Here are the 20 most unexpected knockouts in fighting history. Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. "Vince Phillips much wiser after clouded past", "Vince Phillips heads to Russia to fight in front of an old foe", "Eastern Europe News: Ibragimov, Nadirbegov, and More",, International Boxing Federation champions, Winners of the United States Championship for amateur boxers, World light-welterweight boxing champions, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 June 2020, at 21:51. The best fan-driven site for fan scores. Kostya Tszyu vs. Vince Phillips: What a fight, VID inside. The three people that saw Rocky V are laughing right now, but the rest of you can check out the clip so you can understand what I'm talking about. JavaScript is disabled. It's always great to win the first fight of your UFC career. Cut over his left eye and bleeding from his mouth, Tszyu manages to cut Phillips badly over the right eye with a left hook in the ninth. I was a massive Tszyu fan but Bud probably beats him in a Vince Phillips type way 09-01-2020, 09:47 PM #4: moochi. "Cool" Vince Phillips came into his match with undefeated Light Welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu as an extreme underdog. Tszyu made four successful defenses of his title (plus one no-contest) and was in line to meet reigning superstar Oscar De La Hoya in a big money fight, but his rapid rise was derailed when, in a major upset, Vince Phillips stopped him in May 1997. Basically Rocky was rephrasing the famous line "It ain't over 'til it's over" in boxing terms, suggesting that no matter how down and defeated a fighter looks, anything can happen until that final bell rings. Vince was a tough as they come but battled substance abuse like his close friend Kennedy McKinney. Unanimous TD after Phillips could not continue from an accidental head clash. Many thought that the referee was going to stop the fight, but instead he let it continue, and boy, did Kongo take advantage. They met on 05/31/97 at the ballroom at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ and it was for the IBF Jr. Welterweight championship. In the seventh, Tszyu eats a left hook and a right hand that drops him to his gloves and knees momentarily, though he stands right back up. About Us | Contact | Feedback | Site Map | Score the Controversial Fights. He held the IBF junior welterweight title from 1997 to 1999, notably scoring an upset victory against then-undefeated Kostya Tszyu to become champion. Competitive fight with a shocking conclusion. Thread starter Chatty; Start date May 29, 2019; Chatty. Find out more about cookies Phillips made three successful title defenses throughout 1997 and 1998, until a fifth-round stoppage loss to Terron Millett on February 20, 1999. 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Watched this today, weird fight, Tsyzu starts so much stronger, looks comfortable but Phillips just keeps throwing bombs and eventually lands one that does damage, completely takes the tide away and it's all Phillips to the end. It's a good thing when your name is on this list twice...unless, of course, you're the person being knocked out both times... Cro Cop got knocked out again, this time at the hands of 5:1 underdog Gabriel Gonzaga. Known for his punching power, Tommy Morrison was making his way through the heavyweight division, and an $8 million date with Lennox Lewis was on the immediate horizon. He would win his next 27 fights until losing to Anthony Jones November 18, 1993, due to cuts in the seventh round. 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Randy Couture dropped down to the 205-pound limit and was granted a title shot against the champion Chuck Liddell at UFC 43. I didn't hear no bell!". Vincent Edwards "Vince" Phillips (born July 23, 1963) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2007. Then he was given the chance of a lifetime, a guaranteed shot at Georges St. Pierre for the Welterweight Title, on The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback. May 29, 2019 #2 Tszyu Tszyu Phillips Tszyu Log in, In 1996, HBO launched a new boxing series which was a spinoff from it’s World Championship Boxing program. It's even better when you do it against a former Lightweight champion when you're a 6:1 underdog. |, See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions, Please read the following before uploading. Penn might have been expected to win, but not the way that he did. Watch HBO Boxing - Season 25, Episode 11 - Kostya Tszyu vs. Vince Phillips: 12 round battle in the Junior Welterweight Division. Even after a solid battle, nobody saw it coming when Phillips unleashed a barrage on Tszyu in the 10th round, resulting in a TKO. I know Kostya was supposedly going through some ****, while Phillips finally got it together, but who cares, it made a great fight. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Phillips may be best known for pulling off the upset of the year in 1997, when he knocked out Kostya Tszyu to capture the IBF junior welterweight title. Tszyu was a 3½ favorite. In their first fight Antonio Tarver and Roy Jones Jr. went the distance, with Jones coming away with the decision. Congratulations to Joe Lauzon, who defeated Jens Pulver just such fashion. Sonny Liston was undefeated for nearly a decade before he faced a brash, young, cocky kid named Cassius Clay in February of 1964. Vince Phillips pulls off a shocking upset when he out slugs undefeated IBF Super Lightweight Champion Kostya Tszyu over ten brutal rounds. It gets overshadowed by the sequel, but Holyfield and Tyson's first bout was one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. 1985 & 1986 All-Army Lightweight Champion. The fight is also memorable for Clay's speech afterward, which set the blueprint for post-fight boasting for years to come. The HBO commentators (with exception of Roy Jones) barely gave Phillips any credit for the shots he was landing until he knocked Tszyu down in the 7th. May 29, 2019 #1 Reactions: Davie, Chinny and One to watch. Just 28 seconds into the very first round, Sokoudjou knocked “Minotauro” clean out with a vicious left hook. In a classic "tune-up" fight, Wladimir Klitschko was looking to put away an easy contender before moving on to a stronger opponent. Gomi dominated while Diaz's back was on the mat, but Diaz refused to give in. Silva was coming in as the underdog against Franklin, who was the middleweight champion with a record of 20-1-1.