Top ten boxing knockouts of 2020: Anthony Joshua, Gervonta Davis and Alexander Povetkin feature in our best KOs of the year, plus Jake Paul makes an appearance

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It’s been a strange year for boxing as the coronavirus pandemic brought the sport to a grounding halt in March.

Despite this, there have still been a number of stunning KOs over the past 12 months.

AJ scored a big KO of Pulev

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AJ scored a big KO of Pulev

Yes, the world of combat sports continued despite the various obstacles and boxing fans were treated to some scintillating displays.

For the first time in a long time, last year’s king Deontay Wilder is not in the conversation for Knockout of the Year.

Rival heavyweights such as Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin have instead taken his place on the list given the hard hitting American’s dismantling by Tyson Fury.

There is even a place for YouTuber Jake Paul, a controversial inclusion no doubt, but his flattening finish of Nate Robinson made headlines around the world and cannot be ignored.

The 23-year-old will be back in 2021 and, having failed to get a lucrative fight with Conor McGregor, is believed to be targeting former MMA fighter Ben Askren.

Take a look at’s ranking of the best knockouts of 2020 below.

10. Jake Paul KO2 Nate Robinson

9. Filip Hrgovic KO2 Alexandre Kartozia

8. Anthony Joshua KO9 Kubrat Pulev

7. Naoya Inoue KO7 Jason Moloney

6. Roman Gonzalez KO9 Kal Yafai

5. Eleider Alvarez KO7 Michael Seals

4. Zelfa Barrett KO8 Eric Donovan

3. Ryan Garcia KO1 Francisco Fonseca

2. Gervonta Davis KO6 Leo Santa Cruz

1. Alexander Povetkin KO5 Dillian Whyte

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