loss to Gennady Golovkin behind him with a first-round blitzing of Patrick Majewski, who offered little resistance on the way to a 46-second knockout.
It came down to two main choices, but readers went with Adonis Stevenson’s career-defining win over light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson as the best KO of the year. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Knockout of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]
Action shots from two title-winning knockouts in Carson, Calif.: Jhonny Gonzalez’s first-round KO of Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz’s third-round stoppage of Victor Terrazas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
It took less than three rounds for Leo Santa Cruz to add a second title in as many divisions to his résumé on Saturday night as he demolished WBC junior featherweight beltholder Victor Terrazas at the Stub Hub Center in the evening’s co-feature.
Gennady Golovkin crushed Matthew Macklin with a devastating KO victory, which came on a wicked shot to the liver at 1:22 of the third round, to defend the WBA middleweight title at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Saturday night.