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What is the difference between TKO and KO?

Asked by E. Reyes, Last updated: May 10, 2021

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M. Klose

M. Klose

M. Klose
M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Oct 11, 2020

These are both boxing terms, where a KO is when an opponent is knocked out. TKO is called a technical knockout. If the opponent is wounded during the fight and cannot continue, it is considered a technical knockout, and the other boxer wins.

A win due to a knockout suggests that the winner claimed the victory because their opponent became unconscious or unable to come back up and defend themselves within the ten seconds that the referee is counting.

Some boxing associations use the “three times down rule,” which means a boxer loses the fight if he is knocked down three occasions in the same round. A technical knockout indicates that the fight stopped because the loser will suffer from further damage to them by their opponent if the fight is continued.

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley

E. Stanley
E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Sep 15, 2020

Boxing is a popular combat sport. Boxing is also known as pugilism. The two people compete with each other by using their fists. The fight between the two of them is continued until one of them is unable to go on, or it is stopped due to injury. The first set of people to engage in a fistfight was the Sumerians. Today, all over the world, boxing as a sport is loved. The sport is done with gloves during a series of one to three minutes per round.

KO stands for knock out; this is when one of the other boxers is unable to get up before the referee and count ten seconds, this implies that the other boxer wins. A win by knockout is caused by causing the other opponent to be unconscious.

TKO stands for the technical knockout; this is when the opponent is injured during the fight and is unable to go on. A technical knockout win implies that the fights are stopped because the loser will get more hurt if the fights are continued.

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered May 05, 2020

KO stands for knockout, while TKO stands for a technical knockout. Both terms are rampant in boing. If the opponent is knocked out and is not able to get back up before the referee counts to ten, then the other boxer wins by a knockout.

If the opponent is injured while boxing, and they cannot persevere, it is considered a technical knockout, and the other boxer wins. A victory by a knockout means that the fighter won by knocking out their opponent super hard, causing them to be unconscious.

A technical knockout win means the fight has stopped because the boxer is still conscious but not getting up because he or she is doing nothing to defend themselves.

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