Definition of technical knockout in English:

technical knockout


  • The ending of a fight by the referee on the grounds of a contestant's inability to continue, the opponent being declared the winner.

    • ‘Ali was not at his best, but won with an 11 th-round technical knockout.’
    • ‘It was the first time in his career that he had been beaten by a technical knockout.’
    • ‘He scored a brilliant third-round technical knockout in a battle which saw both fighters staggering across the ring.’
    • ‘He scored a technical knockout early in the first round.’
    • ‘However, the return might take a little longer as South African boxing rules insist a fighter be suspended for two months after a technical knockout defeat.’


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